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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank - - 22
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 0 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon - - 3.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 3
Average salary - - £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
97 86 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Basildon 72.93% 86.87% 74.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67 73 78
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £29,151
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £70,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 14 Related IT Skills in Basildon

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Manager
1 1 (100.00%) QA Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft