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

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 38 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 11 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 4.35% 1.18% -
As % of the Job Titles category 4.47% 1.26% -
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 0
Median salary £31,750 £31,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.79% -
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
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
246 159 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 97.23% 94.08% 98.01%
Number of salaries quoted 217 138 233
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,250 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 31 May 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 8 (61.54%) Software Testing
1 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 7 (53.85%) Automated Testing
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
3 6 (46.15%) C#
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
3 6 (46.15%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (46.15%) QA
3 6 (46.15%) SDLC
3 6 (46.15%) Test Planning
4 5 (38.46%) Black-Box Testing
4 5 (38.46%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) VB
5 4 (30.77%) VBA
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
5 4 (30.77%) MS Access
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) ISEB
5 4 (30.77%) Project Management
5 4 (30.77%) Degree
5 4 (30.77%) Retail
5 4 (30.77%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (30.77%) TestPartner
5 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (30.77%) QADirector
5 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
5 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing

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 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) MS Access
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) QADirector
1 4 (30.77%) TestPartner
2 3 (23.08%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.69%) AccuRev
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium
4 1 (7.69%) TestComplete
General
1 4 (30.77%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 2 (15.38%) WCF
3 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) HTML5
3 1 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
1 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Software Testing
1 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 7 (53.85%) Automated Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (46.15%) SDLC
3 6 (46.15%) Test Planning
4 5 (38.46%) Black-Box Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Project Management
5 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (15.38%) Data Management
6 2 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) Quality Management
6 2 (15.38%) Time Management
7 1 (7.69%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 1 (7.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) VB
3 4 (30.77%) VBA
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB Practitioner
1 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) PayPal