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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 116 129 102
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -27
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 33 20 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.36% 0.81% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.00% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 20 14 18
Average salary £44,000 £30,750 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+43.08% -13.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £25,650 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £75,000 £47,250
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
1969 2008 1675
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 81.36% 80.97% 79.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1645 1655 1275
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,699
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.42%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
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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 +12 16 £45,000 +21.62%
Rickmansworth - 4 £43,500 -
Hemel Hempstead -4 3 £52,500 +105.88%
Harpenden - 3 £55,000 - 1
Royston - 2 £42,500 - 1
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 43 (72.88%) SQL
2 40 (67.80%) Java
3 32 (54.24%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (52.54%) HTML
4 31 (52.54%) UNIX
4 31 (52.54%) System Testing
5 27 (45.76%) WebSphere
5 27 (45.76%) QA
5 27 (45.76%) J2EE
5 27 (45.76%) DB2
5 27 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (42.37%) JavaScript
7 23 (38.98%) HP UFT
7 23 (38.98%) Subversion
8 21 (35.59%) XML
9 20 (33.90%) Flash
9 20 (33.90%) IBM
9 20 (33.90%) Retail
9 20 (33.90%) Regression Testing
9 20 (33.90%) DbVisualizer
10 18 (30.51%) Selenium
10 18 (30.51%) Manual Testing
11 17 (28.81%) LoadRunner
12 15 (25.42%) Linux
12 15 (25.42%) Test Automation
13 13 (22.03%) Cucumber
13 13 (22.03%) HP
14 12 (20.34%) Finance
14 12 (20.34%) E-Commerce
15 11 (18.64%) Continuous Integration

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 27 (45.76%) WebSphere
2 10 (16.95%) MQSeries
3 7 (11.86%) Drupal
3 7 (11.86%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (11.86%) JBoss
3 7 (11.86%) Apache
3 7 (11.86%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.08%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.69%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (16.95%) MS Office
2 7 (11.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) HTTP
1 7 (11.86%) HTTPS
1 7 (11.86%) Internet
2 2 (3.39%) Telnet
2 2 (3.39%) SSH
2 2 (3.39%) PuTTY
3 1 (1.69%) VoIP
3 1 (1.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (45.76%) DB2
2 20 (33.90%) DbVisualizer
3 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.47%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (38.98%) HP UFT
1 23 (38.98%) Subversion
2 18 (30.51%) Selenium
3 17 (28.81%) LoadRunner
4 13 (22.03%) Cucumber
5 10 (16.95%) Git (software)
5 10 (16.95%) WebDriver
6 7 (11.86%) JMeter
7 5 (8.47%) JIRA
7 5 (8.47%) Talend Open Studio
8 4 (6.78%) TeamCity
8 4 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
10 2 (3.39%) Toad
10 2 (3.39%) PHPUnit
10 2 (3.39%) Firebug
10 2 (3.39%) Xdebug
11 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.69%) Xcode
11 1 (1.69%) NUnit
General
1 20 (33.90%) Retail
2 12 (20.34%) Finance
3 4 (6.78%) Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (38.98%) Tester
2 18 (30.51%) Analyst
3 15 (25.42%) Test Analyst
4 12 (20.34%) Developer
5 10 (16.95%) Senior Analyst
5 10 (16.95%) Senior Test Analyst
5 10 (16.95%) Automation Tester
5 10 (16.95%) Selenium Tester
6 7 (11.86%) Software Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Senior Developer
7 5 (8.47%) Java Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Test Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (5.08%) Software Test Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (5.08%) Senior C# Developer
9 3 (5.08%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (5.08%) QA Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (5.08%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (52.54%) HTML
2 27 (45.76%) J2EE
3 21 (35.59%) XML
4 20 (33.90%) Flash
5 10 (16.95%) RESTful
5 10 (16.95%) Gherkin
6 9 (15.25%) HTML5
7 8 (13.56%) CSS
8 5 (8.47%) Web Services
8 5 (8.47%) Spring
8 5 (8.47%) CSS3
9 4 (6.78%) .NET
10 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET
10 3 (5.08%) .NET Framework
10 3 (5.08%) WCF
10 3 (5.08%) LINQ
10 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (5.08%) Entity Framework
10 3 (5.08%) LINQ to SQL
10 3 (5.08%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 32 (54.24%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.39%) Data Integration
3 2 (3.39%) IVR
4 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.69%) Xbox
4 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (52.54%) UNIX
2 15 (25.42%) Linux
3 10 (16.95%) Windows
4 7 (11.86%) AIX
5 4 (6.78%) Android
5 4 (6.78%) Apple iOS
6 3 (5.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (52.54%) System Testing
2 27 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (33.90%) Regression Testing
4 18 (30.51%) Manual Testing
5 15 (25.42%) Test Automation
6 12 (20.34%) E-Commerce
7 11 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (18.64%) Mentoring
8 10 (16.95%) Coaching
8 10 (16.95%) Software Testing
8 10 (16.95%) Test Scripting
8 10 (16.95%) TDD
8 10 (16.95%) Document Management
9 9 (15.25%) Project Management
9 9 (15.25%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (13.56%) Time Management
10 8 (13.56%) BDD
11 7 (11.86%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (11.86%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 43 (72.88%) SQL
2 40 (67.80%) Java
3 25 (42.37%) JavaScript
4 9 (15.25%) PHP
5 7 (11.86%) Perl
5 7 (11.86%) AWK
6 4 (6.78%) PL/SQL
7 3 (5.08%) Ruby
7 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.08%) C#
8 1 (1.69%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) ISEB
2 8 (13.56%) Degree
2 8 (13.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (45.76%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (33.90%) IBM
2 13 (22.03%) HP
3 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
3 10 (16.95%) Oracle
4 7 (11.86%) Google
4 7 (11.86%) Sun
5 5 (8.47%) Facebook
5 5 (8.47%) Talend
6 3 (5.08%) Telerik
7 2 (3.39%) Zend
8 1 (1.69%) Apple
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