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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 135 134 97
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -37
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 19 17 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.78% 0.72% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.89% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 13 14 29
Average salary £44,500 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.09% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,200 £34,100
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £56,750 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
1991 1914 1548
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 81.73% 81.14% 77.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1707 1556 1211
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -6 5 £45,000 -18.18%
Royston - 3 £42,500 -
Stevenage - 3 £27,500 -
Borehamwood -21 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (55.56%) QA
3 19 (52.78%) Selenium
3 19 (52.78%) Cucumber
3 19 (52.78%) Automated Testing
4 17 (47.22%) Subversion
4 17 (47.22%) Test Scripting
5 15 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (38.89%) Java
6 14 (38.89%) SQL
6 14 (38.89%) UNIX
7 13 (36.11%) HTML
7 13 (36.11%) XML
7 13 (36.11%) TDD
7 13 (36.11%) BDD
8 12 (33.33%) HP UFT
9 11 (30.56%) System Testing
10 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (27.78%) Software Testing
11 9 (25.00%) WebSphere
11 9 (25.00%) Retail
11 9 (25.00%) Document Management
11 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 9 (25.00%) J2EE
11 9 (25.00%) DB2
11 9 (25.00%) Flash
11 9 (25.00%) RESTful
11 9 (25.00%) WebDriver
11 9 (25.00%) DbVisualizer
11 9 (25.00%) Gherkin

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 9 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) DB2
1 9 (25.00%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (52.78%) Selenium
1 19 (52.78%) Cucumber
2 17 (47.22%) Subversion
3 12 (33.33%) HP UFT
4 9 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 5 (13.89%) JIRA
6 4 (11.11%) LoadRunner
6 4 (11.11%) JMeter
6 4 (11.11%) Eclipse
6 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (25.00%) Retail
2 6 (16.67%) Finance
3 4 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Tester
1 13 (36.11%) Automation Tester
2 9 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
3 8 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 8 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 8 (22.22%) Software Test Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Programme Test Manager
4 6 (16.67%) Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 6 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Programme Manager
5 5 (13.89%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Team Leader
6 4 (11.11%) Test Team Leader
6 4 (11.11%) QA Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.78%) Test Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) HTML
1 13 (36.11%) XML
2 9 (25.00%) Flash
2 9 (25.00%) J2EE
2 9 (25.00%) RESTful
2 9 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 4 (11.11%) Web Services
3 4 (11.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 4 (11.11%) Mathematics
4 3 (8.33%) NHS
5 1 (2.78%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) UNIX
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (52.78%) Automated Testing
3 17 (47.22%) Test Scripting
4 13 (36.11%) BDD
4 13 (36.11%) TDD
5 11 (30.56%) System Testing
6 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (27.78%) Software Testing
7 9 (25.00%) Document Management
7 9 (25.00%) Coaching
8 8 (22.22%) Scrum
8 8 (22.22%) Functional Testing
9 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
10 6 (16.67%) ERP
11 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
11 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
11 5 (13.89%) Automation Testing
11 5 (13.89%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) Java
1 14 (38.89%) SQL
2 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (22.22%) Ruby
4 1 (2.78%) C
4 1 (2.78%) Python
4 1 (2.78%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) ISEB
2 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
2 5 (13.89%) Degree
3 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (55.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) IBM
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