The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 53 45 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 9 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.40% 1.86% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 2.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Median daily rate £275 £273 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.91% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £44.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-2.25% -23.04%
Automated Testing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
489 478 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 75.81% 74.22% 76.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 244 338
Median daily rate £438 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 24
Median hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £47.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Hertfordshire region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Hertfordshire region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -3 3 - -
Hitchin - 1 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 £304 -
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (92.86%) Test Scripting
3 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
4 10 (71.43%) WebDriver
4 10 (71.43%) Cucumber
4 10 (71.43%) SoapUI
4 10 (71.43%) System Testing
4 10 (71.43%) Selenium
4 10 (71.43%) Java
4 10 (71.43%) Gherkin
5 9 (64.29%) JIRA
5 9 (64.29%) Git (software)
5 9 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (64.29%) BDD
6 8 (57.14%) Retail
6 8 (57.14%) Scrum
6 8 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
7 6 (42.86%) QA
8 5 (35.71%) WebSphere
8 5 (35.71%) Magento
8 5 (35.71%) Open Source
8 5 (35.71%) JBehave
8 5 (35.71%) hybris
8 5 (35.71%) JMeter
8 5 (35.71%) HTML
8 5 (35.71%) Document Management
8 5 (35.71%) Spring
8 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
8 5 (35.71%) IBM

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 5 (35.71%) WebSphere
2 4 (28.57%) Confluence
2 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) DB2
1 5 (35.71%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Cucumber
1 10 (71.43%) Selenium
1 10 (71.43%) SoapUI
1 10 (71.43%) WebDriver
2 9 (64.29%) Git (software)
2 9 (64.29%) JIRA
3 5 (35.71%) Appium
3 5 (35.71%) JBehave
3 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
3 5 (35.71%) JMeter
4 4 (28.57%) FitNesse
4 4 (28.57%) JUnit
4 4 (28.57%) Maven
4 4 (28.57%) NUnit
4 4 (28.57%) TeamCity
5 3 (21.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (21.43%) Robot Framework
General
1 8 (57.14%) Retail
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Tester
2 9 (64.29%) Automation Tester
3 5 (35.71%) Java Automation Tester
3 5 (35.71%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 5 (35.71%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Automation Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Strategy Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Test Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) Gherkin
2 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 5 (35.71%) J2EE
2 5 (35.71%) Spring
2 5 (35.71%) Web Services
2 5 (35.71%) XML
3 4 (28.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (92.86%) Test Scripting
3 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
4 10 (71.43%) System Testing
5 9 (64.29%) BDD
5 9 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (57.14%) Scrum
7 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
8 5 (35.71%) ATDD
8 5 (35.71%) Automation Testing
8 5 (35.71%) Coaching
8 5 (35.71%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (35.71%) Document Management
8 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
8 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
8 5 (35.71%) Open Source
9 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
9 4 (28.57%) TDD
9 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) hybris
1 5 (35.71%) IBM
2 4 (28.57%) Atlassian