The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills 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 Testing 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 109 108 121
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 62 53 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.65% 1.66% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 2.17% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 58 34 32
Average salary £32,500 £31,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.83% -11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3013 2447 2624
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 80.33% 76.59% 77.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2505 2063 2255
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Software Testing
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in the East Midlands

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

Software Testing
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 Testing 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
Leicestershire +5 24 £32,500 +16.07%
Nottinghamshire -3 20 £32,500 +3.17% 1
Northamptonshire -17 8 £31,250 +0.80% 1
Derbyshire -11 7 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Lincolnshire +19 3 £45,000 +210.34%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 45 (37.50%) Degree
2 43 (35.83%) Automated Testing
3 40 (33.33%) QA
4 36 (30.00%) ISEB
5 35 (29.17%) SQL
6 33 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (24.17%) Windows
8 22 (18.33%) Manual Testing
9 21 (17.50%) C#
10 20 (16.67%) C++
11 19 (15.83%) Test Strategy
12 16 (13.33%) Mobile App
13 15 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (12.50%) Test Scripting
13 15 (12.50%) Windows Vista
13 15 (12.50%) ISTQB
13 15 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (12.50%) Windows XP
14 14 (11.67%) Test Management
14 14 (11.67%) Test Automation
15 13 (10.83%) Software Engineering
15 13 (10.83%) Regression Testing
16 12 (10.00%) Microsoft
16 12 (10.00%) Integration Testing
16 12 (10.00%) Selenium
17 11 (9.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 11 (9.17%) CRM
17 11 (9.17%) Python
17 11 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (9.17%) Scrum

Software Testing
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 citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.83%) IIS
1 1 (0.83%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.50%) MS Office
3 2 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.33%) SaaS
2 1 (0.83%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.67%) Internet
1 2 (1.67%) HTTP
2 1 (0.83%) ISDN
2 1 (0.83%) VoIP
2 1 (0.83%) Intranet
2 1 (0.83%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.00%) MySQL
3 3 (2.50%) DB2
3 3 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.83%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 12 (10.00%) Selenium
2 10 (8.33%) NUnit
3 8 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.83%) WebDriver
5 6 (5.00%) TestComplete
6 4 (3.33%) JIRA
6 4 (3.33%) Ranorex
6 4 (3.33%) Subversion
7 3 (2.50%) JUnit
7 3 (2.50%) TestDirector
7 3 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (2.50%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.83%) WebLOAD
General
1 9 (7.50%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (3.33%) Marketing
3 4 (3.33%) Electronics
4 3 (2.50%) Finance
4 3 (2.50%) Law
5 1 (0.83%) Games
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (34.17%) Tester
2 40 (33.33%) Analyst
3 27 (22.50%) Test Analyst
4 24 (20.00%) Test Engineer
5 23 (19.17%) Software Engineer
6 20 (16.67%) Software Tester
7 12 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
8 11 (9.17%) Test Manager
9 10 (8.33%) QA Analyst
10 9 (7.50%) Software Test Analyst
11 8 (6.67%) Business Analyst
11 8 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 7 (5.83%) Senior Software Engineer
12 7 (5.83%) Senior Tester
12 7 (5.83%) Senior Software Tester
13 6 (5.00%) Junior
13 6 (5.00%) Business Systems Analyst
13 6 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
13 6 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
14 5 (4.17%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.50%) .NET
2 6 (5.00%) MFC
2 6 (5.00%) XML
3 4 (3.33%) Ext JS
3 4 (3.33%) Gherkin
4 3 (2.50%) Memcached
5 2 (1.67%) HTML
5 2 (1.67%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.67%) CSS
6 1 (0.83%) Flash
6 1 (0.83%) WinForms
6 1 (0.83%) Backbone.js
6 1 (0.83%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (0.83%) HTML5
6 1 (0.83%) Velocity
6 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.83%) JSON
6 1 (0.83%) WPF
6 1 (0.83%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.83%) Adobe AIR
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.67%) VHDL
2 8 (6.67%) Firmware
3 5 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.17%) FMCG
4 4 (3.33%) Open Source
4 4 (3.33%) Device Driver
5 3 (2.50%) NHS
5 3 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.50%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.83%) Statistics
6 1 (0.83%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.83%) Animation
6 1 (0.83%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 29 (24.17%) Windows
2 15 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (12.50%) Windows Vista
2 15 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 5 (4.17%) Linux
4 1 (0.83%) UNIX
4 1 (0.83%) Android
4 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (35.83%) Automated Testing
2 33 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (18.33%) Manual Testing
4 19 (15.83%) Test Strategy
5 15 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 14 (11.67%) Test Management
6 14 (11.67%) Test Automation
7 13 (10.83%) Software Engineering
7 13 (10.83%) Regression Testing
8 12 (10.00%) Integration Testing
9 11 (9.17%) CRM
9 11 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (9.17%) Scrum
10 9 (7.50%) Time Management
11 8 (6.67%) OO
12 7 (5.83%) Project Management
12 7 (5.83%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (5.83%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (5.00%) System Testing
14 5 (4.17%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 35 (29.17%) SQL
2 21 (17.50%) C#
3 20 (16.67%) C++
4 11 (9.17%) Python
5 10 (8.33%) Java
6 9 (7.50%) JavaScript
7 8 (6.67%) C
8 7 (5.83%) Perl
9 5 (4.17%) PHP
9 5 (4.17%) VB
10 4 (3.33%) Ruby
10 4 (3.33%) VBScript
11 3 (2.50%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.67%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.67%) VBA
13 1 (0.83%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.83%) ActionScript 3.0
13 1 (0.83%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 45 (37.50%) Degree
2 36 (30.00%) ISEB
3 15 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 11 (9.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.83%) MCP
6 1 (0.83%) HND
6 1 (0.83%) CCNA
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.83%) Salesforce.com
2 7 (5.83%) Oracle
3 4 (3.33%) Perforce
4 1 (0.83%) Adobe
4 1 (0.83%) HP
4 1 (0.83%) Siemens
Derby, Derbyshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Nottingham
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £37000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago