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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 38 44 60
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 18 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.13% 1.72% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.10% 2.37% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 0
Median daily rate £413 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £378
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -4.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +75.43%

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
439 422 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.22% 72.38% 75.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 212 280
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 39 20
Median hourly rate £42.20 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.53% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 January 2017. 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 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 0 8 £450 - 2
Rickmansworth - 5 £311 -
Stevenage - 2 - -
Hitchin - 1 - -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 30 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (69.44%) Cucumber
3 23 (63.89%) Selenium
3 23 (63.89%) WebDriver
4 22 (61.11%) Java
5 19 (52.78%) Scrum
6 16 (44.44%) Test Scripting
6 16 (44.44%) Gherkin
7 15 (41.67%) Finance
8 14 (38.89%) SoapUI
9 13 (36.11%) JIRA
9 13 (36.11%) Git (software)
10 12 (33.33%) BDD
11 11 (30.56%) ATDD
11 11 (30.56%) Automation Testing
11 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (27.78%) Manual Testing
12 10 (27.78%) Kanban
12 10 (27.78%) Open Source
12 10 (27.78%) JBehave
12 10 (27.78%) Software Testing
13 9 (25.00%) Spring
13 9 (25.00%) Unix
13 9 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
13 9 (25.00%) QA
14 8 (22.22%) RESTful
14 8 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
14 8 (22.22%) JUnit
14 8 (22.22%) Tomcat
14 8 (22.22%) Maven

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 8 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 7 (19.44%) Confluence
3 5 (13.89%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.56%) Apache
Business Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) DB2
1 5 (13.89%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (69.44%) Cucumber
2 23 (63.89%) Selenium
2 23 (63.89%) WebDriver
3 14 (38.89%) SoapUI
4 13 (36.11%) Git (software)
4 13 (36.11%) JIRA
5 10 (27.78%) JBehave
6 8 (22.22%) JUnit
6 8 (22.22%) Maven
7 7 (19.44%) Jenkins
8 5 (13.89%) Appium
8 5 (13.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (13.89%) TeamCity
9 4 (11.11%) JMeter
9 4 (11.11%) Mockito
9 4 (11.11%) Moq
10 3 (8.33%) FitNesse
10 3 (8.33%) NUnit
10 3 (8.33%) Robot Framework
11 2 (5.56%) HP UFT
General
1 15 (41.67%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Retail
3 4 (11.11%) Games
4 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Tester
2 11 (30.56%) Automation Tester
3 9 (25.00%) Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) Test Leader
4 8 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
4 8 (22.22%) Automation Test Lead
4 8 (22.22%) Java Automation Tester
4 8 (22.22%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 8 (22.22%) Selenium Tester
5 7 (19.44%) Developer
6 5 (13.89%) Java Developer
7 4 (11.11%) Automation Developer
7 4 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (11.11%) Java Engineer
7 4 (11.11%) Senior Automation Engineer
7 4 (11.11%) Senior Developer
7 4 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (11.11%) Senior Java Engineer
8 3 (8.33%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (44.44%) Gherkin
2 9 (25.00%) Spring
3 8 (22.22%) RESTful
4 7 (19.44%) XML
5 5 (13.89%) Hibernate
5 5 (13.89%) HTML
5 5 (13.89%) J2EE
5 5 (13.89%) Web Services
6 4 (11.11%) AWT
6 4 (11.11%) Regular Expression
6 4 (11.11%) Swing
7 2 (5.56%) .NET
7 2 (5.56%) JSON
7 2 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Unix
2 4 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (52.78%) Scrum
3 16 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 12 (33.33%) BDD
5 11 (30.56%) ATDD
5 11 (30.56%) Automation Testing
5 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (27.78%) Kanban
6 10 (27.78%) Manual Testing
6 10 (27.78%) Open Source
6 10 (27.78%) Software Testing
7 9 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (22.22%) Automated Testing
8 8 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (22.22%) Regression Testing
9 7 (19.44%) System Testing
9 7 (19.44%) TDD
9 7 (19.44%) Test Strategy
10 6 (16.67%) Functional Testing
10 6 (16.67%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 22 (61.11%) Java
2 7 (19.44%) Ruby
3 6 (16.67%) SQL
4 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
5 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.56%) C#
6 2 (5.56%) C++
6 2 (5.56%) Python
6 2 (5.56%) Tcl
7 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
1 2 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.00%) QA
2 4 (11.11%) SDET
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Atlassian
1 7 (19.44%) IBM
2 5 (13.89%) hybris
3 2 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago