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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 78 81 78
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 9 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.78% 0.89% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.11% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 8 9 4
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £32,400 £28,150
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,000 £53,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
876 903 689
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 75.65% 80.05% 72.60%
Number of salaries quoted 657 703 612
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Chelmsford 0 1 £70,000 +40.00%
Colchester -2 1 £38,750 +7.63% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £31,000 -
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) Software Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Test Automation
3 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
4 6 (31.58%) System Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Web Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
5 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
7 3 (15.79%) QA
7 3 (15.79%) Selenium
7 3 (15.79%) B2B
7 3 (15.79%) B2C
7 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
8 2 (10.53%) C++
8 2 (10.53%) .NET
8 2 (10.53%) ISEB
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (10.53%) Test Management
8 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
8 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
8 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
9 1 (5.26%) Time Management
9 1 (5.26%) Magento
9 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Magento
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) MSTest
2 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.26%) JMeter
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Test Analyst
1 11 (57.89%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Web Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Web Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Test Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) QA Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Development Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Software Testing
1 8 (42.11%) Test Automation
2 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
3 6 (31.58%) System Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Web Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
5 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.79%) B2B
6 3 (15.79%) B2C
7 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.53%) Test Management
7 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
8 1 (5.26%) MVVM
8 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
Colchester, Essex
Colston Consulting
Salary: £37.5k - 42.5k per year + Benefits
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