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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 146 144 149
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 122 135 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.63% 1.67% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 2.08% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 104 104 96
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
6120 6482 6069
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 81.88% 80.36% 78.46%
Number of salaries quoted 5081 5281 5098
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +4 42 £37,500 +11.11% 4
Hertfordshire +3 39 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Essex -4 22 £45,000 +11.11% 2
Suffolk +2 14 £25,500 -32.00%
Norfolk +6 3 £22,500 +2.27%
Bedfordshire -7 2 £38,000 +8.57% 2
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 88 (38.60%) QA
2 74 (32.46%) SQL
3 73 (32.02%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (29.39%) ISEB
5 63 (27.63%) Test Automation
6 61 (26.75%) Selenium
7 59 (25.88%) Java
8 53 (23.25%) C#
9 42 (18.42%) Microsoft
10 41 (17.98%) Automated Testing
11 38 (16.67%) Scrum
11 38 (16.67%) Test Scripting
12 37 (16.23%) Finance
13 35 (15.35%) MS Excel
13 35 (15.35%) C++
13 35 (15.35%) ISTQB
14 34 (14.91%) Degree
14 34 (14.91%) Manual Testing
14 34 (14.91%) SDLC
15 33 (14.47%) Python
16 31 (13.60%) .NET
17 30 (13.16%) SQL Server
18 28 (12.28%) Linux
19 27 (11.84%) UNIX
19 27 (11.84%) Windows
19 27 (11.84%) JavaScript
19 27 (11.84%) Regression Testing
19 27 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
20 25 (10.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 24 (10.53%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 9 (3.95%) SAS
2 4 (1.75%) IIS
2 4 (1.75%) NServiceBus
3 3 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.44%) Smallworld
Applications
1 35 (15.35%) MS Excel
2 24 (10.53%) MS Office
3 1 (0.44%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (3.07%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.44%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.19%) SaaS
2 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.39%) Internet
2 4 (1.75%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.32%) WAN
3 3 (1.32%) Wireless
3 3 (1.32%) Network Security
4 2 (0.88%) Telnet
4 2 (0.88%) SSH
4 2 (0.88%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.44%) LTE
5 1 (0.44%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.44%) 2G
5 1 (0.44%) TETRA
5 1 (0.44%) 3G
5 1 (0.44%) HTTP
5 1 (0.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (1.75%) Big Data
3 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.32%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.88%) MySQL
4 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 61 (26.75%) Selenium
2 17 (7.46%) JIRA
2 17 (7.46%) JMeter
2 17 (7.46%) SoapUI
3 16 (7.02%) HP UFT
4 15 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (4.82%) Cucumber
6 8 (3.51%) Jenkins
6 8 (3.51%) Visual Studio
7 7 (3.07%) Subversion
8 6 (2.63%) Git (software)
9 5 (2.19%) TestDirector
10 4 (1.75%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.75%) RSpec
10 4 (1.75%) Capybara
11 3 (1.32%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.32%) FitNesse
11 3 (1.32%) VisiBroker
11 3 (1.32%) Bugzilla
12 2 (0.88%) NUnit
General
1 37 (16.23%) Finance
2 18 (7.89%) Retail
3 14 (6.14%) Banking
4 13 (5.70%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.63%) Games
5 6 (2.63%) Electronics
5 6 (2.63%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.75%) Automotive
7 2 (0.88%) Legal
7 2 (0.88%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.88%) Marketing
8 1 (0.44%) Billing
8 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 73 (32.02%) Analyst
2 72 (31.58%) Tester
3 63 (27.63%) Test Analyst
4 45 (19.74%) Software Tester
5 38 (16.67%) Software Engineer
6 32 (14.04%) Test Engineer
7 24 (10.53%) QA Tester
8 22 (9.65%) Developer
9 21 (9.21%) Software Test Engineer
