Period
to 20 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £31,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 220 222
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 15 11 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.30% 0.19% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.20% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 15 10 27
East Midlands median annual salary £31,500 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.06% +10.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £23,900
90th Percentile £38,750 £39,050 £41,000
England median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +1.54%

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 4,924 5,507 6,121
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.64% 96.92% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4,173 4,518 4,894
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 £57,500
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 20 May 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 20 May 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 +3 6 £25,000 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £30,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire +12 3 £37,500 +4.17% 2
Leicestershire +9 1 £31,500 -10.00% 1
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 14 (93.33%) Test Automation
2 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
5 6 (40.00%) SDLC
5 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (40.00%) ISEB
5 6 (40.00%) SQL
6 5 (33.33%) .NET
6 5 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 5 (33.33%) Selenium
7 4 (26.67%) NHS
7 4 (26.67%) Retail
7 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
8 3 (20.00%) Windows
8 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (20.00%) Games
8 3 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (20.00%) QA
9 2 (13.33%) PMO
9 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (13.33%) Python
9 2 (13.33%) C#
9 2 (13.33%) C++
9 2 (13.33%) Finance

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 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
3 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (26.67%) Retail
2 3 (20.00%) Games
3 2 (13.33%) Finance
4 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) NHS
2 3 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Test Automation
2 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
5 6 (40.00%) SDLC
6 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
8 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (6.67%) Analytical Thinking
9 1 (6.67%) BDD
9 1 (6.67%) Continuous Deployment
9 1 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) C++
2 2 (13.33%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (13.33%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Google
2 1 (6.67%) Twitter