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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 45 57 65
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 17 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.23% 0.94% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.02% 1.28% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 7
Median daily rate £450 £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £325 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
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
562 547 677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.85% 73.72% 80.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 277 404
Median daily rate £388 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 37 25
Median hourly rate £47.50 £21.53 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.67% +38.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £70.00 £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +2 8 £455 - 1
Rickmansworth - 4 £327 -
St Albans - 1 £345 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (65.22%) Java
3 13 (56.52%) Automated Testing
3 13 (56.52%) Test Scripting
3 13 (56.52%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (52.17%) Selenium
4 12 (52.17%) WebDriver
4 12 (52.17%) BDD
5 10 (43.48%) Git (software)
5 10 (43.48%) Unix
6 9 (39.13%) XML
6 9 (39.13%) Scrum
6 9 (39.13%) SQL
6 9 (39.13%) JIRA
6 9 (39.13%) QA
6 9 (39.13%) Retail
6 9 (39.13%) Cucumber
6 9 (39.13%) Gherkin
7 8 (34.78%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (34.78%) Coaching
7 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (34.78%) SoapUI
7 8 (34.78%) Magento
7 8 (34.78%) Document Management
7 8 (34.78%) TDD
7 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
7 8 (34.78%) DB2
7 8 (34.78%) HTML
7 8 (34.78%) Regression Testing
8 7 (30.43%) RESTful

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 (21.74%) WebSphere
2 3 (13.04%) Confluence
2 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
Business Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) DB2
2 5 (21.74%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Selenium
1 12 (52.17%) WebDriver
2 10 (43.48%) Git (software)
3 9 (39.13%) Cucumber
3 9 (39.13%) JIRA
4 8 (34.78%) SoapUI
5 7 (30.43%) Appium
6 4 (17.39%) JBehave
6 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
6 4 (17.39%) JMeter
6 4 (17.39%) Subversion
7 3 (13.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (13.04%) FitNesse
7 3 (13.04%) JUnit
7 3 (13.04%) Maven
7 3 (13.04%) NUnit
7 3 (13.04%) PHPUnit
7 3 (13.04%) Robot Framework
7 3 (13.04%) TeamCity
8 2 (8.70%) Moq
General
1 9 (39.13%) Retail
2 5 (21.74%) Finance
3 4 (17.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Automation Tester
1 10 (43.48%) Tester
2 9 (39.13%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 9 (39.13%) Selenium Tester
3 6 (26.09%) Java Automation Tester
4 4 (17.39%) Automation Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Java Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Java Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Automation Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Java Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) Gherkin
1 9 (39.13%) XML
2 8 (34.78%) HTML
3 7 (30.43%) RESTful
4 5 (21.74%) J2EE
5 4 (17.39%) AWT
5 4 (17.39%) Regular Expression
5 4 (17.39%) Spring
5 4 (17.39%) Swing
5 4 (17.39%) Web Services
6 3 (13.04%) Behat
7 1 (4.35%) Flash
7 1 (4.35%) JSON
7 1 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) Automated Testing
2 13 (56.52%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (56.52%) Test Scripting
3 12 (52.17%) BDD
4 9 (39.13%) Scrum
5 8 (34.78%) Coaching
5 8 (34.78%) Document Management
5 8 (34.78%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Regression Testing
5 8 (34.78%) TDD
6 7 (30.43%) System Testing
7 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
7 5 (21.74%) Open Source
8 4 (17.39%) ATDD
8 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (17.39%) Data Management
8 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) Java
2 9 (39.13%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.04%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (39.13%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) SDET
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) IBM
2 5 (21.74%) hybris
3 3 (13.04%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.35%) Ab Initio