Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 70 72
Rank change year-on-year +20 +2 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 53 55 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.18% 3.62% 3.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.05% 4.19% 3.80%
Number of salaries quoted 37 51 56
Essex median annual salary £44,000 £51,945 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.30% +9.36% -
10th Percentile £20,250 £30,288 £40,000
90th Percentile £45,000 £63,750 £61,875
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.06% +8.89% +5.88%

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 1,049 1,314 1,895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 82.66% 86.50% 89.39%
Number of salaries quoted 833 1,074 1,477
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.11% +2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £24,000 £28,075 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £68,150
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +10 17 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Colchester +19 12 £45,000 +16.13%
Brentwood - 7 £17,500 - 1
Basildon -12 6 £27,500 -50.00%
Saffron Walden - 6 £40,000 - 4
Witham +4 1 £22,500 -52.63%
Southend-on-Sea -13 1 £55,000 +5.88% 5
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 24 (45.28%) Degree
1 24 (45.28%) QA
2 23 (43.40%) C#
2 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (41.51%) SQL
4 21 (39.62%) Microsoft
5 19 (35.85%) Python
6 18 (33.96%) Regression Testing
6 18 (33.96%) Software Delivery
6 18 (33.96%) Acceptance Criteria
7 17 (32.08%) SDLC
7 17 (32.08%) NUnit
7 17 (32.08%) Test Scripting
8 16 (30.19%) Waterfall
9 15 (28.30%) Time Management
9 15 (28.30%) ISTQB
9 15 (28.30%) OO
9 15 (28.30%) ISEB
9 15 (28.30%) Java
10 14 (26.42%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (24.53%) Computer Science
11 13 (24.53%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (24.53%) Non-Functional Testing
11 13 (24.53%) Visual Studio
11 13 (24.53%) TDD
12 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
12 12 (22.64%) VB
12 12 (22.64%) .NET
12 12 (22.64%) SpecFlow
12 12 (22.64%) Gherkin

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 3 (5.66%) JBoss
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.66%) Simulink
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) GitHub
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) NAS
1 1 (1.89%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (32.08%) NUnit
2 13 (24.53%) Visual Studio
3 12 (22.64%) MSTest
3 12 (22.64%) SpecFlow
3 12 (22.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (22.64%) Visual Studio Team System
3 12 (22.64%) WatiN
4 9 (16.98%) JIRA
5 8 (15.09%) Selenium
6 6 (11.32%) Maven
7 5 (9.43%) Cucumber
7 5 (9.43%) JMeter
7 5 (9.43%) Moq
7 5 (9.43%) Subversion
8 4 (7.55%) HP UFT
8 4 (7.55%) TestRail
9 3 (5.66%) Ant
9 3 (5.66%) FitNesse
9 3 (5.66%) JProfiler
9 3 (5.66%) QF-Test
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Marketing
3 1 (1.89%) Games
3 1 (1.89%) Law
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (45.28%) Tester
2 23 (43.40%) Analyst
3 17 (32.08%) Automation Tester
4 15 (28.30%) Test Analyst
5 13 (24.53%) Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (13.21%) QA Tester
7 6 (11.32%) Software Test Engineer
7 6 (11.32%) Test Engineer
8 5 (9.43%) QA Analyst
8 5 (9.43%) Software Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Junior QA Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) Junior QA Tester
9 3 (5.66%) QA Automation Tester
9 3 (5.66%) QC Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) Quality Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 3 (5.66%) Selenium Tester
9 3 (5.66%) Senior Automation Tester
9 3 (5.66%) Software QA Tester
9 3 (5.66%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.64%) .NET
1 12 (22.64%) AngularJS
1 12 (22.64%) Gherkin
2 3 (5.66%) Java EE
3 1 (1.89%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.89%) Spring
3 1 (1.89%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.89%) Swing
3 1 (1.89%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.53%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.66%) Algorithms
2 3 (5.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (3.77%) NHS
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) Online Games
4 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) Linux
2 2 (3.77%) Windows
3 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Unix
3 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.96%) Acceptance Criteria
2 18 (33.96%) Regression Testing
2 18 (33.96%) Software Delivery
3 17 (32.08%) SDLC
3 17 (32.08%) Test Scripting
4 16 (30.19%) Waterfall
5 15 (28.30%) OO
5 15 (28.30%) Time Management
6 14 (26.42%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (24.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (24.53%) Non-Functional Testing
7 13 (24.53%) TDD
8 12 (22.64%) BDD
9 11 (20.75%) Manual Testing
10 9 (16.98%) Software Testing
11 7 (13.21%) Defect Management
12 6 (11.32%) Risk Analysis
13 5 (9.43%) Issue Tracking
13 5 (9.43%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (43.40%) C#
2 22 (41.51%) SQL
3 19 (35.85%) Python
4 15 (28.30%) Java
5 12 (22.64%) VB
6 6 (11.32%) Perl
7 5 (9.43%) C++
8 3 (5.66%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.89%) Go
Qualifications
1 24 (45.28%) Degree
2 15 (28.30%) ISEB
2 15 (28.30%) ISTQB
3 12 (22.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.89%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (45.28%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) Firmware
2 1 (1.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Ansible
1 1 (1.89%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 21 (39.62%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle
3 3 (5.66%) PureLoad
3 3 (5.66%) Xilinx
4 1 (1.89%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.89%) HP
4 1 (1.89%) IBM
4 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.89%) SAP
4 1 (1.89%) Sybase