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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 141 135 127
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 31 55 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.85% 1.41% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.68% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 30 46 36
Average salary £32,500 £34,600 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.06% +28.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £43,200 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
2977 3275 2539
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 81.79% 84.26% 81.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2411 2638 2135
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Northamptonshire +4 10 £22,000 -37.14% 2
Nottinghamshire -9 8 £37,500 -4.09% 3
Leicestershire +13 6 £32,500 - 1
Derbyshire 0 6 £41,500 +18.57% 1
Lincolnshire - 1 £27,500 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 31 (47.69%) QA
2 30 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (44.62%) SQL
4 22 (33.85%) ISTQB
5 21 (32.31%) Degree
5 21 (32.31%) Microsoft
5 21 (32.31%) ISEB
6 18 (27.69%) Windows
7 17 (26.15%) MS Excel
8 16 (24.62%) SQL Server
9 15 (23.08%) SharePoint
9 15 (23.08%) Manual Testing
10 14 (21.54%) C#
11 13 (20.00%) Scrum
12 12 (18.46%) Selenium
12 12 (18.46%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (18.46%) Windows 7
12 12 (18.46%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (18.46%) Windows 8
13 10 (15.38%) Automation Testing
14 9 (13.85%) Java
15 8 (12.31%) HTML
15 8 (12.31%) Automated Testing
15 8 (12.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 7 (10.77%) Test Strategy
16 7 (10.77%) V-Model
16 7 (10.77%) Test Scripting
16 7 (10.77%) TDD
16 7 (10.77%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.54%) Joomla!
2 1 (1.54%) Drupal
2 1 (1.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (26.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (4.62%) Sage 200
1 3 (4.62%) Sage CRM
2 2 (3.08%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.08%) SaaS
2 2 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) VoIP
1 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.62%) WAN
2 3 (4.62%) DHCP
2 3 (4.62%) RTP
2 3 (4.62%) H.323
2 3 (4.62%) VLAN
2 3 (4.62%) Wireshark
3 2 (3.08%) HTTP
4 1 (1.54%) Network Security
4 1 (1.54%) Extranet
4 1 (1.54%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (18.46%) Selenium
2 6 (9.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (6.15%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.62%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.62%) SpecFlow
4 3 (4.62%) FogBugz
5 1 (1.54%) Ranorex
5 1 (1.54%) NeoLoad
5 1 (1.54%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (1.54%) Appium
5 1 (1.54%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.54%) Firebug
5 1 (1.54%) JUnit
5 1 (1.54%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.54%) NUnit
5 1 (1.54%) JIRA
General
1 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.15%) Finance
3 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.62%) Retail
4 2 (3.08%) Law
5 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (38.46%) Tester
1 25 (38.46%) Analyst
2 13 (20.00%) Applications Support
2 13 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 12 (18.46%) Test Analyst
4 10 (15.38%) Senior Tester
5 9 (13.85%) Support Analyst
6 7 (10.77%) Applications Support Analyst
7 6 (9.23%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (9.23%) Developer
8 5 (7.69%) QA Manager
9 4 (6.15%) Automated Test Developer
10 3 (4.62%) Senior Software Tester
10 3 (4.62%) Test Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) QA Tester
11 2 (3.08%) QA Engineer
11 2 (3.08%) Software Support Analyst
11 2 (3.08%) QA Analyst
11 2 (3.08%) Senior QA Manager
11 2 (3.08%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) HTML
2 7 (10.77%) .NET
3 5 (7.69%) HTML5
4 3 (4.62%) WCF
4 3 (4.62%) WPF
4 3 (4.62%) Silverlight
5 2 (3.08%) CSS
6 1 (1.54%) Web Services
6 1 (1.54%) XML
6 1 (1.54%) XSD
6 1 (1.54%) Velocity
6 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.69%) Open Source
3 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.54%) User Experience
5 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.54%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.54%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 18 (27.69%) Windows
2 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (18.46%) Windows 7
2 12 (18.46%) Windows 8
3 3 (4.62%) UNIX
4 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.54%) Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.08%) Manual Testing
3 13 (20.00%) Scrum
4 12 (18.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (15.38%) Automation Testing
6 8 (12.31%) Automated Testing
7 7 (10.77%) Test Scripting
7 7 (10.77%) V-Model
7 7 (10.77%) TDD
7 7 (10.77%) Test Strategy
8 5 (7.69%) Test Automation
8 5 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 5 (7.69%) Project Management
8 5 (7.69%) E-Commerce
9 4 (6.15%) CRM
9 4 (6.15%) Agile Testing
9 4 (6.15%) Test Management
10 3 (4.62%) Waterfall
10 3 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (4.62%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 29 (44.62%) SQL
2 14 (21.54%) C#
3 9 (13.85%) Java
4 6 (9.23%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.62%) VBScript
6 2 (3.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (33.85%) ISTQB
2 21 (32.31%) Degree
2 21 (32.31%) ISEB
3 8 (12.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.15%) CCNA
5 3 (4.62%) MCITP
5 3 (4.62%) MCSE
5 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.08%) CIMA
7 1 (1.54%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.54%) HND
7 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (47.69%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.62%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (32.31%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.15%) VMware
3 3 (4.62%) Sage
3 3 (4.62%) Avaya
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle
3 3 (4.62%) Cisco
4 2 (3.08%) Pegasus
5 1 (1.54%) New Relic
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TDX Group
Salary: Unspecified Competitve Basic + 25 days A/L, health care & pension
Posted: 9 days ago
Nottingham
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 10 days ago
Leicester
360 Resourcing
Salary: £20k - 35k per year
Posted: 12 days ago
Derby
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + excellent bens
Posted: 25 days ago