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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 123 148 120
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -28
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 52 41 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.46% 1.13% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.40% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 48 32 32
Average salary £33,500 £30,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.94% +11.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,750 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,900 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
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
2879 2939 2488
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 81.08% 81.28% 80.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2444 2425 2199
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £56,755
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +7 20 £34,000 +9.67%
Derbyshire +23 13 £50,000 +110.52% 1
Northamptonshire -1 12 £28,500 +58.33%
Leicestershire +12 5 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 66 (56.90%) QA
2 52 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (43.10%) Degree
4 49 (42.24%) ISTQB
5 37 (31.90%) ISEB
6 34 (29.31%) Scrum
7 31 (26.72%) Windows
7 31 (26.72%) Automation Testing
8 26 (22.41%) Open Source
9 25 (21.55%) SQL
10 23 (19.83%) Selenium
11 21 (18.10%) Manual Testing
12 20 (17.24%) Telecoms
12 20 (17.24%) TCP/IP
13 19 (16.38%) VoIP
13 19 (16.38%) RAD
14 17 (14.66%) WAN
14 17 (14.66%) CCNA
14 17 (14.66%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (14.66%) Management Information System
14 17 (14.66%) Automated Testing
14 17 (14.66%) Wireshark
14 17 (14.66%) Risk Analysis
15 16 (13.79%) Test Scripting
15 16 (13.79%) VMware
15 16 (13.79%) Avaya
15 16 (13.79%) Active Directory
15 16 (13.79%) C#
16 15 (12.93%) MCSE
16 15 (12.93%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (0.86%) IIS
1 1 (0.86%) Apache
1 1 (0.86%) Joomla!
1 1 (0.86%) Drupal
1 1 (0.86%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.86%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.24%) TCP/IP
2 19 (16.38%) VoIP
3 17 (14.66%) WAN
3 17 (14.66%) Wireshark
4 15 (12.93%) RTP
4 15 (12.93%) H.323
4 15 (12.93%) VLAN
4 15 (12.93%) DHCP
5 3 (2.59%) HTTP
5 3 (2.59%) LAN
6 2 (1.72%) ISDN
6 2 (1.72%) Network Security
7 1 (0.86%) SAN
7 1 (0.86%) Intranet
7 1 (0.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.76%) Relational Database
2 8 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.03%) MySQL
4 5 (4.31%) DB2
5 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (19.83%) Selenium
2 15 (12.93%) FogBugz
3 8 (6.90%) Ranorex
4 5 (4.31%) Subversion
4 5 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (2.59%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.72%) Firebug
7 2 (1.72%) Fiddler
7 2 (1.72%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.86%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.86%) NUnit
8 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.86%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.86%) Appium
General
1 20 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 13 (11.21%) Retail
3 7 (6.03%) Finance
4 6 (5.17%) Law
4 6 (5.17%) Marketing
5 3 (2.59%) Games
5 3 (2.59%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.72%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.86%) Electronics
7 1 (0.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 62 (53.45%) Tester
2 37 (31.90%) Software Tester
3 30 (25.86%) Analyst
4 24 (20.69%) Test Analyst
5 15 (12.93%) Senior Tester
6 11 (9.48%) Test Engineer
6 11 (9.48%) Developer
7 7 (6.03%) QA Engineer
7 7 (6.03%) Automation Tester
8 6 (5.17%) Software Test Analyst
8 6 (5.17%) QA Tester
9 5 (4.31%) PHP Developer
9 5 (4.31%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (4.31%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.31%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.31%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Test Leader
9 5 (4.31%) Senior Software Tester
9 5 (4.31%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 4 (3.45%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.62%) .NET
2 7 (6.03%) HTML
2 7 (6.03%) Gherkin
3 5 (4.31%) XML
3 5 (4.31%) Ext JS
3 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.31%) Memcached
4 4 (3.45%) CSS
5 3 (2.59%) HTML5
6 2 (1.72%) XHTML
7 1 (0.86%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.86%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.86%) Adobe AIR
7 1 (0.86%) jQuery
7 1 (0.86%) Web Services
7 1 (0.86%) COM
7 1 (0.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.86%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 26 (22.41%) Open Source
2 17 (14.66%) Management Information System
3 14 (12.07%) Computer Science
4 9 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.31%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.45%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.59%) Chip and PIN
8 2 (1.72%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.72%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.72%) Social Media
9 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.86%) NHS
9 1 (0.86%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.86%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.86%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 31 (26.72%) Windows
2 11 (9.48%) UNIX
3 10 (8.62%) Linux
4 3 (2.59%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.59%) Windows Vista
4 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (29.31%) Scrum
3 31 (26.72%) Automation Testing
4 21 (18.10%) Manual Testing
5 19 (16.38%) RAD
6 17 (14.66%) Automated Testing
6 17 (14.66%) Risk Analysis
7 16 (13.79%) Test Scripting
8 15 (12.93%) V-Model
9 12 (10.34%) TDD
10 11 (9.48%) Software Engineering
11 10 (8.62%) Regression Testing
11 10 (8.62%) Test Automation
11 10 (8.62%) Waterfall
12 9 (7.76%) Test Strategy
13 8 (6.90%) Agile Testing
13 8 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (6.03%) E-Commerce
14 7 (6.03%) Test Management
15 6 (5.17%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.55%) SQL
2 16 (13.79%) C#
3 14 (12.07%) Java
4 9 (7.76%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.90%) VBScript
5 8 (6.90%) C++
5 8 (6.90%) PowerShell
6 7 (6.03%) Ruby
6 7 (6.03%) Perl
6 7 (6.03%) PHP
7 3 (2.59%) VB
8 2 (1.72%) VBA
9 1 (0.86%) C
9 1 (0.86%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (0.86%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 50 (43.10%) Degree
2 49 (42.24%) ISTQB
3 37 (31.90%) ISEB
4 17 (14.66%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (14.66%) CCNA
5 15 (12.93%) MCSE
5 15 (12.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (12.93%) MCITP
6 13 (11.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.59%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.72%) HND
8 2 (1.72%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (56.90%) QA
System Software
1 16 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 15 (12.93%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (13.79%) Avaya
1 16 (13.79%) VMware
2 15 (12.93%) Cisco
3 11 (9.48%) Oracle
4 10 (8.62%) Microsoft
5 7 (6.03%) SAP
6 2 (1.72%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.86%) Siemens
7 1 (0.86%) Adobe
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