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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 123 95 117
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 25 40 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.05% 2.00% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 2.08% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 21 34 14
Median salary £39,000 £40,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £24,600 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £56,750 £38,050
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
2292 1922 2076
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.26% 96.24% 96.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1679 1625 1764
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,550 £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 25 August 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 (50.00%) Selenium
2 20 (45.45%) QA
3 18 (40.91%) Test Automation
3 18 (40.91%) SQL
4 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (29.55%) E-Commerce
6 12 (27.27%) Scrum
7 11 (25.00%) BDD
7 11 (25.00%) Automation Testing
8 10 (22.73%) Mobile App
9 9 (20.45%) Software Testing
9 9 (20.45%) WebDriver
10 8 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (18.18%) CREST Certified
10 8 (18.18%) Migration
11 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
11 7 (15.91%) Information Security
11 7 (15.91%) Penetration Testing
12 6 (13.64%) HTML
12 6 (13.64%) HP UFT
12 6 (13.64%) System Testing
13 5 (11.36%) JIRA
13 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing
13 5 (11.36%) User Experience
13 5 (11.36%) Defect Tracking
13 5 (11.36%) Games
13 5 (11.36%) C#
13 5 (11.36%) HTTP
13 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
14 4 (9.09%) Microsoft

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 (11.36%) HTTP
1 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (50.00%) Selenium
2 9 (20.45%) WebDriver
3 6 (13.64%) HP UFT
4 5 (11.36%) JIRA
5 3 (6.82%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.27%) JUnit
7 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.27%) Metasploit
7 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (11.36%) Games
2 3 (6.82%) Back Office
2 3 (6.82%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) HTML
2 4 (9.09%) .NET
3 3 (6.82%) Entity Framework
3 3 (6.82%) Lambda Expressions
3 3 (6.82%) LINQ
4 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.27%) CSS
5 1 (2.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Mobile App
2 5 (11.36%) User Experience
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Android
1 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.27%) KNOPPIX
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) Test Automation
2 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (29.55%) E-Commerce
4 12 (27.27%) Scrum
5 11 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 11 (25.00%) BDD
6 9 (20.45%) Software Testing
7 8 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (18.18%) Migration
8 7 (15.91%) Information Security
8 7 (15.91%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (13.64%) System Testing
10 5 (11.36%) Defect Tracking
10 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Unit Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
12 3 (6.82%) Defect Management
12 3 (6.82%) Integration Testing
12 3 (6.82%) TDD
12 3 (6.82%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.91%) SQL
2 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.36%) C#
4 2 (4.55%) C
5 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) CREST Certified
2 2 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) CHECK Team Leader
3 1 (2.27%) CHECK Team Member
3 1 (2.27%) GIAC
3 1 (2.27%) GPEN
3 1 (2.27%) ISEB
3 1 (2.27%) OSCP
3 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.27%) SANS
3 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (45.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Core Impact
1 1 (2.27%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle
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