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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 51 60 68
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 27 18 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.99% 2.79% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.46% 3.08% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 27 15 15
Median salary £32,500 £28,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.03% -36.66%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
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
606 584 575
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 89.64% 90.40% 79.09%
Number of salaries quoted 548 500 447
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £28,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -4 19 £33,500 +34.00% 1
Burton-upon-Trent -6 5 £27,000 -10.00%
Software Testing
West Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 29 (65.91%) SDLC
2 21 (47.73%) QA
3 20 (45.45%) Automated Testing
3 20 (45.45%) Test Scripting
4 18 (40.91%) SQL
5 17 (38.64%) MS Excel
5 17 (38.64%) ISEB
6 14 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (29.55%) Project Management
8 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (27.27%) Test Planning
9 11 (25.00%) Degree
9 11 (25.00%) C#
10 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
10 10 (22.73%) MS Office
10 10 (22.73%) Test Automation
11 9 (20.45%) Manual Testing
11 9 (20.45%) HTML
11 9 (20.45%) E-Commerce
12 8 (18.18%) Regression Testing
12 8 (18.18%) Retail
12 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
13 7 (15.91%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (15.91%) Performance Testing
13 7 (15.91%) Windows 7
13 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (15.91%) Automation Testing
13 7 (15.91%) Black-Box Testing
13 7 (15.91%) ISEB Practitioner
13 7 (15.91%) TestPartner

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 (2.27%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 17 (38.64%) MS Excel
2 10 (22.73%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.91%) MS Access
2 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) QADirector
1 7 (15.91%) Selenium
1 7 (15.91%) TestPartner
2 5 (11.36%) Jenkins
2 5 (11.36%) JIRA
3 2 (4.55%) AccuRev
3 2 (4.55%) TestComplete
3 2 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (18.18%) Retail
2 6 (13.64%) Games
3 2 (4.55%) Back Office
3 2 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (65.91%) Software Tester
1 29 (65.91%) Tester
2 10 (22.73%) Automation Tester
2 10 (22.73%) Manual Tester
3 9 (20.45%) Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) QA Tester
4 7 (15.91%) Software QA Tester
5 6 (13.64%) Junior
5 6 (13.64%) Test Analyst
5 6 (13.64%) Test Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) QA Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) QA Manual Tester
6 5 (11.36%) Software Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Junior Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Junior QA Tester
7 4 (9.09%) Junior Software Tester
7 4 (9.09%) Junior Test Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) HTML
2 4 (9.09%) .NET
3 3 (6.82%) XML
4 2 (4.55%) ADO.NET
4 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.55%) CSS
4 2 (4.55%) WinForms
4 2 (4.55%) WPF
5 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.27%) Apache Flex
5 1 (2.27%) MXML
5 1 (2.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.64%) iPad
3 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Windows
1 7 (15.91%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (65.91%) SDLC
2 20 (45.45%) Automated Testing
2 20 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 13 (29.55%) Project Management
4 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (27.27%) Test Planning
5 10 (22.73%) Test Automation
6 9 (20.45%) E-Commerce
6 9 (20.45%) Manual Testing
7 8 (18.18%) Regression Testing
8 7 (15.91%) Automation Testing
8 7 (15.91%) Black-Box Testing
8 7 (15.91%) Performance Testing
8 7 (15.91%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (15.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Exploratory Testing
10 5 (11.36%) Defect Tracking
10 5 (11.36%) Quality Management
10 5 (11.36%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (11.36%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.91%) SQL
2 11 (25.00%) C#
3 7 (15.91%) VB
3 7 (15.91%) VBA
4 4 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (38.64%) ISEB
2 14 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (25.00%) Degree
4 7 (15.91%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (13.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (47.73%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.64%) PayPal
3 4 (9.09%) MKS
4 1 (2.27%) Adobe
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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