Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 33 21
Rank change year-on-year -8 -12 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 63 73 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 6.65% 7.44% 8.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.55% 8.47% 9.36%
Number of salaries quoted 64 66 88
Watford median annual salary £65,000 £49,250 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.98% +6.49% +28.47%
10th Percentile £33,475 £31,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £62,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.25% +7.78% +5.88%

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 834 862 994
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 88.07% 87.87% 92.29%
Number of salaries quoted 626 771 823
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.41% +18.62%
10th Percentile £27,250 £29,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,500 £75,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +7.78%

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 15 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Watford

For the 6 months to 15 February 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 Watford region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 60 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (71.43%) TDD
3 44 (69.84%) BDD
4 41 (65.08%) SQL
5 34 (53.97%) JIRA
6 32 (50.79%) SQL Server
7 30 (47.62%) XML
7 30 (47.62%) ETL
7 30 (47.62%) Migration
7 30 (47.62%) Data Migration
7 30 (47.62%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 25 (39.68%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (39.68%) Scrum
9 24 (38.10%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (36.51%) Oracle
10 23 (36.51%) PL/SQL
10 23 (36.51%) C#
10 23 (36.51%) Java
10 23 (36.51%) QA
11 22 (34.92%) Test Scripting
12 21 (33.33%) Reference Data
12 21 (33.33%) Data Mapping
12 21 (33.33%) SC Cleared
12 21 (33.33%) Security Cleared
12 21 (33.33%) JSON
12 21 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 21 (33.33%) Data Quality
12 21 (33.33%) T-SQL
12 21 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (33.33%) Subversion

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 12 (19.05%) Tomcat
2 9 (14.29%) WebLogic
3 8 (12.70%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (4.76%) Jetty
5 2 (3.17%) IIS
5 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.59%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) SaaS
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (50.79%) SQL Server
2 21 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
2 21 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 21 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 9 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (53.97%) JIRA
2 21 (33.33%) Subversion
3 13 (20.63%) Maven
4 12 (19.05%) Git (software)
5 10 (15.87%) Selenium
6 9 (14.29%) Zephyr
7 8 (12.70%) Cucumber
7 8 (12.70%) JBehave
8 7 (11.11%) WebDriver
9 6 (9.52%) Jenkins
10 4 (6.35%) Gradle
11 3 (4.76%) gulp
11 3 (4.76%) Karma Test Runner
12 2 (3.17%) Mockito
12 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
13 1 (1.59%) JMeter
13 1 (1.59%) LoadRunner
13 1 (1.59%) Robot Framework
General
1 16 (25.40%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (52.38%) Developer
2 21 (33.33%) Data Migration Developer
2 21 (33.33%) ETL Developer
2 21 (33.33%) Oracle Developer
2 21 (33.33%) Oracle ETL Developer
2 21 (33.33%) PostgreSQL Developer
2 21 (33.33%) SQL Developer
2 21 (33.33%) SQL Server Developer
3 15 (23.81%) Tester
4 13 (20.63%) QA Tester
5 11 (17.46%) Analyst
5 11 (17.46%) Test Analyst
6 9 (14.29%) Data Analyst
6 9 (14.29%) Data Migration Analyst
6 9 (14.29%) Data Migration Tester
6 9 (14.29%) Java Developer
6 9 (14.29%) QA Analyst
6 9 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
6 9 (14.29%) Senior Developer
6 9 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (47.62%) XML
2 21 (33.33%) JSON
3 12 (19.05%) Java EE
4 9 (14.29%) DOM
4 9 (14.29%) Java SE
4 9 (14.29%) JAXB
4 9 (14.29%) JDBC
4 9 (14.29%) ODBC
4 9 (14.29%) SAX
4 9 (14.29%) Spring
4 9 (14.29%) Spring Boot
4 9 (14.29%) Spring MVC
5 7 (11.11%) J2EE
6 6 (9.52%) Gherkin
7 5 (7.94%) HTML
7 5 (7.94%) jQuery
8 3 (4.76%) CodeMirror
8 3 (4.76%) D3.js
8 3 (4.76%) HTML5
8 3 (4.76%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 25 (39.68%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (33.33%) Reference Data
3 5 (7.94%) Fintech
4 3 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Unix
2 4 (6.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (71.43%) TDD
3 44 (69.84%) BDD
4 30 (47.62%) Data Migration
4 30 (47.62%) ETL
4 30 (47.62%) Migration
4 30 (47.62%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 25 (39.68%) Scrum
6 24 (38.10%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (34.92%) Test Scripting
8 21 (33.33%) Data Mapping
9 16 (25.40%) Test Strategy
10 12 (19.05%) MVC
10 12 (19.05%) OO
11 10 (15.87%) Scenario Testing
12 9 (14.29%) Data Modelling
12 9 (14.29%) User Stories
12 9 (14.29%) Web Application Development
13 8 (12.70%) Software Testing
14 7 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 41 (65.08%) SQL
2 23 (36.51%) C#
2 23 (36.51%) Java
2 23 (36.51%) PL/SQL
3 21 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 6 (9.52%) Java 8
5 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.76%) ES6
6 3 (4.76%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 21 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 9 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (36.51%) QA
2 21 (33.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.59%) PMO
Vendors
1 23 (36.51%) Oracle
2 21 (33.33%) Talend
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.59%) SAP