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

Automated Testing
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 68 65
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3 -18
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 47 75 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.35% 3.52% 3.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.98% 4.00% 4.05%
Number of salaries quoted 46 58 69
Essex median annual salary £53,473 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.57% - +23.38%
10th Percentile £31,394 £35,000 £25,800
90th Percentile £64,375 £63,750 £73,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 1181 1875 2198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 84.30% 87.95% 84.12%
Number of salaries quoted 978 1437 1594
Essex median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% +12.50% -8.83%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,900 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £68,750 £67,125
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 22 November 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 22 November 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 +10 17 £55,000 +69.23%
Harlow -4 12 £60,000 +11.63%
Southend-on-Sea +12 7 £51,945 +7.10% 2
Colchester +10 3 £40,000 -23.81% 1
Witham -9 2 £35,000 +16.67% 1
Brentwood +8 1 - -
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (44.68%) QA
3 20 (42.55%) Selenium
3 20 (42.55%) SQL
4 18 (38.30%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (34.04%) TDD
5 16 (34.04%) C#
6 14 (29.79%) .NET
7 13 (27.66%) Jenkins
8 11 (23.40%) Banking
8 11 (23.40%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (21.28%) Manual Testing
10 9 (19.15%) SpecFlow
10 9 (19.15%) WebDriver
10 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
10 9 (19.15%) Windows
10 9 (19.15%) SDLC
11 8 (17.02%) Scrum
11 8 (17.02%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (17.02%) BDD
12 7 (14.89%) Test Strategy
12 7 (14.89%) Configuration Management
12 7 (14.89%) CSS
12 7 (14.89%) HTML
12 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
12 7 (14.89%) Continuous Deployment
12 7 (14.89%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (12.77%) Collaborative Working
13 6 (12.77%) Data Structures
13 6 (12.77%) Ansible

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 (6.38%) JBoss
1 3 (6.38%) Tomcat
1 3 (6.38%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) HTTP
1 2 (4.26%) SSL
1 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) Broadband
2 1 (2.13%) NAS
2 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) MySQL
3 3 (6.38%) Hadoop
3 3 (6.38%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (42.55%) Selenium
2 13 (27.66%) Jenkins
3 9 (19.15%) SpecFlow
3 9 (19.15%) WebDriver
4 8 (17.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (12.77%) JIRA
6 5 (10.64%) Hudson
6 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio
7 4 (8.51%) Artifactory
7 4 (8.51%) JUnit
7 4 (8.51%) PyUnit
8 3 (6.38%) eggPlant
8 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
8 3 (6.38%) MSTest
9 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
9 2 (4.26%) Mercurial
9 2 (4.26%) Moq
10 1 (2.13%) HP UFT
10 1 (2.13%) Redmine
10 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (23.40%) Banking
2 6 (12.77%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Law
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) QA Leader
2 11 (23.40%) Tester
3 8 (17.02%) Automation Tester
4 5 (10.64%) Configuration Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) QA Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Senior QA Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Software Configuration Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Development Manager
5 4 (8.51%) Development Project Leader
5 4 (8.51%) Development Team Leader
5 4 (8.51%) Development Team Manager
5 4 (8.51%) Lead Tester
5 4 (8.51%) Project Leader
5 4 (8.51%) QA Tester
5 4 (8.51%) Team Leader
5 4 (8.51%) Test Leader
6 3 (6.38%) Automation Test Lead
6 3 (6.38%) QA Test Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Software QA Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Software Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.79%) .NET
2 7 (14.89%) CSS
2 7 (14.89%) HTML
3 4 (8.51%) AngularJS
3 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.51%) Gherkin
3 4 (8.51%) HTML5
3 4 (8.51%) jQuery
3 4 (8.51%) WinForms
4 3 (6.38%) Spring
4 3 (6.38%) Struts
5 2 (4.26%) Ajax
5 2 (4.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (12.77%) Data Structures
3 5 (10.64%) CMDB
4 4 (8.51%) Reinsurance
5 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.13%) STB
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Linux
2 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (8.51%) Android
3 4 (8.51%) Apple iOS
3 4 (8.51%) Unix
4 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.13%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (38.30%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (34.04%) TDD
4 11 (23.40%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (21.28%) Manual Testing
6 9 (19.15%) SDLC
7 8 (17.02%) BDD
7 8 (17.02%) Scrum
8 7 (14.89%) Configuration Management
8 7 (14.89%) Continuous Deployment
8 7 (14.89%) Test Strategy
9 6 (12.77%) Code Coverage
9 6 (12.77%) Collaborative Working
9 6 (12.77%) DevOps
9 6 (12.77%) Software Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 5 (10.64%) Functional Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Regression Testing
11 4 (8.51%) Android Development
11 4 (8.51%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (42.55%) SQL
2 16 (34.04%) C#
3 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
5 4 (8.51%) C
5 4 (8.51%) Java
5 4 (8.51%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.26%) Perl
6 2 (4.26%) Python
6 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.13%) COBOL
7 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) ISEB
1 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.26%) MCP
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (44.68%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) vCloud
2 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) Ansible
1 6 (12.77%) Puppet
2 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) VMware
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) Sybase
4 1 (2.13%) IBM
4 1 (2.13%) SAP