The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software 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
Software Tester
Rank 89 81 90
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.24% 0.28% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.29% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 0
Average salary £47,500 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.15% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +3.17%
Software 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%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Essex

Software Tester
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Essex region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 14 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (85.71%) Software Testing
3 10 (71.43%) SDLC
4 9 (64.29%) MultiFonds
4 9 (64.29%) Automated Testing
4 9 (64.29%) Wealth Management
5 8 (57.14%) Software Delivery
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
6 3 (21.43%) ISEB
7 2 (14.29%) Windows
7 2 (14.29%) JIRA
7 2 (14.29%) Selenium
7 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
7 2 (14.29%) Android
8 1 (7.14%) System Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Black-Box Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Silverlight
8 1 (7.14%) Finance
8 1 (7.14%) Scrum
8 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (7.14%) C#
8 1 (7.14%) HTML
8 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
8 1 (7.14%) VB
8 1 (7.14%) .NET

Software 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 Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 9 (64.29%) MultiFonds
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) Silverlight
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Android
1 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Software Testing
2 10 (71.43%) SDLC
3 9 (64.29%) Wealth Management
3 9 (64.29%) Automated Testing
4 8 (57.14%) Software Delivery
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) System Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
Chelmsford, Essex
Candidate Source
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per annum DOE + Generous benefits package
Posted: 5 hours ago