The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Staffordshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 43 63 64
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 36 11 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.41% 1.83% 3.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.53% 1.89% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 35 11 18
Median salary £29,000 £31,500 £23,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.93% +34.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,600 £28,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £38,300
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Tester
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
651 582 717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 97.75% 97.00% 98.76%
Number of salaries quoted 568 511 578
Median salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Staffordshire region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Staffordshire region.

Tester Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Tester
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -4 17 £29,750 -8.46%
Tamworth - 10 £29,500 - 1
Burton-upon-Trent - 3 £27,000 -
Stafford +5 2 £19,000 -24.00%
Lichfield - 1 £35,000 -
Tester
West Midlands

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Staffordshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 32 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 22 (39.29%) Software Testing
3 21 (37.50%) SQL
4 19 (33.93%) QA
5 17 (30.36%) Test Automation
5 17 (30.36%) MS Excel
5 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (28.57%) SDLC
7 15 (26.79%) .NET
8 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 14 (25.00%) Automated Testing
9 13 (23.21%) SQL Server
10 12 (21.43%) C#
10 12 (21.43%) Test Planning
11 11 (19.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (19.64%) ISEB
11 11 (19.64%) Regression Testing
11 11 (19.64%) ISTQB
12 10 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (17.86%) Test Management
13 9 (16.07%) Project Management
14 8 (14.29%) HTML
14 8 (14.29%) MS Office
15 7 (12.50%) JIRA
15 7 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
16 6 (10.71%) Defect Tracking
16 6 (10.71%) Scrum
16 6 (10.71%) Finance
16 6 (10.71%) VB.NET
16 6 (10.71%) Degree

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 17 (30.36%) MS Excel
2 8 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) HTTP
1 2 (3.57%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
2 1 (1.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.14%) MS Access
4 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) JIRA
2 5 (8.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (7.14%) QADirector
3 4 (7.14%) Selenium
3 4 (7.14%) TestComplete
3 4 (7.14%) TestPartner
4 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.79%) AccuRev
5 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (10.71%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 3 (5.36%) Publishing
4 2 (3.57%) Games
5 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) .NET
2 8 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (3.57%) Apache Flex
3 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.57%) EDI
3 2 (3.57%) WCF
4 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.79%) CSS
4 1 (1.79%) HTML5
4 1 (1.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (8.93%) Client/Server
1 5 (8.93%) Driving Licence
2 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) Windows
2 4 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 22 (39.29%) Software Testing
3 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (30.36%) Test Automation
4 16 (28.57%) SDLC
5 14 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 12 (21.43%) Test Planning
7 11 (19.64%) Regression Testing
8 10 (17.86%) Test Management
8 10 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (16.07%) Project Management
10 7 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (10.71%) Defect Tracking
11 6 (10.71%) Manual Testing
11 6 (10.71%) Scrum
12 5 (8.93%) BDD
12 5 (8.93%) Black-Box Testing
12 5 (8.93%) Risk Management
12 5 (8.93%) TDD
13 4 (7.14%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (37.50%) SQL
2 12 (21.43%) C#
3 6 (10.71%) VB.NET
4 4 (7.14%) VB
4 4 (7.14%) VBA
5 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) ISEB
1 11 (19.64%) ISTQB
1 11 (19.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (10.71%) Degree
3 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (33.93%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.93%) MKS
3 2 (3.57%) PayPal
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle
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