Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 58 45
Rank change year-on-year +4 -13 +37
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 183 213 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.73% 4.78% 5.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.23% 5.38% 5.78%
Number of salaries quoted 173 173 203
Hertfordshire median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,900 £29,650
90th Percentile £72,000 £63,500 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 3,497 3,956 4,032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 90.43% 88.84% 90.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2,673 3,338 3,336
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +7.53%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 13 December 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 13 December 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 62 £65,000 +35.42% 2
St Albans +15 30 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Stevenage +23 19 £52,500 - 1
Hatfield -1 18 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Hemel Hempstead +22 10 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Welwyn Garden City -17 9 £52,500 +16.67%
Potters Bar +2 4 £65,000 +56.63%
Borehamwood -5 4 £33,500 -8.22% 1
Berkhamsted - 4 £40,000 - 2
Bishop's Stortford +9 3 £30,000 -7.69%
Broxbourne - 3 £47,500 -
Royston - 2 £52,500 -
Kings Langley - 1 £29,000 -
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 135 (73.77%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (35.52%) SQL
3 64 (34.97%) Java
4 63 (34.43%) BDD
5 60 (32.79%) C#
5 60 (32.79%) TDD
6 43 (23.50%) Selenium
7 42 (22.95%) JavaScript
8 41 (22.40%) SQL Server
8 41 (22.40%) QA
9 37 (20.22%) OO
10 34 (18.58%) XML
10 34 (18.58%) JIRA
10 34 (18.58%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (18.03%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 33 (18.03%) Data Migration
11 33 (18.03%) Migration
12 32 (17.49%) SC Cleared
12 32 (17.49%) Security Cleared
13 30 (16.39%) Oracle
14 29 (15.85%) Scrum
15 28 (15.30%) Mentoring
16 27 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
16 27 (14.75%) Data Quality
16 27 (14.75%) PL/SQL
16 27 (14.75%) Reference Data
16 27 (14.75%) Data Mapping
17 26 (14.21%) Test Scripting
17 26 (14.21%) ETL
17 26 (14.21%) Test Strategy

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 (6.56%) Elasticsearch
1 12 (6.56%) Tomcat
2 8 (4.37%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (3.28%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.73%) CMS
4 5 (2.73%) EPiServer
5 4 (2.19%) IIS
6 3 (1.64%) Jetty
6 3 (1.64%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.55%) Confluence
7 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (9.29%) Amazon EC2
2 17 (9.29%) AWS Lambda
2 17 (9.29%) Serverless
3 13 (7.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.73%) GitHub
5 3 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.64%) Google Play
5 3 (1.64%) SaaS
6 2 (1.09%) npm
7 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.19%) Internet
2 3 (1.64%) ATM
2 3 (1.64%) Ethernet
2 3 (1.64%) Firewall
2 3 (1.64%) NAS
2 3 (1.64%) SAN
2 3 (1.64%) VLAN
3 1 (0.55%) TETRA
3 1 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (22.40%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (11.48%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (9.84%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (9.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 17 (9.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (6.01%) Redis
7 6 (3.28%) RDBMS
7 6 (3.28%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.09%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.55%) Big Data
10 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 43 (23.50%) Selenium
2 34 (18.58%) JIRA
3 20 (10.93%) WebDriver
4 18 (9.84%) Git (software)
5 16 (8.74%) Subversion
6 13 (7.10%) JBehave
7 12 (6.56%) Cucumber
8 11 (6.01%) Jenkins
9 10 (5.46%) Maven
10 6 (3.28%) Karma Test Runner
10 6 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (3.28%) Zephyr
11 5 (2.73%) gulp
12 4 (2.19%) Gradle
12 4 (2.19%) SpecFlow
13 3 (1.64%) Android Studio
13 3 (1.64%) HP UFT
13 3 (1.64%) JUnit
14 2 (1.09%) Appium
14 2 (1.09%) ProC
General
1 21 (11.48%) Finance
2 13 (7.10%) Retail
