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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 52 86 -
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 28 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.54% 0.36% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 0.46% -
Number of salaries quoted 16 1 0
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
784 876 743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 71.08% 79.93% 70.09%
Number of salaries quoted 609 705 643
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £29,859
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 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
Southend-on-Sea - 5 £31,000 -
Brentwood - 4 - -
Chelmsford - 4 £75,000 -
Basildon +5 3 - -
Colchester +2 3 £38,500 -9.41%
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 (41.82%) QuickTest Pro
2 22 (40.00%) .NET
3 19 (34.55%) Java
3 19 (34.55%) SQL
3 19 (34.55%) Finance
4 17 (30.91%) VBScript
4 17 (30.91%) ISEB
4 17 (30.91%) ISTQB
5 16 (29.09%) Software Testing
5 16 (29.09%) QA
6 15 (27.27%) Selenium
7 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 11 (20.00%) VB
7 11 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (18.18%) Waterfall
8 10 (18.18%) E-Commerce
8 10 (18.18%) ISO 9001
9 9 (16.36%) C#
9 9 (16.36%) Windows
9 9 (16.36%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (16.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (14.55%) Apple iOS
10 8 (14.55%) Magento
10 8 (14.55%) Performance Testing
10 8 (14.55%) Automated Testing
10 8 (14.55%) Marketing
10 8 (14.55%) OO
10 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
10 8 (14.55%) CRM
10 8 (14.55%) SAP

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Oracle CRM
1 8 (14.55%) Magento
Development Applications
1 23 (41.82%) QuickTest Pro
2 15 (27.27%) Selenium
3 3 (5.45%) JMeter
3 3 (5.45%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.64%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.82%) JIRA
5 1 (1.82%) QADirector
5 1 (1.82%) XMLSpy
5 1 (1.82%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.82%) MSTest
5 1 (1.82%) Moq
General
1 19 (34.55%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 18 (32.73%) Test Specialist
2 17 (30.91%) Analyst
2 17 (30.91%) Automation Specialist
3 15 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 10 (18.18%) Development Manager
5 8 (14.55%) Test Automation Specialist
6 6 (10.91%) Software Development Manager
6 6 (10.91%) Software Manager
7 5 (9.09%) Tester
8 4 (7.27%) Senior Manager
8 4 (7.27%) Web Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Web Test Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) QA Specialist
9 3 (5.45%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Senior Test Manager
9 3 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Test Manager
10 2 (3.64%) Senior Consultant
10 2 (3.64%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) Web Services
2 2 (3.64%) XML
3 1 (1.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Cryptography
1 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Windows
2 8 (14.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Software Testing
2 11 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 10 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 8 (14.55%) OO
4 8 (14.55%) CRM
4 8 (14.55%) Automated Testing
4 8 (14.55%) Performance Testing
5 7 (12.73%) Test Scripting
6 6 (10.91%) MVVM
6 6 (10.91%) Web Testing
6 6 (10.91%) Test Management
6 6 (10.91%) SOA
7 5 (9.09%) Security Testing
8 4 (7.27%) Manual Testing
8 4 (7.27%) Scrum
8 4 (7.27%) Automation Testing
9 3 (5.45%) B2B
9 3 (5.45%) B2C
10 2 (3.64%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (34.55%) Java
1 19 (34.55%) SQL
2 17 (30.91%) VBScript
3 11 (20.00%) VB
4 9 (16.36%) C#
5 8 (14.55%) VBA
5 8 (14.55%) T-SQL
5 8 (14.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (30.91%) ISEB
1 17 (30.91%) ISTQB
2 9 (16.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (7.27%) Degree
4 2 (3.64%) CSSLP
4 2 (3.64%) CISSP
4 2 (3.64%) CISM
4 2 (3.64%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (29.09%) QA
2 10 (18.18%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.64%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.55%) Oracle
2 8 (14.55%) SAP
2 8 (14.55%) JD Edwards
3 7 (12.73%) HP
4 2 (3.64%) Progress