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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 42 69 57
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 27 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.27% 0.32% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.30% 0.44% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 25 2 10
Average salary £35,000 £21,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+62.79% -37.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £18,700 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £24,300 £35,400
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.78%
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
509 458 399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 80.54% 73.75% 76.88%
Number of salaries quoted 432 387 325
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +27 17 £42,500 +70.00%
Cannock - 4 £35,000 -
Stafford - 4 £23,500 -
Software Testing
West Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 27 (54.00%) E-Commerce
2 26 (52.00%) Test Scripting
3 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (34.00%) SQL
5 16 (32.00%) Selenium
5 16 (32.00%) WebDriver
6 15 (30.00%) ISEB
6 15 (30.00%) Web Testing
7 14 (28.00%) Automated Testing
7 14 (28.00%) Java
8 11 (22.00%) C#
8 11 (22.00%) C++
8 11 (22.00%) Degree
8 11 (22.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (22.00%) QA
8 11 (22.00%) Finance
9 10 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (16.00%) Visual Studio
11 7 (14.00%) Release Management
12 6 (12.00%) Automation Testing
12 6 (12.00%) .NET
12 6 (12.00%) Games
12 6 (12.00%) Back Office
13 5 (10.00%) JIRA
13 5 (10.00%) Regression Testing
13 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
13 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
13 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
14 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
14 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (32.00%) Selenium
1 16 (32.00%) WebDriver
2 8 (16.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (10.00%) JIRA
4 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Games
2 6 (12.00%) Back Office
3 4 (8.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (46.00%) Analyst
2 15 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 14 (28.00%) Tester
4 11 (22.00%) Automation Engineer
5 10 (20.00%) Software Tester
6 7 (14.00%) QA Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) Team Leader
7 5 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
8 4 (8.00%) Junior Analyst
8 4 (8.00%) Software Manager
8 4 (8.00%) Test Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) Junior
8 4 (8.00%) Test Manager
8 4 (8.00%) Junior Software Tester
8 4 (8.00%) Automation Tester
8 4 (8.00%) Junior Tester
9 3 (6.00%) Software Team Leader
9 3 (6.00%) Software Test Manager
9 3 (6.00%) QA Engineer
10 2 (4.00%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) .NET
2 2 (4.00%) CSS
2 2 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
1 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.00%) Open Source
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) Windows
1 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (2.00%) Android
1 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (54.00%) E-Commerce
2 26 (52.00%) Test Scripting
3 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (30.00%) Web Testing
5 14 (28.00%) Automated Testing
6 10 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (14.00%) Release Management
8 6 (12.00%) Automation Testing
9 5 (10.00%) Regression Testing
10 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.00%) People Management
10 4 (8.00%) ITIL
11 3 (6.00%) Manual Testing
12 2 (4.00%) Scrum
13 1 (2.00%) Service Management
13 1 (2.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.00%) SQL
2 14 (28.00%) Java
3 11 (22.00%) C#
3 11 (22.00%) C++
4 3 (6.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (30.00%) ISEB
2 11 (22.00%) Degree
2 11 (22.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (8.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.00%) Symbian