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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 35 63 62
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 36 18 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.54% 2.52% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.67% 2.60% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 34 12 3
Average salary £29,750 £32,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.46% -35.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
635 691 641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 97.69% 96.91% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 545 550 549
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +14 23 £28,000 -13.84% 3
Stafford -7 3 £27,500 -19.11%
Lichfield - 3 £32,500 -
Tamworth - 1 £27,500 -
Tester
West Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 23 (48.94%) SQL
1 23 (48.94%) .NET
1 23 (48.94%) QA
2 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (36.17%) JIRA
4 16 (34.04%) Automated Testing
4 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
4 16 (34.04%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (34.04%) System Testing
5 15 (31.91%) C#
6 14 (29.79%) ISEB
6 14 (29.79%) Load Testing
7 12 (25.53%) Test Scripting
7 12 (25.53%) Ranorex
7 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
7 12 (25.53%) Requirements Management
8 11 (23.40%) Software Testing
8 11 (23.40%) Migration
8 11 (23.40%) Relational Database
9 8 (17.02%) Scrum
10 7 (14.89%) ISTQB
10 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
10 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing
10 7 (14.89%) SDLC
10 7 (14.89%) Web Testing
10 7 (14.89%) Manual Testing
11 6 (12.77%) Risk Assessment
12 5 (10.64%) Degree
12 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
12 5 (10.64%) PHP

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
2 11 (23.40%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.38%) MySQL
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.26%) MS Access
6 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (36.17%) JIRA
2 12 (25.53%) Ranorex
3 5 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (8.51%) Selenium
5 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.26%) FogBugz
5 2 (4.26%) QADirector
5 2 (4.26%) Bugzilla
5 2 (4.26%) TestPartner
5 2 (4.26%) AccuRev
6 1 (2.13%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (8.51%) Retail
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (48.94%) .NET
2 4 (8.51%) HTML
3 3 (6.38%) SOAP
4 2 (4.26%) Web Services
4 2 (4.26%) CSS
5 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.13%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Client/Server
2 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) Automated Testing
2 16 (34.04%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (34.04%) System Testing
3 14 (29.79%) Load Testing
4 12 (25.53%) Test Scripting
4 12 (25.53%) Requirements Management
5 11 (23.40%) Software Testing
5 11 (23.40%) Migration
6 8 (17.02%) Scrum
7 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Manual Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Web Testing
7 7 (14.89%) SDLC
8 6 (12.77%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (8.51%) Automation Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Black-Box Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Test Planning
10 3 (6.38%) SOA
11 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 23 (48.94%) SQL
2 15 (31.91%) C#
3 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.64%) PHP
4 4 (8.51%) VB
5 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) ISEB
2 7 (14.89%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.64%) Degree
3 5 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (48.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Nessus
1 1 (2.13%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) VMware
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Stoke on Trent
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
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Salary: £20,000 - £28,000 DOE
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