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

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 40 27 42
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 5 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 1.98% 6.29% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 6.32% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 1
Median salary £33,500 £24,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+39.58% -27.27%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £31,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
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
246 174 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 97.23% 99.43% 99.30%
Number of salaries quoted 229 153 203
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 September 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 16 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 12 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 10 (50.00%) QA
3 10 (50.00%) C#
3 10 (50.00%) SQL
4 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
4 9 (45.00%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (45.00%) Regression Testing
4 9 (45.00%) Test Planning
5 8 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (40.00%) SDLC
5 8 (40.00%) Retail
5 8 (40.00%) ISEB
6 7 (35.00%) Black-Box Testing
6 7 (35.00%) Computer Science
6 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (35.00%) QADirector
6 7 (35.00%) Degree
6 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
6 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (35.00%) Performance Testing
6 7 (35.00%) Project Management
6 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (35.00%) Windows
6 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
6 7 (35.00%) MS Access
6 7 (35.00%) VBA
6 7 (35.00%) VB

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 (35.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (35.00%) MS Access
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) QADirector
1 7 (35.00%) TestPartner
2 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.00%) Selenium
3 2 (10.00%) JIRA
3 2 (10.00%) TestComplete
General
1 8 (40.00%) Retail
2 3 (15.00%) Games
3 2 (10.00%) Back Office
4 1 (5.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) HTML
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (10.00%) WCF
4 1 (5.00%) WPF
4 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) iPad
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
1 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 12 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 9 (45.00%) Regression Testing
4 9 (45.00%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (45.00%) Test Planning
5 8 (40.00%) SDLC
6 7 (35.00%) Black-Box Testing
6 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
6 7 (35.00%) Performance Testing
6 7 (35.00%) Project Management
6 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
8 5 (25.00%) Time Management
9 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (10.00%) Data Management
10 2 (10.00%) ITIL
10 2 (10.00%) MVC
10 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
10 2 (10.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) C#
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) VB
2 7 (35.00%) VBA
3 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) ISEB
1 8 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 7 (35.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) PayPal