Period
to 18 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 206 236
Rank change year-on-year -1 +30 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 20 21 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.43% 0.41% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.42% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 20 21 32
East Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £31,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.97% -4.62% -
10th Percentile £26,350 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £44,250 £42,500 £37,500
England median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -

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 4,465 5,038 6,438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.83% 97.39% 97.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3,516 4,200 5,100
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,500 £23,800
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 November 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 November 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 +13 12 £34,250 +2.24% 1
Nottinghamshire +22 6 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Northamptonshire -13 1 £34,000 +19.30%
Leicestershire -24 1 £47,500 +58.33% 2
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 18 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (85.00%) QA
3 16 (80.00%) Selenium
3 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (65.00%) Software Testing
4 13 (65.00%) Cucumber
5 10 (50.00%) BDD
6 9 (45.00%) TDD
7 8 (40.00%) Unit Testing
8 7 (35.00%) SDLC
9 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
9 6 (30.00%) Web Services
10 5 (25.00%) XML
10 5 (25.00%) JUnit
10 5 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
10 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
10 5 (25.00%) Analytics
10 5 (25.00%) Protractor
11 4 (20.00%) Gherkin
11 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
11 4 (20.00%) Java
11 4 (20.00%) SQL
11 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
11 4 (20.00%) Scrum
12 3 (15.00%) Jython
12 3 (15.00%) JMeter
12 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
12 3 (15.00%) .NET
12 3 (15.00%) C#
12 3 (15.00%) SOAP

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 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (80.00%) Selenium
2 13 (65.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (25.00%) JUnit
3 5 (25.00%) Protractor
4 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (15.00%) JIRA
4 3 (15.00%) JMeter
4 3 (15.00%) Maven
4 3 (15.00%) QF-Test
4 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (10.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
6 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
6 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Web Services
2 5 (25.00%) XML
3 4 (20.00%) Gherkin
4 3 (15.00%) .NET
4 3 (15.00%) JSON
4 3 (15.00%) REST
4 3 (15.00%) SOAP
4 3 (15.00%) Swagger
5 2 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (65.00%) Software Testing
4 10 (50.00%) BDD
5 9 (45.00%) TDD
6 8 (40.00%) Unit Testing
7 7 (35.00%) SDLC
8 5 (25.00%) Analytics
8 5 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
8 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
9 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
9 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
9 4 (20.00%) Scrum
10 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
10 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Machine Learning
10 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Software Delivery
10 3 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) Java
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) Groovy
2 3 (15.00%) Jython
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.00%) ISEB
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (85.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft