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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 53 48 54
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 9 20 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.62% 3.85% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 4.43% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 9 18 6
Average salary £36,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
442 451 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 79.50% 86.73% 80.09%
Number of salaries quoted 391 321 242
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 2016.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Watford

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (70.00%) Functional Testing
3 7 (70.00%) PL/SQL
3 7 (70.00%) QA
3 7 (70.00%) Selenium
3 7 (70.00%) Test Management
3 7 (70.00%) Oracle Database
3 7 (70.00%) Regression Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Finance
3 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 7 (70.00%) Oracle
3 7 (70.00%) Java
3 7 (70.00%) Unix
3 7 (70.00%) Data Modelling
3 7 (70.00%) HP
3 7 (70.00%) HP UFT
4 5 (50.00%) IBM
4 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (40.00%) Linux
5 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (30.00%) Data Integration
7 2 (20.00%) NeoLoad
7 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 2 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (20.00%) ISO20022
7 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (20.00%) System Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (70.00%) HP UFT
2 7 (70.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (20.00%) NeoLoad
4 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Coordinator
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Leader
2 2 (20.00%) Test Coordinator
2 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer in Test
3 1 (10.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Behat
1 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
1 1 (10.00%) REST
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Unix
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Data Modelling
2 7 (70.00%) Functional Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Regression Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Scrum
2 7 (70.00%) Test Management
3 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) System Testing
5 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) BDD
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) OO
6 1 (10.00%) TDD
6 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) Java
2 7 (70.00%) PL/SQL
3 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) QA
2 2 (20.00%) ISO 8583
2 2 (20.00%) ISO20022
3 1 (10.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) HP
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle
2 5 (50.00%) IBM
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Telerik