Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 65 42
Rank change year-on-year +16 -23 +28
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 51 29 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.14% 2.08% 3.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.87% 2.54% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 14 29
Hertfordshire median daily rate £475 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.28% +38.46%
10th Percentile £352 £302 £262
90th Percentile £556 £538 £750
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +18.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £11.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 1,318 1,142 1,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.16% 82.04% 79.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 566 607
Hertfordshire median daily rate £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +5.12%
10th Percentile £205 £211 £212
90th Percentile £569 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 66 52
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.43 £16.82 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -15.90% -4.76%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.76 £11.15
90th Percentile £48.25 £44.38 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £28.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -39.13% +15.00% -

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +14 17 £550 +4.76% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 12 £413 -
Welwyn Garden City -7 7 £538 -
Rickmansworth -6 3 £400 -
St Albans -3 1 - - 6
Ware - 1 £418 -
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 34 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (52.94%) JIRA
3 23 (45.10%) SQL
4 20 (39.22%) TDD
5 18 (35.29%) BDD
6 16 (31.37%) Security Cleared
7 15 (29.41%) SQL Server
7 15 (29.41%) C#
8 14 (27.45%) PL/SQL
8 14 (27.45%) XML
9 13 (25.49%) Oracle
9 13 (25.49%) SC Cleared
10 12 (23.53%) ETL
10 12 (23.53%) Subversion
10 12 (23.53%) Software Engineering
11 11 (21.57%) QA
11 11 (21.57%) Migration
11 11 (21.57%) Web Services
11 11 (21.57%) Java
11 11 (21.57%) Git (software)
11 11 (21.57%) Data Migration
11 11 (21.57%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 10 (19.61%) Reference Data
12 10 (19.61%) Data Mapping
12 10 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (19.61%) Talend
12 10 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (19.61%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (17.65%) Infrastructure Management
13 9 (17.65%) Selenium

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 (9.80%) Confluence
2 3 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.88%) nginx
2 3 (5.88%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.92%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.88%) GitHub
2 3 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (5.88%) Stackdriver
3 1 (1.96%) PaaS
3 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) HTTP
2 3 (5.88%) DNS
2 3 (5.88%) Firewall
2 3 (5.88%) HTTPS
2 3 (5.88%) SSL
2 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.88%) Wireless
3 2 (3.92%) Internet
3 2 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 10 (19.61%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (13.73%) MongoDB
4 5 (9.80%) Relational Database
4 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (7.84%) Big Data
6 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (52.94%) JIRA
2 12 (23.53%) Subversion
3 11 (21.57%) Git (software)
4 9 (17.65%) Selenium
5 8 (15.69%) Jenkins
6 6 (11.76%) Cucumber
6 6 (11.76%) JMeter
7 4 (7.84%) Grunt
7 4 (7.84%) gulp
7 4 (7.84%) IntelliJ
7 4 (7.84%) Maven
7 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio
8 3 (5.88%) Artifactory
8 3 (5.88%) Bitbucket
8 3 (5.88%) Fiddler
8 3 (5.88%) JIRA Agile
8 3 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (3.92%) JUnit
9 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (3.92%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Retail
2 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Games
3 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Developer
2 12 (23.53%) Tester
3 10 (19.61%) Data Migration Developer
3 10 (19.61%) ETL Developer
3 10 (19.61%) Oracle Developer
3 10 (19.61%) Oracle ETL Developer
3 10 (19.61%) PostgreSQL Developer
3 10 (19.61%) SQL Developer
3 10 (19.61%) SQL Server Developer
4 9 (17.65%) Automation Tester
5 7 (13.73%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Agile Tester
6 5 (9.80%) Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Consultant
6 5 (9.80%) Java Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Programme Manager
8 3 (5.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 3 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (27.45%) XML
2 11 (21.57%) Web Services
3 8 (15.69%) JSON
4 6 (11.76%) .NET
4 6 (11.76%) AngularJS
5 5 (9.80%) HTML
5 5 (9.80%) SOAP
6 4 (7.84%) CSS
6 4 (7.84%) Dropwizard
6 4 (7.84%) HTML5
6 4 (7.84%) Hystrix
6 4 (7.84%) React
6 4 (7.84%) Scalatra
6 4 (7.84%) Spring
6 4 (7.84%) Spring Boot
7 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (5.88%) Node.js
7 3 (5.88%) Play Framework
8 2 (3.92%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (19.61%) Reference Data
2 5 (9.80%) Virtual Team
3 3 (5.88%) Replication
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.96%) Fintech
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) Linux
1 5 (9.80%) Windows
2 3 (5.88%) CentOS
3 2 (3.92%) VMS
4 1 (1.96%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (39.22%) TDD
3 18 (35.29%) BDD
4 12 (23.53%) ETL
4 12 (23.53%) Software Engineering
5 11 (21.57%) Data Migration
5 11 (21.57%) Migration
5 11 (21.57%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 10 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (19.61%) Data Mapping
7 9 (17.65%) Infrastructure Management
8 8 (15.69%) Microservices
8 8 (15.69%) Scrum
9 7 (13.73%) Configuration Management
9 7 (13.73%) Deployment Automation
9 7 (13.73%) DevOps
9 7 (13.73%) Test Scripting
9 7 (13.73%) Validation
10 6 (11.76%) Kanban
10 6 (11.76%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (45.10%) SQL
2 15 (29.41%) C#
3 14 (27.45%) PL/SQL
4 11 (21.57%) Java
5 7 (13.73%) T-SQL
6 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
7 4 (7.84%) Java 8
7 4 (7.84%) Ruby
8 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
8 3 (5.88%) C
8 3 (5.88%) Groovy
8 3 (5.88%) Perl
8 3 (5.88%) PHP
8 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
8 3 (5.88%) Python
8 3 (5.88%) VB
9 1 (1.96%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 16 (31.37%) Security Cleared
2 13 (25.49%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) AWS Certification
4 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.96%) Degree
5 1 (1.96%) ISEB
5 1 (1.96%) MCP
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.96%) OCP
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.57%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.96%) GMP
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Docker
2 2 (3.92%) VirtualBox
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) Puppet
2 3 (5.88%) Ansible
2 3 (5.88%) HAProxy
2 3 (5.88%) Kibana
2 3 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 3 (5.88%) logstash
2 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) Oracle
2 10 (19.61%) Talend
3 7 (13.73%) New Relic
4 3 (5.88%) F5
4 3 (5.88%) Google
4 3 (5.88%) Percona
4 3 (5.88%) SolarWinds
4 3 (5.88%) Splunk
5 2 (3.92%) Sage
5 2 (3.92%) Symantec
5 2 (3.92%) VMware
6 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.96%) HP
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft