The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 108 141 -
Rank change year-on-year +33 -  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 34 18 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.55% 0.70% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 0.81% -
Number of salaries quoted 27 12 0
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -10.25%  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1925 2215 1889
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 87.86% 86.29% 81.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1594 1780 1472
Median salary £50,000 £52,135 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.09% +4.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Hertfordshire

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for Automation Testing in Hertfordshire

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Testing in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Testing in Hertfordshire

Automation Testing
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +11 22 £35,000 -2.77% 2
Harpenden - 8 £35,000 -
Hoddesdon - 1 £35,000 -
Automation Testing
East of England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 66 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (82.67%) QA
3 58 (77.33%) Selenium
4 39 (52.00%) Software Testing
5 38 (50.67%) Java
6 37 (49.33%) Scrum
7 36 (48.00%) Finance
8 33 (44.00%) WebDriver
9 30 (40.00%) SQL
10 29 (38.67%) BDD
11 28 (37.33%) Functional Testing
12 26 (34.67%) Cucumber
12 26 (34.67%) C#
13 23 (30.67%) Unix
13 23 (30.67%) Test Automation
13 23 (30.67%) JIRA
14 22 (29.33%) Gherkin
14 22 (29.33%) HP UFT
15 21 (28.00%) Git (software)
16 20 (26.67%) Kanban
16 20 (26.67%) Integration Testing
16 20 (26.67%) Linux
16 20 (26.67%) Python
16 20 (26.67%) TDD
16 20 (26.67%) ISTQB
17 19 (25.33%) Atlassian
17 19 (25.33%) Test Strategy
17 19 (25.33%) Continuous Delivery
18 18 (24.00%) System Integration Testing
18 18 (24.00%) Confluence

Automation Testing
Top Related 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 18 (24.00%) Confluence
2 17 (22.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
1 7 (9.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.67%) SaaS
2 3 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 58 (77.33%) Selenium
2 33 (44.00%) WebDriver
3 26 (34.67%) Cucumber
4 23 (30.67%) JIRA
5 22 (29.33%) HP UFT
6 21 (28.00%) Git (software)
7 18 (24.00%) JUnit
8 17 (22.67%) Maven
8 17 (22.67%) SoapUI
9 11 (14.67%) JBehave
10 10 (13.33%) Robot Framework
11 9 (12.00%) Jenkins
12 7 (9.33%) TeamCity
13 4 (5.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (5.33%) FitNesse
13 4 (5.33%) Mockito
13 4 (5.33%) Moq
14 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
15 2 (2.67%) Appium
15 2 (2.67%) Calabash
General
1 36 (48.00%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (4.00%) Back Office
4 2 (2.67%) Retail
5 1 (1.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 48 (64.00%) Analyst
1 48 (64.00%) Test Analyst
2 15 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 15 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 12 (16.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 12 (16.00%) Test Manager
4 8 (10.67%) Tester
5 7 (9.33%) QA Manager
5 7 (9.33%) QA Tester
6 6 (8.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) QA Leader
6 6 (8.00%) Test Automation Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Automation Test Lead
7 3 (4.00%) QA Test Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Test Leader
8 2 (2.67%) Automation Tester
8 2 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Software Tester
8 2 (2.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (29.33%) Gherkin
2 17 (22.67%) Hibernate
2 17 (22.67%) RESTful
2 17 (22.67%) Spring
3 9 (12.00%) XML
4 4 (5.33%) Reactive Extensions
5 2 (2.67%) JSON
5 2 (2.67%) REST
6 1 (1.33%) .NET
6 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.33%) BBC
3 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (30.67%) Unix
2 20 (26.67%) Linux
3 1 (1.33%) Android
3 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (52.00%) Software Testing
3 37 (49.33%) Scrum
4 29 (38.67%) BDD
5 28 (37.33%) Functional Testing
6 23 (30.67%) Test Automation
7 20 (26.67%) Integration Testing
7 20 (26.67%) Kanban
7 20 (26.67%) TDD
8 19 (25.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 19 (25.33%) Test Strategy
9 18 (24.00%) Regression Testing
9 18 (24.00%) System Integration Testing
10 17 (22.67%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (20.00%) Automated Testing
11 15 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
12 14 (18.67%) Test Scripting
13 11 (14.67%) Open Source
14 10 (13.33%) Agile Testing
14 10 (13.33%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 38 (50.67%) Java
2 30 (40.00%) SQL
3 26 (34.67%) C#
4 20 (26.67%) Python
5 8 (10.67%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.33%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.67%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 7 (9.33%) ISEB
3 2 (2.67%) Degree
3 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (82.67%) QA
2 7 (9.33%) PMO
3 2 (2.67%) SDET
Vendors
1 19 (25.33%) Atlassian
2 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle
4 1 (1.33%) Virgin Media
4 1 (1.33%) Xamarin
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