Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Tester
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 203 195
Rank change year-on-year +30 -8 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 18 15 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.46% 0.32% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.33% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 1
Birmingham median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £28,758
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +65.17% -55.76%
10th Percentile £42,875 £35,375 £26,879
90th Percentile £67,375 £56,250 £30,636
West Midlands median annual salary £38,750 £41,250 £28,758
% change year-on-year -6.06% +43.44% -23.31%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3726 4590 3856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.43% 97.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2996 3433 3227
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Senior Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in Birmingham

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Tester in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Senior Tester in Birmingham

Senior Tester
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Tester in Birmingham over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Tester in Birmingham

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Tester in the job title.

1 13 (72.22%) Java
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (72.22%) Open Source
2 12 (66.67%) QA
2 12 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 11 (61.11%) Finance
3 11 (61.11%) Selenium
4 9 (50.00%) WATIR
4 9 (50.00%) JBehave
4 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (50.00%) Gherkin
5 7 (38.89%) SpecFlow
5 7 (38.89%) CA Agile Central
5 7 (38.89%) Fintech
5 7 (38.89%) SOAP
5 7 (38.89%) JMeter
5 7 (38.89%) Ranorex
5 7 (38.89%) eggPlant
5 7 (38.89%) BDD
5 7 (38.89%) SoapUI
5 7 (38.89%) Test Management
5 7 (38.89%) JIRA
6 5 (27.78%) Retail
7 4 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (22.22%) 802.11
7 4 (22.22%) HTTP
7 4 (22.22%) SNMP
7 4 (22.22%) VPN
7 4 (22.22%) Python
7 4 (22.22%) C

Senior Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 4 (22.22%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) 802.11
1 4 (22.22%) HTTP
1 4 (22.22%) SNMP
1 4 (22.22%) VPN
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Selenium
2 9 (50.00%) JBehave
2 9 (50.00%) WATIR
3 7 (38.89%) eggPlant
3 7 (38.89%) JIRA
3 7 (38.89%) JMeter
3 7 (38.89%) Ranorex
3 7 (38.89%) SoapUI
3 7 (38.89%) SpecFlow
4 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
4 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
4 2 (11.11%) IntelliJ
4 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (61.11%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 7 (38.89%) SOAP
3 4 (22.22%) 802.1X
4 3 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (72.22%) Open Source
2 12 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (38.89%) BDD
4 7 (38.89%) Test Management
5 4 (22.22%) Defect Management
5 4 (22.22%) Patch Management
5 4 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Security Architecture
5 4 (22.22%) Social Engineering
5 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
2 4 (22.22%) C
2 4 (22.22%) C#
2 4 (22.22%) Lua
2 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 4 (22.22%) Python
2 4 (22.22%) Ruby
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) CHECK Team Leader
1 4 (22.22%) CHECK Team Member
1 4 (22.22%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) CA Agile Central