The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Essex region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 60 85 -
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 30 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.54% 0.53% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 0.67% -
Number of salaries quoted 22 5 0
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
831 895 825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 70.25% 79.27% 70.57%
Number of salaries quoted 694 728 721
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £27,616
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £56,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Automation
East of England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Chelmsford - 9 £75,000 -
Southend-on-Sea - 5 £31,000 -
Brentwood - 4 - - 2
Basildon - 2 £68,750 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 27 (50.00%) .NET
2 21 (38.89%) QuickTest Pro
3 20 (37.04%) SQL
4 16 (29.63%) Java
5 15 (27.78%) VBScript
5 15 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (25.93%) Waterfall
6 14 (25.93%) QA
6 14 (25.93%) ISO 9001
7 13 (24.07%) Software Testing
8 12 (22.22%) Finance
9 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
9 11 (20.37%) ISTQB
9 11 (20.37%) Performance Testing
10 9 (16.67%) HP
10 9 (16.67%) ISEB
10 9 (16.67%) E-Commerce
10 9 (16.67%) VB
10 9 (16.67%) Windows
11 8 (14.81%) OO
11 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
11 8 (14.81%) CRM
11 8 (14.81%) SAP
11 8 (14.81%) Oracle
11 8 (14.81%) PHP
11 8 (14.81%) T-SQL
11 8 (14.81%) JD Edwards
11 8 (14.81%) Oracle CRM
11 8 (14.81%) Selenium
11 8 (14.81%) Magento

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Oracle CRM
1 8 (14.81%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (38.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (14.81%) Selenium
3 2 (3.70%) TestDirector
3 2 (3.70%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.85%) MSTest
4 1 (1.85%) Moq
4 1 (1.85%) JIRA
4 1 (1.85%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.85%) QADirector
4 1 (1.85%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.85%) XMLSpy
General
1 12 (22.22%) Finance
2 8 (14.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) Analyst
2 17 (31.48%) Test Analyst
3 15 (27.78%) Test Specialist
3 15 (27.78%) Automation Specialist
4 14 (25.93%) Development Manager
5 6 (11.11%) Software Manager
5 6 (11.11%) Software Development Manager
6 5 (9.26%) Tester
6 5 (9.26%) Test Automation Specialist
7 4 (7.41%) Web Test Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Web Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) QA Specialist
8 3 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Senior Manager
9 2 (3.70%) Applications Consultant
9 2 (3.70%) Security Consultant
9 2 (3.70%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (3.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (3.70%) Web Services
2 2 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (1.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.70%) Cryptography
1 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Windows
2 8 (14.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (25.93%) Waterfall
3 13 (24.07%) Software Testing
4 11 (20.37%) Performance Testing
5 9 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 8 (14.81%) OO
6 8 (14.81%) CRM
6 8 (14.81%) Automated Testing
7 7 (12.96%) Security Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Web Testing
8 6 (11.11%) MVVM
8 6 (11.11%) SOA
9 4 (7.41%) Test Scripting
10 3 (5.56%) Wealth Management
10 3 (5.56%) B2B
10 3 (5.56%) B2C
11 2 (3.70%) Identity Management
11 2 (3.70%) Information Security
11 2 (3.70%) Web Design
11 2 (3.70%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.04%) SQL
2 16 (29.63%) Java
3 15 (27.78%) VBScript
4 9 (16.67%) VB
5 8 (14.81%) PHP
5 8 (14.81%) T-SQL
6 7 (12.96%) C#
7 5 (9.26%) VBA
8 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) ISTQB
2 9 (16.67%) ISEB
3 5 (9.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (7.41%) Degree
5 2 (3.70%) CISM
5 2 (3.70%) CEH
5 2 (3.70%) CISSP
5 2 (3.70%) CSSLP
6 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.93%) QA
1 14 (25.93%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.70%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.67%) HP
3 8 (14.81%) SAP
3 8 (14.81%) Oracle
3 8 (14.81%) JD Edwards
4 2 (3.70%) Progress