Period
to 18 August 2018

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 6 months to 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 60 69
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9 +71
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 183 189 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.28% 4.54% 3.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.75% 5.06% 4.44%
Number of salaries quoted 157 164 153
Hertfordshire median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% +11.76% -4.49%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £27,800
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £60,650
East of England median annual salary £47,000 £47,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +10.59% -

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,851 3,732 4,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 90.00% 89.73% 88.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3,005 3,149 3,317
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £70,000
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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
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 6 months to 18 August 2018.

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 6 months to 18 August 2018. 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -13 54 £59,000 +24.21% 4
Hatfield +7 36 £60,000 -
Welwyn Garden City - 22 £53,750 - 1
St Albans +8 12 £55,000 +57.14% 6
Stevenage -4 10 £40,000 +25.00% 3
Bishop's Stortford +4 9 £27,500 +12.24% 1
Borehamwood +3 4 £41,750 +14.38% 1
Hemel Hempstead +9 3 £50,000 +53.85% 1
Potters Bar - 3 £65,000 -
Rickmansworth - 2 £57,500 - 1
Royston - 1 £32,500 - 1
Hitchin - 1 £37,500 -
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 138 (75.41%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (45.90%) Java
3 71 (38.80%) SQL
4 68 (37.16%) Selenium
5 54 (29.51%) C#
6 48 (26.23%) BDD
7 47 (25.68%) Oracle
8 45 (24.59%) QA
9 44 (24.04%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (23.50%) TDD
11 42 (22.95%) OO
12 41 (22.40%) Problem-Solving
13 37 (20.22%) Git (software)
13 37 (20.22%) Amazon AWS
14 36 (19.67%) WebDriver
14 36 (19.67%) Open Source
14 36 (19.67%) Linux
14 36 (19.67%) Retail
15 35 (19.13%) JIRA
15 35 (19.13%) E-Commerce
15 35 (19.13%) Cucumber
16 34 (18.58%) SQL Server
16 34 (18.58%) Degree
17 33 (18.03%) Test Strategy
17 33 (18.03%) Jenkins
18 31 (16.94%) Computer Science
19 30 (16.39%) JavaScript
19 30 (16.39%) XML
20 29 (15.85%) CSS
20 29 (15.85%) HTML

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 15 (8.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (6.01%) Oracle Service Bus
2 11 (6.01%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.01%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.46%) SharePoint Server
4 8 (4.37%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (3.28%) Mule
5 6 (3.28%) Mule ESB
6 5 (2.73%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (2.73%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.64%) Confluence
8 2 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.09%) Apache
8 2 (1.09%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.09%) CoreMedia CMS
8 2 (1.09%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.55%) CMS
9 1 (0.55%) EPiServer
Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Fredhopper
1 2 (1.09%) Magento
1 2 (1.09%) Postilion
1 2 (1.09%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.55%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 37 (20.22%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.56%) Runscope
3 11 (6.01%) Office 365
4 9 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (4.37%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (4.37%) GitHub
6 7 (3.83%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (3.83%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (3.83%) Serverless
7 6 (3.28%) Akamai
7 6 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (2.73%) Boomi
8 5 (2.73%) SaaS
9 4 (2.19%) Trello
10 3 (1.64%) Google Play
11 1 (0.55%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.73%) HTTP
2 4 (2.19%) Kerberos
2 4 (2.19%) TETRA
3 2 (1.09%) ATM
3 2 (1.09%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (18.58%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.20%) Relational Database
3 14 (7.65%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (5.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (4.37%) Endeca
6 7 (3.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 7 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.83%) RDBMS
7 6 (3.28%) Couchbase
7 6 (3.28%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.64%) Big Data
8 3 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.64%) DB2
8 3 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.09%) Redis
9 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 68 (37.16%) Selenium
2 37 (20.22%) Git (software)
3 36 (19.67%) WebDriver
4 35 (19.13%) Cucumber
4 35 (19.13%) JIRA
5 33 (18.03%) Jenkins
6 17 (9.29%) JUnit
6 17 (9.29%) Subversion
7 16 (8.74%) JBehave
8 13 (7.10%) SoapUI
9 12 (6.56%) NUnit
10 11 (6.01%) Maven
10 11 (6.01%) MSTest
10 11 (6.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 10 (5.46%) Jasmine
12 8 (4.37%) Visual Studio Team System
13 7 (3.83%) Mockito
14 6 (3.28%) Robot Framework
14 6 (3.28%) Spock
14 6 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (19.67%) Retail
2 28 (15.30%) Finance
3 10 (5.46%) Advertising
4 6 (3.28%) Games
5 5 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.55%) Law
6 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 66 (36.07%) Developer
2 33 (18.03%) Software Engineer
3 28 (15.30%) Analyst
4 19 (10.38%) Tester
5 18 (9.84%) Development Engineer
5 18 (9.84%) Software Development Engineer
6 17 (9.29%) QA Analyst
6 17 (9.29%) Senior Developer
6 17 (9.29%) Test Analyst
7 15 (8.20%) Test Engineer
8 14 (7.65%) Data Migration Developer
9 13 (7.10%) .NET Developer
10 12 (6.56%) Senior .NET Developer
10 12 (6.56%) Software Test Engineer
11 11 (6.01%) Automation Tester
11 11 (6.01%) C# Developer
11 11 (6.01%) Test Leader
12 10 (5.46%) C# .NET Developer
12 10 (5.46%) Selenium Tester
12 10 (5.46%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.39%) XML
2 29 (15.85%) .NET
2 29 (15.85%) CSS
2 29 (15.85%) HTML
3 27 (14.75%) AngularJS
3 27 (14.75%) Web Services
4 22 (12.02%) HTML5
4 22 (12.02%) Kafka
5 19 (10.38%) CSS3
5 19 (10.38%) jQuery
6 18 (9.84%) React
6 18 (9.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 17 (9.29%) Middleware
8 16 (8.74%) J2EE
9 14 (7.65%) ASP.NET
9 14 (7.65%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (7.65%) ASP.NET Web API
9 14 (7.65%) Spring
10 13 (7.10%) Gherkin
10 13 (7.10%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.94%) Computer Science
2 21 (11.48%) User Experience
3 19 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (7.65%) Mobile App
4 14 (7.65%) Reference Data
5 9 (4.92%) Mainframe
6 8 (4.37%) Data Centre
6 8 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.09%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.09%) Robotics
9 1 (0.55%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.55%) EPoS
9 1 (0.55%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.55%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 36 (19.67%) Linux
2 15 (8.20%) Unix
3 12 (6.56%) Android
3 12 (6.56%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.73%) Windows
5 3 (1.64%) AIX
6 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (75.41%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (26.23%) BDD
3 44 (24.04%) Continuous Integration
4 43 (23.50%) TDD
5 42 (22.95%) OO
6 41 (22.40%) Problem-Solving
7 36 (19.67%) Open Source
8 35 (19.13%) E-Commerce
9 33 (18.03%) Test Strategy
10 29 (15.85%) Software Engineering
11 28 (15.30%) DevOps
12 26 (14.21%) Continuous Delivery
12 26 (14.21%) MVC
12 26 (14.21%) Scrum
13 25 (13.66%) Continuous Deployment
14 24 (13.11%) Continuous Improvement
15 22 (12.02%) Kanban
16 21 (11.48%) Performance Testing
17 20 (10.93%) Data Privacy
18 19 (10.38%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 84 (45.90%) Java
2 71 (38.80%) SQL
3 54 (29.51%) C#
4 30 (16.39%) JavaScript
5 15 (8.20%) PL/SQL
6 8 (4.37%) Python
6 8 (4.37%) T-SQL
7 7 (3.83%) Groovy
7 7 (3.83%) Ruby
8 5 (2.73%) ES6
9 4 (2.19%) Java 8
9 4 (2.19%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.19%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.19%) XPath
9 4 (2.19%) XQuery
10 2 (1.09%) C++
10 2 (1.09%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.09%) Scala
11 1 (0.55%) Erlang
11 1 (0.55%) XAML
Qualifications
1 34 (18.58%) Degree
2 23 (12.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (8.74%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.74%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.46%) ISEB
5 9 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (4.37%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (24.59%) QA
2 14 (7.65%) Data Quality
3 6 (3.28%) GCP
4 4 (2.19%) SLA
5 1 (0.55%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (4.37%) Docker
2 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (6.56%) Puppet
2 6 (3.28%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.28%) Terraform
3 4 (2.19%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (1.09%) Ansible
4 2 (1.09%) Grafana
4 2 (1.09%) Graphite
4 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (25.68%) Oracle
2 22 (12.02%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.56%) Splunk
3 12 (6.56%) Xamarin
4 9 (4.92%) Google
5 7 (3.83%) Capita
5 7 (3.83%) IBM
6 6 (3.28%) ATG
6 6 (3.28%) Talend
6 6 (3.28%) WSO2
7 5 (2.73%) Dell
7 5 (2.73%) MuleSoft
7 5 (2.73%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.73%) Sitecore
7 5 (2.73%) TIBCO
7 5 (2.73%) webMethods
8 4 (2.19%) CA
8 4 (2.19%) Green Hat
8 4 (2.19%) SAP
8 4 (2.19%) SnapLogic