The median annual salary for a Tester was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 93 85
Rank change year-on-year +15 -8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 14 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.36% 1.20% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.24% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 9 10 10
Median salary £47,500 £40,000 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +35.59%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,250 £21,737
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £55,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 977 1051 1223
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 94.85% 97.05% 97.45%
Number of salaries quoted 749 812 983
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex that featured Tester in the job title.

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
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Essex over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram 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 28 March 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
Brentwood +18 5 £40,000 - 1
Chelmsford -14 4 £55,000 +46.66% 1
Colchester - 1 £40,000 - 1
Tester
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 20 (54.05%) QA
2 17 (45.95%) Test Strategy
3 14 (37.84%) Automated Testing
3 14 (37.84%) Finance
4 13 (35.14%) Java
4 13 (35.14%) SDLC
5 11 (29.73%) Software Delivery
5 11 (29.73%) ISEB
5 11 (29.73%) Selenium
5 11 (29.73%) Wealth Management
5 11 (29.73%) ISTQB
6 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
6 10 (27.03%) Performance Testing
6 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
6 10 (27.03%) SQL
6 10 (27.03%) MS Office
6 10 (27.03%) Web Services
6 10 (27.03%) SoapUI
6 10 (27.03%) Automation Testing
7 8 (21.62%) SpecFlow
7 8 (21.62%) Sonata
7 8 (21.62%) Asset Management
8 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (18.92%) C#
8 7 (18.92%) Client/Server
8 7 (18.92%) Automotive
9 6 (16.22%) Process Improvement
9 6 (16.22%) Gherkin
9 6 (16.22%) .NET
10 5 (13.51%) JMeter

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:

Applications
1 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
1 10 (27.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Sonata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) MS Access
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Selenium
2 10 (27.03%) SoapUI
3 8 (21.62%) SpecFlow
4 5 (13.51%) JMeter
5 3 (8.11%) JIRA
5 3 (8.11%) LoadRunner
5 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
6 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.41%) HP UFT
6 2 (5.41%) JBehave
6 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.70%) Mocha
7 1 (2.70%) PHPUnit
General
1 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Automotive
3 2 (5.41%) Law
3 2 (5.41%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) Web Services
2 6 (16.22%) .NET
2 6 (16.22%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.41%) CSS
3 2 (5.41%) HTML
4 1 (2.70%) jQuery
4 1 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Android
2 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Test Strategy
2 14 (37.84%) Automated Testing
3 13 (35.14%) SDLC
4 11 (29.73%) Software Delivery
4 11 (29.73%) Wealth Management
5 10 (27.03%) Automation Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Performance Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
6 8 (21.62%) Asset Management
7 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (16.22%) Process Improvement
9 5 (13.51%) BDD
10 4 (10.81%) Scrum
10 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
11 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
11 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
11 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
12 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
12 2 (5.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) Java
2 10 (27.03%) SQL
3 7 (18.92%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) C
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) Perl
5 1 (2.70%) PHP
5 1 (2.70%) Python
5 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) ISEB
1 11 (29.73%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (54.05%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) Citrix
1 1 (2.70%) HP
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