Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

Tester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 108 129
Rank change year-on-year +16 +21 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 17 30 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.22% 1.41% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.52% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 13 28 22
Essex median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -8.11% +32.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,100 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £51,250 £51,250
East of England median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 1321 1975 2499
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 92.81% 94.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1127 1518 1853
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £23,000 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £65,497
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%

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
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Essex over the 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Chelmsford -3 5 £50,000 +150.00%
Brentwood +35 4 - - 1
Harlow - 3 £62,500 -
Witham -9 2 £26,750 -10.83% 1
Colchester - 1 £20,000 -
Tester
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
2 9 (52.94%) C#
3 8 (47.06%) QA
4 7 (41.18%) JIRA
5 6 (35.29%) Selenium
6 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
6 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (29.41%) Finance
7 4 (23.53%) SQL
7 4 (23.53%) .NET
7 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (23.53%) SpecFlow
7 4 (23.53%) Gherkin
7 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Data Structures
8 3 (17.65%) SDLC
8 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Test Management
8 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
8 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
8 3 (17.65%) HTML
8 3 (17.65%) CSS
8 3 (17.65%) Scrum
8 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (17.65%) TDD
8 3 (17.65%) Code Coverage
8 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Workflow

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) PuTTY
1 1 (5.88%) SMS
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) JIRA
2 6 (35.29%) Selenium
3 4 (23.53%) SpecFlow
4 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
5 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.88%) MSTest
6 1 (5.88%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (5.88%) TestRail
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
1 4 (23.53%) Gherkin
2 3 (17.65%) CSS
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.76%) HTML5
3 2 (11.76%) jQuery
3 2 (11.76%) WinForms
4 1 (5.88%) JSON
4 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Structures
2 2 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Android
1 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
2 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
3 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Scenario Testing
3 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Code Coverage
4 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) SDLC
4 3 (17.65%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) Test Management
4 3 (17.65%) Workflow
5 2 (11.76%) Android Development
5 2 (11.76%) iOS Development
5 2 (11.76%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) SDET
5 2 (11.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) Perl
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) IBM