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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 52 65 56
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 17 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.69% 0.97% 2.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 1.00% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 6
Average salary £25,000 £60,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-58.33% +73.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £60,000 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £60,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
599 603 505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 94.78% 97.10% 97.30%
Number of salaries quoted 513 514 421
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,500 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £57,500
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
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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 19 December 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
Stafford - 12 £25,000 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent +10 5 £31,500 -47.50%
Tester
West Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 23 (58.97%) SQL
2 18 (46.15%) Degree
3 17 (43.59%) ISEB
3 17 (43.59%) QA
4 14 (35.90%) Software Testing
4 14 (35.90%) SQL Server
5 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 12 (30.77%) .NET
7 10 (25.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (25.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (23.08%) Automated Testing
8 9 (23.08%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (17.95%) Manual Testing
10 7 (17.95%) ISTQB
10 7 (17.95%) JIRA
10 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
11 6 (15.38%) Mathematics
11 6 (15.38%) Selenium
11 6 (15.38%) Security Testing
11 6 (15.38%) UNIX
11 6 (15.38%) E-Commerce
11 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
12 5 (12.82%) WebDriver
12 5 (12.82%) Java
13 4 (10.26%) Finance

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.90%) SQL Server
2 10 (25.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (25.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) JIRA
2 6 (15.38%) Selenium
3 5 (12.82%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (23.08%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.77%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) CSS
2 1 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
3 6 (15.38%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.56%) Open Source
4 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) UNIX
2 1 (2.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Software Testing
2 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 9 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (23.08%) Automated Testing
4 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (17.95%) Manual Testing
6 6 (15.38%) E-Commerce
6 6 (15.38%) Security Testing
7 3 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (7.69%) Release Management
7 3 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (5.13%) Information Security
8 2 (5.13%) Regression Testing
9 1 (2.56%) Validation
9 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.56%) Ethical Hacking
9 1 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (2.56%) Data Protection
9 1 (2.56%) Network Architecture
9 1 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (58.97%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) VB.NET
3 3 (7.69%) C#
3 3 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (46.15%) Degree
2 17 (43.59%) ISEB
3 7 (17.95%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (43.59%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.56%) Symbian
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