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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 73 85 59
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -26
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 23 11 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.79% 0.96% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 1.20% 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 19
Average salary £33,750 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.62% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
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
1023 919 591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 79.73% 80.47% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 742 696 529
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,050 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 October 2014.

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 October 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 -6 8 £43,750 -
Basildon +5 1 - -
Stanford-le-Hope -2 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Chelmsford - 1 £32,500 -
Harlow - 1 £22,500 -
System Testing
East of England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 17 (35.42%) Windows
2 16 (33.33%) Finance
3 15 (31.25%) Linux
4 13 (27.08%) Regression Testing
5 12 (25.00%) SQL
5 12 (25.00%) Logistics
6 11 (22.92%) Automated Testing
6 11 (22.92%) Oracle
7 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
7 10 (20.83%) IIS
7 10 (20.83%) .NET
7 10 (20.83%) JBoss
7 10 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (18.75%) Performance Testing
9 8 (16.67%) OSPF
9 8 (16.67%) BGP
9 8 (16.67%) MKS
9 8 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 8 (16.67%) WAN
9 8 (16.67%) Internet
9 8 (16.67%) Subversion
9 8 (16.67%) Software Testing
9 8 (16.67%) Network Architecture
9 8 (16.67%) Multicast
10 7 (14.58%) Junos
10 7 (14.58%) AWD
10 7 (14.58%) Middleware
10 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
10 7 (14.58%) Juniper
11 6 (12.50%) DWDM

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 10 (20.83%) IIS
1 10 (20.83%) JBoss
2 3 (6.25%) Apache
2 3 (6.25%) GlassFish
3 2 (4.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (14.58%) AWD
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) WAN
1 8 (16.67%) Internet
1 8 (16.67%) OSPF
1 8 (16.67%) BGP
1 8 (16.67%) Multicast
2 7 (14.58%) Junos
3 6 (12.50%) SDH
3 6 (12.50%) DWDM
3 6 (12.50%) MPLS
4 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
4 5 (10.42%) Firewall
4 5 (10.42%) Network Security
5 1 (2.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 8 (16.67%) Subversion
2 5 (10.42%) Selenium
3 4 (8.33%) JIRA
4 2 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
General
1 16 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 26 (54.17%) Analyst
2 12 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) Business Analyst
4 8 (16.67%) Network Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Design Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Network Design Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Web Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Software Tester
8 3 (6.25%) Web Test Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Tester
9 2 (4.17%) Systems Support
9 2 (4.17%) Applications Support
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Junior Network Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Design Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) .NET
2 7 (14.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Equities
1 5 (10.42%) Mobile App
1 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.17%) iSeries
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Windows
2 15 (31.25%) Linux
3 5 (10.42%) Android
4 4 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Regression Testing
2 12 (25.00%) Logistics
3 11 (22.92%) Automated Testing
4 10 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (18.75%) Performance Testing
6 8 (16.67%) Network Architecture
6 8 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 5 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (10.42%) Wealth Management
8 5 (10.42%) Business Analysis
8 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (8.33%) Network Design
9 4 (8.33%) Data Modelling
9 4 (8.33%) Project Management
9 4 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (6.25%) ITIL
10 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
11 2 (4.17%) Test Planning
11 2 (4.17%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (10.42%) Python
2 5 (10.42%) Perl
3 2 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) CCIE
1 5 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (10.42%) JNCIE
2 4 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (8.33%) ISEB
3 3 (6.25%) Degree
4 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Oracle
2 8 (16.67%) MKS
3 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.58%) Juniper
4 5 (10.42%) Cisco
5 2 (4.17%) IBM