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 4 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 36 46 54
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 21 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.35% 1.54% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.40% 2.08% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 2
Median daily rate £375 £420 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +35.48%
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% +40.35%
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
477 481 566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.20% 74.23% 77.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 247 343
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 £278 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 23
Median hourly rate £45.00 £32.28 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.42% +46.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £51.65 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 2016.

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 4 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
Rickmansworth - 9 £283 -
Watford 0 7 £455 +1.11% 2
Hitchin - 1 - -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 26 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (60.00%) Java
3 16 (53.33%) Cucumber
4 14 (46.67%) WebDriver
4 14 (46.67%) Scrum
4 14 (46.67%) Selenium
5 12 (40.00%) BDD
5 12 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 12 (40.00%) Gherkin
6 11 (36.67%) SoapUI
6 11 (36.67%) Automated Testing
7 10 (33.33%) JIRA
7 10 (33.33%) Regression Testing
7 10 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 10 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (30.00%) Finance
9 8 (26.67%) Unix
10 7 (23.33%) XML
10 7 (23.33%) SQL
10 7 (23.33%) IBM
10 7 (23.33%) TDD
10 7 (23.33%) System Testing
10 7 (23.33%) Open Source
10 7 (23.33%) Automation Testing
10 7 (23.33%) ATDD
10 7 (23.33%) Test Strategy
11 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (20.00%) Process Improvement
11 6 (20.00%) Kanban

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 5 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 5 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (13.33%) Confluence
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) DB2
1 5 (16.67%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (53.33%) Cucumber
2 14 (46.67%) Selenium
2 14 (46.67%) WebDriver
3 11 (36.67%) SoapUI
4 10 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 10 (33.33%) JIRA
5 6 (20.00%) JBehave
6 5 (16.67%) Appium
6 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 5 (16.67%) JUnit
6 5 (16.67%) Maven
7 4 (13.33%) JMeter
8 3 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (10.00%) FitNesse
8 3 (10.00%) NUnit
8 3 (10.00%) Robot Framework
8 3 (10.00%) TeamCity
9 2 (6.67%) HP UFT
9 2 (6.67%) Mockito
9 2 (6.67%) Moq
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Retail
3 4 (13.33%) Games
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
1 8 (26.67%) Test Analyst
1 8 (26.67%) Tester
2 7 (23.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Automation Tester
3 6 (20.00%) Java Automation Tester
3 6 (20.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 6 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
4 5 (16.67%) Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Test Leader
5 4 (13.33%) Automation Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Automation Test Lead
5 4 (13.33%) Java Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Automation Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Java Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) Gherkin
2 7 (23.33%) XML
3 6 (20.00%) Spring
4 5 (16.67%) HTML
4 5 (16.67%) J2EE
4 5 (16.67%) RESTful
4 5 (16.67%) Web Services
5 4 (13.33%) AWT
5 4 (13.33%) Regular Expression
5 4 (13.33%) Swing
6 2 (6.67%) Hibernate
6 2 (6.67%) JSON
6 2 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Unix
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (46.67%) Scrum
3 12 (40.00%) BDD
3 12 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 11 (36.67%) Automated Testing
5 10 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (23.33%) ATDD
7 7 (23.33%) Automation Testing
7 7 (23.33%) Open Source
7 7 (23.33%) System Testing
7 7 (23.33%) TDD
7 7 (23.33%) Test Strategy
8 6 (20.00%) Kanban
8 6 (20.00%) Process Improvement
8 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
9 5 (16.67%) Coaching
9 5 (16.67%) Functional Testing
9 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) Java
2 7 (23.33%) SQL
3 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) C#
4 2 (6.67%) Ruby
4 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) SDET
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) IBM
2 5 (16.67%) hybris
3 4 (13.33%) Atlassian
4 2 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (3.33%) Ab Initio
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle
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