The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 117 92 143
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +51
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 60 68 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.61% 2.13% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 2.79% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 54 47 20
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 £22,100 £24,935
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
Software Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3041 2436 2592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 81.42% 76.36% 76.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2498 1996 2208
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 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
(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
Nottinghamshire -12 31 £35,000 +11.11% 2
Leicestershire -10 11 £32,500 +16.07%
Northamptonshire -19 10 £40,000 +29.03% 2
Derbyshire -8 5 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Lincolnshire +16 3 £45,000 +210.34%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 52 (40.31%) Degree
2 48 (37.21%) QA
3 42 (32.56%) Automated Testing
4 36 (27.91%) Windows
4 36 (27.91%) ISEB
5 33 (25.58%) SQL
6 28 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (19.38%) Regression Testing
8 22 (17.05%) C++
8 22 (17.05%) Manual Testing
9 21 (16.28%) ISTQB
9 21 (16.28%) C#
10 19 (14.73%) Test Strategy
11 16 (12.40%) Mobile App
11 16 (12.40%) Scrum
12 15 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (11.63%) Windows XP
12 15 (11.63%) Windows Vista
12 15 (11.63%) Selenium
12 15 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (11.63%) Test Automation
13 13 (10.08%) Test Management
13 13 (10.08%) Test Scripting
13 13 (10.08%) Java
14 12 (9.30%) Microsoft
14 12 (9.30%) Integration Testing
14 12 (9.30%) Software Engineering
14 12 (9.30%) Automation Testing
14 12 (9.30%) Open Source
15 11 (8.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (0.78%) IIS
1 1 (0.78%) Apache
1 1 (0.78%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (3.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.65%) SaaS
2 1 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.20%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.43%) VoIP
2 7 (5.43%) WAN
3 5 (3.88%) DHCP
3 5 (3.88%) RTP
3 5 (3.88%) H.323
3 5 (3.88%) VLAN
3 5 (3.88%) Wireshark
4 3 (2.33%) LAN
5 2 (1.55%) Internet
6 1 (0.78%) SAN
6 1 (0.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.20%) MySQL
3 5 (3.88%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.10%) DB2
5 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.78%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (11.63%) Selenium
2 9 (6.98%) NUnit
3 8 (6.20%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.43%) TestComplete
4 7 (5.43%) Ranorex
5 6 (4.65%) Subversion
6 5 (3.88%) FogBugz
7 4 (3.10%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.10%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (3.10%) JIRA
8 3 (2.33%) TestDirector
8 3 (2.33%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (1.55%) JUnit
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.78%) Firebug
10 1 (0.78%) Fiddler
General
1 8 (6.20%) Telecoms
1 8 (6.20%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.88%) Marketing
3 4 (3.10%) Finance
3 4 (3.10%) Law
3 4 (3.10%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (3.10%) Electronics
4 2 (1.55%) Games
4 2 (1.55%) Retail
5 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 51 (39.53%) Tester
2 37 (28.68%) Analyst
3 26 (20.16%) Software Tester
4 25 (19.38%) Test Analyst
5 22 (17.05%) Test Engineer
6 19 (14.73%) Software Engineer
7 11 (8.53%) Test Manager
8 10 (7.75%) Software Test Engineer
9 8 (6.20%) Business Analyst
9 8 (6.20%) Senior Tester
9 8 (6.20%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 8 (6.20%) Software Test Analyst
9 8 (6.20%) Senior Software Tester
10 7 (5.43%) Developer
11 6 (4.65%) Graduate
11 6 (4.65%) Business Systems Analyst
11 6 (4.65%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (4.65%) Senior Software Engineer
11 6 (4.65%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.20%) .NET
2 7 (5.43%) XML
2 7 (5.43%) Gherkin
3 6 (4.65%) MFC
3 6 (4.65%) Ext JS
4 5 (3.88%) Memcached
5 4 (3.10%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.33%) HTML
7 2 (1.55%) CSS
8 1 (0.78%) Backbone.js
8 1 (0.78%) HTML5
8 1 (0.78%) Flash
8 1 (0.78%) XHTML
8 1 (0.78%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.78%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.78%) JSON
8 1 (0.78%) Velocity
8 1 (0.78%) Adobe AIR
8 1 (0.78%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.40%) Mobile App
2 12 (9.30%) Open Source
3 11 (8.53%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.20%) VHDL
4 8 (6.20%) Firmware
4 8 (6.20%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.10%) Device Driver
5 4 (3.10%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.10%) FMCG
6 3 (2.33%) NHS
7 1 (0.78%) Social Media
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.78%) Animation
7 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.78%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 36 (27.91%) Windows
2 15 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (11.63%) Windows XP
2 15 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (11.63%) Windows Vista
3 9 (6.98%) Linux
4 2 (1.55%) UNIX
5 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (32.56%) Automated Testing
2 28 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (19.38%) Regression Testing
4 22 (17.05%) Manual Testing
5 19 (14.73%) Test Strategy
6 16 (12.40%) Scrum
7 15 (11.63%) Test Automation
8 13 (10.08%) Test Management
8 13 (10.08%) Test Scripting
9 12 (9.30%) Integration Testing
9 12 (9.30%) Automation Testing
9 12 (9.30%) Software Engineering
10 11 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (8.53%) CRM
11 9 (6.98%) Time Management
12 8 (6.20%) RAD
13 7 (5.43%) OO
13 7 (5.43%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (5.43%) Performance Tuning
14 6 (4.65%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.58%) SQL
2 22 (17.05%) C++
3 21 (16.28%) C#
4 13 (10.08%) Java
5 11 (8.53%) Python
6 10 (7.75%) JavaScript
6 10 (7.75%) Perl
7 8 (6.20%) C
8 7 (5.43%) PHP
8 7 (5.43%) Ruby
8 7 (5.43%) VB
9 4 (3.10%) VBScript
10 3 (2.33%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.55%) VBA
12 1 (0.78%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.78%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.78%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 52 (40.31%) Degree
2 36 (27.91%) ISEB
3 21 (16.28%) ISTQB
4 11 (8.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.88%) MCSE
5 5 (3.88%) CCNA
5 5 (3.88%) MCITP
6 3 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.78%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (37.21%) QA
2 2 (1.55%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.88%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.98%) Oracle
3 7 (5.43%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (4.65%) Avaya
4 6 (4.65%) VMware
5 5 (3.88%) Cisco
6 4 (3.10%) Perforce
7 2 (1.55%) SAP
8 1 (0.78%) Adobe
8 1 (0.78%) Siemens
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Derbyshire
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Northamptonshire
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