The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the East Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 143 124 145
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 26 37 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.69% 1.16% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 1.21% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 25 34 23
Average salary £26,000 £31,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.12% -11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,650 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £40,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,250 £27,750
% change year-on-year
+5.78% +9.00%
Job Titles Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3622 3055 3268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 96.56% 95.62% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3034 2608 2843
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Tester
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +6 15 £26,750 +12.63%
Northamptonshire -18 5 £24,500 -20.96%
Derbyshire -13 3 £35,000 +11.11%
Leicestershire -20 3 £22,500 -43.75%
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 26 (57.78%) QA
2 20 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 18 (40.00%) ISEB
4 14 (31.11%) Degree
5 11 (24.44%) ISTQB
6 10 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 10 (22.22%) SQL
7 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 9 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 8 (17.78%) C#
9 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
9 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 6 (13.33%) Selenium
10 5 (11.11%) System Testing
10 5 (11.11%) Test Automation
10 5 (11.11%) WebDriver
10 5 (11.11%) Test Strategy
10 5 (11.11%) Automation Testing
10 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET
10 5 (11.11%) .NET
10 5 (11.11%) Oracle
10 5 (11.11%) Windows
10 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
10 5 (11.11%) Quality Management
11 4 (8.89%) Scrum
11 4 (8.89%) Information Security
11 4 (8.89%) SLA
11 4 (8.89%) Java
11 4 (8.89%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.67%) Tomcat
1 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) DB2
3 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Visual Studio
1 6 (13.33%) Selenium
2 5 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 3 (6.67%) TestComplete
3 3 (6.67%) Karma Test Runner
3 3 (6.67%) NUnit
4 2 (4.44%) Mocha
4 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 5 (11.11%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) JPA
2 3 (6.67%) GWT
2 3 (6.67%) Web Services
2 3 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 3 (6.67%) Java SE
2 3 (6.67%) Java EE
2 3 (6.67%) Ajax
3 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.22%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) NHS
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 10 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 9 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (11.11%) System Testing
4 5 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 5 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 5 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 5 (11.11%) Quality Management
5 4 (8.89%) Scrum
5 4 (8.89%) Information Security
5 4 (8.89%) Regression Testing
5 4 (8.89%) ISMS
6 3 (6.67%) Web Testing
6 3 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.67%) Change Control
6 3 (6.67%) ITSM
6 3 (6.67%) ITIL
6 3 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) SQL
2 8 (17.78%) C#
3 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.89%) Java
5 2 (4.44%) Ruby
5 2 (4.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) ISEB
2 14 (31.11%) Degree
3 11 (24.44%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (57.78%) QA
2 4 (8.89%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle