Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 36 41
Rank change year-on-year -16 +5 +29
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 46 72 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 4.98% 7.26% 5.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.67% 8.01% 5.92%
Number of salaries quoted 48 62 47
Watford median annual salary £60,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.71% +7.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £35,750 £41,250 £24,487
90th Percentile £66,475 £79,500 £62,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +15.79% +11.76% -5.03%

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 Watford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Watford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 812 899 845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 87.97% 90.63% 88.48%
Number of salaries quoted 690 712 713
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,910 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £75,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Watford

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Watford

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Watford over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 Watford region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 41 (89.13%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (67.39%) TDD
2 31 (67.39%) BDD
3 26 (56.52%) SQL
4 24 (52.17%) SQL Server
5 22 (47.83%) XML
6 20 (43.48%) C#
6 20 (43.48%) Oracle
6 20 (43.48%) Migration
6 20 (43.48%) SC Cleared
6 20 (43.48%) Security Cleared
6 20 (43.48%) Data Migration
6 20 (43.48%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 18 (39.13%) Data Quality
7 18 (39.13%) Reference Data
7 18 (39.13%) Data Mapping
7 18 (39.13%) PL/SQL
8 16 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (32.61%) Test Strategy
9 15 (32.61%) Scrum
9 15 (32.61%) QA
10 14 (30.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (28.26%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (26.09%) JIRA
12 12 (26.09%) ETL
12 12 (26.09%) T-SQL
13 11 (23.91%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (21.74%) Finance
15 9 (19.57%) Selenium
15 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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 8 (17.39%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.17%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (30.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (23.91%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (15.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (8.70%) RDBMS
6 4 (8.70%) Relational Database
7 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (4.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (26.09%) JIRA
2 9 (19.57%) Selenium
3 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
3 6 (13.04%) Maven
4 5 (10.87%) Cucumber
4 5 (10.87%) Subversion
5 3 (6.52%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.35%) JUnit
6 2 (4.35%) ProC
6 2 (4.35%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.35%) Zephyr
7 1 (2.17%) Capybara
7 1 (2.17%) JBehave
7 1 (2.17%) PhantomJS
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Games
3 1 (2.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (52.17%) Developer
2 18 (39.13%) Data Migration Developer
3 12 (26.09%) SQL Developer
3 12 (26.09%) SQL Server Developer
4 11 (23.91%) ETL Developer
4 11 (23.91%) Oracle Developer
4 11 (23.91%) Oracle ETL Developer
4 11 (23.91%) PostgreSQL Developer
5 9 (19.57%) Analyst
6 8 (17.39%) Test Analyst
7 6 (13.04%) QA Leader
8 5 (10.87%) Test Manager
9 4 (8.70%) Java Developer
9 4 (8.70%) QA Analyst
9 4 (8.70%) Tester
10 3 (6.52%) Agile Tester
10 3 (6.52%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce Manager
10 3 (6.52%) QA Test Analyst
11 2 (4.35%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (47.83%) XML
2 6 (13.04%) Spring
3 5 (10.87%) JSON
4 4 (8.70%) Hibernate
4 4 (8.70%) J2EE
4 4 (8.70%) Java EE
4 4 (8.70%) Java SE
4 4 (8.70%) JDBC
4 4 (8.70%) Spring MVC
4 4 (8.70%) Web Services
5 3 (6.52%) .NET
6 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.35%) CSS
6 2 (4.35%) CSS3
6 2 (4.35%) DOM
6 2 (4.35%) JAXB
6 2 (4.35%) jQuery
6 2 (4.35%) RESTful
6 2 (4.35%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 18 (39.13%) Reference Data
2 16 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Fintech
4 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Linux
2 3 (6.52%) Unix
3 2 (4.35%) AIX
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (89.13%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (67.39%) BDD
2 31 (67.39%) TDD
3 20 (43.48%) Data Migration
3 20 (43.48%) Migration
3 20 (43.48%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 18 (39.13%) Data Mapping
5 15 (32.61%) Scrum
5 15 (32.61%) Test Strategy
6 13 (28.26%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (26.09%) ETL
8 9 (19.57%) Mentoring
8 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
9 8 (17.39%) Regression Testing
9 8 (17.39%) Software Testing
10 7 (15.22%) Database Tuning
11 6 (13.04%) E-Commerce
11 6 (13.04%) Functional Testing
11 6 (13.04%) MVC
11 6 (13.04%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (56.52%) SQL
2 20 (43.48%) C#
3 18 (39.13%) PL/SQL
4 12 (26.09%) T-SQL
5 8 (17.39%) Java
6 2 (4.35%) Java 8
6 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.17%) Groovy
7 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (43.48%) SC Cleared
1 20 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (39.13%) Data Quality
2 15 (32.61%) QA
3 2 (4.35%) PMO
Vendors
1 20 (43.48%) Oracle
2 5 (10.87%) Talend
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.35%) SAP
4 1 (2.17%) Atlassian