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 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
England / East of England
Rank 224 230 216
Rank change year-on-year +6 -14  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 26 45 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.43% 0.61% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.64% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 23 44 42
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.07% +3.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £21,500 £22,650
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £49,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +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 5858 7074 7236
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 96.05% 96.23% 97.36%
Number of salaries quoted 4679 5707 5819
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £63,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 March 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 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
Essex +27 10 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire +19 9 £35,000 +16.66%
Suffolk +8 3 £25,000 -16.66% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 2 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Bedfordshire +23 1 - -
Norfolk -12 1 £28,500 -12.30%
Software Tester
England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 32 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
1 32 (42.67%) Software Testing
2 28 (37.33%) QA
3 25 (33.33%) Selenium
4 24 (32.00%) Performance Testing
5 23 (30.67%) Test Automation
6 20 (26.67%) Automated Testing
6 20 (26.67%) C#
7 16 (21.33%) Functional Testing
7 16 (21.33%) Finance
7 16 (21.33%) Java
7 16 (21.33%) ISEB
8 15 (20.00%) Stress Testing
8 15 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 15 (20.00%) Scalability Testing
9 14 (18.67%) SQL
9 14 (18.67%) ISTQB
10 13 (17.33%) Scrum
10 13 (17.33%) Test Strategy
11 12 (16.00%) Automation Testing
11 12 (16.00%) Software Delivery
11 12 (16.00%) Regression Testing
12 11 (14.67%) SDLC
12 11 (14.67%) Wealth Management
12 11 (14.67%) BDD
13 10 (13.33%) Asset Management
13 10 (13.33%) JIRA
14 9 (12.00%) SilkTest
14 9 (12.00%) .NET
14 9 (12.00%) Ranorex

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (1.33%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (10.67%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) SaaS
2 1 (1.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) MySQL
2 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (33.33%) Selenium
2 10 (13.33%) JIRA
3 9 (12.00%) Ranorex
3 9 (12.00%) SilkTest
4 7 (9.33%) JMeter
5 6 (8.00%) SoapUI
5 6 (8.00%) SpecFlow
5 6 (8.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.67%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.67%) Zephyr
7 1 (1.33%) Appium
7 1 (1.33%) TestRail
General
1 16 (21.33%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Automotive
2 6 (8.00%) Retail
3 1 (1.33%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) .NET
2 7 (9.33%) Web Services
3 6 (8.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.33%) REST
4 1 (1.33%) RESTful
4 1 (1.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.33%) Windows
2 2 (2.67%) Linux
3 1 (1.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
1 32 (42.67%) Software Testing
2 24 (32.00%) Performance Testing
3 23 (30.67%) Test Automation
4 20 (26.67%) Automated Testing
5 16 (21.33%) Functional Testing
6 15 (20.00%) Scalability Testing
6 15 (20.00%) Stress Testing
6 15 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 13 (17.33%) Scrum
7 13 (17.33%) Test Strategy
8 12 (16.00%) Automation Testing
8 12 (16.00%) Regression Testing
8 12 (16.00%) Software Delivery
9 11 (14.67%) BDD
9 11 (14.67%) SDLC
9 11 (14.67%) Wealth Management
10 10 (13.33%) Asset Management
11 8 (10.67%) Manual Testing
12 6 (8.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.67%) C#
2 16 (21.33%) Java
3 14 (18.67%) SQL
4 2 (2.67%) VB
5 1 (1.33%) C++
5 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.33%) Python
5 1 (1.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 16 (21.33%) ISEB
2 14 (18.67%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (37.33%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 5 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (1.33%) HP
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