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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 51 74 72
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 18 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.98% 0.78% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.04% 0.79% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 17 5 2
Average salary £31,000 £31,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.58% +8.62%
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
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
592 631 593
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 97.85% 98.44% 99.33%
Number of salaries quoted 530 572 470
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £56,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
Tamworth - 5 £28,000 - 2
Stoke-on-Trent -2 4 £31,000 -1.58%
Burton-upon-Trent - 4 £34,000 -
Stafford +6 2 £19,000 -41.53%
Lichfield - 1 £45,000 -
Software Tester
West Midlands

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 14 (51.85%) Test Scripting
2 13 (48.15%) Software Testing
3 11 (40.74%) Automated Testing
3 11 (40.74%) SDLC
4 9 (33.33%) Test Management
4 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 8 (29.63%) MS Office
5 8 (29.63%) Project Management
5 8 (29.63%) MKS
6 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (22.22%) JIRA
7 6 (22.22%) QA
8 5 (18.52%) .NET
8 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
9 4 (14.81%) HTML
9 4 (14.81%) Finance
10 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
10 3 (11.11%) Internet
10 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
10 3 (11.11%) C#
10 3 (11.11%) CSS
10 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
10 3 (11.11%) System Testing
10 3 (11.11%) TestComplete
10 3 (11.11%) AccuRev
10 3 (11.11%) Selenium
10 3 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
11 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
11 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (29.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) JIRA
2 3 (11.11%) AccuRev
2 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 3 (11.11%) Selenium
2 3 (11.11%) TestComplete
3 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Games
3 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 4 (14.81%) HTML
3 3 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) HTML5
4 1 (3.70%) WCF
4 1 (3.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Test Scripting
2 13 (48.15%) Software Testing
3 11 (40.74%) Automated Testing
3 11 (40.74%) SDLC
4 9 (33.33%) Test Management
5 8 (29.63%) Project Management
6 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
8 3 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 3 (11.11%) System Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Defect Tracking
9 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (3.70%) Automation Testing
10 1 (3.70%) BDD
10 1 (3.70%) Black-Box Testing
10 1 (3.70%) Functional Testing
10 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
10 1 (3.70%) QA Automation
10 1 (3.70%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) C#
1 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) MKS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) PayPal
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £29000 per annum + incremental salary + pension
Posted: 21 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago