The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Staffordshire region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 62 59 63
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 17 13 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.38% 1.98% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 2.51% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 13 12 1
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
504 518 407
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 70.49% 78.96% 75.23%
Number of salaries quoted 406 448 330
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Software Testing
West Midlands

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Staffordshire region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 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
(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 +8 12 £45,000 -
Software Testing
West Midlands

Software Testing
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 11 (57.89%) E-Commerce
1 11 (57.89%) Web Testing
2 10 (52.63%) Test Scripting
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Back Office
6 3 (15.79%) Games
6 3 (15.79%) .NET
7 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Degree
7 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
7 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
7 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.26%) MSTest
7 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (5.26%) ISEB
7 1 (5.26%) Scrum
7 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MSTest
General
1 4 (21.05%) Back Office
2 3 (15.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Test Team Leader
1 8 (42.11%) Team Leader
2 5 (26.32%) Tester
2 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Applications Tester
2 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Software Test Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Software Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) E-Commerce
1 11 (57.89%) Web Testing
2 10 (52.63%) Test Scripting
3 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.26%) Scrum
4 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB