Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £47,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 163 129
Rank change year-on-year +58 -34 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 95 56 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.49% 1.19% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.59% 1.23% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 79 53 54
Birmingham median annual salary £47,000 £27,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +70.91% -24.14% +9.85%
10th Percentile £26,250 £19,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £56,250 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% -4.62%

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 3669 4554 3841
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 96.40% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2941 3405 3211
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £67,500
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 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 72 (75.79%) Test Automation
2 61 (64.21%) Selenium
3 57 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 52 (54.74%) QA
5 46 (48.42%) Scrum
6 45 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (44.21%) Software Testing
8 34 (35.79%) Java
9 32 (33.68%) WebDriver
10 29 (30.53%) Test Strategy
11 28 (29.47%) Analytical Skills
12 25 (26.32%) SQL
12 25 (26.32%) E-Commerce
13 21 (22.11%) Cucumber
14 18 (18.95%) BDD
14 18 (18.95%) XML
14 18 (18.95%) Migration
15 14 (14.74%) JIRA
15 14 (14.74%) Open Source
15 14 (14.74%) C#
16 12 (12.63%) Finance
17 11 (11.58%) PowerShell
17 11 (11.58%) Regression Testing
18 10 (10.53%) JMeter
18 10 (10.53%) JBehave
18 10 (10.53%) WATIR
18 10 (10.53%) Gherkin
18 10 (10.53%) SoapUI
18 10 (10.53%) Mobile App
19 9 (9.47%) Calabash

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 4 (4.21%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.11%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.05%) CMS
3 1 (1.05%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.21%) 802.11
1 4 (4.21%) HTTP
1 4 (4.21%) SNMP
1 4 (4.21%) VPN
2 1 (1.05%) FTP
2 1 (1.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.05%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 61 (64.21%) Selenium
2 32 (33.68%) WebDriver
3 21 (22.11%) Cucumber
4 14 (14.74%) JIRA
5 10 (10.53%) JBehave
5 10 (10.53%) JMeter
5 10 (10.53%) SoapUI
5 10 (10.53%) WATIR
6 9 (9.47%) Appium
6 9 (9.47%) Calabash
7 8 (8.42%) SpecFlow
8 7 (7.37%) eggPlant
8 7 (7.37%) Ranorex
9 4 (4.21%) HP UFT
10 3 (3.16%) Eclipse
10 3 (3.16%) IntelliJ
11 2 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (2.11%) Zephyr
12 1 (1.05%) Bitbucket
12 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (12.63%) Finance
2 8 (8.42%) Retail
3 3 (3.16%) Games
4 1 (1.05%) Automotive
4 1 (1.05%) Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.95%) XML
2 10 (10.53%) Gherkin
3 8 (8.42%) SOAP
4 4 (4.21%) .NET
4 4 (4.21%) 802.1X
5 2 (2.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (1.05%) CSS
6 1 (1.05%) CSS3
6 1 (1.05%) HTML
6 1 (1.05%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (29.47%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 7 (7.37%) Fintech
4 1 (1.05%) BBC
4 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.47%) Linux
2 2 (2.11%) Windows
3 1 (1.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (75.79%) Test Automation
2 57 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 46 (48.42%) Scrum
4 45 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (44.21%) Software Testing
6 29 (30.53%) Test Strategy
7 25 (26.32%) E-Commerce
8 18 (18.95%) BDD
8 18 (18.95%) Migration
9 14 (14.74%) Open Source
10 11 (11.58%) Regression Testing
11 9 (9.47%) Test Management
12 8 (8.42%) API Testing
12 8 (8.42%) Functional Testing
12 8 (8.42%) QA Automation
13 7 (7.37%) Acceptance Criteria
13 7 (7.37%) Data Analysis
13 7 (7.37%) Project Management
13 7 (7.37%) Waterfall
14 6 (6.32%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.79%) Java
2 25 (26.32%) SQL
3 14 (14.74%) C#
4 11 (11.58%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.26%) C
5 5 (5.26%) Python
6 4 (4.21%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.21%) Lua
6 4 (4.21%) Ruby
7 3 (3.16%) PHP
8 2 (2.11%) Apple Swift
8 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.11%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.05%) Perl
9 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (9.47%) CHECK Team Leader
2 5 (5.26%) OSCP
3 4 (4.21%) CHECK Team Member
3 4 (4.21%) ISEB
3 4 (4.21%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.16%) Degree
5 2 (2.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.05%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.05%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (54.74%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (7.37%) CA Agile Central
2 3 (3.16%) Microsoft