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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Rank 69 58 76
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +18
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 14 46 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.59% 3.65% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 4.12% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 9 35 21
Median salary £47,500 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £23,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £47,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
781 1117 1099
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 88.55% 88.51% 86.33%
Number of salaries quoted 579 830 854
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,950 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £70,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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
Chelmsford -13 4 £110,000 +252.00%
Witham - 2 - -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 20 (64.52%) QA
2 15 (48.39%) Finance
3 14 (45.16%) SDLC
4 13 (41.94%) Automated Testing
5 10 (32.26%) ISTQB
5 10 (32.26%) ISEB
6 9 (29.03%) Wealth Management
6 9 (29.03%) Sonata
6 9 (29.03%) Test Strategy
6 9 (29.03%) Software Delivery
7 8 (25.81%) SoapUI
7 8 (25.81%) Performance Testing
7 8 (25.81%) Java
7 8 (25.81%) SOAP
8 7 (22.58%) Citrix
8 7 (22.58%) LoadRunner
8 7 (22.58%) HP
8 7 (22.58%) Degree
8 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (22.58%) Asset Management
9 6 (19.35%) Scrum
9 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
10 5 (16.13%) HP SiteScope
10 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
10 5 (16.13%) C#
10 5 (16.13%) VBA
11 4 (12.90%) JIRA
11 4 (12.90%) Selenium
12 3 (9.68%) Issue Tracking
12 3 (9.68%) Relational Database

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:

Business Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Sonata
2 2 (6.45%) MultiFonds
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) GIS
1 3 (9.68%) RDBMS
1 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) SoapUI
2 7 (22.58%) LoadRunner
3 4 (12.90%) JIRA
3 4 (12.90%) Selenium
4 3 (9.68%) ClearQuest
4 3 (9.68%) CruiseControl
4 3 (9.68%) FishEye
4 3 (9.68%) Hudson
4 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
4 3 (9.68%) JUnit
4 3 (9.68%) TeamCity
4 3 (9.68%) Zephyr
5 2 (6.45%) LabVIEW
6 1 (3.23%) TestRail
6 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Tester
2 10 (32.26%) QA Tester
2 10 (32.26%) Software Tester
3 9 (29.03%) Software QA Tester
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Test Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Test Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 4 (12.90%) LoadRunner Tester
5 4 (12.90%) Performance Tester
6 3 (9.68%) Head of Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Software Test Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Graduate
7 1 (3.23%) Manual Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Performance Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Services Director
7 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) SOAP
2 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) GWT
2 3 (9.68%) Middleware
2 3 (9.68%) REST
2 3 (9.68%) RESTful
2 3 (9.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) N-Tier
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) SDLC
2 13 (41.94%) Automated Testing
3 9 (29.03%) Software Delivery
3 9 (29.03%) Test Strategy
3 9 (29.03%) Wealth Management
4 8 (25.81%) Performance Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (22.58%) Asset Management
6 6 (19.35%) Scrum
6 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
7 3 (9.68%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.68%) Cyber Intelligence
7 3 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (9.68%) DevOps
7 3 (9.68%) Issue Tracking
7 3 (9.68%) OO
7 3 (9.68%) SOA
7 3 (9.68%) TDD
7 3 (9.68%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) Java
2 5 (16.13%) C#
2 5 (16.13%) VBA
3 3 (9.68%) C
4 2 (6.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) ISEB
1 10 (32.26%) ISTQB
2 7 (22.58%) Degree
3 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) HNC
5 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (64.52%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) IEC 61508
2 2 (6.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Citrix
1 7 (22.58%) HP
2 3 (9.68%) Atlassian
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
Harlow, Essex
Raytheon Systems Ltd
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