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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 77 85 89
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 10 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.87% 0.73% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 0.91% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 4
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,875 £55,000 £53,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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
816 880 764
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 71.02% 80.15% 70.81%
Number of salaries quoted 636 711 662
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £31,000 -
Colchester -6 1 £38,750 +7.63%
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) Web Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Test Automation
3 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 5 (26.32%) QA
4 5 (26.32%) Selenium
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) System Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
6 3 (15.79%) TDD
6 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (15.79%) Test Management
6 3 (15.79%) .NET
6 3 (15.79%) Java
6 3 (15.79%) B2B
6 3 (15.79%) B2C
7 2 (10.53%) Python
7 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
7 2 (10.53%) XML
7 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
7 2 (10.53%) PHP
7 2 (10.53%) C#
7 2 (10.53%) C++
7 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
7 2 (10.53%) Stress Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) JMeter
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Analyst
2 12 (63.16%) Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Web Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Web Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) QA Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Tester
5 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (5.26%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Smartphone
1 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Web Testing
1 8 (42.11%) Test Automation
2 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) System Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.79%) TDD
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.79%) Test Management
5 3 (15.79%) B2B
5 3 (15.79%) B2C
6 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
6 2 (10.53%) Stress Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Logistics
7 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) Python
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) PHP
3 2 (10.53%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) C++
3 2 (10.53%) Ruby
4 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) MKS