Period
to 29 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 29 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
6 months to
29 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 102 112
Rank change year-on-year -12 +10 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 22 38 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.15% 1.81% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 2.12% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 20 25 29
Essex median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,750 £21,200
90th Percentile £115,000 £51,250 £51,250
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +14.29%

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1606 1789 2166
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 84.00% 85.07% 85.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1273 1412 1683
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £28,374 £24,325 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £66,250
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Essex

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Essex

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Essex over the 6 months to 29 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Essex

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Essex region over the 6 months to 29 July 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
Chelmsford - 9 £47,500 -
Brentwood +2 5 £42,500 -10.53%
Colchester -2 2 £37,500 +50.00%
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £48,389 -
Witham - 1 £47,500 -
Software Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 17 (77.27%) QA
2 11 (50.00%) SDLC
3 10 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (36.36%) Finance
4 8 (36.36%) Scrum
4 8 (36.36%) .NET
4 8 (36.36%) Waterfall
5 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
6 6 (27.27%) Degree
7 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
7 5 (22.73%) ISEB
8 4 (18.18%) LoadRunner
8 4 (18.18%) Java
8 4 (18.18%) C#
8 4 (18.18%) Workflow
8 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
8 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 4 (18.18%) Resource Allocation
8 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
8 4 (18.18%) eggPlant
8 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
9 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (13.64%) HP SiteScope
9 3 (13.64%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
9 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Wealth Management

Software Testing
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:

Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Sonata
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Geospatial Data
1 2 (9.09%) GIS
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) eggPlant
1 4 (18.18%) LoadRunner
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
2 2 (9.09%) Zephyr
3 1 (4.55%) ClearQuest
3 1 (4.55%) CruiseControl
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) FishEye
3 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.55%) Hudson
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) JUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Head of Testing
2 4 (18.18%) QA Manager
2 4 (18.18%) QA Test Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Software Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Software QA Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Software Test Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Specialist
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Test Specialist
3 3 (13.64%) Test Leader
3 3 (13.64%) Test Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Lead
4 2 (9.09%) QA Leader
4 2 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Software QA Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 3 (13.64%) Ajax
3 2 (9.09%) SOAP
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.55%) GWT
4 1 (4.55%) Middleware
4 1 (4.55%) REST
4 1 (4.55%) RESTful
4 1 (4.55%) WCF
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
4 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) SDLC
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 8 (36.36%) Scrum
3 8 (36.36%) Waterfall
4 4 (18.18%) Resource Allocation
4 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
4 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 4 (18.18%) Workflow
5 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
5 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Resource Management
5 3 (13.64%) TDD
5 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Wealth Management
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.09%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C#
1 4 (18.18%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) VBA
3 2 (9.09%) C
4 1 (4.55%) C++
4 1 (4.55%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
2 5 (22.73%) ISEB
2 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
3 3 (13.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (77.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Citrix
2 3 (13.64%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Atlassian