The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation 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
Test Automation
Rank 89 92 55
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -37
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 12 10 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.02% 0.80% 2.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.94% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 10 6 16
Average salary £47,500 £53,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.37% +8.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £34,250 £41,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Test Automation
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% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Essex

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Essex

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

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Essex

Test Automation
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation 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
Brentwood +6 11 £47,500 -18.10%
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

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

1 32 (91.43%) QA
2 24 (68.57%) Finance
3 18 (51.43%) HP UFT
3 18 (51.43%) Software Delivery
4 16 (45.71%) SDLC
4 16 (45.71%) Test Scripting
5 13 (37.14%) Wealth Management
6 11 (31.43%) HP
7 10 (28.57%) Workflow
7 10 (28.57%) ISTQB
7 10 (28.57%) Waterfall
7 10 (28.57%) Mobile App
7 10 (28.57%) Straight-Through Processing
8 8 (22.86%) Degree
8 8 (22.86%) Computer Science
9 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (20.00%) SOAP
9 7 (20.00%) SQL
9 7 (20.00%) QA Automation
10 6 (17.14%) Functional Testing
10 6 (17.14%) Selenium
11 5 (14.29%) Test Management
11 5 (14.29%) ISEB
11 5 (14.29%) Defect Management
12 4 (11.43%) SoapUI
13 3 (8.57%) REST
13 3 (8.57%) WebDriver
13 3 (8.57%) JIRA
13 3 (8.57%) Software Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

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

Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.57%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (51.43%) HP UFT
2 6 (17.14%) Selenium
3 4 (11.43%) SoapUI
4 3 (8.57%) JIRA
4 3 (8.57%) WebDriver
4 3 (8.57%) XMLSpy
5 2 (5.71%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.86%) JMeter
General
1 24 (68.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (68.57%) Analyst
2 20 (57.14%) QA Analyst
3 18 (51.43%) Test Analyst
4 14 (40.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 12 (34.29%) Financial Analyst
5 12 (34.29%) Service Analyst
6 7 (20.00%) QA Specialist
7 6 (17.14%) Automation Specialist
8 3 (8.57%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (8.57%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (5.71%) Automation Tester
9 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce Analyst
9 2 (5.71%) Software Analyst
9 2 (5.71%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
9 2 (5.71%) Tester
10 1 (2.86%) Automation Test Lead
10 1 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
10 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
10 1 (2.86%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) SOAP
2 3 (8.57%) REST
3 2 (5.71%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) .NET
4 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 8 (22.86%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) AS400
4 1 (2.86%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Software Delivery
2 16 (45.71%) SDLC
2 16 (45.71%) Test Scripting
3 13 (37.14%) Wealth Management
4 10 (28.57%) Straight-Through Processing
4 10 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 10 (28.57%) Workflow
5 7 (20.00%) QA Automation
6 6 (17.14%) Functional Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Defect Management
7 5 (14.29%) Test Management
8 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
8 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Software Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Automated Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Manual Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
9 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) C#
3 1 (2.86%) Groovy
3 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 8 (22.86%) Degree
3 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (91.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) HP
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft