Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 59 61
Rank change year-on-year +15 +2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 58 52 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.91% 3.73% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.92% 4.31% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 35 48 60
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £55,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.55% +16.32% -
10th Percentile £19,750 £36,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £53,500 £64,125 £63,750
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 980 1,207 1,877
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 82.91% 86.65% 91.87%
Number of salaries quoted 735 1,008 1,408
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,847
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -1.85% +14.62%
10th Percentile £22,500 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £68,750
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +9 17 £45,000 -18.92% 1
Colchester +12 11 £45,000 +2.86%
Southend-on-Sea -4 8 £55,000 +5.88% 4
Brentwood +15 7 £17,500 - 2
Basildon - 5 £26,250 - 1
Saffron Walden - 3 £40,000 - 2
Witham +14 1 £22,500 -35.71%
Harlow -3 1 £30,000 -51.02% 3
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 30 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
3 26 (44.83%) Degree
4 25 (43.10%) Java
5 24 (41.38%) C#
6 22 (37.93%) SQL
7 21 (36.21%) NUnit
8 20 (34.48%) Software Delivery
8 20 (34.48%) SDLC
9 19 (32.76%) Python
10 17 (29.31%) TDD
10 17 (29.31%) Regression Testing
10 17 (29.31%) OO
10 17 (29.31%) ISEB
10 17 (29.31%) Visual Studio
10 17 (29.31%) ISTQB
10 17 (29.31%) QA
11 16 (27.59%) Computer Science
11 16 (27.59%) Test Scripting
11 16 (27.59%) Time Management
11 16 (27.59%) Non-Functional Testing
11 16 (27.59%) .NET
11 16 (27.59%) Acceptance Criteria
12 15 (25.86%) Computer Science Degree
12 15 (25.86%) BDD
12 15 (25.86%) VB
12 15 (25.86%) SQL Server
12 15 (25.86%) Linux
12 15 (25.86%) SpecFlow
12 15 (25.86%) Gherkin

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 10 (17.24%) WebSphere
2 9 (15.52%) WildFly
3 8 (13.79%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.45%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (5.17%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.72%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (10.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.72%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (36.21%) NUnit
2 17 (29.31%) Visual Studio
3 15 (25.86%) MSTest
3 15 (25.86%) SpecFlow
3 15 (25.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (25.86%) Visual Studio Team System
3 15 (25.86%) WatiN
4 7 (12.07%) JIRA
4 7 (12.07%) Robot Framework
5 6 (10.34%) Moq
5 6 (10.34%) Selenium
5 6 (10.34%) Subversion
6 5 (8.62%) Maven
7 4 (6.90%) HP UFT
7 4 (6.90%) TestRail
8 3 (5.17%) Cucumber
8 3 (5.17%) JMeter
8 3 (5.17%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (3.45%) FitNesse
9 2 (3.45%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (5.17%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.72%) Games
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (44.83%) Analyst
2 24 (41.38%) Tester
3 19 (32.76%) Automation Tester
4 18 (31.03%) Test Analyst
5 15 (25.86%) Automation Test Analyst
6 10 (17.24%) Developer
7 8 (13.79%) DevOps Developer
7 8 (13.79%) Java Developer
8 6 (10.34%) QA Analyst
8 6 (10.34%) QA Tester
8 6 (10.34%) Software Engineer
9 5 (8.62%) Applications Developer
10 3 (5.17%) Junior Analyst
10 3 (5.17%) Junior QA Analyst
10 3 (5.17%) Junior QA Tester
10 3 (5.17%) Junior Tester
10 3 (5.17%) QC Analyst
10 3 (5.17%) Senior Tester
10 3 (5.17%) Software Test Engineer
10 3 (5.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.59%) .NET
2 15 (25.86%) AngularJS
2 15 (25.86%) Gherkin
3 10 (17.24%) Elastic Stack
3 10 (17.24%) RabbitMQ
3 10 (17.24%) Spring
4 7 (12.07%) Spring Boot
5 6 (10.34%) Sensu
6 5 (8.62%) Web Services
7 2 (3.45%) Java EE
7 2 (3.45%) Middleware
7 2 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (1.72%) CSS
8 1 (1.72%) HTML
8 1 (1.72%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Algorithms
1 3 (5.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (3.45%) NHS
2 2 (3.45%) User Experience
3 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.72%) Online Games
3 1 (1.72%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.86%) Linux
2 3 (5.17%) Windows
3 2 (3.45%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (34.48%) SDLC
2 20 (34.48%) Software Delivery
3 17 (29.31%) OO
3 17 (29.31%) Regression Testing
3 17 (29.31%) TDD
4 16 (27.59%) Acceptance Criteria
4 16 (27.59%) Computer Science
4 16 (27.59%) Non-Functional Testing
4 16 (27.59%) Test Scripting
4 16 (27.59%) Time Management
5 15 (25.86%) BDD
5 15 (25.86%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (25.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (25.86%) Waterfall
6 10 (17.24%) DevOps
7 9 (15.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 8 (13.79%) Collaborative Working
9 7 (12.07%) Defect Management
9 7 (12.07%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.10%) Java
2 24 (41.38%) C#
3 22 (37.93%) SQL
4 19 (32.76%) Python
5 15 (25.86%) VB
6 6 (10.34%) C++
7 3 (5.17%) MATLAB
7 3 (5.17%) Perl
8 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (44.83%) Degree
2 17 (29.31%) ISEB
2 17 (29.31%) ISTQB
3 15 (25.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.45%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (29.31%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (17.24%) Docker
2 3 (5.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) Kibana
1 8 (13.79%) logstash
2 6 (10.34%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (1.72%) Ansible
3 1 (1.72%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.24%) IBM
3 7 (12.07%) AppDynamics
3 7 (12.07%) Oracle
4 3 (5.17%) Xilinx
5 2 (3.45%) PureLoad
6 1 (1.72%) HP
6 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.72%) Sybase