The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 94 67 73
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 4 25 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.32% 2.51% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 2.59% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 4 24 11
Average salary £26,500 £32,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.18% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,150 £25,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +3.17%
Software Tester
Nottinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Nottingham 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
Nottingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1189 964 941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 95.66% 96.88% 94.95%
Number of salaries quoted 934 771 787
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Nottingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Nottingham region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in Nottingham

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Nottingham region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
2 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
3 4 (44.44%) QA
4 3 (33.33%) Credit Risk
4 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (33.33%) SDLC
4 3 (33.33%) Marketing
4 3 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (22.22%) Selenium
6 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) TestComplete
6 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
6 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (11.11%) Legal
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 1 (11.11%) C++
6 1 (11.11%) OOP
6 1 (11.11%) OO
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Nottingham region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) TestComplete
2 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
2 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (33.33%) Marketing
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
2 3 (33.33%) Credit Risk
2 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 3 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) OOP
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft