The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Essex region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 82 88 103
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 17 15 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.69% 1.15% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.18% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 11 12 6
Median salary £47,500 £37,500 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% -4.45%
UK excluding London median salary £35,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%
Tester
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
976 1270 1394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 96.83% 97.62% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 778 1038 1133
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of job ads across the Essex region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Tester
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Tester Salary Trend in Essex

Tester
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Essex region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Essex

Tester
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Essex region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
Brentwood +11 2 £47,500 +35.71%
Chelmsford - 2 £37,500 -
Loughton - 2 £37,500 - 1
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 18 (64.29%) QA
2 17 (60.71%) Java
3 13 (46.43%) Selenium
3 13 (46.43%) Computer Science
3 13 (46.43%) Degree
4 12 (42.86%) HP
4 12 (42.86%) HP UFT
4 12 (42.86%) SoapUI
5 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
5 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
6 9 (32.14%) ISTQB
6 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (32.14%) Automated Testing
6 9 (32.14%) ISEB
6 9 (32.14%) C#
7 8 (28.57%) LoadRunner
7 8 (28.57%) SOAP
8 7 (25.00%) Cucumber
8 7 (25.00%) JMeter
8 7 (25.00%) Finance
8 7 (25.00%) JIRA
9 6 (21.43%) SQL
10 5 (17.86%) VBA
10 5 (17.86%) .NET
10 5 (17.86%) Oracle
10 5 (17.86%) Ant
10 5 (17.86%) JUnit
10 5 (17.86%) JBoss
10 5 (17.86%) Swing
10 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce

Tester Skill Set
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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (17.86%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MultiFonds
1 5 (17.86%) Sonata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Selenium
2 12 (42.86%) HP UFT
2 12 (42.86%) SoapUI
3 8 (28.57%) LoadRunner
4 7 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 7 (25.00%) JIRA
4 7 (25.00%) JMeter
5 5 (17.86%) Ant
5 5 (17.86%) JIRA Agile
5 5 (17.86%) JUnit
5 5 (17.86%) Maven
5 5 (17.86%) NUnit
6 4 (14.29%) Cactus
6 4 (14.29%) DbUnit
6 4 (14.29%) Rational Functional Tester
7 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
8 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
8 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
8 2 (7.14%) Mercurial
8 2 (7.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) SOAP
2 5 (17.86%) .NET
2 5 (17.86%) Java EE
2 5 (17.86%) Swing
3 2 (7.14%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
1 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Automated Testing
3 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
3 5 (17.86%) Performance Testing
3 5 (17.86%) SDLC
3 5 (17.86%) Software Delivery
3 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
3 5 (17.86%) Wealth Management
4 4 (14.29%) BDD
4 4 (14.29%) Use Case
5 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.71%) Test Management
6 2 (7.14%) API Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Defect Management
6 2 (7.14%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) Java
2 9 (32.14%) C#
3 6 (21.43%) SQL
4 5 (17.86%) VBA
5 2 (7.14%) Groovy
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) Ruby
5 2 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) Degree
2 9 (32.14%) ISEB
2 9 (32.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (64.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) HP
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle
3 4 (14.29%) IBM
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