Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 57 98
Rank change year-on-year -8 +41 -21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 199 202 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.52% 4.56% 3.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.35% 5.19% 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 167 172 135
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,000 £62,500 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -

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 3722 3893 4722
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 84.61% 87.88% 87.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3137 3217 3834
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +0.53%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -5 60 £48,500 +7.78% 7
Hatfield +11 26 £55,000 -8.33% 6
Borehamwood +3 22 £36,500 -8.75%
Hertford +15 18 £52,500 +110.00% 1
St Albans +1 17 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Hemel Hempstead -1 6 £35,000 -30.00%
Stevenage -5 5 - -
Welwyn Garden City -18 5 £45,000 -8.16%
Potters Bar - 3 £41,500 -
Harpenden +8 2 £35,000 -22.22%
Letchworth -2 2 £46,500 +52.46% 1
Bishop's Stortford -20 2 £30,000 -20.00%
Hoddesdon - 1 - -
Ware - 1 £27,500 -
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 115 (57.79%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (49.25%) Java
3 89 (44.72%) Selenium
4 71 (35.68%) QA
5 68 (34.17%) BDD
6 64 (32.16%) SQL
7 59 (29.65%) OO
8 54 (27.14%) TDD
9 51 (25.63%) WebDriver
10 50 (25.13%) C#
10 50 (25.13%) Web Services
11 48 (24.12%) Degree
11 48 (24.12%) Cucumber
12 47 (23.62%) Retail
13 46 (23.12%) HTML
13 46 (23.12%) SQL Server
14 45 (22.61%) XML
14 45 (22.61%) DevOps
15 43 (21.61%) Gherkin
16 42 (21.11%) Oracle
16 42 (21.11%) Amazon AWS
17 41 (20.60%) CSS
18 40 (20.10%) Scrum
18 40 (20.10%) Spring
19 39 (19.60%) .NET
20 38 (19.10%) Continuous Integration
21 37 (18.59%) Test Strategy
22 36 (18.09%) Git (software)
23 35 (17.59%) JSON
23 35 (17.59%) Microsoft

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 32 (16.08%) Tomcat
2 22 (11.06%) JBoss
3 16 (8.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 16 (8.04%) SharePoint
4 11 (5.53%) Oracle Service Bus
5 10 (5.03%) MS Exchange
6 6 (3.02%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (3.02%) OpenStack
7 4 (2.01%) Confluence
7 4 (2.01%) IIS
8 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (2.51%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 21 (10.55%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.51%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 42 (21.11%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (16.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (8.04%) Office 365
4 5 (2.51%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (2.51%) SaaS
4 5 (2.51%) Serverless
5 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.50%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.03%) Internet
2 9 (4.52%) Firewall
3 6 (3.02%) Broadband
3 6 (3.02%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (2.51%) TETRA
5 2 (1.01%) Wireless
5 2 (1.01%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (23.12%) SQL Server
2 21 (10.55%) MySQL
3 6 (3.02%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (3.02%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.51%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.50%) DB2
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 89 (44.72%) Selenium
2 51 (25.63%) WebDriver
3 48 (24.12%) Cucumber
4 36 (18.09%) Git (software)
5 33 (16.58%) Jenkins
5 33 (16.58%) JIRA
6 29 (14.57%) JBehave
7 24 (12.06%) NUnit
8 23 (11.56%) JUnit
9 21 (10.55%) Oracle Forms
10 20 (10.05%) SpecFlow
11 17 (8.54%) Subversion
12 16 (8.04%) Jasmine
12 16 (8.04%) MSTest
12 16 (8.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 15 (7.54%) TeamCity
14 14 (7.04%) SoapUI
15 10 (5.03%) Visual Studio Team System
16 8 (4.02%) gulp
16 8 (4.02%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 47 (23.62%) Retail
2 32 (16.08%) Finance
3 24 (12.06%) Manufacturing
4 16 (8.04%) Advertising
5 8 (4.02%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.52%) Games
7 6 (3.02%) Banking
8 3 (1.51%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.51%) Automotive
9 2 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.50%) Back Office
10 1 (0.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 60 (30.15%) Developer
2 56 (28.14%) Analyst
3 30 (15.08%) Software Analyst
4 27 (13.57%) Senior Analyst
4 27 (13.57%) Support Analyst
5 26 (13.07%) Test Analyst
6 24 (12.06%) QA Engineer
7 22 (11.06%) Tester
8 21 (10.55%) Development Analyst
8 21 (10.55%) Development Support Analyst
8 21 (10.55%) Senior Development Analyst
8 21 (10.55%) Senior Support Analyst
8 21 (10.55%) Software Development Analyst
8 21 (10.55%) Software Support Analyst
8 21 (10.55%) Test Engineer
9 19 (9.55%) C# Developer
10 17 (8.54%) Senior Developer
11 15 (7.54%) Java Developer
11 15 (7.54%) Software Developer
12 13 (6.53%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (25.13%) Web Services
2 46 (23.12%) HTML
3 45 (22.61%) XML
4 43 (21.61%) Gherkin
5 41 (20.60%) CSS
6 40 (20.10%) Spring
7 39 (19.60%) .NET
8 35 (17.59%) Hibernate
8 35 (17.59%) JSON
9 24 (12.06%) ASP.NET
9 24 (12.06%) ASP.NET Web API
9 24 (12.06%) jQuery
9 24 (12.06%) REST
9 24 (12.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 22 (11.06%) XSLT
11 21 (10.55%) J2EE
11 21 (10.55%) JBoss Seam
11 21 (10.55%) Struts
11 21 (10.55%) XHTML
12 20 (10.05%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.55%) Computer Science
2 16 (8.04%) User Experience
3 10 (5.03%) RIA
4 9 (4.52%) iPhone
5 8 (4.02%) Fintech
5 8 (4.02%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.52%) BBC
7 6 (3.02%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.02%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.51%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (2.01%) EPoS
9 4 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (2.01%) Life Science
10 3 (1.51%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (1.01%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.07%) Linux
2 14 (7.04%) Windows
3 12 (6.03%) Windows Server
4 10 (5.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (4.52%) Windows 10
5 9 (4.52%) Windows 7
6 7 (3.52%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.01%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (57.79%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (34.17%) BDD
3 59 (29.65%) OO
4 54 (27.14%) TDD
5 45 (22.61%) DevOps
6 40 (20.10%) Scrum
7 38 (19.10%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (18.59%) Test Strategy
9 32 (16.08%) API Testing
9 32 (16.08%) Test Scripting
10 31 (15.58%) Regression Testing
10 31 (15.58%) SDET
10 31 (15.58%) Software Testing
11 30 (15.08%) Manual Testing
12 29 (14.57%) CRM
12 29 (14.57%) Stress Testing
13 27 (13.57%) Continuous Deployment
14 25 (12.56%) Open Source
15 23 (11.56%) MVC
15 23 (11.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 98 (49.25%) Java
2 64 (32.16%) SQL
3 50 (25.13%) C#
4 32 (16.08%) JavaScript
5 16 (8.04%) PowerShell
6 15 (7.54%) Python
7 13 (6.53%) C
8 11 (5.53%) T-SQL
8 11 (5.53%) VB
9 9 (4.52%) Ruby
10 8 (4.02%) C++
10 8 (4.02%) ES6
11 6 (3.02%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.51%) VC++
13 1 (0.50%) Ada
13 1 (0.50%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.50%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.50%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 48 (24.12%) Degree
2 18 (9.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (4.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (3.52%) ISTQB
5 6 (3.02%) ISEB
6 2 (1.01%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.01%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (35.68%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.50%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.50%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.50%) MISRA
2 1 (0.50%) MISRA C
System Software
1 10 (5.03%) Hyper-V
2 6 (3.02%) Docker
2 6 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (3.02%) vSphere
3 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (5.03%) Puppet
2 6 (3.02%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.51%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 42 (21.11%) Oracle
2 35 (17.59%) Microsoft
3 19 (9.55%) Xamarin
4 11 (5.53%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (5.53%) Sitecore
5 9 (4.52%) Dell
6 7 (3.52%) Virgin Media
7 6 (3.02%) VMware
8 5 (2.51%) Sage
9 3 (1.51%) SonicWALL
9 3 (1.51%) Symantec
10 2 (1.01%) Perforce
11 1 (0.50%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.50%) IBM