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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 142 149 131
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 23 44 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.65% 1.22% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 1.25% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 23 39 29
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,100 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
3330 3511 2983
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 94.82% 97.04% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2814 2908 2639
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
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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
Nottinghamshire +13 17 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Leicestershire +11 2 £31,250 +4.16% 2
Derbyshire +2 2 £33,750 +22.72%
Northamptonshire -20 2 £25,750 -6.36% 1
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 37 (67.27%) Software Testing
2 33 (60.00%) QA
3 28 (50.91%) Degree
4 26 (47.27%) ISTQB
5 20 (36.36%) Selenium
5 20 (36.36%) Windows
5 20 (36.36%) ISEB
5 20 (36.36%) Automation Testing
6 19 (34.55%) Scrum
7 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (27.27%) RAD
7 15 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 15 (27.27%) Open Source
7 15 (27.27%) Telecoms
8 14 (25.45%) Management Information System
8 14 (25.45%) VoIP
8 14 (25.45%) WAN
8 14 (25.45%) Wireshark
8 14 (25.45%) Manual Testing
8 14 (25.45%) Risk Analysis
9 13 (23.64%) Cisco
9 13 (23.64%) Avaya
9 13 (23.64%) VMware
9 13 (23.64%) MCSE
9 13 (23.64%) CCNA
9 13 (23.64%) DHCP
9 13 (23.64%) RTP
9 13 (23.64%) H.323
9 13 (23.64%) VLAN
9 13 (23.64%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 14 (25.45%) VoIP
2 14 (25.45%) WAN
2 14 (25.45%) Wireshark
3 13 (23.64%) DHCP
3 13 (23.64%) RTP
3 13 (23.64%) H.323
3 13 (23.64%) VLAN
4 1 (1.82%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) DB2
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (36.36%) Selenium
2 13 (23.64%) FogBugz
3 3 (5.45%) TestComplete
3 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.64%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.64%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.82%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.82%) Rational Robot
5 1 (1.82%) NUnit
5 1 (1.82%) SilkTest
5 1 (1.82%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.82%) Ranorex
5 1 (1.82%) Appium
General
1 15 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.45%) Retail
3 2 (3.64%) Games
4 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) .NET
2 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET
2 3 (5.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.27%) Open Source
2 14 (25.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.82%) NHS
6 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (36.36%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Android
2 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (67.27%) Software Testing
2 20 (36.36%) Automation Testing
3 19 (34.55%) Scrum
4 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (27.27%) RAD
5 14 (25.45%) Risk Analysis
5 14 (25.45%) Manual Testing
6 7 (12.73%) Test Scripting
7 6 (10.91%) Automated Testing
8 4 (7.27%) V-Model
9 3 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (3.64%) Software Engineering
10 2 (3.64%) Use Case
10 2 (3.64%) Regression Testing
10 2 (3.64%) ITIL
10 2 (3.64%) Data Analysis
10 2 (3.64%) Test Automation
10 2 (3.64%) Waterfall
10 2 (3.64%) Test Strategy
11 1 (1.82%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.36%) SQL
2 6 (10.91%) C#
3 3 (5.45%) Java
4 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (50.91%) Degree
2 26 (47.27%) ISTQB
3 20 (36.36%) ISEB
4 13 (23.64%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (23.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (23.64%) MCITP
4 13 (23.64%) MCSE
4 13 (23.64%) CCNA
5 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (60.00%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (23.64%) Active Directory
1 13 (23.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (23.64%) Cisco
1 13 (23.64%) Avaya
1 13 (23.64%) VMware
2 7 (12.73%) Oracle
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) HP
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