Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 67 71
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 +40
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 151 191 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.78% 4.55% 3.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.21% 5.16% 4.25%
Number of salaries quoted 142 161 139
Hertfordshire median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £29,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £49,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.04% +10.00% +5.88%

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 3,587 3,700 3,951
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 89.76% 88.14% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,784 3,141 3,233
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 October 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 20 October 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 -23 40 £64,000 +31.96% 2
St Albans +15 26 £50,000 +21.21% 4
Hatfield +9 26 £60,000 +4.35% 1
Stevenage +19 13 £40,000 +26.98% 8
Welwyn Garden City -20 9 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Bishop's Stortford - 7 £27,500 -
Borehamwood -3 5 £40,000 +9.59%
Hemel Hempstead +10 4 £41,250 +22.22% 4
Potters Bar -3 4 £65,000 +94.03%
Royston - 2 £42,500 - 1
Kings Langley - 1 £29,000 -
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 101 (66.89%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (39.07%) SQL
3 55 (36.42%) C#
4 49 (32.45%) Java
4 49 (32.45%) Selenium
5 48 (31.79%) BDD
6 44 (29.14%) TDD
7 31 (20.53%) OO
8 30 (19.87%) QA
9 29 (19.21%) Test Strategy
10 28 (18.54%) Problem-Solving
10 28 (18.54%) JIRA
10 28 (18.54%) XML
11 27 (17.88%) SQL Server
12 26 (17.22%) Mentoring
13 24 (15.89%) Microservices
14 23 (15.23%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 23 (15.23%) Migration
14 23 (15.23%) Oracle
14 23 (15.23%) Data Migration
14 23 (15.23%) SC Cleared
14 23 (15.23%) Security Cleared
15 21 (13.91%) Reference Data
15 21 (13.91%) Data Mapping
15 21 (13.91%) PL/SQL
15 21 (13.91%) JavaScript
15 21 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
15 21 (13.91%) Data Quality
16 20 (13.25%) WebDriver
17 19 (12.58%) Degree

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 12 (7.95%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (5.30%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (3.31%) CMS
3 5 (3.31%) EPiServer
3 5 (3.31%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.31%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.99%) Confluence
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.95%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (7.95%) AWS Lambda
2 12 (7.95%) Serverless
3 11 (7.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.97%) GitHub
5 5 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.65%) Google Play
7 1 (0.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.99%) ATM
2 2 (1.32%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.66%) Internet
3 1 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.88%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (9.93%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (7.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 11 (7.28%) Redis
5 11 (7.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (5.96%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (3.97%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (3.97%) RDBMS
7 6 (3.97%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.65%) Big Data
9 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.66%) DB2
Development Applications
1 49 (32.45%) Selenium
2 28 (18.54%) JIRA
3 20 (13.25%) WebDriver
4 17 (11.26%) Git (software)
5 12 (7.95%) Cucumber
5 12 (7.95%) Subversion
6 7 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (3.97%) Jenkins
7 6 (3.97%) Maven
7 6 (3.97%) SpecFlow
8 5 (3.31%) JBehave
8 5 (3.31%) JUnit
9 4 (2.65%) Android Studio
10 3 (1.99%) JMeter
10 3 (1.99%) NUnit
10 3 (1.99%) Zephyr
11 2 (1.32%) Bugzilla
11 2 (1.32%) CruiseControl
11 2 (1.32%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.32%) ProC
General
1 19 (12.58%) Finance
1 19 (12.58%) Retail
2 3 (1.99%) Games
3 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.66%) Advertising
4 1 (0.66%) Electronics
4 1 (0.66%) Law
4 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (37.75%) Developer
2 25 (16.56%) Software Engineer
3 24 (15.89%) Analyst
4 21 (13.91%) Data Migration Developer
5 19 (12.58%) Test Engineer
6 18 (11.92%) Test Analyst
7 16 (10.60%) Software Test Engineer
8 15 (9.93%) ETL Developer
8 15 (9.93%) Oracle Developer
8 15 (9.93%) Oracle ETL Developer
8 15 (9.93%) PostgreSQL Developer
8 15 (9.93%) SQL Developer
8 15 (9.93%) SQL Server Developer
9 13 (8.61%) Development Engineer
9 13 (8.61%) Software Development Engineer
9 13 (8.61%) Test Development Engineer
10 12 (7.95%) Tester
11 11 (7.28%) .NET Developer
11 11 (7.28%) Senior Developer
11 11 (7.28%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (18.54%) XML
2 19 (12.58%) .NET
3 18 (11.92%) AngularJS
4 17 (11.26%) Kafka
5 16 (10.60%) CSS
6 11 (7.28%) .NET Core
6 11 (7.28%) HTML
7 10 (6.62%) JSON
7 10 (6.62%) RabbitMQ
7 10 (6.62%) Web Services
8 6 (3.97%) Akka
8 6 (3.97%) J2EE
8 6 (3.97%) Java EE
8 6 (3.97%) Java SE
8 6 (3.97%) JDBC
8 6 (3.97%) Node.js
8 6 (3.97%) Spring
8 6 (3.97%) Spring MVC
9 5 (3.31%) ASP.NET
9 5 (3.31%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
1 21 (13.91%) Reference Data
2 11 (7.28%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.96%) User Experience
4 6 (3.97%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.97%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.65%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.32%) Fintech
7 2 (1.32%) iPhone
7 2 (1.32%) Robotics
7 2 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.66%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.66%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.66%) Life Science
8 1 (0.66%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.61%) Android
2 11 (7.28%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.99%) Linux
3 3 (1.99%) Windows
4 1 (0.66%) AIX
4 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (66.89%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (31.79%) BDD
3 44 (29.14%) TDD
4 31 (20.53%) OO
5 29 (19.21%) Test Strategy
6 28 (18.54%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (17.22%) Mentoring
8 24 (15.89%) Microservices
9 23 (15.23%) Data Migration
9 23 (15.23%) Migration
9 23 (15.23%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 21 (13.91%) Data Mapping
11 19 (12.58%) Continuous Delivery
12 17 (11.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (11.26%) Mathematics
12 17 (11.26%) Open Source
12 17 (11.26%) Scrum
12 17 (11.26%) Test Scripting
13 16 (10.60%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (10.60%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 59 (39.07%) SQL
2 55 (36.42%) C#
3 49 (32.45%) Java
4 21 (13.91%) JavaScript
4 21 (13.91%) PL/SQL
5 18 (11.92%) T-SQL
6 13 (8.61%) Python
7 9 (5.96%) C++
8 7 (4.64%) C
9 6 (3.97%) Scala
10 3 (1.99%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.99%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.32%) PHP
11 2 (1.32%) Ruby
12 1 (0.66%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.66%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.66%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 23 (15.23%) SC Cleared
1 23 (15.23%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.58%) Degree
3 15 (9.93%) ISTQB
4 13 (8.61%) ISEB
5 11 (7.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (6.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (19.87%) QA
2 21 (13.91%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.65%) SLA
4 1 (0.66%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (7.28%) Docker
2 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (7.28%) Grafana
1 11 (7.28%) Graphite
2 1 (0.66%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (15.23%) Oracle
2 10 (6.62%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.96%) Talend
4 4 (2.65%) Google
5 3 (1.99%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.32%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.32%) Perforce
6 2 (1.32%) SAP
7 1 (0.66%) EMC