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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 104 103 99
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 20 12 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.09% 0.66% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.70% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 20 11 14
Average salary £37,500 £33,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% +55.81%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
1759 1726 1627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.23% 95.41% 94.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1438 1504 1353
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £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 28 April 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 16 (43.24%) Test Scripting
2 13 (35.14%) QA
3 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
5 9 (24.32%) SQL
5 9 (24.32%) Selenium
5 9 (24.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (21.62%) Billing
6 8 (21.62%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (21.62%) ISEB
6 8 (21.62%) Time Management
6 8 (21.62%) OSCP
7 7 (18.92%) OSCE
7 7 (18.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (18.92%) Regression Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Workflow
7 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (18.92%) Data Analysis
7 7 (18.92%) Automated Testing
7 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
8 6 (16.22%) JIRA
9 5 (13.51%) Security Architecture
9 5 (13.51%) FitNesse
9 5 (13.51%) Information Security
9 5 (13.51%) CISSP
9 5 (13.51%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
9 5 (13.51%) Windows
9 5 (13.51%) Linux
10 4 (10.81%) MS Office

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Selenium
2 6 (16.22%) JIRA
3 5 (13.51%) FitNesse
3 5 (13.51%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (5.41%) NUnit
4 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.70%) JMeter
5 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.70%) Mocha
General
1 8 (21.62%) Billing
2 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
1 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
1 5 (13.51%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Test Scripting
2 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
4 9 (24.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (21.62%) Time Management
5 8 (21.62%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (18.92%) Data Analysis
6 7 (18.92%) Automated Testing
6 7 (18.92%) Regression Testing
6 7 (18.92%) Workflow
6 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.51%) Information Security
7 5 (13.51%) Security Architecture
8 4 (10.81%) OWASP
9 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
9 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
9 3 (8.11%) User Stories
9 3 (8.11%) Load Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) C
3 2 (5.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) ISEB
1 8 (21.62%) OSCP
2 7 (18.92%) OSCE
2 7 (18.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
3 5 (13.51%) CISSP
4 2 (5.41%) CEH
4 2 (5.41%) Degree
4 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (35.14%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) HP
1 1 (2.70%) SOASTA, Inc
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