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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 106 114 138
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +24
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 31 14 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.52% 0.73% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 0.96% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 27 12 24
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £46,250 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
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
1636 1454 2171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 80.20% 75.61% 77.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1264 1088 1820
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 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 27 January 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 January 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 +1 20 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Stevenage +16 2 - -
Royston - 2 £45,000 -
Letchworth - 1 £62,500 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 46 (77.97%) Java
2 39 (66.10%) Test Scripting
3 38 (64.41%) SQL
4 37 (62.71%) Selenium
5 35 (59.32%) Web Services
6 34 (57.63%) JBehave
6 34 (57.63%) BDD
7 33 (55.93%) XML
7 33 (55.93%) JUnit
8 32 (54.24%) RESTful
9 27 (45.76%) Software Testing
10 25 (42.37%) Ruby
10 25 (42.37%) JavaScript
11 24 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (40.68%) Cucumber
12 23 (38.98%) Jenkins
13 22 (37.29%) Calabash
13 22 (37.29%) Open Source
13 22 (37.29%) SpecFlow
13 22 (37.29%) Gherkin
13 22 (37.29%) NUnit
13 22 (37.29%) WATIR
13 22 (37.29%) C#
13 22 (37.29%) OO
14 18 (30.51%) QA
15 16 (27.12%) Linux
16 15 (25.42%) UNIX
17 14 (23.73%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (22.03%) WebDriver
18 13 (22.03%) TDD

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 11 (18.64%) WebSphere
2 9 (15.25%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.39%) JBoss
3 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.39%) Node.js
4 1 (1.69%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) SaaS
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) IPv4
2 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
1 2 (3.39%) Big Data
2 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.69%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (1.69%) MySQL
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 37 (62.71%) Selenium
2 34 (57.63%) JBehave
3 33 (55.93%) JUnit
4 24 (40.68%) Cucumber
5 23 (38.98%) Jenkins
6 22 (37.29%) Calabash
6 22 (37.29%) SpecFlow
6 22 (37.29%) WATIR
6 22 (37.29%) NUnit
7 13 (22.03%) Subversion
7 13 (22.03%) WebDriver
8 12 (20.34%) QuickTest Pro
9 9 (15.25%) Maven
9 9 (15.25%) SoapUI
10 4 (6.78%) JIRA
10 4 (6.78%) Bugzilla
11 1 (1.69%) TestNG
11 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
11 1 (1.69%) Gerrit
11 1 (1.69%) GCC
General
1 10 (16.95%) Finance
2 9 (15.25%) Financial Institution
2 9 (15.25%) Banking
3 7 (11.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.39%) Retail
5 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (45.76%) Test Engineer
2 19 (32.20%) Software Engineer
3 18 (30.51%) Software Test Engineer
4 13 (22.03%) Automation Engineer
5 11 (18.64%) Developer
6 9 (15.25%) Senior Test Engineer
6 9 (15.25%) Senior Developer
6 9 (15.25%) Java Developer
6 9 (15.25%) Test Automation Engineer
6 9 (15.25%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 9 (15.25%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (8.47%) Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Test Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Software Integration Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) QA Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Integration Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Test Manager
10 2 (3.39%) QA Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (59.32%) Web Services
2 33 (55.93%) XML
3 32 (54.24%) RESTful
4 22 (37.29%) Gherkin
5 11 (18.64%) jQuery
5 11 (18.64%) J2EE
6 9 (15.25%) EJB
6 9 (15.25%) JDBC
6 9 (15.25%) JSP
6 9 (15.25%) Servlets
6 9 (15.25%) SOAP
6 9 (15.25%) Struts
6 9 (15.25%) XSD
6 9 (15.25%) DOM
6 9 (15.25%) XSLT
6 9 (15.25%) JAXB
6 9 (15.25%) SAX
6 9 (15.25%) WebSphere MQ
6 9 (15.25%) Hibernate
6 9 (15.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (37.29%) Open Source
2 14 (23.73%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (20.34%) Computer Science
4 10 (16.95%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (15.25%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.39%) iPhone
6 2 (3.39%) Mathematics
6 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.69%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.12%) Linux
2 15 (25.42%) UNIX
3 9 (15.25%) AIX
3 9 (15.25%) HPUX
3 9 (15.25%) Solaris
4 6 (10.17%) Windows
5 1 (1.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (66.10%) Test Scripting
2 34 (57.63%) BDD
3 27 (45.76%) Software Testing
4 24 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (37.29%) OO
6 13 (22.03%) TDD
7 11 (18.64%) Automation Testing
7 11 (18.64%) Software Engineering
8 9 (15.25%) Multithreading
8 9 (15.25%) MVC
8 9 (15.25%) Scrum
9 7 (11.86%) Manual Testing
9 7 (11.86%) Automated Testing
10 4 (6.78%) Analytics
11 3 (5.08%) Test Management
11 3 (5.08%) Functional Testing
11 3 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (3.39%) System Testing
12 2 (3.39%) V-Model
12 2 (3.39%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (77.97%) Java
2 38 (64.41%) SQL
3 25 (42.37%) Ruby
3 25 (42.37%) JavaScript
4 22 (37.29%) C#
5 10 (16.95%) C++
5 10 (16.95%) C
6 9 (15.25%) XPath
7 2 (3.39%) PHP
8 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.69%) Python
8 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) Degree
2 9 (15.25%) Sun Certification
3 5 (8.47%) ISEB
4 4 (6.78%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.51%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (15.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) VMware
2 1 (1.69%) hybris
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.69%) Thunderhead
Watford, Hertfordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago