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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 146 158 158
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 128 131 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.69% 1.55% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.62% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 103 120 89
Average salary £36,000 £33,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +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
7245 8067 7897
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 95.91% 95.35% 95.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5972 6731 6878
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 £25,500 £26,000
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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +14 66 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Hertfordshire +12 29 £22,500 -47.05% 3
Essex +5 15 £47,500 +21.01% 1
Suffolk +2 8 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Bedfordshire +11 7 £32,500 +62.50% 1
Norfolk -4 3 £45,000 +50.00%
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 97 (39.27%) QA
2 90 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (34.01%) SQL
4 80 (32.39%) Automated Testing
5 78 (31.58%) Selenium
6 71 (28.74%) Software Testing
7 70 (28.34%) Test Scripting
8 67 (27.13%) Java
9 57 (23.08%) ISEB
10 56 (22.67%) Degree
11 55 (22.27%) Test Automation
12 53 (21.46%) Manual Testing
13 49 (19.84%) HTML
14 47 (19.03%) C#
15 46 (18.62%) Analytical Skills
16 45 (18.22%) JavaScript
17 37 (14.98%) C++
18 35 (14.17%) Regression Testing
18 35 (14.17%) Scrum
18 35 (14.17%) Cucumber
19 33 (13.36%) UNIX
20 31 (12.55%) .NET
20 31 (12.55%) ISTQB
21 30 (12.15%) Windows
22 29 (11.74%) TDD
23 28 (11.34%) Microsoft
24 27 (10.93%) QuickTest Pro
24 27 (10.93%) XML
24 27 (10.93%) Retail
25 26 (10.53%) J2EE

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 25 (10.12%) WebSphere
2 15 (6.07%) MQSeries
3 7 (2.83%) JBoss
4 5 (2.02%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.62%) Apache
5 4 (1.62%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.21%) Node.js
7 2 (0.81%) IIS
7 2 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.81%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (5.26%) MS Office
2 6 (2.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.43%) MultiFonds
2 2 (0.81%) Magento
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.83%) Internet
2 5 (2.02%) ATM
2 5 (2.02%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.21%) Network Security
4 2 (0.81%) HTTP
4 2 (0.81%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.40%) VPN
5 1 (0.40%) LAN
5 1 (0.40%) VoIP
5 1 (0.40%) WAN
5 1 (0.40%) Wireless
5 1 (0.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.12%) DB2
2 23 (9.31%) DbVisualizer
3 12 (4.86%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.62%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.81%) SQLPlus
7 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.81%) Big Data
8 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 78 (31.58%) Selenium
2 35 (14.17%) Cucumber
3 27 (10.93%) QuickTest Pro
4 22 (8.91%) LoadRunner
4 22 (8.91%) JMeter
5 19 (7.69%) JIRA
6 16 (6.48%) SoapUI
7 12 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (4.45%) WebDriver
8 11 (4.45%) NUnit
9 10 (4.05%) Subversion
9 10 (4.05%) SpecFlow
9 10 (4.05%) Jenkins
10 9 (3.64%) TeamCity
11 6 (2.43%) LoadUI
12 4 (1.62%) FitNesse
13 3 (1.21%) Git (software)
13 3 (1.21%) TestDirector
13 3 (1.21%) JProfiler
14 2 (0.81%) RSpec
General
1 27 (10.93%) Retail
2 21 (8.50%) Finance
3 11 (4.45%) Games
3 11 (4.45%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.83%) Banking
5 2 (0.81%) Electronics
5 2 (0.81%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.81%) Automotive
5 2 (0.81%) Billing
5 2 (0.81%) Local Government
6 1 (0.40%) Marketing
6 1 (0.40%) French Language
6 1 (0.40%) Legal
6 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.40%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (19.84%) HTML
2 31 (12.55%) .NET
3 27 (10.93%) XML
4 26 (10.53%) J2EE
5 23 (9.31%) Flash
6 11 (4.45%) CSS
7 10 (4.05%) SOAP
8 9 (3.64%) Gherkin
9 8 (3.24%) RESTful
10 6 (2.43%) ASP.NET
11 5 (2.02%) Web Services
12 3 (1.21%) Silverlight
13 2 (0.81%) .NET Framework
13 2 (0.81%) WCF
14 1 (0.40%) WPF
14 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1 (0.40%) iOS SDK
14 1 (0.40%) REST
14 1 (0.40%) JMS
14 1 (0.40%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 46 (18.62%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.88%) Mobile App
3 13 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.45%) User Experience
5 6 (2.43%) Visualisation
6 5 (2.02%) Online Games
7 4 (1.62%) AS400
7 4 (1.62%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.21%) Physics
8 3 (1.21%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.81%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.81%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.40%) Life Science
10 1 (0.40%) Chemistry
10 1 (0.40%) Biology
10 1 (0.40%) Statistics
10 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.40%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.36%) UNIX
2 30 (12.15%) Windows
3 20 (8.10%) Linux
4 9 (3.64%) Android
5 7 (2.83%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.62%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.81%) AIX
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (32.39%) Automated Testing
3 71 (28.74%) Software Testing
4 70 (28.34%) Test Scripting
5 55 (22.27%) Test Automation
6 53 (21.46%) Manual Testing
7 35 (14.17%) Scrum
7 35 (14.17%) Regression Testing
8 29 (11.74%) TDD
9 26 (10.53%) System Testing
10 25 (10.12%) SDLC
11 23 (9.31%) Kanban
12 20 (8.10%) BDD
13 19 (7.69%) Performance Testing
14 17 (6.88%) Automation Testing
14 17 (6.88%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (6.48%) Web Testing
15 16 (6.48%) Test Strategy
15 16 (6.48%) E-Commerce
16 14 (5.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 84 (34.01%) SQL
2 67 (27.13%) Java
3 47 (19.03%) C#
4 45 (18.22%) JavaScript
5 37 (14.98%) C++
6 22 (8.91%) Python
7 15 (6.07%) Perl
8 10 (4.05%) PHP
8 10 (4.05%) C
9 5 (2.02%) Ruby
10 4 (1.62%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.62%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.21%) VB
12 2 (0.81%) AWK
13 1 (0.40%) Delphi
13 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (23.08%) ISEB
2 56 (22.67%) Degree
3 31 (12.55%) ISTQB
4 15 (6.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.21%) CGEIT
5 3 (1.21%) CRISC
5 3 (1.21%) CISSP
5 3 (1.21%) CISA
6 2 (0.81%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (39.27%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) Val IT
2 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.40%) WAI
2 1 (0.40%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (4.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.40%) Nessus
2 1 (0.40%) Nmap
Vendors
1 28 (11.34%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.91%) HP
3 17 (6.88%) IBM
4 14 (5.67%) Oracle
5 8 (3.24%) VMware
6 4 (1.62%) Business Objects
6 4 (1.62%) SAP
7 2 (0.81%) Sun
8 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco
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