The median annual salary for a Tester was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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

Tester
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 73 86
Rank change year-on-year -11 +13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 6 16 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.63% 1.58% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 1.66% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5 13 12
Essex median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.05% -  
10th Percentile £50,000 £43,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £51,250 £51,250
East of England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 911 964 1194
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 95.89% 94.98% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3401 4083 5021
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,600
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.32%  
10th Percentile £26,000 £22,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Essex

Tester
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for Tester in Essex

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 Tester within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chelmsford - 3 £50,000 -
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 15 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (60.00%) Finance
3 10 (50.00%) C#
3 10 (50.00%) QA
4 9 (45.00%) Selenium
4 9 (45.00%) SDLC
5 7 (35.00%) SpecFlow
5 7 (35.00%) Gherkin
5 7 (35.00%) Software Delivery
5 7 (35.00%) Wealth Management
6 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
6 6 (30.00%) ISEB
6 6 (30.00%) Java
6 6 (30.00%) .NET
6 6 (30.00%) Client/Server
6 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (20.00%) BDD
7 4 (20.00%) Sonata
7 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (20.00%) Asset Management
7 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
8 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
8 3 (15.00%) SDET
9 2 (10.00%) Scenario Testing

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Sonata
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Selenium
2 7 (35.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 12 (60.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) Gherkin
2 6 (30.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (45.00%) SDLC
3 7 (35.00%) Software Delivery
3 7 (35.00%) Wealth Management
4 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (20.00%) Asset Management
5 4 (20.00%) BDD
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (15.00%) SDET
6 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Test Management
7 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Workflow
8 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (30.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISEB
1 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft