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 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 111 101 123
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 32 26 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.32% 1.38% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.43% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 30 22 17
Median salary £26,500 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-37.64% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £57,500 £37,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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
2349 1821 2233
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.59% 96.55% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1746 1538 1917
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,900 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 September 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 29 (61.70%) QA
2 24 (51.06%) SQL
3 22 (46.81%) Selenium
4 20 (42.55%) Mobile App
5 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (34.04%) Test Automation
6 15 (31.91%) JIRA
6 15 (31.91%) Defect Tracking
6 15 (31.91%) Games
7 13 (27.66%) Scrum
7 13 (27.66%) E-Commerce
7 13 (27.66%) BDD
8 9 (19.15%) C#
8 9 (19.15%) Automation Testing
8 9 (19.15%) WebDriver
8 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
8 9 (19.15%) Degree
9 8 (17.02%) Game Development
9 8 (17.02%) Software Testing
10 7 (14.89%) HP UFT
10 7 (14.89%) Migration
10 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
11 6 (12.77%) HTML
11 6 (12.77%) .NET
11 6 (12.77%) HTTP
11 6 (12.77%) TDD
11 6 (12.77%) Unit Testing
11 6 (12.77%) System Testing
12 5 (10.64%) Integration Testing
12 5 (10.64%) LINQ

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 6 (12.77%) HTTP
2 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (46.81%) Selenium
2 15 (31.91%) JIRA
3 9 (19.15%) WebDriver
4 7 (14.89%) HP UFT
5 5 (10.64%) SpecFlow
6 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.13%) JUnit
8 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (31.91%) Games
2 3 (6.38%) Back Office
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) .NET
1 6 (12.77%) HTML
2 5 (10.64%) Entity Framework
2 5 (10.64%) Lambda Expressions
2 5 (10.64%) LINQ
3 4 (8.51%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.13%) CSS
5 1 (2.13%) jQuery
5 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (42.55%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.64%) User Experience
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Android
1 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (34.04%) Test Automation
2 15 (31.91%) Defect Tracking
3 13 (27.66%) BDD
3 13 (27.66%) E-Commerce
3 13 (27.66%) Scrum
4 9 (19.15%) Automation Testing
4 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
5 8 (17.02%) Game Development
5 8 (17.02%) Software Testing
6 7 (14.89%) Migration
7 6 (12.77%) System Testing
7 6 (12.77%) TDD
7 6 (12.77%) Unit Testing
8 5 (10.64%) Integration Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (4.26%) Cybersecurity
11 2 (4.26%) Test Scripting
11 2 (4.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (51.06%) SQL
2 9 (19.15%) C#
3 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.51%) Apple Swift
4 4 (8.51%) Objective-C
5 2 (4.26%) C
6 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) ISEB
3 1 (2.13%) CHECK Team Leader
3 1 (2.13%) CHECK Team Member
3 1 (2.13%) CREST Certified
3 1 (2.13%) GIAC
3 1 (2.13%) GPEN
3 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.13%) OSCP
3 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.13%) SANS
3 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (61.70%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
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Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Technical Team Solutions
Salary: From £23,000 to £27,000 per annum + company benefits package and train
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham, Staffordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 3 days ago