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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 121 136 146
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 18 23 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.90% 0.94% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.10% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 17 12 10
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 £40,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,600 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%
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
1680 2084 2089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 83.58% 85.06% 83.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1396 1734 1730
Median salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +16 6 £37,697 -16.22%
Stevenage -8 3 £32,500 +18.18%
Rickmansworth +16 2 £42,500 -27.96%
Royston -2 1 £42,500 -
Broxbourne - 1 £42,500 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 47 (68.12%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (59.42%) SQL
3 38 (55.07%) Finance
4 33 (47.83%) HP UFT
5 30 (43.48%) HP
5 30 (43.48%) QA
6 29 (42.03%) Selenium
7 27 (39.13%) Cucumber
7 27 (39.13%) Functional Testing
8 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 23 (33.33%) Test Management
8 23 (33.33%) Test Scripting
9 22 (31.88%) Automation Testing
10 18 (26.09%) BDD
10 18 (26.09%) Windows
10 18 (26.09%) SQL Server
11 17 (24.64%) JavaScript
11 17 (24.64%) Scrum
12 16 (23.19%) C#
12 16 (23.19%) Virtual Team
13 15 (21.74%) API Testing
13 15 (21.74%) REST
13 15 (21.74%) WebDriver
13 15 (21.74%) Java
13 15 (21.74%) NHS
13 15 (21.74%) TDD
14 14 (20.29%) JIRA
14 14 (20.29%) Regression Testing
14 14 (20.29%) IBM
14 14 (20.29%) Mentoring

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 11 (15.94%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.04%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.80%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 33 (47.83%) HP UFT
2 29 (42.03%) Selenium
3 27 (39.13%) Cucumber
4 15 (21.74%) WebDriver
5 14 (20.29%) JIRA
6 13 (18.84%) SoapUI
7 6 (8.70%) LoadRunner
8 5 (7.25%) NeoLoad
9 4 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (5.80%) WATIR
10 3 (4.35%) Subversion
11 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
11 2 (2.90%) Jasmine
11 2 (2.90%) JMeter
11 2 (2.90%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (2.90%) Protractor
11 2 (2.90%) QADirector
11 2 (2.90%) SpecFlow
11 2 (2.90%) TestDirector
General
1 38 (55.07%) Finance
2 13 (18.84%) Banking
3 5 (7.25%) Retail
3 5 (7.25%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Electronics
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (37.68%) Analyst
1 26 (37.68%) Test Analyst
2 16 (23.19%) Developer
3 14 (20.29%) Software Developer
4 13 (18.84%) Automation Test Analyst
4 13 (18.84%) C# Developer
5 11 (15.94%) Applications Developer
5 11 (15.94%) C# Application Developer
5 11 (15.94%) C# Software Developer
6 10 (14.49%) Consultant
7 9 (13.04%) C# WPF Developer
7 9 (13.04%) WPF Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Coordinator
8 5 (7.25%) Development Manager
8 5 (7.25%) Graduate
8 5 (7.25%) Graduate Consultant
8 5 (7.25%) Graduate IT Consultant
8 5 (7.25%) IT Consultant
8 5 (7.25%) Test Automation Consultant
8 5 (7.25%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.74%) REST
2 13 (18.84%) .NET
2 13 (18.84%) Ajax
2 13 (18.84%) HTML
2 13 (18.84%) SOAP
3 12 (17.39%) XML
4 11 (15.94%) WPF
4 11 (15.94%) XSL
5 5 (7.25%) Web Services
6 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET
6 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (5.80%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.90%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (2.90%) CSS
7 2 (2.90%) Entity Framework
7 2 (2.90%) jQuery
7 2 (2.90%) Node.js
7 2 (2.90%) RESTful
7 2 (2.90%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.19%) Virtual Team
2 15 (21.74%) NHS
3 11 (15.94%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (13.04%) Data Integration
5 6 (8.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.45%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.09%) Windows
2 11 (15.94%) Windows Server
3 9 (13.04%) Unix
4 7 (10.14%) Linux
5 5 (7.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (68.12%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (39.13%) Functional Testing
3 23 (33.33%) Test Management
3 23 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 22 (31.88%) Automation Testing
5 18 (26.09%) BDD
6 17 (24.64%) Scrum
7 15 (21.74%) API Testing
7 15 (21.74%) TDD
8 14 (20.29%) Mentoring
8 14 (20.29%) Regression Testing
9 13 (18.84%) Waterfall
10 11 (15.94%) Agile Testing
10 11 (15.94%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (15.94%) Pair Programming
10 11 (15.94%) User Stories
10 11 (15.94%) Web Development
11 9 (13.04%) Data Modelling
11 9 (13.04%) Exploratory Testing
11 9 (13.04%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (59.42%) SQL
2 17 (24.64%) JavaScript
3 16 (23.19%) C#
4 15 (21.74%) Java
5 13 (18.84%) VB
6 9 (13.04%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.90%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.90%) XAML
8 1 (1.45%) Erlang
8 1 (1.45%) Python
8 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) Degree
2 5 (7.25%) ISEB
3 3 (4.35%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (43.48%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (7.25%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 30 (43.48%) HP
2 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 14 (20.29%) IBM
4 9 (13.04%) Oracle
5 5 (7.25%) Telerik
6 2 (2.90%) Rally
6 2 (2.90%) VMware
7 1 (1.45%) SAP
7 1 (1.45%) Xamarin