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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 39 51 62
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 45 24 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.60% 3.70% 3.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.81% 3.82% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 45 22 14
Median salary £30,000 £28,500 £23,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +21.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,450
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
661 628 706
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 96.92% 96.76% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 596 536 577
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £50,000 £52,500
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 27 £32,500 +14.03%
Tamworth +10 11 £30,000 +9.09%
Burton-upon-Trent - 5 £27,000 -
Tester
West Midlands

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 45 (63.38%) Test Scripting
2 35 (49.30%) SQL
3 29 (40.85%) Software Testing
4 27 (38.03%) Regression Testing
5 24 (33.80%) QA
6 23 (32.39%) Microsoft
7 22 (30.99%) SQL Server
7 22 (30.99%) MS Excel
8 20 (28.17%) ISEB
9 19 (26.76%) SDLC
10 18 (25.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 18 (25.35%) Test Planning
10 18 (25.35%) Test Automation
11 17 (23.94%) Automated Testing
11 17 (23.94%) C#
12 16 (22.54%) .NET
12 16 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (22.54%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (19.72%) ISTQB
14 11 (15.49%) Manual Testing
14 11 (15.49%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (15.49%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (15.49%) Project Management
15 10 (14.08%) HTML
15 10 (14.08%) MS Office
15 10 (14.08%) Risk Assessment
15 10 (14.08%) Degree
15 10 (14.08%) Test Management
15 10 (14.08%) SQL Server 2012
16 9 (12.68%) Data Validation

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 22 (30.99%) MS Excel
2 10 (14.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) HTTP
1 2 (2.82%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (30.99%) SQL Server
2 16 (22.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (15.49%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (14.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (9.86%) MS Access
6 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (9.86%) QADirector
1 7 (9.86%) TestPartner
2 6 (8.45%) JIRA
2 6 (8.45%) Selenium
3 5 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (7.04%) TestComplete
4 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.41%) HP UFT
General
1 8 (11.27%) Retail
2 6 (8.45%) Finance
3 4 (5.63%) Games
4 2 (2.82%) Back Office
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.54%) .NET
2 10 (14.08%) HTML
3 9 (12.68%) EDI
4 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.23%) WCF
5 2 (2.82%) Apache Flex
5 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.82%) WPF
6 1 (1.41%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.41%) HTML5
6 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.04%) Client/Server
2 5 (7.04%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.23%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.82%) iPad
5 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) Windows
2 7 (9.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.41%) Android
3 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (63.38%) Test Scripting
2 29 (40.85%) Software Testing
3 27 (38.03%) Regression Testing
4 19 (26.76%) SDLC
5 18 (25.35%) Test Automation
5 18 (25.35%) Test Planning
6 17 (23.94%) Automated Testing
7 16 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (15.49%) Manual Testing
8 11 (15.49%) Project Management
8 11 (15.49%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (14.08%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (14.08%) Test Management
10 9 (12.68%) Data Validation
10 9 (12.68%) Defect Tracking
10 9 (12.68%) Logistics
10 9 (12.68%) Validation
11 8 (11.27%) Black-Box Testing
12 7 (9.86%) Performance Testing
12 7 (9.86%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (49.30%) SQL
2 17 (23.94%) C#
3 7 (9.86%) VB
3 7 (9.86%) VB.NET
3 7 (9.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (28.17%) ISEB
2 18 (25.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (19.72%) ISTQB
4 10 (14.08%) Degree
5 7 (9.86%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (33.80%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (32.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.63%) MKS
2 4 (5.63%) PayPal
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle