The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 63 75 41
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -34
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 16 4 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.89% 0.69% 5.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.39% 0.78% 6.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 6
Average salary £45,000 £37,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.62% +13.84%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Automated Testing
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
472 511 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 85.35% 87.80% 80.19%
Number of salaries quoted 355 359 191
Average salary £45,000 £46,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,699
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.42%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Watford region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Watford

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Watford region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 31 (100.00%) Java
2 29 (93.55%) SQL
3 27 (87.10%) J2EE
3 27 (87.10%) DB2
3 27 (87.10%) WebSphere
4 24 (77.42%) HTML
5 22 (70.97%) UNIX
6 20 (64.52%) XML
6 20 (64.52%) JavaScript
6 20 (64.52%) Flash
6 20 (64.52%) Retail
6 20 (64.52%) System Testing
6 20 (64.52%) DbVisualizer
6 20 (64.52%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (61.29%) IBM
8 17 (54.84%) LoadRunner
9 12 (38.71%) HP UFT
9 12 (38.71%) Regression Testing
9 12 (38.71%) E-Commerce
9 12 (38.71%) Subversion
9 12 (38.71%) QA
10 10 (32.26%) Selenium
10 10 (32.26%) Test Scripting
10 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (32.26%) Document Management
10 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (32.26%) TDD
10 10 (32.26%) Gherkin
10 10 (32.26%) Cucumber
10 10 (32.26%) Test Automation

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Watford region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (87.10%) WebSphere
2 10 (32.26%) MQSeries
3 7 (22.58%) Drupal
3 7 (22.58%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (22.58%) JBoss
3 7 (22.58%) Apache
3 7 (22.58%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) HTTP
1 7 (22.58%) HTTPS
1 7 (22.58%) Internet
2 2 (6.45%) Telnet
2 2 (6.45%) SSH
2 2 (6.45%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (87.10%) DB2
2 20 (64.52%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (54.84%) LoadRunner
2 12 (38.71%) HP UFT
2 12 (38.71%) Subversion
3 10 (32.26%) Selenium
3 10 (32.26%) WebDriver
3 10 (32.26%) Cucumber
4 7 (22.58%) JMeter
5 2 (6.45%) Toad
5 2 (6.45%) Firebug
5 2 (6.45%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (64.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (70.97%) Tester
2 10 (32.26%) Automation Tester
2 10 (32.26%) Selenium Tester
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (87.10%) J2EE
2 24 (77.42%) HTML
3 20 (64.52%) XML
3 20 (64.52%) Flash
4 10 (32.26%) Gherkin
4 10 (32.26%) RESTful
5 4 (12.90%) CSS
6 2 (6.45%) Spring
6 2 (6.45%) HTML5
6 2 (6.45%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 20 (64.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (70.97%) UNIX
2 7 (22.58%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) AIX
2 7 (22.58%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) System Testing
2 12 (38.71%) Regression Testing
2 12 (38.71%) E-Commerce
3 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (32.26%) TDD
3 10 (32.26%) Document Management
3 10 (32.26%) Test Scripting
3 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
3 10 (32.26%) Coaching
4 8 (25.81%) BDD
5 7 (22.58%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (22.58%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (22.58%) Test Planning
5 7 (22.58%) Performance Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.45%) OO
6 2 (6.45%) Project Management
6 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 31 (100.00%) Java
2 29 (93.55%) SQL
3 20 (64.52%) JavaScript
4 7 (22.58%) Perl
4 7 (22.58%) PHP
4 7 (22.58%) AWK
5 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) ISEB
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (38.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (61.29%) IBM
2 10 (32.26%) HP
3 9 (29.03%) Oracle
4 7 (22.58%) Sun
5 2 (6.45%) Google
5 2 (6.45%) Facebook
5 2 (6.45%) Talend