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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 57 63 55
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 22 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.07% 0.74% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.03% 0.94% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 19 4 4
Average salary £35,000 £27,875 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.56% -20.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,600 £22,850 £32,800
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,425 £37,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
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
546 533 391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 76.26% 78.96% 78.04%
Number of salaries quoted 426 444 313
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014. 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 - 13 £41,250 - 1
Cannock +3 6 £35,000 +25.56% 1
Software Testing
West Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 15 (48.39%) E-Commerce
1 15 (48.39%) Test Scripting
2 14 (45.16%) Web Testing
3 13 (41.94%) SQL
4 10 (32.26%) Automated Testing
5 7 (22.58%) ISEB
5 7 (22.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (19.35%) Back Office
6 6 (19.35%) C#
6 6 (19.35%) C++
6 6 (19.35%) .NET
7 5 (16.13%) Degree
8 4 (12.90%) Games
8 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
8 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (12.90%) Release Management
9 3 (9.68%) QA
9 3 (9.68%) Selenium
9 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (9.68%) WebDriver
9 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (6.45%) Scrum
10 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
10 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
10 2 (6.45%) Java
10 2 (6.45%) ITIL
10 2 (6.45%) VB.NET
10 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
10 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (6.45%) Manual Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.68%) Selenium
2 3 (9.68%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.23%) MSTest
3 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 6 (19.35%) Back Office
2 4 (12.90%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Analyst
2 12 (38.71%) Test Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) Test Team Leader
3 9 (29.03%) Tester
3 9 (29.03%) Team Leader
4 5 (16.13%) Applications Tester
5 4 (12.90%) Software Team Leader
6 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Solutions Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Software Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Software Test Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Web Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) CSS
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) E-Commerce
1 15 (48.39%) Test Scripting
2 14 (45.16%) Web Testing
3 10 (32.26%) Automated Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Release Management
4 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL
6 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Scrum
6 2 (6.45%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) C#
2 6 (19.35%) C++
3 2 (6.45%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) ISEB
1 7 (22.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (16.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 38k per year + Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits, bonus
Posted: 27 days ago