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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 72 83 81
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 18 24 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.91% 1.89% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.16% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 13 19 7
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
766 1110 1104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 81.23% 87.47% 78.02%
Number of salaries quoted 599 871 910
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of job ads across the Essex region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood +14 8 £47,500 +31.03%
Basildon - 3 £35,000 - 1
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 25 (55.56%) QA
2 20 (44.44%) SDLC
2 20 (44.44%) Finance
3 17 (37.78%) ISEB
4 16 (35.56%) ISTQB
4 16 (35.56%) Degree
5 15 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 15 (33.33%) Java
6 14 (31.11%) Performance Testing
7 13 (28.89%) Automated Testing
8 11 (24.44%) LoadRunner
8 11 (24.44%) Test Strategy
9 10 (22.22%) Software Delivery
9 10 (22.22%) SQL
9 10 (22.22%) Citrix
9 10 (22.22%) HP
10 9 (20.00%) C#
11 8 (17.78%) VBA
11 8 (17.78%) SOAP
11 8 (17.78%) Sonata
11 8 (17.78%) HP SiteScope
11 8 (17.78%) SoapUI
11 8 (17.78%) MultiFonds
11 8 (17.78%) Wealth Management
12 6 (13.33%) Problem Management
12 6 (13.33%) Release Management
12 6 (13.33%) IT Governance
12 6 (13.33%) Change Control
12 6 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (13.33%) Service Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.44%) IIS
1 2 (4.44%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
1 4 (8.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (17.78%) MultiFonds
1 8 (17.78%) Sonata
2 2 (4.44%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (2.22%) AWD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.22%) MySQL
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (24.44%) LoadRunner
2 8 (17.78%) SoapUI
3 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 4 (8.89%) NetBeans
5 3 (6.67%) HP UFT
5 3 (6.67%) Selenium
6 2 (4.44%) Subversion
7 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.22%) git-flow
7 1 (2.22%) JIRA
7 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Banking
2 2 (4.44%) Legal
3 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Tester
2 11 (24.44%) Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) QA Tester
3 8 (17.78%) Software QA Tester
3 8 (17.78%) Software Tester
4 6 (13.33%) Applications Support
4 6 (13.33%) Test Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Developer
5 5 (11.11%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 5 (11.11%) LoadRunner Tester
5 5 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Performance Tester
6 4 (8.89%) Associate Director
6 4 (8.89%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Performance Tester
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Tester
7 3 (6.67%) Software Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) SOAP
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) SDLC
2 14 (31.11%) Performance Testing
3 13 (28.89%) Automated Testing
4 11 (24.44%) Test Strategy
5 10 (22.22%) Software Delivery
6 8 (17.78%) Wealth Management
7 6 (13.33%) Change Control
7 6 (13.33%) IT Governance
7 6 (13.33%) ITIL
7 6 (13.33%) Problem Management
7 6 (13.33%) Release Management
7 6 (13.33%) Service Management
8 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (11.11%) Workflow
9 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (8.89%) Manual Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Open Source
9 4 (8.89%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
10 3 (6.67%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (33.33%) Java
2 10 (22.22%) SQL
3 9 (20.00%) C#
4 8 (17.78%) VBA
5 4 (8.89%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.22%) C
6 1 (2.22%) C++
6 1 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (37.78%) ISEB
2 16 (35.56%) Degree
2 16 (35.56%) ISTQB
3 6 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (55.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Citrix
1 10 (22.22%) HP
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.44%) Infor
5 1 (2.22%) Intel
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