The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

Software Tester
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 121 117
Rank change year-on-year +17 -4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 20 16 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.08% 0.67% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.71% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 19 16 5
Median salary £27,500 £40,000 £18,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.25% +116.21%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £17,900
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £50,000 £32,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  

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 1787 2266 1693
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.91% 95.53% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1446 1751 1432
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £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%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Birmingham

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in Birmingham

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Software 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 Software Tester in the job title.

1 26 (92.86%) QA
2 18 (64.29%) SQL
3 17 (60.71%) Software Testing
4 13 (46.43%) Selenium
4 13 (46.43%) E-Commerce
4 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (42.86%) Degree
6 11 (39.29%) Migration
6 11 (39.29%) Scrum
7 9 (32.14%) Cucumber
8 8 (28.57%) XML
8 8 (28.57%) JIRA
8 8 (28.57%) Manual Testing
9 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
9 7 (25.00%) Mobile App
9 7 (25.00%) Automation Testing
10 6 (21.43%) Defect Tracking
10 6 (21.43%) Android
10 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
10 6 (21.43%) Games
11 5 (17.86%) Automotive
11 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
11 5 (17.86%) ISEB
11 5 (17.86%) .NET
11 5 (17.86%) C#
11 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
11 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
11 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
11 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
11 5 (17.86%) Computer Science

Software 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:

Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Selenium
2 9 (32.14%) Cucumber
3 8 (28.57%) JIRA
4 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
5 2 (7.14%) Concordion
5 2 (7.14%) HttpUnit
5 2 (7.14%) The Grinder
6 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.57%) JMeter
6 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (21.43%) Games
2 5 (17.86%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) XML
2 5 (17.86%) .NET
3 2 (7.14%) JSON
3 2 (7.14%) REST
3 2 (7.14%) SOAP
3 2 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
3 4 (14.29%) iPhone
3 4 (14.29%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Android
2 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Software Testing
2 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) E-Commerce
3 11 (39.29%) Migration
3 11 (39.29%) Scrum
4 8 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (21.43%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
7 5 (17.86%) BDD
7 5 (17.86%) SDLC
7 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
7 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
8 4 (14.29%) Android Development
8 4 (14.29%) Game Development
8 4 (14.29%) iOS Development
9 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (7.14%) Telematics
9 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) Degree
2 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 5 (17.86%) ISEB
3 5 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.14%) GNVQ
4 2 (7.14%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (92.86%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
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