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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 126 124 97
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -27
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 150 129 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.89% 1.88% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 2.36% 3.59%
Number of salaries quoted 130 107 215
Average salary £39,000 £45,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +32.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,450 £27,500 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.78%
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
6413 5473 6930
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 80.70% 79.91% 76.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5133 4367 5964
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,500
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 0 74 £40,000 - 5
Hertfordshire -15 35 £55,000 +57.14% 2
Essex -2 26 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Suffolk +4 13 £25,500 -43.33% 4
Bedfordshire -4 1 £42,500 +30.76%
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 99 (37.64%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (35.36%) QA
3 92 (34.98%) SQL
4 89 (33.84%) ISEB
5 75 (28.52%) Test Automation
6 73 (27.76%) Test Scripting
7 70 (26.62%) Java
8 69 (26.24%) Automated Testing
8 69 (26.24%) Selenium
9 61 (23.19%) Manual Testing
10 59 (22.43%) C#
10 59 (22.43%) ISTQB
11 58 (22.05%) Finance
12 52 (19.77%) Degree
13 51 (19.39%) Microsoft
14 38 (14.45%) Scrum
15 37 (14.07%) User Acceptance Testing
16 36 (13.69%) Regression Testing
17 35 (13.31%) BDD
18 34 (12.93%) XML
18 34 (12.93%) JUnit
19 32 (12.17%) NUnit
19 32 (12.17%) Python
20 31 (11.79%) Cucumber
20 31 (11.79%) Open Source
21 30 (11.41%) Web Services
21 30 (11.41%) UNIX
22 29 (11.03%) C++
22 29 (11.03%) JIRA
23 27 (10.27%) SpecFlow

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (1.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.14%) IIS
3 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 22 (8.37%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.80%) MS Office
3 2 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.14%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.80%) Internet
2 4 (1.52%) HTTP
3 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.38%) VPN
3 1 (0.38%) DECT
3 1 (0.38%) LAN
3 1 (0.38%) WAN
3 1 (0.38%) 3G
3 1 (0.38%) Firewall
3 1 (0.38%) Wireless
3 1 (0.38%) TETRA
3 1 (0.38%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.38%) NFC
3 1 (0.38%) LTE
3 1 (0.38%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.42%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.76%) DB2
4 2 (0.76%) MySQL
5 1 (0.38%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.38%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 69 (26.24%) Selenium
2 34 (12.93%) JUnit
3 32 (12.17%) NUnit
4 31 (11.79%) Cucumber
5 29 (11.03%) JIRA
6 27 (10.27%) SpecFlow
7 26 (9.89%) Calabash
7 26 (9.89%) WATIR
8 25 (9.51%) Jenkins
9 24 (9.13%) JBehave
10 21 (7.98%) QuickTest Pro
11 16 (6.08%) WebDriver
12 14 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (3.80%) Visual Studio
14 7 (2.66%) TestNG
15 5 (1.90%) JMeter
15 5 (1.90%) Bugzilla
16 3 (1.14%) TestDirector
16 3 (1.14%) TeamCity
16 3 (1.14%) MSTest
General
1 58 (22.05%) Finance
2 21 (7.98%) Banking
3 16 (6.08%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.80%) Marketing
5 3 (1.14%) Games
5 3 (1.14%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.14%) Retail
5 3 (1.14%) Legal
5 3 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.76%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) Local Government
7 1 (0.38%) Electronics
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (25.10%) Test Engineer
2 55 (20.91%) Analyst
3 49 (18.63%) Tester
4 48 (18.25%) Test Analyst
5 46 (17.49%) Software Engineer
6 37 (14.07%) Software Tester
6 37 (14.07%) Software Test Engineer
7 24 (9.13%) Test Manager
8 19 (7.22%) Automation Engineer
9 17 (6.46%) Team Leader
10 16 (6.08%) Senior Test Engineer
11 15 (5.70%) Test Team Leader
11 15 (5.70%) Software Test Analyst
11 15 (5.70%) Test Automation Engineer
12 14 (5.32%) Programme Manager
13 12 (4.56%) QA Engineer
14 10 (3.80%) Test Specialist
15 9 (3.42%) Senior Analyst
15 9 (3.42%) Consultant
15 9 (3.42%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.93%) XML
2 30 (11.41%) Web Services
3 24 (9.13%) Gherkin
3 24 (9.13%) RESTful
4 23 (8.75%) HTML
5 18 (6.84%) .NET
6 17 (6.46%) CSS
7 8 (3.04%) J2EE
8 3 (1.14%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.14%) STL
8 3 (1.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (1.14%) jQuery
9 2 (0.76%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.76%) Silverlight
9 2 (0.76%) HTML5
9 2 (0.76%) REST
9 2 (0.76%) WinForms
9 2 (0.76%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.38%) JSON
10 1 (0.38%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.79%) Open Source
2 14 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.56%) Mathematics
3 12 (4.56%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.28%) Smart Meter
6 5 (1.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (1.14%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.14%) iPhone
8 2 (0.76%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.38%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.38%) User Experience
9 1 (0.38%) Statistics
9 1 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.38%) Physics
9 1 (0.38%) Chemistry
9 1 (0.38%) Biology
9 1 (0.38%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.41%) UNIX
2 27 (10.27%) Windows
3 25 (9.51%) Linux
4 4 (1.52%) Android
5 3 (1.14%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.38%) Tizen
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.38%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (37.64%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (28.52%) Test Automation
3 73 (27.76%) Test Scripting
4 69 (26.24%) Automated Testing
5 61 (23.19%) Manual Testing
6 38 (14.45%) Scrum
7 37 (14.07%) User Acceptance Testing
8 36 (13.69%) Regression Testing
9 35 (13.31%) BDD
10 22 (8.37%) Performance Testing
11 19 (7.22%) Test Management
12 18 (6.84%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (6.84%) Test Strategy
13 16 (6.08%) Automation Testing
13 16 (6.08%) Quality Management
14 15 (5.70%) OO
14 15 (5.70%) Validation
14 15 (5.70%) Mentoring
15 14 (5.32%) TDD
15 14 (5.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 92 (34.98%) SQL
2 70 (26.62%) Java
3 59 (22.43%) C#
4 32 (12.17%) Python
5 29 (11.03%) C++
6 26 (9.89%) Ruby
7 23 (8.75%) JavaScript
8 12 (4.56%) C
9 10 (3.80%) Perl
10 9 (3.42%) Shell Script
11 8 (3.04%) VB
12 6 (2.28%) VBA
12 6 (2.28%) T-SQL
12 6 (2.28%) VBScript
13 5 (1.90%) PHP
14 3 (1.14%) Scala
15 2 (0.76%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.76%) VB6
16 1 (0.38%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.38%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 89 (33.84%) ISEB
2 59 (22.43%) ISTQB
3 52 (19.77%) Degree
4 21 (7.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (3.42%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.52%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.76%) PhD
7 2 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.38%) CCNA
8 1 (0.38%) CCIA
8 1 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.38%) CCEA
8 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.38%) MCP
8 1 (0.38%) HND
8 1 (0.38%) MCSE
8 1 (0.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (35.36%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (6.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 51 (19.39%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.08%) Oracle
3 11 (4.18%) HP
4 4 (1.52%) SAP
5 2 (0.76%) Business Objects
5 2 (0.76%) VMware
5 2 (0.76%) Telerik
6 1 (0.38%) SonicWALL
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco
6 1 (0.38%) Citrix
6 1 (0.38%) Quark
6 1 (0.38%) MKS
6 1 (0.38%) Perforce
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