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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 203 212 233
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 55 48 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.77% 0.67% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.70% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 50 47 23
Average salary £34,000 £33,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.49% +4.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,300 £21,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £36,800
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
6861 6854 7546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 95.85% 95.73% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 5517 5625 6505
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 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 March 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 March 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 +7 30 £40,000 +11.11% 3
Hertfordshire -4 13 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Essex - 5 £35,000 -
Suffolk -10 4 £25,000 -20.00% 1
Bedfordshire +8 3 £31,500 +24.75%
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 39 (43.33%) Software Testing
2 33 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (33.33%) QA
4 25 (27.78%) SQL
5 22 (24.44%) Test Scripting
6 21 (23.33%) Degree
7 20 (22.22%) Automated Testing
7 20 (22.22%) ISEB
8 19 (21.11%) .NET
8 19 (21.11%) Manual Testing
9 18 (20.00%) ISTQB
10 16 (17.78%) Microsoft
11 15 (16.67%) JIRA
11 15 (16.67%) Selenium
11 15 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 15 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (14.44%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (13.33%) Windows
13 12 (13.33%) Regression Testing
14 11 (12.22%) Scrum
14 11 (12.22%) Computer Science
15 10 (11.11%) NUnit
15 10 (11.11%) C#
15 10 (11.11%) HTML
15 10 (11.11%) Cucumber
16 9 (10.00%) SpecFlow
16 9 (10.00%) TeamCity
17 8 (8.89%) Test Management
18 7 (7.78%) HP Quality Center
18 7 (7.78%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 1 (1.11%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.56%) ATM
2 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.11%) Big Data
3 1 (1.11%) MySQL
3 1 (1.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 15 (16.67%) JIRA
1 15 (16.67%) Selenium
2 13 (14.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (11.11%) NUnit
3 10 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 9 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 9 (10.00%) TeamCity
5 4 (4.44%) eggPlant
5 4 (4.44%) Bugzilla
5 4 (4.44%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (4.44%) TestComplete
6 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (3.33%) Toad
7 2 (2.22%) Subversion
7 2 (2.22%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.11%) TestLink
General
1 7 (7.78%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.33%) Banking
3 3 (3.33%) Retail
4 2 (2.22%) Billing
5 1 (1.11%) Marketing
5 1 (1.11%) Electronics
5 1 (1.11%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.11%) .NET
2 10 (11.11%) HTML
3 4 (4.44%) CSS
4 3 (3.33%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.22%) XML
5 2 (2.22%) Silverlight
5 2 (2.22%) WCF
6 1 (1.11%) WPF
6 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.22%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.78%) Mobile App
4 6 (6.67%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.22%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.11%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.11%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.11%) Physics
6 1 (1.11%) Statistics
6 1 (1.11%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.33%) Windows
2 7 (7.78%) Linux
3 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.22%) Android
3 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (43.33%) Software Testing
2 33 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (24.44%) Test Scripting
4 20 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 19 (21.11%) Manual Testing
6 15 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 12 (13.33%) Regression Testing
8 11 (12.22%) Scrum
9 8 (8.89%) Test Management
10 7 (7.78%) Test Strategy
11 6 (6.67%) Automation Testing
11 6 (6.67%) Kanban
12 5 (5.56%) Integration Testing
12 5 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (5.56%) User Stories
12 5 (5.56%) Mentoring
13 4 (4.44%) Test Planning
13 4 (4.44%) BDD
14 3 (3.33%) Software Engineering
14 3 (3.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.78%) SQL
2 10 (11.11%) C#
3 4 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.22%) Python
4 2 (2.22%) Perl
4 2 (2.22%) C
4 2 (2.22%) VB
4 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.11%) Ruby
5 1 (1.11%) PHP
5 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.11%) Java
5 1 (1.11%) C++
5 1 (1.11%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 21 (23.33%) Degree
2 20 (22.22%) ISEB
3 18 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.44%) VCP4
5 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.56%) VMware
2 5 (5.56%) Oracle
3 2 (2.22%) HP
3 2 (2.22%) Telerik
4 1 (1.11%) BT
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