The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 93 91 82
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 12 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.01% 0.78% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.81% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 4
Average salary £36,250 £35,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% -21.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £19,366 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £35,000 £50,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
1150 1231 968
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 96.64% 96.55% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 878 994 735
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 12 February 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Essex

Tester
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Essex region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
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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 -12 5 £35,000 +16.66%
Chelmsford +12 4 £60,000 +209.82% 1
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Essex region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 16 (55.17%) QA
2 13 (44.83%) Automated Testing
3 12 (41.38%) Software Testing
3 12 (41.38%) Selenium
4 11 (37.93%) Java
5 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (31.03%) MultiFonds
5 9 (31.03%) JIRA
5 9 (31.03%) Wealth Management
5 9 (31.03%) Software Delivery
5 9 (31.03%) SDLC
5 9 (31.03%) Sonata
6 8 (27.59%) HP UFT
7 7 (24.14%) JMeter
7 7 (24.14%) JIRA Agile
7 7 (24.14%) SoapUI
8 6 (20.69%) HP
8 6 (20.69%) SOAP
8 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
8 6 (20.69%) Degree
9 5 (17.24%) Java EE
9 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
9 5 (17.24%) Maven
9 5 (17.24%) NUnit
9 5 (17.24%) Ant
9 5 (17.24%) JUnit
9 5 (17.24%) Oracle
9 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
9 5 (17.24%) JBoss
9 5 (17.24%) Swing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Essex region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (17.24%) JBoss
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (31.03%) MultiFonds
1 9 (31.03%) Sonata
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Selenium
2 9 (31.03%) JIRA
3 8 (27.59%) HP UFT
4 7 (24.14%) JIRA Agile
4 7 (24.14%) JMeter
4 7 (24.14%) SoapUI
5 5 (17.24%) Ant
5 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
5 5 (17.24%) JUnit
5 5 (17.24%) Maven
5 5 (17.24%) NUnit
6 4 (13.79%) Cactus
6 4 (13.79%) DbUnit
6 4 (13.79%) LoadRunner
6 4 (13.79%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (3.45%) JProfiler
7 1 (3.45%) Redmine
7 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.45%) The Grinder
7 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) SOAP
2 5 (17.24%) Java EE
2 5 (17.24%) Swing
3 4 (13.79%) .NET
3 4 (13.79%) REST
4 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Automated Testing
2 12 (41.38%) Software Testing
3 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (31.03%) SDLC
3 9 (31.03%) Software Delivery
3 9 (31.03%) Wealth Management
4 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
4 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
5 4 (13.79%) Automation Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Use Case
6 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (10.34%) Test Management
6 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
7 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
8 1 (3.45%) BDD
8 1 (3.45%) Load Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Open Source
8 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
8 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) Java
2 3 (10.34%) C#
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) Groovy
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) VBA
3 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Degree
2 3 (10.34%) ISEB
2 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (55.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) HP
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle
3 4 (13.79%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
Chelmsford, Essex
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago