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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 52 54 60
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 21 22 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.26% 3.12% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.73% 4.02% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 17 19 5
Average salary £28,500 £35,000 £29,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.57% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £34,600 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
563 547 534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 87.42% 77.48% 80.66%
Number of salaries quoted 480 420 449
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -4 8 £26,250 -36.36% 1
Tamworth - 6 £28,500 -
Stafford - 2 - -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £32,500 -
Software Testing
West Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (34.29%) SQL
1 12 (34.29%) SDLC
2 11 (31.43%) ISEB
3 10 (28.57%) .NET
3 10 (28.57%) QA
4 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
4 8 (22.86%) C#
4 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (22.86%) JIRA
4 8 (22.86%) Mentoring
5 7 (20.00%) System Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Release Management
5 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Finance
6 6 (17.14%) ERP
6 6 (17.14%) Project Management
6 6 (17.14%) SAP
6 6 (17.14%) CRM
6 6 (17.14%) SAP ERP
6 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
6 6 (17.14%) Web Testing
6 6 (17.14%) Logistics
6 6 (17.14%) Degree
6 6 (17.14%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
7 5 (14.29%) People Management
7 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
8 4 (11.43%) HTML

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.71%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (17.14%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.71%) MS Access
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) JIRA
2 2 (5.71%) QADirector
2 2 (5.71%) Selenium
2 2 (5.71%) TestComplete
2 2 (5.71%) AccuRev
2 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.71%) TestDirector
2 2 (5.71%) TestPartner
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Games
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Tester
2 9 (25.71%) Test Team Leader
2 9 (25.71%) Software Tester
2 9 (25.71%) Team Leader
3 8 (22.86%) Project Manager
3 8 (22.86%) Software Team Leader
4 7 (20.00%) Junior Analyst
4 7 (20.00%) Junior
5 6 (17.14%) Business Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) Junior Business Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) Junior Project Manager
6 4 (11.43%) QA Tester
6 4 (11.43%) Test Manager
6 4 (11.43%) Junior Business Manager
6 4 (11.43%) Business Project Manager
6 4 (11.43%) Business Manager
7 3 (8.57%) Software Manager
7 3 (8.57%) Test Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) .NET
2 4 (11.43%) HTML
3 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.71%) Apache Flex
3 2 (5.71%) MXML
4 1 (2.86%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) SDLC
2 8 (22.86%) Mentoring
2 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (20.00%) System Testing
3 7 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 7 (20.00%) Release Management
4 6 (17.14%) CRM
4 6 (17.14%) ERP
4 6 (17.14%) Project Management
4 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
4 6 (17.14%) Web Testing
4 6 (17.14%) Logistics
5 5 (14.29%) People Management
6 4 (11.43%) Coaching
6 4 (11.43%) Black-Box Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Test Planning
6 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
6 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.57%) Validation
7 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.71%) VB
3 2 (5.71%) VBA
3 2 (5.71%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.86%) C
4 1 (2.86%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
4 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) ISEB
2 6 (17.14%) Degree
3 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 4 (11.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) IEC 61508
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) SAP
3 2 (5.71%) Adobe
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
IT Recruitment Company
Salary: £20,000 - £28,000 DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago