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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 146 116 92
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -24
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 118 156 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.61% 2.22% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 2.76% 3.51%
Number of salaries quoted 99 117 192
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £28,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
5904 5653 6355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 80.80% 80.28% 76.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4712 4569 5451
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -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 £60,000
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -3 52 £40,000 +3.89% 9
Hertfordshire -20 33 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Essex -19 21 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Suffolk -2 11 £27,500 -42.10% 5
Norfolk -12 1 £27,500 -19.11% 1
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (34.78%) ISEB
2 87 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (32.41%) SQL
4 77 (30.43%) Test Automation
5 72 (28.46%) QA
6 61 (24.11%) Automated Testing
7 55 (21.74%) Test Scripting
8 52 (20.55%) C#
8 52 (20.55%) Microsoft
8 52 (20.55%) Selenium
9 50 (19.76%) Manual Testing
10 49 (19.37%) Finance
11 48 (18.97%) ISTQB
12 43 (17.00%) Degree
13 42 (16.60%) User Acceptance Testing
13 42 (16.60%) Python
14 40 (15.81%) Java
15 36 (14.23%) Scrum
15 36 (14.23%) Regression Testing
16 35 (13.83%) Windows
17 34 (13.44%) C++
18 32 (12.65%) Test Management
19 30 (11.86%) Linux
19 30 (11.86%) JIRA
20 28 (11.07%) BDD
20 28 (11.07%) XML
21 27 (10.67%) Test Strategy
22 26 (10.28%) SQL Server
22 26 (10.28%) Cucumber
23 25 (9.88%) NUnit

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 7 (2.77%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.19%) IIS
3 2 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.40%) Drupal
Applications
1 22 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.77%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.58%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.79%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.40%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.37%) Internet
2 3 (1.19%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.79%) VPN
3 2 (0.79%) LAN
3 2 (0.79%) WAN
3 2 (0.79%) HTTP
3 2 (0.79%) Firewall
4 1 (0.40%) Wireless
4 1 (0.40%) 2G
4 1 (0.40%) TETRA
4 1 (0.40%) NFC
4 1 (0.40%) LTE
4 1 (0.40%) 3G
4 1 (0.40%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (1.98%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.79%) MySQL
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 52 (20.55%) Selenium
2 30 (11.86%) JIRA
3 26 (10.28%) Cucumber
4 25 (9.88%) NUnit
4 25 (9.88%) JUnit
5 22 (8.70%) SpecFlow
5 22 (8.70%) Calabash
6 20 (7.91%) JBehave
7 19 (7.51%) WATIR
7 19 (7.51%) Jenkins
8 15 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (4.35%) WebDriver
10 9 (3.56%) MSTest
11 8 (3.16%) QuickTest Pro
12 7 (2.77%) JMeter
12 7 (2.77%) Bugzilla
13 6 (2.37%) TestNG
13 6 (2.37%) SoapUI
13 6 (2.37%) TestDirector
14 4 (1.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (19.37%) Finance
2 18 (7.11%) Retail
3 16 (6.32%) Banking
4 15 (5.93%) Marketing
5 14 (5.53%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.98%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.58%) Legal
8 3 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.79%) Games
9 2 (0.79%) Billing
9 2 (0.79%) Local Government
10 1 (0.40%) Electronics
10 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 59 (23.32%) Test Engineer
2 53 (20.95%) Tester
3 50 (19.76%) Analyst
4 47 (18.58%) Test Analyst
5 40 (15.81%) Software Tester
6 39 (15.42%) Software Engineer
7 37 (14.62%) Software Test Engineer
8 31 (12.25%) Test Manager
9 26 (10.28%) Team Leader
10 24 (9.49%) Test Team Leader
11 20 (7.91%) Automation Engineer
12 18 (7.11%) Test Automation Engineer
13 15 (5.93%) Software Test Analyst
14 13 (5.14%) Senior Test Engineer
14 13 (5.14%) Senior Analyst
14 13 (5.14%) Developer
15 12 (4.74%) Senior Test Analyst
16 11 (4.35%) Automation Team Leader
17 9 (3.56%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
17 9 (3.56%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.07%) XML
2 20 (7.91%) Web Services
3 19 (7.51%) Gherkin
3 19 (7.51%) RESTful
4 17 (6.72%) HTML
5 16 (6.32%) .NET
6 12 (4.74%) CSS
7 4 (1.58%) SOAP
7 4 (1.58%) Silverlight
8 3 (1.19%) jQuery
9 2 (0.79%) WinForms
9 2 (0.79%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.79%) JSON
9 2 (0.79%) J2EE
9 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.79%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.79%) HTML5
10 1 (0.40%) REST
10 1 (0.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.40%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.49%) Open Source
2 16 (6.32%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.74%) Mathematics
4 10 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.37%) User Experience
5 6 (2.37%) Smart Meter
6 5 (1.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.19%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.79%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.79%) Physics
9 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.40%) BBC
10 1 (0.40%) Replication
10 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.40%) PMI
10 1 (0.40%) Chemistry
10 1 (0.40%) Biology
10 1 (0.40%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 35 (13.83%) Windows
2 30 (11.86%) Linux
3 20 (7.91%) UNIX
4 7 (2.77%) Android
5 5 (1.98%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.19%) VMS
7 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.40%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.40%) Tizen
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (30.43%) Test Automation
3 61 (24.11%) Automated Testing
4 55 (21.74%) Test Scripting
5 50 (19.76%) Manual Testing
6 42 (16.60%) User Acceptance Testing
7 36 (14.23%) Scrum
7 36 (14.23%) Regression Testing
8 32 (12.65%) Test Management
9 28 (11.07%) BDD
10 27 (10.67%) Test Strategy
11 22 (8.70%) Performance Testing
12 19 (7.51%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (7.11%) Agile Testing
14 17 (6.72%) Mentoring
14 17 (6.72%) Unit Testing
15 13 (5.14%) Resource Management
15 13 (5.14%) TDD
16 12 (4.74%) Load Testing
16 12 (4.74%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 82 (32.41%) SQL
2 52 (20.55%) C#
3 42 (16.60%) Python
4 40 (15.81%) Java
5 34 (13.44%) C++
6 21 (8.30%) Ruby
7 17 (6.72%) JavaScript
8 11 (4.35%) C
9 6 (2.37%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.98%) Perl
11 4 (1.58%) VB
12 3 (1.19%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.79%) VB6
13 2 (0.79%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.40%) VBA
14 1 (0.40%) PHP
14 1 (0.40%) TTCN
14 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.40%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 88 (34.78%) ISEB
2 48 (18.97%) ISTQB
3 43 (17.00%) Degree
4 15 (5.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.58%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.58%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.79%) VCP4
7 2 (0.79%) CCIA
7 2 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.79%) CCEA
7 2 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.79%) MCP
7 2 (0.79%) MCSE
7 2 (0.79%) MCSA
7 2 (0.79%) CCNA
8 1 (0.40%) HND
8 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (28.46%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.79%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (4.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 52 (20.55%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.95%) Oracle
3 5 (1.98%) HP
4 4 (1.58%) SAP
5 3 (1.19%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.19%) VMware
6 2 (0.79%) Telerik
6 2 (0.79%) SonicWALL
6 2 (0.79%) Cisco
6 2 (0.79%) Business Objects
6 2 (0.79%) Citrix
7 1 (0.40%) hybris
7 1 (0.40%) Twitter
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum £35,000- £45,000+ Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £34k - 38.5k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Rayleigh
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Sogeti
Posted: 19 days ago
Norwich
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + bonus
Posted: 24 days ago
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago