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 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 48 62 61
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 25 15 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.07% 2.31% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.15% 2.35% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 24 15 12
Median salary £31,250 £32,500 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +44.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £30,000 £19,250
10% offered a salary of more than £35,350 £35,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%
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
602 639 616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 97.89% 98.61% 99.35%
Number of salaries quoted 535 577 489
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 -4 8 £28,500 -12.30%
Tamworth - 5 £28,000 - 2
Burton-upon-Trent - 4 £34,000 -
Lichfield - 4 £34,750 -
Stafford +6 2 £19,000 -41.53%
Tester
West Midlands

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 19 (47.50%) Test Scripting
2 16 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 13 (32.50%) Test Management
4 12 (30.00%) SDLC
5 11 (27.50%) Automated Testing
6 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (25.00%) .NET
6 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 9 (22.50%) MS Excel
8 8 (20.00%) MS Office
8 8 (20.00%) Project Management
8 8 (20.00%) ISTQB
8 8 (20.00%) MKS
9 7 (17.50%) QA
10 6 (15.00%) Regression Testing
10 6 (15.00%) HTML
10 6 (15.00%) SQL
10 6 (15.00%) Finance
10 6 (15.00%) JIRA
11 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
11 5 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (12.50%) Test Planning
11 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
12 4 (10.00%) ISEB
12 4 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
13 3 (7.50%) C#
13 3 (7.50%) JavaScript

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:

Applications
1 9 (22.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Internet
2 2 (5.00%) HTTP
2 2 (5.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) JIRA
2 5 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.50%) AccuRev
3 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.50%) Selenium
3 3 (7.50%) TestComplete
4 1 (2.50%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Publishing
3 2 (5.00%) Games
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) .NET
2 6 (15.00%) HTML
3 3 (7.50%) CSS
4 2 (5.00%) Apache Flex
5 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.50%) HTML5
5 1 (2.50%) WCF
5 1 (2.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Test Scripting
2 16 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 13 (32.50%) Test Management
4 12 (30.00%) SDLC
5 11 (27.50%) Automated Testing
6 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 8 (20.00%) Project Management
8 6 (15.00%) Regression Testing
9 5 (12.50%) Test Planning
10 4 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 4 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing
11 3 (7.50%) System Testing
12 2 (5.00%) Defect Tracking
12 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
12 2 (5.00%) ETL
12 2 (5.00%) Test Strategy
12 2 (5.00%) Unit Testing
13 1 (2.50%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) C#
2 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.00%) ISEB
2 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) MKS
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) PayPal
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £29000 per annum + incremental salary + pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago