The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 60 117
Rank change year-on-year +6 +57  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 104 90 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.93% 3.91% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.62% 4.48% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 93 77 35
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £59,600
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 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 1852 2009 2486
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 87.73% 87.20% 86.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1566 1646 1962
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Hertfordshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Hertfordshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Hertfordshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 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 +8 49 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Hatfield +10 16 £58,750 +30.55%
Borehamwood - 9 £36,500 - 1
Letchworth -8 5 £32,500 +6.55%
Hemel Hempstead -11 4 £33,750 -10.00%
Hertford - 3 £42,500 - 1
Stevenage +15 1 £31,500 - 1
St Albans -4 1 £35,000 -30.00%
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £24,500 -
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT 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 job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 171 (70.95%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (58.09%) Selenium
3 119 (49.38%) QA
4 115 (47.72%) Java
5 99 (41.08%) Scrum
6 91 (37.76%) BDD
7 89 (36.93%) Finance
8 83 (34.44%) SQL
8 83 (34.44%) WebDriver
9 76 (31.54%) TDD
10 66 (27.39%) Continuous Integration
11 65 (26.97%) Cucumber
12 64 (26.56%) C#
13 63 (26.14%) Linux
14 61 (25.31%) OO
15 59 (24.48%) JIRA
16 55 (22.82%) Test Scripting
17 54 (22.41%) Microsoft
17 54 (22.41%) Oracle
18 53 (21.99%) Software Testing
18 53 (21.99%) Gherkin
19 52 (21.58%) Git (software)
19 52 (21.58%) JavaScript
20 51 (21.16%) JBehave
21 49 (20.33%) Software Engineering
21 49 (20.33%) Test Strategy
22 48 (19.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 48 (19.92%) jQuery
23 46 (19.09%) HTML
24 45 (18.67%) Regression Testing

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 41 (17.01%) Tomcat
2 27 (11.20%) Oracle Service Bus
2 27 (11.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 27 (11.20%) SharePoint
3 19 (7.88%) Confluence
4 7 (2.90%) JBoss
5 3 (1.24%) CMS
5 3 (1.24%) IIS
5 3 (1.24%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.24%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.41%) Apache
6 1 (0.41%) Drupal
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (5.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.56%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.49%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.24%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.49%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.24%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 39 (16.18%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (11.20%) Office 365
3 21 (8.71%) SaaS
4 6 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.66%) IaaS
6 3 (1.24%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.98%) Internet
2 3 (1.24%) Diameter Protocol
2 3 (1.24%) Firewall
2 3 (1.24%) GPRS
2 3 (1.24%) GSM
2 3 (1.24%) HTTP
2 3 (1.24%) LTE
2 3 (1.24%) UMTS
2 3 (1.24%) VoLTE
2 3 (1.24%) Wireless
3 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.45%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.73%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (2.49%) MySQL
4 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.41%) DB2
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 140 (58.09%) Selenium
2 83 (34.44%) WebDriver
3 65 (26.97%) Cucumber
4 59 (24.48%) JIRA
5 52 (21.58%) Git (software)
6 51 (21.16%) JBehave
7 31 (12.86%) NUnit
8 29 (12.03%) Subversion
9 27 (11.20%) Jasmine
9 27 (11.20%) MSTest
9 27 (11.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 26 (10.79%) JUnit
11 25 (10.37%) Maven
12 21 (8.71%) gulp
12 21 (8.71%) Karma Test Runner
12 21 (8.71%) TeamCity
13 18 (7.47%) Jenkins
14 16 (6.64%) HP UFT
15 15 (6.22%) SoapUI
15 15 (6.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 89 (36.93%) Finance
2 27 (11.20%) Advertising
3 15 (6.22%) Retail
4 11 (4.56%) Banking
4 11 (4.56%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.56%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.07%) Electronics
7 4 (1.66%) Games
8 1 (0.41%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 81 (33.61%) Developer
2 65 (26.97%) Analyst
3 56 (23.24%) Test Analyst
4 38 (15.77%) Tester
5 30 (12.45%) Java Developer
6 28 (11.62%) Software Developer
7 27 (11.20%) Automation Test Analyst
8 23 (9.54%) Senior Developer
9 22 (9.13%) QA Engineer
10 20 (8.30%) QA Tester
10 20 (8.30%) Test Manager
11 19 (7.88%) JavaScript Developer
12 18 (7.47%) C# Developer
12 18 (7.47%) QA Automation Engineer
12 18 (7.47%) Test Engineer
13 17 (7.05%) Developer in Test
14 15 (6.22%) Java Engineer
14 15 (6.22%) Java Software Developer
15 14 (5.81%) Automation Tester
15 14 (5.81%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (21.99%) Gherkin
2 48 (19.92%) jQuery
2 48 (19.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 46 (19.09%) HTML
4 43 (17.84%) .NET
5 42 (17.43%) AngularJS
6 39 (16.18%) HTML5
7 37 (15.35%) RESTful
8 35 (14.52%) Spring
9 34 (14.11%) ASP.NET
10 33 (13.69%) CSS
10 33 (13.69%) XML
11 31 (12.86%) ASP.NET Web API
12 30 (12.45%) ASP.NET MVC
13 27 (11.20%) CSS3
13 27 (11.20%) KnockoutJS
13 27 (11.20%) Middleware
14 26 (10.79%) Hibernate
14 26 (10.79%) Web Services
15 21 (8.71%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.62%) Computer Science
2 27 (11.20%) User Experience
3 17 (7.05%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (5.81%) Mobile App
5 11 (4.56%) Fintech
5 11 (4.56%) RIA
6 6 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.66%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.66%) BBC
7 4 (1.66%) CAN bus
7 4 (1.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (1.66%) VHDL
8 3 (1.24%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.24%) Spread Betting
9 2 (0.83%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.83%) NHS
9 2 (0.83%) Replication
10 1 (0.41%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 63 (26.14%) Linux
2 25 (10.37%) Unix
3 22 (9.13%) Windows
4 4 (1.66%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.24%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.24%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.83%) Android
6 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (70.95%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (41.08%) Scrum
3 91 (37.76%) BDD
4 76 (31.54%) TDD
5 66 (27.39%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (25.31%) OO
7 55 (22.82%) Test Scripting
8 53 (21.99%) Software Testing
9 49 (20.33%) Software Engineering
9 49 (20.33%) Test Strategy
10 45 (18.67%) Regression Testing
11 42 (17.43%) Open Source
12 34 (14.11%) DevOps
13 32 (13.28%) SOA
14 31 (12.86%) Functional Testing
14 31 (12.86%) Manual Testing
14 31 (12.86%) SDET
15 30 (12.45%) Continuous Deployment
15 30 (12.45%) MVC
16 28 (11.62%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 115 (47.72%) Java
2 83 (34.44%) SQL
3 64 (26.56%) C#
4 52 (21.58%) JavaScript
5 21 (8.71%) ES6
6 18 (7.47%) Python
7 15 (6.22%) Shell Script
8 10 (4.15%) VB
9 4 (1.66%) C
9 4 (1.66%) C++
10 3 (1.24%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.24%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.83%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.41%) AWK
12 1 (0.41%) Perl
12 1 (0.41%) PHP
12 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.41%) VBA
12 1 (0.41%) VC++
Qualifications
1 40 (16.60%) Degree
2 28 (11.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (9.13%) ISTQB
4 15 (6.22%) ISEB
5 6 (2.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.66%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.83%) PhD
8 1 (0.41%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (49.38%) QA
2 7 (2.90%) PMO
3 5 (2.07%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.83%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.24%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (6.22%) Puppet
2 8 (3.32%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (1.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 54 (22.41%) Microsoft
1 54 (22.41%) Oracle
2 29 (12.03%) Xamarin
3 15 (6.22%) Atlassian
4 12 (4.98%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (4.98%) Sitecore
5 9 (3.73%) HP
6 4 (1.66%) EMC
6 4 (1.66%) Virgin Media
7 3 (1.24%) Dell
7 3 (1.24%) Sage
7 3 (1.24%) SonicWALL
7 3 (1.24%) Symantec
8 2 (0.83%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.83%) VMware
9 1 (0.41%) IBM
9 1 (0.41%) Siebel
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Service Care Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
OCS Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stevenage
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive benefits package
Posted: 9 days ago