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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 116 103 141
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 64 64 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.75% 1.98% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 2.07% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 52 40 31
Average salary £33,250 £33,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.74% +11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,550 £22,300 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +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
3523 3086 3230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 96.36% 95.31% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2953 2641 2801
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £52,300
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 23 September 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 23 September 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
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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 +1 36 £37,500 +20.96% 1
Northamptonshire -18 10 £24,500 +8.88%
Leicestershire -3 8 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Derbyshire - 7 £50,000 - 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 60 (46.15%) Software Testing
2 59 (45.38%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (41.54%) QA
4 46 (35.38%) Degree
5 42 (32.31%) Java
6 36 (27.69%) ISEB
7 34 (26.15%) SQL
7 34 (26.15%) ISTQB
7 34 (26.15%) Manual Testing
8 32 (24.62%) C#
9 31 (23.85%) .NET
10 30 (23.08%) Windows
10 30 (23.08%) Automated Testing
11 24 (18.46%) Scrum
12 23 (17.69%) Selenium
13 22 (16.92%) Open Source
14 20 (15.38%) VoIP
15 19 (14.62%) Regression Testing
16 18 (13.85%) Test Automation
17 17 (13.08%) Security Testing
17 17 (13.08%) Automation Testing
18 16 (12.31%) Mobile App
18 16 (12.31%) Ethical Hacking
18 16 (12.31%) CEH
19 15 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
19 15 (11.54%) Windows XP
19 15 (11.54%) Windows Vista
19 15 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
20 13 (10.00%) Retail
20 13 (10.00%) Ruby

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 3 (2.31%) Tomcat
1 3 (2.31%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.77%) IIS
2 1 (0.77%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.38%) VoIP
2 11 (8.46%) VPN
2 11 (8.46%) Firewall
2 11 (8.46%) Wireless
3 10 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 9 (6.92%) WAN
4 9 (6.92%) Wireshark
5 8 (6.15%) VLAN
5 8 (6.15%) RTP
5 8 (6.15%) H.323
5 8 (6.15%) DHCP
6 2 (1.54%) LAN
6 2 (1.54%) Internet
7 1 (0.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.08%) DB2
2 4 (3.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (17.69%) Selenium
2 8 (6.15%) WebDriver
2 8 (6.15%) FogBugz
3 7 (5.38%) Ranorex
4 6 (4.62%) Visual Studio
5 5 (3.85%) TestComplete
6 4 (3.08%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.08%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (3.08%) NUnit
7 3 (2.31%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.54%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.77%) Rational Robot
9 1 (0.77%) SilkTest
9 1 (0.77%) JIRA
9 1 (0.77%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.77%) Mocha
9 1 (0.77%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.77%) JUnit
General
1 13 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 13 (10.00%) Finance
1 13 (10.00%) Retail
2 2 (1.54%) Marketing
3 1 (0.77%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (23.85%) .NET
2 8 (6.15%) Gherkin
3 7 (5.38%) XML
4 6 (4.62%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.08%) XSD
5 4 (3.08%) Web Services
6 3 (2.31%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.31%) Java SE
6 3 (2.31%) Java EE
6 3 (2.31%) GWT
6 3 (2.31%) Ajax
6 3 (2.31%) JPA
7 2 (1.54%) HTML
8 1 (0.77%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.77%) COM
8 1 (0.77%) CSS
8 1 (0.77%) HTML5
8 1 (0.77%) CSS3
8 1 (0.77%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.77%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.92%) Open Source
2 16 (12.31%) Mobile App
3 11 (8.46%) Management Information System
4 8 (6.15%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.31%) NHS
7 2 (1.54%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.77%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.77%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 30 (23.08%) Windows
2 15 (11.54%) Windows XP
2 15 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (11.54%) Windows Vista
2 15 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.85%) UNIX
4 1 (0.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (46.15%) Software Testing
2 59 (45.38%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (26.15%) Manual Testing
4 30 (23.08%) Automated Testing
5 24 (18.46%) Scrum
6 19 (14.62%) Regression Testing
7 18 (13.85%) Test Automation
8 17 (13.08%) Automation Testing
8 17 (13.08%) Security Testing
9 16 (12.31%) Ethical Hacking
10 12 (9.23%) Test Scripting
11 11 (8.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 11 (8.46%) Penetration Testing
12 10 (7.69%) RAD
12 10 (7.69%) Information Security
12 10 (7.69%) Test Strategy
13 9 (6.92%) TDD
13 9 (6.92%) Risk Analysis
14 8 (6.15%) Information Management
15 6 (4.62%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 42 (32.31%) Java
2 34 (26.15%) SQL
3 32 (24.62%) C#
4 13 (10.00%) Ruby
5 11 (8.46%) PHP
5 11 (8.46%) Objective-C
5 11 (8.46%) C
6 9 (6.92%) Perl
7 7 (5.38%) C++
8 5 (3.85%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.85%) Python
9 3 (2.31%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.31%) VBScript
9 3 (2.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (35.38%) Degree
2 36 (27.69%) ISEB
3 34 (26.15%) ISTQB
4 16 (12.31%) CEH
5 11 (8.46%) CISMP
5 11 (8.46%) GPEN
5 11 (8.46%) OSCP
5 11 (8.46%) CISSP
5 11 (8.46%) GIAC
6 8 (6.15%) MCSE
6 8 (6.15%) CCNA
6 8 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (6.15%) MCITP
7 7 (5.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.31%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (41.54%) QA
2 11 (8.46%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.08%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (6.15%) Active Directory
1 8 (6.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (6.92%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.15%) Avaya
2 8 (6.15%) Oracle
2 8 (6.15%) Cisco
2 8 (6.15%) VMware
3 1 (0.77%) Sitecore
3 1 (0.77%) Cognizant
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