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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 206 237 235
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 38 28 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.61% 0.38% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.40% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 38 28 33
Median salary £32,500 £40,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £42,300
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
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
6035 6989 7476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.11% 96.07% 97.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5007 5942 6088
Median salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Hertfordshire +29 15 £30,500 -10.29% 1
Suffolk +4 9 £32,500 +3.17% 2
Cambridgeshire 0 7 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Essex +11 5 £47,500 -
Bedfordshire +13 1 £35,000 +7.69%
Norfolk - 1 £30,000 -
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 57 (67.06%) QA
2 35 (41.18%) Software Testing
3 33 (38.82%) Manual Testing
4 25 (29.41%) ISEB
5 24 (28.24%) Java
6 23 (27.06%) Automation Testing
7 22 (25.88%) SDLC
7 22 (25.88%) Automated Testing
8 19 (22.35%) ISTQB
9 18 (21.18%) SQL
10 17 (20.00%) Oracle
10 17 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (17.65%) Software Delivery
12 14 (16.47%) Sonata
12 14 (16.47%) JIRA
12 14 (16.47%) Wealth Management
12 14 (16.47%) Windows
12 14 (16.47%) Linux
13 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
13 13 (15.29%) MultiFonds
14 11 (12.94%) C#
15 10 (11.76%) Degree
15 10 (11.76%) Test Strategy
15 10 (11.76%) Games
15 10 (11.76%) Online Games
15 10 (11.76%) Selenium
16 9 (10.59%) System Testing
17 8 (9.41%) Test Scripting
18 7 (8.24%) Scrum
18 7 (8.24%) Regression Testing

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 (1.18%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (16.47%) Sonata
2 13 (15.29%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.53%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (16.47%) JIRA
2 10 (11.76%) Selenium
3 3 (3.53%) JMeter
3 3 (3.53%) Zephyr
4 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.18%) Ant
5 1 (1.18%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.18%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.18%) JProfiler
5 1 (1.18%) Maven
5 1 (1.18%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (1.18%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (11.76%) Games
2 6 (7.06%) Finance
3 1 (1.18%) Automotive
3 1 (1.18%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) Web Services
2 2 (2.35%) .NET
2 2 (2.35%) CSS
2 2 (2.35%) HTML
3 1 (1.18%) Java EE
3 1 (1.18%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Online Games
2 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.18%) EPoS
3 1 (1.18%) Home Automation
3 1 (1.18%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.47%) Linux
1 14 (16.47%) Windows
2 1 (1.18%) Android
2 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (41.18%) Software Testing
2 33 (38.82%) Manual Testing
3 23 (27.06%) Automation Testing
4 22 (25.88%) Automated Testing
4 22 (25.88%) SDLC
5 17 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (17.65%) Software Delivery
7 14 (16.47%) Wealth Management
8 10 (11.76%) Test Strategy
9 9 (10.59%) System Testing
10 8 (9.41%) Test Scripting
11 7 (8.24%) Data Protection
11 7 (8.24%) Regression Testing
11 7 (8.24%) Scrum
12 6 (7.06%) Test Automation
13 5 (5.88%) Software Engineering
13 5 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
14 3 (3.53%) Case Management
14 3 (3.53%) Continuous Improvement
15 2 (2.35%) Cross-Platform Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.24%) Java
2 18 (21.18%) SQL
3 11 (12.94%) C#
4 4 (4.71%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.71%) PHP
5 3 (3.53%) Ruby
6 2 (2.35%) C++
6 2 (2.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (29.41%) ISEB
2 19 (22.35%) ISTQB
3 10 (11.76%) Degree
4 3 (3.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (67.06%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (1.18%) IBM
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Suffolk
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: Multiple benefits including health insurance, pension etc
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago