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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 135 125 129
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 127 123 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.63% 1.77% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 2.24% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 107 107 150
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £28,700 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £49,400 £52,500
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
6243 5498 6834
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 80.18% 78.95% 75.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4941 4530 5837
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 £29,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
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 30 October 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 30 October 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
(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 +2 61 £37,500 -1.96% 8
Essex +15 29 £52,500 +16.66% 3
Hertfordshire -20 27 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Suffolk +1 7 £25,500 -43.33% 1
Bedfordshire -24 2 £29,250 -6.40%
Norfolk +3 1 £29,000 -35.55%
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 116 (43.94%) QA
2 95 (35.98%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (35.98%) ISEB
3 86 (32.58%) SQL
4 82 (31.06%) Java
5 77 (29.17%) Selenium
6 70 (26.52%) ISTQB
7 66 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 65 (24.62%) Test Automation
9 64 (24.24%) Automated Testing
9 64 (24.24%) Finance
10 62 (23.48%) Degree
11 58 (21.97%) C#
12 51 (19.32%) Manual Testing
13 43 (16.29%) Microsoft
14 39 (14.77%) Scrum
15 32 (12.12%) Regression Testing
15 32 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
15 32 (12.12%) C++
15 32 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
15 32 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 30 (11.36%) XML
16 30 (11.36%) UNIX
17 29 (10.98%) BDD
18 27 (10.23%) JUnit
19 26 (9.85%) HTML
19 26 (9.85%) Performance Testing
20 25 (9.47%) Open Source
20 25 (9.47%) Windows
21 24 (9.09%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 2 (0.76%) SharePoint
1 2 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 19 (7.20%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.92%) MS Office
3 6 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.14%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.38%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.06%) Internet
2 4 (1.52%) HTTP
2 4 (1.52%) Wireless
3 1 (0.38%) TETRA
3 1 (0.38%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.38%) LTE
3 1 (0.38%) 4G
3 1 (0.38%) DECT
3 1 (0.38%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.76%) MySQL
3 2 (0.76%) DB2
4 1 (0.38%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.38%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 77 (29.17%) Selenium
2 32 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
3 27 (10.23%) JUnit
4 22 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 21 (7.95%) NUnit
5 21 (7.95%) JIRA
6 20 (7.58%) WATIR
7 19 (7.20%) WebDriver
7 19 (7.20%) Jenkins
8 18 (6.82%) SpecFlow
8 18 (6.82%) Calabash
8 18 (6.82%) JBehave
9 9 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (2.65%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.27%) TestNG
12 5 (1.89%) JMeter
12 5 (1.89%) Bugzilla
13 4 (1.52%) TestDirector
14 3 (1.14%) FitNesse
14 3 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 64 (24.24%) Finance
2 21 (7.95%) Banking
3 13 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.65%) Marketing
5 3 (1.14%) Games
6 2 (0.76%) Advertising
6 2 (0.76%) Automotive
6 2 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.38%) Electronics
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (27.65%) Analyst
2 62 (23.48%) Test Analyst
3 59 (22.35%) Test Engineer
4 46 (17.42%) Software Engineer
5 45 (17.05%) Tester
6 31 (11.74%) Software Test Engineer
6 31 (11.74%) Software Tester
7 25 (9.47%) Test Manager
8 15 (5.68%) Senior Test Engineer
8 15 (5.68%) QA Engineer
8 15 (5.68%) Software Test Analyst
9 14 (5.30%) Programme Manager
10 13 (4.92%) Test Specialist
11 10 (3.79%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (3.79%) Automation Test Analyst
11 10 (3.79%) Automation Analyst
11 10 (3.79%) Automation Engineer
12 9 (3.41%) Automation Specialist
12 9 (3.41%) Graduate
12 9 (3.41%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.36%) XML
2 26 (9.85%) HTML
3 24 (9.09%) Web Services
4 22 (8.33%) .NET
5 20 (7.58%) Gherkin
6 18 (6.82%) RESTful
7 13 (4.92%) CSS
8 8 (3.03%) J2EE
9 6 (2.27%) WinForms
10 5 (1.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 5 (1.89%) STL
11 4 (1.52%) MFC
11 4 (1.52%) WPF
12 3 (1.14%) .NET Framework
12 3 (1.14%) Middleware
13 2 (0.76%) HTML5
13 2 (0.76%) REST
13 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET
13 2 (0.76%) Silverlight
14 1 (0.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.47%) Open Source
2 20 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.30%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.92%) Mathematics
5 12 (4.55%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.27%) iPhone
7 5 (1.89%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (1.14%) Physics
8 3 (1.14%) EFT
8 3 (1.14%) iPad
8 3 (1.14%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.76%) Handset
9 2 (0.76%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.38%) Wiki
10 1 (0.38%) Online Games
10 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.38%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.36%) UNIX
2 25 (9.47%) Windows
3 16 (6.06%) Linux
4 4 (1.52%) Android
5 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (35.98%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 65 (24.62%) Test Automation
4 64 (24.24%) Automated Testing
5 51 (19.32%) Manual Testing
6 39 (14.77%) Scrum
7 32 (12.12%) Regression Testing
7 32 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 29 (10.98%) BDD
9 26 (9.85%) Performance Testing
10 21 (7.95%) Automation Testing
11 18 (6.82%) Test Strategy
12 15 (5.68%) Validation
13 14 (5.30%) TDD
13 14 (5.30%) Software Engineering
13 14 (5.30%) Configuration Management
13 14 (5.30%) Project Management
13 14 (5.30%) Quality Management
13 14 (5.30%) OO
13 14 (5.30%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 86 (32.58%) SQL
2 82 (31.06%) Java
3 58 (21.97%) C#
4 32 (12.12%) C++
5 23 (8.71%) JavaScript
6 19 (7.20%) Ruby
7 15 (5.68%) C
8 11 (4.17%) VB
8 11 (4.17%) Python
8 11 (4.17%) Perl
9 10 (3.79%) Shell Script
10 9 (3.41%) VBScript
11 8 (3.03%) VBA
12 6 (2.27%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.52%) PHP
14 3 (1.14%) Scala
15 1 (0.38%) TTCN
15 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.38%) VB6
15 1 (0.38%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 95 (35.98%) ISEB
2 70 (26.52%) ISTQB
3 62 (23.48%) Degree
4 32 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (3.03%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.76%) PhD
7 1 (0.38%) HND
7 1 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (43.94%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) JTAG
2 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
Systems Management
1 16 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (16.29%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.06%) HP
2 16 (6.06%) Oracle
3 2 (0.76%) Business Objects
3 2 (0.76%) Telerik
4 1 (0.38%) Lauterbach
4 1 (0.38%) SAP
4 1 (0.38%) Quark
4 1 (0.38%) MKS
4 1 (0.38%) Perforce
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