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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 203 225 228
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 44 51 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.67% 0.68% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.70% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 44 48 48
Median salary £35,000 £31,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.23% -2.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £40,300
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
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
6256 7323 8217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 95.89% 97.65% 97.31%
Number of salaries quoted 5266 6035 6838
Median salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 26 May 2016.

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 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Suffolk +28 23 £35,000 +40.00%
Essex +8 7 £47,500 -
Cambridgeshire -18 7 £32,500 +1.56% 1
Hertfordshire +21 3 £30,000 +33.33%
Bedfordshire +3 2 £36,000 +11.62%
Norfolk - 2 £32,500 -
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 45 (57.69%) Software Testing
2 44 (56.41%) QA
3 28 (35.90%) ISEB
4 26 (33.33%) Selenium
5 25 (32.05%) Java
6 23 (29.49%) Automated Testing
6 23 (29.49%) Manual Testing
7 22 (28.21%) SDLC
8 21 (26.92%) Regression Testing
9 20 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (24.36%) Test Scripting
11 18 (23.08%) HTML
12 14 (17.95%) SQL
12 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
12 14 (17.95%) ISTQB
13 13 (16.67%) Computer Science
14 12 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (15.38%) C#
15 11 (14.10%) Automation Testing
16 10 (12.82%) System Testing
16 10 (12.82%) Web Services
16 10 (12.82%) Python
16 10 (12.82%) C++
16 10 (12.82%) MySQL
17 9 (11.54%) PHP
17 9 (11.54%) Android
17 9 (11.54%) Web Testing
17 9 (11.54%) JIRA
17 9 (11.54%) Mobile App
17 9 (11.54%) Apple iOS

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 (1.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (5.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (10.26%) MultiFonds
1 8 (10.26%) Sonata
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.82%) MySQL
3 2 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.56%) DB2
3 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (33.33%) Selenium
2 9 (11.54%) JIRA
3 7 (8.97%) JMeter
4 3 (3.85%) Hudson
4 3 (3.85%) JIRA Agile
4 3 (3.85%) Selenium IDE
4 3 (3.85%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.28%) Ant
6 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.28%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.28%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.28%) JProfiler
6 1 (1.28%) Maven
6 1 (1.28%) Protractor
6 1 (1.28%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (1.28%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.28%) Subversion
6 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (10.26%) Electronics
2 4 (5.13%) Games
3 2 (2.56%) Finance
3 2 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.28%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.08%) HTML
2 10 (12.82%) Web Services
3 8 (10.26%) .NET
4 7 (8.97%) XML
5 6 (7.69%) DHTML
6 4 (5.13%) CSS
7 3 (3.85%) REST
7 3 (3.85%) SOAP
8 1 (1.28%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 9 (11.54%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.13%) Online Games
4 3 (3.85%) Replication
5 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.56%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.28%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.54%) Android
1 9 (11.54%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.85%) Windows
3 2 (2.56%) Linux
4 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (57.69%) Software Testing
2 23 (29.49%) Automated Testing
2 23 (29.49%) Manual Testing
3 22 (28.21%) SDLC
4 21 (26.92%) Regression Testing
5 20 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (24.36%) Test Scripting
7 12 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (14.10%) Automation Testing
9 10 (12.82%) System Testing
10 9 (11.54%) Web Testing
11 8 (10.26%) Mobile Application Development
11 8 (10.26%) Software Delivery
11 8 (10.26%) Wealth Management
12 5 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (6.41%) Test Management
13 4 (5.13%) Compatibility Testing
13 4 (5.13%) Performance Testing
13 4 (5.13%) User Stories
13 4 (5.13%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.05%) Java
2 14 (17.95%) SQL
3 12 (15.38%) C#
4 10 (12.82%) C++
4 10 (12.82%) Python
5 9 (11.54%) PHP
6 8 (10.26%) C
6 8 (10.26%) Objective-C
7 7 (8.97%) JavaScript
8 6 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (35.90%) ISEB
2 14 (17.95%) ISTQB
3 8 (10.26%) Degree
4 7 (8.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (56.41%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.85%) IBM
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle
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