Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 97 88
Rank change year-on-year -8 -9 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 12 34 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.87% 1.76% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.97% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5 22 55
Essex median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.79% +35.71% -22.22%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,350 £26,250
90th Percentile £59,484 £105,025 £51,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £37,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +27.52% -6.88% +2.56%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,152 1,725 2,243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 83.30% 89.47% 86.24%
Number of salaries quoted 969 1,289 1,646
Essex median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,300 £70,000
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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 +35 5 - -
Southend-on-Sea +1 3 £64,469 +168.62% 1
Colchester - 3 £27,500 -
Witham -15 1 £47,500 -
Software Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Degree
3 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (41.67%) TDD
4 5 (41.67%) C#
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) XML
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (33.33%) .NET
5 4 (33.33%) SOAP
5 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 4 (33.33%) VB.NET
5 4 (33.33%) Subversion
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 4 (33.33%) WCF
5 4 (33.33%) QA
5 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (25.00%) Selenium
6 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) JIRA
7 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 2 (16.67%) JMeter
7 2 (16.67%) ISEB
7 2 (16.67%) SDLC

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) PuTTY
1 1 (8.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Subversion
1 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) JMeter
4 1 (8.33%) Artifactory
4 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) eggPlant
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (8.33%) TestRail
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Development Team Leader
1 3 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Testing Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Head of Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Junior
3 1 (8.33%) Junior Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior SQL Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Software QA Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Software Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) XML
2 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 4 (33.33%) SOAP
2 4 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (8.33%) Ajax
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (41.67%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) SDLC
6 2 (16.67%) System Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Time Management
7 1 (8.33%) BDD
7 1 (8.33%) DevOps
7 1 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Kanban
7 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Resource Allocation
7 1 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
7 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 4 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) COBOL
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Ansible
1 1 (8.33%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Citrix
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft