Period
to 20 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

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
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 303 305 275
Rank change year-on-year +2 -30 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 38 55 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.33% 0.46% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.47% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 31 50 84
East of England median annual salary £35,000 £38,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.68% +10.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £23,500 £27,500 £26,975
90th Percentile £45,000 £50,000 £51,250
England median annual salary £35,500 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year +1.43% +4.48% +4.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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 of England
Permanent vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 11,054 11,618 12,982
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.83% 97.19% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 8,284 9,406 10,931
East of England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

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 6 months to 20 August 2018.

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 6 months to 20 August 2018. 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
Cambridgeshire -15 13 £37,500 -21.05% 6
Hertfordshire -6 12 £29,500 -9.23% 2
Essex +38 7 £45,000 +12.50%
Suffolk 0 2 £25,000 -23.08% 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £43,000 -
Norfolk - 2 £35,000 - 1
Software Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East of England region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 29 (76.32%) Test Automation
2 25 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (57.89%) QA
4 20 (52.63%) Selenium
5 17 (44.74%) Software Testing
6 14 (36.84%) ISEB
6 14 (36.84%) Manual Testing
7 12 (31.58%) JIRA
8 11 (28.95%) ISTQB
8 11 (28.95%) WebDriver
9 10 (26.32%) SQL
10 9 (23.68%) C#
10 9 (23.68%) Java
10 9 (23.68%) Cucumber
10 9 (23.68%) SoapUI
11 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
12 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
12 7 (18.42%) JMeter
13 6 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (15.79%) Maven
13 6 (15.79%) .NET
13 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
13 6 (15.79%) OO
13 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
14 5 (13.16%) SDLC
14 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
14 5 (13.16%) Android
14 5 (13.16%) FitNesse

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.16%) JBoss
2 1 (2.63%) Confluence
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) TETRA
2 2 (5.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.26%) DB2
3 2 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (52.63%) Selenium
2 12 (31.58%) JIRA
3 11 (28.95%) WebDriver
4 9 (23.68%) Cucumber
4 9 (23.68%) SoapUI
5 7 (18.42%) JMeter
6 6 (15.79%) Maven
7 5 (13.16%) Ant
7 5 (13.16%) FitNesse
7 5 (13.16%) JProfiler
7 5 (13.16%) QF-Test
7 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (10.53%) JIRA Agile
9 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
10 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
10 2 (5.26%) NeoLoad
10 2 (5.26%) Ranorex
10 2 (5.26%) Redmine
11 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
11 1 (2.63%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) .NET
2 5 (13.16%) Java EE
3 4 (10.53%) CSS
3 4 (10.53%) HTML
4 3 (7.89%) Gherkin
5 2 (5.26%) CSS3
5 2 (5.26%) HTML5
5 2 (5.26%) SOAP
5 2 (5.26%) WebRTC
6 1 (2.63%) Android SDK
6 1 (2.63%) RESTful
6 1 (2.63%) Swing
6 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) FMCG
4 1 (2.63%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Android
2 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.89%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (76.32%) Test Automation
2 25 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (44.74%) Software Testing
4 14 (36.84%) Manual Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 6 (15.79%) OO
6 6 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Load Testing
7 5 (13.16%) SDLC
8 4 (10.53%) BDD
8 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.53%) System Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (7.89%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Scrum
9 3 (7.89%) Unit Testing
9 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) SQL
2 9 (23.68%) C#
2 9 (23.68%) Java
3 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.89%) Python
4 3 (7.89%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.63%) C++
6 1 (2.63%) Ruby
6 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) ISEB
2 11 (28.95%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (57.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
1 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) PureLoad
3 2 (5.26%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.63%) SAP