The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Staffordshire region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 66 61 50
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 4 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.34% 0.71% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.73% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 10
Average salary £29,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
Job Titles Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
575 546 537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 98.63% 96.81% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 462 460 444
Average salary £36,250 £34,050 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.46% -14.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £16,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Software Tester
West Midlands

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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Stafford -5 2 £29,000 +5.45%
Software Tester
West Midlands

Software Tester
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) MSTest

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) MSTest
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft