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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 130 136 129
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 30 53 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.96% 1.45% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.52% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 28 46 31
Average salary £31,250 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,300 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,600 £60,000 £40,000
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
3015 3487 2647
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 96.39% 95.51% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2464 2866 2302
Average salary £38,500 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Nottinghamshire -1 14 £27,750 -10.48% 4
Northamptonshire +3 7 £35,000 +33.33% 2
Leicestershire +12 6 £32,500 -43.47% 2
Derbyshire +14 2 £35,000 +12.00%
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 46 (54.76%) QA
2 42 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (47.62%) Software Testing
4 38 (45.24%) Degree
5 34 (40.48%) Scrum
6 32 (38.10%) ISEB
7 29 (34.52%) ISTQB
8 26 (30.95%) Selenium
9 21 (25.00%) Manual Testing
10 20 (23.81%) SQL
11 19 (22.62%) TDD
12 16 (19.05%) Computer Science
12 16 (19.05%) Test Strategy
13 15 (17.86%) Agile Testing
14 14 (16.67%) Java
15 13 (15.48%) Automation Testing
16 12 (14.29%) Regression Testing
16 12 (14.29%) Automated Testing
17 11 (13.10%) Windows
18 10 (11.90%) C#
19 9 (10.71%) RAD
19 9 (10.71%) E-Commerce
19 9 (10.71%) VoIP
19 9 (10.71%) TCP/IP
19 9 (10.71%) Telecoms
19 9 (10.71%) Software Engineering
19 9 (10.71%) Wireshark
19 9 (10.71%) V-Model
19 9 (10.71%) Open Source
20 8 (9.52%) Hyper-V

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.71%) VoIP
1 9 (10.71%) TCP/IP
1 9 (10.71%) Wireshark
2 8 (9.52%) VLAN
2 8 (9.52%) RTP
2 8 (9.52%) H.323
2 8 (9.52%) WAN
2 8 (9.52%) DHCP
3 4 (4.76%) Internet
4 3 (3.57%) Firewall
4 3 (3.57%) HTTP
4 3 (3.57%) VPN
5 1 (1.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.57%) DB2
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (30.95%) Selenium
2 8 (9.52%) Cucumber
2 8 (9.52%) FogBugz
3 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.76%) FitNesse
3 4 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (3.57%) JUnit
4 3 (3.57%) NUnit
4 3 (3.57%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.57%) Ranorex
5 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.19%) Subversion
5 1 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.19%) Appium
General
1 9 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.76%) Finance
3 3 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.19%) Advertising
4 1 (1.19%) Games
4 1 (1.19%) Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Billing
4 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.33%) .NET
2 3 (3.57%) XML
2 3 (3.57%) HTML
3 2 (2.38%) HTML5
3 2 (2.38%) XSD
4 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.19%) COM
4 1 (1.19%) CSS
4 1 (1.19%) Ajax
4 1 (1.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.71%) Open Source
3 8 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 7 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (5.95%) Mobile App
6 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.57%) Mainframe
8 2 (2.38%) EPoS
9 1 (1.19%) Credit Risk
9 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.10%) Windows
2 8 (9.52%) UNIX
3 2 (2.38%) Android
3 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (47.62%) Software Testing
3 34 (40.48%) Scrum
4 21 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 19 (22.62%) TDD
6 16 (19.05%) Test Strategy
7 15 (17.86%) Agile Testing
8 13 (15.48%) Automation Testing
9 12 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 12 (14.29%) Automated Testing
10 9 (10.71%) RAD
10 9 (10.71%) E-Commerce
10 9 (10.71%) Software Engineering
10 9 (10.71%) V-Model
11 8 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (9.52%) Test Scripting
11 8 (9.52%) Risk Analysis
12 5 (5.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 5 (5.95%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.81%) SQL
2 14 (16.67%) Java
3 10 (11.90%) C#
4 8 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 8 (9.52%) VBScript
5 3 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.38%) Ruby
7 1 (1.19%) C++
Qualifications
1 38 (45.24%) Degree
2 32 (38.10%) ISEB
3 29 (34.52%) ISTQB
4 8 (9.52%) MCITP
4 8 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (9.52%) CCNA
4 8 (9.52%) MCSE
5 5 (5.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.19%) CEH
6 1 (1.19%) GCIH
6 1 (1.19%) GWAPT
6 1 (1.19%) GPEN
6 1 (1.19%) OSCP
6 1 (1.19%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (54.76%) QA
2 5 (5.95%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (9.52%) Hyper-V
1 8 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (9.52%) VMware
1 8 (9.52%) Avaya
1 8 (9.52%) Cisco
2 5 (5.95%) Oracle
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.19%) HP
4 1 (1.19%) Google
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
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Salary: Competitive + pension, healthcare
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Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30k - 45k per year
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Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
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