The median annual salary for a Senior Tester was - in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 140 135
Rank change year-on-year +15 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 6 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.31% 0.13% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.13% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Median salary - £37,500 -
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  

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 1902 2299 1972
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.70% 96.03% 97.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1596 1705 1622
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 (88.89%) JIRA
1 8 (88.89%) QA
2 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 7 (77.78%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 7 (77.78%) BDD
2 7 (77.78%) Fintech
3 6 (66.67%) Ranorex
3 6 (66.67%) eggPlant
3 6 (66.67%) SoapUI
3 6 (66.67%) SpecFlow
3 6 (66.67%) Gherkin
3 6 (66.67%) JBehave
3 6 (66.67%) Open Source
3 6 (66.67%) CA Agile Central
3 6 (66.67%) JMeter
3 6 (66.67%) Finance
3 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) Retail
3 6 (66.67%) Test Management
3 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 6 (66.67%) WATIR
3 6 (66.67%) SOAP
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Games
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Android
4 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS

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:

Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) JIRA
2 7 (77.78%) Selenium
3 6 (66.67%) eggPlant
3 6 (66.67%) JBehave
3 6 (66.67%) JMeter
3 6 (66.67%) Ranorex
3 6 (66.67%) SoapUI
3 6 (66.67%) SpecFlow
3 6 (66.67%) WATIR
4 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
1 6 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) Gherkin
1 6 (66.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Fintech
2 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Android
1 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) BDD
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Open Source
2 6 (66.67%) Test Management
2 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Scala
3 1 (11.11%) VB
3 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (88.89%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) CA Agile Central