The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Tester
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 116 131 -
Rank change year-on-year +15 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 3 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.17% 0.26% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.27% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 0
Median salary £27,500 £50,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -45.00% -  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1743 2209 1656
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 97.05% 95.54% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1391 1726 1406
Median salary £40,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Senior Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Tester in Birmingham

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 8 (80.00%) SQL
1 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) QA
3 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (60.00%) BDD
3 6 (60.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 5 (50.00%) TDD
4 5 (50.00%) C#
4 5 (50.00%) .NET
5 4 (40.00%) Web Services
5 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (40.00%) HTTP
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) SDET
6 3 (30.00%) SpecFlow
7 2 (20.00%) Agile Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
7 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
7 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
7 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (20.00%) SDLC
7 2 (20.00%) Driving Licence
7 2 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (20.00%) Android
7 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
7 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing

Senior 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 4 (40.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (30.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (10.00%) Lambda Expressions
3 1 (10.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Driving Licence
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Android
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) BDD
2 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) Data Protection
3 5 (50.00%) TDD
4 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Scala
3 1 (10.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) QA
2 4 (40.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle