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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 61 57 60
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 6 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.08% 1.89% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.90% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 5
Median salary £37,000 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.84% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,750 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,300 £36,250 £32,100
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
544 578 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 98.02% 99.48% 98.43%
Number of salaries quoted 452 515 487
Median salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,900 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +11 2 £36,500 -23.15% 1
Cannock - 1 £32,500 -
Stafford - 1 £32,500 -
Software Tester
West Midlands

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 9 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 4 (33.33%) QA
3 3 (25.00%) PayPal
3 3 (25.00%) Time Management
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (25.00%) ISEB
4 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium
5 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
5 1 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) iPad
5 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Subversion
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Web Testing

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 (8.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
1 1 (8.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (25.00%) Time Management
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
5 1 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
1 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) PayPal
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
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