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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 88 79 89
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 4 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.32% 0.90% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.94% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 2
Average salary £47,500 £36,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.25% +13.07%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
1141 1062 1034
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 91.06% 95.50% 95.65%
Number of salaries quoted 869 869 843
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
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 1 September 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 -6 2 £45,000 +38.46%
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 18 (90.00%) QA
2 14 (70.00%) Software Testing
3 11 (55.00%) SDLC
4 9 (45.00%) ISEB
5 8 (40.00%) MultiFonds
5 8 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 8 (40.00%) Wealth Management
6 7 (35.00%) Software Delivery
7 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
8 4 (20.00%) JIRA
8 4 (20.00%) Scrum
8 4 (20.00%) Selenium
8 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (20.00%) HP
9 3 (15.00%) C#
9 3 (15.00%) SQL
9 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
9 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
10 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
10 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
10 2 (10.00%) VBScript
10 2 (10.00%) VB
10 2 (10.00%) Java
10 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
10 2 (10.00%) .NET
10 2 (10.00%) Oracle
10 2 (10.00%) MS Office

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MultiFonds
2 1 (5.00%) AWD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) JIRA
1 4 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) TestDirector
2 2 (10.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) Silverlight
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) AS400
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
1 2 (10.00%) Android
1 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Software Testing
2 11 (55.00%) SDLC
3 8 (40.00%) Wealth Management
3 8 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Software Delivery
5 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (20.00%) Scrum
6 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (10.00%) ETL
8 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
9 1 (5.00%) CRM
9 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Test Management
9 1 (5.00%) User Stories
9 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Black-Box Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
1 3 (15.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) VBScript
2 2 (10.00%) VB
3 1 (5.00%) VBA
3 1 (5.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) ISEB
2 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (90.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) HP
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com