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 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Rank 59 74 86
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 26 27 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.76% 2.33% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 2.68% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 18 19 16
Median salary £60,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+26.31% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £25,000 £20,683
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £95,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
805 1006 1079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 85.46% 86.95% 85.91%
Number of salaries quoted 617 747 869
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £62,500 £85,000
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 1 March 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 1 March 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 - 10 £110,000 -
Brentwood +19 2 £42,500 -57.50%
Colchester +1 2 £48,750 +82.24%
Witham - 2 - -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 March 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 28 (65.12%) QA
2 23 (53.49%) SDLC
3 19 (44.19%) Finance
4 16 (37.21%) Automated Testing
4 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (32.56%) Scrum
6 12 (27.91%) ISEB
6 12 (27.91%) ISTQB
7 11 (25.58%) Wealth Management
7 11 (25.58%) Test Strategy
8 10 (23.26%) Java
8 10 (23.26%) .NET
8 10 (23.26%) SOAP
8 10 (23.26%) Test Scripting
8 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
8 10 (23.26%) SoapUI
8 10 (23.26%) Degree
8 10 (23.26%) Sonata
8 10 (23.26%) Software Delivery
9 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
9 9 (20.93%) Asset Management
10 8 (18.60%) LoadRunner
10 8 (18.60%) Performance Testing
11 7 (16.28%) HP
11 7 (16.28%) Citrix
12 6 (13.95%) C
12 6 (13.95%) C#
12 6 (13.95%) GIS
12 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
12 6 (13.95%) JIRA

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 10 (23.26%) Sonata
2 1 (2.33%) MultiFonds
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) GIS
2 5 (11.63%) RDBMS
2 5 (11.63%) Relational Database
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) SoapUI
2 8 (18.60%) LoadRunner
3 6 (13.95%) JIRA
3 6 (13.95%) Selenium
4 5 (11.63%) ClearQuest
4 5 (11.63%) CruiseControl
4 5 (11.63%) FishEye
4 5 (11.63%) Hudson
4 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
4 5 (11.63%) JUnit
4 5 (11.63%) TeamCity
4 5 (11.63%) Zephyr
5 2 (4.65%) LabVIEW
6 1 (2.33%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.33%) Subversion
6 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.33%) TestRail
6 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (44.19%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 18 (41.86%) Tester
2 11 (25.58%) QA Tester
2 11 (25.58%) Software Tester
3 10 (23.26%) Software QA Tester
4 9 (20.93%) Head of Testing
5 6 (13.95%) Senior Test Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) Test Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Senior Software Test Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
7 4 (9.30%) LoadRunner Tester
7 4 (9.30%) Performance Tester
8 3 (6.98%) Performance Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Test Analyst
10 1 (2.33%) Graduate
10 1 (2.33%) Manual Tester
10 1 (2.33%) Senior Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) .NET
1 10 (23.26%) SOAP
2 5 (11.63%) GWT
2 5 (11.63%) Middleware
2 5 (11.63%) REST
2 5 (11.63%) RESTful
2 5 (11.63%) Web Services
3 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.63%) N-Tier
3 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Linux
1 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (53.49%) SDLC
2 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (37.21%) Automated Testing
3 14 (32.56%) Scrum
4 11 (25.58%) Test Strategy
4 11 (25.58%) Wealth Management
5 10 (23.26%) Software Delivery
5 10 (23.26%) Test Scripting
5 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
6 9 (20.93%) Asset Management
7 8 (18.60%) Performance Testing
8 6 (13.95%) TDD
9 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (11.63%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (11.63%) Kanban
9 5 (11.63%) OO
9 5 (11.63%) Open Source
9 5 (11.63%) SOA
9 5 (11.63%) Test Management
9 5 (11.63%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) Java
2 6 (13.95%) C
2 6 (13.95%) C#
3 5 (11.63%) VBA
4 3 (6.98%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) C++
5 1 (2.33%) SQL
5 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) ISEB
1 12 (27.91%) ISTQB
2 10 (23.26%) Degree
3 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) HNC
5 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (65.12%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) IEC 61508
2 2 (4.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) Citrix
2 7 (16.28%) HP
3 5 (11.63%) Atlassian