The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chelmsford 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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Essex / Chelmsford
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 - 30
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 9 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chelmsford 4.76% - 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.52% - 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 2
Median salary £46,250 - £27,500
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 - £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 - £31,500
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 Chelmsford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Chelmsford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 163 117 149
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chelmsford 86.24% 87.31% 88.69%
Number of salaries quoted 134 95 142
Median salary £50,000 £39,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.20% -22.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,000 £33,826
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Chelmsford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Chelmsford

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Chelmsford

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Chelmsford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Chelmsford over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Chelmsford

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Chelmsford region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) QA
3 8 (44.44%) Selenium
4 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 6 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Quality Management
4 6 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (27.78%) C#
5 5 (27.78%) SpecFlow
5 5 (27.78%) Gherkin
6 4 (22.22%) BDD
6 4 (22.22%) iPad
6 4 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
6 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 4 (22.22%) Marketing
6 4 (22.22%) OOP
6 4 (22.22%) OO
6 4 (22.22%) Subversion
6 4 (22.22%) HTML
6 4 (22.22%) Java
6 4 (22.22%) PHP
6 4 (22.22%) .NET
6 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
6 4 (22.22%) Client/Server
6 4 (22.22%) ISEB

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chelmsford 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Selenium
2 5 (27.78%) SpecFlow
3 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 4 (22.22%) Subversion
4 2 (11.11%) eggPlant
5 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (22.22%) Marketing
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 5 (27.78%) Automation Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Tester
3 4 (22.22%) Developer
3 4 (22.22%) PHP Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Software Tester
5 2 (11.11%) QA Manager
5 2 (11.11%) QA Test Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Software Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Software QA Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Software Test Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) QA Leader
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Gherkin
2 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) CSS
2 4 (22.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Client/Server
1 4 (22.22%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 4 (22.22%) BDD
3 4 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 4 (22.22%) OO
3 4 (22.22%) OOP
4 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Resource Allocation
4 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.11%) Time Management
4 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Workflow
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) C#
3 4 (22.22%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISEB
1 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle
1 1 (5.56%) Sybase