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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 60 61 51
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 18 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.52% 0.60% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 0.63% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 8
Average salary £32,500 £50,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +51.51%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -
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
691 639 477
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 96.91% 96.38% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 550 549 405
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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 +12 10 £32,500 -35.00%
Stafford -1 4 £34,000 -
Cannock -2 2 £35,000 +32.70% 1
Tester
West Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 31 (68.89%) .NET
2 23 (51.11%) SQL
3 18 (40.00%) Security Testing
4 17 (37.78%) Degree
5 14 (31.11%) Test Scripting
6 12 (26.67%) Ethical Hacking
6 12 (26.67%) QA
7 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 9 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (20.00%) Software Testing
9 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (13.33%) Automated Testing
10 6 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (13.33%) Manual Testing
11 5 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (11.11%) Usability Testing
11 5 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (11.11%) MSTest
11 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
11 5 (11.11%) Windows
11 5 (11.11%) UML
11 5 (11.11%) Web Services
11 5 (11.11%) C#
11 5 (11.11%) Java
11 5 (11.11%) WCF
11 5 (11.11%) Business Analysis
12 4 (8.89%) ISEB
12 4 (8.89%) Information Security
12 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
13 3 (6.67%) Relational Database

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (11.11%) MSTest
2 3 (6.67%) JIRA
2 3 (6.67%) Selenium
3 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (2.22%) Back Office
1 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (68.89%) .NET
2 5 (11.11%) Web Services
2 5 (11.11%) WCF
3 3 (6.67%) HTML
4 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.22%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Security Testing
2 14 (31.11%) Test Scripting
3 12 (26.67%) Ethical Hacking
4 9 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 9 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Manual Testing
7 5 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 5 (11.11%) UML
7 5 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (11.11%) Usability Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Information Security
9 3 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (4.44%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (4.44%) Release Management
11 1 (2.22%) Web Development
11 1 (2.22%) Integration Testing
11 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 23 (51.11%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) C#
2 5 (11.11%) Java
3 3 (6.67%) PHP
3 3 (6.67%) VB
3 3 (6.67%) VB6
4 2 (4.44%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.44%) C++
5 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (37.78%) Degree
2 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) ISEB
3 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.67%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
Cannock, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits, bonus
Posted: 24 days ago