The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England / East Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 131 120
Rank change year-on-year -7 -11  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 17 46 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.64% 1.42% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.60% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 16 42 51
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,250 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,625 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.78% -2.77%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2353 2871 3278
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 88.03% 88.69% 87.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1976 2295 2731
Median salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.70% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in the East Midlands

Software Testing
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in the East Midlands

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in the East Midlands

Software Testing
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 Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 June 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 -2 12 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Northamptonshire -2 3 £28,500 -14.92%
Derbyshire +8 1 £45,500 +75.00% 1
Leicestershire -1 1 £53,500 +42.66%
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 35 (67.31%) Test Automation
2 31 (59.62%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (51.92%) QA
3 27 (51.92%) Selenium
4 18 (34.62%) Degree
4 18 (34.62%) ISTQB
5 14 (26.92%) Manual Testing
6 12 (23.08%) SQL
7 11 (21.15%) Windows
8 9 (17.31%) Project Management
8 9 (17.31%) TDD
9 8 (15.38%) Ruby
9 8 (15.38%) JIRA
9 8 (15.38%) Java
9 8 (15.38%) Functional Testing
10 7 (13.46%) Defect Management
10 7 (13.46%) Scrum
10 7 (13.46%) BDD
10 7 (13.46%) Test Strategy
10 7 (13.46%) Test Scripting
10 7 (13.46%) Computer Science
10 7 (13.46%) Retail
11 6 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (11.54%) WebDriver
11 6 (11.54%) Open Source
11 6 (11.54%) Finance
11 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
12 5 (9.62%) Regression Testing
12 5 (9.62%) Cucumber
12 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering

Software Testing
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 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.92%) G Suite
3 1 (1.92%) Office 365
3 1 (1.92%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (51.92%) Selenium
2 8 (15.38%) JIRA
3 6 (11.54%) WebDriver
4 5 (9.62%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.77%) SoapUI
5 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.85%) Log4j
6 2 (3.85%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.92%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.92%) JMeter
7 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (13.46%) Retail
2 6 (11.54%) Finance
3 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (48.08%) Analyst
2 17 (32.69%) Test Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) Tester
4 8 (15.38%) QA Leader
5 7 (13.46%) Automation Test Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Test Engineer
6 6 (11.54%) Team Leader
7 5 (9.62%) Automation Tester
7 5 (9.62%) QA Team Leader
7 5 (9.62%) Software Tester
8 4 (7.69%) Junior
8 4 (7.69%) Junior Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Software Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Support Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Test Leader
9 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (5.77%) Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) Behat
1 3 (5.77%) CSS
1 3 (5.77%) HTML
1 3 (5.77%) RESTful
1 3 (5.77%) WPF
2 2 (3.85%) JSON
2 2 (3.85%) Web Services
2 2 (3.85%) XML
3 1 (1.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.85%) User Experience
5 1 (1.92%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) Windows
2 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
2 3 (5.77%) Windows 8
2 3 (5.77%) Windows Server
2 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.85%) Linux
3 2 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (67.31%) Test Automation
2 31 (59.62%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (26.92%) Manual Testing
4 9 (17.31%) Project Management
4 9 (17.31%) TDD
5 8 (15.38%) Functional Testing
6 7 (13.46%) BDD
6 7 (13.46%) Defect Management
6 7 (13.46%) Scrum
6 7 (13.46%) Test Scripting
6 7 (13.46%) Test Strategy
7 6 (11.54%) Open Source
7 6 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Regression Testing
8 5 (9.62%) SDLC
8 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering
9 4 (7.69%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 4 (7.69%) Performance Management
9 4 (7.69%) Performance Testing
9 4 (7.69%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.08%) SQL
2 8 (15.38%) Java
2 8 (15.38%) Ruby
3 4 (7.69%) C#
4 3 (5.77%) C++
4 3 (5.77%) Go
4 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.77%) PHP
4 3 (5.77%) Python
4 3 (5.77%) Scala
5 2 (3.85%) C
5 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (34.62%) Degree
1 18 (34.62%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (5.77%) ISEB
3 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (51.92%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.85%) VMware
3 1 (1.92%) Google
3 1 (1.92%) HP
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