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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 144 135 165
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +30
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 125 133 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.70% 1.73% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 2.15% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 108 108 81
Average salary £44,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,950 £52,500 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
6029 6172 5655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 82.07% 80.32% 79.16%
Number of salaries quoted 5069 4995 4766
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 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 28 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
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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 +7 55 £37,500 +8.69% 6
Hertfordshire -4 41 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Essex -10 17 £47,500 +8.57% 2
Suffolk +7 9 £28,250 -31.92%
Bedfordshire +1 3 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 94 (41.05%) QA
2 81 (35.37%) SQL
3 71 (31.00%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (27.51%) Java
5 62 (27.07%) ISEB
6 61 (26.64%) Selenium
7 58 (25.33%) C#
8 57 (24.89%) Test Automation
9 45 (19.65%) Automated Testing
10 42 (18.34%) Microsoft
11 40 (17.47%) Scrum
11 40 (17.47%) SDLC
12 38 (16.59%) Test Scripting
13 37 (16.16%) C++
13 37 (16.16%) .NET
14 36 (15.72%) MS Excel
15 35 (15.28%) Finance
16 34 (14.85%) ISTQB
17 33 (14.41%) Python
17 33 (14.41%) Manual Testing
18 32 (13.97%) SQL Server
19 30 (13.10%) JavaScript
19 30 (13.10%) UNIX
20 29 (12.66%) Linux
20 29 (12.66%) Regression Testing
21 28 (12.23%) HTML
22 27 (11.79%) Windows
22 27 (11.79%) Software Engineering
22 27 (11.79%) Degree
23 24 (10.48%) C

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 (3.93%) SAS
2 7 (3.06%) NServiceBus
3 5 (2.18%) IIS
4 4 (1.75%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.44%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.44%) JCAPS
Applications
1 36 (15.72%) MS Excel
2 24 (10.48%) MS Office
3 3 (1.31%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (3.49%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.44%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.49%) SaaS
2 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.93%) Internet
2 7 (3.06%) Wireless
3 4 (1.75%) SSH
3 4 (1.75%) Telnet
3 4 (1.75%) PuTTY
4 3 (1.31%) WAN
4 3 (1.31%) TETRA
5 2 (0.87%) Network Security
5 2 (0.87%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.44%) Intranet
6 1 (0.44%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.18%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.75%) Big Data
4 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 61 (26.64%) Selenium
2 20 (8.73%) JMeter
2 20 (8.73%) SoapUI
3 18 (7.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (7.86%) HP UFT
4 16 (6.99%) JIRA
5 13 (5.68%) Visual Studio
5 13 (5.68%) Cucumber
6 10 (4.37%) Subversion
7 9 (3.93%) Git (software)
8 8 (3.49%) Jenkins
9 7 (3.06%) TeamCity
10 5 (2.18%) TestDirector
11 4 (1.75%) Toad
11 4 (1.75%) RSpec
11 4 (1.75%) Capybara
12 3 (1.31%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.31%) VisiBroker
12 3 (1.31%) NUnit
13 2 (0.87%) FitNesse
General
1 35 (15.28%) Finance
2 18 (7.86%) Telecoms
3 14 (6.11%) Banking
4 10 (4.37%) Retail
5 7 (3.06%) Retail Banking
6 6 (2.62%) Electronics
7 5 (2.18%) Games
8 4 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.75%) Automotive
9 2 (0.87%) Legal
9 2 (0.87%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.87%) Marketing
10 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (31.00%) Analyst
2 66 (28.82%) Tester
3 61 (26.64%) Test Analyst
4 39 (17.03%) Software Engineer
5 37 (16.16%) Software Tester
6 29 (12.66%) Test Engineer
7 28 (12.23%) QA Tester
8 22 (9.61%) Developer
9 17 (7.42%) Software Test Engineer
10 15 (6.55%) Junior
11 14 (6.11%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (5.68%) Senior Test Analyst
12 13 (5.68%) Software Test Analyst
13 12 (5.24%) Applications Support
14 11 (4.80%) Junior Tester
15 10 (4.37%) C++ Software Engineer
15 10 (4.37%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 10 (4.37%) Embedded C++ Engineer
15 10 (4.37%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
16 9 (3.93%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (16.16%) .NET
2 28 (12.23%) HTML
3 18 (7.86%) SOAP
4 16 (6.99%) XML
5 11 (4.80%) .NET Framework
5 11 (4.80%) ASP.NET
5 11 (4.80%) CSS
6 9 (3.93%) WCF
6 9 (3.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (3.93%) HTML5
6 9 (3.93%) Entity Framework
7 7 (3.06%) LINQ to SQL
7 7 (3.06%) Ninject
7 7 (3.06%) LINQ
7 7 (3.06%) Kendo UI
7 7 (3.06%) SignalR
7 7 (3.06%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (2.62%) Web Services
9 4 (1.75%) DHTML
9 4 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.30%) Computer Science
3 15 (6.55%) User Experience
4 10 (4.37%) Mathematics
4 10 (4.37%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.93%) IVR
6 6 (2.62%) Internet of Things
7 4 (1.75%) iPad
7 4 (1.75%) iPhone
7 4 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.31%) AS400
8 3 (1.31%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.31%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.31%) NHS
8 3 (1.31%) Spread Betting
8 3 (1.31%) GIS
8 3 (1.31%) Replication
8 3 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.87%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.10%) UNIX
2 29 (12.66%) Linux
3 27 (11.79%) Windows
4 13 (5.68%) Embedded Linux
5 11 (4.80%) Android
6 3 (1.31%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (31.00%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (24.89%) Test Automation
3 45 (19.65%) Automated Testing
4 40 (17.47%) Scrum
4 40 (17.47%) SDLC
5 38 (16.59%) Test Scripting
6 33 (14.41%) Manual Testing
7 29 (12.66%) Regression Testing
8 27 (11.79%) Software Engineering
9 20 (8.73%) Test Strategy
10 18 (7.86%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (7.42%) Web Testing
12 16 (6.99%) TDD
12 16 (6.99%) Change Control
12 16 (6.99%) BDD
13 15 (6.55%) Release Management
14 13 (5.68%) OO
14 13 (5.68%) Project Management
15 12 (5.24%) Service Management
15 12 (5.24%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 81 (35.37%) SQL
2 63 (27.51%) Java
3 58 (25.33%) C#
4 37 (16.16%) C++
5 33 (14.41%) Python
6 30 (13.10%) JavaScript
7 24 (10.48%) C
8 10 (4.37%) Embedded C++
8 10 (4.37%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.06%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.62%) Ruby
11 5 (2.18%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.18%) Perl
12 4 (1.75%) COBOL
13 3 (1.31%) PHP
13 3 (1.31%) VB
13 3 (1.31%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.31%) Embedded C
13 3 (1.31%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (27.07%) ISEB
2 34 (14.85%) ISTQB
3 27 (11.79%) Degree
4 24 (10.48%) Security Cleared
4 24 (10.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (6.11%) SC Cleared
6 9 (3.93%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (2.18%) HND
8 4 (1.75%) CCNA
8 4 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.75%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.87%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.44%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (41.05%) QA
2 6 (2.62%) JTAG
3 1 (0.44%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (9.17%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.75%) Puppet
2 4 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 42 (18.34%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.42%) Oracle
3 12 (5.24%) WorldPay
4 10 (4.37%) Sun
4 10 (4.37%) Intel
5 9 (3.93%) Infor
6 8 (3.49%) HP
7 7 (3.06%) Telerik
8 5 (2.18%) IBM
8 5 (2.18%) SAP
9 4 (1.75%) Cisco
9 4 (1.75%) Verint
10 3 (1.31%) VMware
10 3 (1.31%) Lauterbach
11 1 (0.44%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.44%) Ventyx
11 1 (0.44%) Citrix
11 1 (0.44%) Apple
11 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.44%) TIBCO
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Essex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bedfordshire
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
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CBS butler
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
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Salary: £22,000 per annum + annual performance bonus (c10-15%)
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Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits (share options,
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Guru Careers
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
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