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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 54 56 51
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 13 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.40% 0.80% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 1.02% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 9
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
443 293 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 81.73% 77.93% 79.18%
Number of salaries quoted 314 215 202
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -16.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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
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 1 October 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Watford

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 16 (100.00%) Selenium
2 15 (93.75%) Test Scripting
2 15 (93.75%) RESTful
2 15 (93.75%) Cucumber
2 15 (93.75%) BDD
2 15 (93.75%) Java
2 15 (93.75%) SQL
2 15 (93.75%) XML
2 15 (93.75%) Ruby
2 15 (93.75%) Software Testing
3 14 (87.50%) WATIR
3 14 (87.50%) NUnit
3 14 (87.50%) JUnit
3 14 (87.50%) Web Services
3 14 (87.50%) C#
3 14 (87.50%) SpecFlow
3 14 (87.50%) Gherkin
3 14 (87.50%) Jenkins
3 14 (87.50%) Calabash
3 14 (87.50%) JBehave
3 14 (87.50%) Open Source
4 10 (62.50%) OO
5 2 (12.50%) QA
5 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 2 (12.50%) ISEB
5 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.25%) System Testing
6 1 (6.25%) DbVisualizer

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) DbVisualizer
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (100.00%) Selenium
2 15 (93.75%) Cucumber
3 14 (87.50%) WATIR
3 14 (87.50%) NUnit
3 14 (87.50%) JUnit
3 14 (87.50%) SpecFlow
3 14 (87.50%) Jenkins
3 14 (87.50%) Calabash
3 14 (87.50%) JBehave
4 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) RESTful
1 15 (93.75%) XML
2 14 (87.50%) Web Services
2 14 (87.50%) Gherkin
3 1 (6.25%) Flash
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (87.50%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Test Scripting
1 15 (93.75%) BDD
1 15 (93.75%) Software Testing
2 10 (62.50%) OO
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
3 1 (6.25%) System Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Coaching
3 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) TDD
3 1 (6.25%) Document Management
3 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) Java
1 15 (93.75%) SQL
1 15 (93.75%) Ruby
2 14 (87.50%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 70,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago