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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 74 73 81
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 22 20 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.86% 1.69% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 2.32% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 17 9 2
Average salary £47,500 £40,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.28% -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
933 862 914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 78.87% 72.87% 80.81%
Number of salaries quoted 683 718 747
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,750 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 August 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Essex region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. 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
Southend-on-Sea -5 4 - -
Chelmsford -2 2 £42,500 +4.93%
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Essex region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 32 (80.00%) QA
2 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
3 14 (35.00%) SDLC
4 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
5 12 (30.00%) MS Office
6 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 10 (25.00%) Service Management
6 10 (25.00%) ITIL
6 10 (25.00%) Change Control
6 10 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 10 (25.00%) Release Management
6 10 (25.00%) IT Governance
7 9 (22.50%) Infor
7 9 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (22.50%) SAS
7 9 (22.50%) Sun
8 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (20.00%) Finance
8 8 (20.00%) SQL
8 8 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (20.00%) Wealth Management
9 7 (17.50%) Test Automation
9 7 (17.50%) Automated Testing
9 7 (17.50%) ISEB
9 7 (17.50%) MultiFonds
10 6 (15.00%) Scrum
10 6 (15.00%) HP
10 6 (15.00%) .NET
10 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
10 6 (15.00%) Software Delivery

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Essex region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (22.50%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
2 12 (30.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (17.50%) MultiFonds
2 1 (2.50%) AWD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) Big Data
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.00%) TestDirector
2 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.50%) JIRA
4 2 (5.00%) HP UFT
4 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.50%) LabVIEW
5 1 (2.50%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Games
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Tester
2 12 (30.00%) Software Tester
3 10 (25.00%) Applications Support
4 9 (22.50%) QA Tester
5 8 (20.00%) Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) QA Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Manual Tester
8 2 (5.00%) Test Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) QA Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Senior QA Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Senior QA Test Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Verification Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Junior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) Middleware
3 3 (7.50%) HTML
3 3 (7.50%) Silverlight
4 2 (5.00%) SOAP
4 2 (5.00%) Web Services
5 1 (2.50%) XML
5 1 (2.50%) XML Schema
5 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) AS400
1 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) Data Conversion
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) SDLC
2 10 (25.00%) Change Control
2 10 (25.00%) ITIL
2 10 (25.00%) Service Management
2 10 (25.00%) IT Governance
2 10 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 10 (25.00%) Release Management
3 8 (20.00%) Wealth Management
3 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.50%) Automated Testing
4 7 (17.50%) Test Automation
5 6 (15.00%) Scrum
5 6 (15.00%) Software Delivery
5 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (10.00%) SOA
6 4 (10.00%) ETL
6 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (7.50%) Black-Box Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) C#
2 4 (10.00%) Java
2 4 (10.00%) VB
3 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.50%) VBScript
4 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.50%) VBA
4 1 (2.50%) XQuery
4 1 (2.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) ISEB
2 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 5 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (7.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) HNC
4 1 (2.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (80.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) IEC 61508
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (10.00%) Puppet
2 4 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) Sun
2 9 (22.50%) Infor
3 6 (15.00%) HP
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle
5 2 (5.00%) SAP
6 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
Brentwood, Essex
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
IFDS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago