The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Tester in their job title 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 Job Titles advertised for the Essex region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank - 81 116
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 0 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex - 0.10% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.11% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 3
Average salary - £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
Job Titles Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1350 939 1419
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.47% 96.51% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1085 827 1129
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
QA Tester
East of England

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Essex region.

QA Tester Salary Trend in Essex

QA Tester
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Essex region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) WinForms
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Mercurial
1 2 (100.00%) MSTest
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) Moq
1 2 (100.00%) Ajax
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Essex region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Mercurial
1 2 (100.00%) MSTest
1 2 (100.00%) Moq
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) WinForms
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) Ajax
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA