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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 160 130 106
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -24
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 108 172 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.43% 1.99% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 2.52% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 84 135 176
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
6101 6833 6453
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 80.62% 78.93% 77.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4997 5600 5530
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 28 May 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 28 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 -13 40 £40,000 +14.28% 12
Hertfordshire -7 28 £31,000 -22.50% 5
Essex +2 24 £42,500 - 2
Suffolk +3 9 £35,000 +21.73% 2
Norfolk -5 4 £22,500 -30.76%
Bedfordshire -15 3 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 76 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (32.74%) ISEB
3 71 (31.42%) SQL
4 68 (30.09%) Test Automation
5 65 (28.76%) QA
6 53 (23.45%) Selenium
7 48 (21.24%) C#
8 47 (20.80%) Automated Testing
9 46 (20.35%) Microsoft
10 43 (19.03%) Test Scripting
10 43 (19.03%) Manual Testing
11 42 (18.58%) Scrum
12 40 (17.70%) ISTQB
12 40 (17.70%) Windows
13 38 (16.81%) Java
14 37 (16.37%) SQL Server
15 35 (15.49%) Python
16 34 (15.04%) Finance
16 34 (15.04%) Degree
16 34 (15.04%) Test Strategy
17 33 (14.60%) MS Excel
18 32 (14.16%) Linux
18 32 (14.16%) C++
19 30 (13.27%) SDLC
20 27 (11.95%) User Acceptance Testing
21 26 (11.50%) Regression Testing
22 24 (10.62%) Test Management
23 22 (9.73%) Retail
23 22 (9.73%) HTML
23 22 (9.73%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 8 (3.54%) SAS
2 3 (1.33%) IIS
2 3 (1.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.44%) Smallworld
3 1 (0.44%) Drupal
3 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (14.60%) MS Excel
2 20 (8.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.65%) MultiFonds
2 2 (0.88%) Oracle Payroll
2 2 (0.88%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.44%) Magento
3 1 (0.44%) AWD
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.65%) Internet
2 5 (2.21%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.33%) Network Security
4 2 (0.88%) Wireless
5 1 (0.44%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.44%) Intranet
5 1 (0.44%) 3G
5 1 (0.44%) Firewall
5 1 (0.44%) 2G
5 1 (0.44%) HTTP
5 1 (0.44%) LAN
5 1 (0.44%) WAN
5 1 (0.44%) VPN
5 1 (0.44%) LTE
5 1 (0.44%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (16.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.88%) MySQL
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 53 (23.45%) Selenium
2 20 (8.85%) JIRA
3 18 (7.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (6.64%) Cucumber
5 12 (5.31%) QuickTest Pro
6 11 (4.87%) SoapUI
6 11 (4.87%) JMeter
6 11 (4.87%) NUnit
7 9 (3.98%) Jenkins
8 8 (3.54%) SpecFlow
9 7 (3.10%) Calabash
9 7 (3.10%) MSTest
9 7 (3.10%) TestDirector
9 7 (3.10%) JUnit
10 6 (2.65%) JBehave
11 5 (2.21%) WATIR
12 4 (1.77%) Bugzilla
12 4 (1.77%) Capybara
12 4 (1.77%) RSpec
12 4 (1.77%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (15.04%) Finance
2 22 (9.73%) Retail
3 18 (7.96%) Banking
4 16 (7.08%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.65%) Retail Banking
5 6 (2.65%) Marketing
5 6 (2.65%) Games
6 4 (1.77%) Electronics
7 3 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.33%) Automotive
8 2 (0.88%) Local Government
8 2 (0.88%) Billing
8 2 (0.88%) Legal
8 2 (0.88%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 71 (31.42%) Tester
2 55 (24.34%) Analyst
3 48 (21.24%) Software Tester
3 48 (21.24%) Test Analyst
4 40 (17.70%) Test Engineer
5 28 (12.39%) Software Engineer
6 26 (11.50%) Software Test Engineer
7 25 (11.06%) Test Manager
8 22 (9.73%) Developer
9 15 (6.64%) Team Leader
10 14 (6.19%) Test Team Leader
10 14 (6.19%) Software Test Analyst
11 13 (5.75%) QA Tester
12 12 (5.31%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (4.87%) Senior Test Analyst
14 10 (4.42%) Automation Tester
15 9 (3.98%) QA Analyst
16 8 (3.54%) QA Engineer
16 8 (3.54%) Applications Support
16 8 (3.54%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.73%) HTML
2 18 (7.96%) .NET
2 18 (7.96%) XML
3 10 (4.42%) CSS
3 10 (4.42%) SOAP
4 7 (3.10%) Web Services
5 5 (2.21%) RESTful
5 5 (2.21%) Gherkin
6 3 (1.33%) DHTML
6 3 (1.33%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.33%) Silverlight
7 2 (0.88%) JSON
7 2 (0.88%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.44%) Android SDK
8 1 (0.44%) HTML5
