Period
to 15 July 2018

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 15 July 2018 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 60 61
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 47 30 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.98% 2.35% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.66% 2.92% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 14
Hertfordshire median daily rate £418 £363 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.17% -17.14% +21.53%
10th Percentile £346 £280 £341
90th Percentile £556 £458 £554
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £11.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.67% - -
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +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 1,283 1,027 1,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.46% 80.30% 79.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 525 591
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.56%
10th Percentile £208 £210 £250
90th Percentile £563 £588 £550
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 65 47
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £20.76 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.55% -30.82% +43.08%
10th Percentile £11.09 £11.31 £9.23
90th Percentile £46.25 £52.50 £53.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -44.44% +40.00% -

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 15 July 2018.

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 15 July 2018. 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 +10 18 £456 -3.95% 8
Hemel Hempstead - 11 £368 -
Welwyn Garden City -6 5 £538 -
Ware - 1 £418 -
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, 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 28 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (48.94%) SQL
2 23 (48.94%) JIRA
3 20 (42.55%) Java
4 14 (29.79%) QA
4 14 (29.79%) Selenium
5 13 (27.66%) BDD
5 13 (27.66%) TDD
6 12 (25.53%) Web Services
6 12 (25.53%) Git (software)
6 12 (25.53%) Scenario Testing
7 11 (23.40%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (23.40%) Scrum
8 10 (21.28%) Oracle
8 10 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
9 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
9 9 (19.15%) Software Engineering
9 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
9 9 (19.15%) Jenkins
10 8 (17.02%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (17.02%) Retail
10 8 (17.02%) Cucumber
10 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
11 7 (14.89%) RESTful
11 7 (14.89%) Kanban
11 7 (14.89%) Performance Testing
11 7 (14.89%) Finance
11 7 (14.89%) Unix
12 6 (12.77%) XML

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 5 (10.64%) Confluence
1 5 (10.64%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.38%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (6.38%) nginx
2 3 (6.38%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.13%) CMS
3 1 (2.13%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.13%) NServiceBus
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Magento
2 1 (2.13%) HFM
2 1 (2.13%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (6.38%) Stackdriver
3 2 (4.26%) SaaS
4 1 (2.13%) BrowserStack
4 1 (2.13%) GitHub
4 1 (2.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) HTTP
2 3 (6.38%) DNS
2 3 (6.38%) Firewall
2 3 (6.38%) HTTPS
2 3 (6.38%) SSL
2 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.38%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (6.38%) Wireless
3 2 (4.26%) Internet
4 1 (2.13%) 802.11
4 1 (2.13%) BGP
4 1 (2.13%) EIGRP
4 1 (2.13%) Frame Relay
4 1 (2.13%) HSRP
4 1 (2.13%) IPsec
4 1 (2.13%) MPLS
4 1 (2.13%) OSPF
4 1 (2.13%) RIP
4 1 (2.13%) SNMP
4 1 (2.13%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.77%) MongoDB
2 6 (12.77%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.51%) Big Data
3 4 (8.51%) DB2
3 4 (8.51%) DbVisualizer
4 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.13%) MySQL
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (48.94%) JIRA
2 14 (29.79%) Selenium
3 12 (25.53%) Git (software)
4 9 (19.15%) Jenkins
5 8 (17.02%) Cucumber
6 5 (10.64%) WebDriver
7 4 (8.51%) JMeter
7 4 (8.51%) SoapUI
8 3 (6.38%) Artifactory
8 3 (6.38%) Grunt
8 3 (6.38%) gulp
8 3 (6.38%) IntelliJ
8 3 (6.38%) JUnit
8 3 (6.38%) LoadRunner
8 3 (6.38%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (4.26%) Gradle
9 2 (4.26%) Maven
9 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
9 2 (4.26%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (17.02%) Retail
2 7 (14.89%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Legal
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Games
4 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Tester
2 10 (21.28%) Automation Tester
3 7 (14.89%) Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Agile Tester
5 5 (10.64%) Consultant
5 5 (10.64%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.51%) QA Tester
6 4 (8.51%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Data Migration Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Senior QA Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) Web Services
2 7 (14.89%) RESTful
3 6 (12.77%) SOAP
3 6 (12.77%) XML
4 5 (10.64%) HTML
5 4 (8.51%) AngularJS
5 4 (8.51%) Gherkin
5 4 (8.51%) RESTEasy
6 3 (6.38%) .NET
6 3 (6.38%) CSS
6 3 (6.38%) Dropwizard
6 3 (6.38%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (6.38%) HTML5
6 3 (6.38%) Hystrix
6 3 (6.38%) Node.js
6 3 (6.38%) React
6 3 (6.38%) REST
6 3 (6.38%) Scalatra
6 3 (6.38%) Spring
6 3 (6.38%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Replication
2 3 (6.38%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.13%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.13%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Unix
2 5 (10.64%) Linux
3 3 (6.38%) CentOS
3 3 (6.38%) Windows
4 2 (4.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.66%) BDD
2 13 (27.66%) TDD
3 12 (25.53%) Scenario Testing
4 11 (23.40%) Scrum
5 10 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (19.15%) Software Engineering
6 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
7 8 (17.02%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
8 7 (14.89%) Kanban
8 7 (14.89%) Performance Testing
9 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
9 6 (12.77%) Deployment Automation
9 6 (12.77%) DevOps
9 6 (12.77%) ETL
9 6 (12.77%) Microservices
9 6 (12.77%) System Testing
9 6 (12.77%) Waterfall
10 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (48.94%) SQL
2 20 (42.55%) Java
3 5 (10.64%) C#
3 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.64%) PL/SQL
4 4 (8.51%) Ruby
5 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.38%) C
5 3 (6.38%) Groovy
5 3 (6.38%) Java 8
5 3 (6.38%) Perl
5 3 (6.38%) PHP
5 3 (6.38%) Python
5 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.38%) VB
6 1 (2.13%) HiveQL
6 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.13%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) ISEB
4 1 (2.13%) MCP
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.13%) OCP
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.79%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.13%) GMP
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.26%) Docker
1 2 (4.26%) VirtualBox
1 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Puppet
2 3 (6.38%) Ansible
2 3 (6.38%) HAProxy
2 3 (6.38%) Kibana
2 3 (6.38%) logstash
2 3 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Oracle
2 6 (12.77%) New Relic
3 5 (10.64%) hybris
4 4 (8.51%) IBM
5 3 (6.38%) F5
5 3 (6.38%) Google
5 3 (6.38%) Percona
5 3 (6.38%) SolarWinds
5 3 (6.38%) Splunk
6 2 (4.26%) Atlassian
6 2 (4.26%) HP
6 2 (4.26%) Symantec
6 2 (4.26%) VMware
7 1 (2.13%) Capita
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco
7 1 (2.13%) Hyperion
7 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.13%) Sage
7 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.13%) Talend