The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 54 49 62
Rank change year-on-year -5 +13  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 5 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.82% 0.89% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.18% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £883 - £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +1.24% +9.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 475 509 534
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 78.00% 75.86% 76.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 270 280
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 30
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +130.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £9.16 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £37.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Hertfordshire

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Hertfordshire

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in Hertfordshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rickmansworth - 2 £925 -
Watford -12 1 - - 1
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) JIRA
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
2 6 (85.71%) BDD
3 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
3 5 (71.43%) Manual Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Scrum
4 4 (57.14%) Test Management
4 4 (57.14%) TDD
4 4 (57.14%) Confluence
4 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
4 4 (57.14%) People Management
5 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
6 2 (28.57%) Project Management
6 2 (28.57%) HTML
6 2 (28.57%) Java
6 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) J2EE
6 2 (28.57%) DB2
6 2 (28.57%) Web Services
6 2 (28.57%) XML
6 2 (28.57%) Unix
6 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
6 2 (28.57%) IBM
6 2 (28.57%) Retail
6 2 (28.57%) Document Management
6 2 (28.57%) QA

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) Confluence
2 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
1 2 (28.57%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Cucumber
1 6 (85.71%) JIRA
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) Appium
3 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Test Manager
2 4 (57.14%) Portfolio Manager
2 4 (57.14%) Portfolio Test Manager
3 3 (42.86%) Tester
4 2 (28.57%) Automation Tester
4 2 (28.57%) Java Automation Tester
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (28.57%) Senior Manager
4 2 (28.57%) Senior Portfolio Manager
4 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (14.29%) Lead Tester
5 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 1 (14.29%) Web Automation Tester
5 1 (14.29%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) J2EE
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
1 2 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) BDD
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (71.43%) Manual Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
4 4 (57.14%) People Management
4 4 (57.14%) Scrum
4 4 (57.14%) TDD
4 4 (57.14%) Test Management
5 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
6 2 (28.57%) Coaching
6 2 (28.57%) Document Management
6 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
6 2 (28.57%) Project Management
6 2 (28.57%) System Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) hybris
1 2 (28.57%) IBM