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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 123 96 138
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +42
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 17 35 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.73% 1.75% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 2.32% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 14 29 22
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,200 £34,100 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
1847 1506 2161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 79.44% 75.22% 75.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1498 1175 1702
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 7 £55,000 +4.26% 2
Borehamwood +2 2 £57,500 +150.00%
St Albans - 2 £32,500 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (76.19%) Selenium
2 14 (66.67%) SQL
3 12 (57.14%) C#
3 12 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 11 (52.38%) Java
4 11 (52.38%) Software Testing
5 10 (47.62%) Web Services
6 9 (42.86%) XML
6 9 (42.86%) JUnit
6 9 (42.86%) NUnit
6 9 (42.86%) RESTful
6 9 (42.86%) JBehave
6 9 (42.86%) BDD
7 8 (38.10%) Open Source
7 8 (38.10%) WATIR
7 8 (38.10%) SpecFlow
7 8 (38.10%) Gherkin
7 8 (38.10%) Jenkins
7 8 (38.10%) Calabash
7 8 (38.10%) Cucumber
7 8 (38.10%) Ruby
7 8 (38.10%) OO
8 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 6 (28.57%) TDD
10 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (19.05%) Scrum
10 4 (19.05%) MVC
10 4 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (19.05%) .NET
10 4 (19.05%) QA

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (4.76%) Node.js
1 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (76.19%) Selenium
2 9 (42.86%) JUnit
2 9 (42.86%) NUnit
2 9 (42.86%) JBehave
3 8 (38.10%) WATIR
3 8 (38.10%) SpecFlow
3 8 (38.10%) Jenkins
3 8 (38.10%) Calabash
3 8 (38.10%) Cucumber
4 4 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (14.29%) JIRA
6 2 (9.52%) Bugzilla
7 1 (4.76%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (4.76%) Moq
7 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
7 1 (4.76%) JMeter
7 1 (4.76%) Subversion
7 1 (4.76%) Maven
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Applications Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Web Applications Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) Web Services
2 9 (42.86%) XML
2 9 (42.86%) RESTful
3 8 (38.10%) Gherkin
4 4 (19.05%) .NET
5 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 2 (9.52%) JSON
6 2 (9.52%) Ajax
6 2 (9.52%) XHTML
6 2 (9.52%) HTML
6 2 (9.52%) SOAP
6 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (9.52%) Ext JS
6 2 (9.52%) Dojo
6 2 (9.52%) GWT
7 1 (4.76%) jQuery
7 1 (4.76%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Open Source
2 3 (14.29%) N-Tier
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) iPhone
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 11 (52.38%) Software Testing
3 9 (42.86%) BDD
4 8 (38.10%) OO
5 6 (28.57%) TDD
6 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (19.05%) Scrum
6 4 (19.05%) MVC
7 3 (14.29%) Web Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Test Management
7 3 (14.29%) User Stories
7 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 3 (14.29%) Refactoring
8 2 (9.52%) Web Development
8 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
8 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
8 2 (9.52%) V-Model
8 2 (9.52%) Product Management
9 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) SQL
2 12 (57.14%) C#
3 11 (52.38%) Java
4 8 (38.10%) Ruby
5 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (14.29%) C++
6 1 (4.76%) PHP
6 1 (4.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) JBoss
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) Google
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