Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 20 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 315 277 333
Rank change year-on-year -38 +56 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 45 83 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.36% 0.66% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.68% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 40 80 61
East of England median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £21,250 £19,750
90th Percentile £47,500 £51,250 £51,250
England median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -

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 12,147 12,167 14,414
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.87% 96.59% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 9,943 9,937 11,808
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,950
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.39% +3.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £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 February 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 February 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
Hertfordshire -46 13 £37,500 +17.19% 9
Cambridgeshire -41 10 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Norfolk +32 9 £35,000 +25.00% 1
Essex -4 9 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Bedfordshire +24 2 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Suffolk 0 2 £30,500 +32.61% 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 February 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 36 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (51.11%) QA
4 20 (44.44%) Software Testing
5 16 (35.56%) ISEB
6 15 (33.33%) ISTQB
7 14 (31.11%) Scrum
7 14 (31.11%) Test Scripting
8 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
9 11 (24.44%) Selenium
10 10 (22.22%) Load Testing
10 10 (22.22%) Git (software)
11 9 (20.00%) Cucumber
11 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 9 (20.00%) Windows
11 9 (20.00%) Linux
12 8 (17.78%) SQL
12 8 (17.78%) SoapUI
12 8 (17.78%) Functional Testing
12 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (15.56%) Skype for Business
13 7 (15.56%) Unified Communications
13 7 (15.56%) Skype
13 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
13 7 (15.56%) JIRA
14 6 (13.33%) Gerrit
14 6 (13.33%) Manual Testing
15 5 (11.11%) Stress Testing
15 5 (11.11%) Scalability Testing
15 5 (11.11%) BDD

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 7 (15.56%) Skype for Business
2 5 (11.11%) JBoss
3 1 (2.22%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) Skype
1 7 (15.56%) Unified Communications
2 3 (6.67%) TETRA
2 3 (6.67%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.22%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.22%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) DB2
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Selenium
2 10 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 9 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 8 (17.78%) SoapUI
5 7 (15.56%) JIRA
6 6 (13.33%) Gerrit
7 5 (11.11%) Ant
7 5 (11.11%) FitNesse
7 5 (11.11%) JMeter
7 5 (11.11%) JProfiler
7 5 (11.11%) Maven
7 5 (11.11%) Redmine
8 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio
9 3 (6.67%) NeoLoad
9 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (6.67%) WebDriver
10 2 (4.44%) DbUnit
10 2 (4.44%) MSTest
10 2 (4.44%) Ranorex
10 2 (4.44%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) Java EE
2 3 (6.67%) Gherkin
2 3 (6.67%) SOAP
2 3 (6.67%) WebRTC
3 1 (2.22%) Node.js
3 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Handset
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Linux
1 9 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.22%) Android
3 1 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 14 (31.11%) Scrum
4 14 (31.11%) Test Scripting
5 10 (22.22%) Load Testing
6 8 (17.78%) Functional Testing
7 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
8 6 (13.33%) Manual Testing
9 5 (11.11%) BDD
9 5 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (11.11%) OO
9 5 (11.11%) Performance Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Scalability Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Stress Testing
9 5 (11.11%) User Stories
10 4 (8.89%) Case Management
10 4 (8.89%) SDLC
10 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing
11 3 (6.67%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) Java
2 5 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (35.56%) ISEB
2 15 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 5 (11.11%) Degree
3 5 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.22%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (51.11%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.89%) Apple
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) IBM