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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 50 53 60
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 20 17 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.23% 3.16% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.25% 3.22% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 20 12 9
Average salary £32,500 £31,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% -47.50%
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
615 528 522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 99.19% 98.14% 98.49%
Number of salaries quoted 556 468 444
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
Burton-upon-Trent - 8 £32,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent -5 4 £33,250 +5.55%
Tamworth - 4 £35,000 - 2
Lichfield - 3 £35,000 - 2
Tester
West Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 23 (41.82%) JIRA
1 23 (41.82%) .NET
2 21 (38.18%) SQL
2 21 (38.18%) Software Testing
3 19 (34.55%) Automated Testing
3 19 (34.55%) QA
4 16 (29.09%) Test Scripting
5 15 (27.27%) System Testing
5 15 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 14 (25.45%) C#
6 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (25.45%) SDLC
7 13 (23.64%) Relational Database
8 12 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (21.82%) MS Excel
9 10 (18.18%) Test Management
9 10 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
10 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
10 9 (16.36%) Load Testing
11 8 (14.55%) Finance
11 8 (14.55%) Risk Assessment
11 8 (14.55%) CSS
11 8 (14.55%) HTML
11 8 (14.55%) AccuRev
12 7 (12.73%) Jenkins
12 7 (12.73%) Ranorex
12 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
12 7 (12.73%) MS Office
12 7 (12.73%) Migration
12 7 (12.73%) MKS

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 12 (21.82%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 13 (23.64%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (41.82%) JIRA
2 8 (14.55%) AccuRev
3 7 (12.73%) Jenkins
3 7 (12.73%) Ranorex
4 5 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.64%) Selenium
6 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (14.55%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Publishing
3 1 (1.82%) Automotive
3 1 (1.82%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (41.82%) .NET
2 8 (14.55%) CSS
2 8 (14.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) Mathematics
2 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.18%) Software Testing
2 19 (34.55%) Automated Testing
3 16 (29.09%) Test Scripting
4 15 (27.27%) System Testing
5 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (25.45%) SDLC
6 12 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
7 10 (18.18%) Test Management
8 9 (16.36%) Load Testing
9 8 (14.55%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (12.73%) Data Management
10 7 (12.73%) Migration
10 7 (12.73%) Project Management
10 7 (12.73%) Requirements Management
11 5 (9.09%) Functional Testing
11 5 (9.09%) Regression Testing
12 4 (7.27%) Scrum
13 3 (5.45%) Integration Testing
13 3 (5.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.18%) SQL
2 14 (25.45%) C#
3 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) ISEB
1 5 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.45%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (34.55%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.73%) MKS
3 1 (1.82%) Google
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle
3 1 (1.82%) Twitter
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £29000 per annum + training and excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago