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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 59 54 60
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 10 26 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.66% 3.65% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 3.72% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 10 17 6
Average salary £31,500 £23,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.04% -30.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,150 £21,500 £27,938
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £29,000 £43,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
574 698 568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 95.03% 97.90% 97.93%
Number of salaries quoted 508 563 480
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +2 7 £32,500 +51.16% 1
Stafford -10 1 £25,000 -13.79%
Tester
West Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 17 (62.96%) JIRA
2 13 (48.15%) Automated Testing
3 12 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 11 (40.74%) SDLC
4 11 (40.74%) .NET
5 10 (37.04%) SQL
5 10 (37.04%) QA
6 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
8 6 (22.22%) Finance
8 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce
9 5 (18.52%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Symbian
10 4 (14.81%) Android
11 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
11 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
11 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
11 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (11.11%) ISEB
11 3 (11.11%) CSS
11 3 (11.11%) HTML
12 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (7.41%) Information Security
12 2 (7.41%) Validation

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (62.96%) JIRA
2 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.41%) Metasploit
3 2 (7.41%) AccuRev
4 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) CSS
2 3 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
1 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Automated Testing
2 12 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 11 (40.74%) SDLC
4 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce
6 5 (18.52%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (7.41%) Information Security
8 2 (7.41%) Validation
8 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Web Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (7.41%) System Testing
8 2 (7.41%) OWASP
9 1 (3.70%) Open Source
9 1 (3.70%) Automation Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Nessus
1 2 (7.41%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Symbian
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
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