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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 168 122 97
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -25
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 102 179 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.40% 2.27% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 2.88% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 79 138 183
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
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
5813 6218 6455
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 80.06% 78.71% 76.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4661 5094 5519
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -0.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 March 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 March 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 -4 46 £40,000 +18.51% 7
Hertfordshire -20 26 £41,000 +2.50% 2
Essex -7 21 £42,500 -19.81% 1
Suffolk +1 8 £28,750 -25.80%
Norfolk -15 1 £27,500 -15.38%
Software Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 84 (34.29%) ISEB
1 84 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (32.65%) SQL
3 74 (30.20%) Test Automation
4 67 (27.35%) QA
5 55 (22.45%) Automated Testing
6 52 (21.22%) Microsoft
7 51 (20.82%) Selenium
8 50 (20.41%) Test Scripting
9 49 (20.00%) Manual Testing
9 49 (20.00%) C#
10 47 (19.18%) ISTQB
11 43 (17.55%) Finance
12 42 (17.14%) Python
12 42 (17.14%) Degree
12 42 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
13 38 (15.51%) Windows
14 37 (15.10%) Scrum
15 36 (14.69%) Regression Testing
16 35 (14.29%) Java
17 34 (13.88%) C++
18 33 (13.47%) Linux
19 31 (12.65%) JIRA
20 30 (12.24%) Test Management
21 27 (11.02%) SQL Server
21 27 (11.02%) MS Excel
21 27 (11.02%) Test Strategy
22 24 (9.80%) BDD
23 22 (8.98%) XML
24 21 (8.57%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.04%) IIS
3 2 (0.82%) SAS
3 2 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.41%) Drupal
Applications
1 27 (11.02%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.63%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.82%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.41%) AWD
3 1 (0.41%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.86%) Internet
2 5 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.82%) VPN
3 2 (0.82%) LAN
3 2 (0.82%) WAN
3 2 (0.82%) HTTP
3 2 (0.82%) Firewall
4 1 (0.41%) Wireless
4 1 (0.41%) 2G
4 1 (0.41%) NFC
4 1 (0.41%) Network Security
4 1 (0.41%) LTE
4 1 (0.41%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.22%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.82%) MySQL
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 51 (20.82%) Selenium
2 31 (12.65%) JIRA
3 21 (8.57%) Cucumber
4 20 (8.16%) NUnit
4 20 (8.16%) JUnit
5 17 (6.94%) SpecFlow
5 17 (6.94%) Calabash
6 15 (6.12%) JBehave
7 14 (5.71%) WATIR
7 14 (5.71%) Jenkins
7 14 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (4.49%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (4.49%) JMeter
9 10 (4.08%) SoapUI
10 9 (3.67%) WebDriver
11 8 (3.27%) MSTest
12 6 (2.45%) TestNG
13 5 (2.04%) Bugzilla
14 4 (1.63%) TestDirector
15 3 (1.22%) WatiN
General
1 43 (17.55%) Finance
2 21 (8.57%) Retail
3 16 (6.53%) Banking
4 13 (5.31%) Marketing
5 12 (4.90%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.45%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.63%) Legal
8 2 (0.82%) Games
8 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.82%) Electronics
8 2 (0.82%) Billing
8 2 (0.82%) Local Government
9 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.41%) Automotive
9 1 (0.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 58 (23.67%) Tester
2 53 (21.63%) Test Engineer
3 51 (20.82%) Analyst
4 48 (19.59%) Test Analyst
5 40 (16.33%) Software Tester
6 35 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
6 35 (14.29%) Software Engineer
7 26 (10.61%) Test Manager
7 26 (10.61%) Team Leader
8 24 (9.80%) Test Team Leader
9 16 (6.53%) Automation Engineer
10 15 (6.12%) Software Test Analyst
10 15 (6.12%) Developer
10 15 (6.12%) Test Automation Engineer
11 14 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (5.71%) Senior Test Analyst
12 11 (4.49%) Automation Team Leader
13 10 (4.08%) Automation Tester
14 9 (3.67%) Senior Test Engineer
14 9 (3.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.98%) XML
2 17 (6.94%) HTML
3 15 (6.12%) .NET
3 15 (6.12%) Web Services
4 14 (5.71%) Gherkin
4 14 (5.71%) RESTful
5 12 (4.90%) CSS
6 8 (3.27%) SOAP
7 5 (2.04%) Silverlight
8 3 (1.22%) jQuery
9 2 (0.82%) HTML5
9 2 (0.82%) WinForms
9 2 (0.82%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.82%) JSON
9 2 (0.82%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.41%) Android SDK
10 1 (0.41%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.41%) Ajax
10 1 (0.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.76%) Open Source
2 15 (6.12%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.08%) Mathematics
3 10 (4.08%) User Experience
3 10 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.86%) Smart Meter
5 5 (2.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.22%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.82%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.82%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.82%) Physics
8 2 (0.82%) PMI
8 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.41%) BBC
9 1 (0.41%) Handset
9 1 (0.41%) Replication
9 1 (0.41%) Chemistry
9 1 (0.41%) Biology
9 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 38 (15.51%) Windows
2 33 (13.47%) Linux
3 21 (8.57%) UNIX
4 9 (3.67%) Android
5 6 (2.45%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.63%) VMS
7 2 (0.82%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.41%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Tizen
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (30.20%) Test Automation
3 55 (22.45%) Automated Testing
4 50 (20.41%) Test Scripting
5 49 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 42 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 37 (15.10%) Scrum
8 36 (14.69%) Regression Testing
9 30 (12.24%) Test Management
10 27 (11.02%) Test Strategy
11 24 (9.80%) BDD
12 18 (7.35%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (7.35%) Agile Testing
13 17 (6.94%) Performance Testing
13 17 (6.94%) Mentoring
14 15 (6.12%) Unit Testing
15 14 (5.71%) System Testing
16 13 (5.31%) TDD
17 12 (4.90%) Validation
18 11 (4.49%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (32.65%) SQL
2 49 (20.00%) C#
3 42 (17.14%) Python
4 35 (14.29%) Java
5 34 (13.88%) C++
6 17 (6.94%) JavaScript
7 16 (6.53%) Ruby
8 8 (3.27%) C
9 6 (2.45%) VB
9 6 (2.45%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.63%) Perl
11 2 (0.82%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.82%) VB6
12 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.41%) Tcl
12 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.41%) PHP
12 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 84 (34.29%) ISEB
2 47 (19.18%) ISTQB
3 42 (17.14%) Degree
4 16 (6.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.22%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.22%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.82%) CCIA
6 2 (0.82%) MCP
6 2 (0.82%) MCSE
6 2 (0.82%) MCSA
6 2 (0.82%) CCNA
6 2 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (0.82%) CCEA
6 2 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.82%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (27.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.82%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (5.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 52 (21.22%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.27%) Oracle
3 4 (1.63%) SAP
4 3 (1.22%) CheckPoint
4 3 (1.22%) VMware
5 2 (0.82%) Telerik
5 2 (0.82%) SonicWALL
5 2 (0.82%) Infor
5 2 (0.82%) Cisco
5 2 (0.82%) Business Objects
5 2 (0.82%) Sun
5 2 (0.82%) HP
5 2 (0.82%) Citrix
6 1 (0.41%) hybris
6 1 (0.41%) Twitter
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