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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 160 128 99
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -29
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 101 178 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.35% 2.06% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 2.64% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 72 141 191
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
5957 6755 6645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 79.83% 78.36% 76.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4837 5542 5721
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -2 48 £40,000 +17.64% 10
Hertfordshire -20 24 £41,000 +2.50% 2
Essex -5 17 £40,000 -29.51% 3
Suffolk +12 9 £30,000 -4.00%
Bedfordshire +3 2 £30,000 -25.00%
Norfolk -5 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 17 April 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 89 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (36.13%) ISEB
3 81 (34.03%) SQL
4 79 (33.19%) Test Automation
5 66 (27.73%) QA
6 54 (22.69%) C#
7 52 (21.85%) Selenium
7 52 (21.85%) Test Scripting
8 51 (21.43%) Automated Testing
9 50 (21.01%) Manual Testing
10 49 (20.59%) Microsoft
11 46 (19.33%) ISTQB
12 45 (18.91%) Scrum
13 44 (18.49%) Python
14 43 (18.07%) User Acceptance Testing
15 42 (17.65%) Degree
15 42 (17.65%) Windows
16 38 (15.97%) C++
16 38 (15.97%) Java
16 38 (15.97%) Finance
17 33 (13.87%) Linux
17 33 (13.87%) Test Management
18 32 (13.45%) Regression Testing
19 31 (13.03%) JIRA
20 29 (12.18%) Test Strategy
21 28 (11.76%) SQL Server
22 24 (10.08%) MS Excel
22 24 (10.08%) BDD
23 23 (9.66%) UNIX
24 22 (9.24%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.10%) IIS
3 2 (0.84%) SAS
3 2 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.42%) Drupal
Applications
1 24 (10.08%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.68%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.84%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.42%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.42%) AWD
3 1 (0.42%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.36%) Internet
2 5 (2.10%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.84%) VPN
3 2 (0.84%) LAN
3 2 (0.84%) WAN
3 2 (0.84%) HTTP
3 2 (0.84%) Firewall
3 2 (0.84%) Network Security
4 1 (0.42%) LTE
4 1 (0.42%) 3G
4 1 (0.42%) Wireless
4 1 (0.42%) 2G
4 1 (0.42%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.26%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.84%) MySQL
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 52 (21.85%) Selenium
2 31 (13.03%) JIRA
3 20 (8.40%) Cucumber
4 17 (7.14%) NUnit
5 16 (6.72%) JUnit
6 14 (5.88%) SpecFlow
6 14 (5.88%) Calabash
7 13 (5.46%) Jenkins
8 12 (5.04%) JBehave
8 12 (5.04%) QuickTest Pro
8 12 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (4.62%) JMeter
9 11 (4.62%) WATIR
10 10 (4.20%) SoapUI
11 8 (3.36%) WebDriver
11 8 (3.36%) MSTest
12 6 (2.52%) TestDirector
13 5 (2.10%) TestNG
14 3 (1.26%) TeamCity
14 3 (1.26%) WatiN
General
1 38 (15.97%) Finance
2 22 (9.24%) Retail
3 17 (7.14%) Banking
4 14 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 11 (4.62%) Marketing
6 7 (2.94%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.68%) Games
7 4 (1.68%) Legal
8 3 (1.26%) Electronics
9 2 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.84%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.84%) Automotive
9 2 (0.84%) Billing
9 2 (0.84%) Local Government
10 1 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 66 (27.73%) Tester
2 47 (19.75%) Analyst
3 45 (18.91%) Test Analyst
4 43 (18.07%) Test Engineer
5 41 (17.23%) Software Tester
6 28 (11.76%) Software Test Engineer
6 28 (11.76%) Test Manager
6 28 (11.76%) Software Engineer
7 25 (10.50%) Team Leader
8 23 (9.66%) Test Team Leader
9 18 (7.56%) Developer
10 14 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
10 14 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
11 13 (5.46%) Test Automation Engineer
11 13 (5.46%) Senior Test Analyst
11 13 (5.46%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (4.62%) Automation Team Leader
13 10 (4.20%) Automation Tester
14 9 (3.78%) Consultant
15 8 (3.36%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.24%) XML
2 19 (7.98%) HTML
3 17 (7.14%) .NET
4 12 (5.04%) Web Services
5 11 (4.62%) Gherkin
5 11 (4.62%) CSS
5 11 (4.62%) RESTful
6 10 (4.20%) SOAP
7 5 (2.10%) Silverlight
8 3 (1.26%) jQuery
9 2 (0.84%) HTML5
9 2 (0.84%) WinForms
9 2 (0.84%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.84%) JSON
9 2 (0.84%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.42%) Android SDK
10 1 (0.42%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.42%) Ajax
10 1 (0.42%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.30%) Computer Science
1 15 (6.30%) Open Source
2 12 (5.04%) User Experience
2 12 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.52%) Smart Meter
4 5 (2.10%) Mathematics
4 5 (2.10%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.26%) Internet of Things
6 3 (1.26%) PMI
6 3 (1.26%) NHS
7 2 (0.84%) Physics
7 2 (0.84%) AS400
7 2 (0.84%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.42%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.42%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.42%) BBC
8 1 (0.42%) Handset
8 1 (0.42%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (17.65%) Windows
2 33 (13.87%) Linux
3 23 (9.66%) UNIX
4 10 (4.20%) Android
5 6 (2.52%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.68%) VMS
7 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.42%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.42%) Tizen
8 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (33.19%) Test Automation
3 52 (21.85%) Test Scripting
4 51 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 50 (21.01%) Manual Testing
6 45 (18.91%) Scrum
7 43 (18.07%) User Acceptance Testing
8 33 (13.87%) Test Management
9 32 (13.45%) Regression Testing
10 29 (12.18%) Test Strategy
11 24 (10.08%) BDD
12 21 (8.82%) Agile Testing
13 15 (6.30%) Performance Testing
14 14 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (5.46%) TDD
16 12 (5.04%) Web Testing
17 11 (4.62%) System Testing
17 11 (4.62%) Load Testing
17 11 (4.62%) Waterfall
17 11 (4.62%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 81 (34.03%) SQL
2 54 (22.69%) C#
3 44 (18.49%) Python
4 38 (15.97%) C++
4 38 (15.97%) Java
5 17 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 15 (6.30%) Ruby
7 9 (3.78%) C
8 8 (3.36%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.52%) VB
10 5 (2.10%) VB.NET
10 5 (2.10%) Perl
11 2 (0.84%) VB6
12 1 (0.42%) XQuery
12 1 (0.42%) Tcl
12 1 (0.42%) XPath
12 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.42%) PHP
12 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 86 (36.13%) ISEB
2 46 (19.33%) ISTQB
3 42 (17.65%) Degree
4 20 (8.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.26%) CCNA
5 3 (1.26%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.26%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.26%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (0.84%) CCEA
6 2 (0.84%) MCP
6 2 (0.84%) MCSE
6 2 (0.84%) MCSA
6 2 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.84%) CCIA
7 1 (0.42%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.42%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (27.73%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.84%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (6.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 49 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.36%) Oracle
3 6 (2.52%) SAP
4 5 (2.10%) WorldPay
5 4 (1.68%) Business Objects
5 4 (1.68%) HP
6 3 (1.26%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.26%) VMware
7 2 (0.84%) SonicWALL
7 2 (0.84%) Infor
7 2 (0.84%) Citrix
7 2 (0.84%) Sun
7 2 (0.84%) Cisco
8 1 (0.42%) hybris
8 1 (0.42%) Twitter
8 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic + prospects
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Sogeti
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, pension, medical, etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Negotiable DoE + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum, Benefits Private healthcare , 5% matched pe
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Negotiable DoE + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Sogeti
Salary: Excellent salary + flexible benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45k DOE + shares and benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Rayleigh
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 25 days ago
Cambridge
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago