The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 89 80 89
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 3 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.24% 0.37% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.39% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 2
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% +7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
QA Tester
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1142 1038 1025
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 91.00% 95.67% 95.62%
Number of salaries quoted 865 845 834
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,820 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (78.57%) Software Testing
3 10 (71.43%) SDLC
4 9 (64.29%) Wealth Management
4 9 (64.29%) MultiFonds
4 9 (64.29%) Automated Testing
5 8 (57.14%) Software Delivery
6 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (28.57%) ISEB
7 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
7 3 (21.43%) JIRA
8 2 (14.29%) Selenium
8 2 (14.29%) Android
8 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
8 2 (14.29%) Windows
8 2 (14.29%) Scrum
9 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
9 1 (7.14%) CRM
9 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (7.14%) User Stories
9 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
9 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
9 1 (7.14%) System Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 9 (64.29%) MultiFonds
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Android
1 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Software Testing
2 10 (71.43%) SDLC
3 9 (64.29%) Automated Testing
3 9 (64.29%) Wealth Management
4 8 (57.14%) Software Delivery
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
7 1 (7.14%) CRM
7 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.14%) System Testing
7 1 (7.14%) User Stories
7 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com