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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 67 85 87
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 20 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.74% 0.73% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 0.91% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 7
Average salary £41,500 £45,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.77% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £40,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,400 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
816 880 764
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 71.02% 80.15% 70.81%
Number of salaries quoted 636 711 662
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 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 22 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 - 4 - -
Chelmsford -4 1 £40,500 -22.11%
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 22 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 24 (55.81%) ISEB
2 22 (51.16%) ISTQB
3 19 (44.19%) QA
3 19 (44.19%) Finance
4 17 (39.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (34.88%) Test Automation
5 15 (34.88%) QuickTest Pro
6 12 (27.91%) VBScript
6 12 (27.91%) VB
7 11 (25.58%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (25.58%) Selenium
8 9 (20.93%) Project Management
8 9 (20.93%) C#
8 9 (20.93%) Java
8 9 (20.93%) Business Analysis
9 8 (18.60%) HP
9 8 (18.60%) Retail
9 8 (18.60%) VBA
10 7 (16.28%) Performance Testing
11 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
11 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
11 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
12 5 (11.63%) SQL
13 4 (9.30%) JDE OneWorld
13 4 (9.30%) Middleware
13 4 (9.30%) Software AG
13 4 (9.30%) Migration
13 4 (9.30%) Degree
13 4 (9.30%) Wealth Management
13 4 (9.30%) Computer Science

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 2 (4.65%) MS Office
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (2.33%) VisionPLUS
Development Applications
1 15 (34.88%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (25.58%) Selenium
3 1 (2.33%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.33%) JIRA
3 1 (2.33%) VectorCAST
3 1 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.33%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.33%) MSTest
3 1 (2.33%) Moq
General
1 19 (44.19%) Finance
2 8 (18.60%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Automotive
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Test Manager
2 12 (27.91%) Test Specialist
2 12 (27.91%) Automation Specialist
3 10 (23.26%) Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) Test Analyst
4 9 (20.93%) Programme Manager
5 8 (18.60%) Programme Test Manager
5 8 (18.60%) Test Automation Specialist
6 7 (16.28%) Tester
7 5 (11.63%) Software Tester
8 4 (9.30%) Integration Manager
9 2 (4.65%) Test Automation Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) QA Specialist
9 2 (4.65%) Web Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Web Test Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) Middleware
2 2 (4.65%) XML
3 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Test Automation
2 9 (20.93%) Project Management
2 9 (20.93%) Business Analysis
3 7 (16.28%) Performance Testing
4 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
4 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
5 4 (9.30%) Migration
5 4 (9.30%) Wealth Management
5 4 (9.30%) Data Migration
6 3 (6.98%) Web Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Test Management
7 2 (4.65%) Stress Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Security Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Manual Testing
7 2 (4.65%) System Testing
7 2 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Scrum
7 2 (4.65%) Six Sigma
8 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.33%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) VBScript
1 12 (27.91%) VB
2 9 (20.93%) C#
2 9 (20.93%) Java
3 8 (18.60%) VBA
4 5 (11.63%) SQL
5 1 (2.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (55.81%) ISEB
2 22 (51.16%) ISTQB
3 17 (39.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (9.30%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (44.19%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
Systems Management
1 11 (25.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) HP
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.30%) Software AG