Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 67 81
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14 -41
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 55 71 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.60% 3.35% 2.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.24% 3.86% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 51 55 54
Essex median annual salary £51,945 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.36% - +23.38%
10th Percentile £30,288 £41,250 £24,675
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,250 £73,500
East of England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.89% +5.88% +3.66%

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 1296 1838 2161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 84.93% 86.82% 84.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1055 1428 1575
Essex median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £28,891 £26,250 £24,600
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £65,500
East of England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +4.65%

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 +4 17 £52,500 +61.54% 1
Basildon +8 8 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Southend-on-Sea +22 7 £51,945 +12.45% 1
Harlow -2 7 £50,000 -6.98%
Colchester +7 2 £38,750 -24.39% 1
Witham +1 1 £47,500 +58.33%
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 Essex region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 25 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (43.64%) SQL
3 22 (40.00%) C#
4 20 (36.36%) .NET
5 18 (32.73%) QA
6 17 (30.91%) Selenium
6 17 (30.91%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (30.91%) TDD
7 16 (29.09%) SQL Server
8 15 (27.27%) Finance
9 13 (23.64%) Jenkins
9 13 (23.64%) SDLC
10 12 (21.82%) JIRA
10 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
11 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 11 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (20.00%) Test Strategy
12 10 (18.18%) SpecFlow
12 10 (18.18%) CSS
12 10 (18.18%) HTML
13 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
13 9 (16.36%) IIS
13 9 (16.36%) Windows
13 9 (16.36%) MVC
13 9 (16.36%) Banking
13 9 (16.36%) BDD
14 8 (14.55%) WebDriver
14 8 (14.55%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (14.55%) AngularJS
14 8 (14.55%) Scrum

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 9 (16.36%) IIS
2 3 (5.45%) JBoss
2 3 (5.45%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) HTTP
1 2 (3.64%) SSL
1 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (29.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.27%) MySQL
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.45%) Hadoop
4 3 (5.45%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (30.91%) Selenium
2 13 (23.64%) Jenkins
3 12 (21.82%) JIRA
4 11 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (18.18%) SpecFlow
6 8 (14.55%) Visual Studio
6 8 (14.55%) WebDriver
7 5 (9.09%) Subversion
8 4 (7.27%) Artifactory
8 4 (7.27%) eggPlant
8 4 (7.27%) Hudson
9 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
9 3 (5.45%) JUnit
9 3 (5.45%) PyUnit
10 2 (3.64%) Cucumber
10 2 (3.64%) Mercurial
10 2 (3.64%) Moq
10 2 (3.64%) MSTest
11 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.82%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (27.27%) Finance
2 9 (16.36%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.82%) Automotive
3 1 (1.82%) Law
3 1 (1.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (21.82%) QA Leader
2 9 (16.36%) C# Developer
2 9 (16.36%) Developer
3 8 (14.55%) Automation Tester
3 8 (14.55%) Test Manager
3 8 (14.55%) Tester
4 5 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Senior QA Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Project Leader
5 4 (7.27%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (36.36%) .NET
2 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 10 (18.18%) CSS
3 10 (18.18%) HTML
4 8 (14.55%) AngularJS
5 6 (10.91%) WinForms
6 5 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (9.09%) Entity Framework
6 5 (9.09%) Gherkin
6 5 (9.09%) LINQ
6 5 (9.09%) Ninject
6 5 (9.09%) REST
6 5 (9.09%) Task Parallel Library
6 5 (9.09%) Web Services
7 4 (7.27%) Angular 2
7 4 (7.27%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (7.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Mobile App
2 5 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (7.27%) CMDB
3 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.27%) Reinsurance
4 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Windows
2 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (5.45%) Linux
3 3 (5.45%) Unix
4 2 (3.64%) Android
4 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.82%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.91%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (30.91%) TDD
3 13 (23.64%) SDLC
4 11 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 9 (16.36%) BDD
5 9 (16.36%) MVC
6 8 (14.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (14.55%) Manual Testing
6 8 (14.55%) Regression Testing
6 8 (14.55%) Scrum
6 8 (14.55%) Web Development
7 6 (10.91%) Coaching
7 6 (10.91%) Configuration Management
7 6 (10.91%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (10.91%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (10.91%) Mentoring
7 6 (10.91%) OO
7 6 (10.91%) Software Testing
8 5 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 24 (43.64%) SQL
2 22 (40.00%) C#
3 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.09%) Java
5 4 (7.27%) C
5 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
5 4 (7.27%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.64%) Perl
6 2 (3.64%) Python
6 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.82%) COBOL
7 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) ISEB
1 3 (5.45%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) MCP
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (32.73%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) vCloud
2 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) Ansible
2 5 (9.09%) Puppet
3 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) IBM
2 5 (9.09%) PayPal
3 3 (5.45%) Cognizant
3 3 (5.45%) VMware
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) SAP
4 1 (1.82%) Sybase