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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 145 123 129
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 34 61 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.99% 1.60% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.68% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 32 50 36
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,500 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £44,900 £60,000 £41,750
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
3313 3628 2943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 96.28% 95.45% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2709 2998 2534
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,500 £24,215
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £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 31 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 31 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
(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 +4 17 £30,000 -
Northamptonshire +1 9 £35,000 +18.64% 4
Derbyshire +14 4 £39,500 +17.91% 3
Leicestershire +6 3 £32,500 -43.47% 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 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 47 (56.63%) QA
2 42 (50.60%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (37.35%) Software Testing
4 29 (34.94%) Scrum
5 28 (33.73%) Degree
6 27 (32.53%) ISEB
7 24 (28.92%) Selenium
8 23 (27.71%) Manual Testing
9 21 (25.30%) ISTQB
9 21 (25.30%) SQL
10 17 (20.48%) Java
11 15 (18.07%) TDD
12 14 (16.87%) Automated Testing
13 13 (15.66%) Regression Testing
13 13 (15.66%) Test Strategy
13 13 (15.66%) Agile Testing
14 12 (14.46%) E-Commerce
14 12 (14.46%) Computer Science
15 10 (12.05%) C#
16 9 (10.84%) .NET
16 9 (10.84%) UNIX
16 9 (10.84%) Cucumber
17 8 (9.64%) V-Model
17 8 (9.64%) Finance
17 8 (9.64%) Software Engineering
18 7 (8.43%) Test Scripting
18 7 (8.43%) PowerShell
18 7 (8.43%) Windows
18 7 (8.43%) BDD
18 7 (8.43%) Mobile App

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (1.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.02%) VoIP
2 4 (4.82%) WAN
2 4 (4.82%) DHCP
2 4 (4.82%) Internet
2 4 (4.82%) RTP
2 4 (4.82%) H.323
2 4 (4.82%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.82%) VLAN
2 4 (4.82%) Wireshark
3 3 (3.61%) VPN
3 3 (3.61%) Firewall
4 2 (2.41%) HTTP
5 1 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) DB2
2 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (28.92%) Selenium
2 9 (10.84%) Cucumber
3 5 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.82%) WebDriver
4 4 (4.82%) FitNesse
4 4 (4.82%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (4.82%) FogBugz
5 3 (3.61%) Ranorex
5 3 (3.61%) JUnit
5 3 (3.61%) NUnit
6 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.41%) NeoLoad
7 1 (1.20%) Appium
7 1 (1.20%) Subversion
7 1 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 8 (9.64%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.61%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) Billing
4 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.20%) Advertising
4 1 (1.20%) Games
4 1 (1.20%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.84%) .NET
2 5 (6.02%) HTML
3 4 (4.82%) HTML5
4 3 (3.61%) XML
5 2 (2.41%) XSD
5 2 (2.41%) Velocity
6 1 (1.20%) RESTful
6 1 (1.20%) Middleware
6 1 (1.20%) Ajax
6 1 (1.20%) Java EE
6 1 (1.20%) J2EE
6 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.20%) CSS
6 1 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.43%) Mobile App
3 6 (7.23%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.82%) Open Source
4 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.61%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.61%) User Experience
5 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.41%) EPoS
7 1 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.84%) UNIX
2 7 (8.43%) Windows
3 2 (2.41%) Android
3 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (50.60%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (37.35%) Software Testing
3 29 (34.94%) Scrum
4 23 (27.71%) Manual Testing
5 15 (18.07%) TDD
6 14 (16.87%) Automated Testing
7 13 (15.66%) Regression Testing
7 13 (15.66%) Agile Testing
7 13 (15.66%) Test Strategy
8 12 (14.46%) E-Commerce
9 8 (9.64%) Software Engineering
9 8 (9.64%) V-Model
10 7 (8.43%) Test Scripting
10 7 (8.43%) BDD
11 6 (7.23%) Automation Testing
12 5 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (6.02%) Web Testing
12 5 (6.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 5 (6.02%) Penetration Testing
13 4 (4.82%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.30%) SQL
2 17 (20.48%) Java
3 10 (12.05%) C#
4 7 (8.43%) PowerShell
5 5 (6.02%) VBScript
6 2 (2.41%) Ruby
6 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (33.73%) Degree
2 27 (32.53%) ISEB
3 21 (25.30%) ISTQB
4 6 (7.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.82%) MCITP
5 4 (4.82%) MCSE
5 4 (4.82%) CCNA
5 4 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.20%) GCIH
6 1 (1.20%) CEH
6 1 (1.20%) GWAPT
6 1 (1.20%) GPEN
6 1 (1.20%) OSCP
6 1 (1.20%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (56.63%) QA
2 5 (6.02%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.82%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (4.82%) Cisco
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft
1 4 (4.82%) Avaya
1 4 (4.82%) VMware
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle
3 2 (2.41%) New Relic
4 1 (1.20%) Google
4 1 (1.20%) HP
Leicester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 4 days ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Optima Connections
Salary: Bonus + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Derbyshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Derbyshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £23000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago