Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £26,000 in advertised job vacancies in Stoke-on-Trent during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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

Software Tester
Staffordshire > Stoke-on-Trent
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 63 47
Rank change year-on-year +26 -16 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 8 4 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 2.35% 0.91% 3.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.40% 0.93% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 12
Stoke-on-Trent median annual salary £26,000 £33,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.39% +19.64% -11.11%
10th Percentile £24,000 £31,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £31,350 £36,125 £37,500
Staffordshire median annual salary £30,500 £33,500 £28,500
% change year-on-year -8.96% +17.54% -12.98%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent. 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
Stoke-on-Trent
Permanent vacancies in Stoke-on-Trent with a recognized job title 334 431 384
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.24% 98.18% 98.97%
Number of salaries quoted 279 385 324
Stoke-on-Trent median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £57,600 £57,500 £56,250
Staffordshire median annual salary £35,535 £39,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -10.04% +12.86% -4.11%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Job postings that featured Software Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Stoke-on-Trent

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in Stoke-on-Trent.

Salary trend for Software Tester in Stoke-on-Trent

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, Software 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 Stoke-on-Trent region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Regression Testing
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
1 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (87.50%) Black-Box Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Test Planning
2 6 (75.00%) SDLC
2 6 (75.00%) QA
2 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Degree
3 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
4 4 (50.00%) ISEB
4 4 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (37.50%) Retail
5 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
7 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Time Management
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (12.50%) Windows
7 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 1 (12.50%) SMS
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (12.50%) PayPal

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Black-Box Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Regression Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Test Planning
1 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (75.00%) SDLC
2 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
4 4 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
6 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) PayPal