The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Staffordshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 52 40 58
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 19 25 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.08% 4.63% 2.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.11% 4.66% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 19 23 14
Median salary £32,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £20,800 £21,650
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £39,000 £37,100
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
610 536 659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 98.87% 99.26% 97.92%
Number of salaries quoted 515 468 557
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Staffordshire region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 10 December 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Tester
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -15 8 £27,500 -15.38%
Tamworth +7 3 £27,500 -38.88% 2
Stafford -5 1 £32,500 +80.55% 1
Cannock - 1 £32,500 - 1
Tester
West Midlands

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Staffordshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 24 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 23 (52.27%) SQL
3 21 (47.73%) Regression Testing
4 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
5 16 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 16 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (34.09%) Logistics
6 15 (34.09%) Software Testing
7 14 (31.82%) Validation
7 14 (31.82%) EDI
7 14 (31.82%) Data Validation
7 14 (31.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (20.45%) ISEB
8 9 (20.45%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (20.45%) QA
9 6 (13.64%) ISTQB
9 6 (13.64%) Automated Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Manual Testing
10 5 (11.36%) iPad
10 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
10 5 (11.36%) C#
10 5 (11.36%) Information Security
11 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (9.09%) .NET
11 4 (9.09%) Client/Server
11 4 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (9.09%) Test Planning
11 4 (9.09%) Mobile App
11 4 (9.09%) PayPal
11 4 (9.09%) Time Management

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (36.36%) SQL Server
1 16 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (31.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (20.45%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.55%) MS Access
5 1 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Metasploit
1 3 (6.82%) Selenium
2 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.55%) QADirector
2 2 (4.55%) TestPartner
3 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.27%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) Subversion
3 1 (2.27%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (6.82%) Retail
2 2 (4.55%) Back Office
2 2 (4.55%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.82%) EDI
2 4 (9.09%) .NET
3 2 (4.55%) HTML
4 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.27%) WCF
4 1 (2.27%) WPF
4 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) iPad
2 4 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 4 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.27%) Android
3 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 21 (47.73%) Regression Testing
3 15 (34.09%) Logistics
3 15 (34.09%) Software Testing
4 14 (31.82%) Data Validation
4 14 (31.82%) Validation
5 6 (13.64%) Automated Testing
5 6 (13.64%) Manual Testing
6 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
6 5 (11.36%) Information Security
7 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (9.09%) Test Planning
7 4 (9.09%) Time Management
8 3 (6.82%) Automation Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Functional Testing
8 3 (6.82%) OWASP
8 3 (6.82%) Performance Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Project Management
8 3 (6.82%) SDLC
8 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 23 (52.27%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) C#
3 2 (4.55%) VB
3 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
3 2 (4.55%) VBA
4 1 (2.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) ISEB
2 6 (13.64%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.82%) CREST Certified
4 3 (6.82%) Degree
5 2 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Core Impact
1 3 (6.82%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) PayPal
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