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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 95 81 68
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 10 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.79% 0.42% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.44% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 9
Average salary £35,000 £44,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.34% +27.14%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
1216 906 818
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.60% 95.87% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 958 688 715
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £40,052
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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
Brentwood - 7 £35,000 -
Chelmsford -6 2 £19,366 -56.96%
Colchester - 1 £30,000 -
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (65.00%) QA
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) ISEB
3 7 (35.00%) Selenium
3 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (35.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (35.00%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (30.00%) JIRA
4 6 (30.00%) Oracle
5 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (20.00%) HP
6 4 (20.00%) SQL
7 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (15.00%) TDD
7 3 (15.00%) Java
7 3 (15.00%) Windows
7 3 (15.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (15.00%) System Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Android
7 3 (15.00%) TeamCity
7 3 (15.00%) Hudson
7 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
8 2 (10.00%) Information Governance
8 2 (10.00%) Redmine
8 2 (10.00%) Computer Science

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 2 (10.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Payroll
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Selenium
2 6 (30.00%) JIRA
3 3 (15.00%) TeamCity
3 3 (15.00%) Hudson
4 2 (10.00%) Redmine
4 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (10.00%) DbUnit
4 2 (10.00%) JProfiler
4 2 (10.00%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (10.00%) JMeter
4 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (10.00%) Rational Rose
4 2 (10.00%) Ant
4 2 (10.00%) JUnit
4 2 (10.00%) ArgoUML
4 2 (10.00%) Maven
4 2 (10.00%) Cactus
4 2 (10.00%) NUnit
4 2 (10.00%) FitNesse
5 1 (5.00%) Firebug
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Automotive
2 2 (10.00%) Local Government
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Swing
1 2 (10.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Open Source
2 2 (10.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
1 3 (15.00%) Android
2 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) TDD
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.00%) System Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.00%) Information Governance
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (10.00%) OOP
6 2 (10.00%) OO
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) ETL
6 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) ISEB
2 7 (35.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (65.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (10.00%) IBM
3 2 (10.00%) Business Objects
3 2 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft