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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 44 45 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Derby 1.17% 3.21% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 3.25% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 2
Average salary £41,500 £34,250 £25,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.16% +35.64%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +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
250 308 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Derby 97.28% 98.72% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 203 267 195
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,350 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derby

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) FitNesse
4 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (33.33%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) C++
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) VBScript
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) NUnit
5 1 (16.67%) Subversion
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (16.67%) V-Model
5 1 (16.67%) SaaS
5 1 (16.67%) BDD

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Derby by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) FitNesse
2 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (16.67%) NUnit
3 1 (16.67%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) Jasmine
3 1 (16.67%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (16.67%) Ranorex
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) V-Model
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA