The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Peterborough 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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 46 47 50
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 5 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Peterborough 1.42% 0.33% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 0.34% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 1
Average salary £36,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Tester
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Peterborough 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
Peterborough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
339 291 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Peterborough 96.58% 97.00% 94.66%
Number of salaries quoted 237 246 286
Average salary £41,375 £40,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.16% +15.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

Tester
Salary Trend in Peterborough

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

Tester Salary Trend in Peterborough

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Peterborough 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 10 (76.92%) Automated Testing
1 10 (76.92%) ISTQB
2 9 (69.23%) Test Scripting
3 8 (61.54%) JIRA
4 6 (46.15%) QA
4 6 (46.15%) Manual Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Java
5 5 (38.46%) ATM
5 5 (38.46%) ISEB
5 5 (38.46%) Selenium
5 5 (38.46%) Mentoring
6 4 (30.77%) Web Testing
6 4 (30.77%) User Stories
6 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
7 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (15.38%) .NET
8 2 (15.38%) Finance
8 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (15.38%) Banking
8 2 (15.38%) C#
9 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
9 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
9 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
9 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
9 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (7.69%) Validation
9 1 (7.69%) Telecoms

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Peterborough 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 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) ATM
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) JIRA
2 5 (38.46%) Selenium
3 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) J2EE
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Automated Testing
2 9 (69.23%) Test Scripting
3 6 (46.15%) Manual Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Mentoring
5 4 (30.77%) Web Testing
5 4 (30.77%) User Stories
5 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Validation
7 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) ISTQB
2 5 (38.46%) ISEB
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) HP
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