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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 53 54 63
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 23 22 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.58% 3.06% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.76% 3.20% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 21 13 6
Average salary £28,500 £23,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.27% -30.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £28,188
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
612 687 640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 95.18% 95.68% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 526 557 556
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 4 August 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 August 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 13 £28,000 +24.44%
Stafford -1 4 £27,500 -5.17%
Lichfield - 3 £32,500 -
Tamworth - 1 £27,500 - 1
Tester
West Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 19 (50.00%) QA
2 17 (44.74%) SQL
2 17 (44.74%) .NET
3 16 (42.11%) JIRA
4 15 (39.47%) SQL Server
5 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (36.84%) Automated Testing
6 12 (31.58%) ISEB
7 11 (28.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (28.95%) Test Scripting
8 10 (26.32%) System Testing
8 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
9 9 (23.68%) C#
9 9 (23.68%) Relational Database
9 9 (23.68%) SDLC
10 8 (21.05%) Software Testing
10 8 (21.05%) Load Testing
11 7 (18.42%) Web Testing
11 7 (18.42%) Requirements Management
11 7 (18.42%) Scrum
11 7 (18.42%) Risk Assessment
11 7 (18.42%) Migration
11 7 (18.42%) Ranorex
12 6 (15.79%) Regression Testing
12 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
12 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
13 5 (13.16%) Degree
13 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
13 5 (13.16%) PHP
13 5 (13.16%) Windows

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (15.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (39.47%) SQL Server
2 9 (23.68%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.89%) MySQL
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) MS Access
6 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (42.11%) JIRA
2 7 (18.42%) Ranorex
3 4 (10.53%) Selenium
3 4 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.26%) FogBugz
4 2 (5.26%) QADirector
4 2 (5.26%) Bugzilla
4 2 (5.26%) TestPartner
4 2 (5.26%) AccuRev
5 1 (2.63%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (10.53%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (44.74%) .NET
2 4 (10.53%) HTML
3 3 (7.89%) SOAP
4 2 (5.26%) Web Services
4 2 (5.26%) CSS
5 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.63%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Client/Server
1 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
1 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (36.84%) Automated Testing
2 11 (28.95%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (28.95%) Test Scripting
3 10 (26.32%) System Testing
4 9 (23.68%) SDLC
5 8 (21.05%) Load Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Requirements Management
6 7 (18.42%) Web Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Migration
6 7 (18.42%) Scrum
6 7 (18.42%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (15.79%) Regression Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Black-Box Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Test Planning
10 3 (7.89%) Automation Testing
11 2 (5.26%) BDD
11 2 (5.26%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) SQL
2 9 (23.68%) C#
3 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.16%) PHP
4 4 (10.53%) VB
5 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) ISEB
2 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 5 (13.16%) Degree
4 4 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Nessus
1 1 (2.63%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) VMware
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 27 days ago