The median annual salary for a Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
England / East Midlands
Rank 135 127 152
Rank change year-on-year -8 +25  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 25 39 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.86% 1.23% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.27% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 24 35 30
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £17,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £41,500 £44,150
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 2827 3081 3292
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 96.75% 97.35% 97.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2257 2454 2683
Median salary £37,500 £38,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.31% -2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 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 17 £36,000 +4.34% 7
Leicestershire -17 6 £30,000 +20.00% 5
Northamptonshire - 2 £39,250 - 6
Tester
England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 46 (68.66%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (64.18%) Selenium
3 29 (43.28%) Scrum
4 25 (37.31%) QA
4 25 (37.31%) Cucumber
5 23 (34.33%) Java
6 22 (32.84%) Test Scripting
7 18 (26.87%) Test Automation
8 17 (25.37%) Manual Testing
9 16 (23.88%) C#
10 15 (22.39%) Automated Testing
10 15 (22.39%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (20.90%) WebDriver
12 13 (19.40%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (19.40%) Retail
12 13 (19.40%) Automation Testing
12 13 (19.40%) Calabash
13 12 (17.91%) ISTQB
13 12 (17.91%) Software Engineering
13 12 (17.91%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (16.42%) Capybara
14 11 (16.42%) Protractor
15 10 (14.93%) BDD
15 10 (14.93%) Mobile App
15 10 (14.93%) Kanban
15 10 (14.93%) SQL
16 9 (13.43%) Gherkin
17 8 (11.94%) SDET
17 8 (11.94%) Software Testing
17 8 (11.94%) Windows

Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 (4.48%) CMS
2 2 (2.99%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.49%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Firewall
1 1 (1.49%) HTTP
1 1 (1.49%) VoIP
1 1 (1.49%) VPN
1 1 (1.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) DTS
1 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (64.18%) Selenium
2 25 (37.31%) Cucumber
3 14 (20.90%) WebDriver
4 13 (19.40%) Calabash
5 12 (17.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (16.42%) Capybara
6 11 (16.42%) Protractor
7 7 (10.45%) JIRA
8 6 (8.96%) HP UFT
9 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
9 4 (5.97%) Ranorex
9 4 (5.97%) Visual Studio
10 3 (4.48%) Appium
10 3 (4.48%) SpecFlow
11 2 (2.99%) CruiseControl
11 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
11 2 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (2.99%) Subversion
11 2 (2.99%) TeamCity
12 1 (1.49%) Maven
General
1 13 (19.40%) Retail
2 6 (8.96%) Finance
3 1 (1.49%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.43%) Gherkin
2 4 (5.97%) CSS
2 4 (5.97%) HTML
3 2 (2.99%) WPF
4 1 (1.49%) .NET
4 1 (1.49%) JDBC
4 1 (1.49%) RESTful
4 1 (1.49%) Web Services
4 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.49%) Fintech
2 1 (1.49%) FMCG
2 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.49%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.94%) Windows
2 2 (2.99%) Android
2 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.99%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (68.66%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (43.28%) Scrum
3 22 (32.84%) Test Scripting
4 18 (26.87%) Test Automation
5 17 (25.37%) Manual Testing
6 15 (22.39%) Automated Testing
6 15 (22.39%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (19.40%) Automation Testing
7 13 (19.40%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (17.91%) Software Engineering
9 10 (14.93%) BDD
9 10 (14.93%) Kanban
10 8 (11.94%) Regression Testing
10 8 (11.94%) Software Testing
11 7 (10.45%) Configuration Management
11 7 (10.45%) OO
11 7 (10.45%) SDLC
12 6 (8.96%) Functional Testing
13 5 (7.46%) DevOps
13 5 (7.46%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (34.33%) Java
2 16 (23.88%) C#
3 10 (14.93%) SQL
4 7 (10.45%) Ruby
5 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.97%) Python
7 2 (2.99%) AWK
7 2 (2.99%) Perl
7 2 (2.99%) sed
7 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) ISTQB
2 7 (10.45%) ISEB
3 3 (4.48%) Degree
3 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.49%) CEH
4 1 (1.49%) CREST Certified
4 1 (1.49%) GCIH
4 1 (1.49%) GPEN
4 1 (1.49%) GWAPT
4 1 (1.49%) OSCE
4 1 (1.49%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (37.31%) QA
2 8 (11.94%) SDET
3 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) Puppet
2 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.49%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.99%) Perforce
2 2 (2.99%) SAP
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
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