The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Staffordshire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 53 62 59
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 23 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.15% 1.38% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.29% 1.42% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 5
Average salary £23,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.88% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £28,188 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,450 £50,000 £47,300
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
699 632 510
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 95.75% 96.93% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 565 543 429
Average salary £35,000 £35,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.70% -11.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
West Midlands

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 24 July 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 +10 15 £21,500 -48.80% 1
Stafford -8 3 £29,000 -
Tester
West Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 32 (82.05%) .NET
2 19 (48.72%) Security Testing
3 17 (43.59%) SQL
4 14 (35.90%) Ethical Hacking
5 13 (33.33%) Degree
6 12 (30.77%) Test Scripting
6 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
7 9 (23.08%) QA
7 9 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (12.82%) WCF
9 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (12.82%) Business Analysis
9 5 (12.82%) Software Testing
9 5 (12.82%) Usability Testing
9 5 (12.82%) Manual Testing
9 5 (12.82%) MSTest
9 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (12.82%) Windows
9 5 (12.82%) UML
9 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
9 5 (12.82%) Web Services
9 5 (12.82%) Information Security
10 4 (10.26%) C#
10 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
10 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
11 3 (7.69%) VB6
11 3 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
11 3 (7.69%) Web Development

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 2 (5.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MSTest
1 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (82.05%) .NET
2 5 (12.82%) WCF
2 5 (12.82%) Web Services
3 3 (7.69%) HTML
3 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) Security Testing
2 14 (35.90%) Ethical Hacking
3 12 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 9 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (12.82%) Business Analysis
6 5 (12.82%) Software Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Usability Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Manual Testing
6 5 (12.82%) UML
6 5 (12.82%) Information Security
7 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Web Development
8 3 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
9 1 (2.56%) OWASP
9 1 (2.56%) Integration Testing
9 1 (2.56%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) C#
3 3 (7.69%) VB6
3 3 (7.69%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) PHP
3 3 (7.69%) VB
4 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago