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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 59 58
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 42 32 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.31% 3.17% 3.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.15% 3.82% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 34 25 40
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,159 £33,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £75,000
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 816 837 1098
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 83.78% 83.04% 87.28%
Number of salaries quoted 664 668 861
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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
Chelmsford - 9 £46,250 -
Basildon +11 8 £55,000 +57.14%
Brentwood -4 4 - -
Saffron Walden - 4 £32,159 -
Colchester -2 2 £38,750 +6.89%
Witham - 1 £47,500 -
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Essex region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 31 (39.24%) Finance
2 27 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (31.65%) SQL
4 24 (30.38%) C#
5 23 (29.11%) SQL Server
5 23 (29.11%) Web Development
6 22 (27.85%) .NET
7 21 (26.58%) QA
7 21 (26.58%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (25.32%) OO
9 18 (22.78%) Degree
10 17 (21.52%) Waterfall
11 16 (20.25%) Git (software)
11 16 (20.25%) SDLC
11 16 (20.25%) ASP.NET
11 16 (20.25%) IIS
11 16 (20.25%) MVC
12 15 (18.99%) SOAP
12 15 (18.99%) Selenium
13 14 (17.72%) JIRA
13 14 (17.72%) Relational Database
13 14 (17.72%) Web Services
13 14 (17.72%) Windows
13 14 (17.72%) Linux
14 13 (16.46%) Software Testing
14 13 (16.46%) AngularJS
14 13 (16.46%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (15.19%) Computer Science
15 12 (15.19%) Computer Science Degree
15 12 (15.19%) JavaScript

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 16 (20.25%) IIS
2 11 (13.92%) Apache
3 10 (12.66%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Sonata
1 4 (5.06%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.66%) GitHub
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) HTTP
2 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.11%) SQL Server
2 14 (17.72%) Relational Database
3 11 (13.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (12.66%) CouchDB
4 10 (12.66%) MongoDB
4 10 (12.66%) NoSQL
5 9 (11.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (11.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (6.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (5.06%) Geospatial Data
8 4 (5.06%) GIS
8 4 (5.06%) MySQL
8 4 (5.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (20.25%) Git (software)
2 15 (18.99%) Selenium
3 14 (17.72%) JIRA
4 13 (16.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (12.66%) Subversion
6 9 (11.39%) Visual Studio
7 8 (10.13%) Jenkins
8 5 (6.33%) SpecFlow
9 4 (5.06%) ClearQuest
9 4 (5.06%) CruiseControl
9 4 (5.06%) FishEye
9 4 (5.06%) Hudson
9 4 (5.06%) JUnit
9 4 (5.06%) SoapUI
9 4 (5.06%) TeamCity
9 4 (5.06%) Zephyr
10 3 (3.80%) eggPlant
10 3 (3.80%) HP UFT
10 3 (3.80%) LoadRunner
10 3 (3.80%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (39.24%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Marketing
3 3 (3.80%) Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.27%) Automotive
4 1 (1.27%) Law
4 1 (1.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (40.51%) Developer
2 15 (18.99%) Senior Developer
2 15 (18.99%) Tester
3 11 (13.92%) C# Developer
4 10 (12.66%) Senior Software Developer
4 10 (12.66%) Software Developer
4 10 (12.66%) Software Tester
5 8 (10.13%) Automation Tester
6 7 (8.86%) .NET Developer
6 7 (8.86%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (8.86%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (8.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (8.86%) QA Tester
6 7 (8.86%) Software QA Tester
6 7 (8.86%) Test Leader
6 7 (8.86%) Test Manager
7 6 (7.59%) Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) PHP Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Senior C# Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (27.85%) .NET
2 16 (20.25%) ASP.NET
3 15 (18.99%) SOAP
4 14 (17.72%) Web Services
5 13 (16.46%) AngularJS
6 11 (13.92%) CSS
6 11 (13.92%) HTML
6 11 (13.92%) KnockoutJS
6 11 (13.92%) Node.js
6 11 (13.92%) WCF
6 11 (13.92%) XML
7 10 (12.66%) CPAN
7 10 (12.66%) DBIx::Class
7 10 (12.66%) Express
7 10 (12.66%) Moose
8 9 (11.39%) Angular 2
8 9 (11.39%) REST
8 9 (11.39%) WPF
9 7 (8.86%) .NET Framework
10 5 (6.33%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Computer Science
2 8 (10.13%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.33%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.06%) Client/Server
4 4 (5.06%) iPad
4 4 (5.06%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.53%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.72%) Linux
1 14 (17.72%) Windows
2 10 (12.66%) VMS
3 3 (3.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.11%) Web Development
3 21 (26.58%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (25.32%) OO
5 17 (21.52%) Waterfall
6 16 (20.25%) MVC
6 16 (20.25%) SDLC
7 13 (16.46%) Software Testing
8 11 (13.92%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (13.92%) Release Management
8 11 (13.92%) Test Strategy
9 10 (12.66%) Bioinformatics
9 10 (12.66%) Informatics
9 10 (12.66%) Regression Testing
9 10 (12.66%) Visualisation
10 9 (11.39%) TDD
10 9 (11.39%) Test Planning
11 8 (10.13%) Wealth Management
12 7 (8.86%) Functional Testing
12 7 (8.86%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 25 (31.65%) SQL
2 24 (30.38%) C#
3 12 (15.19%) JavaScript
4 10 (12.66%) Perl
4 10 (12.66%) Python
4 10 (12.66%) Shell Script
5 9 (11.39%) Java
5 9 (11.39%) VB.NET
6 5 (6.33%) PHP
7 4 (5.06%) C
8 1 (1.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (22.78%) Degree
2 12 (15.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (12.66%) Postgraduate
4 7 (8.86%) ISEB
4 7 (8.86%) ISTQB
5 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.27%) MCP
6 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (26.58%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) SLA
3 1 (1.27%) MISRA
System Software
1 10 (12.66%) LXC
2 4 (5.06%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.33%) IBM
2 5 (6.33%) PayPal
3 4 (5.06%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.80%) Cognizant
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle
4 3 (3.80%) Sybase
5 2 (2.53%) SAP