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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 88 81 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 16 27 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.21% 1.90% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 2.49% -
Number of salaries quoted 12 22 0
Average salary £40,000 £46,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.51% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1099 1084 715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 83.32% 76.18% 73.86%
Number of salaries quoted 896 873 614
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 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 -7 12 £47,500 -
Chelmsford -3 2 £32,500 -51.85%
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 23 (88.46%) QA
2 15 (57.69%) Finance
3 14 (53.85%) Test Scripting
4 10 (38.46%) Waterfall
5 9 (34.62%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (30.77%) ISTQB
6 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
7 7 (26.92%) HP
7 7 (26.92%) ISEB
7 7 (26.92%) MS Office
7 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
7 7 (26.92%) Selenium
7 7 (26.92%) Software Delivery
8 6 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (19.23%) SQL
9 5 (19.23%) Wealth Management
9 5 (19.23%) Test Planning
9 5 (19.23%) Test Management
10 4 (15.38%) System Testing
10 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
10 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (15.38%) Security Testing
10 4 (15.38%) Oracle
10 4 (15.38%) Business Objects
10 4 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
10 4 (15.38%) ETL

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 7 (26.92%) MS Office
1 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) AWD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Selenium
2 6 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (15.38%) TestDirector
4 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
4 3 (11.54%) WebDriver
4 3 (11.54%) XMLSpy
5 2 (7.69%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (7.69%) MSTest
6 1 (3.85%) JMeter
General
1 15 (57.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Analyst
2 11 (42.31%) Test Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Software Test Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) QA Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Tester
5 4 (15.38%) Senior Manager
5 4 (15.38%) QA Manager
5 4 (15.38%) Senior QA Manager
6 2 (7.69%) QA Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.85%) Development Team Leader
7 1 (3.85%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.85%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Manual Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) SOAP
1 3 (11.54%) Middleware
2 2 (7.69%) WCF
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) AS400
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Test Scripting
2 10 (38.46%) Waterfall
3 7 (26.92%) Software Delivery
4 5 (19.23%) Test Planning
4 5 (19.23%) Test Management
4 5 (19.23%) Wealth Management
5 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Security Testing
5 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 4 (15.38%) ETL
5 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
5 4 (15.38%) System Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Scrum
7 2 (7.69%) MVC
7 2 (7.69%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) VBScript
3 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 7 (26.92%) ISEB
3 6 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (88.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) HP
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle
3 4 (15.38%) Business Objects
3 4 (15.38%) SAP
4 2 (7.69%) IBM