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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 137 158 147
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 41 33 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.28% 0.89% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 0.91% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 37 33 44
Average salary £33,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £20,900 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £45,400 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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
3100 3608 3723
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 97.12% 97.04% 97.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2527 2962 3065
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Leicestershire +18 14 £25,500 -21.53%
Derbyshire +11 13 £39,000 -2.50% 1
Nottinghamshire +8 10 £34,000 -17.07% 1
Northamptonshire +2 3 £34,750 -3.47% 4
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 39 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (37.50%) QA
3 28 (35.00%) Software Testing
4 27 (33.75%) Selenium
5 25 (31.25%) Automated Testing
6 24 (30.00%) Java
7 22 (27.50%) .NET
8 21 (26.25%) C#
9 18 (22.50%) HP UFT
9 18 (22.50%) Cucumber
9 18 (22.50%) WebDriver
9 18 (22.50%) ISTQB
10 17 (21.25%) Scrum
11 16 (20.00%) ISEB
11 16 (20.00%) Gherkin
12 15 (18.75%) SQL
13 14 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (17.50%) BDD
14 13 (16.25%) Regression Testing
14 13 (16.25%) Finance
15 12 (15.00%) Mobile App
16 11 (13.75%) Automation Testing
17 9 (11.25%) SDLC
17 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
18 8 (10.00%) Apple iOS
18 8 (10.00%) Android
18 8 (10.00%) Unit Testing
18 8 (10.00%) Manual Testing
19 7 (8.75%) Test Scripting
19 7 (8.75%) HP Quality Center

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.25%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (33.75%) Selenium
2 18 (22.50%) Cucumber
2 18 (22.50%) HP UFT
2 18 (22.50%) WebDriver
3 6 (7.50%) Ranorex
4 5 (6.25%) JIRA
5 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.50%) Gatling
6 2 (2.50%) NUnit
6 2 (2.50%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.25%) Appium
7 1 (1.25%) JMeter
7 1 (1.25%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.25%) TestDirector
General
1 13 (16.25%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Retail
3 3 (3.75%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Back Office
4 1 (1.25%) Games
4 1 (1.25%) Legal
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (27.50%) .NET
2 16 (20.00%) Gherkin
3 6 (7.50%) HTML
4 4 (5.00%) CSS
4 4 (5.00%) J2EE
5 3 (3.75%) Java EE
6 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.25%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.25%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.00%) Mobile App
2 6 (7.50%) iPad
3 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.50%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.50%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.50%) User Experience
6 1 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.25%) EPoS
6 1 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Android
1 8 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (6.25%) Unix
2 5 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (35.00%) Software Testing
3 25 (31.25%) Automated Testing
4 17 (21.25%) Scrum
5 14 (17.50%) BDD
5 14 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (16.25%) Regression Testing
7 11 (13.75%) Automation Testing
8 9 (11.25%) SDLC
9 8 (10.00%) Manual Testing
9 8 (10.00%) Unit Testing
10 7 (8.75%) Test Scripting
10 7 (8.75%) Test Strategy
11 6 (7.50%) Functional Testing
11 6 (7.50%) Online Security
12 5 (6.25%) Mentoring
12 5 (6.25%) Performance Testing
12 5 (6.25%) Test Automation
12 5 (6.25%) Web Testing
13 4 (5.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.00%) Java
2 21 (26.25%) C#
3 15 (18.75%) SQL
4 6 (7.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.25%) Groovy
6 1 (1.25%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.25%) Python
6 1 (1.25%) Scala
6 1 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (22.50%) ISTQB
2 16 (20.00%) ISEB
3 5 (6.25%) Degree
4 4 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.25%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (1.25%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (1.25%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.25%) OSCE
5 1 (1.25%) OSCP
5 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.50%) HP
3 3 (3.75%) SAP
4 1 (1.25%) Google
4 1 (1.25%) Twitter
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £neg + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + 3% Bonus +great benefit package
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Northampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus AND Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago