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

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 93 88 73
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 9 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.66% 0.80% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.84% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 6
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -6.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £25,900 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
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
1289 1076 823
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 94.36% 95.64% 97.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1016 825 713
Average salary £45,000 £43,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.04% +8.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,450 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 25 November 2014.

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 25 November 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
Colchester +12 4 £37,500 +15.38%
Brentwood - 3 £35,000 - 1
Basildon +8 1 £52,500 -
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 13 (72.22%) QA
2 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Selenium
4 6 (33.33%) JIRA
4 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
5 5 (27.78%) ISEB
6 4 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (22.22%) JMeter
6 4 (22.22%) Java
6 4 (22.22%) Windows
6 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Use Case
6 4 (22.22%) TeamCity
6 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Load Testing
6 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (22.22%) Hudson
7 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
7 3 (16.67%) JProfiler
7 3 (16.67%) Open Source
7 3 (16.67%) DbUnit
7 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 3 (16.67%) Redmine
7 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
7 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
7 3 (16.67%) FitNesse

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 3 (16.67%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Selenium
2 6 (33.33%) JIRA
3 4 (22.22%) Hudson
3 4 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (22.22%) JMeter
3 4 (22.22%) TeamCity
4 3 (16.67%) Ant
4 3 (16.67%) JUnit
4 3 (16.67%) Rational Rose
4 3 (16.67%) Rational Functional Tester
4 3 (16.67%) NUnit
4 3 (16.67%) ArgoUML
4 3 (16.67%) Maven
4 3 (16.67%) Cactus
4 3 (16.67%) FitNesse
4 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 3 (16.67%) Redmine
4 3 (16.67%) JProfiler
4 3 (16.67%) DbUnit
5 1 (5.56%) MSTest
General
1 3 (16.67%) Automotive
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Swing
1 3 (16.67%) Java EE
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 3 (16.67%) Open Source
1 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Android
3 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Use Case
3 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Load Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 3 (16.67%) System Testing
4 3 (16.67%) OOP
4 3 (16.67%) OO
4 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.56%) BDD
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ISEB
1 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
2 3 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (72.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
1 3 (16.67%) IBM
1 3 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
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