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

Automated Testing
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 59 64
Rank change year-on-year +7 +5 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 65 79 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.50% 4.03% 3.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.41% 4.78% 4.47%
Number of salaries quoted 54 61 68
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% -
10th Percentile £32,150 £28,374 £34,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £61,250 £57,500
East of England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% +12.50% -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 1,202 1,653 1,834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 83.30% 84.34% 88.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,015 1,301 1,434
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 June 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 June 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 +11 23 £44,000 -2.22%
Colchester +19 11 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Southend-on-Sea -4 10 £45,000 -10.00%
Harlow - 10 £62,500 -
Saffron Walden +10 3 £37,000 +15.05% 5
Basildon -18 2 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 39 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (55.38%) SQL
3 35 (53.85%) QA
4 32 (49.23%) Selenium
5 18 (27.69%) SDLC
6 17 (26.15%) JIRA
7 16 (24.62%) Software Testing
7 16 (24.62%) Regression Testing
7 16 (24.62%) Microsoft
8 15 (23.08%) Manual Testing
9 14 (21.54%) Test Strategy
10 13 (20.00%) Cucumber
10 13 (20.00%) JMeter
10 13 (20.00%) Finance
11 12 (18.46%) C#
11 12 (18.46%) .NET
11 12 (18.46%) Test Scripting
11 12 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (18.46%) Acceptance Criteria
12 11 (16.92%) Banking
12 11 (16.92%) Java
12 11 (16.92%) Project Management
13 10 (15.38%) OO
13 10 (15.38%) ISTQB
13 10 (15.38%) Time Management
13 10 (15.38%) Waterfall
13 10 (15.38%) Functional Testing
14 9 (13.85%) Commercial Awareness
14 9 (13.85%) Reinsurance
14 9 (13.85%) People Management

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 7 (10.77%) JBoss
2 3 (4.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) GitHub
1 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
1 1 (1.54%) NAS
1 1 (1.54%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (49.23%) Selenium
2 17 (26.15%) JIRA
3 13 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 13 (20.00%) JMeter
4 6 (9.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (7.69%) Ant
5 5 (7.69%) FitNesse
5 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 5 (7.69%) JProfiler
5 5 (7.69%) Maven
5 5 (7.69%) QF-Test
5 5 (7.69%) SoapUI
6 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
6 4 (6.15%) SpecFlow
7 3 (4.62%) Artifactory
7 3 (4.62%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (3.08%) Bitbucket
8 2 (3.08%) GitLab
8 2 (3.08%) JUnit
9 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (16.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Law
3 1 (1.54%) Legal
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (35.38%) Tester
2 14 (21.54%) Automation Tester
3 12 (18.46%) Analyst
4 10 (15.38%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 10 (15.38%) Selenium Tester
4 10 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 9 (13.85%) Development Manager
5 9 (13.85%) Development Team Manager
5 9 (13.85%) QA Leader
6 8 (12.31%) Development Project Leader
6 8 (12.31%) Development Team Leader
6 8 (12.31%) Project Leader
6 8 (12.31%) QA Tester
6 8 (12.31%) Software Tester
6 8 (12.31%) Team Leader
7 6 (9.23%) QA Automation Tester
8 5 (7.69%) Software QA Tester
8 5 (7.69%) Systems Manager
8 5 (7.69%) Test Engineer
8 5 (7.69%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) .NET
2 7 (10.77%) Gherkin
2 7 (10.77%) Java EE
3 3 (4.62%) CSS
3 3 (4.62%) HTML
3 3 (4.62%) HTML5
3 3 (4.62%) jQuery
4 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.08%) Swing
4 2 (3.08%) WinForms
5 1 (1.54%) CSS3
5 1 (1.54%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Reinsurance
2 7 (10.77%) Data Structures
3 6 (9.23%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.69%) Windows
2 4 (6.15%) Linux
3 2 (3.08%) Android
3 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (27.69%) SDLC
3 16 (24.62%) Regression Testing
3 16 (24.62%) Software Testing
4 15 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 14 (21.54%) Test Strategy
6 12 (18.46%) Acceptance Criteria
6 12 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (18.46%) Test Scripting
7 11 (16.92%) Project Management
8 10 (15.38%) Functional Testing
8 10 (15.38%) OO
8 10 (15.38%) Time Management
8 10 (15.38%) Waterfall
9 9 (13.85%) Commercial Awareness
9 9 (13.85%) People Management
10 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (10.77%) TDD
12 5 (7.69%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 36 (55.38%) SQL
2 12 (18.46%) C#
3 11 (16.92%) Java
4 9 (13.85%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.15%) Perl
5 4 (6.15%) Python
6 2 (3.08%) C
7 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.54%) Go
7 1 (1.54%) Groovy
7 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.54%) PHP
7 1 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 9 (13.85%) ISEB
3 5 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (53.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) Ansible
2 1 (1.54%) Consul
2 1 (1.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (24.62%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle
2 5 (7.69%) PureLoad
3 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.54%) IBM
3 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.54%) SAP