The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 124 107 125
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +18
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 27 21 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.13% 1.08% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.42% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 23 17 38
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Test Automation
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
1858 1475 2386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 78.00% 76.11% 76.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1510 1176 1971
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 October 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
(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 -3 14 £55,000 -26.66% 1
Royston - 2 £45,000 -
Borehamwood -3 1 - -
St Albans - 1 £32,500 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 31 (81.58%) Selenium
2 28 (73.68%) Test Scripting
3 27 (71.05%) Java
4 26 (68.42%) SQL
5 25 (65.79%) BDD
6 24 (63.16%) JBehave
6 24 (63.16%) JUnit
7 21 (55.26%) C#
7 21 (55.26%) Software Testing
8 19 (50.00%) Ruby
8 19 (50.00%) XML
8 19 (50.00%) RESTful
8 19 (50.00%) Cucumber
9 18 (47.37%) Jenkins
9 18 (47.37%) Calabash
9 18 (47.37%) SpecFlow
9 18 (47.37%) Gherkin
9 18 (47.37%) Open Source
9 18 (47.37%) WATIR
9 18 (47.37%) Web Services
9 18 (47.37%) NUnit
10 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (34.21%) TDD
12 12 (31.58%) OO
13 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
13 10 (26.32%) QA
14 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (21.05%) WebDriver
15 8 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
16 7 (18.42%) Scrum

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.26%) JBoss
1 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
1 2 (5.26%) Node.js
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (2.63%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (2.63%) DB2
Development Applications
1 31 (81.58%) Selenium
2 24 (63.16%) JBehave
2 24 (63.16%) JUnit
3 19 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 18 (47.37%) SpecFlow
4 18 (47.37%) Jenkins
4 18 (47.37%) Calabash
4 18 (47.37%) WATIR
4 18 (47.37%) NUnit
5 8 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (21.05%) WebDriver
6 2 (5.26%) Bugzilla
6 2 (5.26%) JIRA
7 1 (2.63%) JMeter
7 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 3 (7.89%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Test Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) Automation Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) Software Test Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) Software Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Senior Test Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Software Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Applications Manager
6 2 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Web Applications Developer
7 1 (2.63%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (50.00%) XML
1 19 (50.00%) RESTful
2 18 (47.37%) Web Services
2 18 (47.37%) Gherkin
3 7 (18.42%) J2EE
4 4 (10.53%) HTML
5 3 (7.89%) .NET
5 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
5 3 (7.89%) XHTML
5 3 (7.89%) Ajax
5 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
5 3 (7.89%) JSON
5 3 (7.89%) Dojo
5 3 (7.89%) GWT
5 3 (7.89%) Ext JS
5 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (7.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (5.26%) Backbone.js
6 2 (5.26%) HTML5
6 2 (5.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (47.37%) Open Source
2 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (15.79%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (7.89%) N-Tier
4 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.26%) iPhone
5 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) UNIX
3 2 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (73.68%) Test Scripting
2 25 (65.79%) BDD
3 21 (55.26%) Software Testing
4 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (34.21%) TDD
6 12 (31.58%) OO
7 7 (18.42%) Scrum
8 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
8 6 (15.79%) Automation Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Product Management
9 3 (7.89%) User Stories
9 3 (7.89%) Manual Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Automated Testing
9 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
9 3 (7.89%) MVC
9 3 (7.89%) Web Development
9 3 (7.89%) Refactoring
10 2 (5.26%) Web Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Test Management
10 2 (5.26%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 27 (71.05%) Java
2 26 (68.42%) SQL
3 21 (55.26%) C#
4 19 (50.00%) Ruby
5 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.89%) C++
7 2 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) ISEB
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (26.32%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
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