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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 162 158 141
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 18 26 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.48% 0.68% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.70% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 16 26 30
Average salary £31,250 £28,750 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £17,000 £22,350
10% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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
3570 3688 3061
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 96.15% 96.62% 95.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2961 3091 2618
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -4 7 £32,500 +30.00% 2
Nottinghamshire -10 7 £35,000 +34.61%
Derbyshire -8 2 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Leicestershire +16 1 £22,500 - 1
Lincolnshire - 1 £27,500 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 19 (57.58%) QA
2 16 (48.48%) Degree
3 15 (45.45%) Software Testing
4 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 11 (33.33%) SQL
6 10 (30.30%) Regression Testing
6 10 (30.30%) Computer Science
7 8 (24.24%) Java
8 7 (21.21%) BDD
8 7 (21.21%) Selenium
9 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
9 6 (18.18%) Scrum
9 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
9 6 (18.18%) C#
9 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
9 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
10 5 (15.15%) UNIX
11 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
11 4 (12.12%) ISEB
11 4 (12.12%) Automation Testing
12 3 (9.09%) SDLC
12 3 (9.09%) User Stories
12 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
12 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
12 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (9.09%) NUnit
13 2 (6.06%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) LabWindows
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Selenium
2 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.09%) NUnit
3 2 (6.06%) Subversion
3 2 (6.06%) Jasmine
3 2 (6.06%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (3.03%) FitNesse
4 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.03%) JUnit
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
1 2 (6.06%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Electronics
2 1 (3.03%) Legal
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) XML
1 1 (3.03%) XSD
1 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Computer Science
2 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Credit Risk
3 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) UNIX
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Android
3 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Software Testing
2 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 10 (30.30%) Regression Testing
5 7 (21.21%) BDD
6 6 (18.18%) Scrum
6 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
7 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
8 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Automation Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
9 3 (9.09%) User Stories
9 3 (9.09%) SDLC
10 2 (6.06%) TDD
10 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
11 1 (3.03%) Electronic Trading
11 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
11 1 (3.03%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) Java
3 6 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) C++
5 1 (3.03%) VB
5 1 (3.03%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (48.48%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (57.58%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle
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