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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 105 135 156
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 29 26 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.41% 1.07% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.30% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 28 12 2
Median salary £45,000 £38,750 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.12% -32.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £27,500 £55,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £69,500 £59,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +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
1744 2007 2137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 84.82% 82.93% 81.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1450 1630 1762
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Hertfordshire region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 29 June 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +21 11 £47,500 - 1
Rickmansworth +22 8 £51,250 -13.13%
Stevenage -11 1 - -
Broxbourne - 1 £42,500 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 47 (63.51%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (60.81%) SQL
3 40 (54.05%) Finance
4 36 (48.65%) HP UFT
5 32 (43.24%) Selenium
6 31 (41.89%) HP
7 30 (40.54%) QA
7 30 (40.54%) Functional Testing
8 29 (39.19%) Cucumber
9 27 (36.49%) Test Management
10 23 (31.08%) Microsoft
11 21 (28.38%) Test Scripting
11 21 (28.38%) Automation Testing
12 20 (27.03%) Scrum
13 19 (25.68%) SQL Server
14 18 (24.32%) C#
14 18 (24.32%) Java
14 18 (24.32%) JavaScript
14 18 (24.32%) Regression Testing
14 18 (24.32%) BDD
15 17 (22.97%) IBM
16 16 (21.62%) Windows
16 16 (21.62%) TDD
16 16 (21.62%) JIRA
16 16 (21.62%) Mentoring
16 16 (21.62%) Virtual Team
17 15 (20.27%) NHS
18 14 (18.92%) HTML
18 14 (18.92%) API Testing
18 14 (18.92%) REST

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (14.86%) IIS
2 1 (1.35%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (9.46%) MS Excel
1 7 (9.46%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.68%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.22%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.41%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 36 (48.65%) HP UFT
2 32 (43.24%) Selenium
3 29 (39.19%) Cucumber
4 16 (21.62%) JIRA
5 14 (18.92%) WebDriver
6 12 (16.22%) SoapUI
7 7 (9.46%) LoadRunner
8 5 (6.76%) NeoLoad
9 3 (4.05%) Git (software)
9 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
10 2 (2.70%) Jasmine
10 2 (2.70%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (2.70%) Protractor
10 2 (2.70%) QADirector
10 2 (2.70%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.70%) TestDirector
10 2 (2.70%) WATIR
11 1 (1.35%) JMeter
11 1 (1.35%) TestNG
General
1 40 (54.05%) Finance
2 12 (16.22%) Banking
3 6 (8.11%) Retail
4 5 (6.76%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Electronics
5 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.35%) Automotive
6 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (35.14%) Analyst
1 26 (35.14%) Test Analyst
2 16 (21.62%) Developer
3 14 (18.92%) Software Developer
4 13 (17.57%) C# Developer
5 12 (16.22%) Automation Test Analyst
6 11 (14.86%) Applications Developer
6 11 (14.86%) C# Application Developer
6 11 (14.86%) C# Software Developer
7 10 (13.51%) Consultant
8 9 (12.16%) C# WPF Developer
8 9 (12.16%) WPF Developer
9 6 (8.11%) Development Manager
10 5 (6.76%) Coordinator
10 5 (6.76%) Graduate
10 5 (6.76%) IT Consultant
10 5 (6.76%) IT Graduate
10 5 (6.76%) Test Consultant
10 5 (6.76%) Test Coordinator
10 5 (6.76%) Training Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.92%) HTML
1 14 (18.92%) REST
2 13 (17.57%) .NET
2 13 (17.57%) Ajax
3 12 (16.22%) SOAP
3 12 (16.22%) XML
4 11 (14.86%) WPF
4 11 (14.86%) XSL
5 6 (8.11%) Web Services
6 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET
6 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (5.41%) Gherkin
7 3 (4.05%) CSS
7 3 (4.05%) WCF
8 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (2.70%) Entity Framework
8 2 (2.70%) jQuery
8 2 (2.70%) Node.js
8 2 (2.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.62%) Virtual Team
2 15 (20.27%) NHS
3 13 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (13.51%) Data Integration
5 7 (9.46%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.05%) Statistics
7 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.35%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.62%) Windows
2 12 (16.22%) Unix
3 11 (14.86%) Windows Server
4 10 (13.51%) Linux
5 5 (6.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (63.51%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (40.54%) Functional Testing
3 27 (36.49%) Test Management
4 21 (28.38%) Automation Testing
4 21 (28.38%) Test Scripting
5 20 (27.03%) Scrum
6 18 (24.32%) BDD
6 18 (24.32%) Regression Testing
7 16 (21.62%) Mentoring
7 16 (21.62%) TDD
8 14 (18.92%) API Testing
9 12 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (16.22%) Data Modelling
9 12 (16.22%) Waterfall
9 12 (16.22%) Web Development
10 11 (14.86%) Pair Programming
10 11 (14.86%) User Stories
11 10 (13.51%) Agile Testing
12 9 (12.16%) Software Testing
12 9 (12.16%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (60.81%) SQL
2 18 (24.32%) C#
2 18 (24.32%) Java
2 18 (24.32%) JavaScript
3 12 (16.22%) PL/SQL
3 12 (16.22%) VB
4 2 (2.70%) Python
4 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.70%) TypeScript
4 2 (2.70%) XAML
5 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.35%) Erlang
5 1 (1.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) Degree
2 5 (6.76%) ISEB
2 5 (6.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.35%) PhD
3 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (40.54%) QA
2 2 (2.70%) ISO 8583
2 2 (2.70%) ISO20022
Systems Management
1 10 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (6.76%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 31 (41.89%) HP
2 23 (31.08%) Microsoft
3 17 (22.97%) IBM
4 12 (16.22%) Oracle
5 5 (6.76%) Telerik
6 2 (2.70%) SAP
7 1 (1.35%) Arqiva
7 1 (1.35%) Xamarin
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