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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 55 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 13 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.52% 1.14% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.01% 1.49% -
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 0
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
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
432 336 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 83.72% 76.36% 84.81%
Number of salaries quoted 310 237 305
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Watford region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Watford

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 31 (93.94%) Java
2 30 (90.91%) Web Services
2 30 (90.91%) XML
2 30 (90.91%) SQL
2 30 (90.91%) RESTful
3 23 (69.70%) Selenium
4 21 (63.64%) Test Scripting
4 21 (63.64%) JBehave
4 21 (63.64%) Cucumber
4 21 (63.64%) BDD
4 21 (63.64%) Software Testing
5 20 (60.61%) OO
5 20 (60.61%) JUnit
5 20 (60.61%) Ruby
6 19 (57.58%) Open Source
6 19 (57.58%) WATIR
6 19 (57.58%) SpecFlow
6 19 (57.58%) Gherkin
6 19 (57.58%) Jenkins
6 19 (57.58%) Calabash
6 19 (57.58%) C#
6 19 (57.58%) NUnit
7 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
8 12 (36.36%) UNIX
8 12 (36.36%) Subversion
8 12 (36.36%) WebSphere
8 12 (36.36%) Degree
9 11 (33.33%) Computer Science
9 11 (33.33%) Finance
10 10 (30.30%) VMware

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 12 (36.36%) WebSphere
2 10 (30.30%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.03%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) DB2
1 1 (3.03%) DbVisualizer
1 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (69.70%) Selenium
2 21 (63.64%) JBehave
2 21 (63.64%) Cucumber
3 20 (60.61%) JUnit
4 19 (57.58%) NUnit
4 19 (57.58%) SpecFlow
4 19 (57.58%) Jenkins
4 19 (57.58%) Calabash
4 19 (57.58%) WATIR
5 12 (36.36%) Subversion
6 10 (30.30%) Maven
6 10 (30.30%) SoapUI
7 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
8 1 (3.03%) Zephyr
8 1 (3.03%) Jasmine
8 1 (3.03%) JIRA
8 1 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (3.03%) Bugzilla
8 1 (3.03%) TestNG
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 10 (30.30%) Financial Institution
2 10 (30.30%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) Senior Java Developer
2 10 (30.30%) Developer
2 10 (30.30%) Senior Developer
2 10 (30.30%) Java Developer
3 9 (27.27%) Test Engineer
3 9 (27.27%) Senior Test Engineer
3 9 (27.27%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 9 (27.27%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Tester
4 1 (3.03%) Automation Tester
4 1 (3.03%) QA Analyst
4 1 (3.03%) QA Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (3.03%) Analyst
4 1 (3.03%) Test Manager
4 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (90.91%) Web Services
1 30 (90.91%) XML
1 30 (90.91%) RESTful
2 19 (57.58%) Gherkin
3 10 (30.30%) XSD
3 10 (30.30%) DOM
3 10 (30.30%) XSLT
3 10 (30.30%) EJB
3 10 (30.30%) JDBC
3 10 (30.30%) JSP
3 10 (30.30%) Servlets
3 10 (30.30%) SOAP
3 10 (30.30%) Struts
3 10 (30.30%) JAXB
3 10 (30.30%) SAX
3 10 (30.30%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (30.30%) Hibernate
3 10 (30.30%) Spring
3 10 (30.30%) JSF
3 10 (30.30%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (57.58%) Open Source
2 11 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 10 (30.30%) Client/Server
4 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) UNIX
2 10 (30.30%) AIX
2 10 (30.30%) HPUX
2 10 (30.30%) Solaris
2 10 (30.30%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Software Testing
1 21 (63.64%) Test Scripting
1 21 (63.64%) BDD
2 20 (60.61%) OO
3 10 (30.30%) MVC
3 10 (30.30%) Multithreading
4 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.06%) Document Management
5 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.06%) System Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (3.03%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.03%) Automation Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Coaching
6 1 (3.03%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Resource Management
6 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Test Management
6 1 (3.03%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (93.94%) Java
2 30 (90.91%) SQL
3 20 (60.61%) Ruby
4 19 (57.58%) C#
5 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
6 10 (30.30%) C++
6 10 (30.30%) XPath
6 10 (30.30%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Degree
2 10 (30.30%) Sun Certification
3 3 (9.09%) ISEB
4 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (30.30%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) VMware
2 1 (3.03%) hybris
2 1 (3.03%) Thunderhead