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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 111 118 120
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 63 50 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.71% 1.57% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 2.04% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 59 33 31
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
2953 2451 2624
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 80.16% 77.03% 77.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2462 2069 2256
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 £26,500
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 23 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 23 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 +2 27 £32,500 +18.18%
Nottinghamshire -4 18 £32,500 +3.17% 1
Derbyshire -10 9 £30,250 -13.57% 2
Northamptonshire -10 6 £30,000 -3.22% 2
Lincolnshire +17 3 £45,000 +210.34%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 44 (37.29%) Degree
2 43 (36.44%) Automated Testing
3 39 (33.05%) QA
4 37 (31.36%) ISEB
5 34 (28.81%) SQL
6 33 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (23.73%) Windows
8 22 (18.64%) C#
9 21 (17.80%) Manual Testing
10 20 (16.95%) C++
11 19 (16.10%) Test Strategy
12 16 (13.56%) Mobile App
13 15 (12.71%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (12.71%) Windows Vista
13 15 (12.71%) ISTQB
13 15 (12.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (12.71%) Windows XP
14 14 (11.86%) Test Management
14 14 (11.86%) Test Scripting
14 14 (11.86%) Test Automation
15 13 (11.02%) Software Engineering
15 13 (11.02%) Regression Testing
16 12 (10.17%) Microsoft
16 12 (10.17%) Integration Testing
16 12 (10.17%) Selenium
16 12 (10.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 11 (9.32%) CRM
17 11 (9.32%) Python
17 11 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (9.32%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 (0.85%) IIS
1 1 (0.85%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.54%) MS Office
3 2 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) SaaS
2 1 (0.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) HTTP
1 2 (1.69%) Internet
2 1 (0.85%) Network Security
2 1 (0.85%) Intranet
2 1 (0.85%) ISDN
2 1 (0.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.24%) MySQL
3 2 (1.69%) DB2
3 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.85%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 12 (10.17%) Selenium
2 10 (8.47%) NUnit
3 8 (6.78%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.93%) WebDriver
5 6 (5.08%) TestComplete
6 4 (3.39%) Ranorex
6 4 (3.39%) JIRA
7 3 (2.54%) JUnit
7 3 (2.54%) Subversion
7 3 (2.54%) TestDirector
7 3 (2.54%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (2.54%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.85%) WebLOAD
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (7.63%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.24%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (3.39%) Electronics
4 3 (2.54%) Finance
4 3 (2.54%) Marketing
5 2 (1.69%) Law
6 1 (0.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (33.05%) Tester
1 39 (33.05%) Analyst
2 26 (22.03%) Test Analyst
3 23 (19.49%) Software Engineer
3 23 (19.49%) Test Engineer
4 18 (15.25%) Software Tester
5 12 (10.17%) Software Test Engineer
5 12 (10.17%) Test Manager
6 10 (8.47%) QA Analyst
7 9 (7.63%) Software Test Analyst
8 8 (6.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 8 (6.78%) Business Analyst
9 7 (5.93%) Senior Software Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) Senior Tester
10 6 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (5.08%) Business Systems Analyst
10 6 (5.08%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (5.08%) Junior
10 6 (5.08%) Senior Software Tester
11 5 (4.24%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.47%) .NET
2 6 (5.08%) MFC
2 6 (5.08%) XML
3 4 (3.39%) Gherkin
4 3 (2.54%) Ext JS
5 2 (1.69%) Memcached
5 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.69%) CSS
5 2 (1.69%) HTML
6 1 (0.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (0.85%) Backbone.js
6 1 (0.85%) HTML5
6 1 (0.85%) Flash
6 1 (0.85%) WinForms
6 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.85%) JSON
6 1 (0.85%) Velocity
6 1 (0.85%) WPF
6 1 (0.85%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.85%) Adobe AIR
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.56%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.78%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.78%) Firmware
2 8 (6.78%) VHDL
3 5 (4.24%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.24%) FMCG
4 4 (3.39%) Device Driver
5 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.54%) NHS
5 3 (2.54%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.54%) Open Source
6 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.85%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.85%) Statistics
6 1 (0.85%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.73%) Windows
2 15 (12.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (12.71%) Windows XP
2 15 (12.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (12.71%) Windows Vista
3 4 (3.39%) Linux
4 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.85%) Android
4 1 (0.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (36.44%) Automated Testing
2 33 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (17.80%) Manual Testing
4 19 (16.10%) Test Strategy
5 14 (11.86%) Test Management
5 14 (11.86%) Test Scripting
5 14 (11.86%) Test Automation
6 13 (11.02%) Software Engineering
6 13 (11.02%) Regression Testing
7 12 (10.17%) Integration Testing
8 11 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (9.32%) Scrum
8 11 (9.32%) CRM
9 9 (7.63%) Time Management
10 8 (6.78%) Project Management
10 8 (6.78%) OO
10 8 (6.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (5.93%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (5.08%) System Testing
12 6 (5.08%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 34 (28.81%) SQL
2 22 (18.64%) C#
3 20 (16.95%) C++
4 11 (9.32%) Python
5 10 (8.47%) Java
6 8 (6.78%) JavaScript
6 8 (6.78%) C
7 7 (5.93%) Perl
8 5 (4.24%) VB
9 4 (3.39%) VBScript
9 4 (3.39%) PHP
9 4 (3.39%) Ruby
10 3 (2.54%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.69%) VBA
11 2 (1.69%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.85%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.85%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.85%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 44 (37.29%) Degree
2 37 (31.36%) ISEB
3 15 (12.71%) ISTQB
4 12 (10.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.85%) MCP
6 1 (0.85%) HND
6 1 (0.85%) CCNA
6 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (33.05%) QA
2 2 (1.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (10.17%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.93%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (5.08%) Oracle
4 4 (3.39%) Perforce
5 1 (0.85%) Adobe
5 1 (0.85%) HP
5 1 (0.85%) Siemens
Derby, Derbyshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 19 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
The One Group
Salary: £0 - 25k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £37000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago