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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 179 147 159
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 82 88 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.06% 1.30% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.35% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 71 82 125
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 £47,500 £44,700 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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
7292 6535 8522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 94.63% 96.37% 95.72%
Number of salaries quoted 5953 5240 7413
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 £38,500
% 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 29 December 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 29 December 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 -3 33 £42,500 +30.76% 2
Cambridgeshire +8 30 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Suffolk +10 10 £27,000 -5.26% 1
Essex -12 8 £35,000 -2.09% 1
Bedfordshire -8 1 £37,000 +5.71% 1
Tester
England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 74 (44.85%) QA
2 62 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (35.76%) Automated Testing
4 50 (30.30%) ISEB
5 49 (29.70%) Software Testing
6 47 (28.48%) Degree
7 44 (26.67%) Manual Testing
8 43 (26.06%) Selenium
9 42 (25.45%) SQL
10 40 (24.24%) Test Scripting
11 37 (22.42%) ISTQB
12 35 (21.21%) Microsoft
13 30 (18.18%) Java
14 29 (17.58%) Regression Testing
15 27 (16.36%) Finance
16 26 (15.76%) .NET
16 26 (15.76%) Oracle
16 26 (15.76%) System Testing
17 24 (14.55%) Test Automation
18 21 (12.73%) QuickTest Pro
18 21 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
19 20 (12.12%) Computer Science
20 19 (11.52%) C#
20 19 (11.52%) HTML
21 18 (10.91%) MS Excel
22 17 (10.30%) HP
22 17 (10.30%) JIRA
23 16 (9.70%) Scrum
24 15 (9.09%) JavaScript
24 15 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 8 (4.85%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.24%) MQSeries
3 3 (1.82%) JBoss
4 1 (0.61%) IIS
4 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (10.91%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.21%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.21%) ATM
1 2 (1.21%) Internet
2 1 (0.61%) LAN
2 1 (0.61%) VoIP
2 1 (0.61%) WAN
2 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.48%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.67%) DB2
3 8 (4.85%) DbVisualizer
4 4 (2.42%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.82%) SQLPlus
6 2 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.21%) MySQL
7 1 (0.61%) Big Data
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 43 (26.06%) Selenium
2 21 (12.73%) QuickTest Pro
3 17 (10.30%) JIRA
4 15 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (7.88%) Cucumber
6 12 (7.27%) WebDriver
6 12 (7.27%) NUnit
7 11 (6.67%) TeamCity
8 9 (5.45%) Visual Studio
9 8 (4.85%) SpecFlow
9 8 (4.85%) eggPlant
10 7 (4.24%) LoadRunner
11 6 (3.64%) JUnit
11 6 (3.64%) TestComplete
11 6 (3.64%) Hudson
12 5 (3.03%) SoapUI
12 5 (3.03%) JMeter
13 4 (2.42%) Bugzilla
13 4 (2.42%) FitNesse
14 3 (1.82%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 27 (16.36%) Finance
2 14 (8.48%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.67%) Banking
4 8 (4.85%) Retail
5 3 (1.82%) Games
5 3 (1.82%) Automotive
6 2 (1.21%) Advertising
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.61%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.76%) .NET
2 19 (11.52%) HTML
3 11 (6.67%) XML
4 8 (4.85%) J2EE
4 8 (4.85%) Flash
5 6 (3.64%) Web Services
6 5 (3.03%) CSS
7 4 (2.42%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.82%) Java EE
8 3 (1.82%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.82%) Swing
9 1 (0.61%) jQuery
9 1 (0.61%) RESTful
9 1 (0.61%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (12.12%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.85%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.64%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.82%) Open Source
5 3 (1.82%) iPhone
5 3 (1.82%) User Experience
6 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.21%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.61%) Replication
7 1 (0.61%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.61%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.61%) Biology
7 1 (0.61%) Life Science
7 1 (0.61%) Wiki
7 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.61%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.67%) UNIX
1 11 (6.67%) Windows
2 7 (4.24%) Linux
3 6 (3.64%) Android
4 3 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (35.76%) Automated Testing
3 49 (29.70%) Software Testing
4 44 (26.67%) Manual Testing
5 40 (24.24%) Test Scripting
6 29 (17.58%) Regression Testing
7 26 (15.76%) System Testing
8 24 (14.55%) Test Automation
9 16 (9.70%) Scrum
10 14 (8.48%) E-Commerce
11 10 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (6.06%) Performance Testing
11 10 (6.06%) Test Strategy
11 10 (6.06%) Automation Testing
12 9 (5.45%) Load Testing
13 8 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (4.85%) OOP
13 8 (4.85%) TDD
13 8 (4.85%) Web Application Development
14 7 (4.24%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (25.45%) SQL
2 30 (18.18%) Java
3 19 (11.52%) C#
4 15 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.24%) PHP
6 6 (3.64%) Python
7 5 (3.03%) Ruby
7 5 (3.03%) C++
8 4 (2.42%) Perl
9 3 (1.82%) Scala
10 2 (1.21%) C
10 2 (1.21%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.61%) Delphi
11 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 50 (30.30%) ISEB
2 47 (28.48%) Degree
3 37 (22.42%) ISTQB
4 13 (7.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.21%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.21%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.21%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (44.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (8.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 26 (15.76%) Oracle
3 17 (10.30%) HP
4 10 (6.06%) IBM
5 3 (1.82%) VMware
6 2 (1.21%) Telerik
7 1 (0.61%) BT
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco
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