The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Derbyshire 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 57 - 50
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 6 0 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Derbyshire 1.23% - 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% - 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 10
Average salary £50,000 - £34,250
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -1.47%
Tester
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Derbyshire 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
Derbyshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
469 384 440
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Derbyshire 95.91% 93.66% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 357 319 395
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £77,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Derbyshire

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

Tester Salary Trend in Derbyshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Derbyshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Derbyshire

Tester
Job Locations in Derbyshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derby - 5 £50,000 -
Chesterfield - 1 - -
Tester
East Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Derbyshire 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 13 (68.42%) QA
2 12 (63.16%) Selenium
3 11 (57.89%) C#
4 10 (52.63%) WebDriver
5 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (42.11%) Test Automation
6 8 (42.11%) Java
7 6 (31.58%) Python
7 6 (31.58%) Scrum
7 6 (31.58%) TestComplete
7 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
7 6 (31.58%) Ruby
7 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
8 5 (26.32%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
8 5 (26.32%) NUnit
8 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (26.32%) NHS
8 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
8 5 (26.32%) Quality Management
8 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
9 4 (21.05%) Finance
9 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
9 4 (21.05%) BDD
10 3 (15.79%) GWT
10 3 (15.79%) TDD
10 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
10 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
10 3 (15.79%) Java SE
10 3 (15.79%) Java EE

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Derbyshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
1 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Selenium
2 10 (52.63%) WebDriver
3 6 (31.58%) TestComplete
4 5 (26.32%) Karma Test Runner
4 5 (26.32%) NUnit
5 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) GWT
1 3 (15.79%) Java SE
1 3 (15.79%) Java EE
1 3 (15.79%) Ajax
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
1 3 (15.79%) JPA
2 1 (5.26%) Silverlight
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) NHS
1 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Test Automation
3 6 (31.58%) Scrum
3 6 (31.58%) Automated Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
4 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
4 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Quality Management
5 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
5 4 (21.05%) BDD
6 3 (15.79%) TDD
6 3 (15.79%) Validation
6 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Information Governance
7 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Software Architecture
8 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
8 1 (5.26%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) C#
2 8 (42.11%) Java
3 6 (31.58%) Python
3 6 (31.58%) Ruby
4 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.79%) SQL
6 2 (10.53%) Perl
7 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
1 3 (15.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (68.42%) QA