Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 63 50
Rank change year-on-year -5 -13 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 37 49 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.05% 3.96% 5.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.12% 4.06% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 33 49 57
Staffordshire median annual salary £27,500 £30,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +5.26% -10.94%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £47,000 £36,500 £36,750
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% -4.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 1187 1206 1175
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.70% 97.57% 98.49%
Number of salaries quoted 956 1066 1017
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,625 £22,375
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 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 -1 12 £25,000 -9.09%
Tamworth +1 10 £28,750 -0.86%
Stafford -2 6 £45,000 +150.00%
Lichfield - 3 £33,000 -
Burton-upon-Trent +7 1 - - 1
Tester
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 18 (48.65%) Test Automation
2 16 (43.24%) Software Testing
2 16 (43.24%) Degree
2 16 (43.24%) QA
3 14 (37.84%) Regression Testing
3 14 (37.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (37.84%) Test Scripting
4 13 (35.14%) SQL Server
5 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
5 12 (32.43%) Black-Box Testing
6 11 (29.73%) Test Planning
6 11 (29.73%) Manual Testing
6 11 (29.73%) ISEB
6 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (27.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (27.03%) Test Strategy
7 10 (27.03%) SDLC
7 10 (27.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (24.32%) Computer Science
9 8 (21.62%) SQL
10 7 (18.92%) Electronics
10 7 (18.92%) JIRA
10 7 (18.92%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (16.22%) WinForms
11 6 (16.22%) Retail
12 5 (13.51%) V-Model
12 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
12 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce
12 5 (13.51%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (10.81%) Windows

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.81%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (10.81%) Simulink
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) Profibus
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (35.14%) SQL Server
2 10 (27.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) JIRA
2 4 (10.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.81%) Selenium
2 4 (10.81%) SonarQube
2 4 (10.81%) Subversion
3 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (18.92%) Electronics
2 6 (16.22%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) WinForms
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) VxWorks
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Test Automation
2 16 (43.24%) Software Testing
3 14 (37.84%) Regression Testing
3 14 (37.84%) Test Scripting
3 14 (37.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (32.43%) Black-Box Testing
5 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (29.73%) Manual Testing
5 11 (29.73%) Test Planning
6 10 (27.03%) SDLC
6 10 (27.03%) Test Strategy
7 7 (18.92%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce
8 5 (13.51%) V-Model
9 4 (10.81%) Change Control
9 4 (10.81%) Issue Tracking
9 4 (10.81%) Release Management
9 4 (10.81%) Requirements Management
9 4 (10.81%) Validation
10 3 (8.11%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) C
2 4 (10.81%) MATLAB
3 2 (5.41%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (43.24%) Degree
2 11 (29.73%) ISEB
3 10 (27.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (13.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (43.24%) QA
2 4 (10.81%) IEC 61508
2 4 (10.81%) IEC 62304
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Atlassian
2 4 (10.81%) Coverity
3 1 (2.70%) MKS
3 1 (2.70%) PayPal