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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 80 85 80
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.73% 0.63% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.66% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 6
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +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
1044 1062 947
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.08% 96.02% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 833 850 821
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 September 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 September 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
Chelmsford - 3 £32,500 -
Colchester -1 2 £33,750 +3.84%
Basildon +1 1 £52,500 -
Brentwood - 1 £32,500 -
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 14 (63.64%) QA
2 9 (40.91%) Selenium
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (36.36%) Finance
3 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Java
4 7 (31.82%) Test Planning
5 6 (27.27%) .NET
5 6 (27.27%) ISEB
5 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (27.27%) Android
6 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
6 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Windows
7 4 (18.18%) C#
7 4 (18.18%) TDD
7 4 (18.18%) System Testing
7 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
8 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
8 3 (13.64%) Degree
8 3 (13.64%) JIRA
8 3 (13.64%) Ruby
8 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
8 3 (13.64%) HP
8 3 (13.64%) Retail
8 3 (13.64%) Migration

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (4.55%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Selenium
2 3 (13.64%) JIRA
3 2 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (9.09%) JMeter
3 2 (9.09%) Hudson
3 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.55%) Moq
4 1 (4.55%) JProfiler
4 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (4.55%) TestNG
4 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.55%) DbUnit
4 1 (4.55%) MSTest
4 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.55%) Redmine
4 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.55%) FitNesse
4 1 (4.55%) QADirector
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Retail
3 2 (9.09%) Automotive
3 2 (9.09%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) Java EE
3 1 (4.55%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) Cryptography
3 2 (9.09%) Smartphone
4 1 (4.55%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Android
2 5 (22.73%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Test Planning
4 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
6 4 (18.18%) TDD
6 4 (18.18%) System Testing
6 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
7 3 (13.64%) Migration
7 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (9.09%) Web Design
8 2 (9.09%) Quality Management
8 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Identity Management
8 2 (9.09%) Information Security
8 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) Ruby
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) PHP
4 2 (9.09%) Python
5 1 (4.55%) Perl
5 1 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISEB
2 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (9.09%) CSSLP
3 2 (9.09%) CISSP
3 2 (9.09%) CISM
3 2 (9.09%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (63.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.09%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Progress
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) JBoss