The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Basildon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 25 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 4 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 4.40% - 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.44% - 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £60,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Software Testing
Essex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Basildon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Basildon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
90 48 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 98.90% 77.42% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 23 40 42
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £40,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Basildon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Basildon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Basildon region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Basildon

Software Testing
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Basildon

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Basildon region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 6 (85.71%) HP
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
1 6 (85.71%) Citrix
1 6 (85.71%) LoadRunner
1 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
1 6 (85.71%) Performance Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 5 (71.43%) Degree
2 5 (71.43%) Computer Science
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) C#
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) VBA
3 4 (57.14%) SOAP
3 4 (57.14%) QA
3 4 (57.14%) Load Testing
3 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
3 4 (57.14%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) IIS
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) Internet

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Basildon region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) LoadRunner
2 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Graduate
3 1 (14.29%) Graduate Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Graduate Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Penetration Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Performance Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
1 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
2 5 (71.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Citrix
1 6 (85.71%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft