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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 94 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 8 26 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.62% 2.73% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 3.22% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 15 0
Average salary £75,000 £47,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.89% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1065 807 667
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 83.01% 84.68% 75.71%
Number of salaries quoted 846 622 594
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £70,000
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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 -19 7 £80,000 +18.51%
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 33 (70.21%) Finance
2 27 (57.45%) QA
3 19 (40.43%) Selenium
3 19 (40.43%) ISEB
4 18 (38.30%) ISTQB
5 17 (36.17%) Test Planning
6 14 (29.79%) Test Scripting
7 13 (27.66%) Automation Testing
7 13 (27.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (27.66%) Software Testing
7 13 (27.66%) JMeter
8 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (23.40%) Test Management
9 10 (21.28%) Manual Testing
9 10 (21.28%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (21.28%) Performance Testing
9 10 (21.28%) Scrum
9 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
10 8 (17.02%) Security Testing
10 8 (17.02%) Waterfall
10 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (14.89%) Degree
11 7 (14.89%) QuickTest Pro
11 7 (14.89%) SQL
11 7 (14.89%) .NET
12 6 (12.77%) Java
12 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
12 6 (12.77%) HP
12 6 (12.77%) Validation
13 4 (8.51%) Mentoring

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (40.43%) Selenium
2 13 (27.66%) JMeter
3 7 (14.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (8.51%) TestDirector
5 3 (6.38%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.13%) XMLSpy
6 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (70.21%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Analyst
2 12 (25.53%) Test Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Development Manager
3 8 (17.02%) Senior Manager
4 7 (14.89%) QA Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) Test Specialist
5 6 (12.77%) Test Manager
6 5 (10.64%) QA Specialist
7 4 (8.51%) Team Leader
7 4 (8.51%) Development Team Leader
7 4 (8.51%) Senior QA Manager
7 4 (8.51%) QA Manager
8 3 (6.38%) QA Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Test Manager
8 3 (6.38%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) SOAP
2 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Test Planning
2 14 (29.79%) Test Scripting
3 13 (27.66%) Automation Testing
3 13 (27.66%) Software Testing
4 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (23.40%) Test Management
5 10 (21.28%) Manual Testing
5 10 (21.28%) Performance Testing
5 10 (21.28%) Scrum
6 8 (17.02%) Security Testing
6 8 (17.02%) Waterfall
6 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (12.77%) Validation
8 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
8 4 (8.51%) People Management
8 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (8.51%) System Testing
8 4 (8.51%) MVVM
8 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) SQL
2 6 (12.77%) Java
3 4 (8.51%) VBA
4 3 (6.38%) C#
4 3 (6.38%) VBScript
4 3 (6.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (40.43%) ISEB
2 18 (38.30%) ISTQB
3 13 (27.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (14.89%) Degree
5 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (8.51%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (57.45%) QA
2 3 (6.38%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) HP
3 1 (2.13%) SAP
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) Business Objects
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