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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 57 63 58
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 23 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.16% 0.31% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.07% 0.41% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 22 2 5
Average salary £35,000 £25,625 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.58% -29.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £22,325 £32,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £28,925 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
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
565 485 397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 77.72% 75.55% 81.02%
Number of salaries quoted 446 403 316
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £58,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 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 September 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 - 13 £36,250 - 1
Cannock +2 7 £35,000 +17.64% 1
Tamworth - 1 £19,500 -
Software Testing
West Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 19 (51.35%) Test Scripting
2 18 (48.65%) E-Commerce
3 15 (40.54%) SQL
3 15 (40.54%) Web Testing
3 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (29.73%) Automated Testing
5 8 (21.62%) ISEB
5 8 (21.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (18.92%) C#
6 7 (18.92%) C++
6 7 (18.92%) .NET
6 7 (18.92%) Back Office
7 6 (16.22%) Degree
7 6 (16.22%) Selenium
7 6 (16.22%) WebDriver
8 5 (13.51%) Release Management
9 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (10.81%) QA
9 4 (10.81%) Games
9 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
9 4 (10.81%) Java
10 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
10 3 (8.11%) VB.NET
10 3 (8.11%) Scrum
10 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
10 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
11 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
11 2 (5.41%) ITIL

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (2.70%) MS Office
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Selenium
1 6 (16.22%) WebDriver
2 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.70%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) MSTest
3 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (18.92%) Back Office
2 4 (10.81%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Analyst
2 13 (35.14%) Test Analyst
3 11 (29.73%) Tester
4 9 (24.32%) Test Team Leader
4 9 (24.32%) Team Leader
5 5 (13.51%) Applications Tester
6 4 (10.81%) Software Team Leader
7 3 (8.11%) Automation Tester
7 3 (8.11%) QA Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Software Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Test Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Solutions Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Software Manager
9 1 (2.70%) Test Consultant
9 1 (2.70%) QA Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Consultant
9 1 (2.70%) Support Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Software Test Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) CSS
2 1 (2.70%) XML
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Wiki
2 1 (2.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
1 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
1 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
1 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Test Scripting
2 18 (48.65%) E-Commerce
3 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (40.54%) Web Testing
4 11 (29.73%) Automated Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Release Management
6 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
7 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Scrum
8 2 (5.41%) ITIL
8 2 (5.41%) Automation Testing
9 1 (2.70%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) C#
2 7 (18.92%) C++
3 4 (10.81%) Java
4 3 (8.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) ISEB
1 8 (21.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (16.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £24k - 26k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: To £25k + bns + pkg
Posted: Yesterday
Cannock, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 9 days ago