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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 34 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 1.50% 3.49% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 3.49% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 0
Average salary £32,500 £31,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
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
198 172 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 99.00% 100.00% 97.88%
Number of salaries quoted 174 155 148
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 12 (85.71%) JIRA
2 7 (50.00%) QA
2 7 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 6 (42.86%) System Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Relational Database
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) .NET
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 5 (35.71%) CSS
4 5 (35.71%) C#
4 5 (35.71%) HTML
4 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (35.71%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (35.71%) Internet
4 5 (35.71%) Data Management
4 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
4 5 (35.71%) Defect Tracking
4 5 (35.71%) AccuRev
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) Relational Database
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) JIRA
2 5 (35.71%) AccuRev
2 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) CSS
2 5 (35.71%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 6 (42.86%) System Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Data Management
3 5 (35.71%) Defect Tracking
3 5 (35.71%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (14.29%) SDLC
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft