The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Essex region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 68 79 89
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 20 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.70% 1.05% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 1.33% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 8
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £40,000 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £48,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
821 902 825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 69.81% 79.19% 70.57%
Number of salaries quoted 679 734 721
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £27,616
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £56,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
East of England

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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 +11 5 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £40,500 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £35,000 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 20 (50.00%) ISEB
2 19 (47.50%) Finance
2 19 (47.50%) QA
3 18 (45.00%) ISTQB
4 15 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (32.50%) Test Automation
5 13 (32.50%) QuickTest Pro
6 12 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (25.00%) Retail
7 10 (25.00%) HP
8 9 (22.50%) VBScript
8 9 (22.50%) VB
9 8 (20.00%) Performance Testing
9 8 (20.00%) Selenium
10 6 (15.00%) Project Management
10 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (15.00%) C#
10 6 (15.00%) Java
10 6 (15.00%) SQL
10 6 (15.00%) Automated Testing
10 6 (15.00%) Business Analysis
10 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
11 5 (12.50%) VBA
12 4 (10.00%) JDE OneWorld
12 4 (10.00%) Software AG
12 4 (10.00%) Middleware
12 4 (10.00%) Migration
12 4 (10.00%) Wealth Management
12 4 (10.00%) Degree
12 4 (10.00%) Computer Science

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Office
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (2.50%) VisionPLUS
Development Applications
1 13 (32.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (2.50%) VectorCAST
3 1 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.50%) MSTest
3 1 (2.50%) Moq
3 1 (2.50%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.50%) JIRA
3 1 (2.50%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 19 (47.50%) Finance
2 10 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Automotive
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Test Manager
2 11 (27.50%) Test Analyst
2 11 (27.50%) Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) Test Specialist
3 9 (22.50%) Automation Specialist
4 7 (17.50%) Tester
5 6 (15.00%) Programme Manager
6 5 (12.50%) Test Automation Specialist
6 5 (12.50%) Programme Test Manager
6 5 (12.50%) Software Tester
7 4 (10.00%) Integration Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Web Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Web Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) QA Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Test Automation Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) QA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Middleware
2 2 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (2.50%) SOAP
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Test Automation
2 8 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 6 (15.00%) Project Management
3 6 (15.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (15.00%) Business Analysis
3 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (10.00%) Migration
4 4 (10.00%) Wealth Management
4 4 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (7.50%) Manual Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Security Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Web Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Test Management
5 3 (7.50%) Six Sigma
6 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.00%) Workflow
6 2 (5.00%) Scrum
6 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.00%) Stress Testing
6 2 (5.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) VBScript
1 9 (22.50%) VB
2 6 (15.00%) C#
2 6 (15.00%) Java
2 6 (15.00%) SQL
3 5 (12.50%) VBA
4 1 (2.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (50.00%) ISEB
2 18 (45.00%) ISTQB
3 15 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (10.00%) Degree
5 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (47.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) HP
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.00%) Software AG