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 24 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 195 241 242
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 52 39 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.79% 0.51% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.53% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 50 39 35
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
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
6306 7410 7680
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 95.87% 96.80% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 5350 6158 6417
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +23 27 £35,000 +55.55%
Essex +10 12 £47,500 +20.25%
Hertfordshire +24 7 £30,500 +34.06% 1
Cambridgeshire -5 5 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Bedfordshire +11 1 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 63 (69.23%) QA
2 52 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 37 (40.66%) ISEB
4 30 (32.97%) Manual Testing
5 28 (30.77%) SDLC
6 25 (27.47%) Automation Testing
6 25 (27.47%) Automated Testing
7 24 (26.37%) Java
8 23 (25.27%) Selenium
8 23 (25.27%) ISTQB
9 21 (23.08%) Regression Testing
10 20 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (21.98%) SQL
10 20 (21.98%) SQL Server
11 19 (20.88%) Test Scripting
12 13 (14.29%) MultiFonds
12 13 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (14.29%) Wealth Management
12 13 (14.29%) Sonata
12 13 (14.29%) Software Delivery
13 12 (13.19%) HTML
13 12 (13.19%) C#
14 11 (12.09%) JIRA
15 10 (10.99%) Online Games
15 10 (10.99%) JavaScript
15 10 (10.99%) Games
16 9 (9.89%) Python
16 9 (9.89%) System Testing
17 8 (8.79%) Web Testing
17 8 (8.79%) Windows

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 (1.10%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (14.29%) MultiFonds
1 13 (14.29%) Sonata
2 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.30%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.40%) MySQL
3 2 (2.20%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.20%) DB2
3 2 (2.20%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (25.27%) Selenium
2 11 (12.09%) JIRA
3 5 (5.49%) JMeter
4 2 (2.20%) Hudson
4 2 (2.20%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (2.20%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.10%) Ant
5 1 (1.10%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.10%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.10%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.10%) JProfiler
5 1 (1.10%) Maven
5 1 (1.10%) Protractor
5 1 (1.10%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (1.10%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.10%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.10%) Subversion
5 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (10.99%) Games
2 2 (2.20%) Electronics
2 2 (2.20%) Retail
3 1 (1.10%) Automotive
3 1 (1.10%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.19%) HTML
2 7 (7.69%) XML
3 6 (6.59%) DHTML
4 4 (4.40%) CSS
4 4 (4.40%) Web Services
5 2 (2.20%) .NET
6 1 (1.10%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.99%) Online Games
2 6 (6.59%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.20%) Replication
5 1 (1.10%) EPoS
5 1 (1.10%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.79%) Windows
2 7 (7.69%) Linux
3 3 (3.30%) Android
3 3 (3.30%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.10%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 30 (32.97%) Manual Testing
3 28 (30.77%) SDLC
4 25 (27.47%) Automated Testing
4 25 (27.47%) Automation Testing
5 21 (23.08%) Regression Testing
6 20 (21.98%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (20.88%) Test Scripting
8 13 (14.29%) Software Delivery
8 13 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (14.29%) Wealth Management
9 9 (9.89%) System Testing
10 8 (8.79%) Web Testing
11 7 (7.69%) Scrum
12 6 (6.59%) Test Automation
12 6 (6.59%) Test Strategy
13 5 (5.49%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (5.49%) Software Engineering
13 5 (5.49%) Test Management
14 4 (4.40%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.37%) Java
2 20 (21.98%) SQL
3 12 (13.19%) C#
4 10 (10.99%) JavaScript
5 9 (9.89%) Python
6 6 (6.59%) Perl
6 6 (6.59%) PHP
7 4 (4.40%) C++
8 2 (2.20%) C
8 2 (2.20%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 37 (40.66%) ISEB
2 23 (25.27%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.69%) Degree
3 7 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (69.23%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (7.69%) Oracle
2 6 (6.59%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.30%) IBM
St Neots
Pico Technology
Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum plus Share ownership scheme + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago