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 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
Test Automation
Rank 57 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 7 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.42% 0.16% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 0.20% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £45,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
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%

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 22 May 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 19 (95.00%) SQL
1 19 (95.00%) XML
1 19 (95.00%) Java
1 19 (95.00%) RESTful
2 15 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (75.00%) Subversion
2 15 (75.00%) WebSphere
3 14 (70.00%) UNIX
4 13 (65.00%) Selenium
4 13 (65.00%) Cucumber
5 12 (60.00%) Test Scripting
5 12 (60.00%) Gherkin
5 12 (60.00%) Web Services
6 11 (55.00%) OO
6 11 (55.00%) BDD
7 8 (40.00%) WebDriver
7 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (40.00%) System Testing
7 8 (40.00%) Flash
7 8 (40.00%) HTML
7 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (40.00%) Document Management
7 8 (40.00%) Retail
8 7 (35.00%) Banking
8 7 (35.00%) Java EE
8 7 (35.00%) XPath
8 7 (35.00%) Degree
8 7 (35.00%) Computer Science
8 7 (35.00%) QA
8 7 (35.00%) Spring MVC

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (75.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (35.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.00%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) DB2
1 7 (35.00%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 15 (75.00%) Subversion
2 13 (65.00%) Selenium
2 13 (65.00%) Cucumber
3 8 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 7 (35.00%) Maven
4 7 (35.00%) SoapUI
5 6 (30.00%) JBehave
5 6 (30.00%) JUnit
6 5 (25.00%) WATIR
6 5 (25.00%) NUnit
6 5 (25.00%) SpecFlow
6 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 5 (25.00%) Calabash
7 1 (5.00%) TestNG
7 1 (5.00%) Zephyr
7 1 (5.00%) Jasmine
7 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (5.00%) Bugzilla
7 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 8 (40.00%) Retail
2 7 (35.00%) Banking
2 7 (35.00%) Financial Institution
2 7 (35.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Senior Java Developer
1 7 (35.00%) Senior Developer
1 7 (35.00%) Java Developer
1 7 (35.00%) Tester
1 7 (35.00%) Developer
1 7 (35.00%) Automation Tester
1 7 (35.00%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (95.00%) XML
1 19 (95.00%) RESTful
2 12 (60.00%) Gherkin
2 12 (60.00%) Web Services
3 8 (40.00%) Flash
3 8 (40.00%) HTML
4 7 (35.00%) Java EE
4 7 (35.00%) Spring MVC
4 7 (35.00%) jQuery
4 7 (35.00%) Spring
4 7 (35.00%) JSF
4 7 (35.00%) Hibernate
4 7 (35.00%) J2EE
4 7 (35.00%) XSD
4 7 (35.00%) DOM
4 7 (35.00%) XSLT
4 7 (35.00%) EJB
4 7 (35.00%) JDBC
4 7 (35.00%) JSP
4 7 (35.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Computer Science
1 7 (35.00%) Client/Server
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) UNIX
2 7 (35.00%) AIX
2 7 (35.00%) HPUX
2 7 (35.00%) Solaris
2 7 (35.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 11 (55.00%) OO
2 11 (55.00%) BDD
3 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (40.00%) System Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) Document Management
4 7 (35.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (35.00%) TDD
4 7 (35.00%) MVC
4 7 (35.00%) Multithreading
4 7 (35.00%) Coaching
5 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Test Management
6 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) SQL
1 19 (95.00%) Java
2 15 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (35.00%) XPath
3 7 (35.00%) C++
3 7 (35.00%) C
4 5 (25.00%) Ruby
4 5 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
1 7 (35.00%) Sun Certification
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (35.00%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) VMware
2 1 (5.00%) hybris