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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 143 127 133
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 31 60 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.86% 1.52% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 1.59% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 31 50 38
Average salary £36,000 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.46% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,900 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £40,300
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
3472 3779 3044
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 96.15% 95.48% 96.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2858 3119 2601
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 £23,500 £24,000 £24,215
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 13 £37,500 +20.00% 2
Northamptonshire -1 11 £36,000 +22.03% 2
Derbyshire +13 5 £40,000 +19.40% 1
Leicestershire -6 2 £32,500 -29.72% 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 44 (57.89%) QA
2 36 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (36.84%) Scrum
4 26 (34.21%) Software Testing
5 25 (32.89%) Selenium
6 23 (30.26%) Degree
6 23 (30.26%) ISEB
7 21 (27.63%) Manual Testing
8 20 (26.32%) SQL
9 19 (25.00%) Java
10 17 (22.37%) ISTQB
11 16 (21.05%) Automated Testing
12 15 (19.74%) TDD
13 13 (17.11%) Test Strategy
13 13 (17.11%) Agile Testing
14 12 (15.79%) E-Commerce
14 12 (15.79%) Regression Testing
15 11 (14.47%) Cucumber
16 10 (13.16%) C#
16 10 (13.16%) Computer Science
17 9 (11.84%) .NET
17 9 (11.84%) UNIX
18 8 (10.53%) Finance
19 7 (9.21%) V-Model
19 7 (9.21%) Enterprise Software
19 7 (9.21%) Mobile App
20 6 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 6 (7.89%) BDD
20 6 (7.89%) WebDriver
20 6 (7.89%) PowerShell

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (1.32%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) VoIP
1 4 (5.26%) Internet
2 3 (3.95%) RTP
2 3 (3.95%) H.323
2 3 (3.95%) Firewall
2 3 (3.95%) WAN
2 3 (3.95%) DHCP
2 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.95%) VPN
2 3 (3.95%) VLAN
2 3 (3.95%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.32%) HTTP
3 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) DB2
2 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (32.89%) Selenium
2 11 (14.47%) Cucumber
3 6 (7.89%) WebDriver
4 4 (5.26%) FitNesse
4 4 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (3.95%) NUnit
5 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.95%) FogBugz
5 3 (3.95%) Ranorex
5 3 (3.95%) JUnit
6 2 (2.63%) NeoLoad
7 1 (1.32%) Appium
General
1 8 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.95%) Retail
3 1 (1.32%) Billing
3 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.32%) Advertising
3 1 (1.32%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.84%) .NET
2 3 (3.95%) J2EE
2 3 (3.95%) Java EE
2 3 (3.95%) HTML
2 3 (3.95%) HTML5
3 2 (2.63%) Velocity
3 2 (2.63%) XML
3 2 (2.63%) XSD
4 1 (1.32%) Middleware
4 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.21%) Mobile App
2 7 (9.21%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.95%) User Experience
3 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.95%) Open Source
3 3 (3.95%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) EPoS
5 1 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.84%) UNIX
2 6 (7.89%) Windows
3 2 (2.63%) Android
3 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (36.84%) Scrum
3 26 (34.21%) Software Testing
4 21 (27.63%) Manual Testing
5 16 (21.05%) Automated Testing
6 15 (19.74%) TDD
7 13 (17.11%) Agile Testing
7 13 (17.11%) Test Strategy
8 12 (15.79%) E-Commerce
8 12 (15.79%) Regression Testing
9 7 (9.21%) V-Model
10 6 (7.89%) Test Scripting
10 6 (7.89%) BDD
11 5 (6.58%) Automation Testing
11 5 (6.58%) Mentoring
11 5 (6.58%) Web Testing
11 5 (6.58%) Software Engineering
11 5 (6.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 5 (6.58%) Penetration Testing
12 4 (5.26%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.32%) SQL
2 19 (25.00%) Java
3 10 (13.16%) C#
4 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.95%) VBScript
6 2 (2.63%) Ruby
7 1 (1.32%) C++
7 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (30.26%) ISEB
1 23 (30.26%) Degree
2 17 (22.37%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.95%) MCITP
4 3 (3.95%) MCSE
4 3 (3.95%) CCNA
4 3 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.32%) GCIH
5 1 (1.32%) CEH
5 1 (1.32%) GWAPT
5 1 (1.32%) GPEN
5 1 (1.32%) OSCP
5 1 (1.32%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (57.89%) QA
2 5 (6.58%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.95%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle
2 3 (3.95%) Cisco
2 3 (3.95%) Avaya
2 3 (3.95%) VMware
3 2 (2.63%) New Relic
4 1 (1.32%) Google
4 1 (1.32%) HP
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TDX Group
Salary: Unspecified Competitve Basic + 25 days A/L, health care & pension
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus And Benfits
Posted: 10 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TDX Group
Salary: Competitive + pension, healthcare
Posted: 11 days ago
Wellingborough
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: 17 days ago
Derby
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + excellent bens
Posted: 17 days ago