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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 77 65 82
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +17
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 17 47 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.60% 3.41% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 3.95% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 12 36 15
Median salary £47,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,050 £23,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
950 1190 1205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 89.20% 86.23% 85.46%
Number of salaries quoted 679 864 942
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
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 5 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Essex region over the 3 months to 5 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Basildon +15 4 £55,000 +51.72%
Brentwood -5 1 - -
Chelmsford -7 1 £37,500 +25.00%
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £24,000 -
Wickford - 1 £27,000 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 22 (70.97%) QA
2 15 (48.39%) Finance
3 14 (45.16%) SDLC
4 13 (41.94%) ISEB
4 13 (41.94%) ISTQB
5 12 (38.71%) Automated Testing
5 12 (38.71%) Test Strategy
6 11 (35.48%) Wealth Management
7 10 (32.26%) Performance Testing
7 10 (32.26%) Sonata
7 10 (32.26%) Software Delivery
8 8 (25.81%) Citrix
8 8 (25.81%) LoadRunner
8 8 (25.81%) HP
9 6 (19.35%) C#
9 6 (19.35%) Java
9 6 (19.35%) VBA
9 6 (19.35%) SOAP
9 6 (19.35%) Computer Science
9 6 (19.35%) SoapUI
9 6 (19.35%) MultiFonds
9 6 (19.35%) Degree
9 6 (19.35%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (12.90%) Asset Management
11 3 (9.68%) Process Improvement
11 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
11 3 (9.68%) SQL
11 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
12 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
12 2 (6.45%) FINEOS

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:

Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Sonata
2 6 (19.35%) MultiFonds
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) LoadRunner
2 6 (19.35%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (3.23%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) Selenium
4 1 (3.23%) TestRail
4 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Automotive
2 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Tester
2 11 (35.48%) QA Tester
2 11 (35.48%) Software Tester
3 10 (32.26%) Software QA Tester
4 6 (19.35%) Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) Test Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
6 4 (12.90%) LoadRunner Tester
6 4 (12.90%) Performance Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Performance Tester
6 4 (12.90%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Associate Director
8 2 (6.45%) Senior Software Test Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Services Director
8 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Graduate Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Graduate Test Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Graduate Tester
9 1 (3.23%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) SOAP
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) JSON
3 1 (3.23%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) SDLC
2 12 (38.71%) Automated Testing
2 12 (38.71%) Test Strategy
3 11 (35.48%) Wealth Management
4 10 (32.26%) Performance Testing
4 10 (32.26%) Software Delivery
5 4 (12.90%) Asset Management
6 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Process Improvement
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.45%) Load Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.45%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.45%) Security Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
7 2 (6.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) C#
1 6 (19.35%) Java
1 6 (19.35%) VBA
2 3 (9.68%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) C
3 1 (3.23%) C++
3 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) ISEB
1 13 (41.94%) ISTQB
2 6 (19.35%) Degree
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (70.97%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Citrix
1 8 (25.81%) HP
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) FINEOS
3 2 (6.45%) Guidewire
3 2 (6.45%) Telerik