The first table below looks at the demand 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 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
Software Tester
Rank 92 85 98
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.083% 0.72% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.75% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 1
Average salary £20,500 £27,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.45% -45.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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% -
Software Tester
East of England

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 13 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Data Migration
2 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (80.00%) Migration
2 4 (80.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Automotive
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing

Software 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 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 4 (80.00%) JDE OneWorld
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Automotive
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Migration
2 4 (80.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Essex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Jambo Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago