Period
to 17 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 116 174
Rank change year-on-year -51 +58 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 22 92 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.60% 2.42% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 2.52% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 20 85 50
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +60.38% -29.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,950 £19,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £58,750 £56,250
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +10.29% +4.62% +8.33%

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 3,537 3,654 4,682
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 96.31% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2,569 2,957 3,490
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £74,000 £65,000 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (95.45%) Test Automation
2 18 (81.82%) QA
3 15 (68.18%) Selenium
3 15 (68.18%) Java
4 14 (63.64%) Scrum
5 12 (54.55%) WebDriver
6 11 (50.00%) Manual Testing
7 9 (40.91%) Cucumber
7 9 (40.91%) Visual Studio
7 9 (40.91%) Finance
8 6 (27.27%) SpecFlow
9 5 (22.73%) Ruby
9 5 (22.73%) Load Testing
9 5 (22.73%) BDD
9 5 (22.73%) Waterfall
9 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
9 5 (22.73%) C#
9 5 (22.73%) Python
9 5 (22.73%) TDD
9 5 (22.73%) SDET
9 5 (22.73%) Fintech
10 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
10 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
11 3 (13.64%) SQL
11 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
11 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
12 2 (9.09%) Katalon Studio
12 2 (9.09%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 2 (9.09%) Self-Motivation

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 1 (4.55%) Confluence
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (68.18%) Selenium
2 12 (54.55%) WebDriver
3 9 (40.91%) Cucumber
3 9 (40.91%) Visual Studio
4 6 (27.27%) SpecFlow
5 2 (9.09%) Katalon Studio
5 2 (9.09%) Ranorex
5 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (4.55%) JIRA
6 1 (4.55%) JMeter
6 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.55%) LoadUI
6 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.55%) TestComplete
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Fintech
2 2 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.55%) Blog
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (95.45%) Test Automation
2 14 (63.64%) Scrum
3 11 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (22.73%) BDD
4 5 (22.73%) Load Testing
4 5 (22.73%) SDET
4 5 (22.73%) TDD
4 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
4 5 (22.73%) Waterfall
5 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (9.09%) API Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
7 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) C#
2 5 (22.73%) Python
2 5 (22.73%) Ruby
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (81.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (4.55%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) OutSystems
1 1 (4.55%) Splunk