The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Derby region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 41 - 43
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 6 0 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Derby 1.99% - 3.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% - 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 10
Average salary £50,000 - £34,250
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Tester
Derbyshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Derby region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Derby
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
287 206 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Derby 95.03% 96.26% 95.75%
Number of salaries quoted 219 182 262
Average salary £38,000 £35,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.04% -22.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £82,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Derby

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Derby region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Derby

Tester
Salary Trend in Derby

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

Tester Salary Trend in Derby

Tester
Salary Histogram in Derby

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Derby region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Derby

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derby

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Derby region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title.

1 9 (75.00%) C#
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (75.00%) Selenium
1 9 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 8 (66.67%) QA
3 6 (50.00%) Ruby
3 6 (50.00%) Python
4 5 (41.67%) Scrum
4 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Test Strategy
5 4 (33.33%) BDD
5 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 4 (33.33%) TestComplete
5 4 (33.33%) TDD
5 4 (33.33%) UNIX
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) ISEB
5 4 (33.33%) Java
6 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (25.00%) NHS
6 3 (25.00%) Quality Management
6 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (25.00%) NUnit
6 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
7 2 (16.67%) NoSQL

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Derby by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Derby region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Selenium
1 9 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (33.33%) TestComplete
3 3 (25.00%) NUnit
3 3 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) NHS
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Scrum
2 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Test Strategy
3 4 (33.33%) BDD
3 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) Quality Management
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Software Architecture
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) Ruby
2 6 (50.00%) Python
3 4 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 2 (16.67%) Perl
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) QA