The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Stoke-on-Trent region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 40 36 39
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 12 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 4.08% 3.09% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.20% 3.14% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 1
Median salary £33,000 £25,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+32.00% -24.24%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Software Tester
Staffordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Stoke-on-Trent 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
Stoke-on-Trent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
286 191 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 97.28% 98.45% 98.57%
Number of salaries quoted 270 167 201
Median salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,850 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The demand trend of job ads across the Stoke-on-Trent region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Stoke-on-Trent region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, Software 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 Stoke-on-Trent region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 17 (77.27%) Software Testing
2 12 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 11 (50.00%) C#
4 10 (45.45%) SQL
4 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 10 (45.45%) Automated Testing
4 10 (45.45%) QA
4 10 (45.45%) Test Planning
5 9 (40.91%) Regression Testing
5 9 (40.91%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (36.36%) Retail
6 8 (36.36%) HTML
6 8 (36.36%) ISEB
6 8 (36.36%) Manual Testing
6 8 (36.36%) SDLC
6 8 (36.36%) Black-Box Testing
6 8 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (31.82%) Computer Science
7 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
7 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Performance Testing
7 7 (31.82%) QADirector
7 7 (31.82%) Degree
7 7 (31.82%) Project Management
7 7 (31.82%) Windows
7 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
7 7 (31.82%) MS Access
7 7 (31.82%) E-Commerce
7 7 (31.82%) Microsoft

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 7 (31.82%) MS Access
2 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.55%) MySQL
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) QADirector
1 7 (31.82%) TestPartner
2 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.64%) Selenium
3 2 (9.09%) JIRA
3 2 (9.09%) TestComplete
General
1 8 (36.36%) Retail
2 3 (13.64%) Games
3 2 (9.09%) Back Office
4 1 (4.55%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) HTML
2 4 (18.18%) .NET
3 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
3 3 (13.64%) WCF
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (9.09%) WPF
5 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.55%) HTML5
5 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) iPad
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
1 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Software Testing
2 12 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 10 (45.45%) Automated Testing
3 10 (45.45%) Test Planning
4 9 (40.91%) Regression Testing
4 9 (40.91%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (36.36%) Black-Box Testing
5 8 (36.36%) Manual Testing
5 8 (36.36%) SDLC
6 7 (31.82%) E-Commerce
6 7 (31.82%) Performance Testing
6 7 (31.82%) Project Management
6 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Time Management
8 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (9.09%) Data Management
9 2 (9.09%) ITIL
9 2 (9.09%) MVC
9 2 (9.09%) Quality Management
9 2 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) C#
2 10 (45.45%) SQL
3 7 (31.82%) VB
3 7 (31.82%) VBA
4 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ISEB
1 8 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (31.82%) Degree
2 7 (31.82%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (45.45%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) PayPal