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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 166 203 192
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 94 43 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.21% 0.60% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 0.63% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 78 24 82
Average salary £33,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,250 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+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
7480 6805 8653
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.12% 95.11% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 6150 5834 7354
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +24 38 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Bedfordshire +28 30 £24,000 -20.00%
Hertfordshire -27 14 £27,500 -8.33% 3
Essex +13 10 £36,750 +13.07% 2
Suffolk +6 2 £32,500 -2.25%
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 102 (46.36%) QA
2 81 (36.82%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (35.45%) Degree
4 74 (33.64%) Selenium
5 68 (30.91%) Java
6 62 (28.18%) SQL
6 62 (28.18%) Microsoft
7 58 (26.36%) C#
7 58 (26.36%) Automated Testing
8 57 (25.91%) Software Testing
9 53 (24.09%) Test Scripting
10 45 (20.45%) Test Automation
11 43 (19.55%) Manual Testing
11 43 (19.55%) .NET
12 39 (17.73%) Oracle
12 39 (17.73%) Regression Testing
13 38 (17.27%) Finance
14 36 (16.36%) ISEB
15 33 (15.00%) ISTQB
16 30 (13.64%) System Testing
16 30 (13.64%) MS Excel
17 28 (12.73%) Scrum
18 26 (11.82%) QuickTest Pro
19 25 (11.36%) TDD
20 23 (10.45%) SQL Server
20 23 (10.45%) Automation Testing
21 21 (9.55%) Test Strategy
21 21 (9.55%) Windows
21 21 (9.55%) Computer Science
21 21 (9.55%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (1.36%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 30 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.27%) MS Office
4 4 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.82%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.45%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.45%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.36%) NFC
2 1 (0.45%) Multicast
2 1 (0.45%) SMS
2 1 (0.45%) DHCP
2 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.45%) DNS
2 1 (0.45%) Internet
2 1 (0.45%) SMPP
2 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.09%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.18%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.36%) DB2
4 3 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.36%) MySQL
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.45%) Big Data
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 74 (33.64%) Selenium
2 26 (11.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 21 (9.55%) WebDriver
4 15 (6.82%) JIRA
5 13 (5.91%) Visual Studio
5 13 (5.91%) NUnit
6 12 (5.45%) Cucumber
7 10 (4.55%) TeamCity
8 9 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (4.09%) Sahi
9 8 (3.64%) JUnit
10 7 (3.18%) WinRunner
10 7 (3.18%) Bugzilla
10 7 (3.18%) FitNesse
10 7 (3.18%) Jenkins
10 7 (3.18%) Selenium IDE
11 6 (2.73%) Jasmine
11 6 (2.73%) WATIR
12 4 (1.82%) JMeter
12 4 (1.82%) Hudson
General
1 38 (17.27%) Finance
2 18 (8.18%) Banking
3 11 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.27%) Automotive
5 4 (1.82%) Retail
6 3 (1.36%) Advertising
6 3 (1.36%) Games
7 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.45%) Publishing
7 1 (0.45%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (19.55%) .NET
2 15 (6.82%) HTML
3 9 (4.09%) CSS
3 9 (4.09%) Web Services
4 8 (3.64%) XML
4 8 (3.64%) ASP.NET
5 7 (3.18%) jQuery
6 4 (1.82%) Hibernate
6 4 (1.82%) Spring
7 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.36%) WPF
8 2 (0.91%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.91%) Java ME
8 2 (0.91%) SOAP
9 1 (0.45%) Swing
9 1 (0.45%) J2EE
9 1 (0.45%) Java EE
9 1 (0.45%) WCF
9 1 (0.45%) WF
9 1 (0.45%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.55%) Computer Science
2 11 (5.00%) Mathematics
3 8 (3.64%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.18%) Fat Client
4 7 (3.18%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.36%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.36%) iPhone
7 2 (0.91%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.91%) PKI
7 2 (0.91%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.91%) Statistics
7 2 (0.91%) Online Games
8 1 (0.45%) Wiki
8 1 (0.45%) Replication
8 1 (0.45%) Physics
8 1 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.45%) GIS
8 1 (0.45%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.55%) Windows
2 13 (5.91%) UNIX
3 11 (5.00%) Android
4 8 (3.64%) Linux
5 6 (2.73%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.36%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.91%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (36.82%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (26.36%) Automated Testing
3 57 (25.91%) Software Testing
4 53 (24.09%) Test Scripting
5 45 (20.45%) Test Automation
6 43 (19.55%) Manual Testing
7 39 (17.73%) Regression Testing
8 30 (13.64%) System Testing
9 28 (12.73%) Scrum
10 25 (11.36%) TDD
11 23 (10.45%) Automation Testing
12 21 (9.55%) Test Strategy
13 20 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (9.09%) OO
14 18 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (7.27%) BDD
16 10 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
16 10 (4.55%) Performance Testing
16 10 (4.55%) E-Commerce
17 9 (4.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (30.91%) Java
2 62 (28.18%) SQL
3 58 (26.36%) C#
4 20 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 19 (8.64%) C++
6 18 (8.18%) Ruby
7 15 (6.82%) Python
8 8 (3.64%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.18%) Delphi
9 7 (3.18%) PHP
10 5 (2.27%) Perl
11 4 (1.82%) C
11 4 (1.82%) F#
12 3 (1.36%) Scala
12 3 (1.36%) XAML
12 3 (1.36%) VB
12 3 (1.36%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.45%) PowerHouse
13 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 78 (35.45%) Degree
2 36 (16.36%) ISEB
3 33 (15.00%) ISTQB
4 9 (4.09%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.91%) CISM
6 2 (0.91%) CEH
6 2 (0.91%) CSSLP
6 2 (0.91%) CISSP
6 2 (0.91%) PhD
7 1 (0.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (46.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (8.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.91%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 62 (28.18%) Microsoft
2 39 (17.73%) Oracle
3 6 (2.73%) HP
4 2 (0.91%) Progress
5 1 (0.45%) IBM
5 1 (0.45%) SAP
5 1 (0.45%) JBoss
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