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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Automation
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 115 147
Rank change year-on-year +14 +32  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 39 46 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.77% 1.79% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.07% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 39 33 8
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,700 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £64,000 £57,250
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 1944 2218 1951
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 88.08% 86.24% 81.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1612 1784 1522
Median salary £49,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.76% +4.00%  
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%  

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 27 March 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 27 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 +15 26 £42,500 +18.05% 2
Royston +11 4 £42,500 -
Letchworth - 2 £33,750 - 1
Stevenage -1 1 £32,500 -18.75%
Hertford - 1 £35,000 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 64 (86.49%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (70.27%) Selenium
3 45 (60.81%) Finance
3 45 (60.81%) Scrum
4 43 (58.11%) Java
5 40 (54.05%) Cucumber
5 40 (54.05%) BDD
6 39 (52.70%) QA
7 36 (48.65%) Regression Testing
8 33 (44.59%) Test Scripting
9 32 (43.24%) Gherkin
10 31 (41.89%) Test Strategy
11 30 (40.54%) TDD
12 27 (36.49%) JIRA
12 27 (36.49%) WebDriver
13 23 (31.08%) Automation Testing
14 22 (29.73%) Git (software)
15 20 (27.03%) Software Testing
16 19 (25.68%) Maven
16 19 (25.68%) C#
16 19 (25.68%) JUnit
16 19 (25.68%) Tomcat
16 19 (25.68%) ATDD
16 19 (25.68%) Continuous Delivery
17 18 (24.32%) System Integration Testing
17 18 (24.32%) Confluence
17 18 (24.32%) Hibernate
17 18 (24.32%) Automated Testing
17 18 (24.32%) Spring
17 18 (24.32%) Kanban

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 19 (25.68%) Tomcat
2 18 (24.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.11%) SaaS
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.70%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database
1 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) MySQL
2 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 52 (70.27%) Selenium
2 40 (54.05%) Cucumber
3 27 (36.49%) JIRA
3 27 (36.49%) WebDriver
4 22 (29.73%) Git (software)
5 19 (25.68%) JUnit
5 19 (25.68%) Maven
6 17 (22.97%) SoapUI
7 13 (17.57%) JBehave
8 11 (14.86%) HP UFT
9 10 (13.51%) Jenkins
10 9 (12.16%) Ranorex
10 9 (12.16%) SilkTest
11 7 (9.46%) Robot Framework
12 5 (6.76%) JMeter
12 5 (6.76%) TeamCity
13 4 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (5.41%) FitNesse
13 4 (5.41%) Mockito
13 4 (5.41%) Moq
General
1 45 (60.81%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Retail
3 1 (1.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (37.84%) Analyst
2 26 (35.14%) Test Analyst
3 23 (31.08%) Tester
4 15 (20.27%) Software Tester
5 12 (16.22%) Automation Test Analyst
6 11 (14.86%) Developer
6 11 (14.86%) Software Developer
7 10 (13.51%) Automation Tester
7 10 (13.51%) Developer in Test
7 10 (13.51%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 10 (13.51%) Selenium Tester
7 10 (13.51%) Test Manager
8 9 (12.16%) Java Developer
8 9 (12.16%) Java Software Developer
8 9 (12.16%) Regression Tester
9 7 (9.46%) Test Automation Manager
10 6 (8.11%) Test Leader
11 5 (6.76%) Agile Test Analyst
11 5 (6.76%) QA Test Manager
11 5 (6.76%) SAP Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (43.24%) Gherkin
2 18 (24.32%) Hibernate
2 18 (24.32%) Spring
3 17 (22.97%) RESTful
4 4 (5.41%) REST
5 3 (4.05%) Web Services
6 2 (2.70%) JSON
6 2 (2.70%) SOAP
6 2 (2.70%) XML
7 1 (1.35%) .NET
7 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.70%) Fintech
3 1 (1.35%) BBC
3 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.92%) Unix
2 12 (16.22%) Linux
3 6 (8.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (86.49%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (60.81%) Scrum
3 40 (54.05%) BDD
4 36 (48.65%) Regression Testing
5 33 (44.59%) Test Scripting
6 31 (41.89%) Test Strategy
7 30 (40.54%) TDD
8 23 (31.08%) Automation Testing
9 20 (27.03%) Software Testing
10 19 (25.68%) ATDD
10 19 (25.68%) Continuous Delivery
11 18 (24.32%) Automated Testing
11 18 (24.32%) Kanban
11 18 (24.32%) System Integration Testing
12 17 (22.97%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (22.97%) Integration Testing
13 15 (20.27%) Manual Testing
14 12 (16.22%) Functional Testing
15 11 (14.86%) Non-Functional Testing
15 11 (14.86%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 43 (58.11%) Java
2 19 (25.68%) C#
3 13 (17.57%) SQL
4 7 (9.46%) Python
4 7 (9.46%) Shell Script
5 5 (6.76%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.41%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.05%) Ruby
8 2 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (12.16%) ISEB
2 8 (10.81%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (52.70%) QA
2 12 (16.22%) SDET
3 1 (1.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (24.32%) Atlassian
2 12 (16.22%) HP
3 9 (12.16%) Oracle
4 5 (6.76%) SAP
5 1 (1.35%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.35%) Virgin Media
5 1 (1.35%) VMware
5 1 (1.35%) Xamarin
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