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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 226 220 258
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 33 21 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.44% 0.30% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.31% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 30 16 35
Average salary £33,750 £29,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.40% +7.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £36,000 £32,750
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year
- +20.37%
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
7290 6738 8754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.30% 95.49% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 5957 5795 7457
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 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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 +12 19 £35,000 +1.44% 5
Hertfordshire -14 7 £29,000 +5.45% 1
Essex +6 4 £32,500 - 1
Bedfordshire -6 2 £32,500 +14.03%
Suffolk +6 1 - -
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 46 (55.42%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (46.99%) QA
3 34 (40.96%) Software Testing
3 34 (40.96%) Manual Testing
3 34 (40.96%) ISEB
4 31 (37.35%) Automated Testing
5 26 (31.33%) Test Scripting
6 25 (30.12%) Degree
6 25 (30.12%) Selenium
6 25 (30.12%) Java
7 23 (27.71%) ISTQB
8 19 (22.89%) SQL
8 19 (22.89%) Regression Testing
9 15 (18.07%) Scrum
10 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
11 13 (15.66%) C#
11 13 (15.66%) Finance
12 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
12 12 (14.46%) Test Automation
12 12 (14.46%) WebDriver
13 11 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (12.05%) SQL Server
14 10 (12.05%) Windows
15 9 (10.84%) Visual Studio
15 9 (10.84%) .NET
15 9 (10.84%) HTML
16 8 (9.64%) Banking
16 8 (9.64%) JIRA
16 8 (9.64%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (9.64%) HP Quality Center

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 3 (3.61%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.41%) MySQL
3 2 (2.41%) DB2
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (30.12%) Selenium
2 12 (14.46%) WebDriver
3 9 (10.84%) Visual Studio
4 8 (9.64%) JIRA
4 8 (9.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (9.64%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (6.02%) Bugzilla
6 3 (3.61%) eggPlant
6 3 (3.61%) TestComplete
6 3 (3.61%) Sahi
7 2 (2.41%) NUnit
7 2 (2.41%) JMeter
7 2 (2.41%) Trac
7 2 (2.41%) Redmine
8 1 (1.20%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.20%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (1.20%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.20%) JUnit
8 1 (1.20%) Hudson
8 1 (1.20%) MSTest
General
1 13 (15.66%) Finance
2 8 (9.64%) Banking
2 8 (9.64%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.82%) Automotive
4 3 (3.61%) Retail
5 2 (2.41%) Advertising
6 1 (1.20%) Publishing
6 1 (1.20%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.84%) .NET
1 9 (10.84%) HTML
2 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.41%) CSS
4 1 (1.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.43%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.02%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.61%) User Experience
4 3 (3.61%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.20%) Replication
5 1 (1.20%) Wiki
5 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.20%) Online Games
5 1 (1.20%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.20%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.05%) Windows
2 6 (7.23%) Linux
3 3 (3.61%) Mac OS X
3 3 (3.61%) UNIX
3 3 (3.61%) Android
4 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (55.42%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (40.96%) Software Testing
2 34 (40.96%) Manual Testing
3 31 (37.35%) Automated Testing
4 26 (31.33%) Test Scripting
5 19 (22.89%) Regression Testing
6 15 (18.07%) Scrum
7 12 (14.46%) Test Automation
8 6 (7.23%) OO
8 6 (7.23%) Automation Testing
9 5 (6.02%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.02%) System Testing
9 5 (6.02%) Software Engineering
10 4 (4.82%) Web Testing
10 4 (4.82%) Test Management
10 4 (4.82%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (3.61%) Test Planning
11 3 (3.61%) Migration
11 3 (3.61%) OOP
11 3 (3.61%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.12%) Java
2 19 (22.89%) SQL
3 13 (15.66%) C#
4 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.02%) Python
6 4 (4.82%) C++
7 3 (3.61%) Perl
7 3 (3.61%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.61%) Ruby
8 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.41%) VB
9 1 (1.20%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 34 (40.96%) ISEB
2 25 (30.12%) Degree
3 23 (27.71%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (46.99%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.43%) Oracle
3 1 (1.20%) VMware
3 1 (1.20%) HP
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Posted: 5 hours ago
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Salary: 35k-40k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Career Progression!
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
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Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago