The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the East of England region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 166 189 175
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 105 70 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.31% 0.91% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 0.96% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 94 46 94
Average salary £34,000 £32,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £38,750 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7681 7304 8149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 95.62% 94.66% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6427 6268 6939
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
England

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Tester
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the East of England region.

Tester Salary Trend in the East of England

Tester
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in the East of England

Tester
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 Tester within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 July 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 +28 42 £37,500 +15.38% 4
Bedfordshire +12 29 £23,000 -23.33%
Hertfordshire -32 20 £43,750 +45.83% 1
Essex -1 10 £35,000 +27.27% 3
Suffolk +7 3 £35,000 +32.07%
Norfolk +16 1 £28,500 +7.54%
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the East of England region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 97 (43.30%) QA
2 88 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (38.84%) Degree
4 74 (33.04%) SQL
5 72 (32.14%) Java
6 67 (29.91%) Selenium
7 60 (26.79%) Automated Testing
8 58 (25.89%) Software Testing
9 56 (25.00%) C#
9 56 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 52 (23.21%) Test Scripting
11 47 (20.98%) .NET
12 42 (18.75%) Manual Testing
13 41 (18.30%) Finance
14 39 (17.41%) Test Automation
15 36 (16.07%) ISEB
16 35 (15.63%) Oracle
17 33 (14.73%) QuickTest Pro
17 33 (14.73%) Regression Testing
18 29 (12.95%) ISTQB
18 29 (12.95%) Computer Science
19 28 (12.50%) MS Excel
20 26 (11.61%) Scrum
20 26 (11.61%) Automation Testing
21 25 (11.16%) System Testing
22 24 (10.71%) TDD
23 22 (9.82%) OO
24 20 (8.93%) Windows
24 20 (8.93%) SQL Server
24 20 (8.93%) C++

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the East of England region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.34%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 28 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.23%) MS Office
4 4 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.45%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.34%) NFC
2 1 (0.45%) Multicast
2 1 (0.45%) SMS
2 1 (0.45%) DHCP
2 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.45%) DNS
2 1 (0.45%) Internet
2 1 (0.45%) SMPP
2 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 7 (3.13%) Relational Database
2 7 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.89%) Big Data
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.45%) MySQL
5 1 (0.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 67 (29.91%) Selenium
2 33 (14.73%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (7.14%) WebDriver
4 12 (5.36%) JIRA
5 11 (4.91%) NUnit
6 10 (4.46%) Cucumber
7 9 (4.02%) Sahi
8 8 (3.57%) TeamCity
8 8 (3.57%) Visual Studio
8 8 (3.57%) Bugzilla
9 7 (3.13%) WinRunner
10 6 (2.68%) FitNesse
10 6 (2.68%) WATIR
10 6 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (2.68%) Selenium IDE
10 6 (2.68%) Jenkins
10 6 (2.68%) Jasmine
11 5 (2.23%) JUnit
12 4 (1.79%) Redmine
13 3 (1.34%) Moq
General
1 41 (18.30%) Finance
2 15 (6.70%) Banking
3 8 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.23%) Retail
4 5 (2.23%) Automotive
5 3 (1.34%) Games
5 3 (1.34%) Advertising
6 2 (0.89%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.45%) Electronics
7 1 (0.45%) Publishing
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (20.98%) .NET
2 14 (6.25%) HTML
3 9 (4.02%) XML
3 9 (4.02%) CSS
4 8 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 8 (3.57%) Web Services
5 7 (3.13%) jQuery
6 4 (1.79%) Hibernate
6 4 (1.79%) Spring
7 3 (1.34%) WPF
7 3 (1.34%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.34%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.34%) SOAP
8 2 (0.89%) Swing
8 2 (0.89%) WCF
8 2 (0.89%) Java ME
8 2 (0.89%) WF
9 1 (0.45%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.45%) Java EE
9 1 (0.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.95%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.14%) Mathematics
3 9 (4.02%) Client/Server
4 7 (3.13%) Thin Client
4 7 (3.13%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.23%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.79%) Statistics
6 4 (1.79%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.89%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.89%) Online Games
7 2 (0.89%) Open Source
7 2 (0.89%) PKI
7 2 (0.89%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.89%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.45%) Physics
8 1 (0.45%) Wiki
8 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.45%) DTV
8 1 (0.45%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.93%) Windows
2 18 (8.04%) UNIX
3 12 (5.36%) Linux
4 7 (3.13%) Android
5 4 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.34%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.89%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (26.79%) Automated Testing
3 58 (25.89%) Software Testing
4 52 (23.21%) Test Scripting
5 42 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 39 (17.41%) Test Automation
7 33 (14.73%) Regression Testing
8 26 (11.61%) Scrum
8 26 (11.61%) Automation Testing
9 25 (11.16%) System Testing
10 24 (10.71%) TDD
11 22 (9.82%) OO
12 20 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (7.59%) Test Strategy
14 16 (7.14%) BDD
14 16 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (5.80%) Test Management
16 10 (4.46%) E-Commerce
17 8 (3.57%) Waterfall
17 8 (3.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 74 (33.04%) SQL
2 72 (32.14%) Java
3 56 (25.00%) C#
4 20 (8.93%) C++
5 18 (8.04%) JavaScript
6 15 (6.70%) Ruby
7 13 (5.80%) Python
8 8 (3.57%) PL/SQL
8 8 (3.57%) VBScript
9 7 (3.13%) VB
9 7 (3.13%) Delphi
10 4 (1.79%) F#
11 3 (1.34%) C
11 3 (1.34%) Perl
11 3 (1.34%) PHP
11 3 (1.34%) XAML
12 2 (0.89%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.45%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 87 (38.84%) Degree
2 36 (16.07%) ISEB
3 29 (12.95%) ISTQB
4 9 (4.02%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (2.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.79%) PhD
7 2 (0.89%) CISM
7 2 (0.89%) CISSP
7 2 (0.89%) CSSLP
7 2 (0.89%) CEH
8 1 (0.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (43.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (7.59%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.89%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 56 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 35 (15.63%) Oracle
3 3 (1.34%) HP
4 2 (0.89%) SAP
4 2 (0.89%) Progress
5 1 (0.45%) JBoss
5 1 (0.45%) IBM
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