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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 156 156 151
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 113 94 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.51% 1.32% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.68% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 94 87 114
Average salary £35,250 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
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
5950 5590 6906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 79.57% 78.23% 75.66%
Number of salaries quoted 4765 4739 5839
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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
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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 +18 58 £35,000 -6.66% 7
Hertfordshire -3 29 £42,500 - 1
Essex +18 17 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Bedfordshire -15 6 £34,250 +14.16% 2
Norfolk +7 2 £25,500 -13.55% 1
Suffolk +5 1 - -
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 134 (47.52%) QA
2 112 (39.72%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (35.46%) ISEB
4 91 (32.27%) SQL
5 89 (31.56%) Java
6 78 (27.66%) Selenium
7 77 (27.30%) ISTQB
8 76 (26.95%) C#
9 72 (25.53%) Test Scripting
10 70 (24.82%) Degree
11 61 (21.63%) Automated Testing
12 56 (19.86%) Finance
13 53 (18.79%) Test Automation
14 52 (18.44%) Manual Testing
15 45 (15.96%) Scrum
16 44 (15.60%) C++
17 41 (14.54%) Microsoft
17 41 (14.54%) Analytical Skills
18 40 (14.18%) Regression Testing
19 38 (13.48%) Windows
20 36 (12.77%) QuickTest Pro
21 35 (12.41%) .NET
21 35 (12.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 32 (11.35%) UNIX
23 29 (10.28%) HTML
23 29 (10.28%) SQL Server
24 28 (9.93%) User Acceptance Testing
25 27 (9.57%) Banking
26 25 (8.87%) Test Strategy
27 24 (8.51%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 3 (1.06%) IIS
2 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.55%) MS Office
3 6 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.71%) MS Project
5 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.84%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.35%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.32%) Internet
2 6 (2.13%) Wireless
3 4 (1.42%) HTTP
4 3 (1.06%) LTE
5 2 (0.71%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.35%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.35%) DECT
6 1 (0.35%) SMS
6 1 (0.35%) TETRA
6 1 (0.35%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.35%) 3G
6 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.35%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.84%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.42%) MySQL
4 2 (0.71%) DB2
5 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.35%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.35%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 78 (27.66%) Selenium
2 36 (12.77%) QuickTest Pro
3 20 (7.09%) JUnit
4 19 (6.74%) WebDriver
4 19 (6.74%) Cucumber
5 17 (6.03%) NUnit
6 15 (5.32%) WATIR
7 14 (4.96%) SpecFlow
7 14 (4.96%) Jenkins
8 13 (4.61%) JBehave
8 13 (4.61%) Calabash
9 12 (4.26%) JIRA
10 10 (3.55%) Visual Studio
11 9 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (2.13%) FitNesse
12 6 (2.13%) JMeter
13 4 (1.42%) Selenium IDE
14 3 (1.06%) Rational Rhapsody
14 3 (1.06%) LoadRunner
14 3 (1.06%) TestDirector
General
1 56 (19.86%) Finance
2 27 (9.57%) Banking
3 15 (5.32%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.26%) Retail
5 4 (1.42%) Games
6 3 (1.06%) Marketing
7 2 (0.71%) Advertising
7 2 (0.71%) Publishing
7 2 (0.71%) Automotive
7 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.35%) Electronics
8 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.35%) French Language
8 1 (0.35%) German Language
8 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (24.11%) Analyst
2 59 (20.92%) Test Analyst
3 52 (18.44%) Tester
4 47 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 40 (14.18%) Software Engineer
6 35 (12.41%) Software Tester
7 30 (10.64%) Test Manager
8 19 (6.74%) QA Engineer
9 18 (6.38%) Software Test Engineer
10 16 (5.67%) Software Test Analyst
11 15 (5.32%) Developer
12 13 (4.61%) Test Specialist
13 12 (4.26%) Automation Specialist
14 11 (3.90%) Senior Test Engineer
14 11 (3.90%) QA Manager
15 10 (3.55%) Graduate
16 9 (3.19%) Programme Manager
17 8 (2.84%) Programme Test Manager
17 8 (2.84%) Test Automation Specialist
17 8 (2.84%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.41%) .NET
2 29 (10.28%) HTML
3 24 (8.51%) XML
4 21 (7.45%) Web Services
5 16 (5.67%) Gherkin
6 13 (4.61%) RESTful
6 13 (4.61%) CSS
7 9 (3.19%) WinForms
8 6 (2.13%) J2EE
8 6 (2.13%) Middleware
9 5 (1.77%) WPF
9 5 (1.77%) MFC
10 4 (1.42%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.42%) STL
10 4 (1.42%) Silverlight
10 4 (1.42%) jQuery
10 4 (1.42%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 4 (1.42%) HTML5
11 3 (1.06%) REST
11 3 (1.06%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.54%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.74%) Open Source
3 14 (4.96%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.61%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.19%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.48%) iPhone
7 6 (2.13%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.42%) EFT
8 4 (1.42%) iPad
9 3 (1.06%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.06%) EMV
9 3 (1.06%) Physics
10 2 (0.71%) Online Games
10 2 (0.71%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.71%) Handset
10 2 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.35%) Xbox
11 1 (0.35%) User Experience
11 1 (0.35%) Replication
11 1 (0.35%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 38 (13.48%) Windows
2 32 (11.35%) UNIX
3 21 (7.45%) Linux
4 9 (3.19%) Android
5 4 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (39.72%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (25.53%) Test Scripting
3 61 (21.63%) Automated Testing
4 53 (18.79%) Test Automation
5 52 (18.44%) Manual Testing
6 45 (15.96%) Scrum
7 40 (14.18%) Regression Testing
8 28 (9.93%) User Acceptance Testing
9 25 (8.87%) Test Strategy
10 23 (8.16%) Automation Testing
11 21 (7.45%) BDD
11 21 (7.45%) Performance Testing
11 21 (7.45%) Project Management
12 20 (7.09%) Test Management
13 19 (6.74%) Software Engineering
14 17 (6.03%) OO
15 15 (5.32%) Configuration Management
15 15 (5.32%) Agile Testing
16 13 (4.61%) Line Management
17 11 (3.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 91 (32.27%) SQL
2 89 (31.56%) Java
3 76 (26.95%) C#
4 44 (15.60%) C++
5 24 (8.51%) JavaScript
6 19 (6.74%) VB
7 18 (6.38%) C
8 14 (4.96%) Python
8 14 (4.96%) Ruby
9 13 (4.61%) Perl
10 12 (4.26%) VBScript
11 10 (3.55%) T-SQL
12 9 (3.19%) VBA
13 8 (2.84%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.77%) PHP
15 3 (1.06%) Scala
16 2 (0.71%) Embedded C
17 1 (0.35%) Assembly Language
17 1 (0.35%) TTCN
17 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 100 (35.46%) ISEB
2 77 (27.30%) ISTQB
3 70 (24.82%) Degree
4 35 (12.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (3.19%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.71%) PhD
7 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (47.52%) QA
2 2 (0.71%) JTAG
3 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
Systems Management
1 23 (8.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (14.54%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.03%) HP
2 17 (6.03%) Oracle
3 4 (1.42%) Business Objects
4 3 (1.06%) Software AG
5 2 (0.71%) Perforce
5 2 (0.71%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (0.35%) Atmel
6 1 (0.35%) SAP
6 1 (0.35%) Quark
6 1 (0.35%) MKS
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