The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 55 71 51
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -20
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 15 3 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.29% 0.48% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 0.63% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 15 3 11
Average salary £40,000 £28,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.13% -23.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,550 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Software Testing
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
525 479 479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 80.28% 76.52% 83.02%
Number of salaries quoted 468 383 405
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 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 +12 6 £42,500 -5.55%
Burton-upon-Trent +17 2 £30,000 +4.34%
Software Testing
West Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 22 (52.38%) Finance
2 16 (38.10%) Test Scripting
3 15 (35.71%) E-Commerce
4 13 (30.95%) ISEB
5 10 (23.81%) Web Testing
6 9 (21.43%) QA
6 9 (21.43%) SQL
6 9 (21.43%) .NET
6 9 (21.43%) Automated Testing
6 9 (21.43%) JIRA
7 7 (16.67%) Java
7 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 7 (16.67%) People Management
8 6 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
9 5 (11.90%) Android
9 5 (11.90%) Selenium
9 5 (11.90%) WebDriver
9 5 (11.90%) Automation Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
10 4 (9.52%) Test Management
10 4 (9.52%) Aerospace
10 4 (9.52%) Symbian
10 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
10 4 (9.52%) Banking
10 4 (9.52%) Retail
10 4 (9.52%) Back Office

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.76%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) JIRA
2 5 (11.90%) Selenium
2 5 (11.90%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (52.38%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Aerospace
2 4 (9.52%) Games
2 4 (9.52%) Banking
2 4 (9.52%) Retail
2 4 (9.52%) Back Office
3 2 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Tester
2 9 (21.43%) Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) Software Tester
3 8 (19.05%) Test Manager
4 7 (16.67%) Software Manager
5 6 (14.29%) Software Team Leader
5 6 (14.29%) Test Team Leader
5 6 (14.29%) Team Leader
6 5 (11.90%) Test Analyst
6 5 (11.90%) Software Test Manager
6 5 (11.90%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Consultant
7 4 (9.52%) Test Consultant
8 3 (7.14%) QA Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Junior Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Junior Software Tester
9 2 (4.76%) Testing Manager
9 2 (4.76%) Junior Tester
9 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.76%) Apache Flex
2 2 (4.76%) MXML
2 2 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) HTML5
3 1 (2.38%) Silverlight
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.38%) CSS
3 1 (2.38%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
1 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.38%) Wiki
2 1 (2.38%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Android
2 2 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Test Scripting
2 15 (35.71%) E-Commerce
3 10 (23.81%) Web Testing
4 9 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 7 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (16.67%) People Management
6 5 (11.90%) Automation Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
7 4 (9.52%) Scrum
7 4 (9.52%) Test Management
8 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (7.14%) Coaching
9 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
9 2 (4.76%) Project Management
9 2 (4.76%) Validation
9 2 (4.76%) Business Development
9 2 (4.76%) Use Case
9 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) SQL
2 7 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.38%) VB6
5 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) ISEB
2 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 6 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Symbian
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Adobe
Staffordshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago