The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Brentwood region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 33 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 7 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 2.95% 8.14% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 9.21% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 0
Average salary £80,000 £87,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
Test Automation
Essex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Brentwood region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Brentwood
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
226 76 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 95.36% 88.37% 81.82%
Number of salaries quoted 125 41 61
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £49,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £67,500 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Brentwood

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Brentwood region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Brentwood

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Brentwood

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Brentwood region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in Brentwood

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Brentwood

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Brentwood region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Brentwood

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Brentwood region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 11 (78.57%) Finance
2 10 (71.43%) QA
3 7 (50.00%) ISEB
4 6 (42.86%) HP
4 6 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 6 (42.86%) Performance Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Selenium
5 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
6 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Security Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Test Management
6 4 (28.57%) System Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
6 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 4 (28.57%) TestDirector
6 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
7 3 (21.43%) VBA
7 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
8 2 (14.29%) Workflow
8 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 2 (14.29%) MS Office
8 2 (14.29%) C#
8 2 (14.29%) Java
8 2 (14.29%) VBScript
8 2 (14.29%) VB
8 2 (14.29%) MS Excel

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Brentwood region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (35.71%) Selenium
3 4 (28.57%) TestDirector
4 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
5 1 (7.14%) XMLSpy
General
1 11 (78.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Senior Manager
2 6 (42.86%) Test Manager
3 4 (28.57%) QA Manager
3 4 (28.57%) Senior QA Manager
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Test Manager
4 3 (21.43%) Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Test Specialist
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Specialist
5 2 (14.29%) Automation Specialist
5 2 (14.29%) Testing Specialist
5 2 (14.29%) Testing Manager
6 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Functional Tester
6 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Manual Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) SOAP
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Performance Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
3 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Security Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Management
3 4 (28.57%) System Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) Workflow
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) ETL
6 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) VBA
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) VBScript
2 2 (14.29%) VB
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) ISEB
2 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (71.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Business Objects
3 1 (7.14%) SAP