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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 55 65 55
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 23 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.22% 0.46% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.25% 0.48% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 18 2 10
Average salary £32,500 £38,188 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.89% +15.71%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
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
707 628 488
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 98.88% 96.62% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 571 534 414
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £20,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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 +18 14 £32,500 -35.00%
Stafford +1 6 £34,000 -
Cannock 0 3 £35,000 +32.70% 1
Tester
West Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 33 (63.46%) .NET
2 26 (50.00%) SQL
3 20 (38.46%) Security Testing
4 19 (36.54%) Degree
5 17 (32.69%) Test Scripting
6 15 (28.85%) QA
7 12 (23.08%) SQL Server
8 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (21.15%) Ethical Hacking
8 11 (21.15%) Software Testing
8 11 (21.15%) Manual Testing
9 9 (17.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 7 (13.46%) Automated Testing
10 7 (13.46%) ISEB
10 7 (13.46%) Java
11 6 (11.54%) C#
11 6 (11.54%) Information Security
11 6 (11.54%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (9.62%) Selenium
12 5 (9.62%) WCF
12 5 (9.62%) Business Analysis
12 5 (9.62%) Web Services
12 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
12 5 (9.62%) Windows
12 5 (9.62%) UML
12 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (9.62%) Usability Testing
12 5 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (9.62%) MSTest
13 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Selenium
1 5 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (9.62%) MSTest
2 4 (7.69%) WebDriver
2 4 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (1.92%) Back Office
1 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
1 1 (1.92%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (63.46%) .NET
2 5 (9.62%) WCF
2 5 (9.62%) Web Services
3 3 (5.77%) HTML
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Mathematics
1 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (1.92%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Windows
2 3 (5.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Security Testing
2 17 (32.69%) Test Scripting
3 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (21.15%) Ethical Hacking
3 11 (21.15%) Software Testing
3 11 (21.15%) Manual Testing
4 9 (17.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 7 (13.46%) Automated Testing
6 6 (11.54%) Information Security
6 6 (11.54%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (9.62%) Business Analysis
7 5 (9.62%) UML
7 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (9.62%) Usability Testing
8 3 (5.77%) Release Management
8 3 (5.77%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (3.85%) E-Commerce
9 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
10 1 (1.92%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (13.46%) Java
3 6 (11.54%) C#
4 3 (5.77%) VB6
4 3 (5.77%) C++
4 3 (5.77%) PHP
4 3 (5.77%) VB
4 3 (5.77%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (36.54%) Degree
2 7 (13.46%) ISEB
3 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (28.85%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
Cannock, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago