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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 63 82 54
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -28
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 39 22 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 3.24% 1.71% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.70% 2.02% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 27 17 13
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,746 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £69,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
1055 1091 845
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 87.70% 85.04% 85.18%
Number of salaries quoted 779 880 648
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 9 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Essex region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
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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
Colchester -14 11 £30,000 -55.55%
Brentwood +3 7 £75,000 +122.22%
Basildon - 4 £60,000 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 33 (44.59%) SDLC
2 30 (40.54%) QA
3 29 (39.19%) Automated Testing
4 22 (29.73%) Degree
4 22 (29.73%) Java
4 22 (29.73%) Finance
5 20 (27.03%) Computer Science
6 16 (21.62%) ISTQB
6 16 (21.62%) Test Strategy
7 15 (20.27%) Software Engineering
7 15 (20.27%) Selenium
7 15 (20.27%) ISEB
7 15 (20.27%) SQL
7 15 (20.27%) SOAP
8 14 (18.92%) Linux
8 14 (18.92%) Performance Testing
9 13 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
10 11 (14.86%) Service Management
10 11 (14.86%) MS Excel
10 11 (14.86%) ITIL
10 11 (14.86%) IT Governance
10 11 (14.86%) Release Management
10 11 (14.86%) Wealth Management
10 11 (14.86%) Problem Management
10 11 (14.86%) REST
10 11 (14.86%) Change Control
11 10 (13.51%) Oracle Database 12c
11 10 (13.51%) Oracle Database
11 10 (13.51%) Manual Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.11%) IIS
2 2 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (14.86%) MS Excel
2 10 (13.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (12.16%) MultiFonds
1 9 (12.16%) Sonata
2 2 (2.70%) Infor SunSystems
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) Oracle Database
1 10 (13.51%) Oracle Database 10g
1 10 (13.51%) Oracle Database 11g
1 10 (13.51%) Oracle Database 12c
1 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.46%) RDBMS
2 7 (9.46%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (20.27%) Selenium
2 10 (13.51%) Git (software)
2 10 (13.51%) NetBeans
3 9 (12.16%) JIRA
3 9 (12.16%) JMeter
4 6 (8.11%) LoadRunner
5 5 (6.76%) WebDriver
6 4 (5.41%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.35%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.35%) TestDirector
General
1 22 (29.73%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.70%) Automotive
3 2 (2.70%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (25.68%) Test Engineer
2 13 (17.57%) Analyst
3 12 (16.22%) Developer
3 12 (16.22%) Software Test Engineer
3 12 (16.22%) Tester
4 11 (14.86%) Applications Support
4 11 (14.86%) Software Tester
5 10 (13.51%) Java Developer
6 9 (12.16%) QA Tester
6 9 (12.16%) Software QA Tester
7 7 (9.46%) Automation Engineer
7 7 (9.46%) Test Automation Engineer
8 6 (8.11%) Associate Director
9 5 (6.76%) Performance Analyst
9 5 (6.76%) Test Analyst
9 5 (6.76%) Trainee
9 5 (6.76%) Trainee Test Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Graduate
11 2 (2.70%) Applications Support Analyst
11 2 (2.70%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.27%) SOAP
2 11 (14.86%) REST
3 8 (10.81%) Web Services
4 7 (9.46%) .NET
5 2 (2.70%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.70%) XML
5 2 (2.70%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.03%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.35%) iPad
3 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.92%) Linux
2 10 (13.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.59%) SDLC
2 29 (39.19%) Automated Testing
3 16 (21.62%) Test Strategy
4 15 (20.27%) Software Engineering
5 14 (18.92%) Performance Testing
6 13 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (14.86%) Change Control
7 11 (14.86%) IT Governance
7 11 (14.86%) ITIL
7 11 (14.86%) Problem Management
7 11 (14.86%) Release Management
7 11 (14.86%) Service Management
7 11 (14.86%) Wealth Management
8 10 (13.51%) Manual Testing
8 10 (13.51%) Open Source
9 9 (12.16%) Software Delivery
9 9 (12.16%) Test Scripting
10 8 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (10.81%) Workflow
11 6 (8.11%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.73%) Java
2 15 (20.27%) SQL
3 10 (13.51%) PL/SQL
4 6 (8.11%) C#
5 4 (5.41%) C
5 4 (5.41%) C++
5 4 (5.41%) Python
5 4 (5.41%) VBA
6 2 (2.70%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.70%) XPath
6 2 (2.70%) XQuery
7 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (29.73%) Degree
2 16 (21.62%) ISTQB
3 15 (20.27%) ISEB
4 9 (12.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (6.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (40.54%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.51%) Oracle
3 8 (10.81%) HP
4 6 (8.11%) Citrix
5 2 (2.70%) Infor