The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £30,000 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.

Software Tester
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 132 135
Rank change year-on-year +19 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 18 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.92% 0.46% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.48% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 17 11 1
Median salary £30,000 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +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 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%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 34 (94.44%) QA
2 27 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 24 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (66.67%) SQL
4 22 (61.11%) Selenium
5 20 (55.56%) E-Commerce
6 19 (52.78%) Scrum
6 19 (52.78%) Test Scripting
7 18 (50.00%) XML
8 17 (47.22%) Migration
8 17 (47.22%) Cucumber
9 11 (30.56%) Degree
10 8 (22.22%) JIRA
11 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
12 6 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
12 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
12 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
12 6 (16.67%) Android
12 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
12 6 (16.67%) Games
12 6 (16.67%) C#
13 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
13 5 (13.89%) ISEB
13 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (11.11%) SDLC
14 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (11.11%) Android Development
14 4 (11.11%) iOS Development
14 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (61.11%) Selenium
2 17 (47.22%) Cucumber
3 8 (22.22%) JIRA
4 4 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.56%) Concordion
5 2 (5.56%) HttpUnit
5 2 (5.56%) The Grinder
General
1 6 (16.67%) Games
2 4 (11.11%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (50.00%) XML
2 4 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (5.56%) JSON
3 2 (5.56%) REST
3 2 (5.56%) SOAP
3 2 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
2 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 4 (11.11%) iPhone
3 4 (11.11%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Android
2 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 20 (55.56%) E-Commerce
4 19 (52.78%) Scrum
4 19 (52.78%) Test Scripting
5 17 (47.22%) Migration
6 6 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 4 (11.11%) Android Development
7 4 (11.11%) Game Development
7 4 (11.11%) iOS Development
7 4 (11.11%) SDLC
7 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 3 (8.33%) API Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Data Analysis
9 2 (5.56%) Functional Testing
9 2 (5.56%) QA Automation
9 2 (5.56%) Telematics
Programming Languages
1 24 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) C#
3 3 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) Degree
2 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 5 (13.89%) ISEB
4 4 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.56%) GNVQ
5 2 (5.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (94.44%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
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