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 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 70 92 102
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 26 18 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.47% 1.29% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.66% 1.34% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 22 18 9
Median salary £37,500 £38,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £28,800 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
978 1343 1355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 92.79% 96.34% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 693 990 1075
Median salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,000 £27,675
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £66,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 December 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 December 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
Chelmsford -3 4 £35,000 +12.00% 2
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £24,000 - 1
Wickford - 1 £27,000 -
Witham - 1 £30,000 -
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 22 (66.67%) QA
2 18 (54.55%) Software Testing
3 14 (42.42%) Automated Testing
4 12 (36.36%) ISTQB
4 12 (36.36%) ISEB
4 12 (36.36%) SoapUI
5 11 (33.33%) SDLC
5 11 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 10 (30.30%) Wealth Management
6 10 (30.30%) Java
6 10 (30.30%) Sonata
6 10 (30.30%) Software Delivery
7 9 (27.27%) Automation Testing
7 9 (27.27%) SQL
8 8 (24.24%) MS Office
8 8 (24.24%) Web Services
8 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
8 8 (24.24%) Finance
9 7 (21.21%) C#
10 6 (18.18%) LoadRunner
10 6 (18.18%) MultiFonds
10 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
11 5 (15.15%) Process Improvement
11 5 (15.15%) Automotive
12 4 (12.12%) MS Access
12 4 (12.12%) Citrix
12 4 (12.12%) SOAP
12 4 (12.12%) HP
12 4 (12.12%) VBA
12 4 (12.12%) JMeter

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 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
1 8 (24.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Sonata
2 6 (18.18%) MultiFonds
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) MS Access
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) SoapUI
2 6 (18.18%) LoadRunner
3 4 (12.12%) JMeter
3 4 (12.12%) Selenium
3 4 (12.12%) SpecFlow
4 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.06%) HP UFT
4 2 (6.06%) JBehave
4 2 (6.06%) JIRA
5 1 (3.03%) Mocha
5 1 (3.03%) PHPUnit
5 1 (3.03%) TestRail
5 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Automotive
3 2 (6.06%) Law
3 2 (6.06%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) Web Services
2 4 (12.12%) SOAP
3 2 (6.06%) .NET
3 2 (6.06%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.06%) HTML
4 1 (3.03%) CSS
4 1 (3.03%) HTML5
4 1 (3.03%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Software Testing
2 14 (42.42%) Automated Testing
3 11 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 11 (33.33%) SDLC
4 10 (30.30%) Software Delivery
4 10 (30.30%) Wealth Management
5 9 (27.27%) Automation Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 5 (15.15%) Process Improvement
8 4 (12.12%) Asset Management
8 4 (12.12%) Scrum
9 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (9.09%) BDD
10 2 (6.06%) Manual Testing
11 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
11 1 (3.03%) Functional Testing
11 1 (3.03%) OO
11 1 (3.03%) Test Automation
11 1 (3.03%) Test Scripting
11 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) Java
2 9 (27.27%) SQL
3 7 (21.21%) C#
4 4 (12.12%) VBA
5 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.03%) C
6 1 (3.03%) C++
6 1 (3.03%) Perl
6 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) ISEB
1 12 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 4 (12.12%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Citrix
1 4 (12.12%) HP
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