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 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
Test Automation
Rank 70 74 57
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 9 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.63% 0.86% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 0.98% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 1
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +80.32%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
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%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) QA
1 13 (100.00%) Selenium
1 13 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 13 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 10 (76.92%) RESTful
2 10 (76.92%) WebDriver
2 10 (76.92%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (76.92%) System Testing
2 10 (76.92%) DbVisualizer
2 10 (76.92%) Gherkin
2 10 (76.92%) Coaching
2 10 (76.92%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (76.92%) TDD
2 10 (76.92%) Retail
2 10 (76.92%) Subversion
2 10 (76.92%) Document Management
2 10 (76.92%) Automated Testing
2 10 (76.92%) WebSphere
2 10 (76.92%) HTML
2 10 (76.92%) Java
2 10 (76.92%) JavaScript
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 10 (76.92%) J2EE
2 10 (76.92%) DB2
2 10 (76.92%) XML
2 10 (76.92%) UNIX
2 10 (76.92%) Flash
3 8 (61.54%) BDD
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (76.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) DB2
1 10 (76.92%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) Selenium
1 13 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 10 (76.92%) WebDriver
2 10 (76.92%) Subversion
3 3 (23.08%) JIRA
3 3 (23.08%) HP UFT
General
1 10 (76.92%) Retail
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Tester
1 10 (76.92%) Automation Tester
1 10 (76.92%) Selenium Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Test Team Leader
2 3 (23.08%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) HTML
1 10 (76.92%) J2EE
1 10 (76.92%) XML
1 10 (76.92%) Flash
1 10 (76.92%) RESTful
1 10 (76.92%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (76.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 10 (76.92%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (76.92%) System Testing
2 10 (76.92%) TDD
2 10 (76.92%) Document Management
2 10 (76.92%) Automated Testing
2 10 (76.92%) Coaching
3 8 (61.54%) BDD
4 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Time Management
4 3 (23.08%) V-Model
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Java
1 10 (76.92%) JavaScript
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft