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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 46 71 41
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -30
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 18 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 3.65% 0.49% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.72% 0.60% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 1
Average salary £50,000 £25,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £41,674 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+19.06% -
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
381 501 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 77.28% 81.86% 80.90%
Number of salaries quoted 270 373 189
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,066 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

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 22 May 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
2 29 (93.55%) J2EE
2 29 (93.55%) DB2
2 29 (93.55%) WebSphere
3 26 (83.87%) HTML
4 22 (70.97%) LoadRunner
4 22 (70.97%) IBM
4 22 (70.97%) JavaScript
4 22 (70.97%) XML
4 22 (70.97%) UNIX
4 22 (70.97%) Flash
4 22 (70.97%) Retail
4 22 (70.97%) System Testing
4 22 (70.97%) DbVisualizer
4 22 (70.97%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (54.84%) E-Commerce
6 15 (48.39%) QuickTest Pro
6 15 (48.39%) HP
6 15 (48.39%) Regression Testing
6 15 (48.39%) MQSeries
7 10 (32.26%) ISEB
7 10 (32.26%) Degree
7 10 (32.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (29.03%) Subversion
9 7 (22.58%) Document Management
9 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (22.58%) TDD
9 7 (22.58%) QA
9 7 (22.58%) Selenium

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 29 (93.55%) WebSphere
2 15 (48.39%) MQSeries
3 7 (22.58%) Drupal
3 7 (22.58%) JBoss
3 7 (22.58%) Apache
3 7 (22.58%) Tomcat
3 7 (22.58%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) HTTP
1 7 (22.58%) HTTPS
1 7 (22.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (93.55%) DB2
2 22 (70.97%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (70.97%) LoadRunner
2 15 (48.39%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (29.03%) Subversion
4 7 (22.58%) Selenium
4 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
4 7 (22.58%) WebDriver
4 7 (22.58%) JMeter
5 2 (6.45%) Firebug
5 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.45%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 22 (70.97%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (77.42%) Tester
2 7 (22.58%) Automation Tester
2 7 (22.58%) Selenium Tester
3 4 (12.90%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (9.68%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (93.55%) J2EE
2 26 (83.87%) HTML
3 22 (70.97%) XML
3 22 (70.97%) Flash
4 7 (22.58%) Gherkin
4 7 (22.58%) RESTful
5 4 (12.90%) CSS
6 2 (6.45%) Spring
6 2 (6.45%) CSS3
6 2 (6.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 22 (70.97%) 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 22 (70.97%) System Testing
2 17 (54.84%) E-Commerce
3 15 (48.39%) Regression Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Document Management
4 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (22.58%) TDD
4 7 (22.58%) Performance Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
4 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (22.58%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
4 7 (22.58%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (22.58%) Test Planning
4 7 (22.58%) Coaching
4 7 (22.58%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (16.13%) BDD
6 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
6 2 (6.45%) OO
Programming Languages
1 31 (100.00%) Java
2 29 (93.55%) SQL
3 22 (70.97%) JavaScript
4 7 (22.58%) AWK
4 7 (22.58%) Perl
4 7 (22.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) ISEB
1 10 (32.26%) Degree
1 10 (32.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (70.97%) IBM
2 15 (48.39%) HP
3 7 (22.58%) Sun
3 7 (22.58%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) Google
4 2 (6.45%) Facebook
4 2 (6.45%) Talend