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 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 231 219 199
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 33 48 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.47% 0.67% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.69% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 33 48 52
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £24,500 £25,450
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £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
6812 6968 6479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.71% 96.56% 97.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5574 5644 5248
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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
Suffolk -2 13 £21,500 -14.00%
Hertfordshire -7 12 £35,000 -36.36%
Cambridgeshire -17 6 £35,500 -11.25% 2
Essex -7 1 £47,500 +35.71%
Bedfordshire - 1 £39,000 -
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 31 (50.82%) Software Testing
2 29 (47.54%) QA
3 26 (42.62%) Automated Testing
4 20 (32.79%) Selenium
5 18 (29.51%) Manual Testing
6 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (27.87%) Java
6 17 (27.87%) SDLC
7 13 (21.31%) HTML
7 13 (21.31%) .NET
8 11 (18.03%) Web Services
8 11 (18.03%) Computer Science
9 10 (16.39%) Mobile App
9 10 (16.39%) C#
10 9 (14.75%) C++
10 9 (14.75%) ISEB
10 9 (14.75%) Apple iOS
10 9 (14.75%) Android
10 9 (14.75%) Wealth Management
10 9 (14.75%) JIRA
10 9 (14.75%) MultiFonds
10 9 (14.75%) Sonata
10 9 (14.75%) Software Delivery
11 8 (13.11%) Objective-C
11 8 (13.11%) Test Scripting
11 8 (13.11%) Mobile Application Development
11 8 (13.11%) Automation Testing
11 8 (13.11%) Firmware
11 8 (13.11%) Electronics
11 8 (13.11%) C

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (3.28%) IIS
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (14.75%) MultiFonds
1 9 (14.75%) Sonata
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) DHCP
2 1 (1.64%) DNS
2 1 (1.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) MySQL
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (32.79%) Selenium
2 9 (14.75%) JIRA
3 6 (9.84%) JMeter
4 4 (6.56%) JIRA Agile
4 4 (6.56%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.28%) Hudson
5 2 (3.28%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (3.28%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.64%) Appium
6 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.64%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.64%) Protractor
6 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.64%) Subversion
6 1 (1.64%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (13.11%) Electronics
2 4 (6.56%) iGaming
3 3 (4.92%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Retail
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) .NET
1 13 (21.31%) HTML
2 11 (18.03%) Web Services
3 5 (8.20%) REST
3 5 (8.20%) SOAP
4 3 (4.92%) CSS
5 2 (3.28%) DHTML
5 2 (3.28%) XML
6 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.64%) jQuery
6 1 (1.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Computer Science
2 10 (16.39%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.92%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.28%) Replication
6 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.75%) Android
1 9 (14.75%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.28%) Linux
2 2 (3.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.82%) Software Testing
2 26 (42.62%) Automated Testing
3 18 (29.51%) Manual Testing
4 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (27.87%) SDLC
5 9 (14.75%) Software Delivery
5 9 (14.75%) Wealth Management
6 8 (13.11%) Automation Testing
6 8 (13.11%) Mobile Application Development
6 8 (13.11%) Test Scripting
7 6 (9.84%) BDD
7 6 (9.84%) Regression Testing
8 5 (8.20%) System Testing
9 4 (6.56%) Scrum
9 4 (6.56%) TDD
10 3 (4.92%) Performance Testing
10 3 (4.92%) Web Testing
11 2 (3.28%) Scalability Testing
11 2 (3.28%) Test Management
11 2 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.87%) Java
2 10 (16.39%) C#
3 9 (14.75%) C++
4 8 (13.11%) C
4 8 (13.11%) Objective-C
4 8 (13.11%) PHP
5 6 (9.84%) Python
6 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.56%) SQL
7 3 (4.92%) Perl
8 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) ISEB
2 5 (8.20%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.56%) Degree
3 4 (6.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (47.54%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.11%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.64%) HP
3 1 (1.64%) IBM
3 1 (1.64%) SAP
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