The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Basildon region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 27 24 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 0.83% 6.71% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 7.81% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Average salary - £27,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -35.29%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Basildon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
105 128 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 87.50% 85.91% 82.02%
Number of salaries quoted 76 94 67
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Software Testing
Essex

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 17 Related IT Skills in Basildon

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Six Sigma
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) QA Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Senior QA Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Six Sigma
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft