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

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 54 66 53
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 12 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.27% 1.03% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.95% 1.33% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 0
Average salary - £25,000 -
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
407 451 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 76.94% 77.49% 79.43%
Number of salaries quoted 310 332 232
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 20 April 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 22 (81.48%) Java
1 22 (81.48%) SQL
1 22 (81.48%) J2EE
1 22 (81.48%) DB2
1 22 (81.48%) WebSphere
2 20 (74.07%) IBM
2 20 (74.07%) LoadRunner
3 17 (62.96%) Regression Testing
3 17 (62.96%) HTML
4 16 (59.26%) ISEB
5 15 (55.56%) Flash
5 15 (55.56%) E-Commerce
5 15 (55.56%) JavaScript
5 15 (55.56%) XML
5 15 (55.56%) UNIX
5 15 (55.56%) Retail
5 15 (55.56%) System Testing
5 15 (55.56%) DbVisualizer
5 15 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (48.15%) MQSeries
6 13 (48.15%) HP
6 13 (48.15%) QuickTest Pro
7 12 (44.44%) Degree
7 12 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (25.93%) Test Planning
8 7 (25.93%) QA
8 7 (25.93%) Drupal
8 7 (25.93%) AWK
8 7 (25.93%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (25.93%) Capacity Planning

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 22 (81.48%) WebSphere
2 13 (48.15%) MQSeries
3 7 (25.93%) Drupal
3 7 (25.93%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (25.93%) JBoss
3 7 (25.93%) Apache
3 7 (25.93%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) HTTP
1 7 (25.93%) HTTPS
1 7 (25.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (81.48%) DB2
2 15 (55.56%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (74.07%) LoadRunner
2 13 (48.15%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (25.93%) JMeter
4 2 (7.41%) Subversion
4 2 (7.41%) Selenium
4 2 (7.41%) Firebug
4 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
4 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
General
1 15 (55.56%) Retail
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (77.78%) Tester
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Senior Tester
2 4 (14.81%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Automation Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Tester
5 1 (3.70%) QA Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (81.48%) J2EE
2 17 (62.96%) HTML
3 15 (55.56%) XML
3 15 (55.56%) Flash
4 2 (7.41%) RESTful
4 2 (7.41%) Gherkin
4 2 (7.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) UNIX
2 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) AIX
2 7 (25.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Regression Testing
2 15 (55.56%) System Testing
2 15 (55.56%) E-Commerce
3 7 (25.93%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (25.93%) Test Planning
3 7 (25.93%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (25.93%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (25.93%) Performance Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Web Application Development
5 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.41%) TDD
6 2 (7.41%) Document Management
6 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.41%) Coaching
7 1 (3.70%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (81.48%) Java
1 22 (81.48%) SQL
2 15 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.93%) Perl
3 7 (25.93%) PHP
3 7 (25.93%) AWK
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) ISEB
2 12 (44.44%) Degree
2 12 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) IBM
2 13 (48.15%) HP
3 7 (25.93%) Oracle
3 7 (25.93%) Sun