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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 56 61 63
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 17 19 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.59% 2.61% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.98% 3.46% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 14 15 9
Average salary £28,500 £45,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.66% +32.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,650 £35,000 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
571 549 537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 87.04% 75.41% 81.74%
Number of salaries quoted 483 435 466
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 £28,000 £24,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 7 £25,000 -44.44%
Tamworth - 5 £28,500 - 2
Stafford - 2 £25,000 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £30,000 -
Software Testing
West Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (37.50%) SQL
1 12 (37.50%) ISEB
1 12 (37.50%) SDLC
2 11 (34.38%) .NET
3 8 (25.00%) QA
3 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 8 (25.00%) Finance
3 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (21.88%) C#
4 7 (21.88%) Degree
4 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
5 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (18.75%) JIRA
5 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing
5 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
5 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
6 5 (15.63%) Project Management
6 5 (15.63%) Windows
6 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
6 5 (15.63%) HTML
6 5 (15.63%) Release Management
6 5 (15.63%) Web Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Coaching
6 5 (15.63%) People Management
7 4 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
7 4 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
7 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (12.50%) System Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (6.25%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (12.50%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.25%) MS Access
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) JIRA
2 2 (6.25%) QADirector
2 2 (6.25%) Selenium
2 2 (6.25%) TestComplete
2 2 (6.25%) AccuRev
2 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.25%) TestDirector
2 2 (6.25%) TestPartner
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Games
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Analyst
1 10 (31.25%) Test Team Leader
1 10 (31.25%) Team Leader
2 9 (28.13%) Software Team Leader
3 7 (21.88%) Software Tester
3 7 (21.88%) Tester
4 6 (18.75%) Project Manager
5 5 (15.63%) Junior
5 5 (15.63%) Junior Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Business Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Junior Project Manager
6 4 (12.50%) Test Manager
6 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Junior Business Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) QA Tester
7 3 (9.38%) Software Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Junior Business Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Software Test Manager
8 2 (6.25%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) .NET
2 5 (15.63%) HTML
3 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.25%) Apache Flex
3 2 (6.25%) MXML
4 1 (3.13%) HTML5
4 1 (3.13%) Silverlight
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.13%) COM
4 1 (3.13%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) SDLC
2 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
4 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing
5 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
5 5 (15.63%) Project Management
5 5 (15.63%) Release Management
5 5 (15.63%) Web Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Coaching
5 5 (15.63%) People Management
6 4 (12.50%) Logistics
6 4 (12.50%) System Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
6 4 (12.50%) ERP
6 4 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 4 (12.50%) CRM
7 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) SQL
2 7 (21.88%) C#
3 3 (9.38%) VB
4 2 (6.25%) VBA
4 2 (6.25%) Objective-C
4 2 (6.25%) Java
4 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.13%) VB6
5 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) ISEB
2 7 (21.88%) Degree
3 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 4 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) IEC 61508
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) SAP
3 2 (6.25%) Adobe
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28500 per annum + training and excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 23 days ago