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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 57 46 68
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +22
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 13 24 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.10% 4.46% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 5.53% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 1
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £18,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +80.55%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
531 434 430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 85.65% 80.67% 81.13%
Number of salaries quoted 484 380 374
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,445 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 13 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(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
Burton-upon-Trent - 5 £32,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent -10 3 £35,000 -17.64%
Tamworth -12 3 £25,000 +31.57% 1
Lichfield - 1 £27,000 -
Software Testing
West Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (54.29%) SDLC
2 16 (45.71%) QA
2 16 (45.71%) Test Scripting
3 14 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 9 (25.71%) SQL
4 9 (25.71%) .NET
4 9 (25.71%) JIRA
5 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
5 8 (22.86%) Project Management
6 7 (20.00%) MKS
6 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (20.00%) MS Office
6 7 (20.00%) C#
6 7 (20.00%) Test Management
7 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (14.29%) Quality Management
7 5 (14.29%) ISO13485
7 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
7 5 (14.29%) QMS
8 4 (11.43%) Defect Tracking
8 4 (11.43%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (11.43%) HTML
8 4 (11.43%) Java
8 4 (11.43%) CSS
8 4 (11.43%) Data Management
9 3 (8.57%) Selenium
9 3 (8.57%) Degree
9 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Finance

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (2.86%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
2 7 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.86%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) JIRA
2 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.57%) Selenium
3 2 (5.71%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.86%) Appium
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Automotive
2 1 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Tester
2 18 (51.43%) Software Tester
3 11 (31.43%) Analyst
4 8 (22.86%) Automated Tester
4 8 (22.86%) QA Analyst
4 8 (22.86%) QA Tester
5 7 (20.00%) Software QA Tester
6 5 (14.29%) Coordinator
6 5 (14.29%) QA Coordinator
6 5 (14.29%) Quality Analyst
6 5 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (14.29%) Senior QA Analyst
6 5 (14.29%) Senior Quality Analyst
7 4 (11.43%) Junior
7 4 (11.43%) Junior Penetration Tester
7 4 (11.43%) Junior Tester
7 4 (11.43%) Software Analyst
8 3 (8.57%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (8.57%) Graduate Software Tester
8 3 (8.57%) Junior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) .NET
2 4 (11.43%) CSS
2 4 (11.43%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.86%) Apache Flex
3 1 (2.86%) MXML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
1 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
1 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) SDLC
2 16 (45.71%) Test Scripting
3 14 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 8 (22.86%) Project Management
5 7 (20.00%) Test Management
6 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (14.29%) QMS
6 5 (14.29%) Quality Management
7 4 (11.43%) Data Management
7 4 (11.43%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (11.43%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
8 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Automation Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Performance Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
10 1 (2.86%) Release Management
10 1 (2.86%) System Testing
10 1 (2.86%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) SQL
2 7 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (11.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.86%) ISEB
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (45.71%) QA
2 5 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (14.29%) ISO13485
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) MKS
2 1 (2.86%) Adobe
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) SAP
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago