The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 151 170
Rank change year-on-year -5 +19  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 5 18 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.17% 0.57% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.58% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5 16 13
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £45,000 £39,200
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  

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

IT Job Roles
East Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2847 3080 3292
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 96.80% 97.41% 97.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2273 2452 2683
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,850 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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
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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +7 5 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East Midlands region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (73.68%) Selenium
3 12 (63.16%) Test Scripting
4 11 (57.89%) Automation Testing
5 10 (52.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (47.37%) Scrum
7 8 (42.11%) ISTQB
7 8 (42.11%) Manual Testing
8 7 (36.84%) Regression Testing
8 7 (36.84%) C#
8 7 (36.84%) Java
9 6 (31.58%) QA
10 5 (26.32%) SQL
10 5 (26.32%) ISEB
10 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
11 4 (21.05%) HP UFT
11 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
11 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
11 4 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (21.05%) SDLC
12 3 (15.79%) BDD
12 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
12 3 (15.79%) Gherkin
12 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
12 3 (15.79%) System Testing
12 3 (15.79%) Windows
12 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
12 3 (15.79%) Finance
12 3 (15.79%) JIRA

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) CMS
1 1 (5.26%) WordPress
Development Applications
1 14 (73.68%) Selenium
2 10 (52.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
3 4 (21.05%) HP UFT
4 3 (15.79%) JIRA
4 3 (15.79%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.26%) Appium
5 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.26%) NUnit
5 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Gherkin
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Android
2 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Test Scripting
3 11 (57.89%) Automation Testing
4 9 (47.37%) Scrum
5 8 (42.11%) Manual Testing
6 7 (36.84%) Regression Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
8 4 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (21.05%) SDLC
8 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
8 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (15.79%) BDD
9 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
9 3 (15.79%) System Testing
10 1 (5.26%) Coaching
10 1 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
10 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (5.26%) Kanban
10 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
10 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) C#
1 7 (36.84%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) ISTQB
2 5 (26.32%) ISEB
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
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