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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 82 87 73
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 19 19 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.45% 1.35% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.77% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 14 5 3
Average salary £41,250 £45,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +80.00%
UK excluding London average 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
1115 1073 696
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 84.86% 76.26% 73.96%
Number of salaries quoted 900 877 594
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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
Brentwood -3 8 £35,000 -58.82% 1
Colchester - 3 £22,000 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 21 (51.22%) QA
2 17 (41.46%) ISEB
3 14 (34.15%) Finance
4 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
4 11 (26.83%) Test Strategy
5 10 (24.39%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (24.39%) ISTQB
6 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
7 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
7 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (19.51%) Test Scripting
8 7 (17.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (17.07%) Automated Testing
8 7 (17.07%) Line Management
8 7 (17.07%) SQL
9 6 (14.63%) MS Office
9 6 (14.63%) Degree
10 5 (12.20%) JIRA
10 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (12.20%) Marketing
10 5 (12.20%) Performance Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Integration Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Manual Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Wealth Management
10 5 (12.20%) Mentoring
10 5 (12.20%) MSTest
10 5 (12.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (12.20%) Software Delivery
10 5 (12.20%) Scrum
10 5 (12.20%) SAP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 3 (7.32%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (14.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MultiFonds
2 3 (7.32%) SAP ERP
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (2.44%) AWD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.88%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (12.20%) MSTest
2 5 (12.20%) JIRA
3 4 (9.76%) TestDirector
4 2 (4.88%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 14 (34.15%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Marketing
3 3 (7.32%) Legal
4 2 (4.88%) Games
4 2 (4.88%) Local Government
5 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Tester
2 11 (26.83%) Software Tester
3 9 (21.95%) Test Manager
4 6 (14.63%) Developer
5 5 (12.20%) DBA
5 5 (12.20%) Senior Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Administrator
5 5 (12.20%) Manual Tester
5 5 (12.20%) Database Developer
5 5 (12.20%) QA Tester
5 5 (12.20%) Senior DBA
5 5 (12.20%) Senior Database Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Trainer
6 3 (7.32%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.88%) Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Applications Tester
7 2 (4.88%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Senior QA Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Senior QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) .NET
2 3 (7.32%) HTML
2 3 (7.32%) Silverlight
3 1 (2.44%) XML
3 1 (2.44%) XML Schema
3 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.88%) AS400
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) Data Conversion
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Windows
1 5 (12.20%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Test Strategy
2 8 (19.51%) Test Scripting
2 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.07%) Automated Testing
3 7 (17.07%) Line Management
4 5 (12.20%) Mentoring
4 5 (12.20%) Software Delivery
4 5 (12.20%) Manual Testing
4 5 (12.20%) Performance Testing
4 5 (12.20%) Integration Testing
4 5 (12.20%) Scrum
4 5 (12.20%) Wealth Management
5 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.32%) ITIL
6 3 (7.32%) CRM
6 3 (7.32%) ERP
6 3 (7.32%) ETL
6 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.32%) Service Management
6 3 (7.32%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) C#
2 4 (9.76%) VB
3 3 (7.32%) C++
3 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.32%) C
4 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.44%) VBScript
4 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.44%) XQuery
4 1 (2.44%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (41.46%) ISEB
2 10 (24.39%) ISTQB
3 6 (14.63%) Degree
4 5 (12.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (51.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) HP
2 5 (12.20%) SAP
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle
4 3 (7.32%) Sun
4 3 (7.32%) Infor
5 2 (4.88%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
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