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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 70 83 80
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 17 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.57% 0.64% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 0.80% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 5
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +100.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £42,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £51,200 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
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
810 874 699
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 74.72% 80.18% 72.14%
Number of salaries quoted 619 684 619
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Brentwood +3 4 £72,500 +61.11%
Basildon - 1 £52,500 - 1
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 26 (57.78%) ISEB
2 23 (51.11%) ISTQB
3 21 (46.67%) QA
4 18 (40.00%) Finance
5 17 (37.78%) Test Automation
6 16 (35.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (31.11%) QuickTest Pro
8 12 (26.67%) VBScript
8 12 (26.67%) VB
9 11 (24.44%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (24.44%) Selenium
10 10 (22.22%) HP
10 10 (22.22%) Performance Testing
11 9 (20.00%) VBA
11 9 (20.00%) C#
11 9 (20.00%) Java
12 8 (17.78%) Project Management
12 8 (17.78%) Business Analysis
13 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
13 7 (15.56%) Automated Testing
14 6 (13.33%) Retail
15 4 (8.89%) Migration
15 4 (8.89%) Degree
15 4 (8.89%) Wealth Management
15 4 (8.89%) SQL
15 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
15 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
16 3 (6.67%) Test Management
16 3 (6.67%) Data Migration
16 3 (6.67%) Manual Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1 (2.22%) MS Office
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (2.22%) VisionPLUS
Development Applications
1 14 (31.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (24.44%) Selenium
3 3 (6.67%) TestDirector
4 2 (4.44%) MSTest
5 1 (2.22%) VectorCAST
5 1 (2.22%) Moq
5 1 (2.22%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.22%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 18 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Automotive
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Test Manager
2 13 (28.89%) Test Specialist
3 12 (26.67%) Automation Specialist
4 8 (17.78%) Analyst
4 8 (17.78%) Tester
4 8 (17.78%) Programme Manager
4 8 (17.78%) Test Analyst
4 8 (17.78%) Programme Test Manager
4 8 (17.78%) Test Automation Specialist
5 5 (11.11%) Software Tester
6 3 (6.67%) Integration Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Web Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Web Test Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Test Automation Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) QA Specialist
8 1 (2.22%) Graduate Software Tester
8 1 (2.22%) Testing Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Test Automation
2 10 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 8 (17.78%) Project Management
3 8 (17.78%) Business Analysis
4 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
4 7 (15.56%) Automated Testing
5 4 (8.89%) Migration
5 4 (8.89%) Wealth Management
6 3 (6.67%) Test Management
6 3 (6.67%) Data Migration
6 3 (6.67%) Manual Testing
6 3 (6.67%) Security Testing
6 3 (6.67%) Test Planning
7 2 (4.44%) Workflow
7 2 (4.44%) Scrum
7 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.44%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.44%) Web Testing
7 2 (4.44%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) VBScript
1 12 (26.67%) VB
2 9 (20.00%) VBA
2 9 (20.00%) C#
2 9 (20.00%) Java
3 4 (8.89%) SQL
4 2 (4.44%) C++
5 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (57.78%) ISEB
2 23 (51.11%) ISTQB
3 16 (35.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (46.67%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
Systems Management
1 11 (24.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) HP
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.67%) Software AG
Chelmsford
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: Competitive with Excellent Benefits and Bonus!
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Basildon
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension, medical, flex bens
Posted: 25 days ago