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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 54 29 58
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 18 44 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.20% 7.36% 3.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.27% 7.42% 3.10%
Number of salaries quoted 18 41 18
Median salary £25,000 £27,500 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -16.03%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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
550 593 709
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 97.69% 99.16% 99.16%
Number of salaries quoted 489 514 568
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -17 16 £25,000 -9.09% 1
Tamworth +7 1 £31,250 +13.63% 1
Stafford +3 1 £18,000 -26.53% 1
Tester
West Midlands

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 38 (62.30%) Test Scripting
2 36 (59.02%) SQL
3 29 (47.54%) Regression Testing
4 26 (42.62%) Microsoft
5 23 (37.70%) Software Testing
6 22 (36.07%) SQL Server
7 21 (34.43%) QA
8 20 (32.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (29.51%) MS Excel
10 16 (26.23%) ISEB
11 15 (24.59%) C#
12 14 (22.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 14 (22.95%) Test Planning
12 14 (22.95%) SDLC
13 13 (21.31%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (21.31%) Test Automation
13 13 (21.31%) Data Validation
13 13 (21.31%) Logistics
13 13 (21.31%) Validation
13 13 (21.31%) EDI
14 12 (19.67%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (19.67%) Manual Testing
15 11 (18.03%) Automated Testing
16 10 (16.39%) .NET
17 9 (14.75%) Risk Assessment
17 9 (14.75%) User Acceptance Testing
18 8 (13.11%) ISTQB
18 8 (13.11%) Degree
18 8 (13.11%) Defect Tracking

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 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (29.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (36.07%) SQL Server
2 20 (32.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (21.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (19.67%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (11.48%) MS Access
6 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (11.48%) QADirector
1 7 (11.48%) TestPartner
2 5 (8.20%) JIRA
3 4 (6.56%) Selenium
4 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.92%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.64%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (13.11%) Retail
2 3 (4.92%) Games
3 2 (3.28%) Back Office
4 1 (1.64%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) EDI
2 10 (16.39%) .NET
3 7 (11.48%) HTML
4 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.28%) WCF
5 1 (1.64%) WPF
5 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.20%) Client/Server
2 5 (8.20%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.28%) iPad
3 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.64%) Android
3 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (62.30%) Test Scripting
2 29 (47.54%) Regression Testing
3 23 (37.70%) Software Testing
4 14 (22.95%) SDLC
4 14 (22.95%) Test Planning
5 13 (21.31%) Data Validation
5 13 (21.31%) Logistics
5 13 (21.31%) Test Automation
5 13 (21.31%) Validation
6 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (19.67%) Manual Testing
7 11 (18.03%) Automated Testing
8 9 (14.75%) Risk Assessment
8 9 (14.75%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (13.11%) Defect Tracking
10 7 (11.48%) Black-Box Testing
10 7 (11.48%) E-Commerce
10 7 (11.48%) Performance Testing
10 7 (11.48%) Project Management
10 7 (11.48%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (59.02%) SQL
2 15 (24.59%) C#
3 7 (11.48%) VB
3 7 (11.48%) VB.NET
3 7 (11.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (26.23%) ISEB
2 14 (22.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (13.11%) Degree
3 8 (13.11%) ISTQB
4 7 (11.48%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (34.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (42.62%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) PayPal
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