The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hertfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 127 122 110
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 17 34 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.68% 1.28% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.65% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 12 32 29
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £33,600
10% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £72,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1842 2056 1945
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 74.12% 77.53% 74.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1435 1706 1584
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Automated Testing
East of England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City +20 7 £46,250 +32.14%
Watford -14 6 £25,000 -
Hemel Hempstead +5 1 £21,000 -35.38%
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 26 (74.29%) Selenium
2 21 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 20 (57.14%) SQL
4 18 (51.43%) SQL Server
5 16 (45.71%) .NET
5 16 (45.71%) C#
5 16 (45.71%) QA
6 15 (42.86%) Test Automation
7 13 (37.14%) Web Services
8 11 (31.43%) Scrum
8 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (31.43%) NUnit
8 11 (31.43%) SOAP
8 11 (31.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (31.43%) Rhino Mocks
8 11 (31.43%) WCF
9 10 (28.57%) Moq
10 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (25.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (25.71%) ISTQB
11 8 (22.86%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (22.86%) ISEB
11 8 (22.86%) Windows
12 7 (20.00%) Banking
12 7 (20.00%) Workflow
12 7 (20.00%) Finance
12 7 (20.00%) Computer Science
12 7 (20.00%) Software Testing
12 7 (20.00%) Investment Banking
12 7 (20.00%) WF

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (51.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (31.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (25.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (74.29%) Selenium
2 11 (31.43%) NUnit
2 11 (31.43%) Rhino Mocks
3 10 (28.57%) Moq
4 3 (8.57%) JIRA
4 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.57%) SpecFlow
4 3 (8.57%) TeamCity
4 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.57%) JMeter
5 2 (5.71%) JUnit
5 2 (5.71%) CruiseControl
5 2 (5.71%) Maven
5 2 (5.71%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.86%) LoadUI
6 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (20.00%) Banking
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
1 7 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Law
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Tester
2 11 (31.43%) Analyst
2 11 (31.43%) Test Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Automation Tester
4 5 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Automation Specialist
4 5 (14.29%) Test Automation Specialist
4 5 (14.29%) Software Tester
4 5 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Test Specialist
5 4 (11.43%) Graduate
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) QA Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) C# Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Software Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (45.71%) .NET
2 13 (37.14%) Web Services
3 11 (31.43%) SOAP
3 11 (31.43%) WCF
4 7 (20.00%) WF
5 5 (14.29%) XML
6 3 (8.57%) HTML
7 2 (5.71%) MSMQ
7 2 (5.71%) Struts
7 2 (5.71%) Spring
7 2 (5.71%) JSP
7 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
7 2 (5.71%) RESTful
7 2 (5.71%) Gherkin
7 2 (5.71%) REST
7 2 (5.71%) GWT
7 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.71%) Spring MVC
8 1 (2.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (17.14%) Mathematics
3 4 (11.43%) Fixed Income
3 4 (11.43%) Equities
3 4 (11.43%) Derivative
3 4 (11.43%) Statistics
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.71%) Robotics
4 2 (5.71%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) UNIX
3 2 (5.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 15 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 11 (31.43%) Scrum
3 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.86%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (20.00%) Workflow
5 7 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 5 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
7 4 (11.43%) Automation Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.57%) Change Management
8 3 (8.57%) MVC
8 3 (8.57%) TDD
9 2 (5.71%) OOP
9 2 (5.71%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (5.71%) OO
9 2 (5.71%) OOD
9 2 (5.71%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) SQL
2 16 (45.71%) C#
3 5 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.71%) Python
4 2 (5.71%) Ruby
5 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) ISTQB
2 8 (22.86%) ISEB
3 4 (11.43%) PhD
4 3 (8.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (45.71%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) JBoss
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