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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 90 97 62
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -35
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 9 10 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.68% 0.70% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.93% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 21
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £31,600 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £42,000 £35,000
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
1130 1072 694
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 84.96% 75.55% 73.67%
Number of salaries quoted 914 872 595
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,285 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 4 May 2015.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Essex

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 7 (50.00%) QA
2 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Selenium
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) MultiFonds
5 3 (21.43%) Wealth Management
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) C++
5 3 (21.43%) ISEB
5 3 (21.43%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) C
5 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) MSTest
5 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
6 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
6 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 2 (14.29%) MS Office
6 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MultiFonds
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) MSTest
3 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Tester
1 4 (28.57%) Test Manager
1 4 (28.57%) Software Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Applications Support
2 3 (21.43%) QA Tester
2 3 (21.43%) QA Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Technician
4 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Testing Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Head of Testing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) TDD
3 3 (21.43%) Wealth Management
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
3 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
4 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) C++
2 3 (21.43%) C
3 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft