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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 129 101 104
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 18 36 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.77% 1.76% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 1.82% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 15 30 18
Median salary £31,000 £36,250 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.48% +8.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,600 £18,000 £30,850
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
2234 1978 1830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.13% 96.49% 95.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1671 1632 1586
Median salary £40,000 £44,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £25,000
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 26 July 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 22 (53.66%) Selenium
1 22 (53.66%) Test Automation
2 20 (48.78%) QA
3 19 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (41.46%) E-Commerce
5 16 (39.02%) SQL
6 15 (36.59%) Software Testing
7 13 (31.71%) Automation Testing
8 12 (29.27%) BDD
8 12 (29.27%) Scrum
9 11 (26.83%) Migration
9 11 (26.83%) WebDriver
10 8 (19.51%) Mobile App
10 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
10 8 (19.51%) HTML
11 7 (17.07%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (17.07%) Information Security
11 7 (17.07%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (17.07%) CREST Certified
12 6 (14.63%) System Testing
13 5 (12.20%) HTTP
13 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
13 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
13 5 (12.20%) User Experience
14 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
14 4 (9.76%) Regression Testing
15 3 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
15 3 (7.32%) HP UFT
15 3 (7.32%) Finance
15 3 (7.32%) .NET

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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) HTTP
1 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.44%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (53.66%) Selenium
2 11 (26.83%) WebDriver
3 3 (7.32%) HP UFT
3 3 (7.32%) JIRA
4 2 (4.88%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.44%) Ant
5 1 (2.44%) JUnit
5 1 (2.44%) Metasploit
5 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.44%) Subversion
5 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.44%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Back Office
2 2 (4.88%) Games
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) HTML
2 3 (7.32%) .NET
3 2 (4.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Mobile App
2 5 (12.20%) User Experience
3 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.44%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Android
1 3 (7.32%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.44%) KNOPPIX
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) Test Automation
2 19 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (41.46%) E-Commerce
4 15 (36.59%) Software Testing
5 13 (31.71%) Automation Testing
6 12 (29.27%) BDD
6 12 (29.27%) Scrum
7 11 (26.83%) Migration
8 7 (17.07%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (17.07%) Information Security
8 7 (17.07%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (14.63%) System Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
11 4 (9.76%) Regression Testing
11 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
12 3 (7.32%) Defect Management
12 3 (7.32%) Manual Testing
12 3 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (4.88%) Defect Tracking
13 2 (4.88%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) SQL
2 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.88%) C#
4 1 (2.44%) C
4 1 (2.44%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) CREST Certified
2 1 (2.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) ISEB
2 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (48.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Core Impact
1 1 (2.44%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (2.44%) hybris
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
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