The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Essex region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 98 77 106
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 9 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.63% 0.72% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.75% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 10
Average salary £41,000 £32,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.15% +18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £32,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £36,000 £31,700
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Job Titles Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1371 939 1399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.47% 97.10% 96.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1108 827 1115
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Tester
East of England

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 9 (69.23%) QA
2 7 (53.85%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) .NET
4 5 (38.46%) C#
4 5 (38.46%) Selenium
4 5 (38.46%) Retail
4 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) TDD
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Data Migration
5 4 (30.77%) Migration
5 4 (30.77%) JDE OneWorld
5 4 (30.77%) ISEB
5 4 (30.77%) Java
5 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) OO
6 3 (23.08%) PHP
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
6 3 (23.08%) Android
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Ruby
7 2 (15.38%) Ajax
7 2 (15.38%) Smartphone
7 2 (15.38%) T-SQL

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (7.69%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) Mercurial
2 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
2 2 (15.38%) MSTest
2 2 (15.38%) Moq
3 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) TestDirector
3 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (7.69%) XMLSpy
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Retail
3 2 (15.38%) Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
3 2 (15.38%) CSS
3 2 (15.38%) WinForms
3 2 (15.38%) Ajax
3 2 (15.38%) jQuery
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) HTML5
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (7.69%) Java ME
4 1 (7.69%) WPF
4 1 (7.69%) SOAP
4 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Smartphone
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Android
3 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Migration
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) TDD
1 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
1 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (30.77%) Data Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
2 3 (23.08%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) Quality Management
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
3 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Bug Management
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) System Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Management
4 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) PHP
4 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) Ruby
5 1 (7.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (69.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) SAP
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) HP
1 1 (7.69%) JD Edwards
Essex
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Holiday
Posted: 23 days ago