Period
to 18 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Tester
England > East Midlands
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 203 223 225
Rank change year-on-year +20 +2 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 23 9 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.47% 0.17% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.17% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 23 9 34
East Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £31,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.97% -4.62% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,650 £26,400
90th Percentile £43,650 £42,300 £39,500
England median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year - +4.48% +4.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
East Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 4,782 5,196 6,290
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.47% 97.16% 97.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3,965 4,274 5,063
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings that featured Software Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in the East Midlands

Software Tester
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in the East Midlands

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in the East Midlands

Software Tester
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire +15 15 £29,500 -1.67% 2
Nottinghamshire +25 6 £37,500 -2.60% 3
Leicestershire -6 2 £39,500 +29.51% 2
Software Tester
England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East Midlands region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 20 (86.96%) Test Automation
2 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (65.22%) Selenium
4 13 (56.52%) Software Testing
5 12 (52.17%) QA
5 12 (52.17%) SDLC
6 10 (43.48%) ISTQB
7 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (39.13%) Cucumber
8 7 (30.43%) BDD
8 7 (30.43%) ISEB
8 7 (30.43%) SQL
9 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
9 6 (26.09%) TDD
9 6 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
10 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
10 5 (21.74%) Artificial Intelligence
10 5 (21.74%) Protractor
10 5 (21.74%) Analytics
10 5 (21.74%) Retail
10 5 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
10 5 (21.74%) JUnit
11 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (17.39%) NHS
11 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
11 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
12 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
12 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (65.22%) Selenium
2 9 (39.13%) Cucumber
3 6 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (21.74%) JUnit
4 5 (21.74%) Protractor
5 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
5 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (21.74%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) NHS
2 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Test Automation
2 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (56.52%) Software Testing
4 12 (52.17%) SDLC
5 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (30.43%) BDD
7 6 (26.09%) TDD
7 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
8 5 (21.74%) Analytics
8 5 (21.74%) Artificial Intelligence
8 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
10 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
10 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
10 3 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (13.04%) Software Delivery
11 2 (8.70%) Software Architecture
11 2 (8.70%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) ISTQB
2 7 (30.43%) ISEB
3 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (52.17%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft