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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 89 - 93
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 4 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.33% - 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% - 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 6
Average salary £35,000 - £28,750
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 - £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 - £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
Job Titles Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1145 1064 1169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.34% 96.03% 97.91%
Number of salaries quoted 988 887 1006
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
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
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Essex

QA Tester
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Colchester - 2 £33,750 -
Brentwood - 1 £32,500 -
QA Tester
East of England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Use Case
3 2 (50.00%) Load Testing
3 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) JMeter
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) Mercurial
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) DbUnit
4 1 (25.00%) MSTest
4 1 (25.00%) Moq
4 1 (25.00%) JProfiler
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Hudson
4 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (25.00%) Redmine
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (25.00%) Automotive
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) FitNesse
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) Ant
4 1 (25.00%) JUnit

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (25.00%) NUnit
2 1 (25.00%) ArgoUML
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) Cactus
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) FitNesse
2 1 (25.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (25.00%) TestNG
2 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (25.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (25.00%) DbUnit
2 1 (25.00%) MSTest
2 1 (25.00%) Moq
2 1 (25.00%) JProfiler
2 1 (25.00%) Hudson
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) Redmine
General
1 1 (25.00%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Swing
2 1 (25.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Use Case
2 2 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) JBoss
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) HP