Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Staffordshire > Stoke-on-Trent
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 38 45
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 21 32 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 5.34% 5.96% 4.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.02% 6.21% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 19 29 14
Stoke-on-Trent median annual salary £25,500 £35,000 £26,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.14% +33.33% -30.00%
10th Percentile £23,750 £30,900 £22,000
90th Percentile £34,050 £45,250 £47,125
Staffordshire median annual salary £25,500 £33,500 £28,500
% change year-on-year -23.88% +17.54% -18.57%

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Stoke-on-Trent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 349 515 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 88.80% 95.90% 85.23%
Number of salaries quoted 287 472 305
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 £23,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year - +1.35% +1.37%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent.

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

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Stoke-on-Trent

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Stoke-on-Trent over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 18 (85.71%) SDLC
2 13 (61.90%) QA
2 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
2 13 (61.90%) Degree
3 11 (52.38%) Test Scripting
3 11 (52.38%) Computer Science
3 11 (52.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (47.62%) Regression Testing
5 8 (38.10%) SQL
5 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
5 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (38.10%) Test Planning
5 8 (38.10%) Black-Box Testing
6 7 (33.33%) ISEB
6 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
7 6 (28.57%) .NET
7 6 (28.57%) C#
7 6 (28.57%) C++
7 6 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
7 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
7 6 (28.57%) Mathematics
7 6 (28.57%) Physics
8 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
8 5 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
9 4 (19.05%) Windows
9 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
10 3 (14.29%) CSS

Software Testing
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 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
1 2 (9.52%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) AccuRev
1 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 3 (14.29%) JIRA
1 3 (14.29%) Selenium
1 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (14.29%) Electronics
1 3 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Tester
2 6 (28.57%) Graduate
2 6 (28.57%) Graduate Software Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Software Tester
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Manual Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (4.76%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (4.76%) QA Manual Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
1 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 3 (14.29%) CSS
2 3 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) SDLC
2 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
3 11 (52.38%) Test Scripting
4 10 (47.62%) Regression Testing
5 8 (38.10%) Black-Box Testing
5 8 (38.10%) Test Planning
5 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Mathematics
6 6 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
6 6 (28.57%) Physics
6 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
7 5 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
8 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
9 3 (14.29%) Line Management
10 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
11 1 (4.76%) Issue Tracking
11 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
11 1 (4.76%) Test Management
11 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) C++
3 3 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) Degree
2 11 (52.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (33.33%) ISEB
3 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (61.90%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) PayPal