The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 115 143 130
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -13
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 21 11 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.05% 0.46% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 0.54% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 20 10 17
Median salary £31,500 £87,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-64.00% +105.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £40,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £87,500 £55,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Automation 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
1722 2039 1949
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 86.01% 84.71% 83.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1447 1768 1600
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Hertfordshire region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Automation Testing Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Automation Testing
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Letchworth - 8 £30,500 -
Watford +11 2 £37,500 +66.66%
Bishop's Stortford - 2 £33,750 -
Hemel Hempstead -2 1 £50,000 -
Royston - 1 - -
Automation Testing
East of England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 25 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (62.16%) SQL
3 22 (59.46%) HP
3 22 (59.46%) HP UFT
3 22 (59.46%) Finance
3 22 (59.46%) Test Scripting
4 21 (56.76%) JIRA
4 21 (56.76%) Selenium
5 14 (37.84%) Test Automation
6 13 (35.14%) Cucumber
6 13 (35.14%) API Testing
7 12 (32.43%) BDD
7 12 (32.43%) REST
7 12 (32.43%) Functional Testing
7 12 (32.43%) Test Management
7 12 (32.43%) Manual Testing
8 11 (29.73%) Test Strategy
8 11 (29.73%) Waterfall
8 11 (29.73%) Linux
8 11 (29.73%) Oracle
9 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
9 10 (27.03%) SOAP
9 10 (27.03%) Windows
9 10 (27.03%) VB
9 10 (27.03%) SoapUI
9 10 (27.03%) WebDriver
9 10 (27.03%) QA
9 10 (27.03%) V-Model
10 9 (24.32%) Integration Testing
10 9 (24.32%) Agile Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (59.46%) HP UFT
2 21 (56.76%) JIRA
2 21 (56.76%) Selenium
3 13 (35.14%) Cucumber
4 10 (27.03%) SoapUI
4 10 (27.03%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.70%) Appium
6 1 (2.70%) Calabash
6 1 (2.70%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.70%) Robot Framework
6 1 (2.70%) Subversion
6 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (59.46%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Analyst
1 20 (54.05%) Test Analyst
2 13 (35.14%) Tester
3 11 (29.73%) Automation Test Analyst
4 10 (27.03%) Manual Tester
4 10 (27.03%) Software Tester
5 2 (5.41%) Automation Tester
5 2 (5.41%) Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Developer in Test
5 2 (5.41%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Coordinator
6 1 (2.70%) QA Leader
6 1 (2.70%) QA Team Leader
6 1 (2.70%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.70%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) REST
2 10 (27.03%) SOAP
3 2 (5.41%) .NET
3 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
1 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Linux
2 10 (27.03%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (59.46%) Test Scripting
3 14 (37.84%) Test Automation
4 13 (35.14%) API Testing
5 12 (32.43%) BDD
5 12 (32.43%) Functional Testing
5 12 (32.43%) Manual Testing
5 12 (32.43%) Test Management
6 11 (29.73%) Test Strategy
6 11 (29.73%) Waterfall
7 10 (27.03%) V-Model
8 9 (24.32%) Agile Testing
8 9 (24.32%) Automated Testing
8 9 (24.32%) Integration Testing
9 7 (18.92%) Translating Business Requirements
10 2 (5.41%) Coaching
10 2 (5.41%) Defect Management
10 2 (5.41%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (5.41%) Software Testing
10 2 (5.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (62.16%) SQL
2 10 (27.03%) VB
3 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.41%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) Java
5 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) ISEB
1 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.03%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (59.46%) HP
2 11 (29.73%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) IBM
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) SAP