8 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.44%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.44%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.44%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.08%) Computer Science
3 12 (5.31%) User Experience
4 8 (3.54%) Mathematics
5 7 (3.10%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.77%) IVR
6 4 (1.77%) iPhone
6 4 (1.77%) iPad
7 3 (1.33%) Internet of Things
7 3 (1.33%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.33%) PMI
7 3 (1.33%) NHS
7 3 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.33%) Spread Betting
8 2 (0.88%) Replication
8 2 (0.88%) Physics
8 2 (0.88%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.88%) AS400
8 2 (0.88%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 40 (17.70%) Windows
2 32 (14.16%) Linux
3 22 (9.73%) UNIX
4 12 (5.31%) Android
5 4 (1.77%) VMS
5 4 (1.77%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.88%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.44%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (30.09%) Test Automation
3 47 (20.80%) Automated Testing
4 43 (19.03%) Test Scripting
4 43 (19.03%) Manual Testing
5 42 (18.58%) Scrum
6 34 (15.04%) Test Strategy
7 30 (13.27%) SDLC
8 27 (11.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (11.50%) Regression Testing
10 24 (10.62%) Test Management
11 17 (7.52%) BDD
12 16 (7.08%) Agile Testing
13 12 (5.31%) Web Testing
14 11 (4.87%) Functional Testing
14 11 (4.87%) Validation
14 11 (4.87%) Performance Testing
14 11 (4.87%) TDD
15 10 (4.42%) System Testing
15 10 (4.42%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 71 (31.42%) SQL
2 48 (21.24%) C#
3 38 (16.81%) Java
4 35 (15.49%) Python
5 32 (14.16%) C++
6 19 (8.41%) JavaScript
7 11 (4.87%) C
7 11 (4.87%) Ruby
8 8 (3.54%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.65%) Perl
10 4 (1.77%) COBOL
10 4 (1.77%) VB
11 3 (1.33%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.88%) Embedded C++
12 2 (0.88%) VBScript
13 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.44%) Tcl
13 1 (0.44%) Magik
13 1 (0.44%) PHP
13 1 (0.44%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 74 (32.74%) ISEB
2 40 (17.70%) ISTQB
3 34 (15.04%) Degree
4 19 (8.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (4.42%) Security Cleared
6 8 (3.54%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.77%) CCNA
7 4 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.33%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.33%) HND
8 3 (1.33%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.44%) CCIA
9 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.44%) CCEA
9 1 (0.44%) MCP
9 1 (0.44%) MCSE
9 1 (0.44%) MCSA
9 1 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (28.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.44%) Firmware
2 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (6.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 46 (20.35%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.98%) Oracle
3 8 (3.54%) Infor
3 8 (3.54%) Sun
4 6 (2.65%) WorldPay
5 5 (2.21%) SAP
5 5 (2.21%) HP
6 4 (1.77%) Cisco
7 3 (1.33%) Verint
7 3 (1.33%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.88%) VMware
8 2 (0.88%) Intel
8 2 (0.88%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.44%) hybris
9 1 (0.44%) Twitter
9 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.44%) Citrix
9 1 (0.44%) SonicWALL
Watford, Hertfordshire
Abatec Limited
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Suffolk
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Red Gate Software
Salary: From £43,000 to £60,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
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ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent + top benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Questor Resourcing
Salary: Very Competitive salary according to experience
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Salary: Very Competitive salary according to experience
Posted: 19 days ago
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Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
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Salary: to £35k + excellent benefits
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Cambridge
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
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Posted: 21 days ago
Bedford
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Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
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ECM Selection
Salary: to £35k + excellent benefits
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
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