The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 59 58 55
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 11 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.03% 0.79% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 1.03% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 7
Average salary £55,000 £52,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.26% +24.11%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Test Automation
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
453 291 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 83.43% 76.78% 81.08%
Number of salaries quoted 317 215 194
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £59,700
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Watford

Test Automation
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 13 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) Java
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
1 13 (100.00%) JUnit
1 13 (100.00%) Web Services
1 13 (100.00%) XML
1 13 (100.00%) NUnit
1 13 (100.00%) Ruby
1 13 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 13 (100.00%) WATIR
1 13 (100.00%) Selenium
1 13 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 13 (100.00%) RESTful
1 13 (100.00%) JBehave
1 13 (100.00%) Open Source
1 13 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 13 (100.00%) BDD
1 13 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 13 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 13 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 13 (100.00%) Calabash
2 10 (76.92%) OO

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) JUnit
1 13 (100.00%) NUnit
1 13 (100.00%) WATIR
1 13 (100.00%) Selenium
1 13 (100.00%) JBehave
1 13 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 13 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 13 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 13 (100.00%) Calabash
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) Web Services
1 13 (100.00%) XML
1 13 (100.00%) RESTful
1 13 (100.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (100.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 13 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 13 (100.00%) BDD
2 10 (76.92%) OO
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) Java
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
1 13 (100.00%) Ruby