Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 29 69
Rank change year-on-year -7 +40 -16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 64 63 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 6.58% 6.16% 3.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.66% 6.87% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 55 62 26
Watford median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% +28.57% -17.65%
10th Percentile £37,750 £32,750 £20,813
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £46,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%

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 835 917 925
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 85.82% 89.73% 87.18%
Number of salaries quoted 687 783 749
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £75,000 £72,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +3.26%

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 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 49 (76.56%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (67.19%) Java
3 42 (65.63%) BDD
4 40 (62.50%) TDD
5 35 (54.69%) Cucumber
6 34 (53.13%) QA
6 34 (53.13%) Scrum
7 32 (50.00%) Selenium
7 32 (50.00%) Gherkin
8 31 (48.44%) SDET
9 26 (40.63%) SQL
10 23 (35.94%) WebDriver
11 22 (34.38%) C#
12 21 (32.81%) Software Engineering
12 21 (32.81%) API Testing
13 19 (29.69%) Test Scripting
14 18 (28.13%) XML
14 18 (28.13%) REST
15 17 (26.56%) Finance
15 17 (26.56%) JBehave
16 15 (23.44%) Web Services
16 15 (23.44%) OO
16 15 (23.44%) QA Automation
17 14 (21.88%) JUnit
17 14 (21.88%) JavaScript
17 14 (21.88%) RESTful
17 14 (21.88%) Degree
18 13 (20.31%) .NET
19 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
19 12 (18.75%) Spring

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 10 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.69%) Confluence
3 3 (4.69%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (7.81%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) Internet
2 9 (14.06%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.19%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 35 (54.69%) Cucumber
2 32 (50.00%) Selenium
3 23 (35.94%) WebDriver
4 17 (26.56%) JBehave
5 14 (21.88%) JUnit
6 8 (12.50%) Git (software)
6 8 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 8 (12.50%) JIRA
6 8 (12.50%) NUnit
6 8 (12.50%) SpecFlow
7 7 (10.94%) gulp
7 7 (10.94%) Karma Test Runner
7 7 (10.94%) Maven
8 5 (7.81%) TeamCity
9 4 (6.25%) Zephyr
10 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.56%) WATIR
General
1 17 (26.56%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Retail
3 7 (10.94%) Games
4 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (48.44%) Developer
2 14 (21.88%) Software Developer
3 12 (18.75%) C# Developer
3 12 (18.75%) Java Engineer
4 10 (15.63%) Java Developer
4 10 (15.63%) Test Automation Engineer
4 10 (15.63%) Test Engineer
5 9 (14.06%) C# Software Developer
5 9 (14.06%) Developer in Test
6 8 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
7 7 (10.94%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (10.94%) QA Automation Engineer
7 7 (10.94%) QA Engineer
8 6 (9.38%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (9.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (9.38%) Tester
8 6 (9.38%) VB Developer
9 5 (7.81%) Test Manager
9 5 (7.81%) UI Developer
10 4 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 18 (28.13%) REST
2 18 (28.13%) XML
3 15 (23.44%) Web Services
4 14 (21.88%) RESTful
5 13 (20.31%) .NET
6 12 (18.75%) Spring
7 8 (12.50%) Hibernate
7 8 (12.50%) JSON
8 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET
8 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (10.94%) CodeMirror
8 7 (10.94%) D3.js
8 7 (10.94%) jQuery
8 7 (10.94%) Node.js
8 7 (10.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (6.25%) JAX-RS
10 3 (4.69%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.69%) HTML5
10 3 (4.69%) lodash
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) RIA
2 8 (12.50%) iPhone
3 7 (10.94%) BBC
4 2 (3.13%) Fintech
4 2 (3.13%) NHS
5 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Linux
1 10 (15.63%) Windows
1 10 (15.63%) Windows Server
1 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
1 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (14.06%) Windows 10
2 9 (14.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (76.56%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (65.63%) BDD
3 40 (62.50%) TDD
4 34 (53.13%) Scrum
5 31 (48.44%) SDET
6 21 (32.81%) API Testing
6 21 (32.81%) Software Engineering
7 19 (29.69%) Test Scripting
8 15 (23.44%) OO
8 15 (23.44%) QA Automation
9 12 (18.75%) Test Strategy
10 10 (15.63%) Logistics
10 10 (15.63%) Scenario Testing
11 9 (14.06%) ATDD
11 9 (14.06%) Mobile Device Management
12 8 (12.50%) Agile Testing
12 8 (12.50%) iOS Development
12 8 (12.50%) User Stories
13 7 (10.94%) Open Source
13 7 (10.94%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (67.19%) Java
2 26 (40.63%) SQL
3 22 (34.38%) C#
4 14 (21.88%) JavaScript
5 10 (15.63%) VB
6 9 (14.06%) C
7 7 (10.94%) ES6
8 5 (7.81%) PowerShell
9 4 (6.25%) C++
10 3 (4.69%) Groovy
10 3 (4.69%) Python
11 2 (3.13%) Ruby
12 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (21.88%) Degree
2 4 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (53.13%) QA
System Software
1 10 (15.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (4.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.06%) Dell
3 7 (10.94%) Virgin Media
4 5 (7.81%) Sage
5 3 (4.69%) SonicWALL
5 3 (4.69%) Symantec
5 3 (4.69%) Xamarin