Period
to 20 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 72 45
Rank change year-on-year +32 -27 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 65 29 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.98% 1.86% 3.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.87% 2.27% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 18 36
Hertfordshire median daily rate £544 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +23.53% +30.77%
10th Percentile £331 £304 £225
90th Percentile £556 £556 £669
East of England median daily rate £471 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +10.88% - +19.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £41.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £41.75 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.09% +8.00% -1.32%

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 1,334 1,280 1,075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 81.69% 81.95% 78.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 812 646 617
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.72% +1.75%
10th Percentile £205 £204 £220
90th Percentile £569 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £438 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +3.55% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 71 59
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.71 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.20% -30.00% +19.03%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.00 £10.60
90th Percentile £48.25 £46.50 £53.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.84 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -40.53% -3.23% +30.53%

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 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 November 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 25 £550 +4.76% 9
Hemel Hempstead - 8 £475 -
Welwyn Garden City -5 7 £538 +2.38%
Stevenage - 4 - - 5
Rickmansworth -5 3 £400 - 3
St Albans +1 2 £213 -54.05% 6
Letchworth - 1 - -
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 43 (66.15%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (49.23%) JIRA
3 28 (43.08%) TDD
4 27 (41.54%) BDD
5 26 (40.00%) SQL
6 23 (35.38%) Security Cleared
7 21 (32.31%) C#
8 20 (30.77%) SC Cleared
9 19 (29.23%) SQL Server
9 19 (29.23%) XML
10 18 (27.69%) PL/SQL
10 18 (27.69%) Migration
10 18 (27.69%) Subversion
10 18 (27.69%) Data Migration
10 18 (27.69%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 17 (26.15%) Oracle
12 15 (23.08%) ETL
12 15 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (23.08%) Reference Data
12 15 (23.08%) Data Mapping
12 15 (23.08%) Talend
13 13 (20.00%) T-SQL
13 13 (20.00%) JSON
14 12 (18.46%) Software Engineering
14 12 (18.46%) Java
14 12 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (18.46%) Git (software)
15 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (16.92%) Selenium
16 10 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 4 (6.15%) Confluence
2 3 (4.62%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.62%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) Wireless
2 5 (7.69%) 4G
2 5 (7.69%) 5G
3 4 (6.15%) 3GPP
3 4 (6.15%) LTE
4 2 (3.08%) 3G
4 2 (3.08%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.08%) GSM
4 2 (3.08%) Internet
4 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.08%) UTRAN
4 2 (3.08%) WCDMA
5 1 (1.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (29.23%) SQL Server
2 15 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (15.38%) SQL Server 2016
3 10 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (6.15%) MongoDB
4 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (49.23%) JIRA
2 18 (27.69%) Subversion
3 12 (18.46%) Git (software)
4 11 (16.92%) Selenium
5 8 (12.31%) Jenkins
6 7 (10.77%) Cucumber
7 6 (9.23%) JMeter
8 5 (7.69%) Maven
9 4 (6.15%) ClearCase
9 4 (6.15%) Grunt
9 4 (6.15%) gulp
9 4 (6.15%) IntelliJ
9 4 (6.15%) TeamCity
10 3 (4.62%) Bitbucket
10 3 (4.62%) Fiddler
10 3 (4.62%) JIRA Agile
10 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
11 2 (3.08%) ClearQuest
11 2 (3.08%) JUnit
11 2 (3.08%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (7.69%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Retail
2 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.54%) Games
3 1 (1.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (36.92%) Developer
2 18 (27.69%) Data Migration Developer
2 18 (27.69%) SQL Developer
3 15 (23.08%) ETL Developer
3 15 (23.08%) Oracle Developer
3 15 (23.08%) Oracle ETL Developer
3 15 (23.08%) PostgreSQL Developer
3 15 (23.08%) SQL Server Developer
4 14 (21.54%) Tester
5 8 (12.31%) Automation Tester
6 7 (10.77%) Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Agile Tester
7 5 (7.69%) Java Developer
8 4 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Data Migration Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Developer Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Selenium Tester
9 3 (4.62%) SQL Data Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (29.23%) XML
2 13 (20.00%) JSON
3 10 (15.38%) Web Services
4 7 (10.77%) AngularJS
5 6 (9.23%) .NET
6 5 (7.69%) HTML
7 4 (6.15%) CSS
7 4 (6.15%) Dropwizard
7 4 (6.15%) HTML5
7 4 (6.15%) Hystrix
7 4 (6.15%) React
7 4 (6.15%) Scalatra
7 4 (6.15%) SOAP
7 4 (6.15%) Spring
7 4 (6.15%) Spring Boot
8 3 (4.62%) .NET Framework
8 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (4.62%) Entity Framework
8 3 (4.62%) NHibernate
8 3 (4.62%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.08%) Reference Data
2 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.69%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.08%) Fintech
4 2 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.23%) Linux
1 6 (9.23%) Windows
2 2 (3.08%) Unix
2 2 (3.08%) VMS
3 1 (1.54%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (66.15%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (43.08%) TDD
3 27 (41.54%) BDD
4 18 (27.69%) Data Migration
4 18 (27.69%) Migration
4 18 (27.69%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 15 (23.08%) Data Mapping
5 15 (23.08%) ETL
6 12 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (18.46%) Software Engineering
7 9 (13.85%) Scrum
7 9 (13.85%) Test Scripting
8 8 (12.31%) Kanban
8 8 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (10.77%) Domain-Driven Design
9 7 (10.77%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (9.23%) Configuration Management
10 6 (9.23%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (9.23%) Microservices
10 6 (9.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.00%) SQL
2 21 (32.31%) C#
3 18 (27.69%) PL/SQL
4 13 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 12 (18.46%) Java
6 7 (10.77%) JavaScript
7 6 (9.23%) Python
8 5 (7.69%) Java 8
9 3 (4.62%) C
9 3 (4.62%) Groovy
9 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (35.38%) Security Cleared
2 20 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.62%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.54%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) ISEB
4 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.54%) MCP
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.54%) OCP
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.31%) QA
2 3 (4.62%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) Docker
2 2 (3.08%) VirtualBox
2 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (26.15%) Oracle
2 15 (23.08%) Talend
3 4 (6.15%) New Relic
3 4 (6.15%) Perforce
4 2 (3.08%) Sage
4 2 (3.08%) Symantec
4 2 (3.08%) VMware
5 1 (1.54%) HP
5 1 (1.54%) Microsoft