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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 150 167 184
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 117 108 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.52% 1.33% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.39% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 98 97 54
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
7373 7760 7445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 95.53% 95.32% 95.03%
Number of salaries quoted 6138 6516 6436
Average salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,928
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 0 46 £35,500 -11.25% 11
Hertfordshire +10 28 £24,000 -41.81% 2
Bedfordshire +12 16 £33,750 +46.73%
Suffolk +5 14 £36,250 +3.57%
Essex +4 13 £47,500 +13.77% 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 107 (42.80%) QA
2 93 (37.20%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (35.20%) Selenium
4 84 (33.60%) SQL
5 80 (32.00%) Java
6 75 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 73 (29.20%) Automated Testing
8 71 (28.40%) Software Testing
9 63 (25.20%) Test Automation
10 61 (24.40%) C#
11 57 (22.80%) Degree
12 56 (22.40%) JavaScript
13 55 (22.00%) HTML
13 55 (22.00%) ISEB
13 55 (22.00%) Manual Testing
14 40 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
15 39 (15.60%) C++
16 36 (14.40%) UNIX
17 35 (14.00%) Windows
17 35 (14.00%) Scrum
17 35 (14.00%) Regression Testing
18 33 (13.20%) .NET
18 33 (13.20%) Microsoft
19 30 (12.00%) XML
19 30 (12.00%) TDD
19 30 (12.00%) Cucumber
20 29 (11.60%) System Testing
21 28 (11.20%) Retail
22 27 (10.80%) J2EE
22 27 (10.80%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 26 (10.40%) WebSphere
2 14 (5.60%) MQSeries
3 7 (2.80%) JBoss
4 5 (2.00%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.00%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.60%) IIS
5 4 (1.60%) Apache
5 4 (1.60%) Node.js
6 2 (0.80%) Drupal
6 2 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (4.80%) MS Office
2 8 (3.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.40%) MultiFonds
2 2 (0.80%) Magento
3 1 (0.40%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.20%) SaaS
2 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.80%) Internet
2 4 (1.60%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.20%) Network Security
4 2 (0.80%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.80%) ATM
4 2 (0.80%) HTTP
5 1 (0.40%) Wireless
5 1 (0.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.40%) DB2
2 24 (9.60%) DbVisualizer
3 21 (8.40%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.40%) MySQL
8 1 (0.40%) Big Data
8 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 88 (35.20%) Selenium
2 30 (12.00%) Cucumber
3 26 (10.40%) JMeter
4 23 (9.20%) HP UFT
5 21 (8.40%) LoadRunner
5 21 (8.40%) SoapUI
6 19 (7.60%) JIRA
7 13 (5.20%) WebDriver
8 12 (4.80%) Subversion
9 10 (4.00%) Jenkins
10 6 (2.40%) LoadUI
10 6 (2.40%) Visual Studio
11 5 (2.00%) Bugzilla
12 4 (1.60%) NUnit
12 4 (1.60%) FitNesse
12 4 (1.60%) Calabash
12 4 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (1.20%) JProfiler
13 3 (1.20%) SpecFlow
13 3 (1.20%) VisiBroker
General
1 28 (11.20%) Retail
2 22 (8.80%) Finance
3 13 (5.20%) Games
4 5 (2.00%) Banking
4 5 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.80%) Electronics
5 2 (0.80%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.80%) Automotive
5 2 (0.80%) Billing
5 2 (0.80%) Marketing
6 1 (0.40%) French Language
6 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (22.00%) HTML
2 33 (13.20%) .NET
3 30 (12.00%) XML
4 27 (10.80%) J2EE
5 24 (9.60%) Flash
6 17 (6.80%) CSS
7 14 (5.60%) ASP.NET
8 11 (4.40%) SOAP
8 11 (4.40%) Gherkin
9 10 (4.00%) RESTful
10 3 (1.20%) Web Services
10 3 (1.20%) Silverlight
11 2 (0.80%) jQuery
11 2 (0.80%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.80%) WCF
12 1 (0.40%) WPF
12 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (0.40%) iOS SDK
12 1 (0.40%) REST
12 1 (0.40%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.60%) Computer Science
3 18 (7.20%) Mobile App
4 12 (4.80%) User Experience
5 8 (3.20%) Online Games
6 6 (2.40%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.60%) AS400
7 4 (1.60%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.20%) Physics
9 2 (0.80%) Replication
9 2 (0.80%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.40%) Statistics
10 1 (0.40%) Data Conversion
10 1 (0.40%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 36 (14.40%) UNIX
2 35 (14.00%) Windows
3 21 (8.40%) Linux
4 14 (5.60%) Android
5 12 (4.80%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.60%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.80%) AIX
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (37.20%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 73 (29.20%) Automated Testing
4 71 (28.40%) Software Testing
5 63 (25.20%) Test Automation
6 55 (22.00%) Manual Testing
7 35 (14.00%) Regression Testing
7 35 (14.00%) Scrum
8 30 (12.00%) TDD
9 29 (11.60%) System Testing
10 25 (10.00%) Automation Testing
11 24 (9.60%) Kanban
11 24 (9.60%) Performance Testing
12 22 (8.80%) BDD
13 21 (8.40%) SDLC
14 19 (7.60%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (7.60%) Web Testing
15 15 (6.00%) E-Commerce
15 15 (6.00%) OO
16 14 (5.60%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 84 (33.60%) SQL
2 80 (32.00%) Java
3 61 (24.40%) C#
4 56 (22.40%) JavaScript
5 39 (15.60%) C++
6 27 (10.80%) Python
7 14 (5.60%) Perl
8 9 (3.60%) C
9 8 (3.20%) PHP
10 6 (2.40%) Ruby
10 6 (2.40%) VB
11 4 (1.60%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.20%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.80%) AWK
13 2 (0.80%) VBScript
14 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 57 (22.80%) Degree
2 55 (22.00%) ISEB
3 25 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 8 (3.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.60%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.20%) CISSP
7 3 (1.20%) CISA
7 3 (1.20%) CGEIT
7 3 (1.20%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (42.80%) 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 8 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.40%) Nessus
2 1 (0.40%) Nmap
Vendors
1 33 (13.20%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.00%) HP
3 16 (6.40%) IBM
4 11 (4.40%) Oracle
5 8 (3.20%) VMware
6 4 (1.60%) Business Objects
6 4 (1.60%) SAP
7 2 (0.80%) Sun
8 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
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