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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 124 110 106
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 19 20 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.79% 1.12% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 1.14% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 18 16 15
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,050 £17,750 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,250 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
2283 1758 1769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.48% 98.21% 95.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1706 1427 1561
Median salary £40,250 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.01% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 27 May 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 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 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (55.56%) Selenium
2 25 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 21 (46.67%) Scrum
3 21 (46.67%) Software Testing
4 19 (42.22%) QA
4 19 (42.22%) BDD
5 17 (37.78%) E-Commerce
6 16 (35.56%) SQL
6 16 (35.56%) Automation Testing
7 14 (31.11%) WebDriver
8 13 (28.89%) Migration
9 9 (20.00%) C#
10 8 (17.78%) .NET
10 8 (17.78%) Regression Testing
10 8 (17.78%) Finance
10 8 (17.78%) CREST Certified
11 7 (15.56%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (15.56%) Information Security
11 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
11 7 (15.56%) Penetration Testing
12 6 (13.33%) Subversion
12 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
12 6 (13.33%) SpecFlow
12 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (13.33%) Unit Testing
13 5 (11.11%) Test Scripting
13 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (8.89%) Mobile App
14 4 (8.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 (4.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Firewall
1 1 (2.22%) Skype
1 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (55.56%) Selenium
2 14 (31.11%) WebDriver
3 6 (13.33%) SpecFlow
3 6 (13.33%) Subversion
3 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (6.67%) HP UFT
4 3 (6.67%) JIRA
4 3 (6.67%) Zephyr
5 2 (4.44%) Metasploit
6 1 (2.22%) Ant
6 1 (2.22%) Burp Suite
6 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.22%) JUnit
6 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) HTML
3 2 (4.44%) CSS
4 1 (2.22%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.22%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Android
2 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.22%) KNOPPIX
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 21 (46.67%) Scrum
3 21 (46.67%) Software Testing
4 19 (42.22%) BDD
5 17 (37.78%) E-Commerce
6 16 (35.56%) Automation Testing
7 13 (28.89%) Migration
8 8 (17.78%) Regression Testing
9 7 (15.56%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (15.56%) Information Security
9 7 (15.56%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (13.33%) Unit Testing
10 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (11.11%) Test Scripting
12 3 (6.67%) Automated Testing
12 3 (6.67%) SDLC
12 3 (6.67%) Test Management
12 3 (6.67%) Test Planning
13 2 (4.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) SQL
2 9 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.44%) Java
4 2 (4.44%) Python
5 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.22%) C++
5 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) CREST Certified
2 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.67%) Degree
4 3 (6.67%) ISEB
5 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (42.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Nessus
2 1 (2.22%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.22%) Nmap
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) hybris
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco
2 1 (2.22%) Fortinet
2 1 (2.22%) HP
2 1 (2.22%) Juniper
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) Nokia
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