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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 120 155
Rank change year-on-year -4 +35  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 37 49 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.26% 1.55% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.76% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 30 39 28
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £17,000 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £38,300 £40,000 £43,250
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 2572 2783 2903
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 87.45% 88.01% 85.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2008 2180 2335
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 28 March 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 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 +12 16 £30,000 -11.76% 2
Leicestershire -22 8 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Northamptonshire +21 6 £27,000 +14.89% 1
Derbyshire +12 6 £36,000 -7.69%
Lincolnshire -2 1 £27,500 +4.76% 1
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 40 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (47.27%) QA
3 22 (40.00%) Selenium
3 22 (40.00%) Automation Testing
4 19 (34.55%) ISTQB
5 15 (27.27%) Manual Testing
6 14 (25.45%) SQL
7 13 (23.64%) Degree
8 11 (20.00%) JIRA
8 11 (20.00%) WebDriver
9 10 (18.18%) TDD
10 9 (16.36%) Test Scripting
10 9 (16.36%) Ruby
11 8 (14.55%) Computer Science
11 8 (14.55%) Retail
11 8 (14.55%) Java
11 8 (14.55%) Windows
12 7 (12.73%) Finance
12 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (12.73%) BDD
13 6 (10.91%) Software Engineering
13 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (10.91%) Test Strategy
13 6 (10.91%) Project Management
13 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
14 5 (9.09%) C#
14 5 (9.09%) Scrum
15 4 (7.27%) Kanban
15 4 (7.27%) Automated Testing
15 4 (7.27%) Cucumber

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 (3.64%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.82%) CMS
2 1 (1.82%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) G Suite
2 1 (1.82%) Office 365
2 1 (1.82%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) Big Data
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (40.00%) Selenium
2 11 (20.00%) JIRA
2 11 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (7.27%) Cucumber
3 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.45%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.64%) Log4j
5 2 (3.64%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.82%) JMeter
6 1 (1.82%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (14.55%) Retail
2 7 (12.73%) Finance
3 3 (5.45%) Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (47.27%) Analyst
2 19 (34.55%) Test Analyst
3 8 (14.55%) Tester
4 7 (12.73%) Automation Test Analyst
4 7 (12.73%) Test Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Manual Test Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) QA Leader
5 6 (10.91%) Test Leader
6 5 (9.09%) Junior
6 5 (9.09%) Junior Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Software Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Software Tester
6 5 (9.09%) Team Leader
7 3 (5.45%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.45%) QA Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) Behat
1 3 (5.45%) CSS
1 3 (5.45%) HTML
1 3 (5.45%) JSON
1 3 (5.45%) RESTful
1 3 (5.45%) Web Services
1 3 (5.45%) XML
2 1 (1.82%) .NET
2 1 (1.82%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Computer Science
2 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.55%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Unix
2 3 (5.45%) Windows 7
2 3 (5.45%) Windows 8
2 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
2 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 15 (27.27%) Manual Testing
4 10 (18.18%) TDD
5 9 (16.36%) Test Scripting
6 7 (12.73%) BDD
7 6 (10.91%) Project Management
7 6 (10.91%) Software Engineering
7 6 (10.91%) Test Strategy
7 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (9.09%) Scrum
9 4 (7.27%) Automated Testing
9 4 (7.27%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 4 (7.27%) Defect Management
9 4 (7.27%) Kanban
9 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.45%) Document Management
10 3 (5.45%) Mentoring
10 3 (5.45%) Performance Testing
10 3 (5.45%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.45%) SQL
2 9 (16.36%) Ruby
3 8 (14.55%) Java
4 5 (9.09%) C#
5 4 (7.27%) C++
5 4 (7.27%) PHP
6 3 (5.45%) Go
6 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.45%) Python
6 3 (5.45%) Scala
7 2 (3.64%) C
7 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (34.55%) ISTQB
2 13 (23.64%) Degree
3 2 (3.64%) ISEB
4 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (47.27%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.64%) VMware
3 1 (1.82%) Google
3 1 (1.82%) HP
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