The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the East of England region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 161 150 117
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 122 128 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.41% 1.49% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.56% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 109 103 169
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,100 £24,450
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Job Titles Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8280 8221 8977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 95.56% 95.88% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 6869 7147 7448
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Tester
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +9 60 £32,500 +1.56% 9
Hertfordshire -15 20 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Suffolk -5 14 £31,250 +13.63% 1
Bedfordshire -10 10 £20,000 -38.46%
Norfolk -1 9 £32,500 -5.79%
Essex -25 9 £41,000 +26.15% 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 85 (38.29%) SQL
2 84 (37.84%) QA
3 80 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (31.53%) Java
5 68 (30.63%) Degree
6 63 (28.38%) Software Testing
6 63 (28.38%) Test Scripting
7 55 (24.77%) Automated Testing
8 52 (23.42%) .NET
9 50 (22.52%) C#
9 50 (22.52%) Finance
10 49 (22.07%) Selenium
11 42 (18.92%) Regression Testing
11 42 (18.92%) Computer Science
12 41 (18.47%) Manual Testing
13 39 (17.57%) Test Automation
13 39 (17.57%) QuickTest Pro
14 37 (16.67%) ISEB
15 31 (13.96%) Windows
16 29 (13.06%) ISTQB
17 28 (12.61%) Microsoft
18 26 (11.71%) Test Strategy
19 25 (11.26%) SQL Server
20 22 (9.91%) Scrum
20 22 (9.91%) Automation Testing
21 21 (9.46%) User Acceptance Testing
21 21 (9.46%) Linux
21 21 (9.46%) UNIX
22 20 (9.01%) OO
23 19 (8.56%) VBScript

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 4 (1.80%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.80%) Mingle
2 3 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.80%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.45%) Magento
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.35%) NFC
2 1 (0.45%) Multicast
2 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.45%) SMS
2 1 (0.45%) DHCP
2 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.45%) DNS
2 1 (0.45%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.25%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.90%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.45%) Big Data
6 1 (0.45%) DB2
6 1 (0.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 49 (22.07%) Selenium
2 39 (17.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (4.95%) NUnit
4 8 (3.60%) JIRA
5 7 (3.15%) TeamCity
5 7 (3.15%) Bugzilla
6 6 (2.70%) WebDriver
6 6 (2.70%) Sahi
7 5 (2.25%) Moq
7 5 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.80%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.80%) WinRunner
8 4 (1.80%) LoadRunner
8 4 (1.80%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.35%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (1.35%) MSTest
10 2 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.90%) JMeter
10 2 (0.90%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.90%) Trac
General
1 50 (22.52%) Finance
2 15 (6.76%) Banking
3 9 (4.05%) Retail
4 5 (2.25%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.80%) Automotive
6 3 (1.35%) Marketing
6 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.90%) Games
8 1 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (23.42%) .NET
2 17 (7.66%) XML
3 9 (4.05%) HTML
4 8 (3.60%) ASP.NET
5 7 (3.15%) jQuery
5 7 (3.15%) CSS
6 5 (2.25%) Web Services
7 4 (1.80%) SOAP
8 3 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.35%) WCF
8 3 (1.35%) WPF
8 3 (1.35%) WF
9 2 (0.90%) WinForms
9 2 (0.90%) Java ME
9 2 (0.90%) Ajax
9 2 (0.90%) HTML5
10 1 (0.45%) RESTful
10 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.45%) Swing
10 1 (0.45%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 42 (18.92%) Computer Science
2 15 (6.76%) Mathematics
3 6 (2.70%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.25%) Statistics
4 5 (2.25%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.25%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.80%) EPoS
6 3 (1.35%) Derivative
6 3 (1.35%) Equities
6 3 (1.35%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.90%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.90%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.45%) Open Source
8 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.45%) Online Games
8 1 (0.45%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.45%) Physics
8 1 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 31 (13.96%) Windows
2 21 (9.46%) Linux
2 21 (9.46%) UNIX
3 5 (2.25%) Android
4 4 (1.80%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.35%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.45%) AIX
7 1 (0.45%) HPUX
7 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (28.38%) Software Testing
2 63 (28.38%) Test Scripting
3 55 (24.77%) Automated Testing
4 42 (18.92%) Regression Testing
5 41 (18.47%) Manual Testing
6 39 (17.57%) Test Automation
7 26 (11.71%) Test Strategy
8 22 (9.91%) Scrum
8 22 (9.91%) Automation Testing
9 21 (9.46%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (9.01%) OO
11 19 (8.56%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (7.21%) TDD
13 14 (6.31%) Test Management
13 14 (6.31%) RAD
14 13 (5.86%) Software Engineering
14 13 (5.86%) Penetration Testing
15 11 (4.95%) Business Analysis
15 11 (4.95%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (38.29%) SQL
2 70 (31.53%) Java
3 50 (22.52%) C#
4 19 (8.56%) VBScript
5 18 (8.11%) VB
6 15 (6.76%) C++
6 15 (6.76%) Python
7 14 (6.31%) JavaScript
8 12 (5.41%) Ruby
9 8 (3.60%) PHP
10 5 (2.25%) Perl
11 4 (1.80%) C
11 4 (1.80%) Delphi
12 3 (1.35%) XAML
13 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.45%) Scala
14 1 (0.45%) PowerHouse
14 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (30.63%) Degree
2 37 (16.67%) ISEB
3 29 (13.06%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.80%) PhD
5 1 (0.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (37.84%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 13 (5.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (12.61%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.95%) Oracle
3 3 (1.35%) HP
4 2 (0.90%) SAP
4 2 (0.90%) Adobe
4 2 (0.90%) Red Gate
5 1 (0.45%) JD Edwards
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