Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 22 November 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 of England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 183 203
Rank change year-on-year -37 +20 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 134 206 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.11% 1.55% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.61% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 110 191 194
East of England median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £52,750 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,750
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +6.00%

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 11697 12786 14622
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 9596 10618 12133
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in the East of England

Tester
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Tester in the East of England

Tester
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in the East of England

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 Tester within the East of England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -7 56 £37,750 +7.86% 8
Hertfordshire -13 28 £37,500 +22.95% 5
Essex +21 18 £50,000 +17.65% 1
Suffolk -11 16 £32,500 - 2
Bedfordshire -10 6 £31,750 -41.74% 3
Norfolk +10 5 £35,000 +12.00% 1
East Anglia - 5 - -
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 of England region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 99 (73.88%) Test Automation
2 68 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (45.52%) QA
4 39 (29.10%) Selenium
5 36 (26.87%) Software Testing
5 36 (26.87%) C#
6 35 (26.12%) Test Scripting
7 28 (20.90%) Java
8 25 (18.66%) Regression Testing
9 24 (17.91%) SQL
10 23 (17.16%) Degree
10 23 (17.16%) Functional Testing
11 22 (16.42%) Manual Testing
11 22 (16.42%) JIRA
12 21 (15.67%) Scrum
12 21 (15.67%) Cucumber
13 20 (14.93%) ISTQB
14 19 (14.18%) WebDriver
15 18 (13.43%) Finance
15 18 (13.43%) .NET
16 17 (12.69%) Microsoft
16 17 (12.69%) ISEB
16 17 (12.69%) Apple iOS
16 17 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (12.69%) SpecFlow
17 16 (11.94%) Computer Science
17 16 (11.94%) BDD
18 15 (11.19%) SDLC
18 15 (11.19%) OO
18 15 (11.19%) TDD

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 4 (2.99%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.75%) JBoss
2 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.75%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.73%) SaaS
3 3 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.75%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.99%) Internet
1 4 (2.99%) Skype
1 4 (2.99%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.49%) Firewall
2 2 (1.49%) TETRA
2 2 (1.49%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.75%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.75%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.24%) DB2
2 3 (2.24%) MySQL
3 2 (1.49%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 39 (29.10%) Selenium
2 22 (16.42%) JIRA
3 21 (15.67%) Cucumber
4 19 (14.18%) WebDriver
5 17 (12.69%) SpecFlow
6 10 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (5.22%) Git (software)
7 7 (5.22%) HP UFT
8 5 (3.73%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.73%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (3.73%) SoapUI
9 4 (2.99%) JMeter
9 4 (2.99%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.24%) JBehave
11 2 (1.49%) Gerrit
11 2 (1.49%) JUnit
11 2 (1.49%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.49%) Redmine
11 2 (1.49%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.49%) TestComplete
General
1 18 (13.43%) Finance
2 4 (2.99%) Retail
3 3 (2.24%) Banking
4 1 (0.75%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.43%) .NET
2 12 (8.96%) CSS
2 12 (8.96%) HTML
3 11 (8.21%) Gherkin
4 3 (2.24%) SOAP
5 2 (1.49%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.49%) HTML5
5 2 (1.49%) jQuery
5 2 (1.49%) WebRTC
5 2 (1.49%) WinForms
6 1 (0.75%) JSON
6 1 (0.75%) ODBC
6 1 (0.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.94%) Computer Science
2 12 (8.96%) Mobile App
3 10 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.22%) Fintech
4 7 (5.22%) User Experience
5 5 (3.73%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.99%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (2.99%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.24%) Internet of Things
7 3 (2.24%) Smart Energy
8 2 (1.49%) Digital Currency
8 2 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.49%) Xbox
9 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.75%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.69%) Apple iOS
2 13 (9.70%) Android
3 7 (5.22%) Windows
4 4 (2.99%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (73.88%) Test Automation
2 68 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (26.87%) Software Testing
4 35 (26.12%) Test Scripting
5 25 (18.66%) Regression Testing
6 23 (17.16%) Functional Testing
7 22 (16.42%) Manual Testing
8 21 (15.67%) Scrum
9 17 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (11.94%) BDD
11 15 (11.19%) OO
11 15 (11.19%) SDLC
11 15 (11.19%) TDD
12 14 (10.45%) Test Strategy
13 13 (9.70%) Software Engineering
14 12 (8.96%) Mathematics
14 12 (8.96%) SDET
15 11 (8.21%) User Stories
16 10 (7.46%) Acceptance Criteria
16 10 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (26.87%) C#
2 28 (20.90%) Java
3 24 (17.91%) SQL
4 14 (10.45%) T-SQL
5 12 (8.96%) Python
6 6 (4.48%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.48%) Ruby
7 5 (3.73%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.99%) C++
9 3 (2.24%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.49%) PHP
10 2 (1.49%) R
10 2 (1.49%) VB
11 1 (0.75%) Groovy
11 1 (0.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (17.16%) Degree
2 20 (14.93%) ISTQB
3 17 (12.69%) ISEB
4 7 (5.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.99%) CREST Certified
6 3 (2.24%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.24%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.75%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (45.52%) QA
2 4 (2.99%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (2.99%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 5 (3.73%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 17 (12.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.99%) Apple
2 4 (2.99%) Oracle
3 2 (1.49%) CA
3 2 (1.49%) HP
3 2 (1.49%) IBM
4 1 (0.75%) Adobe
4 1 (0.75%) AppDynamics