Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 49 66
Rank change year-on-year -13 +17 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 36 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.45% 3.34% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.01% 4.17% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 27 6
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +21.32%
10th Percentile £280 £296 £338
90th Percentile £571 £848 £475
East of England median daily rate £475 £422 £375
% change year-on-year +12.56% +12.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -25.00%
East of England median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +14.67% +25.00% -25.00%

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 1,197 984 1,080
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.48% 80.26% 77.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 529 546
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +6.67% +3.13%
10th Percentile £200 £210 £250
90th Percentile £569 £588 £575
East of England median daily rate £438 £404 £413
% change year-on-year +8.29% -2.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 51 77
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.81% +36.36% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.15 £12.63
90th Percentile £46.25 £52.88 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £34.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -44.93% +38.00% -

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -6 17 £400 -8.57% 3
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £368 -
Hatfield -2 3 £575 +100.00% 1
Rickmansworth -10 3 £300 -15.79%
Royston -9 1 £300 -14.29% 1
Stevenage -11 1 - - 3
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £538 - 3
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (52.78%) JIRA
2 18 (50.00%) SQL
3 14 (38.89%) Java
4 11 (30.56%) QA
4 11 (30.56%) Selenium
4 11 (30.56%) BDD
5 9 (25.00%) Scrum
5 9 (25.00%) Oracle
5 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 9 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
5 9 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (22.22%) Git (software)
6 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
6 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (22.22%) Web Services
6 8 (22.22%) Unix
6 8 (22.22%) TDD
6 8 (22.22%) Retail
7 7 (19.44%) E-Commerce
7 7 (19.44%) Jenkins
7 7 (19.44%) REST
7 7 (19.44%) RESTful
7 7 (19.44%) System Testing
7 7 (19.44%) SDLC
8 6 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 6 (16.67%) WebSphere

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 6 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 5 (13.89%) Confluence
3 2 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (5.56%) nginx
3 2 (5.56%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.78%) CMS
4 1 (2.78%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Magento
2 1 (2.78%) HFM
2 1 (2.78%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (5.56%) SaaS
1 2 (5.56%) Stackdriver
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.78%) PaaS
2 1 (2.78%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.33%) DNS
2 3 (8.33%) HTTP
2 3 (8.33%) Wireless
3 2 (5.56%) Firewall
3 2 (5.56%) HTTPS
3 2 (5.56%) IPsec
3 2 (5.56%) SNMP
3 2 (5.56%) SSL
3 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (5.56%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.78%) 802.11
4 1 (2.78%) BGP
4 1 (2.78%) EIGRP
4 1 (2.78%) IPv4
4 1 (2.78%) IPv6
4 1 (2.78%) MPLS
4 1 (2.78%) OSPF
4 1 (2.78%) RTCP
4 1 (2.78%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) DB2
2 5 (13.89%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.56%) Big Data
4 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.78%) MySQL
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (52.78%) JIRA
2 11 (30.56%) Selenium
3 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 8 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 7 (19.44%) Jenkins
5 5 (13.89%) WebDriver
6 3 (8.33%) SoapUI
6 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
6 3 (8.33%) Zephyr
7 2 (5.56%) Artifactory
7 2 (5.56%) LoadRunner
7 2 (5.56%) MSI
7 2 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (5.56%) WinDbg
8 1 (2.78%) HP UFT
8 1 (2.78%) IntelliJ
8 1 (2.78%) JMeter
8 1 (2.78%) JUnit
8 1 (2.78%) MSTest
8 1 (2.78%) NUnit
General
1 8 (22.22%) Retail
2 6 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Back Office
3 2 (5.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Automotive
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Tester
2 10 (27.78%) Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Automation Tester
5 5 (13.89%) QA Tester
5 5 (13.89%) Test Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Data Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Data Migration Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Data Migration Tester
7 3 (8.33%) Migration Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) QA Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Senior Tester
8 2 (5.56%) Agile Tester
8 2 (5.56%) Automation Architect
8 2 (5.56%) Java Automation Tester
8 2 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) Web Services
2 7 (19.44%) REST
2 7 (19.44%) RESTful
3 6 (16.67%) XML
4 5 (13.89%) Gherkin
4 5 (13.89%) RESTEasy
5 4 (11.11%) SOAP
6 3 (8.33%) .NET
6 3 (8.33%) ODBC
7 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
7 2 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (5.56%) HTML
7 2 (5.56%) Node.js
8 1 (2.78%) Dropwizard
8 1 (2.78%) Hystrix
8 1 (2.78%) Play Framework
8 1 (2.78%) React
8 1 (2.78%) Scalatra
8 1 (2.78%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.56%) Replication
4 1 (2.78%) Animation
4 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.78%) Fintech
4 1 (2.78%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Unix
2 4 (11.11%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (5.56%) CentOS
3 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
3 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.78%) Solaris
4 1 (2.78%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (30.56%) BDD
3 9 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 9 (25.00%) Scrum
3 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (22.22%) TDD
5 7 (19.44%) E-Commerce
5 7 (19.44%) SDLC
5 7 (19.44%) System Testing
6 6 (16.67%) DNA
6 6 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 5 (13.89%) ETL
7 5 (13.89%) Kanban
7 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
8 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 4 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) SQL
2 14 (38.89%) Java
3 4 (11.11%) Python
4 3 (8.33%) C#
4 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (8.33%) Ruby
5 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.56%) Groovy
5 2 (5.56%) Perl
5 2 (5.56%) PHP
5 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.78%) Java 8
6 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (30.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) HP ALM
2 2 (5.56%) Ansible
2 2 (5.56%) HAProxy
2 2 (5.56%) Kibana
2 2 (5.56%) logstash
2 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.56%) Puppet
3 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle
2 6 (16.67%) hybris
3 5 (13.89%) IBM
4 4 (11.11%) HP
5 3 (8.33%) New Relic
6 2 (5.56%) Atlassian
6 2 (5.56%) F5
6 2 (5.56%) Google
6 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.56%) Percona
6 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.56%) Splunk
7 1 (2.78%) Blue Prism
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco
7 1 (2.78%) Hyperion
7 1 (2.78%) Meraki
7 1 (2.78%) MikroTik
7 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.78%) Siemens
7 1 (2.78%) Sun