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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 218 228 257
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 34 15 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.44% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.22% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 32 11 21
Average salary £32,500 £28,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.03% +3.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £30,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +14.81%
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
7382 6886 8679
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.18% 95.02% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 6070 5911 7362
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 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
(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 +10 17 £33,500 +29.98% 4
Hertfordshire -6 9 £27,500 - 2
Bedfordshire -5 4 £32,250 +13.15%
Essex - 3 £32,500 - 1
Suffolk +12 1 £35,000 +5.26%
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 40 (45.45%) QA
2 36 (40.91%) Software Testing
3 35 (39.77%) Automated Testing
4 34 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (37.50%) ISEB
6 27 (30.68%) Java
6 27 (30.68%) Selenium
7 26 (29.55%) Degree
8 23 (26.14%) Test Scripting
9 22 (25.00%) ISTQB
10 21 (23.86%) Regression Testing
11 20 (22.73%) SQL
11 20 (22.73%) Manual Testing
12 15 (17.05%) Finance
12 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
13 14 (15.91%) Scrum
13 14 (15.91%) C#
14 11 (12.50%) JavaScript
14 11 (12.50%) .NET
14 11 (12.50%) WebDriver
15 10 (11.36%) Test Automation
15 10 (11.36%) JIRA
15 10 (11.36%) SQL Server
15 10 (11.36%) Visual Studio
15 10 (11.36%) Windows
15 10 (11.36%) QuickTest Pro
16 9 (10.23%) HP Quality Center
17 8 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
17 8 (9.09%) Bugzilla
17 8 (9.09%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.55%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) DB2
2 3 (3.41%) MySQL
3 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.14%) Big Data
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (30.68%) Selenium
2 11 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 10 (11.36%) JIRA
3 10 (11.36%) Visual Studio
3 10 (11.36%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (9.09%) Bugzilla
4 8 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.41%) Sahi
5 3 (3.41%) Trac
5 3 (3.41%) Redmine
6 2 (2.27%) eggPlant
6 2 (2.27%) TestComplete
6 2 (2.27%) NUnit
6 2 (2.27%) JMeter
7 1 (1.14%) JUnit
7 1 (1.14%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.14%) RSpec
7 1 (1.14%) MSTest
7 1 (1.14%) Cucumber
General
1 15 (17.05%) Finance
2 7 (7.95%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.82%) Banking
4 4 (4.55%) Retail
4 4 (4.55%) Automotive
5 2 (2.27%) Advertising
5 2 (2.27%) Games
6 1 (1.14%) Publishing
6 1 (1.14%) Marketing
6 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.14%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.50%) .NET
2 8 (9.09%) HTML
3 3 (3.41%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.27%) CSS
5 1 (1.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.82%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.41%) Mathematics
3 3 (3.41%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.27%) Online Games
5 1 (1.14%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.14%) DTV
5 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.14%) Replication
5 1 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.14%) Physics
5 1 (1.14%) Wiki
5 1 (1.14%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.36%) Windows
2 7 (7.95%) Linux
3 4 (4.55%) UNIX
4 3 (3.41%) Mac OS X
4 3 (3.41%) Android
5 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.91%) Software Testing
2 35 (39.77%) Automated Testing
3 34 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (26.14%) Test Scripting
5 21 (23.86%) Regression Testing
6 20 (22.73%) Manual Testing
7 14 (15.91%) Scrum
8 10 (11.36%) Test Automation
9 6 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (6.82%) Software Engineering
9 6 (6.82%) OO
9 6 (6.82%) Automation Testing
10 5 (5.68%) System Testing
11 4 (4.55%) Data Migration
11 4 (4.55%) Test Management
11 4 (4.55%) Migration
11 4 (4.55%) BDD
11 4 (4.55%) Non-Functional Testing
12 3 (3.41%) OOP
12 3 (3.41%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.68%) Java
2 20 (22.73%) SQL
3 14 (15.91%) C#
4 11 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.82%) Python
6 4 (4.55%) C++
7 3 (3.41%) Perl
7 3 (3.41%) VB
7 3 (3.41%) Ruby
8 2 (2.27%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.14%) VBScript
9 1 (1.14%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 33 (37.50%) ISEB
2 26 (29.55%) Degree
3 22 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.14%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (45.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (10.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (1.14%) SAP
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20k-25k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
DP Connect
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Colchester
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 days ago
Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago