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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 141 119 135
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +16
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 1 15 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.050% 0.70% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.064% 0.93% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1 15 18
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
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
1565 1613 1991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 77.59% 75.69% 78.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1222 1226 1667
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 £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 12 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (91.67%) Selenium
2 11 (91.67%) Test Scripting
2 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) JBehave
2 11 (91.67%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (91.67%) Java
2 11 (91.67%) JavaScript
3 10 (83.33%) J2EE
3 10 (83.33%) JUnit
3 10 (83.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (83.33%) BDD
3 10 (83.33%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (83.33%) WebDriver
3 10 (83.33%) TDD
3 10 (83.33%) Software Engineering
3 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) BT
4 1 (8.33%) Thunderhead
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) E-Learning
4 1 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX
4 1 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) DB2
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (8.33%) SaaS
4 1 (8.33%) Relational Database

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (91.67%) Selenium
1 11 (91.67%) JBehave
2 10 (83.33%) JUnit
2 10 (83.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (83.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Test Engineer
1 9 (75.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 9 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
3 1 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) J2EE
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (91.67%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (83.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (8.33%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Test Scripting
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) BDD
2 10 (83.33%) TDD
2 10 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Java
1 11 (91.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) BT
1 1 (8.33%) Thunderhead