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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Rank 76 92 89
Rank change year-on-year +16 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 13 13 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.28% 1.21% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.43% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 10
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,159 £42,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,250 £48,250 £80,000
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 Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 839 910 1037
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 82.74% 84.49% 85.77%
Number of salaries quoted 639 681 830
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,400
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +10.13%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,240 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood +7 4 £40,000 -11.11%
Chelmsford - 1 £42,500 -
Saffron Walden - 1 £32,159 - 1
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 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 Essex region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 12 (54.55%) Finance
1 12 (54.55%) QA
1 12 (54.55%) SDLC
2 10 (45.45%) Waterfall
3 8 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (36.36%) Wealth Management
4 7 (31.82%) Web Development
4 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 7 (31.82%) Software Delivery
5 6 (27.27%) Node.js
5 6 (27.27%) GitHub
5 6 (27.27%) Express
5 6 (27.27%) Relational Database
5 6 (27.27%) Apache Spark
5 6 (27.27%) LXC
5 6 (27.27%) DBIx::Class
5 6 (27.27%) Moose
5 6 (27.27%) Perl
5 6 (27.27%) Linux
5 6 (27.27%) Postgraduate
5 6 (27.27%) Apache
5 6 (27.27%) Python
5 6 (27.27%) VMS
5 6 (27.27%) Shell Script
5 6 (27.27%) CPAN
5 6 (27.27%) Degree
5 6 (27.27%) Informatics
5 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
5 6 (27.27%) Bioinformatics
5 6 (27.27%) Git (software)

Test Automation
Top Related 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 (27.27%) Apache
1 6 (27.27%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) CouchDB
1 6 (27.27%) MongoDB
1 6 (27.27%) NoSQL
1 6 (27.27%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.64%) Selenium
3 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 2 (9.09%) Zephyr
4 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Senior Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Senior Software Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Software Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Financial Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Service Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Software Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Software Test Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) QA Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Tester
5 3 (13.64%) Software QA Tester
5 3 (13.64%) Software Tester
5 3 (13.64%) Test Leader
6 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Lead
6 2 (9.09%) Development Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Development Team Leader
6 2 (9.09%) Development Team Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) CPAN
1 6 (27.27%) DBIx::Class
1 6 (27.27%) Express
1 6 (27.27%) Moose
1 6 (27.27%) Node.js
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 4 (18.18%) Mobile App
3 2 (9.09%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
1 6 (27.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) SDLC
2 10 (45.45%) Waterfall
3 8 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (36.36%) Wealth Management
4 7 (31.82%) Software Delivery
4 7 (31.82%) Web Development
5 6 (27.27%) Bioinformatics
5 6 (27.27%) Informatics
5 6 (27.27%) Visualisation
6 4 (18.18%) Straight-Through Processing
6 4 (18.18%) Workflow
7 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
7 3 (13.64%) BDD
7 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
8 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (9.09%) Project Management
8 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
8 2 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
2 6 (27.27%) Perl
2 6 (27.27%) Python
2 6 (27.27%) Shell Script
3 2 (9.09%) C
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
1 6 (27.27%) Postgraduate
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) MCP
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (54.55%) QA
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) LXC
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
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