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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 18 23 14
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 4.72% 1.11% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.43% 1.18% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Average salary £72,500 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.11% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
92 85 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 86.79% 94.44% 87.76%
Number of salaries quoted 35 40 42
Average salary £75,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+76.47% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,450 £31,300 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £56,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (87.50%) Finance
1 7 (87.50%) Software Testing
2 6 (75.00%) ISEB
3 5 (62.50%) VBA
3 5 (62.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
3 5 (62.50%) HP
3 5 (62.50%) Selenium
4 4 (50.00%) C#
4 4 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (50.00%) VBScript
4 4 (50.00%) VB
5 3 (37.50%) TestDirector
5 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
5 3 (37.50%) QA
6 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (25.00%) Workflow
7 1 (12.50%) Migration
7 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
7 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) TestDirector
3 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 4 (50.00%) Test Specialist
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation Specialist
1 4 (50.00%) Automation Specialist
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Test Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Testing Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Testing Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) VBA
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) VBScript
2 4 (50.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
2 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) HP