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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 120 118 136
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 57 63 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.55% 1.83% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.91% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 51 46 24
Average salary £33,500 £31,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.20% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,750 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,308 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.90% +4.61%
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
3525 3303 2890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 96.05% 95.77% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2967 2838 2541
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £51,106
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 24 October 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 24 October 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 36 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Derbyshire +7 10 £50,000 +81.81%
Northamptonshire -15 10 £27,573 +36.16%
Leicestershire -1 1 £30,000 -22.58%
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 66 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 62 (46.97%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (45.45%) QA
4 49 (37.12%) Degree
5 43 (32.58%) ISTQB
6 40 (30.30%) ISEB
7 39 (29.55%) Java
8 33 (25.00%) SQL
9 32 (24.24%) C#
10 31 (23.48%) Manual Testing
11 29 (21.97%) Windows
11 29 (21.97%) Scrum
12 28 (21.21%) .NET
13 27 (20.45%) Automated Testing
14 24 (18.18%) Selenium
15 22 (16.67%) Open Source
16 21 (15.91%) Regression Testing
17 20 (15.15%) VoIP
18 18 (13.64%) Automation Testing
19 16 (12.12%) Test Automation
20 15 (11.36%) Security Testing
21 14 (10.61%) Telecoms
21 14 (10.61%) Ethical Hacking
21 14 (10.61%) CEH
22 13 (9.85%) Finance
22 13 (9.85%) Management Information System
22 13 (9.85%) Test Scripting
23 12 (9.09%) Computer Science
23 12 (9.09%) Test Strategy
23 12 (9.09%) Mobile App

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (1.52%) Tomcat
1 2 (1.52%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.76%) IIS
2 1 (0.76%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.15%) VoIP
2 12 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 11 (8.33%) Wireshark
3 11 (8.33%) WAN
4 10 (7.58%) DHCP
4 10 (7.58%) RTP
4 10 (7.58%) H.323
4 10 (7.58%) VLAN
5 9 (6.82%) VPN
5 9 (6.82%) Firewall
5 9 (6.82%) Wireless
6 2 (1.52%) HTTP
6 2 (1.52%) Internet
6 2 (1.52%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.79%) DB2
3 4 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (18.18%) Selenium
2 10 (7.58%) FogBugz
3 7 (5.30%) Ranorex
3 7 (5.30%) WebDriver
4 6 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 5 (3.79%) NUnit
5 5 (3.79%) TestComplete
6 4 (3.03%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.27%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (1.52%) JUnit
8 2 (1.52%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.76%) Rational Robot
9 1 (0.76%) Subversion
9 1 (0.76%) SilkTest
9 1 (0.76%) JIRA
9 1 (0.76%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 14 (10.61%) Telecoms
2 13 (9.85%) Finance
3 11 (8.33%) Retail
4 2 (1.52%) Marketing
4 2 (1.52%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.21%) .NET
2 8 (6.06%) Gherkin
3 6 (4.55%) XML
4 5 (3.79%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.03%) HTML
5 4 (3.03%) XSD
6 3 (2.27%) Ajax
6 3 (2.27%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.27%) Web Services
7 2 (1.52%) Java SE
7 2 (1.52%) Java EE
7 2 (1.52%) GWT
7 2 (1.52%) JPA
7 2 (1.52%) HTML5
7 2 (1.52%) CSS
8 1 (0.76%) COM
8 1 (0.76%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.76%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.76%) CSS3
8 1 (0.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.67%) Open Source
2 13 (9.85%) Management Information System
3 12 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 12 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.27%) NHS
6 2 (1.52%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.76%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.97%) Windows
2 11 (8.33%) Windows XP
2 11 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (8.33%) Windows Vista
2 11 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (6.06%) UNIX
4 1 (0.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 62 (46.97%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (23.48%) Manual Testing
4 29 (21.97%) Scrum
5 27 (20.45%) Automated Testing
6 21 (15.91%) Regression Testing
7 18 (13.64%) Automation Testing
8 16 (12.12%) Test Automation
9 15 (11.36%) Security Testing
10 14 (10.61%) Ethical Hacking
11 13 (9.85%) Test Scripting
12 12 (9.09%) Test Strategy
12 12 (9.09%) RAD
12 12 (9.09%) TDD
13 11 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
14 9 (6.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 9 (6.82%) Penetration Testing
14 9 (6.82%) Software Engineering
14 9 (6.82%) Information Security
15 8 (6.06%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (29.55%) Java
2 33 (25.00%) SQL
3 32 (24.24%) C#
4 12 (9.09%) Ruby
5 9 (6.82%) C
5 9 (6.82%) Objective-C
5 9 (6.82%) Perl
5 9 (6.82%) PHP
6 7 (5.30%) C++
7 6 (4.55%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.55%) VBScript
7 6 (4.55%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.03%) Python
9 3 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (37.12%) Degree
2 43 (32.58%) ISTQB
3 40 (30.30%) ISEB
4 14 (10.61%) CEH
5 10 (7.58%) MCITP
5 10 (7.58%) MCSE
5 10 (7.58%) CCNA
5 10 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (6.82%) GIAC
6 9 (6.82%) CISSP
6 9 (6.82%) CISMP
6 9 (6.82%) GPEN
6 9 (6.82%) OSCP
7 7 (5.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (45.45%) QA
2 9 (6.82%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (7.58%) Active Directory
1 10 (7.58%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (7.58%) Cisco
1 10 (7.58%) Avaya
1 10 (7.58%) VMware
2 9 (6.82%) Oracle
3 6 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.76%) Cognizant
4 1 (0.76%) Sitecore
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