Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 64 68
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 37 47 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.08% 3.83% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.54% 4.15% 4.03%
Number of salaries quoted 32 41 38
Staffordshire median annual salary £25,750 £33,500 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.13% +17.54% -18.57%
10th Percentile £22,075 £28,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £44,250 £45,250 £45,375
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% +4.62% -1.52%

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1044 1133 1068
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 86.78% 92.41% 89.15%
Number of salaries quoted 845 999 936
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,625
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.39% +1.74%
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,200 £23,125
90th Percentile £60,150 £57,500 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Staffordshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for Software Testing in Staffordshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Staffordshire

Software Testing
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +12 19 £25,500 -27.14% 1
Stafford - 6 £23,000 - 1
Lichfield - 4 £46,250 -
Software Testing
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 25 (67.57%) QA
2 19 (51.35%) Test Automation
3 18 (48.65%) SDLC
3 18 (48.65%) Degree
4 16 (43.24%) Test Scripting
5 14 (37.84%) ISEB
5 14 (37.84%) SQL
6 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (32.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (29.73%) Test Planning
7 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (29.73%) SQL Server
8 10 (27.03%) Regression Testing
8 10 (27.03%) Black-Box Testing
8 10 (27.03%) Computer Science
8 10 (27.03%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (24.32%) Test Strategy
10 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (21.62%) Retail
10 8 (21.62%) ISTQB
11 6 (16.22%) C#
11 6 (16.22%) Mathematics
12 5 (13.51%) Physics
12 5 (13.51%) JIRA
12 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
12 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
12 5 (13.51%) Risk Assessment
12 5 (13.51%) C++
12 5 (13.51%) .NET
12 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) JIRA
2 3 (8.11%) Selenium
3 2 (5.41%) AccuRev
3 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.41%) TestRail
3 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (21.62%) Retail
2 3 (8.11%) Electronics
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Tester
2 11 (29.73%) Software Tester
3 7 (18.92%) Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Test Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Graduate
4 5 (13.51%) Graduate Software Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Software Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) QA Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) QA Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Automation Tester
6 3 (8.11%) QA Leader
6 3 (8.11%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.41%) Business Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Manual Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Software Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) UAT Test Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) .NET
1 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.41%) CSS
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Test Automation
2 18 (48.65%) SDLC
3 16 (43.24%) Test Scripting
4 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (29.73%) Test Planning
6 10 (27.03%) Black-Box Testing
6 10 (27.03%) Regression Testing
7 9 (24.32%) Test Strategy
8 6 (16.22%) Mathematics
9 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Performance Analysis
9 5 (13.51%) Physics
9 5 (13.51%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
10 4 (10.81%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
10 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
11 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
11 3 (8.11%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) SQL
2 6 (16.22%) C#
3 5 (13.51%) C++
4 2 (5.41%) Java
4 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (48.65%) Degree
2 14 (37.84%) ISEB
3 12 (32.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (27.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (21.62%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (67.57%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) ANSYS
2 1 (2.70%) Google
2 1 (2.70%) MKS
2 1 (2.70%) PayPal