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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 76 71 114
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +43
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 25 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.77% 1.26% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 1.72% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 6
Average salary £56,000 £25,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+124.00% -35.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £24,300 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,000 £26,750 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1055 696 1055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 74.82% 73.34% 73.72%
Number of salaries quoted 851 597 848
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood - 3 £85,000 -
Witham - 2 £57,500 -
Basildon -4 1 - -
Harlow - 1 - -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 35 (67.31%) Finance
2 26 (50.00%) ISEB
3 25 (48.08%) ISTQB
3 25 (48.08%) QA
4 22 (42.31%) Test Automation
4 22 (42.31%) Retail
5 15 (28.85%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (26.92%) SQL
7 13 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 12 (23.08%) Manual Testing
8 12 (23.08%) Test Strategy
8 12 (23.08%) HP
9 11 (21.15%) QuickTest Pro
9 11 (21.15%) SOAP
9 11 (21.15%) E-Commerce
9 11 (21.15%) Integration Testing
10 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
10 10 (19.23%) Linux
10 10 (19.23%) Python
10 10 (19.23%) UNIX
10 10 (19.23%) Perl
10 10 (19.23%) Tcl
10 10 (19.23%) Project Planning
10 10 (19.23%) Change Management
11 8 (15.38%) VBScript
11 8 (15.38%) VB
12 7 (13.46%) Degree
12 7 (13.46%) Computer Science
13 6 (11.54%) Selenium
13 6 (11.54%) Performance Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (11.54%) MS Office
2 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (21.15%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (11.54%) Selenium
2 6 (11.54%) Subversion
3 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
General
1 35 (67.31%) Finance
2 22 (42.31%) Retail
3 4 (7.69%) Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.92%) International Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Analyst
1 20 (38.46%) Test Analyst
2 10 (19.23%) Test Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Test Manager
3 7 (13.46%) Test Specialist
3 7 (13.46%) Automation Specialist
4 6 (11.54%) Test Automation Specialist
5 4 (7.69%) Tester
5 4 (7.69%) Integration Manager
5 4 (7.69%) Software Tester
5 4 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) QA Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Senior QA Manager
8 1 (1.92%) QA Test Manager
8 1 (1.92%) Programme Test Manager
8 1 (1.92%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) SOAP
2 4 (7.69%) Middleware
3 3 (5.77%) XML
4 1 (1.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.69%) AS400
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Linux
1 10 (19.23%) UNIX
2 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) Test Automation
2 13 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 12 (23.08%) Manual Testing
3 12 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 11 (21.15%) E-Commerce
4 11 (21.15%) Integration Testing
5 10 (19.23%) Project Planning
5 10 (19.23%) Change Management
6 6 (11.54%) Performance Testing
6 6 (11.54%) Scalability Testing
6 6 (11.54%) Automated Testing
6 6 (11.54%) Scrum
7 4 (7.69%) Six Sigma
7 4 (7.69%) Migration
7 4 (7.69%) Business Analysis
7 4 (7.69%) Test Management
7 4 (7.69%) Data Migration
8 3 (5.77%) Web Testing
8 3 (5.77%) Security Testing
8 3 (5.77%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.92%) SQL
2 10 (19.23%) Python
2 10 (19.23%) Perl
2 10 (19.23%) Tcl
3 8 (15.38%) VBScript
3 8 (15.38%) VB
4 6 (11.54%) C#
5 5 (9.62%) Java
5 5 (9.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (50.00%) ISEB
2 25 (48.08%) ISTQB
3 7 (13.46%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (48.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (28.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (23.08%) HP
2 6 (11.54%) Agilent
3 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.69%) Software AG
Chelmsford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago