The table below looks at the statistics for System 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 System Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 73 70 79
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 23 24 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.93% 2.01% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 2.76% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 9 13 7
Average salary £36,000 £32,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% -35.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,300 £30,500 £39,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,300 £49,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
System 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
948 870 907
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 79.40% 72.80% 80.55%
Number of salaries quoted 698 725 742
Average salary £44,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

System Testing
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Essex region.

System Testing Salary Trend in Essex

System Testing
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing System Testing across the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

System Testing Salary Histogram in Essex

System 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 System Testing within the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Brentwood -2 13 - -
Chelmsford -10 1 £22,500 -30.76%
Colchester - 1 - -
System Testing
East of England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Essex region citing System 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 System Testing.

1 28 (73.68%) Finance
2 25 (65.79%) Logistics
3 24 (63.16%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (52.63%) SQL
5 18 (47.37%) SQL Server
5 18 (47.37%) Windows
6 17 (44.74%) Linux
6 17 (44.74%) JBoss
6 17 (44.74%) IIS
6 17 (44.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 17 (44.74%) .NET
6 17 (44.74%) Oracle
6 17 (44.74%) Middleware
6 17 (44.74%) Subversion
6 17 (44.74%) MKS
6 17 (44.74%) AWD
6 17 (44.74%) Software Delivery
7 15 (39.47%) QA
8 7 (18.42%) Asset Management
9 4 (10.53%) QlikView
9 4 (10.53%) Test Management
9 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
9 4 (10.53%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (7.89%) CRM
10 3 (7.89%) Siebel
10 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
10 3 (7.89%) Regression Testing
10 3 (7.89%) SAP
10 3 (7.89%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (7.89%) Retail

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Essex region citing System 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 System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (44.74%) IIS
1 17 (44.74%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (44.74%) AWD
2 3 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (10.53%) QlikView
3 1 (2.63%) MS Access
3 1 (2.63%) DB2
Development Applications
1 17 (44.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 17 (44.74%) Subversion
2 2 (5.26%) TestDirector
General
1 28 (73.68%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Analyst
2 11 (28.95%) Business Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Systems Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) IFS Business Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Business Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Manager
4 3 (7.89%) QA Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) QA Tester
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Tester
5 2 (5.26%) QA Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Senior QA Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Senior QA Manager
5 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Senior QA Test Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Junior Software Tester
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.63%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (44.74%) .NET
1 17 (44.74%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 18 (47.37%) Windows
2 17 (44.74%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (65.79%) Logistics
2 24 (63.16%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (44.74%) Software Delivery
4 7 (18.42%) Asset Management
5 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
5 4 (10.53%) Test Management
6 3 (7.89%) Statistical Analysis
6 3 (7.89%) SDLC
6 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
6 3 (7.89%) Data Analysis
6 3 (7.89%) CRM
6 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.89%) Regression Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.26%) Test Planning
7 2 (5.26%) Software Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) VBA
2 1 (2.63%) C
2 1 (2.63%) C++
2 1 (2.63%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (39.47%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Oracle
1 17 (44.74%) MKS
2 3 (7.89%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (7.89%) SAP
2 3 (7.89%) Siebel
3 1 (2.63%) HP