The median annual salary for a Tester was £36,250 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 163 154
Rank change year-on-year -20 -9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 70 112 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.13% 1.51% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.56% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 58 99 98
Median salary £36,250 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.53% -7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 5940 7161 7359
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 96.05% 96.26% 97.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4743 5790 5929
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 £25,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £63,150
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 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
Hertfordshire +6 22 £35,000 +21.73% 13
Essex +18 14 £47,500 +18.75% 8
Cambridgeshire 0 12 £55,000 +46.66% 6
Norfolk -10 10 £35,000 +16.66% 10
Bedfordshire +27 6 £37,500 +4.16% 5
Suffolk -4 6 £25,000 -28.57% 8
Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 64 (36.99%) QA
2 62 (35.84%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (32.95%) Selenium
4 49 (28.32%) Software Testing
5 44 (25.43%) Scrum
6 42 (24.28%) C#
6 42 (24.28%) Test Strategy
7 41 (23.70%) Finance
8 40 (23.12%) Test Scripting
8 40 (23.12%) Test Automation
9 39 (22.54%) BDD
9 39 (22.54%) Functional Testing
10 34 (19.65%) Performance Testing
11 32 (18.50%) Automation Testing
12 28 (16.18%) Automated Testing
13 26 (15.03%) SQL
13 26 (15.03%) Java
13 26 (15.03%) JIRA
14 25 (14.45%) Regression Testing
15 24 (13.87%) ISEB
15 24 (13.87%) WebDriver
16 23 (13.29%) Manual Testing
17 22 (12.72%) ISTQB
18 19 (10.98%) TDD
18 19 (10.98%) SDLC
19 17 (9.83%) Software Delivery
19 17 (9.83%) Ruby
19 17 (9.83%) SQL Server
19 17 (9.83%) MS Excel
20 16 (9.25%) Windows

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 3 (1.73%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.16%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (9.83%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (4.62%) Sonata
2 1 (0.58%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.47%) SaaS
2 1 (0.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.16%) Wireless
2 1 (0.58%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.58%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.58%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (0.58%) Firewall
2 1 (0.58%) FTP
2 1 (0.58%) HTTP
2 1 (0.58%) VPN
2 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.58%) Wireless Security
2 1 (0.58%) WPA
2 1 (0.58%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.31%) MS Access
3 3 (1.73%) MySQL
3 3 (1.73%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.58%) Big Data
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 57 (32.95%) Selenium
2 26 (15.03%) JIRA
3 24 (13.87%) WebDriver
4 13 (7.51%) SpecFlow
5 12 (6.94%) Cucumber
5 12 (6.94%) SoapUI
6 10 (5.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (5.20%) JMeter
7 9 (5.20%) Ranorex
7 9 (5.20%) SilkTest
8 8 (4.62%) HP UFT
9 5 (2.89%) LoadRunner
10 4 (2.31%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.31%) Hudson
10 4 (2.31%) Subversion
10 4 (2.31%) TortoiseSVN
10 4 (2.31%) Zephyr
11 3 (1.73%) JBehave
12 2 (1.16%) TestRail
12 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (23.70%) Finance
2 8 (4.62%) Retail
3 7 (4.05%) Automotive
4 3 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.16%) Law
5 2 (1.16%) Legal
5 2 (1.16%) Marketing
5 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.58%) Advertising
6 1 (0.58%) Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Games
6 1 (0.58%) Interactive Media
6 1 (0.58%) Local Government
6 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.25%) .NET
2 12 (6.94%) Web Services
3 9 (5.20%) Gherkin
4 7 (4.05%) RESTful
5 4 (2.31%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.73%) XML
7 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.16%) CSS
7 2 (1.16%) HTML
7 2 (1.16%) SOAP
8 1 (0.58%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.58%) jQuery
8 1 (0.58%) REST
8 1 (0.58%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.36%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.20%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.47%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.16%) User Experience
6 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.25%) Windows
2 8 (4.62%) Linux
3 3 (1.73%) Android
3 3 (1.73%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.73%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (35.84%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (28.32%) Software Testing
3 44 (25.43%) Scrum
4 42 (24.28%) Test Strategy
5 40 (23.12%) Test Automation
5 40 (23.12%) Test Scripting
6 39 (22.54%) BDD
6 39 (22.54%) Functional Testing
7 34 (19.65%) Performance Testing
8 32 (18.50%) Automation Testing
9 28 (16.18%) Automated Testing
10 25 (14.45%) Regression Testing
11 23 (13.29%) Manual Testing
12 19 (10.98%) SDLC
12 19 (10.98%) TDD
13 17 (9.83%) Software Delivery
14 15 (8.67%) Scalability Testing
14 15 (8.67%) Stress Testing
15 14 (8.09%) Non-Functional Testing
16 11 (6.36%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (24.28%) C#
2 26 (15.03%) Java
2 26 (15.03%) SQL
3 17 (9.83%) Ruby
4 7 (4.05%) Python
5 5 (2.89%) C
5 5 (2.89%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.31%) Perl
6 4 (2.31%) PHP
6 4 (2.31%) VB
7 3 (1.73%) C++
8 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.58%) Tcl
8 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (13.87%) ISEB
2 22 (12.72%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.62%) Degree
4 6 (3.47%) OSCP
5 4 (2.31%) CEH
5 4 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.73%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.58%) CPTE
7 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.58%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (36.99%) QA
2 3 (1.73%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.73%) PMO
3 1 (0.58%) SDET
3 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (6.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.58%) Nessus
2 1 (0.58%) Nmap
Vendors
1 13 (7.51%) HP
2 12 (6.94%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.20%) Oracle
4 6 (3.47%) SAP
5 5 (2.89%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco
6 1 (0.58%) Citrix
6 1 (0.58%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.58%) Google
6 1 (0.58%) Juniper
6 1 (0.58%) Nokia
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