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 24 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Rank 61 97 95
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 20 13 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.25% 1.04% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 1.07% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 16 13 7
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London median salary £36,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
848 1213 1205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.39% 96.96% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 624 909 945
Median salary £47,500 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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
Chelmsford -11 5 £37,500 -18.91% 1
Brentwood - 1 £40,000 - 1
Witham - 1 £30,000 -
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 23 (62.16%) QA
2 17 (45.95%) Software Testing
3 15 (40.54%) Automated Testing
4 14 (37.84%) ISTQB
4 14 (37.84%) Java
4 14 (37.84%) ISEB
5 13 (35.14%) Performance Testing
5 13 (35.14%) SoapUI
6 12 (32.43%) Finance
7 11 (29.73%) Automation Testing
7 11 (29.73%) SDLC
8 10 (27.03%) Software Delivery
8 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
8 10 (27.03%) SQL
8 10 (27.03%) MS Office
8 10 (27.03%) Web Services
8 10 (27.03%) Wealth Management
9 9 (24.32%) Selenium
9 9 (24.32%) Sonata
10 8 (21.62%) Test Strategy
10 8 (21.62%) C#
11 7 (18.92%) Automotive
11 7 (18.92%) Asset Management
11 7 (18.92%) Process Improvement
12 6 (16.22%) SpecFlow
12 6 (16.22%) LoadRunner
13 5 (13.51%) Client/Server
13 5 (13.51%) JMeter
13 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (10.81%) Scrum

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:

Applications
1 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
1 10 (27.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Sonata
2 2 (5.41%) MultiFonds
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) MS Access
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (35.14%) SoapUI
2 9 (24.32%) Selenium
3 6 (16.22%) LoadRunner
3 6 (16.22%) SpecFlow
4 5 (13.51%) JMeter
5 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
6 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.41%) HP UFT
6 2 (5.41%) JBehave
6 2 (5.41%) JIRA
7 1 (2.70%) Mocha
7 1 (2.70%) PHPUnit
7 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.70%) TestRail
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Automotive
3 2 (5.41%) Law
3 2 (5.41%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) Web Services
2 4 (10.81%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) Gherkin
2 4 (10.81%) SOAP
3 2 (5.41%) CSS
3 2 (5.41%) HTML
4 1 (2.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Client/Server
2 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Android
2 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Software Testing
2 15 (40.54%) Automated Testing
3 13 (35.14%) Performance Testing
4 11 (29.73%) Automation Testing
4 11 (29.73%) SDLC
5 10 (27.03%) Software Delivery
5 10 (27.03%) Wealth Management
6 8 (21.62%) Test Strategy
7 7 (18.92%) Asset Management
7 7 (18.92%) Process Improvement
8 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (10.81%) BDD
9 4 (10.81%) Scrum
10 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
11 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
11 2 (5.41%) Test Automation
12 1 (2.70%) Functional Testing
12 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
12 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
12 1 (2.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) Java
2 10 (27.03%) SQL
3 8 (21.62%) C#
4 4 (10.81%) VBA
5 1 (2.70%) C
5 1 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) Perl
5 1 (2.70%) PHP
5 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) ISEB
1 14 (37.84%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (62.16%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Citrix
1 4 (10.81%) HP
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