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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 118 137 126
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 14 18 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.71% 0.73% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.86% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 13
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -22.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,395 £27,500 £34,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £59,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
1653 2101 2013
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 84.29% 85.51% 84.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1418 1813 1650
Median salary £50,000 £49,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.50% +4.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 5 £25,395 -43.56%
Royston -7 3 £42,500 - 1
Stevenage -9 3 £32,500 +18.18%
Broxbourne - 1 £42,500 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 45 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (61.11%) Finance
2 33 (61.11%) SQL
3 27 (50.00%) Selenium
3 27 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 26 (48.15%) QA
4 26 (48.15%) HP
4 26 (48.15%) HP UFT
5 25 (46.30%) Functional Testing
6 22 (40.74%) Test Management
7 19 (35.19%) Test Scripting
7 19 (35.19%) Scrum
7 19 (35.19%) Automation Testing
8 18 (33.33%) BDD
9 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
10 15 (27.78%) Java
10 15 (27.78%) REST
10 15 (27.78%) WebDriver
10 15 (27.78%) API Testing
11 13 (24.07%) Waterfall
11 13 (24.07%) SoapUI
11 13 (24.07%) Banking
11 13 (24.07%) JIRA
11 13 (24.07%) JavaScript
11 13 (24.07%) VB
11 13 (24.07%) SOAP
12 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
12 12 (22.22%) C#
12 12 (22.22%) Regression Testing
12 12 (22.22%) Virtual Team

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 7 (12.96%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.41%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 27 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 27 (50.00%) Selenium
2 26 (48.15%) HP UFT
3 15 (27.78%) WebDriver
4 13 (24.07%) JIRA
4 13 (24.07%) SoapUI
5 5 (9.26%) Subversion
6 4 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (7.41%) WATIR
7 3 (5.56%) NeoLoad
8 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.70%) Jasmine
8 2 (3.70%) JMeter
8 2 (3.70%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (3.70%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.70%) Protractor
8 2 (3.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 33 (61.11%) Finance
2 13 (24.07%) Banking
3 5 (9.26%) Retail
3 5 (9.26%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 24 (44.44%) Analyst
1 24 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 13 (24.07%) Automation Test Analyst
3 12 (22.22%) Developer
4 10 (18.52%) Software Developer
5 9 (16.67%) C# Developer
6 7 (12.96%) Applications Developer
6 7 (12.96%) C# Application Developer
6 7 (12.96%) C# Software Developer
6 7 (12.96%) C# WPF Developer
6 7 (12.96%) WPF Developer
7 6 (11.11%) QA Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Test Engineer
8 5 (9.26%) Development Manager
8 5 (9.26%) QA Test Engineer
9 4 (7.41%) Consultant
9 4 (7.41%) Software Development Manager
9 4 (7.41%) Software Manager
9 4 (7.41%) Software Test Engineer
10 3 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.78%) REST
2 13 (24.07%) SOAP
3 9 (16.67%) .NET
3 9 (16.67%) Ajax
3 9 (16.67%) HTML
3 9 (16.67%) WPF
4 8 (14.81%) XML
5 7 (12.96%) XSL
6 5 (9.26%) Web Services
7 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (7.41%) Gherkin
8 2 (3.70%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
8 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (3.70%) CSS
8 2 (3.70%) Entity Framework
8 2 (3.70%) jQuery
8 2 (3.70%) Node.js
8 2 (3.70%) RESTful
8 2 (3.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.22%) Virtual Team
2 9 (16.67%) Data Integration
3 7 (12.96%) NHS
4 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.85%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.37%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) Unix
3 7 (12.96%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.41%) Linux
5 2 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (46.30%) Functional Testing
3 22 (40.74%) Test Management
4 19 (35.19%) Automation Testing
4 19 (35.19%) Scrum
4 19 (35.19%) Test Scripting
5 18 (33.33%) BDD
6 15 (27.78%) API Testing
7 13 (24.07%) Waterfall
8 12 (22.22%) Regression Testing
9 11 (20.37%) Agile Testing
9 11 (20.37%) Mentoring
9 11 (20.37%) TDD
10 9 (16.67%) Data Modelling
10 9 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
10 9 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
11 7 (12.96%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (12.96%) Pair Programming
11 7 (12.96%) User Stories
11 7 (12.96%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (61.11%) SQL
2 15 (27.78%) Java
3 13 (24.07%) JavaScript
3 13 (24.07%) VB
4 12 (22.22%) C#
5 9 (16.67%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.56%) Ruby
7 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.70%) TypeScript
7 2 (3.70%) XAML
8 1 (1.85%) Erlang
8 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Degree
2 3 (5.56%) ISEB
3 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (48.15%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.70%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 26 (48.15%) HP
2 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 11 (20.37%) IBM
4 9 (16.67%) Oracle
5 3 (5.56%) Telerik
6 2 (3.70%) Rally
6 2 (3.70%) VMware
7 1 (1.85%) Xamarin
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