Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 43 59
Rank change year-on-year -31 +16 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 28 51 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.77% 3.65% 2.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 4.74% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 37 19
Hertfordshire median daily rate £525 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +30.77% -18.75%
10th Percentile £304 £225 £259
90th Percentile £558 £653 £444
East of England median daily rate £425 £419 £350
% change year-on-year +1.49% +19.64% -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £30.00
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% -2.60% -12.00%

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 1262 1076 1206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 79.87% 76.91% 75.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 625 605
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £224 £225
90th Percentile £575 £545 £570
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 58 96
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £32.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.09% +53.57% +31.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.35 £9.50
90th Percentile £46.80 £53.75 £43.13
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.56% +34.74% -1.53%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -11 9 £525 +16.67% 7
Welwyn Garden City +6 3 £525 -
Hatfield -5 2 £550 -4.35% 7
Rickmansworth -12 2 - - 2
Waltham Cross - 2 £431 -
St Albans -2 1 £463 +34.06% 2
Royston - 1 £325 -
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (46.43%) Java
2 13 (46.43%) Git (software)
3 12 (42.86%) BDD
4 11 (39.29%) TDD
4 11 (39.29%) Scrum
5 10 (35.71%) Web Services
6 9 (32.14%) SQL
6 9 (32.14%) Spring
6 9 (32.14%) Kanban
7 8 (28.57%) HTML
7 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 8 (28.57%) CSS
7 8 (28.57%) MVC
7 8 (28.57%) SOA
7 8 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
8 7 (25.00%) AngularJS
8 7 (25.00%) Cucumber
8 7 (25.00%) HTML5
8 7 (25.00%) SOLID
8 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 7 (25.00%) Groovy
8 7 (25.00%) JIRA
8 7 (25.00%) Refactoring
8 7 (25.00%) Selenium
8 7 (25.00%) QA
8 7 (25.00%) Web Development
9 6 (21.43%) Pair Programming

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 3 (10.71%) Confluence
2 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Magento
2 1 (3.57%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (21.43%) MongoDB
3 4 (14.29%) DB2
4 2 (7.14%) DbVisualizer
4 2 (7.14%) MySQL
4 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.57%) Big Data
5 1 (3.57%) Data Lake
5 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.57%) Power BI
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Git (software)
2 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 7 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (25.00%) JIRA
3 7 (25.00%) Selenium
4 6 (21.43%) Grunt
4 6 (21.43%) gulp
4 6 (21.43%) IntelliJ
4 6 (21.43%) WebDriver
5 3 (10.71%) JUnit
6 2 (7.14%) JBehave
6 2 (7.14%) Maven
6 2 (7.14%) NUnit
6 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
6 2 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (3.57%) Artifactory
7 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
7 1 (3.57%) Gradle
7 1 (3.57%) Jasmine
7 1 (3.57%) MSTest
General
1 3 (10.71%) Retail
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Games
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Tester
4 5 (17.86%) Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Test Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Automation Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Java Automation Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Java Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Security Specialist
7 2 (7.14%) Security Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Java Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) AWS Developer
8 1 (3.57%) DevOps Administrator
8 1 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) Web Services
2 9 (32.14%) Spring
3 8 (28.57%) CSS
3 8 (28.57%) HTML
4 7 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 7 (25.00%) HTML5
5 6 (21.43%) Dropwizard
5 6 (21.43%) Hystrix
5 6 (21.43%) Play Framework
5 6 (21.43%) React
5 6 (21.43%) Scalatra
5 6 (21.43%) Spring Boot
6 5 (17.86%) .NET
6 5 (17.86%) Gherkin
7 4 (14.29%) RESTful
8 3 (10.71%) RESTEasy
9 2 (7.14%) Hibernate
9 2 (7.14%) jQuery
9 2 (7.14%) JSON
9 2 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.57%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Unix
2 3 (10.71%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) VMS
4 1 (3.57%) Solaris
4 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (42.86%) BDD
4 11 (39.29%) Scrum
4 11 (39.29%) TDD
5 9 (32.14%) Kanban
6 8 (28.57%) MVC
6 8 (28.57%) SOA
7 7 (25.00%) Refactoring
7 7 (25.00%) SOLID
7 7 (25.00%) Web Development
8 6 (21.43%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 6 (21.43%) Domain-Driven Design
8 6 (21.43%) Front End Development
8 6 (21.43%) Microservices
8 6 (21.43%) Pair Programming
8 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
8 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
8 6 (21.43%) Web Application Development
9 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) Java
2 9 (32.14%) SQL
3 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 7 (25.00%) Groovy
5 5 (17.86%) C#
6 4 (14.29%) Python
7 3 (10.71%) Perl
7 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
8 1 (3.57%) R
8 1 (3.57%) Ruby
8 1 (3.57%) Scala
8 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ISEB
1 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.57%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Docker
1 2 (7.14%) VirtualBox
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Ansible
1 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) New Relic
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle
2 4 (14.29%) Atlassian
3 3 (10.71%) hybris
3 3 (10.71%) VMware
4 2 (7.14%) HP
4 2 (7.14%) IBM
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.57%) SAP
5 1 (3.57%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.57%) Sonatype
5 1 (3.57%) Xamarin