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 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Rank 67 90 88
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 17 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.81% 1.03% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 1.06% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 13 12 9
Median salary £47,500 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £35,000 £19,366
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £60,000 £36,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
894 1127 1245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.01% 96.99% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 662 867 1007
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 February 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 February 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 6 £46,250 -22.91% 1
Colchester +2 1 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Witham - 1 £30,000 -
Brentwood - 1 £40,000 - 1
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 24 (60.00%) QA
2 18 (45.00%) Software Testing
3 16 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 15 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 15 (37.50%) Java
4 15 (37.50%) ISEB
5 14 (35.00%) Finance
6 13 (32.50%) Performance Testing
6 13 (32.50%) SoapUI
7 12 (30.00%) SDLC
8 11 (27.50%) Software Delivery
8 11 (27.50%) Automation Testing
8 11 (27.50%) Wealth Management
9 10 (25.00%) Selenium
9 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 10 (25.00%) SQL
9 10 (25.00%) MS Office
9 10 (25.00%) Web Services
9 10 (25.00%) Sonata
10 9 (22.50%) Test Strategy
10 9 (22.50%) C#
10 9 (22.50%) Asset Management
11 7 (17.50%) Automotive
11 7 (17.50%) SpecFlow
11 7 (17.50%) Process Improvement
12 6 (15.00%) LoadRunner
12 6 (15.00%) Client/Server
12 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (12.50%) JMeter
13 5 (12.50%) .NET

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 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 10 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Sonata
2 1 (2.50%) MultiFonds
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) MS Access
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (32.50%) SoapUI
2 10 (25.00%) Selenium
3 7 (17.50%) SpecFlow
4 6 (15.00%) LoadRunner
5 5 (12.50%) JMeter
6 3 (7.50%) WebDriver
7 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
7 2 (5.00%) HP UFT
7 2 (5.00%) JBehave
7 2 (5.00%) JIRA
7 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.50%) Mocha
8 1 (2.50%) PHPUnit
8 1 (2.50%) TestRail
General
1 14 (35.00%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Automotive
3 2 (5.00%) Law
3 2 (5.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) Web Services
2 5 (12.50%) .NET
2 5 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 4 (10.00%) SOAP
4 2 (5.00%) CSS
4 2 (5.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Android
2 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Software Testing
2 16 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 13 (32.50%) Performance Testing
4 12 (30.00%) SDLC
5 11 (27.50%) Automation Testing
5 11 (27.50%) Software Delivery
5 11 (27.50%) Wealth Management
6 9 (22.50%) Asset Management
6 9 (22.50%) Test Strategy
7 7 (17.50%) Process Improvement
8 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (10.00%) BDD
9 4 (10.00%) Manual Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Scrum
10 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
10 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
11 1 (2.50%) Regression Testing
11 1 (2.50%) Test Scripting
11 1 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (2.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) Java
2 10 (25.00%) SQL
3 9 (22.50%) C#
4 4 (10.00%) VBA
5 2 (5.00%) C++
6 1 (2.50%) C
6 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.50%) Perl
6 1 (2.50%) PHP
6 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) ISEB
1 15 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (60.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Citrix
1 4 (10.00%) HP
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