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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 133 127 132
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 38 45 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.19% 1.41% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.45% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 35 42 57
Average salary £37,500 £33,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.78% +10.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,050 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £60,000
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
3085 3098 3440
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 96.98% 97.30% 97.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2408 2553 2831
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £53,458
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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 0 14 £35,000 +16.66% 6
Leicestershire +5 12 £27,750 -28.38% 2
Derbyshire -3 9 £40,500 -4.70% 2
Northamptonshire -15 1 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Rutland - 1 £22,500 -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 63 (48.84%) Java
2 57 (44.19%) QA
3 52 (40.31%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (38.76%) Selenium
5 42 (32.56%) C#
6 39 (30.23%) WebDriver
6 39 (30.23%) Cucumber
7 38 (29.46%) Finance
8 37 (28.68%) Automated Testing
8 37 (28.68%) BDD
9 35 (27.13%) Software Testing
10 32 (24.81%) HP UFT
11 31 (24.03%) Scrum
12 26 (20.16%) Gherkin
13 25 (19.38%) Automation Testing
14 24 (18.60%) Unix
15 23 (17.83%) SDLC
16 20 (15.50%) SQL
17 19 (14.73%) ISTQB
18 17 (13.18%) Test Automation
18 17 (13.18%) E-Commerce
19 16 (12.40%) ISEB
19 16 (12.40%) JavaScript
19 16 (12.40%) Test Strategy
20 15 (11.63%) Enterprise Software
20 15 (11.63%) Mentoring
20 15 (11.63%) HTML
20 15 (11.63%) TDD
20 15 (11.63%) Penetration Testing
21 14 (10.85%) Java EE

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (0.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.53%) VPN
2 10 (7.75%) Firewall
3 6 (4.65%) Wireless
4 4 (3.10%) VoIP
5 1 (0.78%) Internet
5 1 (0.78%) Intranet
5 1 (0.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.78%) MySQL
2 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.78%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 50 (38.76%) Selenium
2 39 (30.23%) Cucumber
2 39 (30.23%) WebDriver
3 32 (24.81%) HP UFT
4 14 (10.85%) Jenkins
4 14 (10.85%) Ranorex
5 11 (8.53%) JIRA
6 10 (7.75%) Gatling
7 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.55%) NUnit
8 2 (1.55%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.78%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.78%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.78%) Subversion
9 1 (0.78%) TestDirector
General
1 38 (29.46%) Finance
2 10 (7.75%) Retail
3 4 (3.10%) Marketing
4 2 (1.55%) Games
4 2 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.78%) Back Office
5 1 (0.78%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (20.16%) Gherkin
2 15 (11.63%) HTML
3 14 (10.85%) J2EE
3 14 (10.85%) Java EE
4 11 (8.53%) .NET
5 4 (3.10%) CSS
6 3 (2.33%) Web Services
7 1 (0.78%) Behat
7 1 (0.78%) SOAP
7 1 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.63%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.65%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.10%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.55%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.78%) iPad
5 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.60%) Unix
2 5 (3.88%) Android
2 5 (3.88%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.33%) Windows
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (40.31%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (28.68%) Automated Testing
2 37 (28.68%) BDD
3 35 (27.13%) Software Testing
4 31 (24.03%) Scrum
5 25 (19.38%) Automation Testing
6 23 (17.83%) SDLC
7 17 (13.18%) E-Commerce
7 17 (13.18%) Test Automation
8 16 (12.40%) Test Strategy
9 15 (11.63%) Mentoring
9 15 (11.63%) Penetration Testing
9 15 (11.63%) TDD
10 14 (10.85%) Agile Testing
10 14 (10.85%) Performance Testing
11 13 (10.08%) Functional Testing
11 13 (10.08%) Regression Testing
12 12 (9.30%) Test Scripting
13 11 (8.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 10 (7.75%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (48.84%) Java
2 42 (32.56%) C#
3 20 (15.50%) SQL
4 16 (12.40%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.75%) Scala
6 1 (0.78%) C++
6 1 (0.78%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (14.73%) ISTQB
2 16 (12.40%) ISEB
3 9 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (6.20%) Degree
5 7 (5.43%) CREST Certified
6 5 (3.88%) CEH
6 5 (3.88%) GCIH
6 5 (3.88%) GPEN
6 5 (3.88%) GWAPT
6 5 (3.88%) OSCE
6 5 (3.88%) OSCP
7 1 (0.78%) CISA
7 1 (0.78%) CISM
7 1 (0.78%) CISMP
7 1 (0.78%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (44.19%) QA
2 11 (8.53%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (7.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.88%) HP
3 2 (1.55%) SAP
4 1 (0.78%) Telerik
4 1 (0.78%) Twitter
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