The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 13 12 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 5.93% 10.53% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.07% 13.33% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Median daily rate £450 £450 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +114.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
99 75 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 83.90% 78.95% 68.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 40 37
Median daily rate £463 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.44% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £307 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +94.80%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford 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 Watford

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 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 Watford region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (84.62%) Selenium
1 11 (84.62%) Test Scripting
1 11 (84.62%) WebDriver
1 11 (84.62%) Cucumber
2 9 (69.23%) Finance
3 7 (53.85%) Manual Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Scrum
3 7 (53.85%) Ruby
4 6 (46.15%) Java
5 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) J2EE
5 4 (30.77%) DB2
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) XML
5 4 (30.77%) Unix
5 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
5 4 (30.77%) IBM
5 4 (30.77%) Retail
5 4 (30.77%) Document Management
5 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
5 4 (30.77%) System Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Magento
5 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
5 4 (30.77%) WebSphere
5 4 (30.77%) JIRA
5 4 (30.77%) QA
5 4 (30.77%) HTML
5 4 (30.77%) hybris

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 4 (30.77%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) DB2
1 4 (30.77%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) Cucumber
1 11 (84.62%) Selenium
1 11 (84.62%) WebDriver
2 4 (30.77%) Appium
2 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 4 (30.77%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Retail
3 2 (15.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Automation Test Lead
1 4 (30.77%) Automation Tester
1 4 (30.77%) Java Automation Tester
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium Tester
1 4 (30.77%) Test Leader
1 4 (30.77%) Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Java Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Automation Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Java Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Web Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Gherkin
1 4 (30.77%) HTML
1 4 (30.77%) J2EE
1 4 (30.77%) Web Services
1 4 (30.77%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) AWT
2 2 (15.38%) Regular Expression
2 2 (15.38%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (84.62%) Test Scripting
2 7 (53.85%) Manual Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Scrum
3 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Coaching
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (30.77%) Document Management
3 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
3 4 (30.77%) System Testing
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Ruby
2 6 (46.15%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) hybris
1 4 (30.77%) IBM