The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 168 153 165
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 89 97 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.23% 1.47% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.53% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 73 94 114
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6887 6356 8187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 95.31% 96.32% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5580 5135 7089
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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 +4 40 £37,750 +6.33% 8
Hertfordshire -15 32 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Essex -7 10 £35,000 -21.34%
Suffolk -2 5 £26,000 -11.11%
Bedfordshire -5 2 £38,500 +2.66% 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 72 (45.28%) QA
2 64 (40.25%) Automated Testing
3 58 (36.48%) ISEB
4 57 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (32.08%) SQL
6 46 (28.93%) Software Testing
6 46 (28.93%) Test Scripting
7 43 (27.04%) Selenium
8 41 (25.79%) Manual Testing
8 41 (25.79%) ISTQB
9 38 (23.90%) Degree
10 34 (21.38%) Regression Testing
11 31 (19.50%) Java
12 27 (16.98%) Finance
13 26 (16.35%) .NET
14 25 (15.72%) Test Automation
14 25 (15.72%) Analytical Skills
15 24 (15.09%) Microsoft
15 24 (15.09%) QuickTest Pro
16 23 (14.47%) HTML
17 22 (13.84%) HP
18 20 (12.58%) JIRA
19 18 (11.32%) Computer Science
19 18 (11.32%) C#
19 18 (11.32%) JavaScript
20 17 (10.69%) Scrum
20 17 (10.69%) HP Quality Center
20 17 (10.69%) Team Foundation Server
20 17 (10.69%) System Testing
20 17 (10.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 11 (6.92%) WebSphere
2 10 (6.29%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.26%) JBoss
4 1 (0.63%) IIS
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.89%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Oracle Payroll
1 2 (1.26%) RiskWrite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.14%) ATM
2 3 (1.89%) Internet
3 2 (1.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.63%) VPN
4 1 (0.63%) LAN
4 1 (0.63%) VoIP
4 1 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.81%) DB2
3 11 (6.92%) DbVisualizer
4 4 (2.52%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.89%) SQLPlus
6 2 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.26%) MySQL
6 2 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.63%) Big Data
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 43 (27.04%) Selenium
2 24 (15.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 20 (12.58%) JIRA
4 17 (10.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (10.06%) Cucumber
6 13 (8.18%) NUnit
7 12 (7.55%) TeamCity
8 11 (6.92%) LoadRunner
8 11 (6.92%) WebDriver
9 10 (6.29%) SpecFlow
10 8 (5.03%) eggPlant
10 8 (5.03%) Visual Studio
11 6 (3.77%) TestComplete
12 5 (3.14%) Hudson
12 5 (3.14%) JUnit
13 4 (2.52%) Bugzilla
13 4 (2.52%) SoapUI
13 4 (2.52%) FitNesse
14 3 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
14 3 (1.89%) JMeter
General
1 27 (16.98%) Finance
2 13 (8.18%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.92%) Retail
4 9 (5.66%) Banking
5 4 (2.52%) Games
6 2 (1.26%) Automotive
6 2 (1.26%) Local Government
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Advertising
7 1 (0.63%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.35%) .NET
2 23 (14.47%) HTML
3 15 (9.43%) XML
4 12 (7.55%) J2EE
5 11 (6.92%) Flash
6 8 (5.03%) Web Services
7 6 (3.77%) CSS
8 3 (1.89%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.26%) Swing
9 2 (1.26%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.26%) Java EE
10 1 (0.63%) jQuery
10 1 (0.63%) RESTful
10 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.63%) iOS SDK
10 1 (0.63%) Android SDK
10 1 (0.63%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.72%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (11.32%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.29%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.77%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.89%) iPhone
5 3 (1.89%) User Experience
6 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.26%) Open Source
6 2 (1.26%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.26%) AS400
7 1 (0.63%) Replication
7 1 (0.63%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.63%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.63%) Biology
7 1 (0.63%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.43%) Windows
2 14 (8.81%) UNIX
3 10 (6.29%) Linux
4 8 (5.03%) Android
5 5 (3.14%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (40.25%) Automated Testing
2 57 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (28.93%) Software Testing
3 46 (28.93%) Test Scripting
4 41 (25.79%) Manual Testing
5 34 (21.38%) Regression Testing
6 25 (15.72%) Test Automation
7 17 (10.69%) Scrum
7 17 (10.69%) System Testing
8 16 (10.06%) E-Commerce
9 14 (8.81%) Test Strategy
10 11 (6.92%) TDD
11 9 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (5.03%) Performance Testing
12 8 (5.03%) BDD
12 8 (5.03%) Web Application Development
13 7 (4.40%) Automation Testing
13 7 (4.40%) Black-Box Testing
13 7 (4.40%) Load Testing
13 7 (4.40%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 51 (32.08%) SQL
2 31 (19.50%) Java
3 18 (11.32%) JavaScript
3 18 (11.32%) C#
4 8 (5.03%) C++
5 6 (3.77%) PHP
5 6 (3.77%) Python
6 5 (3.14%) Ruby
7 4 (2.52%) Perl
8 3 (1.89%) Scala
8 3 (1.89%) C
9 2 (1.26%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.26%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.63%) Delphi
10 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 58 (36.48%) ISEB
2 41 (25.79%) ISTQB
3 38 (23.90%) Degree
4 17 (10.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.26%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (45.28%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (10.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.84%) HP
3 16 (10.06%) Oracle
4 12 (7.55%) IBM
5 3 (1.89%) VMware
6 2 (1.26%) Telerik
6 2 (1.26%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.26%) SAP
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco
7 1 (0.63%) BT
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