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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 111 117 130
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 34 11 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.43% 0.58% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 0.78% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 30 10 34
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,750 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £48,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
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
1847 1416 2355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 77.93% 74.80% 77.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1456 1079 1994
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 £61,000 £65,000
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 0 22 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Royston - 4 £45,000 -
Stevenage +9 2 - -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 44 (74.58%) Java
2 42 (71.19%) Selenium
3 41 (69.49%) Test Scripting
4 40 (67.80%) SQL
5 35 (59.32%) BDD
5 35 (59.32%) JBehave
6 34 (57.63%) JUnit
7 31 (52.54%) RESTful
7 31 (52.54%) Web Services
7 31 (52.54%) XML
8 29 (49.15%) Software Testing
9 27 (45.76%) C#
10 25 (42.37%) Ruby
10 25 (42.37%) Cucumber
11 24 (40.68%) SpecFlow
11 24 (40.68%) Jenkins
11 24 (40.68%) Calabash
11 24 (40.68%) WATIR
11 24 (40.68%) NUnit
11 24 (40.68%) Open Source
11 24 (40.68%) Gherkin
12 23 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (35.59%) OO
13 21 (35.59%) JavaScript
14 17 (28.81%) TDD
15 16 (27.12%) QA
16 14 (23.73%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (20.34%) WebDriver
17 12 (20.34%) QuickTest Pro
17 12 (20.34%) Linux

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (11.86%) WebSphere
2 6 (10.17%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.39%) JBoss
3 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.39%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.39%) Big Data
3 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.69%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (1.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 42 (71.19%) Selenium
2 35 (59.32%) JBehave
3 34 (57.63%) JUnit
4 25 (42.37%) Cucumber
5 24 (40.68%) SpecFlow
5 24 (40.68%) Jenkins
5 24 (40.68%) Calabash
5 24 (40.68%) WATIR
5 24 (40.68%) NUnit
6 12 (20.34%) QuickTest Pro
6 12 (20.34%) WebDriver
7 7 (11.86%) Subversion
8 6 (10.17%) Maven
8 6 (10.17%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.39%) JIRA
9 2 (3.39%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.69%) JMeter
General
1 7 (11.86%) Pharmaceutical
1 7 (11.86%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Financial Institution
2 6 (10.17%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (42.37%) Test Engineer
2 16 (27.12%) Software Test Engineer
2 16 (27.12%) Software Engineer
3 13 (22.03%) Automation Engineer
4 12 (20.34%) Developer
5 9 (15.25%) Senior Test Engineer
5 9 (15.25%) Test Automation Engineer
5 9 (15.25%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Developer
6 6 (10.17%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Test Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Software Integration Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) QA Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) Applications Manager
9 2 (3.39%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (3.39%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (52.54%) Web Services
1 31 (52.54%) XML
1 31 (52.54%) RESTful
2 24 (40.68%) Gherkin
3 11 (18.64%) J2EE
4 8 (13.56%) jQuery
5 6 (10.17%) XSD
5 6 (10.17%) DOM
5 6 (10.17%) XSLT
5 6 (10.17%) Java EE
5 6 (10.17%) Spring MVC
5 6 (10.17%) EJB
5 6 (10.17%) JDBC
5 6 (10.17%) JSP
5 6 (10.17%) Servlets
5 6 (10.17%) SOAP
5 6 (10.17%) Struts
5 6 (10.17%) JAXB
5 6 (10.17%) SAX
5 6 (10.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (40.68%) Open Source
2 14 (23.73%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (18.64%) Computer Science
4 10 (16.95%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (10.17%) Client/Server
6 3 (5.08%) N-Tier
7 2 (3.39%) Mathematics
7 2 (3.39%) iPhone
7 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.34%) UNIX
1 12 (20.34%) Linux
2 6 (10.17%) AIX
2 6 (10.17%) HPUX
2 6 (10.17%) Solaris
3 5 (8.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (69.49%) Test Scripting
2 35 (59.32%) BDD
3 29 (49.15%) Software Testing
4 23 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (35.59%) OO
6 17 (28.81%) TDD
7 11 (18.64%) Automation Testing
8 10 (16.95%) Scrum
8 10 (16.95%) Software Engineering
9 9 (15.25%) MVC
10 6 (10.17%) Multithreading
11 5 (8.47%) Manual Testing
11 5 (8.47%) Automated Testing
12 4 (6.78%) Analytics
13 3 (5.08%) User Stories
13 3 (5.08%) Product Management
13 3 (5.08%) Web Development
13 3 (5.08%) Refactoring
13 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce
14 2 (3.39%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (74.58%) Java
2 40 (67.80%) SQL
3 27 (45.76%) C#
4 25 (42.37%) Ruby
5 21 (35.59%) JavaScript
6 9 (15.25%) C++
7 6 (10.17%) XPath
7 6 (10.17%) C
8 2 (3.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) Degree
2 6 (10.17%) Sun Certification
3 4 (6.78%) ISEB
4 3 (5.08%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (27.12%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (10.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) VMware
2 1 (1.69%) Thunderhead
Watford, Hertfordshire
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