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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 118 122 130
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 24 21 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.14% 0.93% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.25% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 9 17 30
Average salary £47,500 £41,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.85% +5.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,000 £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
1581 1686 2133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 75.21% 74.34% 78.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1261 1303 1777
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 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +9 15 - -
St Albans - 4 £55,000 -
Rickmansworth - 3 £47,500 -
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 34 (64.15%) SQL
2 25 (47.17%) QA
3 24 (45.28%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (45.28%) Regression Testing
3 24 (45.28%) Java
4 23 (43.40%) ISEB
5 22 (41.51%) J2EE
5 22 (41.51%) DB2
5 22 (41.51%) IBM
5 22 (41.51%) WebSphere
6 21 (39.62%) UNIX
7 20 (37.74%) HTML
7 20 (37.74%) LoadRunner
8 18 (33.96%) System Testing
9 17 (32.08%) Manual Testing
10 16 (30.19%) QuickTest Pro
11 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (28.30%) Retail
11 15 (28.30%) XML
11 15 (28.30%) JavaScript
11 15 (28.30%) E-Commerce
11 15 (28.30%) Flash
11 15 (28.30%) Degree
11 15 (28.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 15 (28.30%) DbVisualizer
12 14 (26.42%) Finance
13 13 (24.53%) HP
13 13 (24.53%) MQSeries
13 13 (24.53%) Linux
14 11 (20.75%) .NET

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 22 (41.51%) WebSphere
2 13 (24.53%) MQSeries
3 7 (13.21%) Drupal
3 7 (13.21%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (13.21%) JBoss
3 7 (13.21%) Apache
3 7 (13.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Office
1 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) HTTP
1 7 (13.21%) HTTPS
1 7 (13.21%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (41.51%) DB2
2 15 (28.30%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (37.74%) LoadRunner
2 16 (30.19%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (20.75%) Cucumber
4 9 (16.98%) SpecFlow
4 9 (16.98%) NUnit
4 9 (16.98%) TeamCity
4 9 (16.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (15.09%) Selenium
6 7 (13.21%) JMeter
7 4 (7.55%) Subversion
8 3 (5.66%) JIRA
9 2 (3.77%) Firebug
9 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (28.30%) Retail
2 14 (26.42%) Finance
3 4 (7.55%) Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (64.15%) Tester
2 17 (32.08%) Senior Tester
3 14 (26.42%) Analyst
4 9 (16.98%) Software Tester
4 9 (16.98%) Senior Software Tester
5 8 (15.09%) Test Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) QA Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) QA Leader
7 5 (9.43%) Software Engineer
7 5 (9.43%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (9.43%) Test Engineer
8 4 (7.55%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (5.66%) Performance Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) Integration Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Software Integration Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) Software Test Analyst
10 2 (3.77%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (41.51%) J2EE
2 20 (37.74%) HTML
3 15 (28.30%) XML
3 15 (28.30%) Flash
4 11 (20.75%) .NET
5 5 (9.43%) CSS
6 2 (3.77%) Web Services
6 2 (3.77%) RESTful
6 2 (3.77%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 24 (45.28%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (15.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (39.62%) UNIX
2 13 (24.53%) Linux
3 10 (18.87%) Windows
4 7 (13.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (45.28%) Regression Testing
2 18 (33.96%) System Testing
3 17 (32.08%) Manual Testing
4 15 (28.30%) E-Commerce
4 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (15.09%) Web Application Development
6 7 (13.21%) Test Automation
6 7 (13.21%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (13.21%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (13.21%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (13.21%) Test Planning
6 7 (13.21%) Performance Testing
7 6 (11.32%) Test Management
7 6 (11.32%) Software Testing
7 6 (11.32%) Test Strategy
8 5 (9.43%) Scrum
8 5 (9.43%) Test Scripting
9 4 (7.55%) TDD
10 3 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 34 (64.15%) SQL
2 24 (45.28%) Java
3 15 (28.30%) JavaScript
4 7 (13.21%) Perl
4 7 (13.21%) PHP
4 7 (13.21%) AWK
5 2 (3.77%) Ruby
5 2 (3.77%) C#
5 2 (3.77%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (43.40%) ISEB
2 15 (28.30%) Degree
2 15 (28.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (15.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (47.17%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (41.51%) IBM
2 13 (24.53%) HP
3 9 (16.98%) Oracle
4 7 (13.21%) Sun
5 6 (11.32%) Microsoft