10 14 (6.14%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (5.70%) Senior Test Analyst
11 13 (5.70%) Test Manager
11 13 (5.70%) Software Test Analyst
12 10 (4.39%) QA Analyst
12 10 (4.39%) Applications Support
13 9 (3.95%) Junior
13 9 (3.95%) Automation Tester
14 8 (3.51%) C++ Software Engineer
14 8 (3.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 8 (3.51%) Embedded C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (13.60%) .NET
2 24 (10.53%) HTML
3 16 (7.02%) SOAP
3 16 (7.02%) XML
4 9 (3.95%) CSS
5 8 (3.51%) .NET Framework
6 7 (3.07%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.63%) WCF
7 6 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (2.63%) HTML5
7 6 (2.63%) Entity Framework
8 5 (2.19%) Web Services
9 4 (1.75%) DHTML
9 4 (1.75%) Middleware
9 4 (1.75%) LINQ to SQL
9 4 (1.75%) Ninject
9 4 (1.75%) LINQ
9 4 (1.75%) Kendo UI
9 4 (1.75%) SignalR
9 4 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (10.09%) Computer Science
3 15 (6.58%) User Experience
4 11 (4.82%) Mathematics
5 10 (4.39%) Mobile App
6 9 (3.95%) IVR
7 7 (3.07%) Internet of Things
8 4 (1.75%) iPad
8 4 (1.75%) iPhone
9 3 (1.32%) Spread Betting
9 3 (1.32%) GIS
9 3 (1.32%) Replication
9 3 (1.32%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.32%) PMI
9 3 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.32%) NHS
9 3 (1.32%) AS400
10 2 (0.88%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.88%) Physics
11 1 (0.44%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.28%) Linux
2 27 (11.84%) UNIX
2 27 (11.84%) Windows
3 12 (5.26%) Android
4 8 (3.51%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.88%) VMS
7 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (32.02%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (27.63%) Test Automation
3 41 (17.98%) Automated Testing
4 38 (16.67%) Scrum
4 38 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 34 (14.91%) Manual Testing
5 34 (14.91%) SDLC
6 27 (11.84%) Regression Testing
7 24 (10.53%) Test Strategy
8 20 (8.77%) Software Engineering
9 18 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (7.02%) Web Testing
11 14 (6.14%) BDD
12 13 (5.70%) Change Control
12 13 (5.70%) Agile Testing
12 13 (5.70%) Test Management
13 12 (5.26%) TDD
13 12 (5.26%) Project Management
13 12 (5.26%) Automation Testing
14 11 (4.82%) OO
Programming Languages
1 74 (32.46%) SQL
2 59 (25.88%) Java
3 53 (23.25%) C#
4 35 (15.35%) C++
5 33 (14.47%) Python
6 27 (11.84%) JavaScript
7 18 (7.89%) C
8 8 (3.51%) Embedded C++
9 7 (3.07%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.07%) Ruby
10 6 (2.63%) Perl
11 4 (1.75%) COBOL
11 4 (1.75%) VB
11 4 (1.75%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.32%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.32%) PHP
12 3 (1.32%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.88%) VBScript
14 1 (0.44%) VBA
14 1 (0.44%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 67 (29.39%) ISEB
2 35 (15.35%) ISTQB
3 34 (14.91%) Degree
4 25 (10.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (9.65%) Security Cleared
6 14 (6.14%) SC Cleared
7 8 (3.51%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (2.19%) HND
9 4 (1.75%) CCNA
9 4 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.75%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (1.32%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.44%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (38.60%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) JTAG
2 1 (0.44%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.75%) Puppet
2 4 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 42 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.58%) Oracle
3 11 (4.82%) WorldPay
4 9 (3.95%) Infor
4 9 (3.95%) Sun
5 8 (3.51%) HP
5 8 (3.51%) Intel
6 4 (1.75%) SAP
6 4 (1.75%) Cisco
6 4 (1.75%) Verint
6 4 (1.75%) Telerik
7 3 (1.32%) VMware
7 3 (1.32%) IBM
8 1 (0.44%) Apple
8 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.44%) Xamarin
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