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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 76 85 91
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 15 16 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.52% 1.27% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.32% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 11
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +23.37%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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
936 1212 1337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 94.64% 96.42% 96.88%
Number of salaries quoted 760 957 1128
Median salary £42,500 £38,848 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.40% -13.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
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 25 June 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
Brentwood +17 8 £47,500 -
Colchester -6 2 £46,250 +72.89%
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 21 (75.00%) QA
2 16 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 16 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 13 (46.43%) Java
4 11 (39.29%) Sonata
4 11 (39.29%) Software Delivery
4 11 (39.29%) SDLC
4 11 (39.29%) MultiFonds
4 11 (39.29%) Wealth Management
5 9 (32.14%) ISTQB
5 9 (32.14%) C#
5 9 (32.14%) ISEB
6 8 (28.57%) HP
6 8 (28.57%) SOAP
6 8 (28.57%) Degree
6 8 (28.57%) Selenium
6 8 (28.57%) Computer Science
6 8 (28.57%) SoapUI
6 8 (28.57%) Test Strategy
7 7 (25.00%) Finance
7 7 (25.00%) HP UFT
8 6 (21.43%) LoadRunner
8 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (17.86%) Performance Testing
9 5 (17.86%) HP SiteScope
9 5 (17.86%) Citrix
9 5 (17.86%) SQL
9 5 (17.86%) VBA
9 5 (17.86%) .NET
10 4 (14.29%) Test Automation

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 11 (39.29%) MultiFonds
1 11 (39.29%) Sonata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Selenium
1 8 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 7 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 6 (21.43%) LoadRunner
4 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 3 (10.71%) JIRA
5 3 (10.71%) JMeter
6 2 (7.14%) Ant
6 2 (7.14%) Gerrit
6 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 2 (7.14%) Maven
6 2 (7.14%) Mercurial
6 2 (7.14%) SpecFlow
6 2 (7.14%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.57%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (3.57%) JProfiler
7 1 (3.57%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) SOAP
2 5 (17.86%) .NET
3 2 (7.14%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.57%) Java EE
4 1 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Automated Testing
1 16 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 11 (39.29%) SDLC
2 11 (39.29%) Software Delivery
2 11 (39.29%) Wealth Management
3 8 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.86%) Performance Testing
6 4 (14.29%) BDD
6 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
8 2 (7.14%) API Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Defect Management
8 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
8 2 (7.14%) OWASP
8 2 (7.14%) TDD
8 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) Java
2 9 (32.14%) C#
3 5 (17.86%) SQL
3 5 (17.86%) VBA
4 2 (7.14%) Groovy
4 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) Ruby
4 2 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) ISEB
1 9 (32.14%) ISTQB
2 8 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (75.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) HP
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) IBM