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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 135 143 161
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +18
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 34 30 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.07% 0.94% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.11% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 27 29 27
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,100 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £42,700 £43,100 £46,000
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
2741 2696 3164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 86.58% 84.83% 87.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2089 2217 2559
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
Leicestershire +19 20 £37,500 +20.00% 1
Nottinghamshire -3 6 £41,250 +23.13% 3
Derbyshire +2 4 £39,750 -20.50% 1
Northamptonshire -6 2 £32,500 +32.65% 1
Rutland - 1 £22,500 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 46 (52.87%) QA
2 42 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (40.23%) ISEB
3 35 (40.23%) SDLC
4 30 (34.48%) Functional Testing
5 29 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 27 (31.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 25 (28.74%) C#
8 23 (26.44%) Windows
8 23 (26.44%) Test Automation
9 22 (25.29%) Analytical Skills
9 22 (25.29%) Java
9 22 (25.29%) Finance
10 20 (22.99%) Ranorex
11 19 (21.84%) Microsoft
12 18 (20.69%) SQL
12 18 (20.69%) Degree
13 17 (19.54%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (17.24%) MS Excel
14 15 (17.24%) Test Scripting
15 14 (16.09%) Selenium
15 14 (16.09%) Regression Testing
16 13 (14.94%) JIRA
16 13 (14.94%) Test Planning
17 12 (13.79%) Automation Testing
17 12 (13.79%) Automated Testing
18 11 (12.64%) Linux
18 11 (12.64%) Oracle
18 11 (12.64%) MS Office
18 11 (12.64%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 8 (9.20%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.60%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (4.60%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.30%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.15%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 11 (12.64%) MS Office
3 7 (8.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.60%) Office 365
2 4 (4.60%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) Internet
1 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.15%) RS-232
2 1 (1.15%) RS-485
2 1 (1.15%) SSL
2 1 (1.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.60%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (22.99%) Ranorex
2 14 (16.09%) Selenium
3 13 (14.94%) JIRA
4 5 (5.75%) SpecFlow
4 5 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.60%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.45%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.30%) NUnit
7 2 (2.30%) TestDirector
7 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.15%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.15%) JUnit
8 1 (1.15%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.15%) MSTest
8 1 (1.15%) Subversion
General
1 22 (25.29%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) Legal
2 6 (6.90%) Retail
3 5 (5.75%) Marketing
4 3 (3.45%) Publishing
5 2 (2.30%) Back Office
5 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.15%) Electronics
6 1 (1.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 34 (39.08%) Tester
2 26 (29.89%) Analyst
3 16 (18.39%) Test Analyst
4 15 (17.24%) Software Tester
5 13 (14.94%) Developer
6 10 (11.49%) Lead Developer
7 9 (10.34%) Automation Tester
7 9 (10.34%) QA Analyst
8 8 (9.20%) Lead Tester
9 7 (8.05%) Junior
9 7 (8.05%) Test Manager
10 6 (6.90%) QA Tester
11 5 (5.75%) Developer in Test
11 5 (5.75%) Junior Penetration Tester
11 5 (5.75%) Junior Tester
11 5 (5.75%) Test Engineer
12 4 (4.60%) Junior Software Tester
12 4 (4.60%) Lead C# Developer
12 4 (4.60%) Lead Java Developer
12 4 (4.60%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.49%) .NET
2 5 (5.75%) Web Services
3 4 (4.60%) COM
4 3 (3.45%) XML
5 1 (1.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.64%) Computer Science
3 7 (8.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.75%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.60%) Credit Risk
6 3 (3.45%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.30%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.30%) e-Learning
7 2 (2.30%) IPTV
7 2 (2.30%) Statistics
7 2 (2.30%) User Experience
7 2 (2.30%) VLE
8 1 (1.15%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.44%) Windows
2 11 (12.64%) Linux
3 7 (8.05%) Unix
3 7 (8.05%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.60%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (40.23%) SDLC
3 30 (34.48%) Functional Testing
4 23 (26.44%) Test Automation
5 17 (19.54%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (17.24%) Test Scripting
7 14 (16.09%) Regression Testing
8 13 (14.94%) Test Planning
9 12 (13.79%) Automated Testing
9 12 (13.79%) Automation Testing
10 10 (11.49%) Configuration Management
11 9 (10.34%) Defect Management
12 8 (9.20%) Performance Testing
12 8 (9.20%) Scrum
13 7 (8.05%) BDD
13 7 (8.05%) High Availability
13 7 (8.05%) Logistics
13 7 (8.05%) Manual Testing
14 6 (6.90%) Performance Management
14 6 (6.90%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 25 (28.74%) C#
2 22 (25.29%) Java
3 18 (20.69%) SQL
4 2 (2.30%) C++
4 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.15%) ANSI C
5 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.15%) C
5 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.15%) Python
5 1 (1.15%) VB
5 1 (1.15%) VBA
5 1 (1.15%) VC++
Qualifications
1 35 (40.23%) ISEB
2 29 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 27 (31.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (20.69%) Degree
5 3 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (52.87%) QA
2 2 (2.30%) GAMP
2 2 (2.30%) GMP
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (21.84%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.64%) Oracle
3 8 (9.20%) SAP
4 4 (4.60%) Infor
4 4 (4.60%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.30%) HP
6 1 (1.15%) Kronos
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