3 4 (2.19%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.64%) Electronics
4 3 (1.64%) Games
4 3 (1.64%) Military
5 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.55%) Automotive
5 1 (0.55%) Marketing
5 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (39.34%) Developer
2 29 (15.85%) Test Engineer
3 28 (15.30%) Software Engineer
4 27 (14.75%) Data Migration Developer
5 22 (12.02%) Analyst
5 22 (12.02%) Tester
6 21 (11.48%) ETL Developer
6 21 (11.48%) Oracle Developer
6 21 (11.48%) Oracle ETL Developer
6 21 (11.48%) PostgreSQL Developer
6 21 (11.48%) SQL Developer
6 21 (11.48%) SQL Server Developer
7 20 (10.93%) Test Analyst
8 19 (10.38%) Development Engineer
8 19 (10.38%) Software Development Engineer
8 19 (10.38%) Software Test Engineer
8 19 (10.38%) Test Development Engineer
9 15 (8.20%) Junior
10 11 (6.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 11 (6.01%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (18.58%) XML
2 22 (12.02%) HTML
3 20 (10.93%) .NET
3 20 (10.93%) CSS
4 18 (9.84%) AngularJS
4 18 (9.84%) Kafka
5 16 (8.74%) JSON
6 12 (6.56%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (6.01%) .NET Core
8 10 (5.46%) jQuery
9 9 (4.92%) Gherkin
9 9 (4.92%) Java EE
9 9 (4.92%) Node.js
10 8 (4.37%) Ruby on Rails
10 8 (4.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (3.83%) Web Services
12 6 (3.28%) DOM
12 6 (3.28%) J2EE
12 6 (3.28%) JDBC
12 6 (3.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
1 27 (14.75%) Reference Data
2 12 (6.56%) User Experience
3 5 (2.73%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.73%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.64%) Fintech
4 3 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.09%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.09%) iPhone
5 2 (1.09%) Life Science
5 2 (1.09%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.55%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.55%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.46%) Android
2 8 (4.37%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.83%) Unix
4 5 (2.73%) Linux
5 3 (1.64%) Windows
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (73.77%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (34.43%) BDD
3 60 (32.79%) TDD
4 37 (20.22%) OO
5 34 (18.58%) Problem-Solving
6 33 (18.03%) Data Migration
6 33 (18.03%) Migration
6 33 (18.03%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 29 (15.85%) Scrum
8 28 (15.30%) Mentoring
9 27 (14.75%) Data Mapping
10 26 (14.21%) ETL
10 26 (14.21%) Test Scripting
10 26 (14.21%) Test Strategy
11 25 (13.66%) SDET
12 22 (12.02%) Software Testing
12 22 (12.02%) Web Development
13 21 (11.48%) Microservices
14 20 (10.93%) Coaching
15 18 (9.84%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 65 (35.52%) SQL
2 64 (34.97%) Java
3 60 (32.79%) C#
4 42 (22.95%) JavaScript
5 27 (14.75%) PL/SQL
6 24 (13.11%) T-SQL
7 18 (9.84%) C++
8 17 (9.29%) Python
9 16 (8.74%) C
10 13 (7.10%) Scala
11 10 (5.46%) Ruby
12 9 (4.92%) PHP
13 6 (3.28%) Java 8
14 5 (2.73%) ES6
15 3 (1.64%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.64%) Shell Script
16 2 (1.09%) Delphi
16 2 (1.09%) Embedded C
16 2 (1.09%) Embedded C++
16 2 (1.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (17.49%) SC Cleared
1 32 (17.49%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.02%) ISTQB
3 16 (8.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (7.65%) Degree
4 14 (7.65%) ISEB
5 5 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (22.40%) QA
2 27 (14.75%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.19%) SLA
4 1 (0.55%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (6.01%) Docker
2 3 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.64%) XenApp
2 3 (1.64%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (6.01%) Grafana
1 11 (6.01%) Graphite
2 3 (1.64%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.09%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 30 (16.39%) Oracle
2 15 (8.20%) Talend
3 13 (7.10%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.19%) Google
5 3 (1.64%) Cisco
5 3 (1.64%) Citrix
5 3 (1.64%) SAP
5 3 (1.64%) VMware
6 2 (1.09%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.09%) EMC
6 2 (1.09%) HP
6 2 (1.09%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.55%) Perforce