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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 92 117 123
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 86 61 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.36% 1.62% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 1.97% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 67 57 35
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
3170 3091 2517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 86.92% 82.21% 78.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2639 2576 2118
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
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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 +29 52 £37,500 +15.38% 7
Northamptonshire +8 15 £22,500 -28.00% 1
Leicestershire -1 11 £34,918 +7.43%
Derbyshire -11 6 £31,250 +4.16% 2
Lincolnshire 0 1 £27,500 -38.88%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (54.17%) QA
2 59 (49.17%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (45.00%) Microsoft
4 40 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 40 (33.33%) Windows
5 37 (30.83%) ISTQB
6 36 (30.00%) SQL
7 35 (29.17%) C#
7 35 (29.17%) ISEB
8 34 (28.33%) SQL Server
8 34 (28.33%) Automated Testing
9 31 (25.83%) User Acceptance Testing
9 31 (25.83%) Test Automation
9 31 (25.83%) SDLC
10 29 (24.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 29 (24.17%) Test Scripting
10 29 (24.17%) Degree
11 28 (23.33%) Java
12 27 (22.50%) Selenium
13 26 (21.67%) Finance
14 22 (18.33%) SharePoint
15 20 (16.67%) Windows 8
15 20 (16.67%) Windows 7
15 20 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
15 20 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
16 19 (15.83%) MS Office
17 17 (14.17%) SpecFlow
17 17 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (13.33%) WebDriver
18 16 (13.33%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 22 (18.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 40 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 19 (15.83%) MS Office
3 3 (2.50%) MS Project
3 3 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.67%) AWD
1 2 (1.67%) Sage 200
1 2 (1.67%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) HTTP
1 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.83%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (28.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (22.50%) Selenium
2 17 (14.17%) SpecFlow
3 16 (13.33%) WebDriver
4 12 (10.00%) HP UFT
5 11 (9.17%) JIRA
6 9 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (7.50%) Ranorex
7 7 (5.83%) Cucumber
7 7 (5.83%) LoadRunner
7 7 (5.83%) Visual Studio
7 7 (5.83%) SilkTest
8 3 (2.50%) Bugzilla
8 3 (2.50%) Zephyr
9 2 (1.67%) NUnit
9 2 (1.67%) Subversion
9 2 (1.67%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.67%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.83%) NeoLoad
10 1 (0.83%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (0.83%) Firebug
General
1 26 (21.67%) Finance
2 13 (10.83%) Marketing
3 7 (5.83%) Publishing
3 7 (5.83%) Games
4 4 (3.33%) Retail
4 4 (3.33%) Polish Language
4 4 (3.33%) Spanish Language
4 4 (3.33%) Swedish Language
5 3 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 50 (41.67%) Analyst
2 32 (26.67%) Tester
3 19 (15.83%) Test Analyst
4 16 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 16 (13.33%) Software Tester
5 13 (10.83%) QA Analyst
5 13 (10.83%) Applications Support
6 10 (8.33%) Test Manager
6 10 (8.33%) Developer
6 10 (8.33%) Senior Tester
7 8 (6.67%) Software Support Analyst
7 8 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
8 7 (5.83%) Automation Tester
9 5 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
9 5 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (4.17%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Junior
9 5 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (3.33%) QA Tester
10 4 (3.33%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.33%) .NET
2 6 (5.00%) HTML
3 3 (2.50%) Web Services
3 3 (2.50%) HTML5
4 2 (1.67%) WCF
4 2 (1.67%) WPF
4 2 (1.67%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.83%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.83%) Velocity
5 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.83%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.17%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.00%) Credit Risk
4 4 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.83%) User Experience
6 1 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.83%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 40 (33.33%) Windows
2 20 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 20 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 4 (3.33%) Windows XP
3 4 (3.33%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.83%) Android
4 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (49.17%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (28.33%) Automated Testing
3 31 (25.83%) User Acceptance Testing
3 31 (25.83%) Test Automation
3 31 (25.83%) SDLC
4 29 (24.17%) Test Scripting
5 16 (13.33%) Regression Testing
6 15 (12.50%) BDD
7 14 (11.67%) TDD
8 13 (10.83%) Performance Management
9 12 (10.00%) Test Strategy
9 12 (10.00%) Scrum
9 12 (10.00%) OO
10 11 (9.17%) OOP
10 11 (9.17%) Load Testing
10 11 (9.17%) Automation Testing
11 8 (6.67%) Waterfall
11 8 (6.67%) Manual Testing
12 7 (5.83%) Validation
12 7 (5.83%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 36 (30.00%) SQL
2 35 (29.17%) C#
3 28 (23.33%) Java
4 7 (5.83%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.00%) C++
6 4 (3.33%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.83%) Python
7 1 (0.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (30.83%) ISTQB
2 35 (29.17%) ISEB
3 29 (24.17%) Degree
3 29 (24.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.67%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (54.17%) QA
2 4 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.83%) SLA
Vendors
1 54 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.67%) Sage
3 1 (0.83%) VMware
3 1 (0.83%) New Relic
3 1 (0.83%) Pegasus
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle
3 1 (0.83%) IBM
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