The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 3 months to 24 June 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
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 12 20
Rank change year-on-year -11 +8  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.53% 7.30% 8.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 10.31% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £475 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.88%  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 136 97 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 86.08% 70.80% 87.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 47 63
Median daily rate £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Watford

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in Watford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Watford

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Watford region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
2 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) J2EE
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 3 (37.50%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) Ruby
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) Appium
5 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
5 2 (25.00%) MVC
5 2 (25.00%) System Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Kanban
5 2 (25.00%) CSS
5 2 (25.00%) TDD

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) Data Lake
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
1 1 (12.50%) DbVisualizer
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (12.50%) Power BI
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
1 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
2 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (25.00%) Appium
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) Gatling
4 1 (12.50%) Grunt
4 1 (12.50%) gulp
4 1 (12.50%) IntelliJ
4 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (12.50%) Maven
4 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Java Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) J2EE
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) Dropwizard
3 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 1 (12.50%) HTML5
3 1 (12.50%) Hystrix
3 1 (12.50%) JDBC
3 1 (12.50%) Play Framework
3 1 (12.50%) React
3 1 (12.50%) REST
3 1 (12.50%) RESTful
3 1 (12.50%) Scalatra
3 1 (12.50%) Servlets
3 1 (12.50%) Spring
3 1 (12.50%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Kanban
5 2 (25.00%) MVC
5 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (25.00%) System Testing
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) Document Management
6 1 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (12.50%) Pair Programming
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Refactoring
6 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (12.50%) User Stories
6 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
6 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) Groovy
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) hybris
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) New Relic
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
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