The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 33 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 7 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 3.50% 0.35% -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.57% 0.35% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 0
Average salary £24,500 £33,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.75% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
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
196 282 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 98.00% 97.92% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 172 204 217
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Stoke-on-Trent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Stoke-on-Trent region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 6 (66.67%) SQL
1 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 6 (66.67%) QA
1 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) JIRA
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) ISEB
3 4 (44.44%) Degree
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Black-Box Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Test Planning
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
4 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
5 2 (22.22%) VB
5 2 (22.22%) VBA
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) MS Access
5 2 (22.22%) TestPartner
5 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
5 2 (22.22%) QADirector
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
3 2 (22.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) QADirector
2 2 (22.22%) TestPartner
3 1 (11.11%) AccuRev
3 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) COM
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Black-Box Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Planning
2 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) VB
3 2 (22.22%) VBA
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
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