The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 72 78 73
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 20 20 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.94% 1.52% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.85% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12 15 5
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,400 £28,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £47,500 £64,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Software Testing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
911 1082 901
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 88.28% 82.34% 80.66%
Number of salaries quoted 723 765 684
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of job ads across the Essex region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Essex

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Essex

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
Basildon - 6 £55,000 -
Brentwood +7 3 £46,250 -
Southend-on-Sea -2 1 £24,000 - 1
Wickford - 1 £27,000 -
Chelmsford - 1 £20,000 -
Harlow - 1 £20,000 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 32 (74.42%) QA
2 21 (48.84%) SDLC
3 17 (39.53%) Automated Testing
4 16 (37.21%) ISEB
4 16 (37.21%) Finance
4 16 (37.21%) Software Delivery
5 15 (34.88%) Wealth Management
5 15 (34.88%) ISTQB
6 14 (32.56%) Sonata
6 14 (32.56%) Test Strategy
7 13 (30.23%) Performance Testing
7 13 (30.23%) MultiFonds
8 11 (25.58%) Java
9 10 (23.26%) LoadRunner
10 9 (20.93%) Citrix
10 9 (20.93%) HP
11 8 (18.60%) C#
11 8 (18.60%) VBA
11 8 (18.60%) SOAP
11 8 (18.60%) Degree
11 8 (18.60%) SoapUI
11 8 (18.60%) HP SiteScope
11 8 (18.60%) Computer Science
12 7 (16.28%) SQL
13 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
14 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
14 4 (9.30%) Manual Testing
15 3 (6.98%) Security Testing
15 3 (6.98%) Process Improvement
15 3 (6.98%) Test Automation

Software Testing
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 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (32.56%) Sonata
2 13 (30.23%) MultiFonds
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) MySQL
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) LoadRunner
2 8 (18.60%) SoapUI
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (4.65%) JIRA
5 1 (2.33%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.33%) git-flow
5 1 (2.33%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.33%) Selenium
5 1 (2.33%) Subversion
5 1 (2.33%) TestRail
General
1 16 (37.21%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.33%) Electronics
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (53.49%) Tester
2 15 (34.88%) Software Tester
3 14 (32.56%) QA Tester
3 14 (32.56%) Software QA Tester
4 10 (23.26%) Test Engineer
5 8 (18.60%) Software Test Engineer
6 7 (16.28%) Analyst
7 6 (13.95%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
7 6 (13.95%) LoadRunner Tester
7 6 (13.95%) Performance Tester
8 5 (11.63%) Senior Test Engineer
9 4 (9.30%) Senior Performance Tester
9 4 (9.30%) Senior Tester
9 4 (9.30%) Test Analyst
10 3 (6.98%) Associate Director
10 3 (6.98%) Performance Analyst
10 3 (6.98%) Senior Software Test Engineer
10 3 (6.98%) Services Director
10 3 (6.98%) Software Analyst
10 3 (6.98%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) SOAP
2 3 (6.98%) .NET
3 1 (2.33%) JSON
3 1 (2.33%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Linux
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) SDLC
2 17 (39.53%) Automated Testing
3 16 (37.21%) Software Delivery
4 15 (34.88%) Wealth Management
5 14 (32.56%) Test Strategy
6 13 (30.23%) Performance Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Manual Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.98%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.98%) Process Improvement
8 3 (6.98%) Security Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Six Sigma
8 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.98%) Waterfall
8 3 (6.98%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) Java
2 8 (18.60%) C#
2 8 (18.60%) VBA
3 7 (16.28%) SQL
4 2 (4.65%) C
4 2 (4.65%) C++
4 2 (4.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (37.21%) ISEB
2 15 (34.88%) ISTQB
3 8 (18.60%) Degree
4 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (74.42%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Citrix
1 9 (20.93%) HP
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.98%) FINEOS
3 3 (6.98%) Guidewire
3 3 (6.98%) Telerik
4 1 (2.33%) Intel
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle
Essex
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