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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 60 53 61
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 15 30 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.44% 3.94% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.57% 4.11% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 15 19 8
Average salary £28,500 £23,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.27% -30.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £26,225
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,700 £50,000
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
583 730 638
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 94.64% 95.93% 97.40%
Number of salaries quoted 509 592 548
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
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
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 3 July 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 -5 9 £28,500 +32.55% 3
Stafford -6 3 £27,500 -5.17% 1
Lichfield - 2 £32,500 -
Tester
West Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (53.13%) JIRA
2 15 (46.88%) QA
3 14 (43.75%) SQL
3 14 (43.75%) .NET
4 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
4 13 (40.63%) Automated Testing
5 10 (31.25%) Test Scripting
6 9 (28.13%) Relational Database
6 9 (28.13%) SDLC
7 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (25.00%) ISEB
8 7 (21.88%) Software Testing
9 6 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (18.75%) C#
9 6 (18.75%) System Testing
9 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
10 5 (15.63%) ISTQB
11 4 (12.50%) Requirements Management
11 4 (12.50%) Scrum
11 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
11 4 (12.50%) PHP
11 4 (12.50%) Load Testing
11 4 (12.50%) Web Testing
11 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
11 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (12.50%) Ranorex
12 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (9.38%) Mobile App

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (28.13%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.25%) MySQL
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) MS Access
4 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (53.13%) JIRA
2 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (12.50%) Ranorex
3 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.25%) FogBugz
3 2 (6.25%) Selenium
3 2 (6.25%) Metasploit
3 2 (6.25%) AccuRev
3 2 (6.25%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.13%) TestPartner
4 1 (3.13%) QADirector
General
1 3 (9.38%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (43.75%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) HTML
3 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.25%) CSS
3 2 (6.25%) SOAP
3 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
1 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.13%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
1 2 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Automated Testing
2 10 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 9 (28.13%) SDLC
4 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (21.88%) Software Testing
6 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (18.75%) System Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Requirements Management
8 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Load Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Web Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Scrum
9 3 (9.38%) Migration
9 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
10 2 (6.25%) SOA
10 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (6.25%) Information Security
10 2 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) C#
3 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.50%) PHP
4 3 (9.38%) VB
5 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) ISEB
2 5 (15.63%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.38%) Degree
3 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (46.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Nessus
1 2 (6.25%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) VMware
2 2 (6.25%) Symbian
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Connectus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum to £35k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago