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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 44 44 49
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Peterborough 0.88% 0.97% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.02% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 1
Average salary £31,250 £50,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.50% +66.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
324 295 340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Peterborough 95.29% 95.78% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 250 263 291
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £23,300 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 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 28 July 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 8 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (87.50%) ISTQB
3 6 (75.00%) Manual Testing
3 6 (75.00%) Selenium
3 6 (75.00%) Performance Testing
3 6 (75.00%) ISEB
4 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
4 5 (62.50%) Automated Testing
5 4 (50.00%) Java
5 4 (50.00%) Web Testing
5 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (50.00%) JIRA
5 4 (50.00%) User Stories
6 2 (25.00%) Calabash
6 2 (25.00%) Ranorex
6 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) Xamarin
7 1 (12.50%) Subversion
7 1 (12.50%) SQL
7 1 (12.50%) Linux
7 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (12.50%) JMeter
7 1 (12.50%) Open Source
7 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
7 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
7 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (12.50%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) Calabash
3 2 (25.00%) Ranorex
3 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (12.50%) Subversion
4 1 (12.50%) JMeter
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Manual Testing
1 6 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Automated Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Web Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (50.00%) User Stories
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Open Source
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ISTQB
2 6 (75.00%) ISEB
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Xamarin
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft