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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 167 164 151
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 101 103 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.44% 1.41% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.45% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 93 84 102
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
6789 7083 6613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.64% 96.68% 97.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5559 5746 5341
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the East of England region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(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
Suffolk +11 32 £30,000 +20.00%
Cambridgeshire -11 30 £38,500 +1.98% 4
Hertfordshire -8 21 £35,000 -24.32% 2
Essex -2 12 £36,250 +3.57%
Bedfordshire +1 6 £37,000 -3.89% 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 107 (53.23%) QA
2 88 (43.78%) Selenium
3 66 (32.84%) Java
4 61 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (29.85%) Software Testing
6 58 (28.86%) Automated Testing
7 53 (26.37%) Automation Testing
8 42 (20.90%) Manual Testing
8 42 (20.90%) SQL
9 38 (18.91%) Test Scripting
10 36 (17.91%) Python
11 32 (15.92%) C#
11 32 (15.92%) JMeter
11 32 (15.92%) JIRA
12 31 (15.42%) ISEB
13 30 (14.93%) .NET
13 30 (14.93%) Test Automation
14 29 (14.43%) Degree
15 28 (13.93%) BDD
15 28 (13.93%) Electronics
16 26 (12.94%) SoapUI
17 25 (12.44%) HTML
18 24 (11.94%) HP UFT
18 24 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (11.44%) SDLC
19 23 (11.44%) Computer Science
19 23 (11.44%) Regression Testing
20 22 (10.95%) TDD
21 20 (9.95%) ISTQB
21 20 (9.95%) Performance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (2.99%) JBoss
2 3 (1.49%) IIS
2 3 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (5.47%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (4.48%) MultiFonds
1 9 (4.48%) Sonata
2 1 (0.50%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.98%) HTTP
2 4 (1.99%) Firewall
3 2 (1.00%) Internet
4 1 (0.50%) DHCP
4 1 (0.50%) DNS
4 1 (0.50%) Network Security
4 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.98%) MySQL
3 6 (2.99%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 88 (43.78%) Selenium
2 32 (15.92%) JIRA
2 32 (15.92%) JMeter
3 26 (12.94%) SoapUI
4 24 (11.94%) HP UFT
5 17 (8.46%) WebDriver
6 16 (7.96%) Cucumber
7 12 (5.97%) LoadRunner
8 11 (5.47%) JIRA Agile
9 8 (3.98%) Hudson
10 7 (3.48%) Appium
10 7 (3.48%) Eclipse
10 7 (3.48%) Git (software)
10 7 (3.48%) Selenium IDE
10 7 (3.48%) SpecFlow
10 7 (3.48%) Subversion
11 6 (2.99%) NUnit
11 6 (2.99%) Visual Studio
12 5 (2.49%) Ant
12 5 (2.49%) JUnit
General
1 28 (13.93%) Electronics
2 11 (5.47%) Finance
3 8 (3.98%) Games
4 5 (2.49%) Retail
5 4 (1.99%) iGaming
6 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (14.93%) .NET
2 25 (12.44%) HTML
3 16 (7.96%) Web Services
4 15 (7.46%) SOAP
4 15 (7.46%) XML
5 8 (3.98%) CSS
5 8 (3.98%) REST
6 6 (2.99%) JSON
7 5 (2.49%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.49%) J2EE
7 5 (2.49%) Java EE
7 5 (2.49%) Swing
8 4 (1.99%) Gherkin
9 3 (1.49%) DHTML
9 3 (1.49%) jQuery
10 1 (0.50%) Middleware
10 1 (0.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (11.44%) Computer Science
3 20 (9.95%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.98%) Online Games
4 8 (3.98%) Replication
5 6 (2.99%) User Experience
6 5 (2.49%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.00%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.00%) STB
9 1 (0.50%) Blog
9 1 (0.50%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.46%) Android
2 13 (6.47%) Windows
3 11 (5.47%) Apple iOS
4 9 (4.48%) Linux
4 9 (4.48%) Unix
5 3 (1.49%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (29.85%) Software Testing
3 58 (28.86%) Automated Testing
4 53 (26.37%) Automation Testing
5 42 (20.90%) Manual Testing
6 38 (18.91%) Test Scripting
7 30 (14.93%) Test Automation
8 28 (13.93%) BDD
9 23 (11.44%) Regression Testing
9 23 (11.44%) SDLC
10 22 (10.95%) TDD
11 20 (9.95%) Performance Testing
12 18 (8.96%) Functional Testing
13 17 (8.46%) Scrum
13 17 (8.46%) Software Engineering
14 15 (7.46%) System Testing
15 14 (6.97%) Web Testing
16 13 (6.47%) E-Commerce
17 12 (5.97%) Test Strategy
18 9 (4.48%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 66 (32.84%) Java
2 42 (20.90%) SQL
3 36 (17.91%) Python
4 32 (15.92%) C#
5 18 (8.96%) C++
6 10 (4.98%) C
7 9 (4.48%) JavaScript
7 9 (4.48%) PHP
7 9 (4.48%) Ruby
8 8 (3.98%) Objective-C
9 6 (2.99%) Perl
10 1 (0.50%) Groovy
10 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.50%) VB
10 1 (0.50%) VBA
10 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (15.42%) ISEB
2 29 (14.43%) Degree
3 20 (9.95%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.00%) CREST Certified
5 2 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (53.23%) QA
System Software
1 8 (3.98%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (3.98%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.50%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 17 (8.46%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.98%) Oracle
3 9 (4.48%) HP
4 5 (2.49%) IBM
5 2 (1.00%) BT
6 1 (0.50%) Citrix
6 1 (0.50%) SAP
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