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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 142 133 117
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10 11 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.44% 0.44% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.59% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 22
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £46,000 £79,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,375 £40,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
+3.43% +5.96%
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
1677 1858 2064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.78% 74.98% 79.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1337 1459 1709
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 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 27 April 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 27 April 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
(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 +7 4 £45,000 -
Borehamwood - 3 - -
Royston - 1 £35,000 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 28 (68.29%) Java
2 24 (58.54%) SQL
2 24 (58.54%) Web Services
3 23 (56.10%) XML
4 22 (53.66%) RESTful
5 20 (48.78%) JavaScript
6 19 (46.34%) Test Scripting
7 18 (43.90%) Selenium
8 17 (41.46%) Subversion
9 16 (39.02%) UNIX
9 16 (39.02%) OO
10 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (36.59%) Software Testing
10 15 (36.59%) JBehave
10 15 (36.59%) BDD
11 14 (34.15%) WebSphere
11 14 (34.15%) JUnit
12 13 (31.71%) Linux
12 13 (31.71%) Cucumber
13 12 (29.27%) Computer Science
13 12 (29.27%) QA
13 12 (29.27%) Ruby
13 12 (29.27%) Gherkin
14 11 (26.83%) C
14 11 (26.83%) C++
15 10 (24.39%) XSD
15 10 (24.39%) DOM
15 10 (24.39%) XSLT
15 10 (24.39%) EJB
15 10 (24.39%) JDBC

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 14 (34.15%) WebSphere
2 10 (24.39%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.44%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) IPv4
2 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) DB2
1 3 (7.32%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (43.90%) Selenium
2 17 (41.46%) Subversion
3 15 (36.59%) JBehave
4 14 (34.15%) JUnit
5 13 (31.71%) Cucumber
6 10 (24.39%) SoapUI
6 10 (24.39%) Maven
6 10 (24.39%) Jenkins
7 9 (21.95%) Calabash
7 9 (21.95%) NUnit
7 9 (21.95%) WATIR
7 9 (21.95%) SpecFlow
8 8 (19.51%) WebDriver
9 5 (12.20%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (4.88%) Bugzilla
10 2 (4.88%) JIRA
11 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
11 1 (2.44%) TestNG
11 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
11 1 (2.44%) Jasmine
General
1 10 (24.39%) Financial Institution
1 10 (24.39%) Finance
1 10 (24.39%) Banking
2 4 (9.76%) Retail
2 4 (9.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Test Engineer
2 12 (29.27%) Software Engineer
3 11 (26.83%) Software Test Engineer
4 10 (24.39%) Developer
4 10 (24.39%) Senior Developer
4 10 (24.39%) Java Developer
4 10 (24.39%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (14.63%) Test Manager
6 5 (12.20%) Programme Manager
6 5 (12.20%) Programme Test Manager
7 4 (9.76%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) Test Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) QA Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) Tester
8 3 (7.32%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (7.32%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (58.54%) Web Services
2 23 (56.10%) XML
3 22 (53.66%) RESTful
4 12 (29.27%) Gherkin
5 10 (24.39%) Spring MVC
5 10 (24.39%) jQuery
5 10 (24.39%) XSD
5 10 (24.39%) DOM
5 10 (24.39%) XSLT
5 10 (24.39%) EJB
5 10 (24.39%) JDBC
5 10 (24.39%) JSP
5 10 (24.39%) Servlets
5 10 (24.39%) SOAP
5 10 (24.39%) Struts
5 10 (24.39%) JAXB
5 10 (24.39%) SAX
5 10 (24.39%) WebSphere MQ
5 10 (24.39%) Hibernate
5 10 (24.39%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) Computer Science
2 10 (24.39%) Client/Server
3 9 (21.95%) Open Source
4 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (7.32%) NHS
7 2 (4.88%) Mathematics
8 1 (2.44%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (39.02%) UNIX
2 13 (31.71%) Linux
3 10 (24.39%) AIX
3 10 (24.39%) HPUX
3 10 (24.39%) Solaris
4 4 (9.76%) Windows
5 1 (2.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) Test Scripting
2 16 (39.02%) OO
3 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (36.59%) Software Testing
3 15 (36.59%) BDD
4 10 (24.39%) Multithreading
4 10 (24.39%) MVC
5 8 (19.51%) Automated Testing
6 7 (17.07%) TDD
7 6 (14.63%) Scrum
7 6 (14.63%) Functional Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Automation Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Manual Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (12.20%) ERP
8 5 (12.20%) Software Engineering
9 4 (9.76%) Document Management
9 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (68.29%) Java
2 24 (58.54%) SQL
3 20 (48.78%) JavaScript
4 12 (29.27%) Ruby
5 11 (26.83%) C
5 11 (26.83%) C++
6 10 (24.39%) XPath
7 9 (21.95%) C#
8 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.44%) Python
8 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) Degree
1 10 (24.39%) Sun Certification
2 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (29.27%) QA
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (24.39%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) VMware
2 1 (2.44%) hybris
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) Thunderhead
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
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