The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 54 58 58
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.60% 1.47% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 1.95% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £324 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Test Automation
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
515 565 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 77.10% 75.74% 71.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 277 237
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 43 29
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 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 4 - -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor 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 contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) Selenium
1 13 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (92.31%) Magento
2 12 (92.31%) WebDriver
2 12 (92.31%) QA
2 12 (92.31%) HTML
2 12 (92.31%) JavaScript
2 12 (92.31%) Retail
2 12 (92.31%) Subversion
3 11 (84.62%) Coaching
3 11 (84.62%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (84.62%) SQL
3 11 (84.62%) DB2
3 11 (84.62%) XML
3 11 (84.62%) Unix
3 11 (84.62%) Automated Testing
3 11 (84.62%) Test Scripting
3 11 (84.62%) RESTful
4 10 (76.92%) Document Management
5 9 (69.23%) PHP
5 9 (69.23%) PHPUnit
5 9 (69.23%) BDD
5 9 (69.23%) Behat
6 8 (61.54%) User Stories
6 8 (61.54%) Appium
6 8 (61.54%) Git (software)
6 8 (61.54%) TDD
7 7 (53.85%) Re-Platforming
8 4 (30.77%) JIRA

Test Automation
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 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 12 (92.31%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (84.62%) DB2
2 4 (30.77%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) Selenium
2 12 (92.31%) Subversion
2 12 (92.31%) WebDriver
3 9 (69.23%) PHPUnit
4 8 (61.54%) Appium
4 8 (61.54%) Git (software)
5 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
5 4 (30.77%) JIRA
5 4 (30.77%) Protractor
6 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 1 (7.69%) Maven
General
1 12 (92.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Automation Tester
1 12 (92.31%) Tester
2 11 (84.62%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 11 (84.62%) Selenium Tester
3 6 (46.15%) Web Automation Tester
3 6 (46.15%) Web Tester
4 4 (30.77%) Java Automation Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce Tester
5 1 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) HTML
2 11 (84.62%) RESTful
2 11 (84.62%) XML
3 9 (69.23%) Behat
4 4 (30.77%) Flash
4 4 (30.77%) Gherkin
4 4 (30.77%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (84.62%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (84.62%) Automated Testing
2 11 (84.62%) Coaching
2 11 (84.62%) Test Scripting
3 10 (76.92%) Document Management
4 9 (69.23%) BDD
5 8 (61.54%) TDD
5 8 (61.54%) User Stories
6 7 (53.85%) Re-Platforming
7 4 (30.77%) System Testing
8 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
9 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) JavaScript
2 11 (84.62%) SQL
3 9 (69.23%) PHP
4 4 (30.77%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (92.31%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) hybris
1 1 (7.69%) IBM
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