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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 209 221 217
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 52 54 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.70% 0.64% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.67% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 49 46 45
Average salary £32,000 £32,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,400 £25,000 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,250 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +7.50%
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
7130 8031 7928
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.00% 95.44% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5893 6697 6916
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £26,000
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +16 26 £32,000 -3.75% 3
Essex +12 12 £43,750 - 1
Bedfordshire +18 7 £32,000 - 1
Hertfordshire -5 6 £22,500 -30.76% 1
Suffolk -1 1 £27,500 +4.76% 1
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 47 (43.93%) Software Testing
2 39 (36.45%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (35.51%) QA
4 30 (28.04%) Automated Testing
5 26 (24.30%) SQL
6 25 (23.36%) Degree
6 25 (23.36%) Manual Testing
7 24 (22.43%) ISEB
8 23 (21.50%) .NET
9 21 (19.63%) Microsoft
10 20 (18.69%) HTML
10 20 (18.69%) Test Scripting
10 20 (18.69%) ISTQB
11 18 (16.82%) C#
11 18 (16.82%) Windows
12 17 (15.89%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (14.95%) Test Automation
14 14 (13.08%) Scrum
15 10 (9.35%) Cucumber
15 10 (9.35%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (9.35%) JIRA
15 10 (9.35%) Selenium
15 10 (9.35%) Computer Science
15 10 (9.35%) NUnit
15 10 (9.35%) Regression Testing
15 10 (9.35%) Finance
15 10 (9.35%) JavaScript
16 9 (8.41%) CSS
16 9 (8.41%) TeamCity
16 9 (8.41%) Kanban

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (2.80%) Node.js
2 2 (1.87%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (5.61%) MS Office
2 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.61%) MultiFonds
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.67%) ATM
2 3 (2.80%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.87%) SQLPlus
3 1 (0.93%) MySQL
3 1 (0.93%) Big Data
3 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (9.35%) Cucumber
1 10 (9.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (9.35%) JIRA
1 10 (9.35%) Selenium
1 10 (9.35%) NUnit
2 9 (8.41%) TeamCity
2 9 (8.41%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.87%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.87%) Subversion
3 2 (1.87%) Toad
3 2 (1.87%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.87%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.93%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.93%) TestLink
General
1 10 (9.35%) Finance
2 8 (7.48%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.67%) Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Retail
5 2 (1.87%) Billing
5 2 (1.87%) Electronics
5 2 (1.87%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.87%) Automotive
6 1 (0.93%) Games
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.50%) .NET
2 20 (18.69%) HTML
3 9 (8.41%) CSS
4 5 (4.67%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.80%) Silverlight
6 2 (1.87%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.87%) WCF
7 1 (0.93%) Web Services
7 1 (0.93%) XML
7 1 (0.93%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.89%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.35%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.48%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.74%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.80%) Physics
5 3 (2.80%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.93%) Statistics
6 1 (0.93%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.82%) Windows
2 6 (5.61%) Linux
3 3 (2.80%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.80%) Android
4 2 (1.87%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.93%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (43.93%) Software Testing
2 39 (36.45%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (28.04%) Automated Testing
4 25 (23.36%) Manual Testing
5 20 (18.69%) Test Scripting
6 16 (14.95%) Test Automation
7 14 (13.08%) Scrum
8 10 (9.35%) Regression Testing
9 9 (8.41%) Kanban
10 8 (7.48%) Test Strategy
11 7 (6.54%) Software Delivery
11 7 (6.54%) BDD
11 7 (6.54%) Test Management
12 6 (5.61%) Wealth Management
12 6 (5.61%) User Stories
12 6 (5.61%) Automation Testing
13 5 (4.67%) Test Planning
13 5 (4.67%) Mentoring
14 4 (3.74%) Security Testing
15 3 (2.80%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.30%) SQL
2 18 (16.82%) C#
3 10 (9.35%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.61%) C++
5 3 (2.80%) VB
6 2 (1.87%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.87%) C
6 2 (1.87%) Perl
6 2 (1.87%) Java
6 2 (1.87%) Python
7 1 (0.93%) Delphi
7 1 (0.93%) PHP
7 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (23.36%) Degree
2 24 (22.43%) ISEB
3 20 (18.69%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (35.51%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.87%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (19.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.67%) VMware
3 3 (2.80%) Oracle
4 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.93%) HP
Luton, Bedfordshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 33-38k
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £24k
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Red Gate Software
Salary: From £43,000 to £60,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Superb benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Bishop's Stortford
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago