The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chelmsford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 30 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chelmsford 0.74% 3.23% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 4.38% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 0
Average salary £32,500 £72,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-54.86% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 Chelmsford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chelmsford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
123 137 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chelmsford 90.44% 73.66% 66.15%
Number of salaries quoted 119 136 40
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £33,500 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £45,000 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Chelmsford

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Chelmsford

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Chelmsford

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Chelmsford

Test Automation
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Chelmsford

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the Chelmsford 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (66.67%) MSTest
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Perl

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Chelmsford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the Chelmsford 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 2 (66.67%) Rational Functional Tester
1 2 (66.67%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM