Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 23 January 2019 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.

Automated Testing
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 67 41
Rank change year-on-year +22 -26 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 52 33 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.65% 2.13% 4.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.43% 2.55% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 42
Hertfordshire median daily rate £550 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +23.53% +30.77%
10th Percentile £314 £300 £228
90th Percentile £556 £575 £586
East of England median daily rate £464 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.06% +5.88% +18.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £44.25 - £37.50
10th Percentile £39.73 - £36.25
90th Percentile £48.18 - £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,175 1,293 1,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 82.46% 83.42% 79.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 651 614
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £214
90th Percentile £569 £575 £550
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 59 58
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -52.00% +74.42%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £10.35
90th Percentile £51.50 £47.25 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £18.75 £33.17 £32.50
% change year-on-year -43.46% +2.05% +9.24%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Hertfordshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Hertfordshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Hertfordshire

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Hertfordshire

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +22 27 £550 +4.76% 3
Welwyn Garden City +3 4 £538 +2.38%
Stevenage -5 4 - -
Rickmansworth -3 3 £400 +33.33% 1
St Albans +6 2 £213 -54.05% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £475 - 1
Letchworth - 1 - -
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 34 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (48.08%) BDD
3 24 (46.15%) TDD
4 22 (42.31%) JIRA
5 21 (40.38%) SQL
6 19 (36.54%) Migration
6 19 (36.54%) Data Migration
6 19 (36.54%) SC Cleared
6 19 (36.54%) Security Cleared
6 19 (36.54%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 16 (30.77%) C#
8 15 (28.85%) Oracle
8 15 (28.85%) SQL Server
8 15 (28.85%) Subversion
9 14 (26.92%) XML
10 13 (25.00%) PL/SQL
10 13 (25.00%) ETL
10 13 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (25.00%) Reference Data
10 13 (25.00%) Data Mapping
10 13 (25.00%) Talend
11 12 (23.08%) T-SQL
12 11 (21.15%) JSON
13 10 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (19.23%) SQL Server 2016
14 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (17.31%) Git (software)
15 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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 2 (3.85%) Confluence
1 2 (3.85%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) HFM
1 1 (1.92%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (1.92%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) Wireless
2 6 (11.54%) 4G
2 6 (11.54%) 5G
3 5 (9.62%) 3GPP
3 5 (9.62%) LTE
4 3 (5.77%) 3G
4 3 (5.77%) UTRAN
5 2 (3.85%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.85%) GSM
5 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.85%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.85%) SQL Server
2 13 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (19.23%) SQL Server 2016
3 10 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.92%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 22 (42.31%) JIRA
2 15 (28.85%) Subversion
3 9 (17.31%) Git (software)
4 5 (9.62%) ClearCase
4 5 (9.62%) Cucumber
4 5 (9.62%) Selenium
5 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 4 (7.69%) TeamCity
6 3 (5.77%) Fiddler
6 3 (5.77%) JMeter
7 2 (3.85%) ClearQuest
7 2 (3.85%) Grunt
7 2 (3.85%) gulp
7 2 (3.85%) IntelliJ
7 2 (3.85%) Maven
8 1 (1.92%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.92%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (9.62%) Retail
1 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.92%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (42.31%) Developer
2 19 (36.54%) Data Migration Developer
2 19 (36.54%) SQL Developer
3 13 (25.00%) ETL Developer
3 13 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
3 13 (25.00%) Oracle ETL Developer
3 13 (25.00%) PostgreSQL Developer
3 13 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 10 (19.23%) Analyst
5 9 (17.31%) Tester
6 6 (11.54%) Analyst Developer
6 6 (11.54%) Data Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) Data Migration Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) Developer Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) Migration Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) SQL Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) SQL Data Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Automation Tester
7 4 (7.69%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.92%) XML
2 11 (21.15%) JSON
3 4 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 4 (7.69%) Web Services
4 3 (5.77%) .NET
5 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (3.85%) CSS
5 2 (3.85%) Dropwizard
5 2 (3.85%) Entity Framework
5 2 (3.85%) HTML
5 2 (3.85%) HTML5
5 2 (3.85%) jQuery
5 2 (3.85%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (3.85%) NHibernate
5 2 (3.85%) Play Framework
5 2 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (3.85%) Scalatra
5 2 (3.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Reference Data
2 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.77%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.85%) Fintech
4 2 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Linux
2 3 (5.77%) Windows
3 2 (3.85%) Unix
4 1 (1.92%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (48.08%) BDD
3 24 (46.15%) TDD
4 19 (36.54%) Data Migration
4 19 (36.54%) Migration
4 19 (36.54%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 13 (25.00%) Data Mapping
5 13 (25.00%) ETL
6 9 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (11.54%) Analytical Thinking
8 6 (11.54%) Data Modelling
8 6 (11.54%) Kanban
8 6 (11.54%) Scrum
8 6 (11.54%) Statistics
9 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering
9 5 (9.62%) Test Scripting
10 4 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
10 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (40.38%) SQL
2 16 (30.77%) C#
3 13 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 12 (23.08%) T-SQL
5 7 (13.46%) Python
6 4 (7.69%) Java
6 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.77%) Java 8
8 2 (3.85%) Groovy
9 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (36.54%) SC Cleared
1 19 (36.54%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) Data Quality
2 4 (7.69%) QA
3 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) Oracle
2 13 (25.00%) Talend
3 5 (9.62%) Perforce
4 3 (5.77%) hybris
5 2 (3.85%) New Relic
6 1 (1.92%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.92%) Sage