Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £43,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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

Tester
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 144 136
Rank change year-on-year +34 -8 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 78 57 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.13% 1.33% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 1.37% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 61 53 48
Birmingham median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - +37.93%
10th Percentile £26,250 £19,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £33,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -4.29% +7.69% -

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 3,536 4,168 3,684
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 97.07% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,680 3,130 3,090
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% -1.18%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Birmingham

Tester
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Tester in Birmingham

Tester
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 54 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 40 (51.28%) Selenium
3 39 (50.00%) QA
3 39 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 31 (39.74%) Software Testing
4 31 (39.74%) Scrum
5 29 (37.18%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (30.77%) Java
7 22 (28.21%) SQL
7 22 (28.21%) Cucumber
8 20 (25.64%) WebDriver
9 19 (24.36%) PowerShell
10 18 (23.08%) E-Commerce
11 17 (21.79%) Test Strategy
11 17 (21.79%) Mobile App
12 16 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (20.51%) XML
13 15 (19.23%) C#
14 14 (17.95%) Migration
15 12 (15.38%) BDD
16 11 (14.10%) CHECK Team Leader
16 11 (14.10%) Acceptance Criteria
16 11 (14.10%) Open Source
16 11 (14.10%) Linux
17 10 (12.82%) Python
17 10 (12.82%) Project Management
17 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
17 10 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
18 9 (11.54%) Bash Shell
18 9 (11.54%) Security Architecture

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 9 (11.54%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.28%) JBoss
3 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.54%) 802.11
1 9 (11.54%) HTTP
1 9 (11.54%) SNMP
1 9 (11.54%) VPN
2 1 (1.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) MySQL
1 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 40 (51.28%) Selenium
2 22 (28.21%) Cucumber
3 20 (25.64%) WebDriver
4 9 (11.54%) Appium
4 9 (11.54%) Calabash
5 8 (10.26%) JIRA
6 4 (5.13%) HP UFT
7 3 (3.85%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.56%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.56%) IntelliJ
8 2 (2.56%) JBehave
8 2 (2.56%) JMeter
8 2 (2.56%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.56%) WATIR
8 2 (2.56%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.28%) Maven
9 1 (1.28%) NUnit
9 1 (1.28%) Subversion
9 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (8.97%) Retail
2 4 (5.13%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Games
3 3 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Automotive
4 1 (1.28%) Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) XML
2 9 (11.54%) 802.1X
3 3 (3.85%) .NET
4 2 (2.56%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.28%) CSS
5 1 (1.28%) CSS3
5 1 (1.28%) HTML
5 1 (1.28%) JSON
5 1 (1.28%) SOAP
5 1 (1.28%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.79%) Mobile App
2 16 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.85%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (2.56%) Online Games
5 1 (1.28%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.28%) BBC
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.10%) Linux
2 4 (5.13%) Unix
2 4 (5.13%) Windows
3 3 (3.85%) Android
3 3 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 39 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 31 (39.74%) Scrum
3 31 (39.74%) Software Testing
4 29 (37.18%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 17 (21.79%) Test Strategy
7 14 (17.95%) Migration
8 12 (15.38%) BDD
9 11 (14.10%) Acceptance Criteria
9 11 (14.10%) Open Source
10 10 (12.82%) Project Management
11 9 (11.54%) Patch Management
11 9 (11.54%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (11.54%) Security Architecture
11 9 (11.54%) Social Engineering
12 8 (10.26%) Regression Testing
13 7 (8.97%) Waterfall
14 5 (6.41%) Defect Management
15 4 (5.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.77%) Java
2 22 (28.21%) SQL
3 19 (24.36%) PowerShell
4 15 (19.23%) C#
5 10 (12.82%) Python
6 9 (11.54%) Bash Shell
6 9 (11.54%) C
6 9 (11.54%) Lua
6 9 (11.54%) Ruby
7 3 (3.85%) PHP
8 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.28%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.28%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.28%) Perl
9 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) CHECK Team Leader
2 9 (11.54%) CHECK Team Member
2 9 (11.54%) OSCP
3 5 (6.41%) ISEB
3 5 (6.41%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.85%) Degree
5 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.28%) Siebel