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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 111 93 110
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 20 33 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.04% 1.81% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.87% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 16 28 14
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +37.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £24,250 £19,100
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £44,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
1862 1768 1802
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.98% 96.98% 97.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1409 1499 1638
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £22,982
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 16 January 2017.

Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 36 (67.92%) QA
2 30 (56.60%) SQL
3 26 (49.06%) Selenium
4 24 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (39.62%) BDD
6 18 (33.96%) JIRA
7 17 (32.08%) WebDriver
8 16 (30.19%) Test Automation
8 16 (30.19%) Games
8 16 (30.19%) Mobile App
8 16 (30.19%) Defect Tracking
9 15 (28.30%) C#
10 14 (26.42%) E-Commerce
10 14 (26.42%) Automation Testing
11 13 (24.53%) .NET
11 13 (24.53%) Scrum
12 12 (22.64%) Degree
13 11 (20.75%) Finance
13 11 (20.75%) TDD
13 11 (20.75%) SpecFlow
14 10 (18.87%) Game Development
14 10 (18.87%) Manual Testing
15 9 (16.98%) Unit Testing
15 9 (16.98%) Software Testing
16 8 (15.09%) HP UFT
17 7 (13.21%) Data Protection
18 6 (11.32%) Integration Testing
18 6 (11.32%) Entity Framework
18 6 (11.32%) LINQ
18 6 (11.32%) ISTQB

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 (9.43%) HTTP
2 1 (1.89%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (49.06%) Selenium
2 18 (33.96%) JIRA
3 17 (32.08%) WebDriver
4 11 (20.75%) SpecFlow
5 8 (15.09%) HP UFT
6 5 (9.43%) Cucumber
7 4 (7.55%) Jenkins
8 3 (5.66%) JMeter
9 2 (3.77%) eggPlant
9 2 (3.77%) JBehave
9 2 (3.77%) JUnit
9 2 (3.77%) Ranorex
9 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.77%) Subversion
9 2 (3.77%) TestNG
9 2 (3.77%) WATIR
10 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (30.19%) Games
2 11 (20.75%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Automotive
3 2 (3.77%) Back Office
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.53%) .NET
2 6 (11.32%) Entity Framework
2 6 (11.32%) Lambda Expressions
2 6 (11.32%) LINQ
3 5 (9.43%) Web Services
4 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (3.77%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.77%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.77%) SOAP
6 1 (1.89%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.19%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.66%) Fintech
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.89%) CESG
4 1 (1.89%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Unix
1 2 (3.77%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Android
2 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (39.62%) BDD
3 16 (30.19%) Defect Tracking
3 16 (30.19%) Test Automation
4 14 (26.42%) Automation Testing
4 14 (26.42%) E-Commerce
5 13 (24.53%) Scrum
6 11 (20.75%) TDD
7 10 (18.87%) Game Development
7 10 (18.87%) Manual Testing
8 9 (16.98%) Software Testing
8 9 (16.98%) Unit Testing
9 7 (13.21%) Data Protection
10 6 (11.32%) Integration Testing
10 6 (11.32%) Migration
10 6 (11.32%) SDLC
11 5 (9.43%) Performance Testing
12 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (7.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 30 (56.60%) SQL
2 15 (28.30%) C#
3 6 (11.32%) Java
4 5 (9.43%) Perl
5 4 (7.55%) Apple Swift
5 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.55%) Objective-C
6 3 (5.66%) C
6 3 (5.66%) Python
6 3 (5.66%) Ruby
7 2 (3.77%) C++
8 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.89%) Scala
8 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.89%) VB
8 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) Degree
2 6 (11.32%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.55%) ISEB
3 4 (7.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.77%) CREST Certified
4 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.89%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (1.89%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (1.89%) GIAC
5 1 (1.89%) GPEN
5 1 (1.89%) OSCP
5 1 (1.89%) SANS
5 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (67.92%) QA
2 5 (9.43%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Nessus
1 1 (1.89%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle
2 1 (1.89%) Qualys
2 1 (1.89%) Rapid7
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: Excellent salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: 20,000 - 25,000
Posted: 5 days ago
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Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
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Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
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CPS Group Limited
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Home working
Posted: 10 days ago
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UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 25 days ago