The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the East of England region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 147 161 175
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 105 125 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.60% 1.61% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.65% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 95 103 106
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £49,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
6303 7569 8232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.07% 97.44% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5365 6295 6871
Median salary £44,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of job ads across the East of England region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -19 29 £37,500 +4.16% 2
Suffolk +25 25 £35,000 - 2
Bedfordshire +10 17 £52,500 +54.41% 4
Essex +12 16 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire +8 12 £32,750 +40.86% 3
Norfolk - 6 £31,500 -
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East of England region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 113 (51.83%) QA
2 89 (40.83%) Software Testing
3 74 (33.94%) Selenium
4 67 (30.73%) ISEB
5 66 (30.28%) Java
5 66 (30.28%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (24.77%) Automated Testing
7 52 (23.85%) Test Scripting
8 50 (22.94%) Regression Testing
9 49 (22.48%) SQL
10 46 (21.10%) Manual Testing
10 46 (21.10%) Automation Testing
11 40 (18.35%) ISTQB
12 37 (16.97%) C#
12 37 (16.97%) SDLC
13 35 (16.06%) Finance
13 35 (16.06%) Degree
14 31 (14.22%) BDD
15 28 (12.84%) .NET
16 26 (11.93%) HP UFT
16 26 (11.93%) Python
16 26 (11.93%) User Acceptance Testing
17 25 (11.47%) JIRA
17 25 (11.47%) Microsoft
18 24 (11.01%) Computer Science
18 24 (11.01%) Functional Testing
19 23 (10.55%) SQL Server
20 21 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
20 21 (9.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 20 (9.17%) Windows

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.38%) JBoss
2 1 (0.46%) Confluence
2 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (5.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.83%) MS Office
3 3 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (5.05%) MultiFonds
1 11 (5.05%) Sonata
2 2 (0.92%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.92%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.21%) Firewall
2 3 (1.38%) iSCSI
2 3 (1.38%) NAS
2 3 (1.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.46%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.55%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.13%) MySQL
3 4 (1.83%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (0.92%) DB2
4 2 (0.92%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 74 (33.94%) Selenium
2 26 (11.93%) HP UFT
3 25 (11.47%) JIRA
4 18 (8.26%) SoapUI
5 16 (7.34%) JMeter
6 15 (6.88%) SpecFlow
7 11 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (3.67%) Cucumber
8 8 (3.67%) WebDriver
9 6 (2.75%) Hudson
9 6 (2.75%) LoadRunner
10 4 (1.83%) JIRA Agile
11 3 (1.38%) Calabash
11 3 (1.38%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.38%) JUnit
11 3 (1.38%) Selenium IDE
12 2 (0.92%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.92%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.92%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (16.06%) Finance
2 18 (8.26%) Games
3 7 (3.21%) Electronics
4 5 (2.29%) Retail
5 3 (1.38%) Banking
5 3 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.84%) .NET
2 17 (7.80%) HTML
2 17 (7.80%) Web Services
3 16 (7.34%) XML
4 13 (5.96%) SOAP
5 6 (2.75%) DHTML
6 5 (2.29%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.29%) J2EE
6 5 (2.29%) REST
7 4 (1.83%) CSS
8 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.92%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.46%) ADO
10 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.46%) Java EE
10 1 (0.46%) Reactive Extensions
10 1 (0.46%) RESTful
10 1 (0.46%) WPF
10 1 (0.46%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.01%) Computer Science
2 21 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (8.26%) Online Games
4 12 (5.50%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.21%) Virtual Team
6 6 (2.75%) Replication
7 3 (1.38%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.38%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.38%) NHS
8 2 (0.92%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.92%) Fintech
8 2 (0.92%) iPad
9 1 (0.46%) Blog
9 1 (0.46%) EPoS
9 1 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.17%) Windows
2 18 (8.26%) Linux
3 11 (5.05%) Android
3 11 (5.05%) Apple iOS
4 9 (4.13%) Unix
5 7 (3.21%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (40.83%) Software Testing
2 66 (30.28%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (24.77%) Automated Testing
4 52 (23.85%) Test Scripting
5 50 (22.94%) Regression Testing
6 46 (21.10%) Automation Testing
6 46 (21.10%) Manual Testing
7 37 (16.97%) SDLC
8 31 (14.22%) BDD
9 26 (11.93%) User Acceptance Testing
10 24 (11.01%) Functional Testing
11 19 (8.72%) V-Model
12 18 (8.26%) Test Strategy
13 17 (7.80%) Test Automation
14 16 (7.34%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (6.88%) E-Commerce
16 14 (6.42%) Scrum
16 14 (6.42%) Software Delivery
16 14 (6.42%) System Testing
16 14 (6.42%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (30.28%) Java
2 49 (22.48%) SQL
3 37 (16.97%) C#
4 26 (11.93%) Python
5 17 (7.80%) C
6 13 (5.96%) Perl
7 12 (5.50%) PHP
8 11 (5.05%) C++
9 10 (4.59%) JavaScript
9 10 (4.59%) Ruby
10 7 (3.21%) Objective-C
11 5 (2.29%) VBA
12 2 (0.92%) Groovy
12 2 (0.92%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 67 (30.73%) ISEB
2 40 (18.35%) ISTQB
3 35 (16.06%) Degree
4 21 (9.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (4.13%) CGEIT
5 9 (4.13%) CISA
5 9 (4.13%) CISSP
5 9 (4.13%) CRISC
6 4 (1.83%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.83%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.46%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (51.83%) QA
2 9 (4.13%) COBIT
2 9 (4.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.13%) Val IT
3 8 (3.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.29%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (3.21%) Firmware
2 4 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.38%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (5.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.29%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.46%) SCCM
3 1 (0.46%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (11.47%) Microsoft
2 19 (8.72%) HP
3 9 (4.13%) Oracle
4 5 (2.29%) Citrix
5 4 (1.83%) VMware
6 3 (1.38%) Becrypt
6 3 (1.38%) ESRI
6 3 (1.38%) IBM
7 2 (0.92%) SAP
8 1 (0.46%) BT
8 1 (0.46%) Twitter
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