The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Staffordshire region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 55 55 57
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 9 11 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.91% 1.78% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 1.79% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 6
Median salary £36,500 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.30% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,950 £28,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,050 £45,000 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
456 615 530
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 96.61% 99.35% 97.97%
Number of salaries quoted 376 557 471
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Staffordshire region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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 20 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tamworth +9 4 £37,000 -1.98% 1
Stoke-on-Trent 0 1 £30,000 -7.69%
Cannock - 1 £32,500 -
Stafford - 1 £32,500 - 1
Software Tester
West Midlands

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, Software 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 Staffordshire region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 7 (53.85%) Software Testing
1 7 (53.85%) QA
2 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
2 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 5 (38.46%) ISEB
3 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) Time Management
4 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
4 2 (15.38%) PayPal
4 2 (15.38%) Test Management
4 2 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
5 1 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Selenium
5 1 (7.69%) User Stories
5 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Software Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Management
4 2 (15.38%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
5 1 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISEB
1 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) PayPal
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
Stafford, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + pension and 23 days' holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago