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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 56 86 87
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 28 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.55% 0.64% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.41% 0.80% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 16 3 0
Average salary £41,750 £46,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.21% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
820 879 729
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 74.55% 80.72% 72.32%
Number of salaries quoted 627 691 643
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 £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £56,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
Brentwood +6 5 £72,500 +61.11%
Chelmsford - 4 £70,000 -
Colchester - 4 £38,500 -
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £31,000 -
Basildon +3 3 - -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 22 (39.29%) Finance
2 21 (37.50%) .NET
3 20 (35.71%) QuickTest Pro
4 18 (32.14%) ISEB
4 18 (32.14%) Java
5 17 (30.36%) SQL
5 17 (30.36%) Software Testing
5 17 (30.36%) ISTQB
5 17 (30.36%) QA
6 16 (28.57%) VBScript
7 15 (26.79%) Selenium
8 12 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (21.43%) Mentoring
8 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 11 (19.64%) VB
9 11 (19.64%) Waterfall
10 10 (17.86%) MS Excel
10 10 (17.86%) ISO 9001
11 9 (16.07%) E-Commerce
11 9 (16.07%) SOA
11 9 (16.07%) HP
11 9 (16.07%) VBA
11 9 (16.07%) C#
11 9 (16.07%) MVVM
11 9 (16.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (16.07%) Magento
11 9 (16.07%) Performance Testing
12 8 (14.29%) Automated Testing
12 8 (14.29%) Test Scripting
12 8 (14.29%) HP Quality Center

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 10 (17.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Magento
2 7 (12.50%) Oracle CRM
Development Applications
1 20 (35.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 15 (26.79%) Selenium
3 4 (7.14%) JMeter
4 3 (5.36%) TestDirector
5 2 (3.57%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.79%) MSTest
6 1 (1.79%) Moq
6 1 (1.79%) QADirector
6 1 (1.79%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.79%) JIRA
General
1 22 (39.29%) Finance
2 7 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Analyst
1 17 (30.36%) Test Specialist
2 16 (28.57%) Automation Specialist
3 15 (26.79%) Test Analyst
4 11 (19.64%) Development Manager
5 8 (14.29%) Test Automation Specialist
6 6 (10.71%) Software Manager
6 6 (10.71%) Software Development Manager
7 5 (8.93%) Senior Manager
7 5 (8.93%) Test Manager
8 4 (7.14%) Web Test Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Web Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) QA Specialist
8 4 (7.14%) Tester
9 3 (5.36%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Senior Test Manager
9 3 (5.36%) Automation Test Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Test Automation Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Designer
10 2 (3.57%) QA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (3.57%) Web Services
3 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.57%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Windows
2 7 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) Software Testing
2 12 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (21.43%) Mentoring
3 11 (19.64%) Waterfall
4 9 (16.07%) E-Commerce
4 9 (16.07%) SOA
4 9 (16.07%) MVVM
4 9 (16.07%) Performance Testing
5 8 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 8 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 7 (12.50%) OO
6 7 (12.50%) CRM
7 6 (10.71%) Manual Testing
7 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (8.93%) Scrum
8 5 (8.93%) Security Testing
8 5 (8.93%) Web Testing
8 5 (8.93%) Test Management
9 4 (7.14%) Automation Testing
9 4 (7.14%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.14%) Java
2 17 (30.36%) SQL
3 16 (28.57%) VBScript
4 11 (19.64%) VB
5 9 (16.07%) VBA
5 9 (16.07%) C#
6 7 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 7 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (32.14%) ISEB
2 17 (30.36%) ISTQB
3 9 (16.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (12.50%) Degree
5 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.36%) MCP
6 2 (3.57%) CEH
6 2 (3.57%) CSSLP
6 2 (3.57%) CISSP
6 2 (3.57%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (30.36%) QA
2 10 (17.86%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.57%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.07%) HP
3 7 (12.50%) Oracle
3 7 (12.50%) SAP
3 7 (12.50%) JD Edwards
4 2 (3.57%) Progress