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 17 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 62 86 84
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 35 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.78% 0.68% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% 0.85% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 19 4 0
Average salary £38,500 £45,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.84% -
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
977 939 631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 77.72% 79.98% 72.20%
Number of salaries quoted 732 717 564
Average salary £47,000 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.81% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,972
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +18 12 £38,500 -14.44%
Brentwood +3 7 £72,500 +61.11% 1
Basildon +11 5 - -
Chelmsford - 3 £70,000 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 (46.27%) Finance
2 24 (35.82%) QA
3 23 (34.33%) Selenium
4 22 (32.84%) ISEB
5 21 (31.34%) .NET
6 20 (29.85%) Software Testing
7 19 (28.36%) ISTQB
8 18 (26.87%) SQL
9 17 (25.37%) Java
10 16 (23.88%) QuickTest Pro
11 14 (20.90%) Test Scripting
11 14 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (19.40%) Waterfall
12 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
13 12 (17.91%) VBScript
13 12 (17.91%) JMeter
13 12 (17.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (17.91%) Test Planning
13 12 (17.91%) Mentoring
13 12 (17.91%) Automation Testing
13 12 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (16.42%) Manual Testing
14 11 (16.42%) Performance Testing
14 11 (16.42%) Scrum
15 10 (14.93%) MS Excel
15 10 (14.93%) ISO 9001
16 9 (13.43%) SOA
16 9 (13.43%) VB
16 9 (13.43%) MVVM
16 9 (13.43%) Degree

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 (14.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Magento
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle CRM
Development Applications
1 23 (34.33%) Selenium
2 16 (23.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (17.91%) JMeter
4 4 (5.97%) TestDirector
5 3 (4.48%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.49%) JIRA
6 1 (1.49%) QADirector
6 1 (1.49%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.49%) MSTest
6 1 (1.49%) Moq
General
1 31 (46.27%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Marketing
3 3 (4.48%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 23 (34.33%) Analyst
2 19 (28.36%) Test Analyst
3 15 (22.39%) Test Specialist
4 13 (19.40%) Development Manager
5 12 (17.91%) Automation Specialist
6 7 (10.45%) Test Automation Specialist
6 7 (10.45%) Senior Manager
6 7 (10.45%) Test Manager
7 6 (8.96%) Software Development Manager
7 6 (8.96%) QA Analyst
7 6 (8.96%) Software Manager
7 6 (8.96%) QA Specialist
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Test Manager
8 4 (5.97%) Web Test Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Web Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Tester
9 2 (2.99%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (2.99%) Consultant
9 2 (2.99%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (31.34%) .NET
2 2 (2.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Windows
2 5 (7.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.85%) Software Testing
2 14 (20.90%) Test Scripting
2 14 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (19.40%) Waterfall
4 12 (17.91%) Automation Testing
4 12 (17.91%) Test Planning
4 12 (17.91%) Mentoring
4 12 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (16.42%) Scrum
5 11 (16.42%) Performance Testing
5 11 (16.42%) Manual Testing
6 9 (13.43%) SOA
6 9 (13.43%) MVVM
7 8 (11.94%) E-Commerce
8 7 (10.45%) Automated Testing
8 7 (10.45%) Security Testing
9 6 (8.96%) Test Management
10 5 (7.46%) Validation
10 5 (7.46%) OO
10 5 (7.46%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.87%) SQL
2 17 (25.37%) Java
3 12 (17.91%) VBScript
4 9 (13.43%) VB
5 8 (11.94%) VBA
5 8 (11.94%) C#
6 5 (7.46%) PHP
6 5 (7.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (32.84%) ISEB
2 19 (28.36%) ISTQB
3 12 (17.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (13.43%) Degree
5 3 (4.48%) MCP
5 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.99%) CISM
6 2 (2.99%) CEH
6 2 (2.99%) CISSP
6 2 (2.99%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (35.82%) QA
2 10 (14.93%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 8 (11.94%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.99%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.94%) HP
3 5 (7.46%) JD Edwards
3 5 (7.46%) Oracle
3 5 (7.46%) SAP
4 2 (2.99%) Progress
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