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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 128 121 137
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 20 15 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.97% 0.71% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.94% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 16 11 19
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £35,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £47,500 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
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
1605 1604 2110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 77.72% 75.70% 78.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1252 1210 1775
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015. 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
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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 +8 13 £45,000 +5.88%
Stevenage +29 2 - -
Letchworth - 1 £62,500 -
Royston - 1 £45,000 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 43 (81.13%) Java
2 36 (67.92%) SQL
3 34 (64.15%) Test Scripting
4 33 (62.26%) Selenium
4 33 (62.26%) Web Services
5 32 (60.38%) XML
6 31 (58.49%) RESTful
7 30 (56.60%) JBehave
7 30 (56.60%) BDD
8 29 (54.72%) JUnit
9 25 (47.17%) JavaScript
10 23 (43.40%) Software Testing
11 22 (41.51%) Ruby
11 22 (41.51%) Cucumber
12 21 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (37.74%) OO
13 20 (37.74%) Gherkin
13 20 (37.74%) Jenkins
14 19 (35.85%) SpecFlow
14 19 (35.85%) Calabash
14 19 (35.85%) Open Source
14 19 (35.85%) C#
14 19 (35.85%) NUnit
14 19 (35.85%) WATIR
15 17 (32.08%) UNIX
16 16 (30.19%) Linux
16 16 (30.19%) QA
17 15 (28.30%) Subversion
18 13 (24.53%) WebSphere
18 13 (24.53%) Computer Science

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 13 (24.53%) WebSphere
2 10 (18.87%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.89%) JBoss
3 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.89%) Drupal
3 1 (1.89%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) SaaS
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) IPv4
2 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) DB2
1 2 (3.77%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (1.89%) Big Data
2 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (62.26%) Selenium
2 30 (56.60%) JBehave
3 29 (54.72%) JUnit
4 22 (41.51%) Cucumber
5 20 (37.74%) Jenkins
6 19 (35.85%) Calabash
6 19 (35.85%) SpecFlow
6 19 (35.85%) WATIR
6 19 (35.85%) NUnit
7 15 (28.30%) Subversion
8 13 (24.53%) WebDriver
9 10 (18.87%) SoapUI
9 10 (18.87%) Maven
9 10 (18.87%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (3.77%) Bugzilla
10 2 (3.77%) JIRA
11 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.89%) Gerrit
11 1 (1.89%) GCC
11 1 (1.89%) TestNG
General
1 11 (20.75%) Finance
2 10 (18.87%) Financial Institution
2 10 (18.87%) Banking
3 7 (13.21%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (5.66%) Retail
5 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (49.06%) Test Engineer
2 18 (33.96%) Software Engineer
3 17 (32.08%) Software Test Engineer
4 11 (20.75%) Developer
4 11 (20.75%) Automation Engineer
5 10 (18.87%) Senior Developer
5 10 (18.87%) Java Developer
5 10 (18.87%) Senior Java Developer
6 9 (16.98%) Senior Test Engineer
6 9 (16.98%) Test Automation Engineer
6 9 (16.98%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Software Integration Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) QA Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Test Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Automation Tester
9 2 (3.77%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (62.26%) Web Services
2 32 (60.38%) XML
3 31 (58.49%) RESTful
4 20 (37.74%) Gherkin
5 11 (20.75%) jQuery
5 11 (20.75%) J2EE
6 10 (18.87%) EJB
6 10 (18.87%) JDBC
6 10 (18.87%) JSP
6 10 (18.87%) Servlets
6 10 (18.87%) SOAP
6 10 (18.87%) Struts
6 10 (18.87%) XSD
6 10 (18.87%) DOM
6 10 (18.87%) XSLT
6 10 (18.87%) JAXB
6 10 (18.87%) SAX
6 10 (18.87%) WebSphere MQ
6 10 (18.87%) Hibernate
6 10 (18.87%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.85%) Open Source
2 13 (24.53%) Computer Science
2 13 (24.53%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (18.87%) Client/Server
4 9 (16.98%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.77%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.89%) PMI
6 1 (1.89%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.08%) UNIX
2 16 (30.19%) Linux
3 10 (18.87%) AIX
3 10 (18.87%) HPUX
3 10 (18.87%) Solaris
4 6 (11.32%) Windows
5 1 (1.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (64.15%) Test Scripting
2 30 (56.60%) BDD
3 23 (43.40%) Software Testing
4 21 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (37.74%) OO
6 12 (22.64%) TDD
7 10 (18.87%) MVC
7 10 (18.87%) Automation Testing
7 10 (18.87%) Software Engineering
7 10 (18.87%) Multithreading
8 8 (15.09%) Automated Testing
8 8 (15.09%) Scrum
9 7 (13.21%) Manual Testing
10 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (5.66%) System Testing
11 3 (5.66%) Analytics
11 3 (5.66%) Document Management
12 2 (3.77%) Regression Testing
12 2 (3.77%) Load Testing
12 2 (3.77%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (81.13%) Java
2 36 (67.92%) SQL
3 25 (47.17%) JavaScript
4 22 (41.51%) Ruby
5 19 (35.85%) C#
6 11 (20.75%) C++
6 11 (20.75%) C
7 10 (18.87%) XPath
8 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.89%) Python
8 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) Degree
2 10 (18.87%) Sun Certification
3 3 (5.66%) ISEB
4 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (30.19%) QA
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (18.87%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) VMware
2 1 (1.89%) hybris
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.89%) Thunderhead