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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 105 100 106
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 34 18 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.68% 0.95% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 1.02% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 29 17 20
Average salary £37,500 £33,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% +11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £30,900 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
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
1907 1773 1817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.50% 93.46% 94.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1587 1554 1585
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 7 July 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (39.62%) Test Scripting
3 19 (35.85%) Software Testing
4 18 (33.96%) ISEB
5 17 (32.08%) ISTQB
5 17 (32.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (30.19%) QA
6 16 (30.19%) Automated Testing
7 12 (22.64%) Penetration Testing
8 11 (20.75%) Selenium
9 10 (18.87%) JIRA
9 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (18.87%) OSCP
9 10 (18.87%) HP UFT
9 10 (18.87%) SQL
10 9 (16.98%) OSCE
11 8 (15.09%) Integration Testing
12 7 (13.21%) Data Analysis
12 7 (13.21%) Workflow
12 7 (13.21%) Information Security
12 7 (13.21%) Windows
12 7 (13.21%) Linux
12 7 (13.21%) CISSP
12 7 (13.21%) HP
12 7 (13.21%) Time Management
12 7 (13.21%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (13.21%) Security Architecture
12 7 (13.21%) Data Centre
13 6 (11.32%) Test Automation
13 6 (11.32%) User Stories

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.89%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.43%) MS Office
3 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Wireless
1 1 (1.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) Selenium
2 10 (18.87%) HP UFT
2 10 (18.87%) JIRA
3 5 (9.43%) Bugzilla
3 5 (9.43%) FitNesse
4 3 (5.66%) LoadRunner
4 3 (5.66%) JMeter
4 3 (5.66%) NeoLoad
5 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.77%) NUnit
5 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.89%) Mocha
6 1 (1.89%) Ranorex
General
1 6 (11.32%) Billing
2 5 (9.43%) Finance
3 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.77%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.43%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.89%) User Experience
5 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Windows
1 7 (13.21%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (39.62%) Test Scripting
3 19 (35.85%) Software Testing
4 16 (30.19%) Automated Testing
5 12 (22.64%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (15.09%) Integration Testing
8 7 (13.21%) Time Management
8 7 (13.21%) Information Security
8 7 (13.21%) Data Analysis
8 7 (13.21%) Workflow
8 7 (13.21%) Security Architecture
9 6 (11.32%) Test Automation
9 6 (11.32%) User Stories
9 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (11.32%) Regression Testing
10 5 (9.43%) Scrum
10 5 (9.43%) OWASP
10 5 (9.43%) Web Testing
10 5 (9.43%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.87%) SQL
2 6 (11.32%) C
3 5 (9.43%) C#
4 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.89%) PHP
5 1 (1.89%) C++
5 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (33.96%) ISEB
2 17 (32.08%) ISTQB
2 17 (32.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (18.87%) OSCP
4 9 (16.98%) OSCE
5 7 (13.21%) CISSP
6 4 (7.55%) Degree
7 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.77%) CEH
9 1 (1.89%) GPEN
9 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (30.19%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) HP
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle
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