Period
to 24 March 2019

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 24 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 48 32
Rank change year-on-year -4 -16 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 158 274 315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.90% 5.53% 6.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.65% 6.14% 7.70%
Number of salaries quoted 143 209 279
Hertfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £24,000 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £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 2,798 4,463 4,089
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 86.73% 90.02% 90.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2,163 3,719 3,393
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,200 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -

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 24 March 2019.

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 24 March 2019. 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 -17 54 £65,000 +30.00% 3
Berkhamsted - 20 £26,000 -
Hemel Hempstead +36 19 £45,000 -10.00%
Stevenage +4 17 £52,500 +31.25%
St Albans +12 10 £41,250 -13.16% 2
Borehamwood +6 5 £48,750 +33.56%
Welwyn Garden City 0 5 £55,000 +22.22%
Hatfield -14 3 £57,500 +4.55% 2
Broxbourne - 3 £47,500 -
Royston - 2 £52,500 -
Letchworth -6 1 - -
Kings Langley - 1 £29,000 -
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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.

1 115 (72.78%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (39.24%) SQL
3 56 (35.44%) Java
4 52 (32.91%) TDD
4 52 (32.91%) BDD
5 47 (29.75%) JavaScript
6 44 (27.85%) QA
7 43 (27.22%) C#
8 42 (26.58%) Selenium
9 41 (25.95%) SQL Server
10 39 (24.68%) JIRA
11 32 (20.25%) Migration
11 32 (20.25%) Scrum
11 32 (20.25%) ETL
12 31 (19.62%) XML
12 31 (19.62%) WebDriver
12 31 (19.62%) Problem-Solving
13 30 (18.99%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 30 (18.99%) Data Migration
14 29 (18.35%) OO
14 29 (18.35%) Analytical Skills
15 27 (17.09%) Oracle
16 26 (16.46%) SC Cleared
16 26 (16.46%) Security Cleared
16 26 (16.46%) SQL Server 2016
17 25 (15.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 25 (15.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 24 (15.19%) JSON
19 23 (14.56%) Ruby
19 23 (14.56%) Test Scripting

