The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 49 53 50
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 16 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.93% 2.00% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.02% 2.04% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 8
Average salary £32,500 £60,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-45.83% +71.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £19,000 £32,050
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £60,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
529 491 486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 96.89% 98.40% 95.67%
Number of salaries quoted 471 408 418
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 3 March 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Tester
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 3 March 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 0 10 £32,500 -45.83% 4
Stafford - 4 £26,750 -
Tester
West Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 17 (47.22%) SQL
2 15 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 14 (38.89%) Software Testing
3 14 (38.89%) QA
3 14 (38.89%) ISEB
4 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
5 12 (33.33%) Degree
6 11 (30.56%) JIRA
7 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (27.78%) Automated Testing
7 10 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (25.00%) .NET
9 8 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
9 8 (22.22%) E-Commerce
10 7 (19.44%) Finance
10 7 (19.44%) ISTQB
11 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
12 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (11.11%) Security Testing
13 4 (11.11%) Symbian
13 4 (11.11%) Android
14 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
14 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
14 3 (8.33%) Information Security

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
2 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) JIRA
2 3 (8.33%) Selenium
2 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.78%) Metasploit
4 1 (2.78%) AccuRev
General
1 9 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (19.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) HTML
2 2 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.78%) Open Source
5 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Android
2 3 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 14 (38.89%) Software Testing
3 10 (27.78%) Automated Testing
3 10 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Security Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Information Security
7 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
8 2 (5.56%) Validation
8 2 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (2.78%) Release Management
9 1 (2.78%) System Testing
9 1 (2.78%) Data Protection
9 1 (2.78%) OWASP
9 1 (2.78%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.78%) C#
3 1 (2.78%) C++
3 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) ISEB
2 12 (33.33%) Degree
3 7 (19.44%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.78%) VCP4
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (38.89%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Nessus
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.78%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Symbian
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + good bens + OTE
Posted: 42 minutes ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-on-Trent
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Bonus
Posted: 18 days ago