Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Tester
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 120 131
Rank change year-on-year +10 +11 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 17 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.14% 0.81% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.87% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1 17 12
Essex median annual salary £35,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.32% - +46.15%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,500 £24,725
90th Percentile £37,500 £51,250 £51,250
East of England median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% -4.41% +3.03%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Essex
Permanent vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 1319 1956 2516
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 92.92% 95.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1128 1507 1867
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £23,175 £26,400 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings that featured Software Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Essex

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in Essex.

Salary trend for Software Tester in Essex

Software 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 Software Tester within the Essex region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood +27 1 - -
Chelmsford -5 1 £35,000 +7.69%
Software Tester
East of England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, Software 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 Software Tester in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) MSTest
1 1 (50.00%) Software Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MSTest
1 1 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM