The median annual salary for a Tester was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 106 105
Rank change year-on-year +22 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 40 31 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.17% 1.31% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 1.37% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 36 30 17
Median salary £30,000 £40,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +45.45%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £27,700 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 1787 2266 1693
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.91% 95.53% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1446 1751 1432
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 44 (69.84%) QA
2 36 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (55.56%) Selenium
4 28 (44.44%) SQL
5 21 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 20 (31.75%) Software Testing
7 18 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 18 (28.57%) WebDriver
8 16 (25.40%) Automation Testing
9 15 (23.81%) BDD
9 15 (23.81%) Finance
9 15 (23.81%) Scrum
10 14 (22.22%) ISTQB
10 14 (22.22%) Cucumber
11 13 (20.63%) Degree
11 13 (20.63%) Test Scripting
12 12 (19.05%) Migration
12 12 (19.05%) Java
12 12 (19.05%) C#
12 12 (19.05%) .NET
13 11 (17.46%) JIRA
13 11 (17.46%) SDLC
14 10 (15.87%) Manual Testing
15 9 (14.29%) XML
15 9 (14.29%) ISEB
16 8 (12.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 8 (12.70%) Mobile App
16 8 (12.70%) Perl
16 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
16 8 (12.70%) Data Protection

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 (4.76%) Apache
1 3 (4.76%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) HTTP
2 4 (6.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) Big Data
2 3 (4.76%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.17%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 35 (55.56%) Selenium
2 18 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 14 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 11 (17.46%) JIRA
5 7 (11.11%) SpecFlow
6 5 (7.94%) JMeter
7 3 (4.76%) Concordion
7 3 (4.76%) eggPlant
7 3 (4.76%) HP UFT
7 3 (4.76%) JBehave
7 3 (4.76%) JUnit
7 3 (4.76%) Ranorex
7 3 (4.76%) SoapUI
7 3 (4.76%) Subversion
7 3 (4.76%) TestNG
7 3 (4.76%) The Grinder
7 3 (4.76%) WATIR
8 2 (3.17%) HttpUnit
8 2 (3.17%) MSTest
9 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) Games
3 6 (9.52%) Automotive
4 2 (3.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) .NET
2 9 (14.29%) XML
3 7 (11.11%) SOAP
4 6 (9.52%) AngularJS
4 6 (9.52%) Web Services
5 4 (6.35%) JSON
6 3 (4.76%) Gherkin
6 3 (4.76%) HTML
6 3 (4.76%) REST
7 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.59%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.59%) Lambda Expressions
7 1 (1.59%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Mobile App
2 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.94%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.35%) Fintech
4 4 (6.35%) iPhone
4 4 (6.35%) Smartphone
5 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.17%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.59%) CESG
7 1 (1.59%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Android
2 3 (4.76%) Unix
2 3 (4.76%) Windows
3 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 20 (31.75%) Software Testing
4 18 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 16 (25.40%) Automation Testing
6 15 (23.81%) BDD
6 15 (23.81%) Scrum
7 13 (20.63%) Test Scripting
8 12 (19.05%) Migration
9 11 (17.46%) SDLC
10 10 (15.87%) Manual Testing
11 8 (12.70%) Automated Testing
11 8 (12.70%) Data Protection
12 7 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
12 7 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
13 6 (9.52%) QA Automation
13 6 (9.52%) Software Engineering
13 6 (9.52%) Waterfall
14 5 (7.94%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (44.44%) SQL
2 12 (19.05%) C#
2 12 (19.05%) Java
3 8 (12.70%) Perl
4 5 (7.94%) Python
4 5 (7.94%) Ruby
5 4 (6.35%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.17%) C
6 2 (3.17%) C++
7 1 (1.59%) Scala
7 1 (1.59%) VB
7 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 13 (20.63%) Degree
3 9 (14.29%) ISEB
4 8 (12.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (3.17%) GNVQ
6 2 (3.17%) HND
7 1 (1.59%) CEH
7 1 (1.59%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (69.84%) QA
2 4 (6.35%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) Nexpose
2 3 (4.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.94%) Oracle
3 4 (6.35%) Qualys
3 4 (6.35%) Rapid7
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum c£50k + Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham, Staffordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: 21 days ago