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 1 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 106 102 98
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 21 16 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.16% 0.86% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.91% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 16 15 15
Average salary £42,500 £33,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.86% +11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,750 £29,600 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
1744 1757 1598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.04% 94.77% 94.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1422 1555 1348
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
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 1 June 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 19 (47.50%) Test Scripting
2 14 (35.00%) QA
3 13 (32.50%) Software Testing
3 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 12 (30.00%) ISEB
4 12 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 10 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (22.50%) JIRA
6 9 (22.50%) Selenium
7 8 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (20.00%) OSCP
8 7 (17.50%) OSCE
8 7 (17.50%) Time Management
8 7 (17.50%) Workflow
8 7 (17.50%) SQL
8 7 (17.50%) Billing
9 6 (15.00%) Data Analysis
9 6 (15.00%) FitNesse
9 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (15.00%) MS Office
9 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (15.00%) Regression Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Windows
10 5 (12.50%) Linux
10 5 (12.50%) C
10 5 (12.50%) CISSP
10 5 (12.50%) Information Security

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (15.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Wireless
1 1 (2.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) JIRA
1 9 (22.50%) Selenium
2 6 (15.00%) FitNesse
2 6 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (10.00%) Bugzilla
4 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.00%) NUnit
5 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.50%) JMeter
5 1 (2.50%) NeoLoad
5 1 (2.50%) Mocha
General
1 7 (17.50%) Billing
2 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Windows
1 5 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Test Scripting
2 13 (32.50%) Software Testing
2 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 10 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Time Management
6 7 (17.50%) Workflow
7 6 (15.00%) Data Analysis
7 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (15.00%) Regression Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Information Security
8 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 5 (12.50%) Security Architecture
9 4 (10.00%) User Stories
9 4 (10.00%) OWASP
9 4 (10.00%) Load Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Integration Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Web Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) C
3 1 (2.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) C++
3 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) ISEB
1 12 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 8 (20.00%) OSCP
4 7 (17.50%) OSCE
5 5 (12.50%) CISSP
6 3 (7.50%) Degree
6 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (5.00%) CEH
8 1 (2.50%) GPEN
8 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.00%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle
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