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

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 58 55 64
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 15 17 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.32% 2.73% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 2.76% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 15 13 4
Average salary £32,500 £23,500 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.29% -34.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £19,500 £28,613
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £60,000 £45,950
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
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
631 615 562
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 97.68% 98.87% 97.74%
Number of salaries quoted 571 488 468
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 4 May 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 4 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 +7 12 £32,500 +51.16% 1
Stafford -8 1 £32,500 +12.06%
Tester
West Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 18 (62.07%) JIRA
2 14 (48.28%) Automated Testing
2 14 (48.28%) Test Scripting
3 11 (37.93%) Software Testing
3 11 (37.93%) QA
3 11 (37.93%) SQL
3 11 (37.93%) .NET
4 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
5 7 (24.14%) Finance
5 7 (24.14%) E-Commerce
5 7 (24.14%) Relational Database
6 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (13.79%) Symbian
7 4 (13.79%) ISEB
7 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
7 4 (13.79%) Android
7 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
8 3 (10.34%) Degree
8 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
8 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
8 3 (10.34%) CSS
8 3 (10.34%) HTML
8 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 7 (24.14%) Relational Database
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (62.07%) JIRA
2 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.90%) Metasploit
3 2 (6.90%) AccuRev
4 1 (3.45%) Selenium
4 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) CSS
2 3 (10.34%) HTML
3 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Automated Testing
1 14 (48.28%) Test Scripting
2 11 (37.93%) Software Testing
3 7 (24.14%) E-Commerce
4 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.90%) Validation
6 2 (6.90%) Information Security
6 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.90%) OWASP
6 2 (6.90%) System Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Web Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Automation Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ISEB
2 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (37.93%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) CORE IMPACT
1 2 (6.90%) Nessus
2 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Symbian
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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