The median annual salary for a Tester was £47,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 129 156
Rank change year-on-year -5 +27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 22 45 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.84% 1.37% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.41% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 20 36 32
Median salary £47,000 £34,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.22% -2.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £28,500 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,750 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  

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 2554 3201 3659
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 97.00% 97.56% 97.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2152 2593 3036
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 24 June 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 24 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 +10 9 £43,750 +14.37% 6
Northamptonshire -2 7 £52,500 +47.88%
Lincolnshire +13 6 £52,500 +75.00% 1
Leicestershire +9 2 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Derbyshire +4 2 £46,500 +25.67%
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 43 (87.76%) Test Automation
2 33 (67.35%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (61.22%) Selenium
4 22 (44.90%) Cucumber
4 22 (44.90%) QA
5 17 (34.69%) BDD
6 15 (30.61%) C#
6 15 (30.61%) Java
7 12 (24.49%) Test Strategy
8 11 (22.45%) ISTQB
9 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
9 10 (20.41%) TDD
9 10 (20.41%) Test Scripting
9 10 (20.41%) Manual Testing
10 9 (18.37%) SpecFlow
10 9 (18.37%) WebDriver
11 8 (16.33%) Gherkin
11 8 (16.33%) Mobile App
11 8 (16.33%) Calabash
11 8 (16.33%) SDLC
11 8 (16.33%) Scenario Testing
11 8 (16.33%) Scrum
11 8 (16.33%) ISEB
11 8 (16.33%) E-Commerce
12 7 (14.29%) Windows
12 7 (14.29%) SQL
12 7 (14.29%) Finance
12 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
12 7 (14.29%) SDET
12 7 (14.29%) Protractor

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 1 (2.04%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 30 (61.22%) Selenium
2 22 (44.90%) Cucumber
3 9 (18.37%) SpecFlow
3 9 (18.37%) WebDriver
4 8 (16.33%) Calabash
5 7 (14.29%) Capybara
5 7 (14.29%) JIRA
5 7 (14.29%) Protractor
6 6 (12.24%) Visual Studio
7 5 (10.20%) HP UFT
7 5 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (8.16%) Ranorex
9 2 (4.08%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
10 1 (2.04%) Ant
10 1 (2.04%) Appium
10 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
10 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
10 1 (2.04%) Maven
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) Gherkin
2 5 (10.20%) .NET
3 4 (8.16%) RESTful
3 4 (8.16%) WPF
4 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.04%) JDBC
4 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.08%) iPad
2 2 (4.08%) User Experience
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.04%) Fintech
3 1 (2.04%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (87.76%) Test Automation
2 33 (67.35%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (34.69%) BDD
4 12 (24.49%) Test Strategy
5 10 (20.41%) Manual Testing
5 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
5 10 (20.41%) TDD
5 10 (20.41%) Test Scripting
6 8 (16.33%) E-Commerce
6 8 (16.33%) Scenario Testing
6 8 (16.33%) Scrum
6 8 (16.33%) SDLC
7 7 (14.29%) Functional Testing
7 7 (14.29%) SDET
7 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 6 (12.24%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Kanban
10 4 (8.16%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (8.16%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) C#
1 15 (30.61%) Java
2 7 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.04%) Ruby
4 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) ISTQB
2 8 (16.33%) ISEB
3 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (44.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincolnshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Mindera
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum 6 Monthly Bonus - Quarterly Pay Revi
Posted: 18 days ago
Edwalton, Nottinghamshire
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 11 days ago
Nottingham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago