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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 225 229 228
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 38 34 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.50% 0.43% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.44% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 38 34 28
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £34,300
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
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
7185 7650 7291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 94.99% 95.73% 94.76%
Number of salaries quoted 6009 6395 6249
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +11 16 £35,500 +7.57% 5
Bedfordshire +7 9 £32,500 +1.56%
Essex +2 7 £47,500 +131.70%
Suffolk +2 5 £22,500 -35.71%
Hertfordshire -16 1 £24,000 -37.25%
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 48 (49.48%) Software Testing
2 41 (42.27%) QA
3 33 (34.02%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (25.77%) ISEB
5 24 (24.74%) Degree
6 23 (23.71%) Microsoft
6 23 (23.71%) SQL
7 22 (22.68%) Manual Testing
8 21 (21.65%) Test Scripting
8 21 (21.65%) C#
9 20 (20.62%) Automated Testing
10 19 (19.59%) HTML
11 18 (18.56%) Test Automation
12 17 (17.53%) Windows
13 16 (16.49%) Selenium
13 16 (16.49%) Computer Science
13 16 (16.49%) SDLC
14 15 (15.46%) Automation Testing
14 15 (15.46%) .NET
15 12 (12.37%) JavaScript
16 11 (11.34%) SQL Server
16 11 (11.34%) ISTQB
17 10 (10.31%) Regression Testing
17 10 (10.31%) Finance
17 10 (10.31%) Scrum
17 10 (10.31%) Java
18 9 (9.28%) User Stories
19 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
19 8 (8.25%) CSS
19 8 (8.25%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (4.12%) Node.js
2 3 (3.09%) IIS
3 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (6.19%) MS Office
2 5 (5.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (7.22%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.03%) Big Data
2 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (16.49%) Selenium
2 5 (5.15%) JIRA
2 5 (5.15%) JMeter
3 3 (3.09%) Subversion
3 3 (3.09%) VisiBroker
3 3 (3.09%) WebDriver
3 3 (3.09%) Hudson
4 2 (2.06%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.06%) NUnit
4 2 (2.06%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (1.03%) TestLink
5 1 (1.03%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.03%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.03%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.03%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.03%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.03%) Calabash
5 1 (1.03%) Ranorex
General
1 10 (10.31%) Finance
2 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.09%) Banking
2 3 (3.09%) Retail
3 2 (2.06%) Billing
3 2 (2.06%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.06%) Automotive
4 1 (1.03%) Electronics
4 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.59%) HTML
2 15 (15.46%) .NET
3 8 (8.25%) CSS
4 7 (7.22%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.12%) XML
6 3 (3.09%) Silverlight
7 2 (2.06%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.06%) WCF
8 1 (1.03%) WPF
8 1 (1.03%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.49%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.22%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.15%) Mathematics
5 3 (3.09%) Physics
5 3 (3.09%) Replication
6 1 (1.03%) Statistics
6 1 (1.03%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.03%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.53%) Windows
2 6 (6.19%) Linux
3 3 (3.09%) Android
3 3 (3.09%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.09%) UNIX
4 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (49.48%) Software Testing
2 33 (34.02%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (22.68%) Manual Testing
4 21 (21.65%) Test Scripting
5 20 (20.62%) Automated Testing
6 18 (18.56%) Test Automation
7 16 (16.49%) SDLC
8 15 (15.46%) Automation Testing
9 10 (10.31%) Scrum
9 10 (10.31%) Regression Testing
10 9 (9.28%) User Stories
11 8 (8.25%) Kanban
12 7 (7.22%) Wealth Management
12 7 (7.22%) Software Delivery
13 6 (6.19%) Test Planning
13 6 (6.19%) Software Engineering
13 6 (6.19%) Test Strategy
14 5 (5.15%) Test Management
14 5 (5.15%) Performance Testing
15 4 (4.12%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.71%) SQL
2 21 (21.65%) C#
3 12 (12.37%) JavaScript
4 10 (10.31%) Java
5 7 (7.22%) C++
6 3 (3.09%) VB
7 1 (1.03%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.03%) Python
7 1 (1.03%) VBScript
7 1 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (25.77%) ISEB
2 24 (24.74%) Degree
3 11 (11.34%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (42.27%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.06%) Firmware
Vendors
1 23 (23.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.25%) VMware
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle
4 1 (1.03%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
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