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 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 44 48 66
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +18
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 17 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.56% 1.37% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 1.85% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 2
Median daily rate £413 £450 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +109.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £450 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £219
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%

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
519 487 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 78.16% 74.35% 76.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 255 299
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 45 26
Median hourly rate £45.71 £37.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.88% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £14.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +2 7 £450 - 2
Rickmansworth - 5 £310 -
Stevenage - 2 - -
Hatfield - 2 £288 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 33 (89.19%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (70.27%) Cucumber
3 24 (64.86%) WebDriver
3 24 (64.86%) Selenium
4 21 (56.76%) Java
5 20 (54.05%) Scrum
6 17 (45.95%) Gherkin
7 15 (40.54%) Test Scripting
8 14 (37.84%) Software Testing
8 14 (37.84%) BDD
8 14 (37.84%) SoapUI
8 14 (37.84%) Finance
9 13 (35.14%) Git (software)
9 13 (35.14%) JIRA
9 13 (35.14%) ATDD
9 13 (35.14%) Automation Testing
10 12 (32.43%) JBehave
10 12 (32.43%) Open Source
11 11 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (29.73%) Kanban
11 11 (29.73%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (29.73%) Test Strategy
12 10 (27.03%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (27.03%) Manual Testing
12 10 (27.03%) Spring
13 9 (24.32%) RESTful
13 9 (24.32%) Maven
13 9 (24.32%) Regression Testing
13 9 (24.32%) TDD
13 9 (24.32%) JUnit

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 9 (24.32%) Tomcat
2 8 (21.62%) Confluence
3 4 (10.81%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.41%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) DB2
1 4 (10.81%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (70.27%) Cucumber
2 24 (64.86%) Selenium
2 24 (64.86%) WebDriver
3 14 (37.84%) SoapUI
4 13 (35.14%) Git (software)
4 13 (35.14%) JIRA
5 12 (32.43%) JBehave
6 9 (24.32%) JUnit
6 9 (24.32%) Maven
7 8 (21.62%) Jenkins
8 6 (16.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (16.22%) TeamCity
9 5 (13.51%) Mockito
9 5 (13.51%) Moq
10 4 (10.81%) Appium
10 4 (10.81%) FitNesse
10 4 (10.81%) JMeter
10 4 (10.81%) Robot Framework
11 3 (8.11%) NUnit
12 2 (5.41%) MSI
General
1 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Games
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Tester
2 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Automation Tester
2 10 (27.03%) Test Analyst
3 9 (24.32%) Test Leader
4 8 (21.62%) Automation Test Analyst
4 8 (21.62%) Automation Test Lead
5 7 (18.92%) Java Automation Tester
5 7 (18.92%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 7 (18.92%) Selenium Tester
6 5 (13.51%) Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Agile Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Test Manager
8 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
8 2 (5.41%) C++ Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Java Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (45.95%) Gherkin
2 10 (27.03%) Spring
3 9 (24.32%) RESTful
4 6 (16.22%) Hibernate
4 6 (16.22%) XML
5 4 (10.81%) HTML
5 4 (10.81%) J2EE
5 4 (10.81%) Web Services
6 2 (5.41%) .NET
6 2 (5.41%) AWT
6 2 (5.41%) JSON
6 2 (5.41%) Regular Expression
6 2 (5.41%) REST
6 2 (5.41%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Unix
2 4 (10.81%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Vista
3 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (89.19%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (54.05%) Scrum
3 15 (40.54%) Test Scripting
4 14 (37.84%) BDD
4 14 (37.84%) Software Testing
5 13 (35.14%) ATDD
5 13 (35.14%) Automation Testing
6 12 (32.43%) Open Source
7 11 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (29.73%) Kanban
7 11 (29.73%) Non-Functional Testing
7 11 (29.73%) Test Strategy
8 10 (27.03%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (27.03%) Manual Testing
9 9 (24.32%) Regression Testing
9 9 (24.32%) TDD
10 8 (21.62%) Functional Testing
11 7 (18.92%) Automated Testing
12 6 (16.22%) Integration Testing
12 6 (16.22%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (56.76%) Java
2 7 (18.92%) Ruby
3 5 (13.51%) SQL
4 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.81%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.41%) C#
5 2 (5.41%) C++
5 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.41%) Python
5 2 (5.41%) Tcl
6 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) ISEB
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) QA
2 4 (10.81%) SDET
3 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (5.41%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) BladeLogic
1 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (5.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Atlassian
2 6 (16.22%) IBM
3 4 (10.81%) HP
3 4 (10.81%) hybris
4 2 (5.41%) BMC
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.70%) Computacenter
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle