The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Brentwood with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Essex / Brentwood
Rank 19 27 33
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4 11 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Brentwood 5.56% 5.39% 4.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.90% 5.98% 4.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 6
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Brentwood with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Brentwood
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 58 184 217
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Brentwood 80.56% 90.20% 94.35%
Number of salaries quoted 32 96 128
Median salary £70,000 £82,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.15% +65.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Brentwood

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Brentwood citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Brentwood

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Brentwood

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Brentwood.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Brentwood

Test Automation
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Brentwood region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 10 (100.00%) Finance
1 10 (100.00%) QA
1 10 (100.00%) SDLC
2 8 (80.00%) Wealth Management
2 8 (80.00%) Waterfall
3 7 (70.00%) Software Delivery
4 4 (40.00%) Mobile App
4 4 (40.00%) Straight-Through Processing
4 4 (40.00%) Workflow
5 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
6 1 (10.00%) ISEB
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

General
1 10 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Financial Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Software Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) QA Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Software QA Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Software Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Tester
4 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Implementation Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) SDLC
2 8 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 8 (80.00%) Wealth Management
3 7 (70.00%) Software Delivery
4 4 (40.00%) Straight-Through Processing
4 4 (40.00%) Workflow
5 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA