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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 37 31
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 8 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 5.33% 2.03% 4.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.93% 2.12% 6.34%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 7
Median salary £31,000 £33,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.06% -17.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £30,300 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,000 £49,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Stoke-on-Trent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 135 189 142
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 90.00% 95.94% 75.53%
Number of salaries quoted 109 170 131
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +19.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £31,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Stoke-on-Trent

Software Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 7 (36.84%) SQL
1 7 (36.84%) JIRA
2 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
2 5 (26.32%) SDLC
3 4 (21.05%) Coaching
3 4 (21.05%) People Management
3 4 (21.05%) PayPal
3 4 (21.05%) Process Improvement
3 4 (21.05%) QA
3 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
3 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.79%) Line Management
5 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
5 2 (10.53%) C#
5 2 (10.53%) Java
5 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.53%) ISEB
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Back Office
6 1 (5.26%) Validation
6 1 (5.26%) Games
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.26%) .NET
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
6 1 (5.26%) MS Office
6 1 (5.26%) Windows
6 1 (5.26%) MS Excel

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 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (5.26%) Back Office
1 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Team Leader
1 7 (36.84%) Test Team Leader
2 4 (21.05%) Project Leader
2 4 (21.05%) Software Team Leader
2 4 (21.05%) Test Leader
3 3 (15.79%) Lead Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Test Project Leader
3 3 (15.79%) Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Manual Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Software Project Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Testing Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) SDLC
1 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
2 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Coaching
2 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
2 4 (21.05%) People Management
2 4 (21.05%) Process Improvement
3 3 (15.79%) Line Management
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Time Management
5 1 (5.26%) Use Case
5 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) PayPal
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft