The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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

Software Tester
England / East of England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 219 235
Rank change year-on-year +2 +16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 38 42 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.62% 0.62% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.65% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 37 41 52
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% +9.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  

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 of England. 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 of England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5954 6475 7992
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 97.27% 96.20% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 4865 5500 6591
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in the East of England

Software Tester
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in the East of England

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Tester in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Tester in the East of England

Software Tester
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 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
Cambridgeshire +11 21 £50,000 +53.84% 5
Hertfordshire +1 9 £32,500 +6.55%
Suffolk -11 7 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Essex -14 1 - -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Software 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 of England region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 54 (84.38%) Test Automation
2 32 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (45.31%) QA
4 28 (43.75%) Software Testing
4 28 (43.75%) C#
5 26 (40.63%) .NET
6 23 (35.94%) Selenium
7 18 (28.13%) Manual Testing
7 18 (28.13%) Java
7 18 (28.13%) ISEB
8 17 (26.56%) ISTQB
9 16 (25.00%) Finance
10 14 (21.88%) Test Strategy
10 14 (21.88%) SpecFlow
11 13 (20.31%) Cucumber
12 11 (17.19%) SDET
12 11 (17.19%) Test Scripting
12 11 (17.19%) E-Commerce
13 9 (14.06%) Scrum
13 9 (14.06%) Software Delivery
13 9 (14.06%) Functional Testing
14 8 (12.50%) JIRA
15 7 (10.94%) Wealth Management
15 7 (10.94%) Continuous Improvement
15 7 (10.94%) SDLC
16 6 (9.38%) Degree
16 6 (9.38%) Integration Testing
16 6 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
17 5 (7.81%) Performance Testing
17 5 (7.81%) Waterfall

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) SaaS
2 1 (1.56%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) Big Data
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (35.94%) Selenium
2 14 (21.88%) SpecFlow
3 13 (20.31%) Cucumber
4 8 (12.50%) JIRA
5 5 (7.81%) WebDriver
6 4 (6.25%) Ranorex
6 4 (6.25%) SilkTest
7 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.56%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.56%) Zephyr
General
1 16 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (1.56%) Interactive Media
3 1 (1.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (40.63%) .NET
2 4 (6.25%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.13%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.13%) Android
1 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
1 2 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (84.38%) Test Automation
2 32 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (43.75%) Software Testing
4 18 (28.13%) Manual Testing
5 14 (21.88%) Test Strategy
6 11 (17.19%) E-Commerce
6 11 (17.19%) SDET
6 11 (17.19%) Test Scripting
7 9 (14.06%) Functional Testing
7 9 (14.06%) Scrum
7 9 (14.06%) Software Delivery
8 7 (10.94%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (10.94%) SDLC
8 7 (10.94%) Wealth Management
9 6 (9.38%) Integration Testing
9 6 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (7.81%) Asset Management
10 5 (7.81%) BDD
10 5 (7.81%) Performance Testing
10 5 (7.81%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 28 (43.75%) C#
2 18 (28.13%) Java
3 5 (7.81%) SQL
4 4 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (1.56%) C++
5 1 (1.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (28.13%) ISEB
2 17 (26.56%) ISTQB
3 6 (9.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (45.31%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle
3 1 (1.56%) HP
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