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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 41 18 18
Rank change year-on-year
-23 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 3 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 1.16% 4.44% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 4.94% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £87,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
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
246 81 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 94.98% 90.00% 81.13%
Number of salaries quoted 134 40 41
Average salary £47,500 £43,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.46% -10.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £27,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 5 (62.50%) ISEB
3 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (50.00%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (37.50%) VBA
4 3 (37.50%) TestDirector
4 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
5 2 (25.00%) Workflow
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) VBScript
5 2 (25.00%) VB
6 1 (12.50%) SOAP
6 1 (12.50%) Middleware
6 1 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) MS Office
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
6 1 (12.50%) XMLSpy

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) TestDirector
2 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) XMLSpy
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Test Manager
2 4 (50.00%) Senior Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Test Specialist
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Test Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Specialist
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Specialist
3 2 (25.00%) Testing Specialist
3 2 (25.00%) Testing Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) VBA
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) VBScript
2 2 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft