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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 140 121 152
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 34 40 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.92% 1.26% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.32% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 33 33 12
Average salary £30,000 £31,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +16.98%
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
3560 3033 3261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 96.35% 95.38% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2939 2547 2815
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,300
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,454 £56,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 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 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
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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 0 24 £32,000 +15.31% 1
Northamptonshire -18 6 £27,750 -10.48% 1
Leicestershire -13 2 £26,250 -34.37%
Derbyshire - 2 £32,000 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 32 (57.14%) QA
2 26 (46.43%) Software Testing
3 23 (41.07%) ISEB
4 19 (33.93%) ISTQB
5 18 (32.14%) Degree
6 12 (21.43%) Selenium
6 12 (21.43%) Manual Testing
7 11 (19.64%) Windows
8 10 (17.86%) Automation Testing
9 9 (16.07%) SQL
9 9 (16.07%) Automated Testing
10 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (14.29%) Scrum
10 8 (14.29%) C#
10 8 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 7 (12.50%) Management Information System
12 6 (10.71%) .NET
12 6 (10.71%) Oracle
12 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
12 6 (10.71%) Test Strategy
13 5 (8.93%) WebDriver
13 5 (8.93%) Open Source
13 5 (8.93%) Test Automation
13 5 (8.93%) TestComplete
13 5 (8.93%) System Testing
13 5 (8.93%) Risk Analysis
13 5 (8.93%) VoIP
13 5 (8.93%) WAN
13 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
13 5 (8.93%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (5.36%) WebSphere
1 3 (5.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) VoIP
1 5 (8.93%) WAN
1 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.14%) DHCP
2 4 (7.14%) RTP
2 4 (7.14%) H.323
2 4 (7.14%) Wireshark
2 4 (7.14%) VLAN
3 1 (1.79%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.14%) DB2
3 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (21.43%) Selenium
2 5 (8.93%) WebDriver
2 5 (8.93%) TestComplete
2 5 (8.93%) Visual Studio
3 4 (7.14%) FogBugz
4 3 (5.36%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (5.36%) NUnit
5 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.57%) Mocha
6 1 (1.79%) Rational Robot
6 1 (1.79%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.79%) SilkTest
General
1 5 (8.93%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.36%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.71%) .NET
2 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.36%) JPA
3 3 (5.36%) GWT
3 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.36%) Java SE
3 3 (5.36%) Java EE
3 3 (5.36%) Web Services
3 3 (5.36%) Ajax
4 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.93%) Open Source
3 4 (7.14%) NHS
3 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (46.43%) Software Testing
2 12 (21.43%) Manual Testing
3 10 (17.86%) Automation Testing
4 9 (16.07%) Automated Testing
5 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (14.29%) Scrum
5 8 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 6 (10.71%) Test Strategy
7 5 (8.93%) Test Automation
7 5 (8.93%) System Testing
7 5 (8.93%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (8.93%) RAD
7 5 (8.93%) Quality Management
8 4 (7.14%) Information Security
8 4 (7.14%) Regression Testing
8 4 (7.14%) ISMS
9 3 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Validation
10 2 (3.57%) ITSM
10 2 (3.57%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) SQL
2 8 (14.29%) C#
3 5 (8.93%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.14%) Java
5 2 (3.57%) Ruby
5 2 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (41.07%) ISEB
2 19 (33.93%) ISTQB
3 18 (32.14%) Degree
4 4 (7.14%) MCSE
4 4 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (7.14%) CCNA
4 4 (7.14%) MCITP
5 3 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (57.14%) QA
2 4 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Oracle
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.14%) VMware
2 4 (7.14%) Cisco
2 4 (7.14%) Avaya
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