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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 123 102 88
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 17 26 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.71% 1.25% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.32% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 17 25 14
Average salary £25,000 £35,000 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £50,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
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
2253 1963 1587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.35% 94.65% 93.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1993 1790 1315
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 20 October 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (52.78%) Automated Testing
3 16 (44.44%) SQL
3 16 (44.44%) Degree
4 14 (38.89%) Manual Testing
4 14 (38.89%) C#
4 14 (38.89%) SQL Server
5 13 (36.11%) C++
5 13 (36.11%) TCP/IP
6 12 (33.33%) OOP
6 12 (33.33%) OO
6 12 (33.33%) QA
6 12 (33.33%) Selenium
6 12 (33.33%) Low Latency
6 12 (33.33%) Agile Testing
7 9 (25.00%) ISEB
8 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
9 6 (16.67%) JIRA
9 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
9 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 6 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (16.67%) Java
10 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
10 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (11.11%) Scrum
11 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
12 3 (8.33%) Web Development
13 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
13 2 (5.56%) Integration Testing
13 2 (5.56%) Web Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (36.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.78%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (38.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Selenium
2 6 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (16.67%) JIRA
3 2 (5.56%) JUnit
3 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.78%) FindBugs
4 1 (2.78%) Ranorex
4 1 (2.78%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (2.78%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.78%) JMeter
4 1 (2.78%) Checkstyle
4 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Games
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) COM
2 1 (2.78%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) XSD
2 1 (2.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Open Source
2 1 (2.78%) User Experience
2 1 (2.78%) AS400
2 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) UNIX
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (52.78%) Automated Testing
3 14 (38.89%) Manual Testing
4 12 (33.33%) Agile Testing
4 12 (33.33%) OOP
4 12 (33.33%) OO
4 12 (33.33%) Low Latency
5 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Scrum
9 3 (8.33%) Web Development
10 2 (5.56%) Integration Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Web Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Load Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Security Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
10 2 (5.56%) BDD
10 2 (5.56%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) SQL
2 14 (38.89%) C#
3 13 (36.11%) C++
4 6 (16.67%) Java
5 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.56%) C
7 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (44.44%) Degree
2 9 (25.00%) ISEB
3 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.56%) CISSP
4 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.78%) CEH
5 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.78%) HP
1 1 (2.78%) Telerik
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