The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Essex region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 90 91 112
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 9 12 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.93% 0.99% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.02% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 3
Median salary £47,500 £43,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £24,750 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £47,500 £78,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.28%
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
935 1172 1370
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 96.59% 97.10% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 748 942 1142
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of job ads across the Essex region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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 24 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood +13 5 £47,500 +35.71%
Colchester +2 2 £46,250 +46.82%
Loughton - 1 £37,500 -
QA Tester
East of England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, QA Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (73.33%) Automated Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Sonata
3 8 (53.33%) Software Delivery
3 8 (53.33%) SDLC
3 8 (53.33%) Wealth Management
3 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
3 8 (53.33%) MultiFonds
4 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
5 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (40.00%) Selenium
5 6 (40.00%) Java
6 5 (33.33%) Oracle
6 5 (33.33%) Ant
6 5 (33.33%) Maven
7 4 (26.67%) JMeter
7 4 (26.67%) JIRA
7 4 (26.67%) Java EE
7 4 (26.67%) JBoss
7 4 (26.67%) SoapUI
7 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
8 3 (20.00%) Use Case
8 3 (20.00%) Rational Functional Tester
8 3 (20.00%) HP UFT
8 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
8 3 (20.00%) Swing
8 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (20.00%) IBM
8 3 (20.00%) JUnit
8 3 (20.00%) SQL

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 8 (53.33%) MultiFonds
1 8 (53.33%) Sonata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
2 6 (40.00%) Selenium
3 5 (33.33%) Ant
3 5 (33.33%) Maven
4 4 (26.67%) JIRA
4 4 (26.67%) JMeter
4 4 (26.67%) SoapUI
5 3 (20.00%) HP UFT
5 3 (20.00%) JUnit
5 3 (20.00%) NUnit
5 3 (20.00%) Rational Functional Tester
5 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (13.33%) Cactus
6 2 (13.33%) DbUnit
6 2 (13.33%) Gerrit
6 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
6 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
6 2 (13.33%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (13.33%) Mercurial
7 1 (6.67%) JProfiler
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Java EE
2 3 (20.00%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Automated Testing
2 8 (53.33%) SDLC
2 8 (53.33%) Software Delivery
2 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Wealth Management
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (20.00%) Use Case
5 2 (13.33%) API Testing
5 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) OWASP
5 2 (13.33%) QA Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Workflow
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) IBM
3 2 (13.33%) HP