The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 126 129 115
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 25 17 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.09% 0.68% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 0.90% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 11 13 30
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £23,400 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £44,500 £75,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Automated Testing
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1694 1879 2066
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.91% 75.13% 79.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1351 1477 1707
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Hertfordshire region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Automated Testing
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +10 14 - -
Rickmansworth - 3 £47,500 -
St Albans -14 2 £42,250 +83.69% 1
Royston - 1 £35,000 -
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 36 (69.23%) SQL
2 29 (55.77%) Java
3 28 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (50.00%) HTML
5 25 (48.08%) J2EE
5 25 (48.08%) DB2
5 25 (48.08%) WebSphere
6 23 (44.23%) UNIX
7 22 (42.31%) IBM
7 22 (42.31%) System Testing
8 21 (40.38%) QA
8 21 (40.38%) LoadRunner
8 21 (40.38%) Regression Testing
9 19 (36.54%) ISEB
10 18 (34.62%) QuickTest Pro
10 18 (34.62%) Flash
10 18 (34.62%) XML
10 18 (34.62%) JavaScript
10 18 (34.62%) Retail
10 18 (34.62%) DbVisualizer
11 17 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (30.77%) E-Commerce
13 15 (28.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 15 (28.85%) Manual Testing
13 15 (28.85%) Degree
14 14 (26.92%) MQSeries
14 14 (26.92%) HP
15 13 (25.00%) Cucumber
16 12 (23.08%) Linux
17 11 (21.15%) Selenium

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (48.08%) WebSphere
2 14 (26.92%) MQSeries
3 7 (13.46%) Drupal
3 7 (13.46%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (13.46%) JBoss
3 7 (13.46%) Apache
3 7 (13.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Office
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) HTTP
1 7 (13.46%) HTTPS
1 7 (13.46%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (48.08%) DB2
2 18 (34.62%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (5.77%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (40.38%) LoadRunner
2 18 (34.62%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 11 (21.15%) Selenium
5 10 (19.23%) Subversion
6 9 (17.31%) NUnit
6 9 (17.31%) SpecFlow
6 9 (17.31%) TeamCity
6 9 (17.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (13.46%) JMeter
8 4 (7.69%) JIRA
8 4 (7.69%) WebDriver
9 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
9 3 (5.77%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (3.85%) Firebug
General
1 18 (34.62%) Retail
2 9 (17.31%) Finance
3 4 (7.69%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (61.54%) Tester
2 12 (23.08%) Analyst
2 12 (23.08%) Senior Tester
3 9 (17.31%) Software Tester
3 9 (17.31%) Test Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) Senior Software Tester
4 6 (11.54%) QA Leader
4 6 (11.54%) Test Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Software Test Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Software Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (7.69%) Automation Tester
6 4 (7.69%) QA Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (50.00%) HTML
2 25 (48.08%) J2EE
3 18 (34.62%) XML
3 18 (34.62%) Flash
4 10 (19.23%) .NET
5 8 (15.38%) CSS
6 4 (7.69%) RESTful
6 4 (7.69%) Gherkin
7 3 (5.77%) Spring
7 3 (5.77%) HTML5
7 3 (5.77%) CSS3
7 3 (5.77%) Web Services
8 2 (3.85%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 28 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 23 (44.23%) UNIX
2 12 (23.08%) Linux
3 9 (17.31%) Windows
4 7 (13.46%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) System Testing
2 21 (40.38%) Regression Testing
3 17 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (30.77%) E-Commerce
5 15 (28.85%) Manual Testing
6 9 (17.31%) Test Automation
7 7 (13.46%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (13.46%) Test Strategy
7 7 (13.46%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (13.46%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (13.46%) Test Planning
7 7 (13.46%) Software Testing
7 7 (13.46%) Performance Testing
8 6 (11.54%) Test Management
9 5 (9.62%) TDD
9 5 (9.62%) Scrum
9 5 (9.62%) BDD
10 4 (7.69%) Time Management
10 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
10 4 (7.69%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 36 (69.23%) SQL
2 29 (55.77%) Java
3 18 (34.62%) JavaScript
4 7 (13.46%) Perl
4 7 (13.46%) PHP
4 7 (13.46%) AWK
5 3 (5.77%) Ruby
6 1 (1.92%) C#
6 1 (1.92%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (36.54%) ISEB
2 15 (28.85%) Degree
2 15 (28.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (40.38%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (42.31%) IBM
2 14 (26.92%) HP
3 8 (15.38%) Oracle
4 7 (13.46%) Sun
5 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
6 3 (5.77%) Google
6 3 (5.77%) Facebook
6 3 (5.77%) Talend
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