The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Essex region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
Rank 71 97 98
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 11 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.17% 0.17% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.18% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 5
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,500 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £47,500 £38,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
889 1115 1232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 94.88% 96.87% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 657 854 994
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

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
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Essex

Software 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 Software Tester within the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 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
Chelmsford - 3 £55,000 -
Brentwood - 1 £40,000 -
Software Tester
East of England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Software 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 Software Tester in the job title.

1 16 (72.73%) Automated Testing
2 12 (54.55%) QA
3 11 (50.00%) Wealth Management
3 11 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 11 (50.00%) Software Delivery
3 11 (50.00%) SDLC
4 10 (45.45%) Sonata
4 10 (45.45%) Finance
4 10 (45.45%) Java
5 9 (40.91%) Asset Management
6 6 (27.27%) Selenium
6 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
6 6 (27.27%) SQL
6 6 (27.27%) MS Office
6 6 (27.27%) Web Services
6 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
6 6 (27.27%) Automotive
6 6 (27.27%) Process Improvement
6 6 (27.27%) Automation Testing
7 5 (22.73%) ISEB
7 5 (22.73%) SoapUI
7 5 (22.73%) JMeter
7 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
8 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (18.18%) Client/Server
8 4 (18.18%) .NET
8 4 (18.18%) C#
8 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
8 4 (18.18%) SpecFlow
8 4 (18.18%) Gherkin

Software 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:

Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
1 6 (27.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Sonata
2 1 (4.55%) MultiFonds
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) JMeter
2 5 (22.73%) SoapUI
3 4 (18.18%) SpecFlow
4 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Web Services
2 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Automated Testing
2 11 (50.00%) SDLC
2 11 (50.00%) Software Delivery
2 11 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 11 (50.00%) Wealth Management
3 9 (40.91%) Asset Management
4 6 (27.27%) Automation Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Process Improvement
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.64%) BDD
7 1 (4.55%) Manual Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) ISEB
1 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (54.55%) QA