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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 95 89 72
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -17
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 5 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.40% 0.80% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 1.04% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 11
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £36,750 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £50,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
1027 963 683
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 82.29% 77.41% 73.84%
Number of salaries quoted 828 767 580
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

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 27 March 2015.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Essex

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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%) Software Testing
1 9 (47.37%) Performance Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
2 7 (36.84%) Manual Testing
3 6 (31.58%) System Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
3 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
4 5 (26.32%) SQL
4 5 (26.32%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (21.05%) QA
5 4 (21.05%) Selenium
5 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.79%) ISEB
6 3 (15.79%) C
6 3 (15.79%) C++
6 3 (15.79%) Windows
6 3 (15.79%) Linux
6 3 (15.79%) Law
6 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) MSTest
7 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
7 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (10.53%) Validation
7 2 (10.53%) JMeter
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Server

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Selenium
2 3 (15.79%) MSTest
3 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.53%) JMeter
4 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (15.79%) Law
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
1 8 (42.11%) Test Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Test Manager
3 5 (26.32%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Testing Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Head of Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.26%) Applications Support Technician
6 1 (5.26%) Development Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
6 1 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Software Testing
1 9 (47.37%) Performance Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Manual Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
3 6 (31.58%) System Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
3 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) Validation
6 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
6 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) SOA
7 1 (5.26%) Time Management
7 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.26%) MVVM
7 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) C
2 3 (15.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft