Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 6 months to 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 57 64
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 59 82 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.32% 4.48% 3.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.06% 5.18% 4.15%
Number of salaries quoted 44 69 61
Essex median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,374 £36,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £61,250 £60,000
East of England median annual salary £46,500 £47,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.06% +10.59% -

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,166 1,582 1,833
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 85.42% 86.45% 88.98%
Number of salaries quoted 972 1,262 1,457
Essex median annual salary £43,278 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.83% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £25,500 £28,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation 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 in Essex.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Essex

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Essex over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Essex

Test Automation
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Essex region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chelmsford +13 23 £44,000 -2.22% 1
Colchester +27 14 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Southend-on-Sea -7 8 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Brentwood +14 4 £17,500 -56.25%
Saffron Walden +10 3 £37,000 +15.05% 2
Basildon -12 3 £27,500 -50.00% 2
Witham +3 1 £22,500 -52.63%
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 30 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (45.76%) QA
2 27 (45.76%) SQL
3 22 (37.29%) Microsoft
4 21 (35.59%) SDLC
5 18 (30.51%) Regression Testing
6 16 (27.12%) Test Scripting
6 16 (27.12%) Acceptance Criteria
7 15 (25.42%) Selenium
7 15 (25.42%) Java
8 14 (23.73%) Degree
8 14 (23.73%) Software Testing
9 13 (22.03%) Manual Testing
9 13 (22.03%) Time Management
9 13 (22.03%) C#
9 13 (22.03%) Waterfall
9 13 (22.03%) Test Strategy
10 12 (20.34%) Cucumber
10 12 (20.34%) Software Delivery
10 12 (20.34%) OO
10 12 (20.34%) Finance
10 12 (20.34%) ISTQB
10 12 (20.34%) JIRA
11 11 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (18.64%) JMeter
11 11 (18.64%) .NET
12 10 (16.95%) NUnit
13 9 (15.25%) Python
13 9 (15.25%) ISEB
14 8 (13.56%) SQL Server

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.17%) JBoss
2 3 (5.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) GitHub
1 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) NAS
1 1 (1.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (25.42%) Selenium
2 12 (20.34%) Cucumber
2 12 (20.34%) JIRA
3 11 (18.64%) JMeter
4 10 (16.95%) NUnit
5 7 (11.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (10.17%) Visual Studio
7 5 (8.47%) Ant
7 5 (8.47%) FitNesse
7 5 (8.47%) Git (software)
7 5 (8.47%) JProfiler
7 5 (8.47%) Maven
7 5 (8.47%) Moq
7 5 (8.47%) MSTest
7 5 (8.47%) QF-Test
7 5 (8.47%) SoapUI
7 5 (8.47%) SpecFlow
7 5 (8.47%) Subversion
7 5 (8.47%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (8.47%) WatiN
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Banking
3 3 (5.08%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Law
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (33.90%) Tester
2 14 (23.73%) Analyst
3 12 (20.34%) Automation Tester
4 9 (15.25%) Test Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) Automation Test Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) Software Tester
6 6 (10.17%) Development Manager
6 6 (10.17%) Development Team Manager
6 6 (10.17%) QA Tester
7 5 (8.47%) Development Project Leader
7 5 (8.47%) Development Team Leader
7 5 (8.47%) Project Leader
7 5 (8.47%) QA Automation Tester
7 5 (8.47%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 5 (8.47%) Selenium Tester
7 5 (8.47%) Software Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Software QA Tester
7 5 (8.47%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Team Leader
7 5 (8.47%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.64%) .NET
2 8 (13.56%) Gherkin
3 6 (10.17%) Java EE
4 5 (8.47%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.39%) Swing
6 1 (1.69%) CSS
6 1 (1.69%) CSS3
6 1 (1.69%) HTML
6 1 (1.69%) HTML5
6 1 (1.69%) jQuery
6 1 (1.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
1 6 (10.17%) Reinsurance
2 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.39%) NHS
3 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Linux
2 2 (3.39%) Unix
2 2 (3.39%) Windows
3 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.59%) SDLC
3 18 (30.51%) Regression Testing
4 16 (27.12%) Acceptance Criteria
4 16 (27.12%) Test Scripting
5 14 (23.73%) Software Testing
6 13 (22.03%) Manual Testing
6 13 (22.03%) Test Strategy
6 13 (22.03%) Time Management
6 13 (22.03%) Waterfall
7 12 (20.34%) OO
7 12 (20.34%) Software Delivery
8 11 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (13.56%) Functional Testing
10 7 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (11.86%) Project Management
11 6 (10.17%) Commercial Awareness
11 6 (10.17%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (10.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (45.76%) SQL
2 15 (25.42%) Java
3 13 (22.03%) C#
4 9 (15.25%) Python
5 5 (8.47%) C++
5 5 (8.47%) VB
6 4 (6.78%) Perl
7 2 (3.39%) C
7 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.69%) Go
8 1 (1.69%) Groovy
8 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.69%) PHP
8 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) Degree
2 12 (20.34%) ISTQB
3 9 (15.25%) ISEB
4 5 (8.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.69%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (45.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Ansible
2 1 (1.69%) Consul
2 1 (1.69%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (37.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle
3 5 (8.47%) PureLoad
4 1 (1.69%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.69%) HP
4 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.69%) SAP
4 1 (1.69%) Sybase