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 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 103 102 104
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 18 4 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.01% 0.27% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.28% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 18 4 13
Average salary £25,000 £31,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.63% +23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £29,050 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,700 £35,000
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
1694 1406 1601
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.17% 94.94% 94.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1498 1217 1360
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
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 26 February 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 18 (48.65%) QA
2 15 (40.54%) Selenium
2 15 (40.54%) Test Scripting
3 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (29.73%) JIRA
5 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
5 10 (27.03%) ISEB
6 9 (24.32%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (21.62%) Automated Testing
8 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
9 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (16.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
10 5 (13.51%) TDD
10 5 (13.51%) Billing
10 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
11 4 (10.81%) SQL
11 4 (10.81%) MS Office
11 4 (10.81%) Regression Testing
11 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (10.81%) Workflow
11 4 (10.81%) Scrum
11 4 (10.81%) Data Analysis
11 4 (10.81%) FitNesse
11 4 (10.81%) BDD
11 4 (10.81%) Web Testing
11 4 (10.81%) Time Management
11 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
12 3 (8.11%) Degree
12 3 (8.11%) Cucumber

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 15 (40.54%) Selenium
2 11 (29.73%) JIRA
3 9 (24.32%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (10.81%) FitNesse
5 3 (8.11%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.70%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.70%) JMeter
6 1 (2.70%) NUnit
General
1 5 (13.51%) Billing
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
3 1 (2.70%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Test Scripting
2 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
4 8 (21.62%) Automated Testing
5 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
6 5 (13.51%) TDD
7 4 (10.81%) Data Analysis
7 4 (10.81%) Regression Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Workflow
7 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.81%) Scrum
7 4 (10.81%) Web Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Time Management
7 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
7 4 (10.81%) BDD
8 2 (5.41%) Functional Testing
8 2 (5.41%) User Stories
8 2 (5.41%) Performance Testing
8 2 (5.41%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) C
3 2 (5.41%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) ISEB
2 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
3 6 (16.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.11%) Degree
5 2 (5.41%) OSCP
6 1 (2.70%) OSCE
6 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) CISSP
6 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.70%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (48.65%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) HP
1 1 (2.70%) SOASTA, Inc
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