The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 87 97 74
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -23
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 14 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.19% 0.40% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.47% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 7
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £36,000 £37,800
10% offered a salary of more than £42,250 £61,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Automated Testing
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1032 1063 835
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 87.46% 84.97% 84.17%
Number of salaries quoted 774 866 638
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £65,000 £65,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Essex region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Essex

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Essex region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Essex

Automated Testing
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Essex region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Colchester -15 3 £23,000 -55.12%
Brentwood - 2 - -
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Essex region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 29 (72.50%) Software Testing
2 24 (60.00%) QA
3 19 (47.50%) Selenium
4 14 (35.00%) Manual Testing
4 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (35.00%) SDLC
5 13 (32.50%) REST
5 13 (32.50%) SOAP
6 12 (30.00%) JMeter
7 11 (27.50%) Java
7 11 (27.50%) JIRA
8 10 (25.00%) Test Strategy
9 9 (22.50%) Software Delivery
9 9 (22.50%) Sonata
9 9 (22.50%) MultiFonds
9 9 (22.50%) Wealth Management
10 8 (20.00%) Performance Testing
11 7 (17.50%) Web Services
12 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
12 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
13 5 (12.50%) Security Testing
13 5 (12.50%) WebDriver
13 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
13 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
13 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
13 5 (12.50%) Workflow
13 5 (12.50%) Finance
13 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (12.50%) ISEB
13 5 (12.50%) Six Sigma

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Essex region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (22.50%) MultiFonds
1 9 (22.50%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Firebase
1 3 (7.50%) Google App Engine
1 3 (7.50%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (7.50%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (47.50%) Selenium
2 12 (30.00%) JMeter
3 11 (27.50%) JIRA
4 5 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.50%) Bower
5 3 (7.50%) Grunt
5 3 (7.50%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Tester
2 10 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) QA Tester
3 9 (22.50%) Software QA Tester
3 9 (22.50%) Software Tester
4 8 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 7 (17.50%) Automation Engineer
5 7 (17.50%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) Analyst
6 5 (12.50%) Associate Director
6 5 (12.50%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Automated Tester
8 2 (5.00%) Developer
9 1 (2.50%) Graduate
9 1 (2.50%) Junior
9 1 (2.50%) Junior Developer
9 1 (2.50%) QA Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Senior Tester
9 1 (2.50%) Software Developer
9 1 (2.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) REST
1 13 (32.50%) SOAP
2 7 (17.50%) Web Services
3 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
3 3 (7.50%) Apache Cordova
3 3 (7.50%) CSS
3 3 (7.50%) HTML
4 2 (5.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.50%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.00%) Fintech
2 1 (2.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (72.50%) Software Testing
2 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.00%) Manual Testing
2 14 (35.00%) SDLC
3 10 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 9 (22.50%) Software Delivery
4 9 (22.50%) Wealth Management
5 8 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
6 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 5 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 5 (12.50%) Process Improvement
7 5 (12.50%) QA Automation
7 5 (12.50%) Security Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Six Sigma
7 5 (12.50%) User Stories
7 5 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) Java
2 4 (10.00%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) ISEB
1 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 5 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 5 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (60.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Google
2 2 (5.00%) VMware