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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 147 163 204
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 116 93 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.58% 1.21% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.26% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 108 77 27
Average salary £35,000 £33,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
6884 7379 6812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 94.01% 96.39% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5840 6061 5857
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +37 59 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Hertfordshire +7 26 £24,000 -18.64% 10
Bedfordshire -10 13 £35,000 +52.17%
Suffolk +13 12 £37,500 +15.38%
Essex -12 6 £47,500 +29.25% 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 119 (50.42%) QA
2 95 (40.25%) Selenium
3 90 (38.14%) Java
4 87 (36.86%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (33.47%) Automated Testing
6 74 (31.36%) SQL
7 65 (27.54%) Software Testing
8 64 (27.12%) C#
9 61 (25.85%) Manual Testing
10 60 (25.42%) Test Scripting
11 56 (23.73%) Test Automation
12 55 (23.31%) Degree
13 54 (22.88%) HTML
14 50 (21.19%) JavaScript
15 49 (20.76%) ISEB
16 40 (16.95%) C++
17 39 (16.53%) Python
18 38 (16.10%) .NET
19 36 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
20 34 (14.41%) JMeter
21 33 (13.98%) Microsoft
21 33 (13.98%) Cucumber
22 32 (13.56%) Performance Testing
22 32 (13.56%) UNIX
22 32 (13.56%) Windows
23 28 (11.86%) Scrum
23 28 (11.86%) SoapUI
24 27 (11.44%) Automation Testing
24 27 (11.44%) ISTQB
25 26 (11.02%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 18 (7.63%) WebSphere
2 9 (3.81%) MQSeries
3 7 (2.97%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.97%) IIS
4 5 (2.12%) JBoss
5 4 (1.69%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.69%) Node.js
6 3 (1.27%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.42%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.81%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.42%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.85%) SaaS
2 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.12%) Network Security
2 4 (1.69%) HTTP
3 3 (1.27%) Firewall
3 3 (1.27%) Wireless
4 1 (0.42%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.42%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.63%) DB2
2 18 (7.63%) DbVisualizer
3 7 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 95 (40.25%) Selenium
2 34 (14.41%) JMeter
3 33 (13.98%) Cucumber
4 28 (11.86%) SoapUI
5 21 (8.90%) JIRA
6 19 (8.05%) HP UFT
7 17 (7.20%) LoadRunner
8 16 (6.78%) Subversion
9 15 (6.36%) WebDriver
10 12 (5.08%) Visual Studio
11 11 (4.66%) Calabash
12 9 (3.81%) Bugzilla
13 8 (3.39%) JUnit
14 7 (2.97%) Git (software)
15 6 (2.54%) Jenkins
15 6 (2.54%) Appium
16 4 (1.69%) Eclipse
17 3 (1.27%) WinRunner
17 3 (1.27%) QARun
17 3 (1.27%) LoadUI
General
1 19 (8.05%) Retail
2 15 (6.36%) Finance
3 10 (4.24%) Games
4 7 (2.97%) Electronics
5 4 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.69%) Banking
6 3 (1.27%) Marketing
7 2 (0.85%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.85%) Automotive
8 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.42%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (22.88%) HTML
2 38 (16.10%) .NET
3 26 (11.02%) XML
4 24 (10.17%) CSS
5 18 (7.63%) Flash
5 18 (7.63%) J2EE
5 18 (7.63%) ASP.NET
6 15 (6.36%) SOAP
7 10 (4.24%) Gherkin
8 9 (3.81%) RESTful
9 7 (2.97%) jQuery
10 4 (1.69%) JSON
11 2 (0.85%) Web Services
12 1 (0.42%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.42%) Silverlight
12 1 (0.42%) REST
12 1 (0.42%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.20%) Computer Science
3 16 (6.78%) Mobile App
4 14 (5.93%) User Experience
5 8 (3.39%) Online Games
6 4 (1.69%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.27%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.27%) Replication
8 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.85%) AS400
8 2 (0.85%) Physics
9 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.42%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.42%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.56%) UNIX
1 32 (13.56%) Windows
2 21 (8.90%) Android
3 19 (8.05%) Linux
4 14 (5.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (36.86%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (33.47%) Automated Testing
3 65 (27.54%) Software Testing
4 61 (25.85%) Manual Testing
5 60 (25.42%) Test Scripting
6 56 (23.73%) Test Automation
7 32 (13.56%) Performance Testing
8 28 (11.86%) Scrum
9 27 (11.44%) Automation Testing
10 24 (10.17%) BDD
10 24 (10.17%) System Testing
10 24 (10.17%) Web Testing
10 24 (10.17%) TDD
11 22 (9.32%) Regression Testing
12 19 (8.05%) Software Engineering
13 18 (7.63%) SDLC
14 16 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (5.93%) Kanban
16 12 (5.08%) E-Commerce
17 11 (4.66%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 90 (38.14%) Java
2 74 (31.36%) SQL
3 64 (27.12%) C#
4 50 (21.19%) JavaScript
5 40 (16.95%) C++
6 39 (16.53%) Python
7 11 (4.66%) Perl
8 10 (4.24%) Ruby
8 10 (4.24%) C
9 8 (3.39%) VB
10 4 (1.69%) PHP
11 3 (1.27%) VBScript
12 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.42%) VBA
13 1 (0.42%) Groovy
13 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 55 (23.31%) Degree
2 49 (20.76%) ISEB
3 27 (11.44%) ISTQB
4 12 (5.08%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.54%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.27%) CGEIT
7 3 (1.27%) CRISC
7 3 (1.27%) CISSP
7 3 (1.27%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (50.42%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) Val IT
2 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.42%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (2.54%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.42%) Nessus
2 1 (0.42%) Nmap
Vendors
1 33 (13.98%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.93%) HP
3 9 (3.81%) IBM
4 6 (2.54%) Oracle
5 4 (1.69%) VMware
6 2 (0.85%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.85%) SAP
7 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
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