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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 82 81 74
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 10 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.80% 0.78% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.81% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 6
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £32,500 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
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
1180 1108 837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 94.32% 95.43% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 925 857 736
Average salary £44,000 £42,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +13.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £55,000 £54,000
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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +8 4 £37,500 +15.38%
Chelmsford - 3 £32,500 - 1
Basildon +6 1 £52,500 -
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 12 (60.00%) QA
2 9 (45.00%) Selenium
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) Java
4 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (25.00%) Degree
5 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 5 (25.00%) Mobile App
5 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Windows
5 5 (25.00%) HP
6 4 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (20.00%) .NET
6 4 (20.00%) Finance
6 4 (20.00%) Automotive
6 4 (20.00%) JMeter
6 4 (20.00%) Hudson
6 4 (20.00%) Load Testing
6 4 (20.00%) System Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Android
6 4 (20.00%) Use Case
6 4 (20.00%) TeamCity
6 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (15.00%) Open Source
7 3 (15.00%) DbUnit
7 3 (15.00%) FitNesse
7 3 (15.00%) JIRA
7 3 (15.00%) Rational Functional Tester
7 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
7 3 (15.00%) JProfiler

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (15.00%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Selenium
2 4 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (20.00%) JMeter
2 4 (20.00%) Hudson
2 4 (20.00%) TeamCity
3 3 (15.00%) DbUnit
3 3 (15.00%) FitNesse
3 3 (15.00%) JIRA
3 3 (15.00%) Rational Functional Tester
3 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (15.00%) JProfiler
3 3 (15.00%) Redmine
3 3 (15.00%) Cactus
3 3 (15.00%) Maven
3 3 (15.00%) NUnit
3 3 (15.00%) ArgoUML
3 3 (15.00%) Rational Rose
3 3 (15.00%) Ant
3 3 (15.00%) JUnit
4 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
1 4 (20.00%) Automotive
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) Java EE
2 3 (15.00%) Swing
3 2 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 5 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (15.00%) Open Source
3 2 (10.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Android
3 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 4 (20.00%) System Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Use Case
4 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (15.00%) OOP
5 3 (15.00%) OO
5 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
6 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) TDD
6 2 (10.00%) Web Design
6 2 (10.00%) Information Security
6 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
6 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) CISSP
3 2 (10.00%) CISM
3 2 (10.00%) CEH
3 2 (10.00%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) WebInspect
2 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) IBM
3 2 (10.00%) Progress
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
Chelmsford, Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago