Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Tester
England > East Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 175 135
Rank change year-on-year +44 -40 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 94 92 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.79% 1.41% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 1.44% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 88 82 141
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -5.41% +13.85%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £64,375 £47,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,750
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +6.00%

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 5112 6378 7246
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.30% 97.72% 97.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4261 5047 5871
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,500 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in the East Midlands

Tester
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Salary trend for Tester in the East Midlands

Tester
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in the East Midlands

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 Tester within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 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 +32 57 £43,750 +10.76% 7
Leicestershire +17 17 £33,750 +3.85% 6
Derbyshire +1 9 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Lincolnshire +6 6 £32,500 +3.17%
Northamptonshire +10 5 £53,750 +53.57% 1
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 77 (81.91%) Test Automation
2 73 (77.66%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (52.13%) Selenium
4 44 (46.81%) C#
5 42 (44.68%) Java
6 41 (43.62%) QA
7 32 (34.04%) Cucumber
8 29 (30.85%) JIRA
8 29 (30.85%) JMeter
9 26 (27.66%) Jenkins
10 22 (23.40%) WebDriver
11 21 (22.34%) Ruby
11 21 (22.34%) SQL
12 19 (20.21%) Python
12 19 (20.21%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (20.21%) Manual Testing
12 19 (20.21%) Calabash
12 19 (20.21%) BDD
12 19 (20.21%) Test Strategy
13 18 (19.15%) Appium
14 16 (17.02%) SpecFlow
14 16 (17.02%) Windows
15 15 (15.96%) Confluence
16 14 (14.89%) JBehave
16 14 (14.89%) ISTQB
16 14 (14.89%) JUnit
17 13 (13.83%) Web Services
17 13 (13.83%) E-Commerce
17 13 (13.83%) ISEB
17 13 (13.83%) Software Testing

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 15 (15.96%) Confluence
2 4 (4.26%) CMS
3 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.06%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.13%) Office 365
3 1 (1.06%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.13%) HTTP
2 1 (1.06%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 49 (52.13%) Selenium
2 32 (34.04%) Cucumber
3 29 (30.85%) JIRA
3 29 (30.85%) JMeter
4 26 (27.66%) Jenkins
5 22 (23.40%) WebDriver
6 19 (20.21%) Calabash
7 18 (19.15%) Appium
8 16 (17.02%) SpecFlow
9 14 (14.89%) JBehave
9 14 (14.89%) JUnit
10 12 (12.77%) Gatling
10 12 (12.77%) TeamCity
11 9 (9.57%) SoapUI
11 9 (9.57%) Visual Studio
12 7 (7.45%) Git (software)
13 4 (4.26%) Robot Framework
13 4 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (3.19%) HP UFT
15 2 (2.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (8.51%) Retail
2 5 (5.32%) Finance
3 3 (3.19%) Advertising
3 3 (3.19%) Marketing
4 1 (1.06%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.83%) Web Services
2 12 (12.77%) .NET
3 9 (9.57%) REST
4 6 (6.38%) CSS
4 6 (6.38%) HTML
5 4 (4.26%) Gherkin
6 3 (3.19%) JSON
6 3 (3.19%) RESTful
6 3 (3.19%) XML
7 2 (2.13%) Behat
8 1 (1.06%) Ajax
8 1 (1.06%) Apache Flex
8 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.06%) HTML5
8 1 (1.06%) SOAP
8 1 (1.06%) Swagger
8 1 (1.06%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (7.45%) Client/Server
1 7 (7.45%) User Experience
2 3 (3.19%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.13%) iPad
3 2 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.06%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.02%) Windows
2 10 (10.64%) Unix
3 6 (6.38%) Linux
4 1 (1.06%) Android
4 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (81.91%) Test Automation
2 73 (77.66%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (20.21%) BDD
3 19 (20.21%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (20.21%) Manual Testing
3 19 (20.21%) Test Strategy
4 13 (13.83%) E-Commerce
4 13 (13.83%) Software Testing
5 12 (12.77%) SDLC
6 11 (11.70%) Defect Tracking
7 10 (10.64%) Functional Testing
8 9 (9.57%) TDD
8 9 (9.57%) Test Management
9 8 (8.51%) DevOps
10 7 (7.45%) API Testing
10 7 (7.45%) Open Source
10 7 (7.45%) Performance Testing
10 7 (7.45%) Regression Testing
10 7 (7.45%) Scrum
11 6 (6.38%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 44 (46.81%) C#
2 42 (44.68%) Java
3 21 (22.34%) Ruby
3 21 (22.34%) SQL
4 19 (20.21%) Python
5 4 (4.26%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.19%) PHP
7 1 (1.06%) Groovy
7 1 (1.06%) Jython
Qualifications
1 14 (14.89%) ISTQB
2 13 (13.83%) ISEB
3 2 (2.13%) Degree
3 2 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (43.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (11.70%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.38%) Google
3 5 (5.32%) Twitter
4 3 (3.19%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.19%) HP
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle
6 1 (1.06%) Blue Prism