The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 102 95 97
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 16 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.89% 0.77% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.82% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 15 9 10
Average salary £29,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £21,500 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £54,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
1723 1470 1594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.94% 94.17% 94.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1564 1284 1368
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 28 January 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title.

1 16 (47.06%) QA
2 14 (41.18%) Selenium
3 13 (38.24%) Test Scripting
4 12 (35.29%) JIRA
5 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (29.41%) ISEB
7 9 (26.47%) Software Testing
8 7 (20.59%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (20.59%) Automated Testing
8 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
9 6 (17.65%) Degree
10 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
10 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (14.71%) Manual Testing
10 5 (14.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
11 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
11 4 (11.76%) SQL
11 4 (11.76%) MS Office
11 4 (11.76%) Scrum
11 4 (11.76%) Billing
12 3 (8.82%) Workflow
12 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (8.82%) TDD
12 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
12 3 (8.82%) Time Management
12 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
12 3 (8.82%) BDD
13 2 (5.88%) Waterfall

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.76%) MS Office
3 1 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (41.18%) Selenium
2 12 (35.29%) JIRA
3 7 (20.59%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.88%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.94%) JMeter
6 1 (2.94%) JUnit
6 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.94%) Selenium IDE
General
1 4 (11.76%) Billing
2 1 (2.94%) Marketing
2 1 (2.94%) Back Office
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Games
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
1 1 (2.94%) .NET
1 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.94%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) Open Source
2 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Test Scripting
2 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (26.47%) Software Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Automated Testing
5 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (14.71%) Manual Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 4 (11.76%) Scrum
6 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Workflow
7 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (8.82%) TDD
7 3 (8.82%) Time Management
7 3 (8.82%) BDD
7 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
8 2 (5.88%) Web Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Performance Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
8 2 (5.88%) Web Development
8 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) C
2 2 (5.88%) C#
2 2 (5.88%) Java
2 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) ISEB
2 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
3 6 (17.65%) Degree
4 5 (14.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.94%) OSCP
6 1 (2.94%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (47.06%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) HP
1 1 (2.94%) SOASTA, Inc
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