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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 79 72 66
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 21 27 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.68% 2.17% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 2.80% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 6
Average salary £42,500 £53,000 £26,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.81% +101.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £47,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £86,500 £28,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £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
1027 963 683
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 82.29% 77.41% 73.84%
Number of salaries quoted 828 767 580
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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
Colchester +4 9 £22,000 -56.00%
Brentwood -10 5 £35,000 -47.16%
Chelmsford - 2 £62,500 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 21 (44.68%) ISEB
2 20 (42.55%) QA
3 19 (40.43%) Finance
4 15 (31.91%) ISTQB
5 13 (27.66%) Performance Testing
6 12 (25.53%) Test Strategy
7 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
7 9 (19.15%) Automated Testing
8 8 (17.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (17.02%) Mentoring
9 7 (14.89%) Line Management
9 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
9 7 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (14.89%) SQL
9 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
10 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing
10 6 (12.77%) System Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
10 6 (12.77%) Degree
11 5 (10.64%) JIRA
11 5 (10.64%) Marketing
11 5 (10.64%) Manual Testing
11 5 (10.64%) Integration Testing
11 5 (10.64%) MSTest
11 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
11 5 (10.64%) Windows

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 2 (4.26%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) SAP ERP
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (2.13%) AWD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (10.64%) MSTest
2 5 (10.64%) JIRA
3 3 (6.38%) Selenium
3 3 (6.38%) JMeter
4 2 (4.26%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.13%) TestDirector
General
1 19 (40.43%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Marketing
3 4 (8.51%) Legal
4 2 (4.26%) Games
4 2 (4.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Test Manager
2 10 (21.28%) Tester
3 9 (19.15%) Analyst
4 8 (17.02%) Test Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Software Tester
6 5 (10.64%) DBA
6 5 (10.64%) Senior Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Administrator
6 5 (10.64%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Manual Tester
6 5 (10.64%) Developer
6 5 (10.64%) QA Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Database Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Senior Database Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Senior DBA
7 4 (8.51%) QA Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Trainer
8 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) HTML
1 3 (6.38%) .NET
1 3 (6.38%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.13%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Windows
1 5 (10.64%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) Performance Testing
2 12 (25.53%) Test Strategy
3 9 (19.15%) Automated Testing
4 8 (17.02%) Mentoring
5 7 (14.89%) Line Management
5 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
6 6 (12.77%) System Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
6 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (10.64%) Manual Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Integration Testing
8 4 (8.51%) CRM
8 4 (8.51%) ERP
8 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
9 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (6.38%) Validation
9 3 (6.38%) Test Management
9 3 (6.38%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) VB
3 3 (6.38%) C
3 3 (6.38%) C#
3 3 (6.38%) C++
3 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (44.68%) ISEB
2 15 (31.91%) ISTQB
3 8 (17.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (12.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (42.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) SAP
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) Sun
3 2 (4.26%) HP
3 2 (4.26%) Infor
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