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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 53 62 73
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 23 11 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.36% 1.76% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.77% 2.00% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 22 11 11
Median salary £32,500 £29,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.06% -35.55%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
610 549 618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 89.05% 87.84% 80.26%
Number of salaries quoted 544 476 480
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,550 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Staffordshire region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -3 12 £32,500 -7.14%
Burton-upon-Trent -14 4 £25,000 -16.66%
Tamworth -1 3 £35,000 +22.80% 1
Stafford +4 2 £21,000 -16.00%
Software Testing
West Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 24 (66.67%) SDLC
2 18 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 18 (50.00%) QA
3 17 (47.22%) SQL
3 17 (47.22%) Test Scripting
4 16 (44.44%) MS Excel
4 16 (44.44%) ISEB
5 13 (36.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (33.33%) Test Planning
7 11 (30.56%) Project Management
8 10 (27.78%) Degree
8 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 9 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (25.00%) C#
9 9 (25.00%) HTML
9 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 9 (25.00%) MS Office
10 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
10 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
10 8 (22.22%) Retail
11 7 (19.44%) Risk Assessment
11 7 (19.44%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (19.44%) TestPartner
11 7 (19.44%) Performance Testing
11 7 (19.44%) QADirector
11 7 (19.44%) MS Access
11 7 (19.44%) Windows
11 7 (19.44%) VB
11 7 (19.44%) VBA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 16 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 9 (25.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (19.44%) MS Access
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) QADirector
1 7 (19.44%) TestPartner
2 5 (13.89%) Selenium
3 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.33%) JIRA
4 2 (5.56%) TestComplete
General
1 8 (22.22%) Retail
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (75.00%) Tester
2 25 (69.44%) Software Tester
3 10 (27.78%) Automation Tester
4 9 (25.00%) Analyst
5 8 (22.22%) Manual Tester
6 7 (19.44%) Junior
6 7 (19.44%) Test Analyst
7 6 (16.67%) QA Tester
7 6 (16.67%) Software QA Tester
8 5 (13.89%) Junior Tester
8 5 (13.89%) Software Analyst
8 5 (13.89%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (11.11%) Junior Analyst
9 4 (11.11%) Junior QA Tester
9 4 (11.11%) Junior Test Analyst
9 4 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
9 4 (11.11%) QA Analyst
9 4 (11.11%) QA Manual Tester
9 4 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) HTML
2 4 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.78%) Apache Flex
4 1 (2.78%) MXML
4 1 (2.78%) WPF
4 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
1 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) SDLC
2 18 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 17 (47.22%) Test Scripting
4 12 (33.33%) Test Planning
5 11 (30.56%) Project Management
6 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 9 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (19.44%) Black-Box Testing
8 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
8 7 (19.44%) Performance Testing
8 7 (19.44%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
10 5 (13.89%) Test Management
11 4 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
11 4 (11.11%) QMS
11 4 (11.11%) Quality Management
11 4 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
12 3 (8.33%) Automation Testing
12 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) SQL
2 9 (25.00%) C#
3 7 (19.44%) VB
3 7 (19.44%) VBA
4 2 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (44.44%) ISEB
2 13 (36.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (27.78%) Degree
4 7 (19.44%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) MKS
3 3 (8.33%) PayPal
4 1 (2.78%) Adobe
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