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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 49 - 56
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 28 0 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.87% - 2.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.96% - 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 20 0 12
Average salary £32,750 - £33,500
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 - £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,550 - £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,308 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.90% +4.61%
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
707 622 494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 97.79% 97.19% 97.82%
Number of salaries quoted 561 516 414
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,500 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
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 24 October 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 24 October 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 - 14 £32,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 11 £32,500 - 1
Cannock - 3 £35,000 -
Tester
West Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 30 (58.82%) SQL
2 25 (49.02%) .NET
3 22 (43.14%) Degree
4 18 (35.29%) QA
5 16 (31.37%) Test Scripting
6 15 (29.41%) Security Testing
7 14 (27.45%) ISEB
7 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
8 13 (25.49%) Software Testing
9 10 (19.61%) Manual Testing
10 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (15.69%) Ethical Hacking
12 7 (13.73%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (13.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 7 (13.73%) Automated Testing
12 7 (13.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (13.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (11.76%) Mathematics
13 6 (11.76%) UNIX
13 6 (11.76%) Java
14 5 (9.80%) C#
14 5 (9.80%) Selenium
15 4 (7.84%) WebDriver
15 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
15 4 (7.84%) JIRA
15 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 4 (7.84%) ISTQB
15 4 (7.84%) Requirements Analysis

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (13.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Selenium
2 4 (7.84%) WebDriver
2 4 (7.84%) JIRA
3 3 (5.88%) MSTest
3 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (13.73%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.96%) Back Office
2 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.96%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (49.02%) .NET
2 3 (5.88%) Web Services
2 3 (5.88%) WCF
3 2 (3.92%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Mathematics
1 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) Open Source
3 1 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) UNIX
2 3 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) Test Scripting
2 15 (29.41%) Security Testing
3 13 (25.49%) Software Testing
4 10 (19.61%) Manual Testing
5 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (15.69%) Ethical Hacking
7 7 (13.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (13.73%) Automated Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Information Security
8 4 (7.84%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (5.88%) Release Management
9 3 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Usability Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (5.88%) Business Analysis
9 3 (5.88%) UML
10 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce
11 1 (1.96%) Regression Testing
11 1 (1.96%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (58.82%) SQL
2 6 (11.76%) Java
3 5 (9.80%) C#
4 3 (5.88%) C++
4 3 (5.88%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.92%) VB6
5 2 (3.92%) VB
5 2 (3.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (43.14%) Degree
2 14 (27.45%) ISEB
3 4 (7.84%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (35.29%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
Stoke on Trent
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