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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 68 82 76
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 18 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.57% 0.70% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 0.88% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 5
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +100.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £42,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £51,200 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
870 914 682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 75.85% 80.39% 72.32%
Number of salaries quoted 655 712 608
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 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 October 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 October 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 0 5 £72,500 +61.11%
Basildon - 1 £52,500 - 1
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 26 (57.78%) ISEB
2 24 (53.33%) ISTQB
3 22 (48.89%) QA
4 19 (42.22%) Test Automation
5 16 (35.56%) Finance
5 16 (35.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (31.11%) QuickTest Pro
7 13 (28.89%) Performance Testing
8 12 (26.67%) VBScript
8 12 (26.67%) VB
9 11 (24.44%) HP
9 11 (24.44%) Selenium
10 10 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (20.00%) VBA
11 9 (20.00%) C#
11 9 (20.00%) Java
12 8 (17.78%) Project Management
12 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
12 8 (17.78%) Business Analysis
13 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
14 4 (8.89%) TestDirector
14 4 (8.89%) SQL
14 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
14 4 (8.89%) Wealth Management
14 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
14 4 (8.89%) Degree
14 4 (8.89%) Security Testing
15 3 (6.67%) Test Management
15 3 (6.67%) Manual Testing
15 3 (6.67%) System Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1 (2.22%) MS Office
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (2.22%) VisionPLUS
Development Applications
1 14 (31.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (24.44%) Selenium
3 4 (8.89%) TestDirector
4 2 (4.44%) MSTest
5 1 (2.22%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (2.22%) Moq
5 1 (2.22%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.22%) JIRA
5 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.22%) VectorCAST
General
1 16 (35.56%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Automotive
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Test Manager
2 14 (31.11%) Test Specialist
3 12 (26.67%) Automation Specialist
4 8 (17.78%) Programme Manager
4 8 (17.78%) Test Automation Specialist
4 8 (17.78%) Programme Test Manager
5 7 (15.56%) Analyst
5 7 (15.56%) Tester
5 7 (15.56%) Test Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Software Tester
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Web Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Web Test Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) QA Specialist
8 2 (4.44%) Test Automation Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Testing Specialist
8 2 (4.44%) Testing Manager
9 1 (2.22%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
1 1 (2.22%) XML
1 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) Test Automation
2 13 (28.89%) Performance Testing
3 8 (17.78%) Project Management
3 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
3 8 (17.78%) Business Analysis
4 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
5 4 (8.89%) Wealth Management
5 4 (8.89%) Security Testing
6 3 (6.67%) Test Management
6 3 (6.67%) Manual Testing
6 3 (6.67%) System Testing
6 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.67%) Workflow
6 3 (6.67%) Migration
7 2 (4.44%) Regression Testing
7 2 (4.44%) Scrum
7 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.44%) Test Planning
7 2 (4.44%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.44%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) VBScript
1 12 (26.67%) VB
2 9 (20.00%) VBA
2 9 (20.00%) C#
2 9 (20.00%) Java
3 4 (8.89%) SQL
4 2 (4.44%) C++
5 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (57.78%) ISEB
2 24 (53.33%) ISTQB
3 16 (35.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (48.89%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
Systems Management
1 10 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) HP
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) Software AG
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