The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the East of England region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
England / East of England
Rank 199 237 216
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 48 27 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.82% 0.40% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.41% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 47 27 45
Median salary £33,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £43,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
5696 6588 6864
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.97% 96.98% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4687 5459 5564
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of job ads across the East of England region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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 17 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +28 29 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Essex +24 12 £40,000 -15.78%
Suffolk +1 3 £20,500 -4.65% 1
Norfolk - 2 £26,000 - 1
Bedfordshire +7 1 £45,000 +15.38% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 1 £40,000 +3.22% 1
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East of England region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 33 (38.82%) Software Testing
1 33 (38.82%) QA
2 31 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (31.76%) Automated Testing
4 24 (28.24%) SQL
5 22 (25.88%) Performance Testing
6 20 (23.53%) Java
6 20 (23.53%) Selenium
7 17 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 17 (20.00%) Finance
8 16 (18.82%) Functional Testing
9 15 (17.65%) Automation Testing
9 15 (17.65%) Stress Testing
9 15 (17.65%) Scalability Testing
9 15 (17.65%) Test Automation
9 15 (17.65%) Oracle
9 15 (17.65%) JIRA
10 14 (16.47%) SDLC
11 13 (15.29%) Test Scripting
12 12 (14.12%) C#
12 12 (14.12%) SQL Server
12 12 (14.12%) Windows
12 12 (14.12%) Scrum
13 11 (12.94%) Degree
13 11 (12.94%) Linux
13 11 (12.94%) ISEB
13 11 (12.94%) Software Delivery
14 10 (11.76%) Sonata
14 10 (11.76%) Web Services
14 10 (11.76%) ISTQB

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.18%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) MS Office
2 6 (7.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (11.76%) Sonata
2 3 (3.53%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) MySQL
2 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (23.53%) Selenium
2 15 (17.65%) JIRA
3 7 (8.24%) JMeter
4 6 (7.06%) Ranorex
4 6 (7.06%) SilkTest
4 6 (7.06%) WebDriver
5 5 (5.88%) SoapUI
5 5 (5.88%) Zephyr
6 3 (3.53%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.18%) Appium
7 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.18%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.18%) TestRail
General
1 17 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Automotive
3 5 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.76%) Web Services
2 5 (5.88%) .NET
3 3 (3.53%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.18%) Java SE
4 1 (1.18%) REST
4 1 (1.18%) RESTful
4 1 (1.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.18%) Home Automation
3 1 (1.18%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.12%) Windows
2 11 (12.94%) Linux
3 1 (1.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (38.82%) Software Testing
2 31 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (31.76%) Automated Testing
4 22 (25.88%) Performance Testing
5 17 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 16 (18.82%) Functional Testing
7 15 (17.65%) Automation Testing
7 15 (17.65%) Scalability Testing
7 15 (17.65%) Stress Testing
7 15 (17.65%) Test Automation
8 14 (16.47%) SDLC
9 13 (15.29%) Test Scripting
10 12 (14.12%) Scrum
11 11 (12.94%) Software Delivery
12 10 (11.76%) Wealth Management
13 9 (10.59%) Regression Testing
13 9 (10.59%) Test Strategy
14 8 (9.41%) Asset Management
14 8 (9.41%) BDD
14 8 (9.41%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.24%) SQL
2 20 (23.53%) Java
3 12 (14.12%) C#
4 3 (3.53%) Ruby
5 2 (2.35%) VB
6 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.18%) Python
6 1 (1.18%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 11 (12.94%) Degree
1 11 (12.94%) ISEB
2 10 (11.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (38.82%) QA
2 2 (2.35%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 15 (17.65%) Oracle
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft
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