Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 41 62
Rank change year-on-year -9 +21 +66
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 240 243 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.26% 5.71% 4.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.06% 6.33% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 187 223 170
Hertfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +12.50% -15.79%
10th Percentile £29,600 £31,900 £26,975
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% -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 3,963 3,839 4,310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 86.87% 90.18% 88.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3,264 3,228 3,495
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,175 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -8 77 £52,500 +10.53% 2
Welwyn Garden City - 40 £45,000 - 1
Hatfield -5 34 £53,750 -10.42% 3
Stevenage -7 17 £40,000 -5.88% 2
St Albans 0 13 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Bishop's Stortford +3 10 £27,500 +12.24% 1
Borehamwood +6 3 £42,500 +16.44%
Hemel Hempstead -6 3 £50,000 +53.85% 1
Tring - 2 - -
Rickmansworth - 2 £57,500 -
Hitchin +12 1 £37,500 +15.38%
Royston -4 1 £32,500 -23.53%
Ware - 1 £27,500 -
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 176 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (47.50%) Java
3 90 (37.50%) Selenium
4 78 (32.50%) QA
5 73 (30.42%) SQL
6 58 (24.17%) OO
7 56 (23.33%) Linux
8 55 (22.92%) BDD
9 54 (22.50%) Test Strategy
9 54 (22.50%) WebDriver
10 53 (22.08%) Amazon AWS
11 52 (21.67%) JIRA
11 52 (21.67%) Problem-Solving
12 50 (20.83%) Degree
13 49 (20.42%) Git (software)
13 49 (20.42%) Cucumber
14 47 (19.58%) Continuous Integration
14 47 (19.58%) JavaScript
15 46 (19.17%) C#
16 45 (18.75%) Computer Science
16 45 (18.75%) TDD
17 44 (18.33%) Oracle
17 44 (18.33%) Continuous Deployment
18 43 (17.92%) HTML
19 42 (17.50%) Jenkins
20 40 (16.67%) Scrum
20 40 (16.67%) Performance Testing
21 38 (15.83%) Retail
22 37 (15.42%) MVC
22 37 (15.42%) Mobile App

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 (7.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 16 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 15 (6.25%) Oracle Service Bus
3 15 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 11 (4.58%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.50%) Mule
5 6 (2.50%) Mule ESB
6 5 (2.08%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (2.08%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.25%) Confluence
7 3 (1.25%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.83%) Apache
8 2 (0.83%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.83%) CoreMedia CMS
8 2 (0.83%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Fredhopper
1 2 (0.83%) Magento
1 2 (0.83%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.42%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 53 (22.08%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (7.92%) GitHub
3 18 (7.50%) Runscope
4 15 (6.25%) Office 365
4 15 (6.25%) SaaS
5 13 (5.42%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (2.50%) Akamai
7 6 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (2.50%) Serverless
8 5 (2.08%) Boomi
9 4 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.67%) Trello
10 2 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.42%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.67%) HTTP
2 13 (5.42%) TCP/IP
3 10 (4.17%) DNS
3 10 (4.17%) SNMP
4 8 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (3.33%) Wireshark
5 6 (2.50%) Internet
5 6 (2.50%) Wireless
6 5 (2.08%) 3GPP
6 5 (2.08%) 802.11
6 5 (2.08%) DHCP
6 5 (2.08%) Ethernet
6 5 (2.08%) IPsec
6 5 (2.08%) IPv4
6 5 (2.08%) IPv6
6 5 (2.08%) RTCP
6 5 (2.08%) RTP
6 5 (2.08%) SMTP
6 5 (2.08%) WCDMA
6 5 (2.08%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 15 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 14 (5.83%) NoSQL
5 12 (5.00%) Couchbase
6 8 (3.33%) Endeca
7 7 (2.92%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.25%) Big Data
9 3 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.25%) DB2
9 3 (1.25%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 90 (37.50%) Selenium
2 54 (22.50%) WebDriver
3 52 (21.67%) JIRA
4 49 (20.42%) Cucumber
4 49 (20.42%) Git (software)
5 42 (17.50%) Jenkins
6 32 (13.33%) JBehave
7 31 (12.92%) JUnit
8 19 (7.92%) Subversion
9 16 (6.67%) NUnit
10 15 (6.25%) Maven
10 15 (6.25%) MSTest
10 15 (6.25%) SoapUI
10 15 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 14 (5.83%) Jasmine
12 12 (5.00%) gulp
12 12 (5.00%) Karma Test Runner
12 12 (5.00%) Spock
13 10 (4.17%) LoadRunner
13 10 (4.17%) Mockito
General
1 38 (15.83%) Retail
2 33 (13.75%) Finance
3 14 (5.83%) Advertising
4 6 (2.50%) Games
4 6 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.08%) Electronics
6 1 (0.42%) Banking
6 1 (0.42%) Law
6 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (29.17%) Developer
2 36 (15.00%) Analyst
3 31 (12.92%) Tester
4 30 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 30 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 28 (11.67%) QA Analyst
6 26 (10.83%) Development Engineer
7 25 (10.42%) Test Analyst
8 21 (8.75%) Software Development Engineer
9 20 (8.33%) Senior Developer
10 18 (7.50%) Java Developer
10 18 (7.50%) QA Test Analyst
11 16 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 15 (6.25%) .NET Developer
12 15 (6.25%) C# Developer
12 15 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
13 14 (5.83%) Automation Tester
13 14 (5.83%) Senior C# .NET Developer
13 14 (5.83%) Senior C# Developer
13 14 (5.83%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (17.92%) HTML
2 35 (14.58%) CSS
3 34 (14.17%) AngularJS
4 33 (13.75%) HTML5
5 31 (12.92%) Kafka
6 29 (12.08%) .NET
7 28 (11.67%) jQuery
8 27 (11.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 27 (11.25%) XML
9 24 (10.00%) React
9 24 (10.00%) Web Services
10 21 (8.75%) CSS3
10 21 (8.75%) Middleware
11 18 (7.50%) Node.js
11 18 (7.50%) RxJava
11 18 (7.50%) Spring
11 18 (7.50%) Vert.x
12 16 (6.67%) ASP.NET
12 16 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 45 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 37 (15.42%) Mobile App
3 25 (10.42%) User Experience
4 24 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (6.25%) Data Centre
7 13 (5.42%) Management Information System
8 9 (3.75%) Mainframe
9 7 (2.92%) Public Cloud
10 5 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (2.08%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (1.67%) Reference Data
12 3 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.83%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.83%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.83%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.83%) Robotics
14 1 (0.42%) Biotechnology
14 1 (0.42%) EPoS
14 1 (0.42%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 56 (23.33%) Linux
2 17 (7.08%) Apple iOS
2 17 (7.08%) Unix
3 16 (6.67%) Android
3 16 (6.67%) Windows
4 5 (2.08%) Solaris
4 5 (2.08%) VxWorks
4 5 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.25%) AIX
6 2 (0.83%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (24.17%) OO
3 55 (22.92%) BDD
4 54 (22.50%) Test Strategy
5 52 (21.67%) Problem-Solving
6 47 (19.58%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (18.75%) TDD
8 44 (18.33%) Continuous Deployment
9 40 (16.67%) Performance Testing
9 40 (16.67%) Scrum
10 37 (15.42%) MVC
10 37 (15.42%) Open Source
11 36 (15.00%) Kanban
12 35 (14.58%) Continuous Improvement
13 34 (14.17%) DevOps
14 33 (13.75%) E-Commerce
15 32 (13.33%) Software Engineering
16 31 (12.92%) Data Privacy
17 27 (11.25%) SDLC
18 26 (10.83%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 114 (47.50%) Java
2 73 (30.42%) SQL
3 47 (19.58%) JavaScript
4 46 (19.17%) C#
5 21 (8.75%) Python
6 15 (6.25%) Groovy
7 13 (5.42%) ES6
8 9 (3.75%) Ruby
9 8 (3.33%) C++
10 7 (2.92%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.50%) C
11 6 (2.50%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.08%) Java 8
12 5 (2.08%) MATLAB
12 5 (2.08%) Perl
12 5 (2.08%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.08%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.08%) Tcl
13 4 (1.67%) XPath
13 4 (1.67%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 50 (20.83%) Degree
2 28 (11.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (5.83%) ISTQB
4 13 (5.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 12 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 9 (3.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (32.50%) QA
2 6 (2.50%) GCP
3 4 (1.67%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.42%) PMO
4 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.33%) Docker
2 2 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (5.83%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (5.00%) Puppet
3 9 (3.75%) Kubernetes
4 6 (2.50%) Terraform
5 4 (1.67%) CA Service Virtualization
6 3 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.83%) Ansible
7 2 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 44 (18.33%) Oracle
2 24 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 23 (9.58%) Splunk
4 16 (6.67%) Xamarin
5 11 (4.58%) Capita
6 9 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (3.75%) Sitecore
7 7 (2.92%) Google
7 7 (2.92%) IBM
8 6 (2.50%) ATG
8 6 (2.50%) WSO2
9 5 (2.08%) Dell
9 5 (2.08%) HP
9 5 (2.08%) MuleSoft
9 5 (2.08%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.08%) Sun
9 5 (2.08%) Talend
9 5 (2.08%) TIBCO
9 5 (2.08%) webMethods
10 4 (1.67%) CA