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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 96 96 136
Rank change year-on-year
0 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 81 70 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.19% 2.16% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 2.26% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 61 40 35
Average salary £32,500 £33,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,300 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £40,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -1.47%
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
3559 3095 3303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 96.35% 95.38% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2935 2597 2852
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,978 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,454 £56,300 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +3 41 £32,250 +5.73% 2
Leicestershire +2 18 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Northamptonshire -13 7 £27,750 -10.48% 1
Derbyshire - 6 £50,000 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 52 (36.88%) QA
2 51 (36.17%) Software Testing
3 46 (32.62%) Java
4 37 (26.24%) SQL
4 37 (26.24%) Degree
5 36 (25.53%) .NET
6 34 (24.11%) C#
6 34 (24.11%) ISEB
6 34 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (22.70%) Automated Testing
7 32 (22.70%) Manual Testing
8 29 (20.57%) Windows
9 26 (18.44%) ISTQB
10 24 (17.02%) Selenium
11 23 (16.31%) Security Testing
12 22 (15.60%) CEH
12 22 (15.60%) VoIP
13 21 (14.89%) Open Source
14 20 (14.18%) Ethical Hacking
14 20 (14.18%) Scrum
15 19 (13.48%) Regression Testing
15 19 (13.48%) Test Automation
16 17 (12.06%) PCI DSS
16 17 (12.06%) Penetration Testing
16 17 (12.06%) Mobile App
16 17 (12.06%) Firewall
16 17 (12.06%) Wireless
16 17 (12.06%) CISMP
16 17 (12.06%) CISSP
17 15 (10.64%) GIAC

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3 (2.13%) Tomcat
1 3 (2.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.71%) IIS
2 1 (0.71%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (3.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.42%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (15.60%) VoIP
2 17 (12.06%) Firewall
2 17 (12.06%) Wireless
3 15 (10.64%) VPN
4 5 (3.55%) WAN
4 5 (3.55%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.84%) DHCP
5 4 (2.84%) RTP
5 4 (2.84%) H.323
5 4 (2.84%) VLAN
5 4 (2.84%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.42%) Internet
6 2 (1.42%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.84%) DB2
3 3 (2.13%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.42%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.42%) DTS
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 24 (17.02%) Selenium
2 10 (7.09%) WebDriver
3 7 (4.96%) Ranorex
4 6 (4.26%) TestComplete
4 6 (4.26%) Visual Studio
5 5 (3.55%) NUnit
6 4 (2.84%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (2.84%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.84%) FogBugz
6 4 (2.84%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.42%) Mocha
7 2 (1.42%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.71%) Rational Robot
8 1 (0.71%) SilkTest
8 1 (0.71%) JIRA
8 1 (0.71%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.71%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.71%) JUnit
General
1 13 (9.22%) Finance
1 13 (9.22%) Retail
2 8 (5.67%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.55%) Marketing
4 4 (2.84%) Games
5 2 (1.42%) Publishing
5 2 (1.42%) German Language
5 2 (1.42%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.71%) Korean Language
6 1 (0.71%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (25.53%) .NET
2 8 (5.67%) XML
2 8 (5.67%) Gherkin
3 7 (4.96%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.84%) Web Services
4 4 (2.84%) XSD
5 3 (2.13%) Ajax
5 3 (2.13%) JPA
5 3 (2.13%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.13%) Java SE
5 3 (2.13%) Java EE
5 3 (2.13%) GWT
6 2 (1.42%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (1.42%) HTML
7 1 (0.71%) CSS
7 1 (0.71%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.71%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.71%) HTML5
7 1 (0.71%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.89%) Open Source
2 17 (12.06%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.67%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.55%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.55%) NHS
4 5 (3.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.57%) Windows
2 15 (10.64%) Windows XP
2 15 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (10.64%) Windows Vista
2 15 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.13%) UNIX
4 1 (0.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (36.17%) Software Testing
2 34 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (22.70%) Automated Testing
3 32 (22.70%) Manual Testing
4 23 (16.31%) Security Testing
5 20 (14.18%) Scrum
5 20 (14.18%) Ethical Hacking
6 19 (13.48%) Regression Testing
6 19 (13.48%) Test Automation
7 17 (12.06%) Penetration Testing
8 15 (10.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 13 (9.22%) Automation Testing
10 12 (8.51%) Test Scripting
10 12 (8.51%) Information Management
11 10 (7.09%) Information Security
12 9 (6.38%) Test Strategy
13 6 (4.26%) BDD
13 6 (4.26%) Quality Management
14 5 (3.55%) RAD
14 5 (3.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 46 (32.62%) Java
2 37 (26.24%) SQL
3 34 (24.11%) C#
4 15 (10.64%) C
4 15 (10.64%) PHP
4 15 (10.64%) Objective-C
5 14 (9.93%) Ruby
6 9 (6.38%) Perl
7 7 (4.96%) C++
7 7 (4.96%) JavaScript
8 6 (4.26%) Python
9 3 (2.13%) VB
10 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (26.24%) Degree
2 34 (24.11%) ISEB
3 26 (18.44%) ISTQB
4 22 (15.60%) CEH
5 17 (12.06%) CISMP
5 17 (12.06%) CISSP
6 15 (10.64%) GIAC
6 15 (10.64%) GPEN
6 15 (10.64%) OSCP
7 7 (4.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (2.84%) MCITP
8 4 (2.84%) MCSE
8 4 (2.84%) CCNA
8 4 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (36.88%) QA
2 17 (12.06%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.84%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.84%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.84%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.42%) Control-M
2 1 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (6.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.26%) Oracle
3 4 (2.84%) Cisco
3 4 (2.84%) Avaya
3 4 (2.84%) VMware
4 1 (0.71%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.71%) Cognizant
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