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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 207 190 232
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 45 50 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.62% 0.76% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.79% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 45 50 29
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £23,200 £20,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £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
6896 6357 8181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 95.34% 96.27% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 5590 5140 7081
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +8 21 £42,500 +18.05% 5
Hertfordshire -6 16 £41,500 +3.75% 1
Essex -16 5 £35,000 +32.07%
Suffolk -3 3 £25,000 -14.52%
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 33 (41.77%) Software Testing
2 30 (37.97%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (32.91%) QA
4 25 (31.65%) Automated Testing
4 25 (31.65%) ISTQB
5 24 (30.38%) Test Scripting
5 24 (30.38%) Manual Testing
5 24 (30.38%) ISEB
5 24 (30.38%) SQL
6 21 (26.58%) Selenium
7 18 (22.78%) Degree
7 18 (22.78%) JIRA
8 15 (18.99%) .NET
8 15 (18.99%) Microsoft
9 14 (17.72%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (15.19%) Windows
12 10 (12.66%) Test Automation
13 9 (11.39%) Cucumber
13 9 (11.39%) Scrum
14 8 (10.13%) HTML
14 8 (10.13%) TeamCity
14 8 (10.13%) SpecFlow
14 8 (10.13%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (10.13%) NUnit
15 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
15 7 (8.86%) Regression Testing
15 7 (8.86%) Telecoms
15 7 (8.86%) Mobile App
16 6 (7.59%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) ATM
2 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) SQLPlus
3 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.53%) DB2
4 1 (1.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (26.58%) Selenium
2 18 (22.78%) JIRA
3 14 (17.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (11.39%) Cucumber
5 8 (10.13%) TeamCity
5 8 (10.13%) NUnit
5 8 (10.13%) SpecFlow
6 6 (7.59%) eggPlant
6 6 (7.59%) TestComplete
7 4 (5.06%) WebDriver
7 4 (5.06%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.80%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (3.80%) Toad
8 3 (3.80%) Bugzilla
9 2 (2.53%) Subversion
9 2 (2.53%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.27%) Hudson
10 1 (1.27%) JMeter
10 1 (1.27%) Selenium IDE
General
1 7 (8.86%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.59%) Finance
3 4 (5.06%) Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Marketing
4 1 (1.27%) Games
4 1 (1.27%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.99%) .NET
2 8 (10.13%) HTML
3 4 (5.06%) CSS
4 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.27%) Web Services
5 1 (1.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.86%) Mobile App
3 6 (7.59%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.59%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.27%) Replication
4 1 (1.27%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.27%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.19%) Windows
2 5 (6.33%) Linux
2 5 (6.33%) Android
3 4 (5.06%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (41.77%) Software Testing
2 30 (37.97%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (31.65%) Automated Testing
4 24 (30.38%) Test Scripting
4 24 (30.38%) Manual Testing
5 10 (12.66%) Test Automation
6 9 (11.39%) Scrum
7 7 (8.86%) Regression Testing
8 6 (7.59%) Test Management
9 5 (6.33%) Test Strategy
9 5 (6.33%) Automation Testing
9 5 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (6.33%) Load Testing
9 5 (6.33%) Integration Testing
9 5 (6.33%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.06%) BDD
11 3 (3.80%) Market Research
11 3 (3.80%) System Testing
11 3 (3.80%) Web Testing
11 3 (3.80%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.38%) SQL
2 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.06%) C#
3 4 (5.06%) Java
4 2 (2.53%) Perl
4 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.53%) Python
4 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.27%) Ruby
5 1 (1.27%) PHP
5 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.27%) C
5 1 (1.27%) C++
5 1 (1.27%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 25 (31.65%) ISTQB
2 24 (30.38%) ISEB
3 18 (22.78%) Degree
4 4 (5.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (32.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (18.99%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.59%) Oracle
3 2 (2.53%) Telerik
3 2 (2.53%) HP
4 1 (1.27%) BT
4 1 (1.27%) VMware
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