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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 105 105 110
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 33 34 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.62% 1.64% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 1.95% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 31 28 28
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
1783 1741 1746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 87.32% 83.90% 84.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1467 1471 1366
Median salary £48,500 £53,100 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.66% +6.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +5 13 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Royston +4 6 £35,000 -17.64%
Harpenden - 3 £42,500 -
Hertford - 3 £25,000 -
Hemel Hempstead +11 1 £26,500 -33.75%
Borehamwood -13 1 £40,000 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 41 (83.67%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (59.18%) Selenium
3 25 (51.02%) Scrum
4 21 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 19 (38.78%) QA
5 19 (38.78%) Finance
6 18 (36.73%) Regression Testing
7 17 (34.69%) Cucumber
8 16 (32.65%) BDD
8 16 (32.65%) Automated Testing
9 15 (30.61%) Manual Testing
9 15 (30.61%) C#
9 15 (30.61%) Java
10 14 (28.57%) Functional Testing
11 13 (26.53%) Automation Testing
11 13 (26.53%) JIRA
11 13 (26.53%) WebDriver
12 12 (24.49%) SQL
13 11 (22.45%) Test Strategy
13 11 (22.45%) Gherkin
14 10 (20.41%) TDD
14 10 (20.41%) HP
15 9 (18.37%) HP UFT
15 9 (18.37%) Unix
16 8 (16.33%) JUnit
16 8 (16.33%) ISEB
16 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (16.33%) Git (software)
17 7 (14.29%) Kanban
17 7 (14.29%) Confluence

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 7 (14.29%) Confluence
2 6 (12.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) MySQL
2 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (59.18%) Selenium
2 17 (34.69%) Cucumber
3 13 (26.53%) JIRA
3 13 (26.53%) WebDriver
4 9 (18.37%) HP UFT
5 8 (16.33%) Git (software)
5 8 (16.33%) JUnit
6 7 (14.29%) Maven
6 7 (14.29%) Ranorex
6 7 (14.29%) SilkTest
7 6 (12.24%) SoapUI
8 5 (10.20%) Subversion
9 4 (8.16%) Robot Framework
10 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
10 3 (6.12%) JMeter
11 2 (4.08%) Appium
11 2 (4.08%) NeoLoad
11 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
11 2 (4.08%) TestRail
12 1 (2.04%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (38.78%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) Analyst
1 18 (36.73%) Tester
2 17 (34.69%) Test Analyst
3 12 (24.49%) Software Tester
4 10 (20.41%) Automation Test Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) Automation Tester
5 7 (14.29%) Regression Tester
5 7 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 7 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
6 6 (12.24%) Test Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) QA Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) QA Test Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) SAP Tester
7 5 (10.20%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (8.16%) QA Automation Engineer
8 4 (8.16%) Software QA Engineer
8 4 (8.16%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (8.16%) Test Automation Manager
8 4 (8.16%) Test Leader
8 4 (8.16%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.45%) Gherkin
2 7 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 7 (14.29%) Spring
2 7 (14.29%) Web Services
3 6 (12.24%) RESTful
4 4 (8.16%) REST
5 2 (4.08%) JSON
5 2 (4.08%) SOAP
5 2 (4.08%) XML
6 1 (2.04%) .NET
6 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) Data Integration
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) BBC
4 1 (2.04%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.04%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) Unix
2 6 (12.24%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (83.67%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (51.02%) Scrum
3 21 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 18 (36.73%) Regression Testing
5 16 (32.65%) Automated Testing
5 16 (32.65%) BDD
6 15 (30.61%) Manual Testing
7 14 (28.57%) Functional Testing
8 13 (26.53%) Automation Testing
9 11 (22.45%) Test Strategy
10 10 (20.41%) TDD
11 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (14.29%) Agile Testing
12 7 (14.29%) Kanban
12 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
12 7 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
13 6 (12.24%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (12.24%) Defect Management
13 6 (12.24%) Integration Testing
13 6 (12.24%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) C#
1 15 (30.61%) Java
2 12 (24.49%) SQL
3 7 (14.29%) Ruby
4 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
4 5 (10.20%) Python
4 5 (10.20%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.16%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) ISEB
2 7 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (38.78%) QA
2 3 (6.12%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) HP
2 7 (14.29%) Atlassian
3 5 (10.20%) SAP
4 4 (8.16%) Oracle
5 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.08%) Telerik
7 1 (2.04%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (2.04%) Virgin Media
7 1 (2.04%) VMware
7 1 (2.04%) Xamarin
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