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

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 124 91 101
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 18 33 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.80% 1.62% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 1.71% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 16 27 9
Average salary £28,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
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
2128 1927 1568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.87% 94.41% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1924 1736 1343
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £57,500
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 28 November 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) Automated Testing
2 13 (39.39%) Selenium
3 12 (36.36%) QA
4 10 (30.30%) ISEB
4 10 (30.30%) SQL
4 10 (30.30%) Degree
5 9 (27.27%) Manual Testing
6 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
6 8 (24.24%) JIRA
6 8 (24.24%) C#
6 8 (24.24%) C++
6 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
7 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
7 7 (21.21%) OOP
7 7 (21.21%) OO
7 7 (21.21%) ISTQB
7 7 (21.21%) Agile Testing
7 7 (21.21%) Low Latency
8 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
8 6 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (15.15%) Scrum
10 4 (12.12%) Java
10 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
11 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
11 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (6.06%) Performance Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (39.39%) Selenium
2 8 (24.24%) JIRA
3 6 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (6.06%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.06%) JMeter
4 2 (6.06%) JUnit
4 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.03%) Checkstyle
5 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.03%) FindBugs
5 1 (3.03%) Ranorex
5 1 (3.03%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (3.03%) Selenium IDE
General
1 1 (3.03%) Back Office
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) Games
1 1 (3.03%) Banking
1 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) HTML
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) COM
1 1 (3.03%) XML
1 1 (3.03%) XSD
1 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) Open Source
2 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) Automated Testing
3 9 (27.27%) Manual Testing
4 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
5 7 (21.21%) Agile Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Low Latency
5 7 (21.21%) OOP
5 7 (21.21%) OO
6 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Scrum
8 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.06%) Performance Testing
9 2 (6.06%) Load Testing
9 2 (6.06%) ITIL
9 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
9 2 (6.06%) TDD
9 2 (6.06%) Web Testing
9 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
9 2 (6.06%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) C#
2 8 (24.24%) C++
3 4 (12.12%) Java
3 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.06%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) ISEB
1 10 (30.30%) Degree
2 7 (21.21%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.03%) CISSP
5 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (36.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) HP
2 1 (3.03%) Telerik
2 1 (3.03%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
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