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

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 122 118 136
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 51 70 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.42% 1.95% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 2.01% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 49 58 30
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +1.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
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
3413 3485 2944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 94.99% 96.94% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2916 2960 2599
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,188 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +6 24 £32,500 -5.10% 3
Derbyshire +4 12 £50,000 +81.81% 3
Northamptonshire -13 9 £27,037 +8.14% 2
Leicestershire -3 6 £42,500 +41.66% 3
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 65 (49.24%) Software Testing
2 64 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (46.21%) QA
4 47 (35.61%) Degree
5 46 (34.85%) ISTQB
6 43 (32.58%) ISEB
7 37 (28.03%) Scrum
8 34 (25.76%) Java
9 30 (22.73%) SQL
10 29 (21.97%) Manual Testing
11 28 (21.21%) C#
11 28 (21.21%) Windows
12 27 (20.45%) Selenium
13 26 (19.70%) .NET
14 24 (18.18%) Open Source
15 23 (17.42%) VoIP
16 22 (16.67%) Automation Testing
17 19 (14.39%) Regression Testing
17 19 (14.39%) Automated Testing
18 17 (12.88%) Telecoms
19 15 (11.36%) TCP/IP
19 15 (11.36%) RAD
20 14 (10.61%) WAN
20 14 (10.61%) Management Information System
20 14 (10.61%) TDD
20 14 (10.61%) Wireshark
20 14 (10.61%) Risk Analysis
21 13 (9.85%) Computer Science
21 13 (9.85%) Security Testing
21 13 (9.85%) PCI DSS

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 1 (0.76%) IIS
1 1 (0.76%) Apache
1 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (17.42%) VoIP
2 15 (11.36%) TCP/IP
3 14 (10.61%) Wireshark
3 14 (10.61%) WAN
4 13 (9.85%) DHCP
4 13 (9.85%) RTP
4 13 (9.85%) H.323
4 13 (9.85%) VLAN
5 11 (8.33%) VPN
5 11 (8.33%) Firewall
6 9 (6.82%) Wireless
7 3 (2.27%) HTTP
7 3 (2.27%) Internet
8 2 (1.52%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.79%) DB2
3 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (20.45%) Selenium
2 13 (9.85%) FogBugz
3 8 (6.06%) Ranorex
4 6 (4.55%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.79%) WebDriver
5 5 (3.79%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (3.03%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.27%) TestComplete
7 3 (2.27%) NUnit
8 2 (1.52%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.52%) JUnit
8 2 (1.52%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.76%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.76%) Rational Robot
9 1 (0.76%) Subversion
9 1 (0.76%) SilkTest
9 1 (0.76%) JIRA
General
1 17 (12.88%) Telecoms
2 13 (9.85%) Retail
3 11 (8.33%) Finance
4 2 (1.52%) Games
4 2 (1.52%) Marketing
5 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (19.70%) .NET
2 8 (6.06%) Gherkin
3 6 (4.55%) XML
4 5 (3.79%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.79%) HTML
5 4 (3.03%) XSD
6 3 (2.27%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.27%) HTML5
7 2 (1.52%) CSS
8 1 (0.76%) Web Services
8 1 (0.76%) COM
8 1 (0.76%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.76%) Ajax
8 1 (0.76%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.76%) CSS3
8 1 (0.76%) jQuery
8 1 (0.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.18%) Open Source
2 14 (10.61%) Management Information System
3 13 (9.85%) Computer Science
4 9 (6.82%) Mobile App
5 7 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.27%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.76%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.76%) EPoS
7 1 (0.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (21.21%) Windows
2 11 (8.33%) UNIX
3 7 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (5.30%) Windows XP
3 7 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (5.30%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.76%) Android
4 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (49.24%) Software Testing
2 64 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (28.03%) Scrum
4 29 (21.97%) Manual Testing
5 22 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 19 (14.39%) Regression Testing
6 19 (14.39%) Automated Testing
7 15 (11.36%) RAD
8 14 (10.61%) TDD
8 14 (10.61%) Risk Analysis
9 13 (9.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 13 (9.85%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (9.85%) Security Testing
9 13 (9.85%) Test Automation
10 12 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
10 12 (9.09%) Test Scripting
10 12 (9.09%) Test Strategy
10 12 (9.09%) Software Engineering
11 9 (6.82%) Agile Testing
12 8 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.76%) Java
2 30 (22.73%) SQL
3 28 (21.21%) C#
4 11 (8.33%) Ruby
5 9 (6.82%) PowerShell
5 9 (6.82%) Perl
5 9 (6.82%) VBScript
6 8 (6.06%) PHP
6 8 (6.06%) C
6 8 (6.06%) Objective-C
7 7 (5.30%) C++
8 4 (3.03%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.27%) VB
10 2 (1.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 47 (35.61%) Degree
2 46 (34.85%) ISTQB
3 43 (32.58%) ISEB
4 13 (9.85%) MCSE
4 13 (9.85%) CCNA
4 13 (9.85%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (9.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (9.85%) CEH
4 13 (9.85%) MCITP
5 9 (6.82%) GPEN
5 9 (6.82%) OSCP
6 8 (6.06%) CISMP
6 8 (6.06%) GIAC
6 8 (6.06%) CISSP
7 5 (3.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.76%) OSCE
9 1 (0.76%) GWAPT
9 1 (0.76%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (46.21%) QA
2 13 (9.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (9.85%) Active Directory
1 13 (9.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (9.85%) Cisco
1 13 (9.85%) Avaya
1 13 (9.85%) VMware
2 7 (5.30%) Oracle
3 6 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.76%) HP
4 1 (0.76%) Cognizant
4 1 (0.76%) Sitecore
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