The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 112 120 124
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 54 74 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.54% 2.05% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 2.11% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 52 63 33
Average salary £33,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3330 3511 2983
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 94.82% 97.04% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2814 2908 2639
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Tester
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the East Midlands region.

Tester Salary Trend in the East Midlands

Tester
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

Tester
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 Tester within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 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 +9 25 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Derbyshire +11 12 £50,000 +81.81% 1
Northamptonshire -14 9 £33,000 +20.00% 3
Leicestershire +3 8 £38,750 +29.16% 4
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 62 (52.99%) Software Testing
2 61 (52.14%) QA
3 59 (50.43%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (37.61%) ISTQB
4 44 (37.61%) Degree
5 43 (36.75%) ISEB
6 40 (34.19%) Scrum
7 31 (26.50%) Selenium
8 26 (22.22%) Java
9 25 (21.37%) C#
10 24 (20.51%) SQL
10 24 (20.51%) Windows
11 23 (19.66%) Automation Testing
12 22 (18.80%) Manual Testing
13 19 (16.24%) Regression Testing
13 19 (16.24%) Open Source
14 18 (15.38%) VoIP
15 17 (14.53%) .NET
15 17 (14.53%) TDD
15 17 (14.53%) Telecoms
16 15 (12.82%) RAD
16 15 (12.82%) TCP/IP
17 14 (11.97%) WAN
17 14 (11.97%) Wireshark
17 14 (11.97%) Automated Testing
17 14 (11.97%) Risk Analysis
17 14 (11.97%) Test Automation
17 14 (11.97%) Management Information System
18 13 (11.11%) Active Directory
18 13 (11.11%) Hyper-V

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.85%) IIS
1 1 (0.85%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.38%) VoIP
2 15 (12.82%) TCP/IP
3 14 (11.97%) Wireshark
3 14 (11.97%) WAN
4 13 (11.11%) DHCP
4 13 (11.11%) RTP
4 13 (11.11%) H.323
4 13 (11.11%) VLAN
5 6 (5.13%) VPN
5 6 (5.13%) Firewall
6 4 (3.42%) Wireless
6 4 (3.42%) Internet
7 3 (2.56%) HTTP
8 2 (1.71%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.27%) SQL Server
1 5 (4.27%) DB2
2 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (26.50%) Selenium
2 13 (11.11%) FogBugz
3 10 (8.55%) Ranorex
4 8 (6.84%) Cucumber
5 7 (5.98%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (5.13%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.42%) FitNesse
7 4 (3.42%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.56%) NUnit
8 3 (2.56%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.71%) JUnit
9 2 (1.71%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.85%) Rational Robot
10 1 (0.85%) Subversion
10 1 (0.85%) SilkTest
10 1 (0.85%) JIRA
10 1 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (14.53%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.55%) Finance
3 9 (7.69%) Retail
4 2 (1.71%) Games
5 1 (0.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.53%) .NET
2 8 (6.84%) Gherkin
3 5 (4.27%) XML
4 4 (3.42%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.42%) HTML
5 3 (2.56%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.56%) XSD
6 2 (1.71%) HTML5
7 1 (0.85%) RESTful
7 1 (0.85%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.85%) Ajax
7 1 (0.85%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.85%) COM
7 1 (0.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.24%) Open Source
2 14 (11.97%) Management Information System
3 12 (10.26%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.56%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.71%) EPoS
7 1 (0.85%) NHS
7 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.85%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.51%) Windows
2 11 (9.40%) UNIX
3 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.56%) Windows XP
3 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.56%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.85%) Android
4 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (52.99%) Software Testing
2 59 (50.43%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (34.19%) Scrum
4 23 (19.66%) Automation Testing
5 22 (18.80%) Manual Testing
6 19 (16.24%) Regression Testing
7 17 (14.53%) TDD
8 15 (12.82%) RAD
9 14 (11.97%) Risk Analysis
9 14 (11.97%) Automated Testing
9 14 (11.97%) Test Automation
10 12 (10.26%) Test Strategy
10 12 (10.26%) Test Scripting
11 11 (9.40%) Software Engineering
12 10 (8.55%) V-Model
13 9 (7.69%) Agile Testing
14 8 (6.84%) BDD
14 8 (6.84%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (6.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 8 (6.84%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (22.22%) Java
2 25 (21.37%) C#
3 24 (20.51%) SQL
4 12 (10.26%) Ruby
5 9 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 9 (7.69%) Perl
5 9 (7.69%) VBScript
6 7 (5.98%) C++
7 4 (3.42%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.56%) VB
8 3 (2.56%) PHP
8 3 (2.56%) C
8 3 (2.56%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 44 (37.61%) ISTQB
1 44 (37.61%) Degree
2 43 (36.75%) ISEB
3 13 (11.11%) MCSE
3 13 (11.11%) CCNA
3 13 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (11.11%) MCITP
4 5 (4.27%) CEH
4 5 (4.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.42%) GPEN
5 4 (3.42%) OSCP
6 3 (2.56%) CISMP
6 3 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (2.56%) GIAC
6 3 (2.56%) CISSP
7 1 (0.85%) GCIH
7 1 (0.85%) OSCE
7 1 (0.85%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (52.14%) QA
2 8 (6.84%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 13 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (11.11%) Cisco
1 13 (11.11%) Avaya
1 13 (11.11%) VMware
2 7 (5.98%) Oracle
3 6 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.85%) HP
4 1 (0.85%) Cognizant
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