The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 217 236 224
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 58 53 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.75% 0.61% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.64% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 51 45 39
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,750 £35,700
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,750 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-5.51% +5.83%
Software 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 of England 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 of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7388 8247 8019
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.00% 95.63% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 6071 6873 6977
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Software Tester
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the East of England region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in the East of England

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in the East of England

Software Tester
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
Cambridgeshire +18 30 £30,000 -11.76% 1
Essex +11 10 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire -1 9 £22,500 -30.76%
Bedfordshire +21 7 £31,500 -26.74%
Suffolk 0 2 £26,250 -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the East of England region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 46 (43.81%) Software Testing
2 36 (34.29%) QA
2 36 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (27.62%) SQL
4 28 (26.67%) Automated Testing
5 26 (24.76%) Degree
5 26 (24.76%) Manual Testing
6 24 (22.86%) ISEB
7 23 (21.90%) .NET
8 22 (20.95%) Microsoft
9 21 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 21 (20.00%) ISTQB
10 20 (19.05%) HTML
11 18 (17.14%) C#
11 18 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (16.19%) Windows
13 15 (14.29%) Test Automation
14 12 (11.43%) Scrum
14 12 (11.43%) JIRA
15 10 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (9.52%) Computer Science
15 10 (9.52%) NUnit
15 10 (9.52%) Regression Testing
15 10 (9.52%) JavaScript
15 10 (9.52%) Cucumber
16 9 (8.57%) SpecFlow
16 9 (8.57%) CSS
16 9 (8.57%) Finance
16 9 (8.57%) Selenium
16 9 (8.57%) TeamCity

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the East of England region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.90%) IIS
1 2 (1.90%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (5.71%) MS Office
2 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) MultiFonds
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.76%) ATM
2 3 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.95%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.86%) SQLPlus
3 1 (0.95%) Big Data
3 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.95%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (11.43%) JIRA
2 10 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (9.52%) NUnit
2 10 (9.52%) Cucumber
3 9 (8.57%) SpecFlow
3 9 (8.57%) Selenium
3 9 (8.57%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (2.86%) Toad
5 2 (1.90%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.90%) Subversion
5 2 (1.90%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.95%) TestLink
6 1 (0.95%) Bugzilla
General
1 9 (8.57%) Finance
2 7 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.81%) Banking
4 3 (2.86%) Retail
5 2 (1.90%) Billing
5 2 (1.90%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.90%) Automotive
6 1 (0.95%) Games
6 1 (0.95%) Electronics
6 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.90%) .NET
2 20 (19.05%) HTML
3 9 (8.57%) CSS
4 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.86%) Silverlight
6 2 (1.90%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.90%) WCF
7 1 (0.95%) Web Services
7 1 (0.95%) XML
7 1 (0.95%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.62%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.81%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.86%) Physics
5 3 (2.86%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.95%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.95%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.19%) Windows
2 6 (5.71%) Linux
3 2 (1.90%) Android
3 2 (1.90%) Mac OS X
3 2 (1.90%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.95%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (43.81%) Software Testing
2 36 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (26.67%) Automated Testing
4 26 (24.76%) Manual Testing
5 21 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 15 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 12 (11.43%) Scrum
8 10 (9.52%) Regression Testing
9 9 (8.57%) Kanban
10 8 (7.62%) Test Strategy
11 7 (6.67%) Software Delivery
11 7 (6.67%) BDD
11 7 (6.67%) Test Management
12 6 (5.71%) User Stories
13 5 (4.76%) Test Planning
13 5 (4.76%) Mentoring
13 5 (4.76%) Integration Testing
14 4 (3.81%) Wealth Management
14 4 (3.81%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (3.81%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.62%) SQL
2 18 (17.14%) C#
3 10 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.71%) C++
5 3 (2.86%) VB
6 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.90%) Python
6 2 (1.90%) Perl
6 2 (1.90%) C
7 1 (0.95%) PHP
7 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.95%) Delphi
7 1 (0.95%) Java
7 1 (0.95%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (24.76%) Degree
2 24 (22.86%) ISEB
3 21 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (34.29%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (20.95%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.76%) VMware
3 4 (3.81%) Oracle
4 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.95%) HP
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Superb benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago