The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 150 150 131
Rank change year-on-year
0 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 23 27 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.63% 0.72% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.75% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 21 26 34
Average salary £32,500 £26,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £20,650
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
Software Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3508 3620 3054
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 96.32% 96.71% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2893 3034 2606
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Software Tester
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in the East Midlands

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

Software Tester
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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
Northamptonshire +5 10 £32,500 +32.65%
Nottinghamshire -10 9 £35,000 +34.61% 1
Derbyshire -6 2 £32,500 -7.14%
Leicestershire +11 1 £21,500 -4.44%
Lincolnshire - 1 £27,500 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the East Midlands region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 22 (61.11%) QA
2 16 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 16 (44.44%) Degree
3 15 (41.67%) Test Scripting
4 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (30.56%) Computer Science
5 11 (30.56%) SQL
6 9 (25.00%) Java
6 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 9 (25.00%) Selenium
7 8 (22.22%) Regression Testing
7 8 (22.22%) Scrum
7 8 (22.22%) BDD
8 7 (19.44%) Automation Testing
8 7 (19.44%) C#
8 7 (19.44%) Automated Testing
9 6 (16.67%) UNIX
9 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
9 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
9 6 (16.67%) ISEB
9 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
10 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
11 4 (11.11%) SDLC
12 3 (8.33%) User Stories
12 3 (8.33%) Marketing
12 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
12 3 (8.33%) Credit Risk
12 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the East Midlands region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) LabWindows
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.56%) HP UFT
3 2 (5.56%) NUnit
3 2 (5.56%) Subversion
3 2 (5.56%) Jasmine
3 2 (5.56%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.78%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.78%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
1 3 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (2.78%) Electronics
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Computer Science
2 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.33%) Credit Risk
4 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) UNIX
2 2 (5.56%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 15 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 8 (22.22%) Scrum
5 8 (22.22%) BDD
6 7 (19.44%) Automation Testing
6 7 (19.44%) Automated Testing
7 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
9 4 (11.11%) SDLC
10 3 (8.33%) User Stories
10 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
11 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
11 2 (5.56%) TDD
11 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
12 1 (2.78%) Web Testing
12 1 (2.78%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) SQL
2 9 (25.00%) Java
3 7 (19.44%) C#
4 2 (5.56%) C++
4 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.78%) VB
5 1 (2.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (44.44%) Degree
2 6 (16.67%) ISEB
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.78%) MCAD
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (61.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TDX Group
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