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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 36 51 58
Rank change year-on-year +15 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 26 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 4.63% 1.88% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.21% 2.33% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 26 11 5
Median salary £42,500 £36,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.05% -20.00%  
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 Watford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 499 473 417
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 88.79% 80.72% 82.90%
Number of salaries quoted 408 405 306
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%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Watford

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Watford region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 38 (97.44%) Finance
1 38 (97.44%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (92.31%) Cucumber
3 35 (89.74%) Java
4 32 (82.05%) Scrum
5 30 (76.92%) Selenium
6 29 (74.36%) BDD
7 28 (71.79%) QA
7 28 (71.79%) TDD
8 26 (66.67%) Gherkin
9 21 (53.85%) Test Scripting
10 20 (51.28%) Regression Testing
11 19 (48.72%) WebDriver
12 18 (46.15%) Git (software)
13 17 (43.59%) Test Strategy
14 16 (41.03%) Automation Testing
14 16 (41.03%) Software Testing
14 16 (41.03%) Automated Testing
15 15 (38.46%) Maven
15 15 (38.46%) JUnit
15 15 (38.46%) ATDD
15 15 (38.46%) Continuous Delivery
16 14 (35.90%) System Integration Testing
16 14 (35.90%) Kanban
16 14 (35.90%) Atlassian
16 14 (35.90%) Confluence
16 14 (35.90%) Unix
16 14 (35.90%) Hibernate
16 14 (35.90%) Spring
16 14 (35.90%) JIRA

Test Automation
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 14 (35.90%) Confluence
2 13 (33.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.13%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 36 (92.31%) Cucumber
2 30 (76.92%) Selenium
3 19 (48.72%) WebDriver
4 18 (46.15%) Git (software)
5 15 (38.46%) JUnit
5 15 (38.46%) Maven
6 14 (35.90%) JIRA
7 13 (33.33%) SoapUI
8 11 (28.21%) HP UFT
9 9 (23.08%) JBehave
10 6 (15.38%) Jenkins
11 3 (7.69%) Ant
11 3 (7.69%) Eclipse
12 1 (2.56%) NUnit
12 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
12 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
12 1 (2.56%) Zephyr
General
1 38 (97.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Games
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (53.85%) Analyst
1 21 (53.85%) Test Analyst
2 11 (28.21%) Automation Test Analyst
2 11 (28.21%) Developer
2 11 (28.21%) Software Developer
3 10 (25.64%) Developer in Test
4 9 (23.08%) Java Developer
4 9 (23.08%) Java Software Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Release Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Test Automation Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Applications Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) QA Manager
7 2 (5.13%) QA Test Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Senior QA Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (66.67%) Gherkin
2 14 (35.90%) Hibernate
2 14 (35.90%) Spring
3 13 (33.33%) RESTful
4 2 (5.13%) JSON
4 2 (5.13%) REST
4 2 (5.13%) XML
5 1 (2.56%) .NET
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.13%) Fintech
2 1 (2.56%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Unix
2 10 (25.64%) Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (97.44%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (82.05%) Scrum
3 29 (74.36%) BDD
4 28 (71.79%) TDD
5 21 (53.85%) Test Scripting
6 20 (51.28%) Regression Testing
7 17 (43.59%) Test Strategy
8 16 (41.03%) Automated Testing
8 16 (41.03%) Automation Testing
8 16 (41.03%) Software Testing
9 15 (38.46%) ATDD
9 15 (38.46%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (35.90%) Kanban
10 14 (35.90%) System Integration Testing
11 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (33.33%) Integration Testing
12 12 (30.77%) Functional Testing
13 11 (28.21%) Manual Testing
14 9 (23.08%) Agile Testing
15 7 (17.95%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (89.74%) Java
2 8 (20.51%) C#
3 7 (17.95%) Python
3 7 (17.95%) Shell Script
4 6 (15.38%) SQL
5 4 (10.26%) PL/SQL
6 3 (7.69%) Ruby
7 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (71.79%) QA
2 12 (30.77%) SDET
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Atlassian
2 7 (17.95%) Oracle
3 4 (10.26%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) Virgin Media
4 1 (2.56%) Xamarin
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