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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 54 50 65
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 14 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.65% 1.47% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.17% 1.92% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 2
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
442 313 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 83.55% 76.90% 83.30%
Number of salaries quoted 315 227 309
Average salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,500 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 26 January 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 19 (79.17%) ISEB
2 18 (75.00%) Regression Testing
3 14 (58.33%) QA
4 11 (45.83%) System Testing
4 11 (45.83%) Retail
4 11 (45.83%) WebSphere
4 11 (45.83%) Degree
4 11 (45.83%) E-Commerce
4 11 (45.83%) HTML
4 11 (45.83%) Java
4 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
4 11 (45.83%) SQL
4 11 (45.83%) J2EE
4 11 (45.83%) DB2
4 11 (45.83%) XML
4 11 (45.83%) UNIX
4 11 (45.83%) Flash
4 11 (45.83%) DbVisualizer
4 11 (45.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (45.83%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (41.67%) MQSeries
5 10 (41.67%) IBM
5 10 (41.67%) HP
5 10 (41.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (41.67%) LoadRunner
6 9 (37.50%) Finance
6 9 (37.50%) ISTQB
7 8 (33.33%) Web Application Development
7 8 (33.33%) Computer Science
8 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 11 (45.83%) WebSphere
2 10 (41.67%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) DB2
1 11 (45.83%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 10 (41.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.17%) Subversion
2 1 (4.17%) Selenium
2 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (45.83%) Retail
2 9 (37.50%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Tester
2 8 (33.33%) Senior Tester
3 5 (20.83%) QA Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) HTML
1 11 (45.83%) J2EE
1 11 (45.83%) XML
1 11 (45.83%) Flash
2 1 (4.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 11 (45.83%) E-Commerce
2 11 (45.83%) System Testing
3 8 (33.33%) Web Application Development
4 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.17%) TDD
6 1 (4.17%) Document Management
6 1 (4.17%) Coaching
6 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.17%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) Java
1 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (79.17%) ISEB
2 11 (45.83%) Degree
2 11 (45.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (37.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (58.33%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) IBM
1 10 (41.67%) HP