The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 128 121 91
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -30
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 133 137 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.83% 2.09% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 2.59% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 113 101 216
Average salary £39,000 £41,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.02% +27.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £27,600 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £51,175
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Software Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5913 5280 6536
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 81.24% 80.50% 76.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4703 4254 5633
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Software Testing
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the East of England region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in the East of England

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in the East of England

Software Testing
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 Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 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 +6 60 £40,000 - 8
Hertfordshire -10 35 £55,000 +69.23% 2
Essex -19 24 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Suffolk -6 12 £28,750 -36.11% 3
Bedfordshire +5 1 £42,500 +25.92%
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the East of England region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 96 (37.65%) ISEB
2 92 (36.08%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (33.73%) SQL
4 84 (32.94%) QA
5 75 (29.41%) Test Automation
6 69 (27.06%) Automated Testing
7 62 (24.31%) Test Scripting
8 60 (23.53%) ISTQB
9 59 (23.14%) Manual Testing
10 57 (22.35%) Microsoft
11 55 (21.57%) Finance
12 54 (21.18%) C#
12 54 (21.18%) Selenium
13 48 (18.82%) Java
14 45 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
15 38 (14.90%) Scrum
15 38 (14.90%) Degree
16 37 (14.51%) Regression Testing
16 37 (14.51%) Python
17 34 (13.33%) Windows
18 31 (12.16%) C++
19 30 (11.76%) JUnit
19 30 (11.76%) NUnit
19 30 (11.76%) BDD
20 28 (10.98%) Cucumber
20 28 (10.98%) JIRA
20 28 (10.98%) XML
20 28 (10.98%) SQL Server
20 28 (10.98%) Test Strategy
21 27 (10.59%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the East of England region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.35%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.18%) IIS
3 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.39%) Drupal
3 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 25 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.35%) MS Office
3 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.78%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.39%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.96%) Internet
2 2 (0.78%) Firewall
2 2 (0.78%) LAN
2 2 (0.78%) WAN
2 2 (0.78%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.78%) VPN
3 1 (0.39%) NFC
3 1 (0.39%) HTTP
3 1 (0.39%) DECT
3 1 (0.39%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.75%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.39%) MySQL
5 1 (0.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 54 (21.18%) Selenium
2 30 (11.76%) JUnit
2 30 (11.76%) NUnit
3 28 (10.98%) Cucumber
3 28 (10.98%) JIRA
4 24 (9.41%) SpecFlow
4 24 (9.41%) Calabash
5 22 (8.63%) JBehave
6 21 (8.24%) Jenkins
6 21 (8.24%) WATIR
7 16 (6.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (5.49%) QuickTest Pro
9 13 (5.10%) WebDriver
10 8 (3.14%) Visual Studio
10 8 (3.14%) MSTest
11 6 (2.35%) TestNG
12 5 (1.96%) Bugzilla
12 5 (1.96%) TestDirector
13 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (1.18%) TeamCity
General
1 55 (21.57%) Finance
2 20 (7.84%) Banking
3 15 (5.88%) Marketing
3 15 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.14%) Retail
5 5 (1.96%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.57%) Legal
7 3 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.78%) Local Government
9 1 (0.39%) Billing
9 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
9 1 (0.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 59 (23.14%) Test Engineer
2 51 (20.00%) Analyst
3 48 (18.82%) Test Analyst
4 47 (18.43%) Tester
5 39 (15.29%) Software Engineer
6 35 (13.73%) Software Test Engineer
7 34 (13.33%) Software Tester
8 33 (12.94%) Test Manager
9 23 (9.02%) Team Leader
10 22 (8.63%) Automation Engineer
11 21 (8.24%) Test Team Leader
12 18 (7.06%) Software Test Analyst
12 18 (7.06%) Test Automation Engineer
13 13 (5.10%) Senior Test Engineer
14 12 (4.71%) Programme Manager
14 12 (4.71%) Senior Analyst
15 11 (4.31%) Senior Test Analyst
16 10 (3.92%) QA Engineer
17 9 (3.53%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
17 9 (3.53%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.98%) XML
2 25 (9.80%) Web Services
3 21 (8.24%) Gherkin
3 21 (8.24%) RESTful
4 17 (6.67%) HTML
5 15 (5.88%) .NET
6 12 (4.71%) CSS
7 5 (1.96%) J2EE
8 3 (1.18%) jQuery
9 2 (0.78%) WinForms
9 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.78%) Silverlight
9 2 (0.78%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.78%) HTML5
9 2 (0.78%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.39%) Android SDK
10 1 (0.39%) REST
10 1 (0.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 1 (0.39%) JSON
10 1 (0.39%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.20%) Open Source
2 10 (3.92%) Mathematics
3 9 (3.53%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.35%) Smart Meter
6 5 (1.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.18%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.18%) iPhone
9 2 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.78%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.39%) User Experience
10 1 (0.39%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.39%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.39%) Chemistry
10 1 (0.39%) Biology
10 1 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.39%) Life Science
10 1 (0.39%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.33%) Windows
2 27 (10.59%) Linux
3 21 (8.24%) UNIX
4 5 (1.96%) Android
5 4 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.78%) VMS
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.39%) Tizen
7 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.39%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (36.08%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (29.41%) Test Automation
3 69 (27.06%) Automated Testing
4 62 (24.31%) Test Scripting
5 59 (23.14%) Manual Testing
6 45 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 38 (14.90%) Scrum
8 37 (14.51%) Regression Testing
9 30 (11.76%) BDD
10 28 (10.98%) Test Strategy
11 26 (10.20%) Test Management
12 25 (9.80%) Performance Testing
13 20 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (6.67%) Unit Testing
15 16 (6.27%) Mentoring
16 15 (5.88%) Agile Testing
16 15 (5.88%) Validation
17 14 (5.49%) Quality Management
18 13 (5.10%) TDD
19 12 (4.71%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (33.73%) SQL
2 54 (21.18%) C#
3 48 (18.82%) Java
4 37 (14.51%) Python
5 31 (12.16%) C++
6 22 (8.63%) Ruby
7 17 (6.67%) JavaScript
8 13 (5.10%) C
9 8 (3.14%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.35%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.96%) Perl
11 5 (1.96%) VB
12 4 (1.57%) VBA
12 4 (1.57%) PHP
13 3 (1.18%) Scala
13 3 (1.18%) VBScript
14 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.78%) VB6
15 1 (0.39%) TTCN
15 1 (0.39%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 96 (37.65%) ISEB
2 60 (23.53%) ISTQB
3 38 (14.90%) Degree
4 18 (7.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (3.14%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.57%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.78%) MCP
7 2 (0.78%) MCSE
7 2 (0.78%) MCSA
7 2 (0.78%) CCNA
7 2 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.78%) CCEA
7 2 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.78%) CCIA
8 1 (0.39%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (32.94%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 57 (22.35%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.49%) Oracle
3 8 (3.14%) HP
4 4 (1.57%) SAP
5 3 (1.18%) VMware
6 2 (0.78%) CheckPoint
6 2 (0.78%) Business Objects
6 2 (0.78%) Cisco
6 2 (0.78%) Citrix
6 2 (0.78%) SonicWALL
6 2 (0.78%) Telerik
7 1 (0.39%) Twitter
7 1 (0.39%) hybris
7 1 (0.39%) Quark
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Salary: From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum C. £20K PA
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
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Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £Excellent DOE + top benefits
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