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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 187 200 185
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 81 51 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.06% 0.72% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.75% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 68 39 93
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £22,850
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £38,000 £45,450
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +4.61%
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
7383 6803 8882
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.23% 95.70% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 6038 5815 7558
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +17 35 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Bedfordshire 0 17 £28,000 -1.75%
Hertfordshire -16 14 £30,250 +10.00% 2
Essex +6 10 £33,750 +3.84% 2
Suffolk +5 3 £27,750 -17.77%
Norfolk +7 2 - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 92 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (48.15%) QA
3 68 (35.98%) Degree
4 67 (35.45%) Selenium
5 56 (29.63%) Java
6 53 (28.04%) Microsoft
7 51 (26.98%) Automated Testing
8 49 (25.93%) Manual Testing
8 49 (25.93%) SQL
9 47 (24.87%) Software Testing
10 45 (23.81%) Test Scripting
10 45 (23.81%) Test Automation
11 43 (22.75%) C#
12 40 (21.16%) Oracle
13 38 (20.11%) ISEB
14 37 (19.58%) .NET
15 34 (17.99%) Regression Testing
16 32 (16.93%) Finance
16 32 (16.93%) System Testing
16 32 (16.93%) ISTQB
17 28 (14.81%) MS Excel
18 23 (12.17%) Scrum
19 21 (11.11%) WebDriver
19 21 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
20 20 (10.58%) QuickTest Pro
21 19 (10.05%) TDD
21 19 (10.05%) HP Quality Center
21 19 (10.05%) Computer Science
22 17 (8.99%) BDD
23 16 (8.47%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (1.59%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.06%) MS Office
4 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) JDE OneWorld
1 2 (1.06%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.53%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 7 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.12%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.59%) DB2
4 3 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.06%) MySQL
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.53%) DbVisualizer
6 1 (0.53%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 67 (35.45%) Selenium
2 21 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 20 (10.58%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (6.88%) JIRA
4 13 (6.88%) Cucumber
5 12 (6.35%) Visual Studio
6 9 (4.76%) NUnit
6 9 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (4.76%) Sahi
7 8 (4.23%) JUnit
8 7 (3.70%) WinRunner
8 7 (3.70%) FitNesse
8 7 (3.70%) Jenkins
8 7 (3.70%) Selenium IDE
9 6 (3.17%) Jasmine
9 6 (3.17%) WATIR
9 6 (3.17%) TeamCity
10 5 (2.65%) Bugzilla
10 5 (2.65%) eggPlant
11 4 (2.12%) Hudson
General
1 32 (16.93%) Finance
2 13 (6.88%) Banking
3 11 (5.82%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.17%) Automotive
5 3 (1.59%) Retail
5 3 (1.59%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Publishing
6 1 (0.53%) Games
6 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (19.58%) .NET
2 12 (6.35%) HTML
3 8 (4.23%) Web Services
4 5 (2.65%) CSS
5 4 (2.12%) Hibernate
5 4 (2.12%) Spring
5 4 (2.12%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.59%) jQuery
7 2 (1.06%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.06%) J2EE
7 2 (1.06%) XML
8 1 (0.53%) Swing
8 1 (0.53%) Flash
8 1 (0.53%) Java EE
8 1 (0.53%) WCF
8 1 (0.53%) WF
8 1 (0.53%) RESTful
8 1 (0.53%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (10.05%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.76%) Mathematics
4 8 (4.23%) User Experience
4 8 (4.23%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.59%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.59%) iPhone
5 3 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.59%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.06%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.06%) PKI
6 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.53%) Replication
7 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.53%) GIS
7 1 (0.53%) EFT
7 1 (0.53%) Open Source
7 1 (0.53%) Online Games
7 1 (0.53%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.47%) Windows
2 10 (5.29%) UNIX
3 6 (3.17%) Linux
3 6 (3.17%) Android
4 3 (1.59%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (26.98%) Automated Testing
3 49 (25.93%) Manual Testing
4 47 (24.87%) Software Testing
5 45 (23.81%) Test Automation
5 45 (23.81%) Test Scripting
6 34 (17.99%) Regression Testing
7 32 (16.93%) System Testing
8 23 (12.17%) Scrum
9 19 (10.05%) TDD
10 17 (8.99%) BDD
11 16 (8.47%) Test Strategy
12 15 (7.94%) Automation Testing
12 15 (7.94%) OO
13 14 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (6.35%) E-Commerce
15 10 (5.29%) Software Engineering
15 10 (5.29%) Performance Testing
16 9 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
17 8 (4.23%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 56 (29.63%) Java
2 49 (25.93%) SQL
3 43 (22.75%) C#
4 16 (8.47%) Ruby
5 15 (7.94%) C++
6 14 (7.41%) JavaScript
7 12 (6.35%) Python
8 9 (4.76%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.70%) Delphi
10 5 (2.65%) PHP
11 4 (2.12%) Perl
11 4 (2.12%) F#
12 3 (1.59%) Scala
12 3 (1.59%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.06%) VB
14 1 (0.53%) C
14 1 (0.53%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 68 (35.98%) Degree
2 38 (20.11%) ISEB
3 32 (16.93%) ISTQB
4 9 (4.76%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.06%) CSSLP
6 2 (1.06%) CISM
6 2 (1.06%) CEH
6 2 (1.06%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (48.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (10.05%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.06%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 53 (28.04%) Microsoft
2 40 (21.16%) Oracle
3 8 (4.23%) HP
4 2 (1.06%) Progress
5 1 (0.53%) IBM
5 1 (0.53%) SAP
5 1 (0.53%) JBoss
5 1 (0.53%) VMware
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