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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 58 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 12 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.94% 2.04% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 2.08% -
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 0
Average salary £32,500 £31,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
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
615 528 522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 99.19% 98.14% 98.49%
Number of salaries quoted 556 468 444
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 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 13 February 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
Burton-upon-Trent - 6 £32,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent -3 3 £32,500 +3.17%
Lichfield - 1 £45,000 -
Tamworth - 1 £47,500 - 1
Software Tester
West Midlands

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 18 (54.55%) Software Testing
2 16 (48.48%) JIRA
3 15 (45.45%) Automated Testing
4 14 (42.42%) QA
5 13 (39.39%) SDLC
6 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
7 11 (33.33%) .NET
8 9 (27.27%) SQL
8 9 (27.27%) Relational Database
9 8 (24.24%) Test Management
9 8 (24.24%) Defect Tracking
9 8 (24.24%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
9 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
10 7 (21.21%) MS Office
10 7 (21.21%) C#
10 7 (21.21%) Project Management
10 7 (21.21%) Data Management
10 7 (21.21%) MKS
11 6 (18.18%) System Testing
12 5 (15.15%) AccuRev
12 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
12 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (15.15%) Finance
12 5 (15.15%) HTML
12 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
12 5 (15.15%) CSS
12 5 (15.15%) Internet
13 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
13 3 (9.09%) Degree

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
2 7 (21.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) Relational Database
2 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (48.48%) JIRA
2 5 (15.15%) AccuRev
2 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Automotive
2 1 (3.03%) Games
2 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) CSS
2 5 (15.15%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Software Testing
2 15 (45.45%) Automated Testing
3 13 (39.39%) SDLC
4 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
5 8 (24.24%) Defect Tracking
5 8 (24.24%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (24.24%) Test Management
6 7 (21.21%) Data Management
6 7 (21.21%) Project Management
7 6 (18.18%) System Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Functional Testing
10 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (3.03%) Automation Testing
11 1 (3.03%) Data Protection
11 1 (3.03%) Integration Testing
11 1 (3.03%) Load Testing
11 1 (3.03%) Test Automation
11 1 (3.03%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) C#
3 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) ISEB
2 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (42.42%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) MKS
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
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