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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 47 - 53
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 21 0 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.83% - 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.05% - 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 12 0 5
Average salary £32,500 - £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,050 - £30,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 - £45,900
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
416 385 399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 75.77% 78.09% 79.64%
Number of salaries quoted 363 334 340
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 - 11 £42,500 - 4
Tamworth - 5 £19,000 -
Cannock - 1 £22,500 -
Stafford - 1 £22,000 -
Software Testing
West Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 25 (53.19%) Test Scripting
2 22 (46.81%) E-Commerce
3 19 (40.43%) Finance
4 14 (29.79%) ISEB
5 13 (27.66%) QA
5 13 (27.66%) WebDriver
5 13 (27.66%) Selenium
6 12 (25.53%) Automated Testing
6 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (25.53%) Java
6 12 (25.53%) SQL
7 9 (19.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (17.02%) Web Testing
8 8 (17.02%) Degree
9 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
9 7 (14.89%) JIRA
10 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing
10 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
10 6 (12.77%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (10.64%) Automation Testing
11 5 (10.64%) C#
11 5 (10.64%) C++
11 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
11 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
11 5 (10.64%) Scrum
11 5 (10.64%) Back Office
12 4 (8.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (8.51%) Aerospace

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS Office
3 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) Selenium
1 13 (27.66%) WebDriver
2 7 (14.89%) JIRA
3 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (40.43%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Back Office
3 4 (8.51%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (8.51%) Aerospace
3 4 (8.51%) Banking
3 4 (8.51%) Retail
4 3 (6.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Analyst
2 14 (29.79%) Tester
3 11 (23.40%) Software Tester
3 11 (23.40%) Automation Engineer
4 8 (17.02%) Test Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) QA Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Test Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Junior
6 4 (8.51%) Test Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Junior Software Tester
6 4 (8.51%) Junior Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Software Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Junior Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Software Team Leader
7 3 (6.38%) Software Test Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (6.38%) Team Leader
8 2 (4.26%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) .NET
2 2 (4.26%) HTML
2 2 (4.26%) XML
3 1 (2.13%) WinForms
3 1 (2.13%) Silverlight
3 1 (2.13%) HTML5
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.26%) Wiki
2 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) Open Source
3 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Android
2 3 (6.38%) Windows
3 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Vista
3 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (53.19%) Test Scripting
2 22 (46.81%) E-Commerce
3 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.53%) Automated Testing
4 8 (17.02%) Web Testing
5 6 (12.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Scrum
6 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (10.64%) Automation Testing
7 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.51%) People Management
8 3 (6.38%) Release Management
9 2 (4.26%) ITIL
9 2 (4.26%) Service Management
10 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
10 1 (2.13%) Coaching
10 1 (2.13%) Test Management
10 1 (2.13%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) Java
1 12 (25.53%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) C#
2 5 (10.64%) C++
3 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.13%) VB
3 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) ISEB
2 9 (19.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (17.02%) Degree
4 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.26%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.66%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) Symbian
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Posted: 15 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Bonus
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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