The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 61 69 65
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 12 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.86% 0.99% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 1.02% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 0
Average salary £27,500 £34,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.28% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Software Tester
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
627 684 640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 97.36% 96.88% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 536 543 547
Average salary £35,000 £35,426 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.20% +1.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Staffordshire region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Software Tester
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +6 6 £25,000 -24.24% 1
Lichfield - 1 £32,500 -
Tamworth - 1 £27,500 -
Software Tester
West Midlands

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title.

1 12 (70.59%) Test Scripting
2 11 (64.71%) QA
2 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 9 (52.94%) Software Testing
4 7 (41.18%) SDLC
5 6 (35.29%) JIRA
5 6 (35.29%) C#
5 6 (35.29%) .NET
5 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
5 6 (35.29%) ISEB
6 5 (29.41%) Regression Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Windows
6 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
6 5 (29.41%) Degree
7 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (23.53%) Client/Server
7 4 (23.53%) Test Planning
7 4 (23.53%) Black-Box Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Scrum
8 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
8 3 (17.65%) HTML
8 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
8 3 (17.65%) Web Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Test Management
9 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.76%) MS Access
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) QADirector
2 2 (11.76%) TestPartner
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) AccuRev
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) COM
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Client/Server
2 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Test Scripting
2 9 (52.94%) Software Testing
3 7 (41.18%) SDLC
4 5 (29.41%) Regression Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Black-Box Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Test Planning
6 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Web Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
7 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (11.76%) TDD
7 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.76%) Project Management
7 2 (11.76%) Test Management
7 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) BDD
8 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) VB
3 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
3 2 (11.76%) VBA
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) ISEB
2 5 (29.41%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (64.71%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
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