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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 56 71 55
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 15 7 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.41% 1.01% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 1.32% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 15 7 15
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £25,600 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
512 530 492
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 82.32% 76.48% 82.55%
Number of salaries quoted 444 430 426
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 £30,000 £23,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +15 5 £45,000 -
Burton-upon-Trent +18 2 £30,000 +4.34%
Stafford - 1 £25,000 -
Software Testing
West Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 20 (54.05%) Finance
2 13 (35.14%) ISEB
2 13 (35.14%) Test Scripting
3 11 (29.73%) E-Commerce
4 9 (24.32%) SQL
4 9 (24.32%) .NET
4 9 (24.32%) QA
4 9 (24.32%) Web Testing
5 8 (21.62%) Automated Testing
5 8 (21.62%) JIRA
6 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
6 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (16.22%) Regression Testing
7 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
7 6 (16.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
8 5 (13.51%) People Management
8 5 (13.51%) Android
8 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
8 5 (13.51%) Java
9 4 (10.81%) Symbian
9 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
9 4 (10.81%) Aerospace
9 4 (10.81%) Back Office
9 4 (10.81%) Scrum
9 4 (10.81%) Banking
9 4 (10.81%) Retail
9 4 (10.81%) Automation Testing
10 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
10 3 (8.11%) Test Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (5.41%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) JIRA
2 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
2 3 (8.11%) Selenium
3 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (54.05%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Aerospace
2 4 (10.81%) Back Office
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
2 4 (10.81%) Retail
3 3 (8.11%) Games
4 2 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Tester
2 9 (24.32%) Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Software Tester
4 6 (16.22%) Team Leader
4 6 (16.22%) Test Team Leader
4 6 (16.22%) Test Manager
4 6 (16.22%) Software Team Leader
5 5 (13.51%) Software Manager
5 5 (13.51%) Test Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Test Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Software Test Manager
7 3 (8.11%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) QA Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Junior
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Junior Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.41%) Apache Flex
2 2 (5.41%) MXML
3 1 (2.70%) HTML5
3 1 (2.70%) Silverlight
3 1 (2.70%) WinForms
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.70%) Open Source
2 1 (2.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Android
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Test Scripting
2 11 (29.73%) E-Commerce
3 9 (24.32%) Web Testing
4 8 (21.62%) Automated Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (16.22%) Regression Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
7 5 (13.51%) People Management
8 4 (10.81%) Scrum
8 4 (10.81%) Automation Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Test Management
9 3 (8.11%) Coaching
9 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (5.41%) Validation
10 2 (5.41%) Project Management
10 2 (5.41%) Business Development
10 2 (5.41%) Use Case
10 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
11 1 (2.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) Java
3 3 (8.11%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.70%) VB6
5 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) ISEB
2 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
3 6 (16.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Symbian
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Adobe
Tamworth, Staffordshire
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