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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 123 118 123
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 44 69 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.37% 1.95% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 2.02% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 41 59 33
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
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
3057 3411 2848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 95.44% 96.55% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2543 2815 2510
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £24,920
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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
(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 +10 21 £30,000 - 1
Leicestershire +5 9 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Northamptonshire -6 7 £38,750 +43.51% 1
Derbyshire +18 6 £42,500 +54.54% 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 55 (56.70%) QA
2 50 (51.55%) Software Testing
3 46 (47.42%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (42.27%) ISTQB
4 41 (42.27%) Degree
4 41 (42.27%) ISEB
5 37 (38.14%) Scrum
6 30 (30.93%) Selenium
7 20 (20.62%) SQL
7 20 (20.62%) Automation Testing
8 19 (19.59%) Manual Testing
8 19 (19.59%) Windows
9 17 (17.53%) TDD
9 17 (17.53%) Regression Testing
10 16 (16.49%) Java
10 16 (16.49%) Open Source
11 15 (15.46%) RAD
11 15 (15.46%) VoIP
11 15 (15.46%) TCP/IP
11 15 (15.46%) Telecoms
12 14 (14.43%) WAN
12 14 (14.43%) Risk Analysis
12 14 (14.43%) Wireshark
12 14 (14.43%) Computer Science
13 13 (13.40%) MCITP
13 13 (13.40%) VLAN
13 13 (13.40%) VMware
13 13 (13.40%) DHCP
13 13 (13.40%) MCSE
13 13 (13.40%) C#

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (1.03%) IIS
1 1 (1.03%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (1.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.46%) VoIP
1 15 (15.46%) TCP/IP
2 14 (14.43%) WAN
2 14 (14.43%) Wireshark
3 13 (13.40%) VLAN
3 13 (13.40%) DHCP
3 13 (13.40%) RTP
3 13 (13.40%) H.323
4 4 (4.12%) Internet
5 3 (3.09%) HTTP
5 3 (3.09%) VPN
5 3 (3.09%) Firewall
6 2 (2.06%) LAN
7 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.12%) DB2
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (30.93%) Selenium
2 13 (13.40%) FogBugz
3 6 (6.19%) Cucumber
3 6 (6.19%) Ranorex
4 5 (5.15%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (4.12%) NUnit
5 4 (4.12%) JUnit
5 4 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.09%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.09%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.03%) Appium
7 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.03%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.03%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.03%) Subversion
7 1 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 15 (15.46%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.19%) Retail
3 5 (5.15%) Finance
4 2 (2.06%) Games
5 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.03%) Advertising
5 1 (1.03%) Billing
5 1 (1.03%) Banking
5 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.25%) .NET
2 6 (6.19%) XML
3 4 (4.12%) XSD
3 4 (4.12%) HTML
4 3 (3.09%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.06%) HTML5
6 1 (1.03%) RESTful
6 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.03%) COM
6 1 (1.03%) CSS
6 1 (1.03%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.03%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.49%) Open Source
2 14 (14.43%) Computer Science
3 13 (13.40%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.12%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.09%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.06%) EPoS
8 1 (1.03%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.03%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.59%) Windows
2 8 (8.25%) UNIX
3 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.03%) Android
3 1 (1.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (51.55%) Software Testing
2 46 (47.42%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (38.14%) Scrum
4 20 (20.62%) Automation Testing
5 19 (19.59%) Manual Testing
6 17 (17.53%) TDD
6 17 (17.53%) Regression Testing
7 15 (15.46%) RAD
8 14 (14.43%) Risk Analysis
9 12 (12.37%) Agile Testing
10 11 (11.34%) Test Strategy
11 10 (10.31%) Automated Testing
11 10 (10.31%) Software Engineering
11 10 (10.31%) V-Model
12 8 (8.25%) E-Commerce
12 8 (8.25%) Test Scripting
12 8 (8.25%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (7.22%) Test Automation
14 5 (5.15%) BDD
14 5 (5.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.62%) SQL
2 16 (16.49%) Java
3 13 (13.40%) C#
4 8 (8.25%) VBScript
4 8 (8.25%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.15%) Ruby
6 3 (3.09%) C++
6 3 (3.09%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.09%) Perl
7 2 (2.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (42.27%) ISTQB
1 41 (42.27%) Degree
1 41 (42.27%) ISEB
2 13 (13.40%) MCITP
2 13 (13.40%) MCSE
2 13 (13.40%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (13.40%) CCNA
3 6 (6.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.06%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.03%) GWAPT
5 1 (1.03%) GPEN
5 1 (1.03%) OSCP
5 1 (1.03%) OSCE
5 1 (1.03%) CEH
5 1 (1.03%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (56.70%) QA
2 5 (5.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (13.40%) Active Directory
1 13 (13.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (13.40%) VMware
1 13 (13.40%) Avaya
1 13 (13.40%) Cisco
2 6 (6.19%) Oracle
3 3 (3.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.03%) HP
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