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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 122 102 108
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 53 80 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.42% 2.10% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 2.17% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 50 61 42
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £20,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £60,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
3601 3686 3077
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 96.28% 96.69% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2976 3084 2623
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,648 £52,500 £50,500
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 5 August 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 5 August 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 -12 25 £36,250 +13.28% 3
Northamptonshire +12 17 £33,500 +35.35% 2
Derbyshire -8 6 £32,500 -35.00% 6
Leicestershire -4 4 £44,500 +36.92% 2
Lincolnshire - 1 £27,500 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 59 (69.41%) QA
2 43 (50.59%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (41.18%) Java
4 32 (37.65%) Software Testing
5 31 (36.47%) Selenium
6 26 (30.59%) Automated Testing
6 26 (30.59%) SQL
7 24 (28.24%) C#
8 21 (24.71%) Scrum
9 19 (22.35%) Degree
9 19 (22.35%) Test Scripting
10 18 (21.18%) BDD
11 16 (18.82%) ISTQB
11 16 (18.82%) TDD
11 16 (18.82%) UNIX
11 16 (18.82%) ISEB
12 15 (17.65%) Finance
12 15 (17.65%) Test Automation
13 13 (15.29%) Computer Science
13 13 (15.29%) Cucumber
13 13 (15.29%) Automation Testing
14 12 (14.12%) Manual Testing
14 12 (14.12%) Regression Testing
15 11 (12.94%) WebDriver
16 10 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
16 10 (11.76%) Test Strategy
16 10 (11.76%) SDLC
16 10 (11.76%) Software Engineering
16 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
16 10 (11.76%) E-Commerce

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 31 (36.47%) Selenium
2 13 (15.29%) Cucumber
3 11 (12.94%) WebDriver
4 8 (9.41%) HP UFT
5 7 (8.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (7.06%) SpecFlow
6 6 (7.06%) JIRA
6 6 (7.06%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.88%) Ranorex
8 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.35%) TestDirector
9 2 (2.35%) NUnit
9 2 (2.35%) Subversion
9 2 (2.35%) Jasmine
9 2 (2.35%) NeoLoad
9 2 (2.35%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (1.18%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (1.18%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.18%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.18%) TestComplete
General
1 15 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Marketing
3 2 (2.35%) Games
4 1 (1.18%) Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Legal
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.18%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.59%) .NET
2 7 (8.24%) HTML
3 6 (7.06%) J2EE
3 6 (7.06%) Java EE
4 3 (3.53%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.35%) Velocity
5 2 (2.35%) HTML5
5 2 (2.35%) Web Services
5 2 (2.35%) CSS
6 1 (1.18%) SOAP
6 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.18%) XML
6 1 (1.18%) Middleware
6 1 (1.18%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.29%) Computer Science
2 10 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.53%) User Experience
5 3 (3.53%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.18%) PMI
7 1 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.82%) UNIX
2 3 (3.53%) Windows
3 2 (2.35%) Linux
3 2 (2.35%) Android
3 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (50.59%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (37.65%) Software Testing
3 26 (30.59%) Automated Testing
4 21 (24.71%) Scrum
5 19 (22.35%) Test Scripting
6 18 (21.18%) BDD
7 16 (18.82%) TDD
8 15 (17.65%) Test Automation
9 13 (15.29%) Automation Testing
10 12 (14.12%) Manual Testing
10 12 (14.12%) Regression Testing
11 10 (11.76%) E-Commerce
11 10 (11.76%) Software Engineering
11 10 (11.76%) Test Strategy
11 10 (11.76%) SDLC
12 8 (9.41%) Agile Testing
12 8 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (7.06%) Mentoring
14 5 (5.88%) OO
15 4 (4.71%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 35 (41.18%) Java
2 26 (30.59%) SQL
3 24 (28.24%) C#
4 7 (8.24%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.71%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.53%) Scala
6 3 (3.53%) C++
7 2 (2.35%) VB
8 1 (1.18%) Python
8 1 (1.18%) VB6
8 1 (1.18%) Korn
8 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.18%) Perl
8 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (22.35%) Degree
2 16 (18.82%) ISEB
2 16 (18.82%) ISTQB
3 8 (9.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.18%) MCAD
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (69.41%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.35%) Google
2 2 (2.35%) New Relic
3 1 (1.18%) HP
3 1 (1.18%) Perforce
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle
3 1 (1.18%) IBM
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