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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 184 194 191
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 82 48 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.08% 0.67% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.70% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 66 34 91
Average salary £34,000 £31,250 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,800 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,250 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +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
7307 6818 8753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.35% 95.52% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 5952 5868 7455
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 £25,000 £24,500
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 36 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Bedfordshire +6 22 £25,000 -14.52% 2
Hertfordshire -18 11 £35,750 +24.34% 2
Essex +7 9 £32,500 - 3
Norfolk +10 2 - -
Suffolk +7 2 £30,000 -11.11% 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 99 (49.50%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (47.50%) QA
3 71 (35.50%) Degree
4 69 (34.50%) Selenium
5 64 (32.00%) Java
6 58 (29.00%) SQL
7 57 (28.50%) Microsoft
8 55 (27.50%) Automated Testing
9 54 (27.00%) Manual Testing
10 51 (25.50%) Software Testing
10 51 (25.50%) C#
11 50 (25.00%) Test Scripting
12 45 (22.50%) Test Automation
13 39 (19.50%) .NET
13 39 (19.50%) Oracle
14 37 (18.50%) ISEB
14 37 (18.50%) Regression Testing
15 34 (17.00%) Finance
16 33 (16.50%) ISTQB
17 31 (15.50%) System Testing
18 29 (14.50%) Scrum
19 28 (14.00%) MS Excel
20 25 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
21 22 (11.00%) QuickTest Pro
22 21 (10.50%) TDD
22 21 (10.50%) WebDriver
23 19 (9.50%) Test Strategy
23 19 (9.50%) C++
23 19 (9.50%) Windows
24 18 (9.00%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (1.50%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 28 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.50%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (1.00%) RiskWrite
3 1 (0.50%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.50%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.00%) DB2
5 2 (1.00%) MySQL
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 69 (34.50%) Selenium
2 22 (11.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 21 (10.50%) WebDriver
4 13 (6.50%) JIRA
5 12 (6.00%) Visual Studio
5 12 (6.00%) Cucumber
6 10 (5.00%) NUnit
7 9 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (4.50%) Sahi
8 8 (4.00%) JUnit
9 7 (3.50%) WinRunner
9 7 (3.50%) TeamCity
9 7 (3.50%) FitNesse
9 7 (3.50%) Jenkins
9 7 (3.50%) Selenium IDE
10 6 (3.00%) WATIR
10 6 (3.00%) Jasmine
11 5 (2.50%) Bugzilla
12 4 (2.00%) JMeter
12 4 (2.00%) eggPlant
General
1 34 (17.00%) Finance
2 15 (7.50%) Banking
3 11 (5.50%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.50%) Automotive
5 3 (1.50%) Advertising
5 3 (1.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.50%) Publishing
6 1 (0.50%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (19.50%) .NET
2 13 (6.50%) HTML
3 9 (4.50%) Web Services
4 6 (3.00%) CSS
5 5 (2.50%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.00%) Hibernate
6 4 (2.00%) Spring
6 4 (2.00%) jQuery
7 2 (1.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.00%) XML
8 1 (0.50%) Swing
8 1 (0.50%) SOAP
8 1 (0.50%) J2EE
8 1 (0.50%) Java EE
8 1 (0.50%) WCF
8 1 (0.50%) WF
8 1 (0.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.50%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.50%) Mathematics
3 9 (4.50%) User Experience
4 8 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.00%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.00%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.50%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.50%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.50%) iPhone
7 2 (1.00%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.00%) PKI
7 2 (1.00%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.50%) Replication
8 1 (0.50%) EFT
8 1 (0.50%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.50%) GIS
8 1 (0.50%) Open Source
8 1 (0.50%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.50%) Windows
2 11 (5.50%) UNIX
3 8 (4.00%) Android
4 6 (3.00%) Linux
5 3 (1.50%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (49.50%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (27.50%) Automated Testing
3 54 (27.00%) Manual Testing
4 51 (25.50%) Software Testing
5 50 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 45 (22.50%) Test Automation
7 37 (18.50%) Regression Testing
8 31 (15.50%) System Testing
9 29 (14.50%) Scrum
10 21 (10.50%) TDD
11 19 (9.50%) Test Strategy
12 18 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (8.50%) Automation Testing
13 17 (8.50%) OO
14 16 (8.00%) BDD
15 14 (7.00%) User Acceptance Testing
16 11 (5.50%) E-Commerce
17 10 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
17 10 (5.00%) Performance Testing
17 10 (5.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (32.00%) Java
2 58 (29.00%) SQL
3 51 (25.50%) C#
4 19 (9.50%) C++
5 18 (9.00%) JavaScript
5 18 (9.00%) Ruby
6 15 (7.50%) Python
7 9 (4.50%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.50%) Delphi
8 7 (3.50%) PHP
9 5 (2.50%) Perl
10 4 (2.00%) C
10 4 (2.00%) F#
11 3 (1.50%) Scala
11 3 (1.50%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.00%) VB
13 1 (0.50%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 71 (35.50%) Degree
2 37 (18.50%) ISEB
3 33 (16.50%) ISTQB
4 9 (4.50%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.00%) CSSLP
6 2 (1.00%) CISM
6 2 (1.00%) CEH
6 2 (1.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (47.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (9.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.00%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 57 (28.50%) Microsoft
2 39 (19.50%) Oracle
3 7 (3.50%) HP
4 2 (1.00%) Progress
5 1 (0.50%) IBM
5 1 (0.50%) SAP
5 1 (0.50%) JBoss
5 1 (0.50%) VMware
Hertfordshire
Creative Personnel
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-40k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Connectus
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Career Progression!
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
East Anglia
Tata Consultancy services
Salary: £50,000 - £90,000 per year
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Basildon
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension, medical, flex bens
Posted: 25 days ago