Period
to 16 June 2019

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 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 52 62
Rank change year-on-year +13 +10 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 36 65 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.66% 4.50% 3.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.68% 5.19% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 32 54 60
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.86% -7.89%
10th Percentile £33,750 £34,000 £28,374
90th Percentile £59,750 £70,000 £61,250
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%

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 634 1,253 1,708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 82.12% 86.83% 87.28%
Number of salaries quoted 485 1,065 1,344
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,874 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 16 June 2019.

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 June 2019. 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
Colchester +26 11 £37,500 -16.67%
Chelmsford 0 8 £45,000 +2.27% 2
Harlow +20 7 £50,000 -20.00% 5
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, 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 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) Selenium
2 18 (50.00%) Java
3 17 (47.22%) C#
4 14 (38.89%) .NET
5 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
5 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
5 13 (36.11%) QA
5 13 (36.11%) WebDriver
6 12 (33.33%) BDD
6 12 (33.33%) SDLC
7 11 (30.56%) SoapUI
8 10 (27.78%) SQL
8 10 (27.78%) OO
8 10 (27.78%) Test Scripting
8 10 (27.78%) Software Testing
8 10 (27.78%) Degree
8 10 (27.78%) TDD
9 9 (25.00%) NUnit
9 9 (25.00%) JIRA
9 9 (25.00%) Test Management
9 9 (25.00%) Android
9 9 (25.00%) Scrum
9 9 (25.00%) Gherkin
9 9 (25.00%) Zephyr
9 9 (25.00%) API Testing
10 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
10 8 (22.22%) Load Testing
10 8 (22.22%) TeamCity
11 7 (19.44%) Computer Science

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 2 (5.56%) Apache
1 2 (5.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) HTTP
2 2 (5.56%) SSL
2 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) RDBMS
2 5 (13.89%) Relational Database
3 4 (11.11%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (11.11%) GIS
4 2 (5.56%) MySQL
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (50.00%) Selenium
2 13 (36.11%) WebDriver
3 11 (30.56%) SoapUI
4 9 (25.00%) JIRA
4 9 (25.00%) NUnit
4 9 (25.00%) Zephyr
5 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 8 (22.22%) TeamCity
6 7 (19.44%) JMeter
7 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 6 (16.67%) SpecFlow
7 6 (16.67%) Subversion
8 5 (13.89%) Appium
8 5 (13.89%) JUnit
8 5 (13.89%) QF-Test
8 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio
9 4 (11.11%) Bitbucket
9 4 (11.11%) CruiseControl
9 4 (11.11%) eggPlant
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Tester
2 11 (30.56%) Test Engineer
3 10 (27.78%) Developer
4 8 (22.22%) QA Tester
5 7 (19.44%) Software QA Tester
5 7 (19.44%) Software Tester
6 6 (16.67%) Analyst
7 5 (13.89%) Automation Tester
7 5 (13.89%) C# Developer
7 5 (13.89%) QA Engineer
7 5 (13.89%) QA Test Engineer
7 5 (13.89%) Software QA Engineer
7 5 (13.89%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (13.89%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (11.11%) .NET Developer
8 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (38.89%) .NET
2 9 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 7 (19.44%) AngularJS
3 7 (19.44%) Web Services
4 6 (16.67%) CSS
4 6 (16.67%) HTML
4 6 (16.67%) jQuery
5 5 (13.89%) Middleware
5 5 (13.89%) SOAP
6 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (11.11%) GWT
6 4 (11.11%) REST
6 4 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (8.33%) RESTful
8 2 (5.56%) HTML5
8 2 (5.56%) Java EE
8 2 (5.56%) LAMP
8 2 (5.56%) Spring
8 2 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) iPhone
2 2 (5.56%) User Experience
3 1 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.78%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Android
2 6 (16.67%) Windows
3 5 (13.89%) Apple iOS
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Phone
5 3 (8.33%) Linux
6 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.78%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) BDD
2 12 (33.33%) SDLC
3 10 (27.78%) OO
3 10 (27.78%) Software Testing
3 10 (27.78%) TDD
3 10 (27.78%) Test Scripting
4 9 (25.00%) API Testing
4 9 (25.00%) Scrum
4 9 (25.00%) Test Management
5 8 (22.22%) Load Testing
6 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
6 7 (19.44%) E-Commerce
6 7 (19.44%) Open Source
7 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (16.67%) DevOps
7 6 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
7 6 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) Java
2 17 (47.22%) C#
3 10 (27.78%) SQL
4 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.89%) Python
5 3 (8.33%) C++
5 3 (8.33%) VB
6 2 (5.56%) C
6 2 (5.56%) PHP
6 2 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Degree
2 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (8.33%) ISEB
4 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (36.11%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (19.44%) PureLoad
3 4 (11.11%) Atlassian
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (2.78%) SAP