Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 29 22
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 10 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.29% 4.21% 6.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 5.45% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Watford median daily rate £525 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £463 £413 £363
90th Percentile £556 £473 £388
Hertfordshire median daily rate £525 £425 £325
% change year-on-year +23.53% +30.77% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £31.25

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 Watford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 381 220 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 87.39% 77.19% 72.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 109 79
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £225 £205 £212
90th Percentile £588 £533 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 11
Watford median hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.32% +9.62% +4.00%
10th Percentile £14.45 £12.75 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £15.50 £37.50
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £31.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -41.94% +47.62% +31.25%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Watford over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 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 Watford region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Java
3 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 7 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (70.00%) BDD
4 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (60.00%) Web Services
5 5 (50.00%) SQL
5 5 (50.00%) Kanban
5 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (40.00%) TDD
6 4 (40.00%) Spring
6 4 (40.00%) JIRA
6 4 (40.00%) QA
6 4 (40.00%) Selenium
6 4 (40.00%) MVC
6 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (40.00%) Oracle
6 4 (40.00%) Unix
7 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (30.00%) DNA
7 3 (30.00%) CSS
7 3 (30.00%) DB2
7 3 (30.00%) Finance
7 3 (30.00%) HTML
7 3 (30.00%) SOA
7 3 (30.00%) IntelliJ
7 3 (30.00%) Refactoring

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 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) CMS
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) DB2
1 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (20.00%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (10.00%) Big Data
3 1 (10.00%) Data Lake
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) Power BI
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (40.00%) JIRA
3 4 (40.00%) Selenium
4 3 (30.00%) Grunt
4 3 (30.00%) gulp
4 3 (30.00%) IntelliJ
4 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (10.00%) Artifactory
5 1 (10.00%) Maven
5 1 (10.00%) SonarQube
5 1 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Automation Tester
2 4 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Java Automation Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Senior QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Web Services
2 4 (40.00%) Spring
3 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) Dropwizard
3 3 (30.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) HTML5
3 3 (30.00%) Hystrix
3 3 (30.00%) Play Framework
3 3 (30.00%) React
3 3 (30.00%) Scalatra
3 3 (30.00%) Spring Boot
4 2 (20.00%) RESTEasy
4 2 (20.00%) RESTful
5 1 (10.00%) J2EE
5 1 (10.00%) JDBC
5 1 (10.00%) REST
5 1 (10.00%) Servlets
5 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) BDD
2 7 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) Kanban
4 4 (40.00%) MVC
4 4 (40.00%) TDD
5 3 (30.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 3 (30.00%) DNA
5 3 (30.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (30.00%) Front End Development
5 3 (30.00%) Pair Programming
5 3 (30.00%) Refactoring
5 3 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (30.00%) SOA
5 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (30.00%) SOLID
5 3 (30.00%) System Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (30.00%) Groovy
5 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Ansible
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) hybris
2 3 (30.00%) New Relic
3 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft