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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 98 92 83
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 5 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.35% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 1
Average salary £35,000 £27,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.62% -32.50%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
1343 1033 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.05% 95.12% 97.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1072 783 741
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,367 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Brentwood - 4 £35,000 -
Colchester +11 1 £30,000 +9.09%
Software Tester
East of England

Software Tester
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (66.67%) JIRA
2 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 5 (55.56%) QA
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) System Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Android
5 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
5 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (11.11%) Cucumber

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) JIRA
2 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Android
2 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Chelmsford, Essex
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