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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 49 60 51
Rank change year-on-year +11 -9  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 12 12 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.76% 1.80% 3.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 2.05% 4.44%
Number of salaries quoted 10 12 14
Median salary £30,500 £30,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -23.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £19,000 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,450 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 396 585 473
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 91.03% 87.71% 82.12%
Number of salaries quoted 306 529 411
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +8 8 £31,000 -
Burton-upon-Trent +7 2 £27,750 -18.38%
Stafford +2 1 £22,500 +18.42% 1
Software Testing
West Midlands

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 10 (29.41%) SDLC
2 9 (26.47%) Test Scripting
2 9 (26.47%) ISEB
2 9 (26.47%) QA
3 8 (23.53%) SQL
4 7 (20.59%) Automated Testing
4 7 (20.59%) JIRA
5 5 (14.71%) Process Improvement
5 5 (14.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (14.71%) Coaching
5 5 (14.71%) People Management
6 4 (11.76%) PayPal
6 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.82%) Release Management
7 3 (8.82%) SAP ERP
7 3 (8.82%) Logistics
7 3 (8.82%) ERP
7 3 (8.82%) SAP
7 3 (8.82%) Regression Testing
7 3 (8.82%) CRM
7 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
7 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
7 3 (8.82%) System Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Line Management
8 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
8 2 (5.88%) Functional Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Project Management
8 2 (5.88%) C#

Software Testing
Top Related 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 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) SAP ERP
2 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) JIRA
2 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.94%) Selenium
3 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 1 (2.94%) Back Office
1 1 (2.94%) Games
1 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Tester
2 7 (20.59%) Team Leader
2 7 (20.59%) Test Team Leader
3 6 (17.65%) Software Tester
4 5 (14.71%) Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Project Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Lead Project Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Project Leader
5 4 (11.76%) Software Team Leader
5 4 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Test Leader
6 3 (8.82%) Manual Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Test Project Leader
7 2 (5.88%) Applications Support
7 2 (5.88%) Lead Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) .NET
1 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.94%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) SDLC
2 9 (26.47%) Test Scripting
3 7 (20.59%) Automated Testing
4 5 (14.71%) Coaching
4 5 (14.71%) People Management
4 5 (14.71%) Process Improvement
5 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 3 (8.82%) CRM
6 3 (8.82%) ERP
6 3 (8.82%) Line Management
6 3 (8.82%) Logistics
6 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Regression Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Release Management
6 3 (8.82%) System Testing
6 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Functional Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Project Management
7 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) C#
2 2 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) ISEB
2 5 (14.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) PayPal
2 3 (8.82%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
Stafford, Staffordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago