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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Hertfordshire / St Albans
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 38 53
Rank change year-on-year +1 +15  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in St Albans 0.71% 1.71% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.85% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 2
Median salary £35,000 £50,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% +21.21%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
St Albans
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 119 108 181
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in St Albans 84.40% 92.31% 87.02%
Number of salaries quoted 114 104 163
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.52% -13.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in St Albans

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in St Albans citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Web Testing
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (60.00%) MVC
3 3 (60.00%) SEO
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) CMS
3 3 (60.00%) Load Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (60.00%) Web Development
3 3 (60.00%) Spread Betting
3 3 (60.00%) Umbraco
3 3 (60.00%) Sass
3 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (60.00%) SignalR
3 3 (60.00%) Grunt
3 3 (60.00%) TypeScript
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (60.00%) WebSockets
3 3 (60.00%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (40.00%) SaaS
4 2 (40.00%) QA
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) Subversion

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 3 (60.00%) CMS
1 3 (60.00%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Grunt
3 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (20.00%) Robot Framework
4 1 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) C# Developer
1 3 (60.00%) C# Programmer
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Angular Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) QA Leader
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (60.00%) Sass
1 3 (60.00%) SignalR
1 3 (60.00%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (60.00%) Spread Betting
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Web Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Load Testing
2 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (60.00%) SEO
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Web Development
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) TypeScript
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA