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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank - 31 26
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 0 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chelmsford - 0.65% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.83% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Average salary - £32,500 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -51.85%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
81 121 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chelmsford 88.04% 79.08% 76.19%
Number of salaries quoted 57 107 88
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £25,000 £33,975
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 15 Related IT Skills in Chelmsford

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Java

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Chelmsford by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Java Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA