The median annual salary for a Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 127 97
Rank change year-on-year +37 -30  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 43 16 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.19% 0.68% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 0.71% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 34 14 28
Median salary £37,500 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,800 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  

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 1893 2268 1964
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.53% 96.14% 97.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1583 1689 1613
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 £28,500 £25,000 £26,500
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%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 57 (68.67%) QA
2 56 (67.47%) Test Automation
3 48 (57.83%) Selenium
4 44 (53.01%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (43.37%) Test Scripting
6 33 (39.76%) Software Testing
7 29 (34.94%) Scrum
7 29 (34.94%) SQL
8 24 (28.92%) E-Commerce
9 20 (24.10%) Java
10 19 (22.89%) XML
11 18 (21.69%) Migration
11 18 (21.69%) Cucumber
11 18 (21.69%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (19.28%) JIRA
12 16 (19.28%) WebDriver
13 14 (16.87%) Test Strategy
13 14 (16.87%) Finance
14 13 (15.66%) C#
15 12 (14.46%) Degree
16 11 (13.25%) Manual Testing
16 11 (13.25%) ISTQB
16 11 (13.25%) SOAP
17 10 (12.05%) BDD
17 10 (12.05%) QA Automation
18 9 (10.84%) Mobile App
18 9 (10.84%) SpecFlow
18 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
19 8 (9.64%) Games
19 8 (9.64%) JMeter

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 3 (3.61%) Apache
1 3 (3.61%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) Firewall
2 1 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) Big Data
2 3 (3.61%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.61%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 48 (57.83%) Selenium
2 18 (21.69%) Cucumber
3 16 (19.28%) JIRA
3 16 (19.28%) WebDriver
4 9 (10.84%) SpecFlow
5 8 (9.64%) JMeter
6 7 (8.43%) eggPlant
6 7 (8.43%) JBehave
6 7 (8.43%) Ranorex
6 7 (8.43%) SoapUI
6 7 (8.43%) WATIR
7 3 (3.61%) Concordion
7 3 (3.61%) The Grinder
8 2 (2.41%) Burp Suite
8 2 (2.41%) HttpUnit
8 2 (2.41%) MSTest
8 2 (2.41%) NUnit
8 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.20%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.20%) Subversion
General
1 14 (16.87%) Finance
2 8 (9.64%) Games
3 6 (7.23%) Retail
4 5 (6.02%) Automotive
5 1 (1.20%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.89%) XML
2 11 (13.25%) SOAP
3 7 (8.43%) Gherkin
4 6 (7.23%) .NET
5 4 (4.82%) AngularJS
5 4 (4.82%) JSON
6 3 (3.61%) HTML
6 3 (3.61%) REST
7 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 2 (2.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.69%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.84%) Mobile App
3 8 (9.64%) Fintech
4 4 (4.82%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (4.82%) iPhone
4 4 (4.82%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.23%) Android
2 4 (4.82%) Windows
3 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.41%) Linux
4 1 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (67.47%) Test Automation
2 44 (53.01%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (43.37%) Test Scripting
4 33 (39.76%) Software Testing
5 29 (34.94%) Scrum
6 24 (28.92%) E-Commerce
7 18 (21.69%) Migration
8 14 (16.87%) Test Strategy
9 11 (13.25%) Manual Testing
10 10 (12.05%) BDD
10 10 (12.05%) QA Automation
11 8 (9.64%) Defect Tracking
12 7 (8.43%) API Testing
12 7 (8.43%) Data Analysis
12 7 (8.43%) Functional Testing
12 7 (8.43%) Open Source
12 7 (8.43%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (8.43%) Software Engineering
13 6 (7.23%) Regression Testing
13 6 (7.23%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (34.94%) SQL
2 20 (24.10%) Java
3 13 (15.66%) C#
4 3 (3.61%) Perl
5 2 (2.41%) Apple Swift
5 2 (2.41%) Objective-C
5 2 (2.41%) Python
5 2 (2.41%) Ruby
6 1 (1.20%) C
6 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.20%) Scala
6 1 (1.20%) VB
6 1 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (14.46%) Degree
2 11 (13.25%) ISTQB
3 7 (8.43%) ISEB
4 5 (6.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.41%) CHECK Team Leader
6 2 (2.41%) CREST Certified
6 2 (2.41%) GNVQ
6 2 (2.41%) HND
6 2 (2.41%) OSCE
6 2 (2.41%) OSCP
7 1 (1.20%) CEH
7 1 (1.20%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (68.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) Nexpose
2 2 (2.41%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.23%) CA Agile Central
3 3 (3.61%) Oracle
3 3 (3.61%) Qualys
3 3 (3.61%) Rapid7
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