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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 150 131 128
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 31 58 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.87% 1.55% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.61% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 30 49 40
Average salary £39,500 £32,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.53% -5.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £55,000 £41,150
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +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
3418 3595 2919
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 96.42% 96.15% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2817 3028 2505
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +8 13 £41,250 +39.83% 1
Northamptonshire +1 12 £38,000 +32.17% 1
Derbyshire +7 5 £39,000 +11.42% 1
Leicestershire -3 1 £22,500 -30.76% 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 40 (63.49%) QA
2 31 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (36.51%) Java
3 23 (36.51%) Selenium
4 22 (34.92%) Scrum
5 20 (31.75%) SQL
5 20 (31.75%) Software Testing
6 18 (28.57%) Automated Testing
7 17 (26.98%) Degree
7 17 (26.98%) Manual Testing
8 14 (22.22%) TDD
9 13 (20.63%) ISEB
10 12 (19.05%) Regression Testing
10 12 (19.05%) Test Strategy
11 11 (17.46%) Cucumber
11 11 (17.46%) C#
11 11 (17.46%) Agile Testing
12 10 (15.87%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (15.87%) UNIX
12 10 (15.87%) ISTQB
13 9 (14.29%) Computer Science
13 9 (14.29%) BDD
13 9 (14.29%) E-Commerce
13 9 (14.29%) Finance
14 8 (12.70%) .NET
14 8 (12.70%) WebDriver
15 7 (11.11%) Test Scripting
15 7 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (11.11%) Mentoring
16 6 (9.52%) SDLC

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 23 (36.51%) Selenium
2 11 (17.46%) Cucumber
3 8 (12.70%) WebDriver
4 5 (7.94%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.76%) FitNesse
5 3 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (4.76%) NUnit
6 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.17%) JUnit
6 2 (3.17%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.17%) Ranorex
6 2 (3.17%) NeoLoad
7 1 (1.59%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.59%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.59%) Subversion
General
1 9 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Games
3 1 (1.59%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Billing
3 1 (1.59%) Marketing
3 1 (1.59%) Legal
3 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.59%) Advertising
3 1 (1.59%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.70%) .NET
2 5 (7.94%) J2EE
2 5 (7.94%) Java EE
3 2 (3.17%) Velocity
3 2 (3.17%) HTML5
3 2 (3.17%) XML
3 2 (3.17%) XSD
3 2 (3.17%) HTML
4 1 (1.59%) Middleware
4 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.52%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.76%) User Experience
4 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.17%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.59%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.59%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.87%) UNIX
2 2 (3.17%) Windows
3 1 (1.59%) Android
3 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.92%) Scrum
3 20 (31.75%) Software Testing
4 18 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 17 (26.98%) Manual Testing
6 14 (22.22%) TDD
7 12 (19.05%) Regression Testing
7 12 (19.05%) Test Strategy
8 11 (17.46%) Agile Testing
9 9 (14.29%) BDD
9 9 (14.29%) E-Commerce
10 7 (11.11%) Test Scripting
10 7 (11.11%) Mentoring
11 6 (9.52%) SDLC
12 5 (7.94%) Software Engineering
13 4 (6.35%) Web Testing
13 4 (6.35%) V-Model
13 4 (6.35%) Automation Testing
14 3 (4.76%) Test Automation
14 3 (4.76%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 23 (36.51%) Java
2 20 (31.75%) SQL
3 11 (17.46%) C#
4 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.59%) C++
6 1 (1.59%) VB
6 1 (1.59%) VB6
6 1 (1.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (26.98%) Degree
2 13 (20.63%) ISEB
3 10 (15.87%) ISTQB
4 7 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.59%) MCAD
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (63.49%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle
2 2 (3.17%) New Relic
3 1 (1.59%) Google
Newark, Nottinghamshire
Experian
Salary: £35000 per annum + Bonus scheme, Pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
Lincolnshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 32.5k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
Aston Carter
Salary: £1849.07 - £2588.70 per month
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 25 days ago