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 1 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 133 147 116
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -31
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 17 4 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.75% 0.16% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.20% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 21
Average salary £59,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £37,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
1725 1965 1953
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.26% 78.04% 80.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1369 1575 1540
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,050 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,184 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.96% +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 1 June 2015.

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 1 June 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 7 - -
Borehamwood - 3 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 £59,000 -
Royston - 1 £35,000 -
St Albans - 1 £32,500 -
Stevenage - 1 £27,500 - 1
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, 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 21 (58.33%) Java
2 20 (55.56%) SQL
3 19 (52.78%) XML
4 18 (50.00%) Subversion
4 18 (50.00%) RESTful
5 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
6 16 (44.44%) UNIX
6 16 (44.44%) Test Scripting
6 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (41.67%) WebSphere
7 15 (41.67%) QA
7 15 (41.67%) Selenium
8 14 (38.89%) Web Services
8 14 (38.89%) Cucumber
9 13 (36.11%) Automated Testing
9 13 (36.11%) Software Testing
10 12 (33.33%) BDD
10 12 (33.33%) Gherkin
11 10 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (27.78%) WebDriver
11 10 (27.78%) System Testing
12 9 (25.00%) Computer Science
12 9 (25.00%) Retail
12 9 (25.00%) TDD
12 9 (25.00%) Document Management
12 9 (25.00%) OO
12 9 (25.00%) Flash
12 9 (25.00%) J2EE
12 9 (25.00%) HTML

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, 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 15 (41.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.78%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) IPv4
2 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) DB2
1 8 (22.22%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.78%) MySQL
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (50.00%) Subversion
2 15 (41.67%) Selenium
3 14 (38.89%) Cucumber
4 10 (27.78%) WebDriver
5 6 (16.67%) JUnit
5 6 (16.67%) Maven
5 6 (16.67%) JBehave
5 6 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
7 4 (11.11%) JIRA
7 4 (11.11%) NUnit
7 4 (11.11%) WATIR
7 4 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (11.11%) Calabash
7 4 (11.11%) SpecFlow
8 2 (5.56%) Bugzilla
9 1 (2.78%) Zephyr
9 1 (2.78%) Jasmine
9 1 (2.78%) Gerrit
9 1 (2.78%) GCC
General
1 9 (25.00%) Retail
2 7 (19.44%) Finance
3 6 (16.67%) Financial Institution
3 6 (16.67%) Banking
4 4 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 9 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Tester
2 8 (22.22%) Software Test Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Selenium Tester
2 8 (22.22%) Automation Tester
3 7 (19.44%) Test Manager
4 6 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Programme Manager
4 6 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
4 6 (16.67%) Programme Test Manager
5 5 (13.89%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) QA Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (52.78%) XML
2 18 (50.00%) RESTful
3 14 (38.89%) Web Services
4 12 (33.33%) Gherkin
5 9 (25.00%) Flash
5 9 (25.00%) J2EE
5 9 (25.00%) HTML
6 6 (16.67%) Hibernate
6 6 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (16.67%) JAXB
6 6 (16.67%) SAX
6 6 (16.67%) EJB
6 6 (16.67%) JDBC
6 6 (16.67%) JSP
6 6 (16.67%) Servlets
6 6 (16.67%) SOAP
6 6 (16.67%) Struts
6 6 (16.67%) XSD
6 6 (16.67%) DOM
6 6 (16.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (16.67%) Client/Server
4 3 (8.33%) NHS
4 3 (8.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.78%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) UNIX
2 8 (22.22%) Linux
3 6 (16.67%) AIX
3 6 (16.67%) HPUX
3 6 (16.67%) Solaris
4 2 (5.56%) Windows
5 1 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Test Scripting
1 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) Automated Testing
2 13 (36.11%) Software Testing
3 12 (33.33%) BDD
4 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (27.78%) System Testing
5 9 (25.00%) TDD
5 9 (25.00%) Document Management
5 9 (25.00%) OO
6 8 (22.22%) Coaching
7 7 (19.44%) Functional Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (16.67%) MVC
8 6 (16.67%) ERP
8 6 (16.67%) Multithreading
9 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
10 4 (11.11%) Test Management
10 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (58.33%) Java
2 20 (55.56%) SQL
3 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
4 7 (19.44%) Ruby
4 7 (19.44%) C++
4 7 (19.44%) C
5 6 (16.67%) XPath
6 4 (11.11%) C#
7 1 (2.78%) Python
7 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Degree
2 6 (16.67%) Sun Certification
3 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) ISEB
4 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (41.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (16.67%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) VMware
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) IBM
3 1 (2.78%) hybris
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Tessella Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago