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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 100 155 146
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 47 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.08% 0.44% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 0.57% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 36 3 7
Average salary £42,500 £65,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.61% +44.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £41,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £69,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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
1918 1768 1995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 84.79% 77.10% 79.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1540 1406 1594
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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 +20 14 £46,250 - 2
Rickmansworth - 13 £42,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £27,500 -
St Albans - 1 £105,000 -
Stevenage - 1 £40,000 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 59 (65.56%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (56.67%) Finance
3 47 (52.22%) SQL
4 38 (42.22%) Selenium
5 36 (40.00%) QA
6 35 (38.89%) HP UFT
7 33 (36.67%) Java
8 32 (35.56%) Functional Testing
9 30 (33.33%) HP
10 27 (30.00%) C#
10 27 (30.00%) TDD
10 27 (30.00%) Cucumber
11 26 (28.89%) Test Management
11 26 (28.89%) Scrum
12 25 (27.78%) Regression Testing
13 24 (26.67%) Microsoft
13 24 (26.67%) SQL Server
14 21 (23.33%) Test Scripting
15 20 (22.22%) Windows
16 19 (21.11%) IBM
17 18 (20.00%) JavaScript
17 18 (20.00%) JIRA
17 18 (20.00%) BDD
17 18 (20.00%) Automation Testing
17 18 (20.00%) Mentoring
18 17 (18.89%) HTML
18 17 (18.89%) .NET
18 17 (18.89%) XML
19 16 (17.78%) Unix
19 16 (17.78%) PL/SQL

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (1.11%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 6 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) Wireless
2 1 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 16 (17.78%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.56%) MySQL
3 5 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.11%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 38 (42.22%) Selenium
2 35 (38.89%) HP UFT
3 27 (30.00%) Cucumber
4 18 (20.00%) JIRA
5 12 (13.33%) WebDriver
6 7 (7.78%) JMeter
6 7 (7.78%) LoadRunner
6 7 (7.78%) SoapUI
7 5 (5.56%) Appium
7 5 (5.56%) Jenkins
8 3 (3.33%) NeoLoad
8 3 (3.33%) QADirector
8 3 (3.33%) TestDirector
9 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.22%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.22%) Subversion
10 1 (1.11%) JBehave
10 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.11%) TestNG
General
1 51 (56.67%) Finance
2 12 (13.33%) Banking
3 7 (7.78%) Retail
4 6 (6.67%) Retail Banking
5 4 (4.44%) Automotive
6 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (28.89%) Analyst
1 26 (28.89%) Test Analyst
2 20 (22.22%) Developer
3 19 (21.11%) Software Developer
4 15 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 15 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
5 11 (12.22%) Test Leader
6 10 (11.11%) Consultant
6 10 (11.11%) Test Engineer
7 9 (10.00%) Applications Developer
7 9 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 9 (10.00%) C# Application Developer
7 9 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
8 8 (8.89%) .NET Developer
8 8 (8.89%) .NET Software Developer
8 8 (8.89%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (8.89%) Automation Test Lead
8 8 (8.89%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (8.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (7.78%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.89%) .NET
1 17 (18.89%) HTML
1 17 (18.89%) XML
2 15 (16.67%) Ajax
2 15 (16.67%) REST
2 15 (16.67%) SOAP
2 15 (16.67%) XSL
3 11 (12.22%) Web Services
4 10 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 8 (8.89%) Gherkin
6 7 (7.78%) WPF
7 2 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.22%) CSS
7 2 (2.22%) JSON
8 1 (1.11%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.11%) Behat
8 1 (1.11%) Classic ASP
8 1 (1.11%) Ember.js
8 1 (1.11%) Visualforce
8 1 (1.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (14.44%) NHS
3 11 (12.22%) Computer Science
3 11 (12.22%) Data Integration
4 3 (3.33%) Statistics
5 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.22%) Windows
2 16 (17.78%) Unix
3 15 (16.67%) Linux
3 15 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (65.56%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (35.56%) Functional Testing
3 27 (30.00%) TDD
4 26 (28.89%) Scrum
4 26 (28.89%) Test Management
5 25 (27.78%) Regression Testing
6 21 (23.33%) Test Scripting
7 18 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 18 (20.00%) BDD
7 18 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 16 (17.78%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (17.78%) Data Modelling
8 16 (17.78%) User Stories
8 16 (17.78%) Web Development
9 15 (16.67%) Pair Programming
10 13 (14.44%) Performance Testing
10 13 (14.44%) Software Testing
10 13 (14.44%) Test Strategy
11 12 (13.33%) Manual Testing
12 10 (11.11%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (52.22%) SQL
2 33 (36.67%) Java
3 27 (30.00%) C#
4 18 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 16 (17.78%) PL/SQL
6 7 (7.78%) Shell Script
6 7 (7.78%) VB
7 5 (5.56%) Python
8 3 (3.33%) Ruby
9 2 (2.22%) Perl
10 1 (1.11%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.11%) Erlang
10 1 (1.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (12.22%) Degree
2 10 (11.11%) ISEB
2 10 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (40.00%) QA
2 3 (3.33%) ISO 8583
2 3 (3.33%) ISO20022
3 2 (2.22%) SDET
Systems Management
1 10 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.56%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 30 (33.33%) HP
2 24 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 19 (21.11%) IBM
4 16 (17.78%) Oracle
5 3 (3.33%) Telerik
6 2 (2.22%) SAP
7 1 (1.11%) Arqiva
7 1 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.11%) Xamarin
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