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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 65 77 69
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 8 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.22% 0.41% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.43% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 2
Average salary £25,000 £29,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.79% -9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £29,000 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £33,600
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
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
623 697 637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 94.97% 95.74% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 534 567 554
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 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 - 4 £23,500 -
Stafford -8 1 £25,000 -13.79%
Tamworth - 1 £27,500 - 1
Lichfield - 1 £32,500 -
Software Tester
West Midlands

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 8 (57.14%) SDLC
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) QA
3 7 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) ISEB
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 5 (35.71%) Windows
5 5 (35.71%) C#
5 5 (35.71%) Degree
6 4 (28.57%) JIRA
6 4 (28.57%) Black-Box Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (28.57%) .NET
6 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (21.43%) Scrum
7 3 (21.43%) Client/Server
7 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
7 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
7 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
7 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
7 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
8 2 (14.29%) TestPartner
8 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
8 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Web Testing
8 2 (14.29%) QADirector

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (21.43%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (14.29%) MS Access
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) QADirector
2 2 (14.29%) TestPartner
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) COM
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Client/Server
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
1 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 8 (57.14%) SDLC
3 7 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Black-Box Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
5 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Web Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (14.29%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Validation
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) VB
3 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 2 (14.29%) VBA
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) ISEB
2 5 (35.71%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 23 days ago