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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 207 169 160
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 66 82 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.83% 1.17% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.22% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 56 75 137
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
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
7527 6745 8738
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 94.64% 96.29% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 6189 5551 7545
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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
Hertfordshire -20 25 £42,500 +41.66% 3
Cambridgeshire +7 23 £37,500 +8.69% 7
Suffolk +7 8 £27,000 -5.26% 1
Essex -5 8 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Norfolk +5 2 - -
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 79 (49.38%) QA
2 67 (41.88%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (33.75%) Degree
4 52 (32.50%) Automated Testing
5 48 (30.00%) Software Testing
6 47 (29.38%) ISEB
7 44 (27.50%) Microsoft
7 44 (27.50%) Selenium
8 41 (25.63%) Manual Testing
9 39 (24.38%) ISTQB
10 37 (23.13%) Test Scripting
11 34 (21.25%) SQL
12 32 (20.00%) Oracle
13 30 (18.75%) System Testing
14 29 (18.13%) Java
15 27 (16.88%) MS Excel
15 27 (16.88%) Finance
15 27 (16.88%) Test Automation
16 26 (16.25%) Regression Testing
17 23 (14.38%) C#
17 23 (14.38%) .NET
18 21 (13.13%) Scrum
18 21 (13.13%) Computer Science
19 16 (10.00%) WebDriver
20 15 (9.38%) SQL Server
20 15 (9.38%) HTML
21 14 (8.75%) QuickTest Pro
21 14 (8.75%) Automation Testing
22 13 (8.13%) MS PowerPoint
22 13 (8.13%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 4 (2.50%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.88%) JBoss
2 3 (1.88%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.63%) IIS
Applications
1 27 (16.88%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.25%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.63%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.25%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.38%) DB2
3 5 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.50%) DbVisualizer
5 3 (1.88%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.25%) MySQL
6 2 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.25%) SQLPlus
6 2 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 44 (27.50%) Selenium
2 16 (10.00%) WebDriver
3 14 (8.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (8.13%) JIRA
5 11 (6.88%) Visual Studio
6 10 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (5.00%) NUnit
8 7 (4.38%) TeamCity
8 7 (4.38%) eggPlant
9 6 (3.75%) Cucumber
9 6 (3.75%) Hudson
9 6 (3.75%) TestComplete
9 6 (3.75%) JUnit
10 5 (3.13%) JMeter
10 5 (3.13%) FitNesse
10 5 (3.13%) SoapUI
11 4 (2.50%) Selenium IDE
11 4 (2.50%) Bugzilla
12 3 (1.88%) WATIR
12 3 (1.88%) Subversion
General
1 27 (16.88%) Finance
2 12 (7.50%) Banking
3 11 (6.88%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.50%) Retail
5 3 (1.88%) Automotive
5 3 (1.88%) Advertising
6 2 (1.25%) Games
7 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.63%) Back Office
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.38%) .NET
2 15 (9.38%) HTML
3 7 (4.38%) XML
4 4 (2.50%) J2EE
4 4 (2.50%) CSS
4 4 (2.50%) Web Services
4 4 (2.50%) Flash
4 4 (2.50%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.88%) Java EE
5 3 (1.88%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.88%) Swing
6 2 (1.25%) jQuery
7 1 (0.63%) RESTful
7 1 (0.63%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.13%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.38%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.13%) User Experience
5 4 (2.50%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.88%) Open Source
6 3 (1.88%) iPhone
7 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.25%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.63%) EFT
8 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.63%) GIS
8 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.63%) Replication
8 1 (0.63%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.63%) Wiki
8 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.88%) Windows
2 7 (4.38%) UNIX
3 6 (3.75%) Linux
4 5 (3.13%) Android
5 3 (1.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (41.88%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (32.50%) Automated Testing
3 48 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 41 (25.63%) Manual Testing
5 37 (23.13%) Test Scripting
6 30 (18.75%) System Testing
7 27 (16.88%) Test Automation
8 26 (16.25%) Regression Testing
9 21 (13.13%) Scrum
10 14 (8.75%) Automation Testing
11 13 (8.13%) TDD
11 13 (8.13%) E-Commerce
12 10 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (6.25%) Performance Testing
13 9 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (5.63%) OOP
13 9 (5.63%) OO
14 8 (5.00%) Software Engineering
14 8 (5.00%) Web Application Development
14 8 (5.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 34 (21.25%) SQL
2 29 (18.13%) Java
3 23 (14.38%) C#
4 13 (8.13%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.38%) C++
5 7 (4.38%) Ruby
6 5 (3.13%) Python
6 5 (3.13%) PHP
7 3 (1.88%) Scala
8 2 (1.25%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.25%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.25%) Perl
9 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.63%) C
9 1 (0.63%) F#
Qualifications
1 54 (33.75%) Degree
2 47 (29.38%) ISEB
3 39 (24.38%) ISTQB
4 8 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
5 7 (4.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (49.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (27.50%) Microsoft
2 32 (20.00%) Oracle
3 11 (6.88%) HP
4 6 (3.75%) IBM
5 2 (1.25%) VMware
5 2 (1.25%) Telerik
6 1 (0.63%) BT
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