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

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 100 116 123
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 46 27 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.09% 1.35% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 1.65% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 40 23 8
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £42,500 £42,200
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £61,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1816 1638 1591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 82.51% 81.78% 78.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1528 1269 1180
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 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 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 14 February 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 +4 10 £36,000 -20.00% 2
Rickmansworth - 10 £32,500 -
Borehamwood - 6 £40,000 -
Royston +5 3 £42,500 -5.55%
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £34,250 -
St Albans - 2 £105,000 - 1
Stevenage -4 1 £40,000 - 1
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 40 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (51.56%) SQL
3 29 (45.31%) Selenium
4 28 (43.75%) TDD
5 27 (42.19%) Finance
6 25 (39.06%) Java
7 21 (32.81%) Scrum
7 21 (32.81%) QA
8 20 (31.25%) C#
8 20 (31.25%) HTML
8 20 (31.25%) SQL Server
8 20 (31.25%) HP UFT
9 19 (29.69%) Performance Testing
9 19 (29.69%) Test Strategy
10 18 (28.13%) Functional Testing
10 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
10 18 (28.13%) Regression Testing
10 18 (28.13%) XML
11 16 (25.00%) ISEB
11 16 (25.00%) Automated Testing
11 16 (25.00%) Cucumber
12 15 (23.44%) BDD
12 15 (23.44%) ISTQB
13 14 (21.88%) Degree
13 14 (21.88%) Computer Science
13 14 (21.88%) JMeter
13 14 (21.88%) Unix
13 14 (21.88%) Windows
13 14 (21.88%) JavaScript
13 14 (21.88%) Analytical Skills

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 11 (17.19%) IIS
2 1 (1.56%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) HTTP
2 2 (3.13%) Wireless
3 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.81%) MySQL
3 5 (7.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (45.31%) Selenium
2 20 (31.25%) HP UFT
3 16 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 14 (21.88%) JMeter
5 12 (18.75%) JIRA
6 10 (15.63%) LoadRunner
6 10 (15.63%) Subversion
7 9 (14.06%) Git (software)
8 6 (9.38%) Eclipse
8 6 (9.38%) Jenkins
9 5 (7.81%) Appium
9 5 (7.81%) WebDriver
10 3 (4.69%) NeoLoad
10 3 (4.69%) QADirector
10 3 (4.69%) TestDirector
11 1 (1.56%) Calabash
11 1 (1.56%) Capybara
11 1 (1.56%) JBehave
11 1 (1.56%) RSpec
11 1 (1.56%) WATIR
General
1 27 (42.19%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Automotive
3 2 (3.13%) Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Publishing
4 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (21.88%) Automation Engineer
2 13 (20.31%) Analyst
2 13 (20.31%) Developer
2 13 (20.31%) Test Analyst
3 12 (18.75%) Software Developer
3 12 (18.75%) Test Engineer
4 11 (17.19%) C# Developer
4 11 (17.19%) C# Software Developer
4 11 (17.19%) Test Leader
5 10 (15.63%) Test Automation Engineer
6 9 (14.06%) .NET Developer
6 9 (14.06%) .NET Software Developer
6 9 (14.06%) ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (14.06%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (14.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (12.50%) Automation Test Lead
8 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 7 (10.94%) Tester
9 6 (9.38%) QA Engineer
9 6 (9.38%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (31.25%) HTML
2 18 (28.13%) XML
3 12 (18.75%) Web Services
4 11 (17.19%) .NET
4 11 (17.19%) Ajax
4 11 (17.19%) XSL
5 10 (15.63%) ASP.NET
6 8 (12.50%) JSON
6 8 (12.50%) SOAP
7 6 (9.38%) Gherkin
7 6 (9.38%) REST
8 2 (3.13%) CSS
9 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.56%) Behat
9 1 (1.56%) Classic ASP
9 1 (1.56%) Ember.js
9 1 (1.56%) HTML5
9 1 (1.56%) Visualforce
9 1 (1.56%) WCF
9 1 (1.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (21.88%) Computer Science
2 7 (10.94%) NHS
3 3 (4.69%) Data Integration
3 3 (4.69%) Statistics
4 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.88%) Unix
1 14 (21.88%) Windows
2 11 (17.19%) Windows Server
3 10 (15.63%) Linux
4 2 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (43.75%) TDD
3 21 (32.81%) Scrum
4 19 (29.69%) Performance Testing
4 19 (29.69%) Test Strategy
5 18 (28.13%) Functional Testing
5 18 (28.13%) Regression Testing
6 16 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 15 (23.44%) BDD
8 12 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (18.75%) Manual Testing
8 12 (18.75%) User Stories
8 12 (18.75%) Web Development
9 11 (17.19%) Pair Programming
9 11 (17.19%) Test Management
9 11 (17.19%) Test Scripting
10 10 (15.63%) Automation Testing
11 9 (14.06%) MVC
11 9 (14.06%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (14.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 33 (51.56%) SQL
2 25 (39.06%) Java
3 20 (31.25%) C#
4 14 (21.88%) JavaScript
5 11 (17.19%) Ruby
6 8 (12.50%) PL/SQL
7 7 (10.94%) Shell Script
8 4 (6.25%) Python
9 2 (3.13%) Perl
10 1 (1.56%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (25.00%) ISEB
2 15 (23.44%) ISTQB
3 14 (21.88%) Degree
4 1 (1.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (32.81%) QA
2 3 (4.69%) ISO 8583
2 3 (4.69%) ISO20022
3 2 (3.13%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.13%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.31%) HP
3 8 (12.50%) IBM
3 8 (12.50%) Oracle
4 3 (4.69%) Telerik
5 2 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (1.56%) Rally
6 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.56%) VMware
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Quant Capital
Salary: From £30,000 to £43,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Watford
Quant Capital
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Attractive + full benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
StarBase
Posted: 12 days ago
Hertfordshire
StarBase
Posted: 12 days ago