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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 67 53 72
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +19
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 26 27 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.06% 2.85% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 3.36% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 20 12 7
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +87.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,937 £45,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £50,000 £28,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
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
1057 804 663
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 83.82% 84.99% 76.29%
Number of salaries quoted 830 620 584
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +2 8 £67,500 +50.00%
Brentwood -17 7 £32,500 -31.57% 1
Chelmsford -4 4 £40,933 +13.70%
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 32 (59.26%) ISEB
2 24 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 22 (40.74%) Finance
4 21 (38.89%) QA
5 19 (35.19%) Performance Testing
6 14 (25.93%) Test Automation
6 14 (25.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (24.07%) Test Strategy
8 11 (20.37%) Automated Testing
9 9 (16.67%) Mentoring
10 8 (14.81%) Test Scripting
11 7 (12.96%) Selenium
11 7 (12.96%) Line Management
12 6 (11.11%) MSTest
12 6 (11.11%) System Testing
12 6 (11.11%) SQL
12 6 (11.11%) Windows
12 6 (11.11%) Linux
12 6 (11.11%) Regression Testing
13 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (9.26%) Marketing
13 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
13 5 (9.26%) VBA
13 5 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (9.26%) Degree
13 5 (9.26%) Continuous Improvement
14 4 (7.41%) Functional Testing
14 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (7.41%) HP Quality Center

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) SAP ERP
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Payroll
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Selenium
2 6 (11.11%) MSTest
3 5 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (5.56%) JMeter
5 3 (5.56%) JIRA
5 3 (5.56%) TestDirector
General
1 22 (40.74%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Marketing
3 4 (7.41%) Legal
4 2 (3.70%) Local Government
5 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (35.19%) Test Manager
2 8 (14.81%) Test Analyst
2 8 (14.81%) Test Specialist
2 8 (14.81%) Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Tester
4 5 (9.26%) Developer
4 5 (9.26%) Senior Developer
4 5 (9.26%) Administrator
4 5 (9.26%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) DBA
4 5 (9.26%) Senior Database Developer
4 5 (9.26%) Senior DBA
4 5 (9.26%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Database Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Automation Specialist
5 4 (7.41%) Software Tester
5 4 (7.41%) Trainer
5 4 (7.41%) Programme Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Programme Test Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Test Automation Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) Windows
1 6 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (3.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.19%) Performance Testing
2 14 (25.93%) Test Automation
3 13 (24.07%) Test Strategy
4 11 (20.37%) Automated Testing
5 9 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 8 (14.81%) Test Scripting
7 7 (12.96%) Line Management
8 6 (11.11%) System Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Regression Testing
9 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (9.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (7.41%) Test Management
10 4 (7.41%) Functional Testing
10 4 (7.41%) Business Analysis
10 4 (7.41%) Security Testing
10 4 (7.41%) CRM
10 4 (7.41%) ERP
10 4 (7.41%) Project Management
10 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
11 3 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.11%) SQL
2 5 (9.26%) VBA
3 4 (7.41%) VBScript
3 4 (7.41%) VB
3 4 (7.41%) C
3 4 (7.41%) C#
3 4 (7.41%) C++
3 4 (7.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (59.26%) ISEB
2 24 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 14 (25.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (9.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (38.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) SAP
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.56%) HP
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle
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