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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 48 59 52
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 14 10 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.65% 1.69% 2.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.77% 1.73% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 9 10 8
Average salary £31,500 £60,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-47.50% +71.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,700 £55,900 £32,050
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £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
506 578 485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 95.65% 97.97% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 445 500 416
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,000 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +1 7 £31,500 -47.50%
Stafford - 5 £22,000 - 1
Tester
West Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 22 (53.66%) SQL
2 18 (43.90%) ISEB
2 18 (43.90%) Software Testing
3 17 (41.46%) Degree
3 17 (41.46%) Test Scripting
4 16 (39.02%) QA
5 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
6 11 (26.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (26.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (26.83%) Automated Testing
7 10 (24.39%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (21.95%) E-Commerce
8 9 (21.95%) .NET
8 9 (21.95%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (19.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (19.51%) Manual Testing
9 8 (19.51%) JIRA
9 8 (19.51%) Computer Science
9 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (17.07%) ISTQB
10 7 (17.07%) Finance
11 6 (14.63%) UNIX
11 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
11 6 (14.63%) Mathematics
11 6 (14.63%) Selenium
12 5 (12.20%) WebDriver
12 5 (12.20%) Java
13 4 (9.76%) Symbian

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (14.63%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (26.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 11 (26.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (19.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) JIRA
2 6 (14.63%) Selenium
3 5 (12.20%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.44%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (21.95%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (17.07%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Computer Science
1 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.63%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.44%) Open Source
3 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) UNIX
2 4 (9.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Software Testing
2 17 (41.46%) Test Scripting
3 11 (26.83%) Automated Testing
4 10 (24.39%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (21.95%) E-Commerce
6 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (19.51%) Manual Testing
7 4 (9.76%) Security Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Release Management
8 3 (7.32%) Information Security
9 2 (4.88%) Regression Testing
9 2 (4.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 1 (2.44%) OWASP
10 1 (2.44%) Network Architecture
10 1 (2.44%) Automation Testing
10 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (2.44%) Penetration Testing
10 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (2.44%) Web Testing
10 1 (2.44%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) Java
3 3 (7.32%) VB.NET
3 3 (7.32%) C#
3 3 (7.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (43.90%) ISEB
2 17 (41.46%) Degree
3 7 (17.07%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (39.02%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.44%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (2.44%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Symbian
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