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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 55 64
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 9 24 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.72% 3.41% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 3.79% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 8 23 10
Median salary £33,500 £32,500 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.07% +13.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £35,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.14% -  

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 463 634 564
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 88.53% 90.06% 89.81%
Number of salaries quoted 377 561 494
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £28,550
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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
Lichfield - 4 £46,250 -
Stoke-on-Trent +7 2 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Software Testing
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 9 (42.86%) QA
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
3 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 5 (23.81%) SDLC
5 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
5 4 (19.05%) ISEB
5 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
5 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
5 4 (19.05%) JIRA
6 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 3 (14.29%) Java
6 3 (14.29%) SQL
6 3 (14.29%) Line Management
7 2 (9.52%) Coaching
7 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (9.52%) People Management
7 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (9.52%) Games
7 2 (9.52%) C#
7 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
7 2 (9.52%) Process Improvement
7 2 (9.52%) Degree
8 1 (4.76%) Selenium
8 1 (4.76%) Use Case
8 1 (4.76%) Online Gambling
8 1 (4.76%) Test Management
8 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
8 1 (4.76%) WebDriver

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 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.76%) AccuRev
3 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (9.52%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Back Office
2 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Tester
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Test Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Test Leader
3 3 (14.29%) Manual Tester
3 3 (14.29%) QA Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) QA Leader
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Tester
3 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Lead Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Lead Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.76%) CSS
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.76%) NHS
1 1 (4.76%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
2 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 5 (23.81%) SDLC
4 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
4 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
5 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Line Management
6 2 (9.52%) Coaching
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) People Management
6 2 (9.52%) Process Improvement
6 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Test Management
7 1 (4.76%) Time Management
7 1 (4.76%) Use Case
7 1 (4.76%) Validation
7 1 (4.76%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Java
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ISEB
1 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) PayPal
Staffordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits Pension scheme
Posted: 18 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago