The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hertfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 138 108 132
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +24
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10 29 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.40% 1.37% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 1.77% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 10 24 18
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,600 £27,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £46,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1961 1634 1960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 79.07% 77.11% 73.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1610 1237 1571
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £64,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Automation
East of England

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 July 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 July 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 -17 5 £55,000 +80.32% 2
Borehamwood +1 1 £57,500 +152.74%
St Albans - 1 £32,500 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 18 (85.71%) Selenium
2 16 (76.19%) SQL
3 15 (71.43%) C#
4 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
5 12 (57.14%) Web Services
6 11 (52.38%) NUnit
6 11 (52.38%) Test Scripting
7 10 (47.62%) .NET
8 9 (42.86%) Software Testing
9 7 (33.33%) SOAP
9 7 (33.33%) Java
10 6 (28.57%) XML
10 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
10 6 (28.57%) WCF
10 6 (28.57%) QA
10 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (28.57%) RESTful
10 6 (28.57%) Rhino Mocks
11 5 (23.81%) Moq
11 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
11 5 (23.81%) BDD
11 5 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (23.81%) SpecFlow
11 5 (23.81%) Gherkin
11 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
11 5 (23.81%) Calabash
11 5 (23.81%) JBehave
11 5 (23.81%) Open Source

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (85.71%) Selenium
2 11 (52.38%) NUnit
3 6 (28.57%) Rhino Mocks
4 5 (23.81%) Moq
4 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
4 5 (23.81%) SpecFlow
4 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
4 5 (23.81%) Calabash
4 5 (23.81%) JBehave
4 5 (23.81%) WATIR
4 5 (23.81%) JUnit
5 4 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (14.29%) JIRA
7 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
7 1 (4.76%) Subversion
7 1 (4.76%) Maven
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Developer
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
1 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Test Specialist
2 4 (19.05%) Test Automation Specialist
2 4 (19.05%) Automation Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) Web Services
2 10 (47.62%) .NET
3 7 (33.33%) SOAP
4 6 (28.57%) XML
4 6 (28.57%) WCF
4 6 (28.57%) RESTful
5 5 (23.81%) Gherkin
5 5 (23.81%) WF
6 3 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (4.76%) Ext JS
8 1 (4.76%) Dojo
8 1 (4.76%) Spring MVC
8 1 (4.76%) GWT
8 1 (4.76%) Java EE
8 1 (4.76%) JSON
8 1 (4.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Open Source
2 3 (14.29%) N-Tier
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Test Scripting
2 9 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 5 (23.81%) BDD
4 5 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (23.81%) Workflow
4 5 (23.81%) OO
5 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
5 4 (19.05%) MVC
5 4 (19.05%) TDD
5 4 (19.05%) Web Testing
6 3 (14.29%) User Stories
6 3 (14.29%) Test Management
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) Refactoring
6 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) SQL
2 15 (71.43%) C#
3 7 (33.33%) Java
4 5 (23.81%) Ruby
5 3 (14.29%) C++
6 1 (4.76%) XPath
6 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Google
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
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