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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 98 108 106
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 30 17 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.45% 0.94% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 0.97% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 26 17 5
Average salary £40,000 £29,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.93% -7.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £18,500 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,500 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
1982 1746 1450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.84% 96.52% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1642 1577 1252
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 36 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.00%) ISTQB
3 20 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 18 (36.00%) Selenium
4 18 (36.00%) Automation Testing
5 16 (32.00%) QA
5 16 (32.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (28.00%) Software Testing
7 13 (26.00%) Scrum
8 11 (22.00%) HP
8 11 (22.00%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (22.00%) Test Scripting
9 10 (20.00%) Performance Testing
9 10 (20.00%) BDD
9 10 (20.00%) HP UFT
9 10 (20.00%) C#
9 10 (20.00%) Finance
10 9 (18.00%) Automated Testing
10 9 (18.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
11 8 (16.00%) Test Management
11 8 (16.00%) .NET
11 8 (16.00%) ISEB
11 8 (16.00%) E-Commerce
12 7 (14.00%) Java
12 7 (14.00%) Visual Studio
12 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (14.00%) JIRA
12 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (12.00%) Degree
13 6 (12.00%) Unit Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Firewall
1 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (36.00%) Selenium
2 10 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 7 (14.00%) JIRA
3 7 (14.00%) Visual Studio
4 6 (12.00%) SpecFlow
4 6 (12.00%) Subversion
4 6 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (10.00%) WebDriver
6 4 (8.00%) JMeter
6 4 (8.00%) LoadRunner
7 3 (6.00%) Zephyr
8 1 (2.00%) Burp Suite
8 1 (2.00%) Metasploit
8 1 (2.00%) NeoLoad
General
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Games
2 3 (6.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Back Office
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) .NET
2 3 (6.00%) HTML
3 2 (4.00%) HTML5
3 2 (4.00%) RESTful
4 1 (2.00%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.00%) CSS
4 1 (2.00%) DCOM
4 1 (2.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Android
2 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 18 (36.00%) Automation Testing
4 14 (28.00%) Software Testing
5 13 (26.00%) Scrum
6 11 (22.00%) Test Scripting
7 10 (20.00%) BDD
7 10 (20.00%) Performance Testing
8 9 (18.00%) Automated Testing
8 9 (18.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
9 8 (16.00%) E-Commerce
9 8 (16.00%) Test Management
10 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (12.00%) Unit Testing
12 5 (10.00%) Manual Testing
12 5 (10.00%) Regression Testing
12 5 (10.00%) SDLC
13 4 (8.00%) Migration
14 3 (6.00%) Open Source
14 3 (6.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) C#
2 7 (14.00%) Java
3 6 (12.00%) SQL
4 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.00%) C++
5 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.00%) Python
5 1 (2.00%) Ruby
5 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (42.00%) ISTQB
2 16 (32.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (16.00%) ISEB
4 6 (12.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.00%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (22.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.00%) Nessus
2 1 (2.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) HP
2 3 (6.00%) hybris
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco
3 1 (2.00%) Citrix
3 1 (2.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (2.00%) Juniper
3 1 (2.00%) Nokia
3 1 (2.00%) SAP
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