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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 84 119 109
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 39 15 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.99% 0.70% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 0.75% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 34 14 21
Average salary £37,500 £33,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% +11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £23,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £38,050 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
1836 2009 1995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.82% 94.32% 93.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1561 1704 1785
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 August 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (40.68%) ISTQB
3 23 (38.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (37.29%) ISEB
5 20 (33.90%) Software Testing
6 18 (30.51%) Automated Testing
6 18 (30.51%) QA
7 16 (27.12%) Test Scripting
8 13 (22.03%) Penetration Testing
8 13 (22.03%) HP UFT
8 13 (22.03%) SQL
9 12 (20.34%) HP
9 12 (20.34%) Test Automation
9 12 (20.34%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (18.64%) OSCP
10 11 (18.64%) Degree
11 10 (16.95%) Information Security
11 10 (16.95%) Windows
11 10 (16.95%) Linux
11 10 (16.95%) CISSP
11 10 (16.95%) OSCE
11 10 (16.95%) Automation Testing
11 10 (16.95%) Data Centre
11 10 (16.95%) Security Architecture
11 10 (16.95%) Selenium
11 10 (16.95%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (15.25%) Keyword-Driven Testing
12 9 (15.25%) C#
12 9 (15.25%) JIRA
13 8 (13.56%) Finance

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.69%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.08%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Wireless
1 1 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (22.03%) HP UFT
2 10 (16.95%) Selenium
3 9 (15.25%) JIRA
4 6 (10.17%) Bugzilla
5 3 (5.08%) LoadRunner
5 3 (5.08%) JMeter
5 3 (5.08%) FitNesse
5 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.08%) NeoLoad
6 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.69%) Ranorex
General
1 8 (13.56%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.08%) Billing
4 2 (3.39%) Automotive
4 2 (3.39%) Games
5 1 (1.69%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) .NET
2 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.86%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.47%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.39%) Smartphone
5 2 (3.39%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Windows
1 10 (16.95%) Linux
2 2 (3.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (33.90%) Software Testing
3 18 (30.51%) Automated Testing
4 16 (27.12%) Test Scripting
5 13 (22.03%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (20.34%) Test Automation
7 10 (16.95%) Security Architecture
7 10 (16.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (16.95%) Information Security
7 10 (16.95%) Automation Testing
8 9 (15.25%) Keyword-Driven Testing
9 7 (11.86%) Manual Testing
10 6 (10.17%) Integration Testing
11 5 (8.47%) OWASP
11 5 (8.47%) SDLC
12 4 (6.78%) User Stories
12 4 (6.78%) Scrum
12 4 (6.78%) Workflow
12 4 (6.78%) Regression Testing
12 4 (6.78%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.03%) SQL
2 9 (15.25%) C#
3 4 (6.78%) C
4 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.39%) PHP
5 2 (3.39%) Java
6 1 (1.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (40.68%) ISTQB
2 23 (38.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 22 (37.29%) ISEB
4 11 (18.64%) OSCP
4 11 (18.64%) Degree
5 10 (16.95%) OSCE
5 10 (16.95%) CISSP
6 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.69%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.51%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (20.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) HP
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
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