The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 54 45 46
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 10 11 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.77% 1.89% 3.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 2.35% 3.86%
Number of salaries quoted 9 10 0
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Automated Testing 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 Watford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 500 468 415
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 88.34% 80.55% 84.35%
Number of salaries quoted 408 398 300
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Watford

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Watford.

Salary trend for Automated Testing in Watford

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Watford region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 20 (100.00%) Java
2 18 (90.00%) Scrum
2 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (90.00%) Selenium
2 18 (90.00%) Cucumber
3 17 (85.00%) Finance
3 17 (85.00%) Regression Testing
4 16 (80.00%) Test Automation
5 15 (75.00%) QA
6 13 (65.00%) TDD
6 13 (65.00%) Unix
6 13 (65.00%) BDD
6 13 (65.00%) WebDriver
6 13 (65.00%) Automation Testing
6 13 (65.00%) Gherkin
6 13 (65.00%) Functional Testing
7 12 (60.00%) Git (software)
7 12 (60.00%) HP UFT
7 12 (60.00%) Tomcat
7 12 (60.00%) Maven
8 11 (55.00%) Hibernate
8 11 (55.00%) Spring
8 11 (55.00%) JIRA
8 11 (55.00%) Software Testing
8 11 (55.00%) Atlassian
8 11 (55.00%) Integration Testing
8 11 (55.00%) JUnit
8 11 (55.00%) Kanban
8 11 (55.00%) RESTful
8 11 (55.00%) Confluence

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 (60.00%) Tomcat
2 11 (55.00%) Confluence
3 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.00%) Apache
4 1 (5.00%) Drupal
4 1 (5.00%) JBoss
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (90.00%) Cucumber
1 18 (90.00%) Selenium
2 13 (65.00%) WebDriver
3 12 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 12 (60.00%) HP UFT
3 12 (60.00%) Maven
4 11 (55.00%) JIRA
4 11 (55.00%) JUnit
4 11 (55.00%) SoapUI
5 4 (20.00%) JBehave
6 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
7 1 (5.00%) Ant
7 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
7 1 (5.00%) JMeter
7 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
7 1 (5.00%) The Grinder
General
1 17 (85.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Analyst
1 16 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Junior
5 1 (5.00%) Junior Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Release Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Release Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Software Configuration Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Software Release Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (65.00%) Gherkin
2 11 (55.00%) Hibernate
2 11 (55.00%) RESTful
2 11 (55.00%) Spring
3 1 (5.00%) J2EE
3 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Unix
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (5.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (90.00%) Scrum
2 17 (85.00%) Regression Testing
3 16 (80.00%) Test Automation
4 13 (65.00%) Automation Testing
4 13 (65.00%) BDD
4 13 (65.00%) Functional Testing
4 13 (65.00%) TDD
5 11 (55.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (55.00%) Integration Testing
5 11 (55.00%) Kanban
5 11 (55.00%) Software Testing
5 11 (55.00%) System Integration Testing
6 9 (45.00%) Manual Testing
7 8 (40.00%) Agile Testing
7 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
9 6 (30.00%) Test Management
10 5 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (20.00%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) C#
2 7 (35.00%) Python
2 7 (35.00%) Shell Script
3 6 (30.00%) SQL
4 5 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.00%) AWK
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) VB
5 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Atlassian
2 7 (35.00%) Oracle
3 5 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) IBM
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