Period
to 23 August 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 August 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 47 68
Rank change year-on-year 0 +21 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 59 54 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.08% 3.37% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.84% 4.11% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 41 10
Hertfordshire median daily rate £448 £463 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.24% +21.31% -19.74%
10th Percentile £324 £350 £298
90th Percentile £538 £556 £541
East of England median daily rate £450 £463 £400
% change year-on-year -2.70% +15.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +309.09% - -
East of England median hourly rate £43.75 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +20.69% -3.33% -

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 1,220 1,313 1,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 84.31% 81.91% 82.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 759 552
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £413 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -0.30% +3.44%
10th Percentile £284 £205 £219
90th Percentile £588 £569 £588
East of England median daily rate £450 £436 £425
% change year-on-year +3.15% +2.65% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 98 64
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.32 £16.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.04% +3.06% -15.98%
10th Percentile £10.14 £10.97 £11.67
90th Percentile £51.75 £46.25 £42.63
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year - -30.69% +1.00%

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 August 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 August 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 -8 26 £438 -18.60% 2
Hemel Hempstead +9 15 £450 +14.29% 2
Welwyn Garden City +15 3 £500 -6.98% 1
Rickmansworth +5 2 £338 -15.63%
Royston - 2 - - 5
Stevenage - 1 - -
Welwyn - 1 £575 -
Hatfield - 1 - -
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 (57.63%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (52.54%) JIRA
3 29 (49.15%) Selenium
4 23 (38.98%) Java
5 21 (35.59%) Cucumber
6 19 (32.20%) Test Scripting
7 18 (30.51%) Scrum
8 17 (28.81%) JavaScript
8 17 (28.81%) HTML
8 17 (28.81%) BDD
9 16 (27.12%) DevOps
9 16 (27.12%) TDD
10 15 (25.42%) Retail
10 15 (25.42%) E-Commerce
10 15 (25.42%) WebDriver
10 15 (25.42%) Git (software)
10 15 (25.42%) Azure
11 14 (23.73%) Kanban
11 14 (23.73%) Integration Testing
12 13 (22.03%) SQL
12 13 (22.03%) CSS
12 13 (22.03%) AWS
12 13 (22.03%) React
13 12 (20.34%) AngularJS
13 12 (20.34%) IBM
13 12 (20.34%) WebSphere
14 11 (18.64%) Jenkins
14 11 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (18.64%) Problem-Solving

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 12 (20.34%) WebSphere
2 6 (10.17%) Tomcat
3 5 (8.47%) Apache
3 5 (8.47%) Confluence
3 5 (8.47%) nginx
4 4 (6.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (6.78%) Apache Solr
4 4 (6.78%) CoreMedia CMS
4 4 (6.78%) MQSeries
5 2 (3.39%) IIS
6 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.69%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Magento
2 4 (6.78%) Fredhopper
2 4 (6.78%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (1.69%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.69%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.42%) Azure
2 13 (22.03%) AWS
3 10 (16.95%) GCP
4 6 (10.17%) Sauce Labs
5 5 (8.47%) BrowserStack
6 4 (6.78%) Algolia
6 4 (6.78%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (6.78%) Serverless
7 2 (3.39%) DigitalOcean
7 2 (3.39%) Force.com
8 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Broadband
2 1 (1.69%) WAN
2 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) DB2
1 8 (13.56%) DbVisualizer
2 7 (11.86%) MySQL
3 6 (10.17%) NoSQL
3 6 (10.17%) Relational Database
4 5 (8.47%) BigQuery
5 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.39%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 31 (52.54%) JIRA
2 29 (49.15%) Selenium
3 21 (35.59%) Cucumber
4 15 (25.42%) Git (software)
4 15 (25.42%) WebDriver
5 11 (18.64%) Jenkins
6 8 (13.56%) TestRail
7 7 (11.86%) Appium
8 6 (10.17%) Robot Framework
8 6 (10.17%) SoapUI
9 5 (8.47%) Calabash
10 4 (6.78%) git-flow
10 4 (6.78%) JUnit
10 4 (6.78%) Mockito
11 3 (5.08%) Gradle
11 3 (5.08%) Maven
11 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (5.08%) TeamCity
12 2 (3.39%) MSBuild
12 2 (3.39%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (25.42%) Retail
2 10 (16.95%) Games
3 8 (13.56%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.78%) Finance
5 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.69%) Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (27.12%) Developer
2 14 (23.73%) Tester
3 9 (15.25%) Automation Tester
4 6 (10.17%) Test Manager
5 5 (8.47%) Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (8.47%) PHP Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Test Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Test Leader
6 4 (6.78%) Developer in Test
6 4 (6.78%) E-Commerce Tester
6 4 (6.78%) Java Automation Tester
6 4 (6.78%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Manual Tester
6 4 (6.78%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (28.81%) HTML
2 13 (22.03%) CSS
2 13 (22.03%) React
3 12 (20.34%) AngularJS
4 10 (16.95%) jQuery
4 10 (16.95%) REST
5 9 (15.25%) JSON
5 9 (15.25%) Laravel
5 9 (15.25%) RESTful
5 9 (15.25%) Web Services
6 7 (11.86%) Gherkin
7 6 (10.17%) .NET
7 6 (10.17%) XML
8 5 (8.47%) Java EE
8 5 (8.47%) LAMP
8 5 (8.47%) LEMP Stack
8 5 (8.47%) Spring
9 4 (6.78%) Flash
9 4 (6.78%) JMS
9 4 (6.78%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.56%) Mobile App
3 7 (11.86%) User Experience
4 4 (6.78%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.39%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.39%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.39%) EPoS
5 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.69%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Windows
2 9 (15.25%) Unix
3 8 (13.56%) Linux
4 7 (11.86%) Android
4 7 (11.86%) Apple iOS
4 7 (11.86%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (57.63%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (32.20%) Test Scripting
3 18 (30.51%) Scrum
4 17 (28.81%) BDD
5 16 (27.12%) DevOps
5 16 (27.12%) TDD
6 15 (25.42%) E-Commerce
7 14 (23.73%) Integration Testing
7 14 (23.73%) Kanban
8 11 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (18.64%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (16.95%) Configuration Management
10 9 (15.25%) ATDD
10 9 (15.25%) MVC
10 9 (15.25%) Software Delivery
10 9 (15.25%) System Testing
10 9 (15.25%) Test Management
11 8 (13.56%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (13.56%) Demand Forecasting
11 8 (13.56%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.98%) Java
2 17 (28.81%) JavaScript
3 13 (22.03%) SQL
4 9 (15.25%) C#
4 9 (15.25%) PHP
5 6 (10.17%) Python
6 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
7 4 (6.78%) Ruby
8 2 (3.39%) C
9 1 (1.69%) C++
9 1 (1.69%) Java 8
9 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.08%) Degree
3 2 (3.39%) ISEB
4 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.56%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (10.17%) Terraform
3 5 (8.47%) HP ALM
3 5 (8.47%) Kubernetes
4 3 (5.08%) Ansible
4 3 (5.08%) Puppet
5 1 (1.69%) Kibana
5 1 (1.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) IBM
2 8 (13.56%) hybris
3 6 (10.17%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (10.17%) SAP
4 5 (8.47%) Google
4 5 (8.47%) HP
4 5 (8.47%) Oracle
5 4 (6.78%) Adobe
5 4 (6.78%) Atlassian
5 4 (6.78%) Elastic Path
6 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.69%) Percona
7 1 (1.69%) Siemens
7 1 (1.69%) Virgin Media
7 1 (1.69%) Xerox
7 1 (1.69%) Zend