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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 85 70 78
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 17 19 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.25% 1.80% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 2.14% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 0
Average salary £38,500 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.44% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
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
1124 886 651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 82.59% 84.06% 75.87%
Number of salaries quoted 892 670 579
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £58,400 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 29 December 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 29 December 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
Colchester +9 7 £38,500 -14.44%
Basildon +6 2 - -
Brentwood -19 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £70,000 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 31 (68.89%) Finance
2 22 (48.89%) Selenium
3 21 (46.67%) QA
4 20 (44.44%) ISEB
5 18 (40.00%) ISTQB
6 15 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 14 (31.11%) Test Scripting
8 13 (28.89%) JMeter
8 13 (28.89%) Automation Testing
8 13 (28.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (28.89%) Test Planning
9 10 (22.22%) Manual Testing
9 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (22.22%) Scrum
10 9 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
10 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 8 (17.78%) Java
11 8 (17.78%) Waterfall
11 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (15.56%) Test Management
12 7 (15.56%) Performance Testing
12 7 (15.56%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (15.56%) Degree
12 7 (15.56%) SQL
12 7 (15.56%) .NET
13 6 (13.33%) VBA
13 6 (13.33%) Validation
14 5 (11.11%) C#
14 5 (11.11%) VBScript
14 5 (11.11%) VB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Magento
Development Applications
1 22 (48.89%) Selenium
2 13 (28.89%) JMeter
3 9 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (8.89%) SoapUI
5 3 (6.67%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.22%) XMLSpy
6 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (68.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Analyst
2 12 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 9 (20.00%) Test Specialist
4 8 (17.78%) Development Manager
5 6 (13.33%) Test Manager
5 6 (13.33%) QA Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) Senior Manager
6 5 (11.11%) Test Automation Specialist
6 5 (11.11%) Automation Specialist
6 5 (11.11%) QA Specialist
7 4 (8.89%) Team Leader
7 4 (8.89%) Development Team Leader
8 3 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) QA Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Senior Test Manager
8 3 (6.67%) Test Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Software Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Testing Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) SOAP
2 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 14 (31.11%) Test Scripting
3 13 (28.89%) Automation Testing
3 13 (28.89%) Test Planning
4 10 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 10 (22.22%) Scrum
4 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (17.78%) Waterfall
6 7 (15.56%) Test Management
6 7 (15.56%) Performance Testing
7 6 (13.33%) Validation
8 4 (8.89%) Project Management
8 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
8 4 (8.89%) SOA
8 4 (8.89%) Security Testing
8 4 (8.89%) MVVM
8 4 (8.89%) Mentoring
8 4 (8.89%) People Management
9 3 (6.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) Java
2 7 (15.56%) SQL
3 6 (13.33%) VBA
4 5 (11.11%) C#
4 5 (11.11%) VBScript
4 5 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (44.44%) ISEB
2 18 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 13 (28.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (15.56%) Degree
5 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (8.89%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (46.67%) QA
2 3 (6.67%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) HP