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 13 (8.23%) Tomcat
2 7 (4.43%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.16%) IIS
4 4 (2.53%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (1.90%) Jetty
5 3 (1.90%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.27%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.27%) Confluence
6 2 (1.27%) CoreMedia CMS
6 2 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.27%) WordPress
7 1 (0.63%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.63%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Fredhopper
1 2 (1.27%) Magento
1 2 (1.27%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.63%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.59%) Serverless
3 10 (6.33%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (6.33%) AWS Lambda
4 7 (4.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.53%) SaaS
6 2 (1.27%) Algolia
6 2 (1.27%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.27%) npm
7 1 (0.63%) Google Play
7 1 (0.63%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.80%) TETRA
2 5 (3.16%) Firewall
2 5 (3.16%) Internet
3 4 (2.53%) VoIP
4 3 (1.90%) NAS
4 3 (1.90%) SAN
4 3 (1.90%) VLAN
5 2 (1.27%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.27%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.63%) DNS
6 1 (0.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (25.95%) SQL Server
2 26 (16.46%) SQL Server 2016
3 25 (15.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (15.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (13.92%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (6.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 9 (5.70%) Relational Database
7 7 (4.43%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.27%) MySQL
8 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.27%) Power BI
8 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.63%) Redis
9 1 (0.63%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 42 (26.58%) Selenium
2 39 (24.68%) JIRA
3 31 (19.62%) WebDriver
4 22 (13.92%) Subversion
5 17 (10.76%) Git (software)
6 14 (8.86%) Cucumber
7 12 (7.59%) JBehave
8 11 (6.96%) Appium
8 11 (6.96%) Maven
9 9 (5.70%) Zephyr
10 7 (4.43%) Jenkins
11 6 (3.80%) Karma Test Runner
12 5 (3.16%) gulp
13 4 (2.53%) Gradle
13 4 (2.53%) HP UFT
13 4 (2.53%) JUnit
13 4 (2.53%) Mockito
14 3 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (1.90%) Visual Studio
15 2 (1.27%) TestNG
General
1 19 (12.03%) Finance
2 12 (7.59%) Retail
3 9 (5.70%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.06%) Electronics
5 3 (1.90%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.90%) Military
6 2 (1.27%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 65 (41.14%) Developer
2 36 (22.78%) Tester
3 23 (14.56%) SQL Developer
4 22 (13.92%) Test Engineer
5 21 (13.29%) Data Migration Developer
5 21 (13.29%) ETL Developer
5 21 (13.29%) Oracle Developer
5 21 (13.29%) Oracle ETL Developer
5 21 (13.29%) PostgreSQL Developer
5 21 (13.29%) SQL Server Developer
6 20 (12.66%) QA Tester
7 18 (11.39%) Analyst
8 14 (8.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 13 (8.23%) Software Engineer
10 12 (7.59%) Development Engineer
10 12 (7.59%) Junior
10 12 (7.59%) Software Development Engineer
10 12 (7.59%) Software Test Engineer
10 12 (7.59%) Test Analyst
10 12 (7.59%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (19.62%) XML
2 24 (15.19%) JSON
3 22 (13.92%) HTML
4 17 (10.76%) CSS
5 14 (8.86%) .NET
6 12 (7.59%) Java EE
7 11 (6.96%) Ruby on Rails
8 10 (6.33%) jQuery
9 9 (5.70%) AngularJS
9 9 (5.70%) Gherkin
9 9 (5.70%) JDBC
9 9 (5.70%) ODBC
9 9 (5.70%) Spring
9 9 (5.70%) Spring Boot
10 8 (5.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (4.43%) DOM
11 7 (4.43%) Java SE
11 7 (4.43%) JAXB
11 7 (4.43%) SAX
11 7 (4.43%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.35%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (13.29%) Reference Data
3 16 (10.13%) User Experience
4 3 (1.90%) Fintech
4 3 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.27%) Life Science
5 2 (1.27%) PKI
5 2 (1.27%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.63%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.33%) Unix
2 7 (4.43%) Linux
3 6 (3.80%) Windows
4 2 (1.27%) Android
4 2 (1.27%) CentOS
4 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.27%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (72.78%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (32.91%) BDD
2 52 (32.91%) TDD
3 32 (20.25%) ETL
3 32 (20.25%) Migration
3 32 (20.25%) Scrum
4 31 (19.62%) Problem-Solving
5 30 (18.99%) Data Migration
5 30 (18.99%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 29 (18.35%) OO
7 23 (14.56%) Test Scripting
8 21 (13.29%) Data Mapping
9 18 (11.39%) Software Testing
10 17 (10.76%) Front End Development
10 17 (10.76%) SDET
11 16 (10.13%) Scenario Testing
11 16 (10.13%) Test Strategy
12 15 (9.49%) Unit Testing
12 15 (9.49%) User Stories
13 14 (8.86%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (39.24%) SQL
2 56 (35.44%) Java
3 47 (29.75%) JavaScript
4 43 (27.22%) C#
5 23 (14.56%) PL/SQL
5 23 (14.56%) Ruby
6 21 (13.29%) C++
6 21 (13.29%) T-SQL
7 14 (8.86%) Python
8 13 (8.23%) C
9 11 (6.96%) PHP
10 10 (6.33%) Scala
11 8 (5.06%) Delphi
12 6 (3.80%) Java 8
13 5 (3.16%) ES6
14 4 (2.53%) Perl
15 3 (1.90%) Shell Script
16 2 (1.27%) Embedded C
16 2 (1.27%) Embedded C++
16 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (16.46%) SC Cleared
1 26 (16.46%) Security Cleared
2 18 (11.39%) ISTQB
3 13 (8.23%) ISEB
4 12 (7.59%) Degree
4 12 (7.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (27.85%) QA
2 21 (13.29%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.90%) Docker
2 3 (1.90%) XenApp
2 3 (1.90%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (2.53%) HP ALM
2 3 (1.90%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.27%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (1.27%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.63%) Grafana
4 1 (0.63%) Graphite
4 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (17.09%) Oracle
2 21 (13.29%) Talend
3 8 (5.06%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.80%) SAP
5 5 (3.16%) Google
5 5 (3.16%) VMware
6 4 (2.53%) HP
7 3 (1.90%) Cisco
7 3 (1.90%) Citrix
8 2 (1.27%) Adobe
8 2 (1.27%) Elastic Path
8 2 (1.27%) EMC
8 2 (1.27%) hybris
8 2 (1.27%) IBM
8 2 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.63%) Askia
9 1 (0.63%) Confirmit
9 1 (0.63%) NGA Human Resources
9 1 (0.63%) SendGrid
9 1 (0.63%) Xamarin