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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 118 102 137
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +35
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 25 31 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.08% 1.55% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 2.06% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 22 24 30
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £45,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -7.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £39,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
1850 1504 2251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 80.23% 74.98% 76.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1505 1204 1789
Average salary £48,500 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.11% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
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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 0 11 £55,000 +4.26% 1
Borehamwood +3 2 £57,500 +91.66%
St Albans - 2 £32,500 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 23 (82.14%) Selenium
2 21 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 19 (67.86%) Java
3 19 (67.86%) SQL
4 17 (60.71%) JUnit
4 17 (60.71%) C#
4 17 (60.71%) JBehave
4 17 (60.71%) BDD
5 15 (53.57%) Software Testing
6 14 (50.00%) NUnit
6 14 (50.00%) Web Services
7 13 (46.43%) XML
7 13 (46.43%) Ruby
7 13 (46.43%) SpecFlow
7 13 (46.43%) Gherkin
7 13 (46.43%) Jenkins
7 13 (46.43%) WATIR
7 13 (46.43%) RESTful
7 13 (46.43%) Open Source
7 13 (46.43%) Calabash
7 13 (46.43%) Cucumber
8 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (35.71%) TDD
9 10 (35.71%) OO
10 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 7 (25.00%) QA
11 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
11 6 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (17.86%) Scrum

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 2 (7.14%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.14%) Big Data
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (82.14%) Selenium
2 17 (60.71%) JUnit
2 17 (60.71%) JBehave
3 14 (50.00%) NUnit
4 13 (46.43%) SpecFlow
4 13 (46.43%) Jenkins
4 13 (46.43%) WATIR
4 13 (46.43%) Calabash
4 13 (46.43%) Cucumber
5 6 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (14.29%) WebDriver
7 2 (7.14%) JIRA
7 2 (7.14%) Bugzilla
8 1 (3.57%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (3.57%) Moq
8 1 (3.57%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.57%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (50.00%) Web Services
2 13 (46.43%) XML
2 13 (46.43%) Gherkin
2 13 (46.43%) RESTful
3 4 (14.29%) .NET
3 4 (14.29%) J2EE
4 3 (10.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (10.71%) Ext JS
4 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
4 3 (10.71%) HTML
4 3 (10.71%) XHTML
4 3 (10.71%) Ajax
4 3 (10.71%) JSON
4 3 (10.71%) .NET Framework
4 3 (10.71%) Dojo
4 3 (10.71%) GWT
5 2 (7.14%) jQuery
5 2 (7.14%) HTML5
5 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Open Source
2 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (10.71%) N-Tier
5 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 2 (7.14%) iPhone
5 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 17 (60.71%) BDD
3 15 (53.57%) Software Testing
4 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (35.71%) TDD
5 10 (35.71%) OO
6 5 (17.86%) Scrum
7 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 4 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 3 (10.71%) User Stories
8 3 (10.71%) Product Management
8 3 (10.71%) MVC
8 3 (10.71%) Web Development
8 3 (10.71%) Refactoring
9 2 (7.14%) Web Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Test Management
9 2 (7.14%) Content Management
9 2 (7.14%) Web Analytics
9 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
9 2 (7.14%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) Java
1 19 (67.86%) SQL
2 17 (60.71%) C#
3 13 (46.43%) Ruby
4 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.71%) C++
6 2 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
1 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 2 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) JBoss
Watford, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago