The median annual salary for a Tester was £31,500 in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Tester
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 49 57
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 16 24 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.78% 3.64% 2.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.92% 3.69% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 11 24 13
Median salary £31,500 £29,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -8.46%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £20,800 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,600 £35,350 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 408 650 571
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 96.45% 98.63% 97.94%
Number of salaries quoted 327 593 516
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Staffordshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for Tester in Staffordshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Staffordshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Staffordshire

Tester
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Tamworth +6 8 £37,000 +34.54% 1
Stoke-on-Trent +8 3 £35,000 +12.90% 1
Stafford +2 2 £31,500 +65.78% 1
Cannock - 2 £31,500 - 1
Burton-upon-Trent +5 1 £27,500 -15.38%
Tester
West Midlands

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Staffordshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 20 (60.61%) Test Scripting
2 16 (48.48%) QA
3 14 (42.42%) Regression Testing
4 10 (30.30%) Software Testing
4 10 (30.30%) ISEB
5 9 (27.27%) SQL
5 9 (27.27%) ISTQB
6 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
7 7 (21.21%) Client/Server
8 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
9 5 (15.15%) JIRA
9 5 (15.15%) Logistics
9 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
9 5 (15.15%) Mobile App
10 4 (12.12%) Automation Testing
10 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (12.12%) User Stories
10 4 (12.12%) C#
10 4 (12.12%) Windows
10 4 (12.12%) EDI
10 4 (12.12%) Validation
10 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
10 4 (12.12%) Data Validation
11 3 (9.09%) Performance Testing
11 3 (9.09%) Selenium
11 3 (9.09%) Nessus
11 3 (9.09%) Information Security
11 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce

Tester Skill Set
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 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) JIRA
2 3 (9.09%) Metasploit
2 3 (9.09%) Selenium
3 2 (6.06%) JMeter
3 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.03%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.03%) FogBugz
4 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.06%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Back Office
2 1 (3.03%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) EDI
2 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Client/Server
2 5 (15.15%) Mobile App
3 3 (9.09%) iPad
4 1 (3.03%) EPoS
4 1 (3.03%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Test Scripting
2 14 (42.42%) Regression Testing
3 10 (30.30%) Software Testing
4 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.15%) Logistics
6 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Automation Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Data Validation
6 4 (12.12%) User Stories
6 4 (12.12%) Validation
7 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Functional Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Information Security
7 3 (9.09%) OWASP
7 3 (9.09%) Performance Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Test Management
8 2 (6.06%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) C#
3 3 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) PHP
4 1 (3.03%) Python
4 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) ISEB
2 9 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.09%) CREST Certified
4 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (48.48%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Core Impact
1 3 (9.09%) Nessus
2 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) PayPal
2 1 (3.03%) VMware
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