Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in St Albans 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Hertfordshire > St Albans
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 46 64
Rank change year-on-year -5 +18 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 17 20 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in St Albans 5.07% 4.98% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.12% 5.63% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 10 20 7
St Albans median annual salary £47,500 £48,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.56% +21.88% +35.59%
10th Percentile £27,500 £42,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £78,500 £62,500 £96,750
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% -3.33%

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 St Albans with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
St Albans
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 278 355 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in St Albans 82.99% 88.31% 89.70%
Number of salaries quoted 244 331 259
St Albans median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +3.26%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in St Albans

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in St Albans.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in St Albans

Test Automation
Salary Trend in St Albans

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in St Albans.

Salary trend for Test Automation in St Albans

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in St Albans

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in St Albans over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in St Albans

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 St Albans region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (64.71%) Jenkins
1 11 (64.71%) Continuous Deployment
2 10 (58.82%) OOP
2 10 (58.82%) OO
3 9 (52.94%) SQL
4 7 (41.18%) Java
5 6 (35.29%) Linux
5 6 (35.29%) Broadband
5 6 (35.29%) B2B
5 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
5 6 (35.29%) Python
5 6 (35.29%) Ruby
5 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (35.29%) Service Delivery
5 6 (35.29%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (35.29%) VMware
5 6 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (35.29%) High Availability
5 6 (35.29%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (35.29%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (35.29%) NoSQL
5 6 (35.29%) Apple iOS
5 6 (35.29%) Open Source
5 6 (35.29%) vSphere
5 6 (35.29%) Memcached
5 6 (35.29%) OpenStack
5 6 (35.29%) iOS Development
5 6 (35.29%) Cloud Foundry

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in St Albans 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 6 (35.29%) Cloud Foundry
1 6 (35.29%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (29.41%) AWS Lambda
1 5 (29.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Broadband
1 6 (35.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (35.29%) NoSQL
1 6 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Jenkins
2 5 (29.41%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) SpecFlow
2 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
3 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
3 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
1 6 (35.29%) DevOps Engineer
1 6 (35.29%) iOS Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Applications Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Junior
2 5 (29.41%) Senior DevOps
2 5 (29.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Automation Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Junior Automation Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Junior Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Junior QA Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Junior Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Junior Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) QA Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Memcached
2 5 (29.41%) Core Data
2 5 (29.41%) Django
2 5 (29.41%) Gherkin
2 5 (29.41%) JSON
2 5 (29.41%) REST
2 5 (29.41%) Web Services
3 3 (17.65%) CSS
3 3 (17.65%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
1 6 (35.29%) Private Cloud
2 5 (29.41%) Algorithms
2 5 (29.41%) User Experience
3 1 (5.88%) iPhone
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Apple iOS
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (64.71%) Continuous Deployment
2 10 (58.82%) OO
2 10 (58.82%) OOP
3 6 (35.29%) B2B
3 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
3 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (35.29%) DevOps
3 6 (35.29%) High Availability
3 6 (35.29%) iOS Development
3 6 (35.29%) Open Source
3 6 (35.29%) Service Delivery
4 5 (29.41%) Auto-Scaling
4 5 (29.41%) BDD
4 5 (29.41%) Concurrent Programming
4 5 (29.41%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (29.41%) Domain Models
4 5 (29.41%) Kanban
4 5 (29.41%) Memory Management
4 5 (29.41%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) Java
3 6 (35.29%) Apple Swift
3 6 (35.29%) Python
3 6 (35.29%) Ruby
4 5 (29.41%) C#
5 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
5 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.88%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Docker
1 6 (35.29%) VMware ESXi
1 6 (35.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Kubernetes
1 6 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) VMware