The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Birmingham region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 123 111 112
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 23 20 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.93% 1.09% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.12% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 22 20 10
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,450 £17,500 £31,050
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Tester
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2341 1791 1739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.05% 97.39% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1754 1461 1515
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -10.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Tester
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Birmingham region.

Tester Salary Trend in Birmingham

Tester
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 36 (65.45%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.82%) Selenium
2 23 (41.82%) Test Automation
3 18 (32.73%) QA
3 18 (32.73%) Automation Testing
3 18 (32.73%) Software Testing
4 17 (30.91%) Scrum
5 15 (27.27%) BDD
6 13 (23.64%) SQL
6 13 (23.64%) E-Commerce
7 12 (21.82%) ISTQB
8 10 (18.18%) WebDriver
9 9 (16.36%) Migration
9 9 (16.36%) C#
10 8 (14.55%) .NET
10 8 (14.55%) Regression Testing
10 8 (14.55%) Finance
10 8 (14.55%) Performance Testing
10 8 (14.55%) Test Scripting
10 8 (14.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (14.55%) CREST Certified
11 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (12.73%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (12.73%) Test Management
11 7 (12.73%) Information Security
11 7 (12.73%) Penetration Testing
12 6 (10.91%) Subversion
12 6 (10.91%) HP UFT
12 6 (10.91%) HTML
12 6 (10.91%) Visual Studio

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) Firewall
1 1 (1.82%) Skype
1 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (41.82%) Selenium
2 10 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 6 (10.91%) HP UFT
3 6 (10.91%) SpecFlow
3 6 (10.91%) Subversion
3 6 (10.91%) Visual Studio
4 5 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (7.27%) JIRA
6 3 (5.45%) JMeter
6 3 (5.45%) LoadRunner
6 3 (5.45%) Zephyr
7 2 (3.64%) Metasploit
8 1 (1.82%) Ant
8 1 (1.82%) Burp Suite
8 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.82%) JUnit
8 1 (1.82%) NeoLoad
General
1 8 (14.55%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Back Office
3 1 (1.82%) Games
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) .NET
2 6 (10.91%) HTML
3 3 (5.45%) CSS
4 2 (3.64%) HTML5
4 2 (3.64%) RESTful
5 1 (1.82%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.82%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Android
2 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.82%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (65.45%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.82%) Test Automation
3 18 (32.73%) Automation Testing
3 18 (32.73%) Software Testing
4 17 (30.91%) Scrum
5 15 (27.27%) BDD
6 13 (23.64%) E-Commerce
7 9 (16.36%) Migration
8 8 (14.55%) Performance Testing
8 8 (14.55%) Regression Testing
8 8 (14.55%) Test Scripting
9 7 (12.73%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (12.73%) Information Security
9 7 (12.73%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (12.73%) Test Management
10 6 (10.91%) Unit Testing
10 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (7.27%) Automated Testing
11 4 (7.27%) Keyword-Driven Testing
11 4 (7.27%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) SQL
2 9 (16.36%) C#
3 5 (9.09%) Java
3 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.64%) Python
5 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.82%) C++
5 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) ISTQB
2 8 (14.55%) CREST Certified
2 8 (14.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (7.27%) ISEB
4 3 (5.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (32.73%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.64%) Nessus
3 1 (1.82%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (1.82%) Nmap
Vendors
1 5 (9.09%) HP
2 3 (5.45%) hybris
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco
3 1 (1.82%) Fortinet
3 1 (1.82%) Juniper
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.82%) Nokia
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