The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Nottinghamshire 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 77 72 68
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 23 25 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 1.82% 2.25% 2.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 2.32% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 19 22 19
Average salary £35,000 £31,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.90% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £25,000 £20,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £38,400 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Tester
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Nottinghamshire 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
Nottinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1206 1077 1114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 95.64% 97.03% 95.38%
Number of salaries quoted 964 849 944
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Nottinghamshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Tester Salary Trend in Nottinghamshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Nottinghamshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Nottinghamshire

Tester
Job Locations in Nottinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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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
Nottingham -5 20 £37,500 +17.18% 5
Tester
East Midlands

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Nottinghamshire 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 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (63.89%) QA
2 19 (52.78%) Software Testing
3 14 (38.89%) C#
3 14 (38.89%) Java
4 12 (33.33%) Selenium
5 11 (30.56%) Finance
6 10 (27.78%) Degree
6 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
7 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
7 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 8 (22.22%) Regression Testing
8 7 (19.44%) ISTQB
8 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
8 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (19.44%) SDLC
9 6 (16.67%) Automation Testing
9 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (16.67%) SpecFlow
9 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 5 (13.89%) JIRA
10 5 (13.89%) TDD
10 5 (13.89%) OO
10 5 (13.89%) BDD
10 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
11 4 (11.11%) WebDriver
11 4 (11.11%) Ranorex
11 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
11 4 (11.11%) HP UFT

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Nottinghamshire 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 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Selenium
2 6 (16.67%) SpecFlow
2 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (13.89%) JIRA
4 4 (11.11%) HP UFT
4 4 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 4 (11.11%) Ranorex
5 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
6 2 (5.56%) TestDirector
6 2 (5.56%) NeoLoad
7 1 (2.78%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (2.78%) TestComplete
7 1 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.78%) Bugzilla
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Marketing
3 2 (5.56%) Games
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) Velocity
2 2 (5.56%) HTML5
2 2 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.78%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.33%) Credit Risk
3 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.33%) User Experience
4 2 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.78%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.78%) UNIX
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (52.78%) Software Testing
3 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
4 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 8 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 7 (19.44%) SDLC
6 6 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 5 (13.89%) TDD
7 5 (13.89%) OO
7 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
7 5 (13.89%) BDD
8 4 (11.11%) OOP
9 3 (8.33%) User Stories
10 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (5.56%) Functional Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Scrum
10 2 (5.56%) HOOD
10 2 (5.56%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) C#
1 14 (38.89%) Java
2 4 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) C++
4 1 (2.78%) Perl
4 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.78%) VB
4 1 (2.78%) Python
4 1 (2.78%) Korn
4 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Degree
2 7 (19.44%) ISTQB
3 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (63.89%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) New Relic
3 1 (2.78%) Perforce
3 1 (2.78%) Google
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) IBM
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