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 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East of England > Hertfordshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 60 114
Rank change year-on-year +2 +54  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 100 86 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.82% 3.79% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.51% 4.34% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 91 74 38
Hertfordshire median annual salary £49,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.29% +3.03%  
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £63,250
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.64% -  

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 1816 1981 2480
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 87.48% 87.19% 86.44%
Number of salaries quoted 6487 6639 9194
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £29,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  

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 3 months to 29 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 29 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 +9 45 £53,150 +18.11% 2
Hatfield +6 15 £58,750 +30.55%
Borehamwood - 8 £36,500 - 1
Letchworth -6 5 £32,500 +6.55%
Hemel Hempstead -9 4 £33,750 -15.62%
Hertford - 4 £42,500 - 1
Stevenage +15 1 £31,500 - 1
St Albans +2 1 £35,000 -30.00%
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £24,500 -
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 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 (71.55%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (56.90%) Selenium
3 118 (49.37%) QA
4 117 (48.95%) Java
5 99 (41.42%) Scrum
6 91 (38.08%) BDD
7 88 (36.82%) Finance
8 82 (34.31%) WebDriver
9 81 (33.89%) SQL
10 75 (31.38%) TDD
11 65 (27.20%) Continuous Integration
11 65 (27.20%) Cucumber
12 63 (26.36%) C#
13 62 (25.94%) Linux
13 62 (25.94%) OO
14 59 (24.69%) JIRA
15 54 (22.59%) Test Scripting
15 54 (22.59%) Oracle
16 53 (22.18%) JavaScript
16 53 (22.18%) JBehave
16 53 (22.18%) Gherkin
17 52 (21.76%) Git (software)
18 51 (21.34%) Software Testing
18 51 (21.34%) Microsoft
19 50 (20.92%) Software Engineering
19 50 (20.92%) Test Strategy
20 49 (20.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 49 (20.50%) jQuery
21 46 (19.25%) HTML
22 45 (18.83%) 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 43 (17.99%) Tomcat
2 27 (11.30%) Oracle Service Bus
2 27 (11.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 27 (11.30%) SharePoint
3 19 (7.95%) Confluence
4 7 (2.93%) JBoss
5 3 (1.26%) CMS
5 3 (1.26%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.84%) IIS
6 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.42%) Apache
7 1 (0.42%) Drupal
7 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (5.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (4.18%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.09%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.84%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.51%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.84%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.42%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 39 (16.32%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (11.30%) Office 365
3 21 (8.79%) SaaS
4 6 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.67%) IaaS
6 3 (1.26%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.44%) Internet
2 3 (1.26%) Diameter Protocol
2 3 (1.26%) GPRS
2 3 (1.26%) GSM
2 3 (1.26%) HTTP
2 3 (1.26%) LTE
2 3 (1.26%) UMTS
2 3 (1.26%) VoLTE
2 3 (1.26%) Wireless
3 2 (0.84%) Firewall
4 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.55%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.18%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (2.51%) MySQL
4 2 (0.84%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.42%) DB2
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 136 (56.90%) Selenium
2 82 (34.31%) WebDriver
3 65 (27.20%) Cucumber
4 59 (24.69%) JIRA
5 53 (22.18%) JBehave
6 52 (21.76%) Git (software)
7 31 (12.97%) NUnit
8 29 (12.13%) Subversion
9 27 (11.30%) Jasmine
9 27 (11.30%) MSTest
9 27 (11.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 26 (10.88%) JUnit
11 25 (10.46%) Maven
12 22 (9.21%) gulp
12 22 (9.21%) Karma Test Runner
13 21 (8.79%) TeamCity
14 17 (7.11%) Jenkins
15 16 (6.69%) HP UFT
16 15 (6.28%) SoapUI
16 15 (6.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 88 (36.82%) Finance
2 27 (11.30%) Advertising
3 16 (6.69%) Retail
4 11 (4.60%) Banking
4 11 (4.60%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.09%) Electronics
7 4 (1.67%) Games
8 1 (0.42%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 83 (34.73%) Developer
2 63 (26.36%) Analyst
3 54 (22.59%) Test Analyst
4 37 (15.48%) Tester
5 31 (12.97%) Java Developer
6 28 (11.72%) Software Developer
7 25 (10.46%) Automation Test Analyst
8 24 (10.04%) Senior Developer
9 21 (8.79%) QA Engineer
10 20 (8.37%) JavaScript Developer
10 20 (8.37%) QA Tester
10 20 (8.37%) Test Manager
11 18 (7.53%) C# Developer
11 18 (7.53%) Test Engineer
12 17 (7.11%) Developer in Test
12 17 (7.11%) QA Automation Engineer
13 16 (6.69%) Java Engineer
13 16 (6.69%) Java Software Developer
14 14 (5.86%) Automation Tester
15 13 (5.44%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (22.18%) Gherkin
2 49 (20.50%) jQuery
2 49 (20.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 46 (19.25%) HTML
4 42 (17.57%) .NET
4 42 (17.57%) AngularJS
5 39 (16.32%) HTML5
5 39 (16.32%) RESTful
6 36 (15.06%) Spring
7 35 (14.64%) XML
8 34 (14.23%) ASP.NET
9 33 (13.81%) CSS
10 31 (12.97%) ASP.NET Web API
11 30 (12.55%) ASP.NET MVC
12 28 (11.72%) Web Services
13 27 (11.30%) CSS3
13 27 (11.30%) KnockoutJS
13 27 (11.30%) Middleware
14 26 (10.88%) Hibernate
15 22 (9.21%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.72%) Computer Science
2 27 (11.30%) User Experience
3 17 (7.11%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (5.86%) Mobile App
5 12 (5.02%) Fintech
5 12 (5.02%) RIA
6 7 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.67%) BBC
7 4 (1.67%) CAN bus
7 4 (1.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (1.67%) VHDL
8 3 (1.26%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.26%) Spread Betting
9 2 (0.84%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.84%) NHS
9 2 (0.84%) Replication
10 1 (0.42%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 62 (25.94%) Linux
2 25 (10.46%) Unix
3 21 (8.79%) Windows
4 3 (1.26%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.84%) Android
5 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.84%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.84%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.42%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (71.55%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (41.42%) Scrum
3 91 (38.08%) BDD
4 75 (31.38%) TDD
5 65 (27.20%) Continuous Integration
6 62 (25.94%) OO
7 54 (22.59%) Test Scripting
8 51 (21.34%) Software Testing
9 50 (20.92%) Software Engineering
9 50 (20.92%) Test Strategy
10 45 (18.83%) Regression Testing
11 42 (17.57%) Open Source
12 34 (14.23%) DevOps
13 33 (13.81%) SOA
14 31 (12.97%) Manual Testing
14 31 (12.97%) SDET
15 30 (12.55%) Continuous Deployment
15 30 (12.55%) MVC
16 29 (12.13%) Functional Testing
17 28 (11.72%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 117 (48.95%) Java
2 81 (33.89%) SQL
3 63 (26.36%) C#
4 53 (22.18%) JavaScript
5 22 (9.21%) ES6
6 18 (7.53%) Python
7 15 (6.28%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.77%) VB
9 3 (1.26%) C
9 3 (1.26%) C++
9 3 (1.26%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.84%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.84%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.42%) AWK
11 1 (0.42%) Perl
11 1 (0.42%) PHP
11 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.42%) VBA
11 1 (0.42%) VC++
Qualifications
1 40 (16.74%) Degree
2 28 (11.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (8.37%) ISTQB
4 13 (5.44%) ISEB
5 5 (2.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.67%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.84%) PhD
8 1 (0.42%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (49.37%) QA
2 7 (2.93%) PMO
3 5 (2.09%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.84%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.84%) Hyper-V
1 2 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (6.28%) Puppet
2 8 (3.35%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 54 (22.59%) Oracle
2 51 (21.34%) Microsoft
3 29 (12.13%) Xamarin
4 15 (6.28%) Atlassian
5 12 (5.02%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (5.02%) Sitecore
6 9 (3.77%) HP
7 4 (1.67%) EMC
7 4 (1.67%) Virgin Media
8 2 (0.84%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.84%) Dell
8 2 (0.84%) Sage
8 2 (0.84%) SonicWALL
8 2 (0.84%) Symantec
8 2 (0.84%) VMware
9 1 (0.42%) IBM
9 1 (0.42%) Siebel
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
OCS Resourcing
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 - 80,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Stevenage
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive benefits package
Posted: 15 days ago