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 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 94 106 107
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 30 28 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.68% 1.29% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.35% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 24 27 18
Median salary £30,750 £40,000 £28,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.12% +41.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £26,800 £18,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £42,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
1741 2080 1718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 97.64% 96.03% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1363 1708 1528
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,960 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 February 2017.

Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 42 (68.85%) QA
2 29 (47.54%) SQL
3 28 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (45.90%) Selenium
4 19 (31.15%) JIRA
4 19 (31.15%) Test Automation
5 17 (27.87%) Degree
5 17 (27.87%) BDD
6 16 (26.23%) Mobile App
6 16 (26.23%) Defect Tracking
6 16 (26.23%) WebDriver
6 16 (26.23%) Games
6 16 (26.23%) E-Commerce
7 14 (22.95%) Finance
7 14 (22.95%) Software Testing
8 13 (21.31%) Automation Testing
9 12 (19.67%) C#
9 12 (19.67%) .NET
10 11 (18.03%) Manual Testing
10 11 (18.03%) Scrum
11 10 (16.39%) Java
11 10 (16.39%) Game Development
11 10 (16.39%) SDLC
12 9 (14.75%) ISTQB
12 9 (14.75%) Data Protection
13 8 (13.11%) TDD
13 8 (13.11%) Cucumber
13 8 (13.11%) SpecFlow
14 7 (11.48%) Migration
14 7 (11.48%) Perl

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.92%) Apache
1 3 (4.92%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) HTTP
2 4 (6.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) Big Data
1 3 (4.92%) Hadoop
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (45.90%) Selenium
2 19 (31.15%) JIRA
3 16 (26.23%) WebDriver
4 8 (13.11%) Cucumber
4 8 (13.11%) SpecFlow
5 5 (8.20%) HP UFT
6 3 (4.92%) JMeter
7 2 (3.28%) eggPlant
7 2 (3.28%) JBehave
7 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.28%) JUnit
7 2 (3.28%) Ranorex
7 2 (3.28%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.28%) Subversion
7 2 (3.28%) TestNG
7 2 (3.28%) WATIR
8 1 (1.64%) Concordion
8 1 (1.64%) HttpUnit
8 1 (1.64%) MSTest
8 1 (1.64%) The Grinder
General
1 16 (26.23%) Games
2 14 (22.95%) Finance
3 4 (6.56%) Automotive
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) .NET
2 6 (9.84%) Web Services
3 5 (8.20%) AngularJS
4 4 (6.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 3 (4.92%) Entity Framework
5 3 (4.92%) HTML
5 3 (4.92%) Lambda Expressions
5 3 (4.92%) LINQ
5 3 (4.92%) SOAP
5 3 (4.92%) XML
6 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.28%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.64%) JSON
7 1 (1.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.92%) Fintech
3 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.28%) iPhone
4 2 (3.28%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.64%) CESG
5 1 (1.64%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Android
2 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.28%) Unix
2 2 (3.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (31.15%) Test Automation
3 17 (27.87%) BDD
4 16 (26.23%) Defect Tracking
4 16 (26.23%) E-Commerce
5 14 (22.95%) Software Testing
6 13 (21.31%) Automation Testing
7 11 (18.03%) Manual Testing
7 11 (18.03%) Scrum
8 10 (16.39%) Game Development
8 10 (16.39%) SDLC
9 9 (14.75%) Data Protection
10 8 (13.11%) TDD
11 7 (11.48%) Migration
11 7 (11.48%) Test Scripting
12 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (9.84%) Penetration Testing
12 6 (9.84%) Unit Testing
13 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
13 5 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (47.54%) SQL
2 12 (19.67%) C#
3 10 (16.39%) Java
4 7 (11.48%) Perl
5 5 (8.20%) Python
5 5 (8.20%) Ruby
6 4 (6.56%) Apple Swift
6 4 (6.56%) Objective-C
7 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.28%) C
8 2 (3.28%) C++
9 1 (1.64%) Scala
9 1 (1.64%) VB
9 1 (1.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (27.87%) Degree
2 9 (14.75%) ISTQB
3 6 (9.84%) ISEB
3 6 (9.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.64%) CEH
5 1 (1.64%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (68.85%) QA
2 5 (8.20%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) Nexpose
2 3 (4.92%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) Qualys
1 4 (6.56%) Rapid7
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 8 days ago
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Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £28000 per annum + Exceptional Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
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Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum c£45k + Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
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UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 7 days ago