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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / East of England
Rank 153 158 168
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 87 106 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.48% 1.48% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 1.53% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 76 98 89
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £21,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
5659 6938 7136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.36% 96.74% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4619 5636 5808
Median salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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
Hertfordshire +30 37 £34,250 +14.16% 13
Essex +26 18 £47,500 +26.66% 9
Norfolk - 13 £35,000 - 10
Bedfordshire +17 7 £37,500 +1.35% 6
Suffolk -10 7 £25,000 -16.66% 10
Cambridgeshire -18 5 £60,000 +60.00% 8
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 70 (37.43%) QA
2 67 (35.83%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (31.02%) Software Testing
4 48 (25.67%) Selenium
5 45 (24.06%) C#
6 43 (22.99%) Scrum
6 43 (22.99%) Test Scripting
7 42 (22.46%) BDD
7 42 (22.46%) Functional Testing
8 40 (21.39%) Finance
9 39 (20.86%) Test Strategy
9 39 (20.86%) Test Automation
10 33 (17.65%) Performance Testing
11 32 (17.11%) SQL
12 30 (16.04%) Automated Testing
12 30 (16.04%) Automation Testing
13 29 (15.51%) Java
13 29 (15.51%) ISEB
14 27 (14.44%) ISTQB
15 25 (13.37%) Manual Testing
16 24 (12.83%) JIRA
16 24 (12.83%) SDLC
16 24 (12.83%) Regression Testing
16 24 (12.83%) SQL Server
17 22 (11.76%) Ruby
18 21 (11.23%) Software Delivery
18 21 (11.23%) WebDriver
19 19 (10.16%) .NET
20 17 (9.09%) Degree
20 17 (9.09%) 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 2 (1.07%) CMS
1 2 (1.07%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.53%) IIS
2 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (8.02%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (5.35%) Sonata
2 1 (0.53%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.53%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.67%) SaaS
2 1 (0.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.07%) Wireless
2 1 (0.53%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.53%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.53%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (0.53%) FTP
2 1 (0.53%) HTTP
2 1 (0.53%) VPN
2 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.53%) Wireless Security
2 1 (0.53%) WPA
2 1 (0.53%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.14%) MS Access
3 3 (1.60%) MySQL
3 3 (1.60%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 48 (25.67%) Selenium
2 24 (12.83%) JIRA
3 21 (11.23%) WebDriver
4 16 (8.56%) SpecFlow
5 14 (7.49%) SoapUI
6 13 (6.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (5.35%) Cucumber
7 10 (5.35%) HP UFT
8 9 (4.81%) Ranorex
8 9 (4.81%) SilkTest
9 8 (4.28%) JMeter
10 7 (3.74%) LoadRunner
11 5 (2.67%) Visual Studio
11 5 (2.67%) Zephyr
12 4 (2.14%) Eclipse
12 4 (2.14%) Hudson
12 4 (2.14%) Subversion
12 4 (2.14%) TestRail
12 4 (2.14%) TortoiseSVN
13 2 (1.07%) JBehave
General
1 40 (21.39%) Finance
2 8 (4.28%) Retail
3 7 (3.74%) Automotive
4 3 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.07%) Law
5 2 (1.07%) Legal
5 2 (1.07%) Marketing
5 2 (1.07%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.53%) Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Games
6 1 (0.53%) Interactive Media
6 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.16%) .NET
2 14 (7.49%) Web Services
3 13 (6.95%) RESTful
4 9 (4.81%) ASP.NET
5 7 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (3.74%) Gherkin
6 6 (3.21%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (2.67%) SOAP
8 3 (1.60%) CSS
8 3 (1.60%) HTML
8 3 (1.60%) XML
9 2 (1.07%) jQuery
10 1 (0.53%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.53%) Java SE
10 1 (0.53%) REST
10 1 (0.53%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.42%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.28%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.07%) User Experience
6 1 (0.53%) Home Automation
6 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.53%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.09%) Windows
2 9 (4.81%) Linux
3 2 (1.07%) Android
3 2 (1.07%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.07%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (35.83%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (31.02%) Software Testing
3 43 (22.99%) Scrum
3 43 (22.99%) Test Scripting
4 42 (22.46%) BDD
4 42 (22.46%) Functional Testing
5 39 (20.86%) Test Automation
5 39 (20.86%) Test Strategy
6 33 (17.65%) Performance Testing
7 30 (16.04%) Automated Testing
7 30 (16.04%) Automation Testing
8 25 (13.37%) Manual Testing
9 24 (12.83%) Regression Testing
9 24 (12.83%) SDLC
10 21 (11.23%) Software Delivery
11 15 (8.02%) Scalability Testing
11 15 (8.02%) Stress Testing
11 15 (8.02%) TDD
12 14 (7.49%) Non-Functional Testing
13 13 (6.95%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 45 (24.06%) C#
2 32 (17.11%) SQL
3 29 (15.51%) Java
4 22 (11.76%) Ruby
5 6 (3.21%) C
5 6 (3.21%) Python
6 5 (2.67%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.14%) Perl
7 4 (2.14%) VBA
8 3 (1.60%) C++
8 3 (1.60%) PHP
8 3 (1.60%) VB
9 1 (0.53%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.53%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 29 (15.51%) ISEB
2 27 (14.44%) ISTQB
3 17 (9.09%) Degree
4 5 (2.67%) OSCP
5 4 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.60%) CEH
6 3 (1.60%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.53%) CPTE
7 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (37.43%) QA
2 3 (1.60%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.53%) SDET
3 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (6.95%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.14%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 17 (9.09%) HP
2 10 (5.35%) Oracle
3 9 (4.81%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.21%) SAP
5 4 (2.14%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.14%) Citrix
6 1 (0.53%) Google
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £60k to £70k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
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Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
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Salary: From £38,000 to £43,000 per annum Excellent benefits package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £20,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedford
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Hertfordshire
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Ipswich
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £23000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridge
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
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Norwich, Norfolk
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Braintree, Essex
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