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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 107 123 120
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 32 26 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.49% 1.18% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.40% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 29 22 31
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,316 £32,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £86,000 £65,000
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
1905 1859 2016
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 88.94% 84.54% 82.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1564 1545 1652
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +2 11 £35,000 - 2
Royston +4 5 £35,000 -17.64%
Harpenden - 3 - -
Hertford - 3 £25,000 - 1
Hemel Hempstead +5 2 £38,250 -4.37%
Borehamwood -9 2 £40,000 -
Welwyn Garden City -3 1 £49,000 -32.41%
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 37 (78.72%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (55.32%) Selenium
3 21 (44.68%) Scrum
4 19 (40.43%) Test Scripting
5 18 (38.30%) QA
6 17 (36.17%) Finance
7 16 (34.04%) Cucumber
8 15 (31.91%) BDD
8 15 (31.91%) Manual Testing
9 14 (29.79%) SQL
9 14 (29.79%) WebDriver
10 13 (27.66%) Functional Testing
10 13 (27.66%) Regression Testing
10 13 (27.66%) Automated Testing
11 12 (25.53%) JIRA
11 12 (25.53%) HP
12 11 (23.40%) C#
12 11 (23.40%) Automation Testing
13 10 (21.28%) Test Strategy
14 9 (19.15%) Java
14 9 (19.15%) Web Services
15 8 (17.02%) ISEB
15 8 (17.02%) HP UFT
15 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
15 8 (17.02%) Ruby
15 8 (17.02%) Gherkin
16 7 (14.89%) Non-Functional Testing
16 7 (14.89%) TDD
16 7 (14.89%) Subversion
17 6 (12.77%) Microsoft

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 4 (8.51%) Confluence
2 3 (6.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) SaaS
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.26%) MySQL
3 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (55.32%) Selenium
2 16 (34.04%) Cucumber
3 14 (29.79%) WebDriver
4 12 (25.53%) JIRA
5 8 (17.02%) HP UFT
6 7 (14.89%) Subversion
7 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
7 6 (12.77%) SoapUI
8 4 (8.51%) JMeter
8 4 (8.51%) NeoLoad
8 4 (8.51%) Ranorex
8 4 (8.51%) SilkTest
8 4 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (8.51%) WATIR
9 3 (6.38%) JUnit
9 3 (6.38%) Maven
9 3 (6.38%) Robot Framework
10 2 (4.26%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (4.26%) Protractor
10 2 (4.26%) TestRail
General
1 17 (36.17%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Electronics
4 1 (2.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (38.30%) Analyst
2 17 (36.17%) Test Analyst
3 13 (27.66%) Tester
4 10 (21.28%) Automation Test Analyst
5 9 (19.15%) Test Engineer
6 8 (17.02%) Software Tester
7 7 (14.89%) QA Engineer
7 7 (14.89%) QA Test Engineer
8 6 (12.77%) Software Test Engineer
8 6 (12.77%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (10.64%) QA Automation Engineer
9 5 (10.64%) Software QA Engineer
10 4 (8.51%) Automation Tester
10 4 (8.51%) Coordinator
10 4 (8.51%) Regression Tester
10 4 (8.51%) SAP Tester
10 4 (8.51%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 4 (8.51%) Selenium Tester
10 4 (8.51%) Test Coordinator
11 3 (6.38%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) Web Services
2 8 (17.02%) Gherkin
3 6 (12.77%) REST
4 5 (10.64%) RESTful
4 5 (10.64%) SOAP
5 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (6.38%) Hibernate
5 3 (6.38%) Spring
6 2 (4.26%) Ajax
6 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (4.26%) CSS
6 2 (4.26%) Entity Framework
6 2 (4.26%) HTML
6 2 (4.26%) jQuery
6 2 (4.26%) Node.js
6 2 (4.26%) WCF
6 2 (4.26%) WPF
7 1 (2.13%) .NET
7 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (8.51%) NHS
2 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.38%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.13%) BBC
3 1 (2.13%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.13%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Unix
2 3 (6.38%) Linux
3 2 (4.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (78.72%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (44.68%) Scrum
3 19 (40.43%) Test Scripting
4 15 (31.91%) BDD
4 15 (31.91%) Manual Testing
5 13 (27.66%) Automated Testing
5 13 (27.66%) Functional Testing
5 13 (27.66%) Regression Testing
6 11 (23.40%) Automation Testing
7 10 (21.28%) Test Strategy
8 7 (14.89%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (14.89%) TDD
9 6 (12.77%) Test Management
9 6 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Agile Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Defect Management
10 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
11 4 (8.51%) API Testing
11 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
11 4 (8.51%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) SQL
2 11 (23.40%) C#
3 9 (19.15%) Java
4 8 (17.02%) Ruby
5 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.38%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.38%) VB
6 2 (4.26%) Python
6 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.26%) TypeScript
6 2 (4.26%) XAML
7 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) ISEB
2 6 (12.77%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.64%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (38.30%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) HP
2 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.51%) Atlassian
3 4 (8.51%) SAP
3 4 (8.51%) Telerik
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle
5 2 (4.26%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (4.26%) VMware
6 1 (2.13%) Virgin Media
6 1 (2.13%) Xamarin
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