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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 66 73 66
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 5 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.80% 0.72% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.74% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 4
Average salary £31,500 £29,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.62% -15.94%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,250 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +7.50%
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
597 680 586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 95.98% 98.12% 98.32%
Number of salaries quoted 528 547 498
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,500 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
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 22 May 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 - 2 £31,500 -
Stafford -10 1 £25,000 -13.79%
Software Tester
West Midlands

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (78.57%) Test Scripting
2 9 (64.29%) JIRA
3 8 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
5 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
5 5 (35.71%) Finance
6 4 (28.57%) Symbian
6 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Android
7 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
7 3 (21.43%) QA
7 3 (21.43%) SQL
7 3 (21.43%) .NET
8 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (14.29%) ISEB
8 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
8 2 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (14.29%) Validation
8 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
8 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
8 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
8 2 (14.29%) Degree
8 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) JIRA
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Test Scripting
2 8 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
5 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 2 (14.29%) Validation
6 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Symbian