Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England > East Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 194 134
Rank change year-on-year +40 -60 +10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 75 74 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.42% 1.12% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.26% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 62 71 120
East Midlands median annual salary £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% - +4.48%
10th Percentile £19,125 £20,500 £20,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £47,500 £46,375
England median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% +1.33%

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4674 5870 6608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 88.66% 89.09% 89.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3863 4642 5356
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £25,250 £26,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Nottinghamshire +25 40 £40,000 +2.56% 2
Northamptonshire +27 19 £20,750 -5.68%
Lincolnshire +6 6 £19,000 -41.54%
Derbyshire -5 6 £30,000 +11.11% 1
Leicestershire +12 3 £29,000 -17.14% 1
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 36 (48.00%) Degree
2 35 (46.67%) Test Automation
3 34 (45.33%) QA
4 27 (36.00%) Microsoft
4 27 (36.00%) Computer Science
5 25 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (33.33%) Windows
6 22 (29.33%) SQL
6 22 (29.33%) Selenium
6 22 (29.33%) SDLC
7 21 (28.00%) Regression Testing
8 19 (25.33%) Project Management
9 17 (22.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (22.67%) Functional Testing
10 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 16 (21.33%) SQL Server
11 15 (20.00%) Scrum
12 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (18.67%) Windows 7
12 14 (18.67%) Windows 8
12 14 (18.67%) Windows Server
12 14 (18.67%) Computer Science Degree
13 13 (17.33%) Defect Management
14 12 (16.00%) ISTQB
15 11 (14.67%) Manual Testing
15 11 (14.67%) Test Strategy
16 10 (13.33%) Document Management
17 9 (12.00%) RAD
17 9 (12.00%) Cucumber
17 9 (12.00%) BDD

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 3 (4.00%) IBM Domino
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.33%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) GIS
3 2 (2.67%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.33%) MySQL
4 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (29.33%) Selenium
2 9 (12.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (9.33%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.33%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.67%) JIRA
6 2 (2.67%) JMeter
6 2 (2.67%) Maven
6 2 (2.67%) Mocha
6 2 (2.67%) NUnit
6 2 (2.67%) Protractor
6 2 (2.67%) Sinon.JS
6 2 (2.67%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.67%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.67%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.33%) git-flow
7 1 (1.33%) TestRail
7 1 (1.33%) Toad
General
1 8 (10.67%) Retail
1 8 (10.67%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.00%) Finance
3 2 (2.67%) Marketing
4 1 (1.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (38.67%) Analyst
2 14 (18.67%) Graduate
2 14 (18.67%) Support Analyst
3 13 (17.33%) Tester
4 11 (14.67%) Graduate Analyst
4 11 (14.67%) IT Graduate
4 11 (14.67%) Team Leader
5 10 (13.33%) IT Analyst
5 10 (13.33%) IT Support
5 10 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
5 10 (13.33%) QA Leader
5 10 (13.33%) QA Team Leader
6 9 (12.00%) Graduate IT Analyst
6 9 (12.00%) Graduate IT Support
6 9 (12.00%) Graduate IT Support Analyst
6 9 (12.00%) Graduate Support Analyst
7 7 (9.33%) Automation Tester
7 7 (9.33%) Business Analyst
7 7 (9.33%) Software Tester
8 6 (8.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) Gherkin
2 7 (9.33%) Web Services
3 5 (6.67%) JSON
3 5 (6.67%) REST
3 5 (6.67%) SOAP
3 5 (6.67%) XML
4 3 (4.00%) .NET
4 3 (4.00%) CSS
4 3 (4.00%) HTML
5 2 (2.67%) Chai
5 2 (2.67%) Entity Framework
5 2 (2.67%) Swagger
6 1 (1.33%) Ext JS
6 1 (1.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (36.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.33%) User Experience
3 3 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 25 (33.33%) Windows
2 14 (18.67%) Windows 7
2 14 (18.67%) Windows 8
2 14 (18.67%) Windows Server
2 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.00%) Unix
4 2 (2.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (46.67%) Test Automation
2 25 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (29.33%) SDLC
4 21 (28.00%) Regression Testing
5 19 (25.33%) Project Management
6 17 (22.67%) Functional Testing
6 17 (22.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (20.00%) Scrum
8 13 (17.33%) Defect Management
9 11 (14.67%) Manual Testing
9 11 (14.67%) Test Strategy
10 10 (13.33%) Document Management
11 9 (12.00%) BDD
11 9 (12.00%) RAD
12 8 (10.67%) Open Source
12 8 (10.67%) Performance Management
13 7 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (9.33%) Data Analysis
13 7 (9.33%) TDD
14 6 (8.00%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.33%) SQL
2 7 (9.33%) C#
3 6 (8.00%) Java
4 4 (5.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.67%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.33%) C
6 1 (1.33%) C++
6 1 (1.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (48.00%) Degree
2 14 (18.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (16.00%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (5.33%) ISEB
6 1 (1.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (45.33%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Docker
Vendors
1 27 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.00%) IBM
2 3 (4.00%) Lotus
3 2 (2.67%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle
4 1 (1.33%) Salesforce.com