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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 118 98 143
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +45
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 64 71 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.76% 2.23% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 2.90% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 57 49 16
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,100 £24,675
10% offered a salary of more than £41,200 £51,350 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
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
2983 2452 2601
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 82.11% 76.96% 78.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2509 2027 2219
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 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 September 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 -10 33 £37,500 +19.04% 3
Northamptonshire -20 14 £40,000 +29.03% 1
Leicestershire -4 8 £32,500 +11.11% 1
Derbyshire -11 6 £30,000 -14.28%
Lincolnshire +8 3 £45,000 +210.34%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 62 (45.59%) Degree
2 53 (38.97%) QA
3 48 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (31.62%) Automated Testing
5 40 (29.41%) Windows
6 38 (27.94%) ISEB
7 32 (23.53%) SQL
8 28 (20.59%) ISTQB
9 26 (19.12%) Manual Testing
10 23 (16.91%) C#
10 23 (16.91%) C++
11 22 (16.18%) Regression Testing
11 22 (16.18%) Scrum
12 19 (13.97%) Automation Testing
13 18 (13.24%) Open Source
13 18 (13.24%) Selenium
14 16 (11.76%) Mobile App
14 16 (11.76%) Test Strategy
15 15 (11.03%) Windows Vista
15 15 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (11.03%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (11.03%) Windows XP
16 14 (10.29%) TCP/IP
16 14 (10.29%) Telecoms
16 14 (10.29%) Software Engineering
17 13 (9.56%) Computer Science
17 13 (9.56%) RAD
17 13 (9.56%) Microsoft
18 12 (8.82%) Management Information System
18 12 (8.82%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (0.74%) Node.js
1 1 (0.74%) IIS
1 1 (0.74%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.74%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.41%) SaaS
2 1 (0.74%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.29%) TCP/IP
2 11 (8.09%) Wireshark
2 11 (8.09%) VoIP
2 11 (8.09%) WAN
3 9 (6.62%) VLAN
3 9 (6.62%) RTP
3 9 (6.62%) H.323
3 9 (6.62%) DHCP
4 3 (2.21%) LAN
5 2 (1.47%) Internet
6 1 (0.74%) Intranet
6 1 (0.74%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 8 (5.88%) MySQL
2 5 (3.68%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.94%) DB2
3 4 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (13.24%) Selenium
2 9 (6.62%) FogBugz
2 9 (6.62%) NUnit
3 8 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.15%) Ranorex
5 6 (4.41%) Subversion
5 6 (4.41%) TestComplete
6 4 (2.94%) JIRA
7 3 (2.21%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (2.21%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.21%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (1.47%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.47%) JUnit
9 1 (0.74%) Firebug
9 1 (0.74%) Fiddler
General
1 14 (10.29%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.68%) Marketing
4 4 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.94%) Finance
4 4 (2.94%) Law
4 4 (2.94%) Electronics
4 4 (2.94%) Retail
5 2 (1.47%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 57 (41.91%) Tester
2 38 (27.94%) Analyst
3 32 (23.53%) Software Tester
4 25 (18.38%) Test Analyst
5 22 (16.18%) Test Engineer
6 19 (13.97%) Software Engineer
7 10 (7.35%) Test Manager
8 9 (6.62%) Business Analyst
8 9 (6.62%) Senior Tester
8 9 (6.62%) Software Test Engineer
9 8 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 8 (5.88%) Developer
9 8 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
9 8 (5.88%) Senior Software Tester
10 7 (5.15%) Business Systems Analyst
10 7 (5.15%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (4.41%) Senior Software Engineer
11 6 (4.41%) Senior Test Analyst
11 6 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (4.41%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.35%) .NET
2 7 (5.15%) Gherkin
3 6 (4.41%) MFC
3 6 (4.41%) XML
3 6 (4.41%) Ext JS
4 5 (3.68%) Memcached
4 5 (3.68%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.21%) HTML
6 2 (1.47%) CSS
7 1 (0.74%) Backbone.js
7 1 (0.74%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (0.74%) Velocity
7 1 (0.74%) HTML5
7 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.74%) Adobe AIR
7 1 (0.74%) jQuery
7 1 (0.74%) JSON
7 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.74%) Web Services
7 1 (0.74%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.24%) Open Source
2 16 (11.76%) Mobile App
3 13 (9.56%) Computer Science
4 12 (8.82%) Management Information System
5 10 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (5.88%) Firmware
6 8 (5.88%) VHDL
7 5 (3.68%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.94%) Device Driver
8 4 (2.94%) FMCG
9 3 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (2.21%) NHS
10 2 (1.47%) Social Media
11 1 (0.74%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.74%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.74%) Animation
11 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 40 (29.41%) Windows
2 15 (11.03%) Windows Vista
2 15 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (11.03%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (11.03%) Windows XP
3 8 (5.88%) Linux
4 3 (2.21%) UNIX
5 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.74%) Android
5 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (31.62%) Automated Testing
3 26 (19.12%) Manual Testing
4 22 (16.18%) Regression Testing
4 22 (16.18%) Scrum
5 19 (13.97%) Automation Testing
6 16 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 14 (10.29%) Software Engineering
8 13 (9.56%) RAD
9 12 (8.82%) Test Automation
9 12 (8.82%) Test Scripting
9 12 (8.82%) Integration Testing
10 11 (8.09%) Test Management
10 11 (8.09%) Risk Analysis
10 11 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (8.09%) CRM
11 9 (6.62%) Time Management
12 7 (5.15%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (5.15%) Project Management
12 7 (5.15%) OO
Programming Languages
1 32 (23.53%) SQL
2 23 (16.91%) C#
2 23 (16.91%) C++
3 11 (8.09%) Java
4 10 (7.35%) JavaScript
4 10 (7.35%) Python
5 9 (6.62%) Perl
5 9 (6.62%) C
6 7 (5.15%) Ruby
6 7 (5.15%) PHP
7 5 (3.68%) VB
8 3 (2.21%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.21%) VBScript
9 2 (1.47%) VBA
10 1 (0.74%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.74%) PHP5
10 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.74%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 62 (45.59%) Degree
2 38 (27.94%) ISEB
3 28 (20.59%) ISTQB
4 11 (8.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (6.62%) MCITP
5 9 (6.62%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (6.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (6.62%) CCNA
5 9 (6.62%) MCSE
6 3 (2.21%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.74%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (38.97%) QA
2 2 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (7.35%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.62%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (4.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (9.56%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.09%) Oracle
3 10 (7.35%) Avaya
3 10 (7.35%) VMware
4 9 (6.62%) Cisco
5 7 (5.15%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.94%) Perforce
7 3 (2.21%) SAP
8 1 (0.74%) Adobe
8 1 (0.74%) Siemens
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