Period
to 21 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 122 150
Rank change year-on-year -15 +28 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 53 64 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.40% 1.69% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.74% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 42 54 49
Birmingham median annual salary £42,000 £33,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.32% -16.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,375 £22,300 £22,500
90th Percentile £59,625 £56,250 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% - -

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 3,660 3,680 4,169
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.72% 97.10% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2,666 2,927 3,314
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +3.66%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -1.23% +1.25%

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 21 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 41 (77.36%) Test Automation
2 30 (56.60%) Selenium
3 23 (43.40%) QA
4 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (39.62%) Cucumber
6 19 (35.85%) C#
6 19 (35.85%) Java
7 18 (33.96%) Scrum
7 18 (33.96%) Mobile App
7 18 (33.96%) Test Scripting
7 18 (33.96%) PowerShell
8 16 (30.19%) WebDriver
9 15 (28.30%) Software Testing
10 14 (26.42%) Waterfall
11 13 (24.53%) Python
11 13 (24.53%) Acceptance Criteria
12 12 (22.64%) Project Management
12 12 (22.64%) Linux
12 12 (22.64%) Ruby
13 11 (20.75%) BDD
14 9 (16.98%) SQL
14 9 (16.98%) Fintech
15 8 (15.09%) Visual Studio
15 8 (15.09%) ISEB
15 8 (15.09%) Test Strategy
15 8 (15.09%) SpecFlow
15 8 (15.09%) Open Source
15 8 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
15 8 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
15 8 (15.09%) ISTQB

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 7 (13.21%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.89%) JBoss
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) 802.11
1 7 (13.21%) HTTP
1 7 (13.21%) SNMP
1 7 (13.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (56.60%) Selenium
2 21 (39.62%) Cucumber
3 16 (30.19%) WebDriver
4 8 (15.09%) SpecFlow
4 8 (15.09%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.66%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.66%) HP UFT
5 3 (5.66%) JIRA
5 3 (5.66%) SoapUI
5 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.77%) JMeter
7 1 (1.89%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.89%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.89%) JBehave
7 1 (1.89%) Maven
7 1 (1.89%) NUnit
7 1 (1.89%) Subversion
7 1 (1.89%) WATIR
General
1 5 (9.43%) Finance
1 5 (9.43%) Retail
2 3 (5.66%) Games
2 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Automotive
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) 802.1X
2 5 (9.43%) XML
3 3 (5.66%) .NET
4 2 (3.77%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.89%) JSON
5 1 (1.89%) SOAP
5 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (33.96%) Mobile App
2 9 (16.98%) Fintech
3 5 (9.43%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.66%) Mobile Computing
4 3 (5.66%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.64%) Linux
2 4 (7.55%) Unix
2 4 (7.55%) Windows
3 3 (5.66%) Android
3 3 (5.66%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.66%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (77.36%) Test Automation
2 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (33.96%) Scrum
3 18 (33.96%) Test Scripting
4 15 (28.30%) Software Testing
5 14 (26.42%) Waterfall
6 13 (24.53%) Acceptance Criteria
7 12 (22.64%) Project Management
8 11 (20.75%) BDD
9 8 (15.09%) Load Testing
9 8 (15.09%) Open Source
9 8 (15.09%) Test Strategy
10 7 (13.21%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (13.21%) Patch Management
10 7 (13.21%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (13.21%) SDET
10 7 (13.21%) Security Architecture
10 7 (13.21%) Social Engineering
10 7 (13.21%) TDD
10 7 (13.21%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.85%) C#
1 19 (35.85%) Java
2 18 (33.96%) PowerShell
3 13 (24.53%) Python
4 12 (22.64%) Ruby
5 9 (16.98%) SQL
6 7 (13.21%) Bash Shell
6 7 (13.21%) C
6 7 (13.21%) Lua
7 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.89%) Perl
7 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) ISEB
1 8 (15.09%) ISTQB
2 7 (13.21%) CHECK Team Leader
2 7 (13.21%) CHECK Team Member
2 7 (13.21%) OSCP
3 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (43.40%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.89%) Siebel