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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 107 96 146
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +50
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 67 73 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.81% 2.26% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 2.97% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 59 57 20
Average salary £37,500 £31,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.96% -8.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,315
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £51,350 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
3065 2458 2507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 82.59% 76.17% 78.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2579 2060 2153
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -16 36 £37,500 +19.04% 1
Northamptonshire -18 15 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Leicestershire +2 6 £35,000 +19.65% 1
Derbyshire -10 6 £42,000 +27.27% 1
Lincolnshire +9 3 £45,000 +210.34%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 65 (48.87%) Degree
2 56 (42.11%) QA
3 48 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (31.58%) Automated Testing
5 41 (30.83%) ISEB
6 40 (30.08%) Windows
7 34 (25.56%) ISTQB
8 32 (24.06%) SQL
9 25 (18.80%) Scrum
9 25 (18.80%) Manual Testing
10 23 (17.29%) Automation Testing
11 22 (16.54%) Regression Testing
11 22 (16.54%) C#
12 21 (15.79%) C++
13 20 (15.04%) Open Source
13 20 (15.04%) Selenium
14 16 (12.03%) Telecoms
14 16 (12.03%) TCP/IP
15 15 (11.28%) RAD
15 15 (11.28%) Software Engineering
15 15 (11.28%) Mobile App
16 14 (10.53%) Test Strategy
16 14 (10.53%) Windows Vista
16 14 (10.53%) Computer Science
16 14 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (10.53%) Windows XP
16 14 (10.53%) Microsoft
16 14 (10.53%) Management Information System
16 14 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (9.77%) VoIP

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (0.75%) IIS
1 1 (0.75%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.03%) TCP/IP
2 13 (9.77%) VoIP
2 13 (9.77%) WAN
2 13 (9.77%) Wireshark
3 11 (8.27%) RTP
3 11 (8.27%) H.323
3 11 (8.27%) VLAN
3 11 (8.27%) DHCP
4 3 (2.26%) LAN
5 1 (0.75%) HTTP
5 1 (0.75%) SAN
5 1 (0.75%) Intranet
5 1 (0.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.26%) MySQL
1 7 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.76%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.01%) DB2
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (15.04%) Selenium
2 11 (8.27%) FogBugz
3 9 (6.77%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.26%) NUnit
4 7 (5.26%) Ranorex
5 5 (3.76%) TestComplete
5 5 (3.76%) Subversion
6 4 (3.01%) JIRA
6 4 (3.01%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.26%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (2.26%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (1.50%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.75%) Firebug
9 1 (0.75%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (12.03%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.51%) Marketing
4 5 (3.76%) Retail
4 5 (3.76%) Finance
5 4 (3.01%) Law
5 4 (3.01%) Electronics
6 3 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.50%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.50%) Games
8 1 (0.75%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 62 (46.62%) Tester
2 38 (28.57%) Analyst
3 35 (26.32%) Software Tester
4 25 (18.80%) Test Analyst
5 19 (14.29%) Test Engineer
6 17 (12.78%) Software Engineer
7 11 (8.27%) Senior Tester
8 9 (6.77%) Software Test Analyst
8 9 (6.77%) Business Analyst
9 8 (6.02%) Senior Software Tester
9 8 (6.02%) Developer
10 7 (5.26%) Business Systems Analyst
10 7 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
10 7 (5.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 7 (5.26%) Automation Tester
11 6 (4.51%) Senior Software Engineer
11 6 (4.51%) Senior Test Analyst
11 6 (4.51%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (4.51%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.52%) .NET
2 7 (5.26%) Gherkin
3 6 (4.51%) MFC
4 5 (3.76%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.76%) Ext JS
4 5 (3.76%) XML
4 5 (3.76%) Memcached
5 3 (2.26%) HTML
6 2 (1.50%) CSS
7 1 (0.75%) Web Services
7 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.75%) HTML5
7 1 (0.75%) COM
7 1 (0.75%) Flash
7 1 (0.75%) XHTML
7 1 (0.75%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.75%) Velocity
7 1 (0.75%) Adobe AIR
7 1 (0.75%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.04%) Open Source
2 15 (11.28%) Mobile App
3 14 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 14 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 9 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.26%) VHDL
6 4 (3.01%) Device Driver
6 4 (3.01%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.01%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.26%) NHS
7 3 (2.26%) FMCG
7 3 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.50%) Social Media
8 2 (1.50%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.75%) Animation
9 1 (0.75%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.75%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.75%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 40 (30.08%) Windows
2 14 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (10.53%) Windows XP
2 14 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (10.53%) Windows Vista
3 8 (6.02%) Linux
4 6 (4.51%) UNIX
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (31.58%) Automated Testing
3 25 (18.80%) Scrum
3 25 (18.80%) Manual Testing
4 23 (17.29%) Automation Testing
5 22 (16.54%) Regression Testing
6 15 (11.28%) RAD
6 15 (11.28%) Software Engineering
7 14 (10.53%) Test Strategy
8 13 (9.77%) Test Scripting
8 13 (9.77%) Risk Analysis
9 10 (7.52%) Integration Testing
9 10 (7.52%) Test Automation
10 9 (6.77%) Test Management
10 9 (6.77%) Time Management
10 9 (6.77%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (6.02%) CRM
11 8 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (5.26%) V-Model
13 6 (4.51%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (24.06%) SQL
2 22 (16.54%) C#
3 21 (15.79%) C++
4 10 (7.52%) Java
4 10 (7.52%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.02%) Perl
5 8 (6.02%) Python
5 8 (6.02%) C
6 7 (5.26%) Ruby
7 6 (4.51%) PHP
8 5 (3.76%) VBScript
8 5 (3.76%) VB
9 4 (3.01%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.50%) VBA
11 1 (0.75%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.75%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 65 (48.87%) Degree
2 41 (30.83%) ISEB
3 34 (25.56%) ISTQB
4 12 (9.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (8.27%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (8.27%) MCSE
5 11 (8.27%) CCNA
5 11 (8.27%) MCITP
6 3 (2.26%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (42.11%) QA
2 2 (1.50%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (9.02%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.27%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (3.76%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.02%) Oracle
2 12 (9.02%) Avaya
2 12 (9.02%) VMware
3 11 (8.27%) Cisco
4 5 (3.76%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.01%) Perforce
5 4 (3.01%) SAP
6 1 (0.75%) Adobe
6 1 (0.75%) Siemens
6 1 (0.75%) Pegasus
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: Excellent DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 6 days ago
Northamptonshire
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Package
Posted: 20 days ago