Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 43 36
Rank change year-on-year -7 -7 +34
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 52 62 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 5.42% 6.19% 5.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.04% 7.08% 6.55%
Number of salaries quoted 55 52 60
Watford median annual salary £65,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.02% +7.78% +28.57%
10th Percentile £35,750 £40,125 £31,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,025 £62,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% +3.45%

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 861 876 946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 89.69% 87.51% 90.18%
Number of salaries quoted 703 716 808
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -0.99% +6.32%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,625 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £68,750 £75,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.06% +5.43%

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 16 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Watford

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 49 (94.23%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (73.08%) TDD
3 37 (71.15%) BDD
4 35 (67.31%) SQL
5 31 (59.62%) SQL Server
6 30 (57.69%) XML
7 28 (53.85%) C#
7 28 (53.85%) Migration
7 28 (53.85%) Data Migration
7 28 (53.85%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 27 (51.92%) SC Cleared
8 27 (51.92%) Security Cleared
9 25 (48.08%) Reference Data
9 25 (48.08%) Data Mapping
9 25 (48.08%) PL/SQL
9 25 (48.08%) Oracle
9 25 (48.08%) Data Quality
10 23 (44.23%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (40.38%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (40.38%) ETL
11 21 (40.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (36.54%) JIRA
12 19 (36.54%) T-SQL
12 19 (36.54%) PostgreSQL
13 17 (32.69%) Scrum
14 15 (28.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (25.00%) Subversion
15 13 (25.00%) JSON
15 13 (25.00%) Finance
15 13 (25.00%) Java

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 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 7 (13.46%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (9.62%) WebLogic
4 3 (5.77%) Jetty
5 1 (1.92%) Confluence
5 1 (1.92%) IIS
5 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (59.62%) SQL Server
2 21 (40.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (36.54%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (28.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (9.62%) RDBMS
6 5 (9.62%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (36.54%) JIRA
2 13 (25.00%) Subversion
3 9 (17.31%) Maven
4 8 (15.38%) Selenium
5 6 (11.54%) Cucumber
5 6 (11.54%) Git (software)
6 5 (9.62%) JBehave
7 4 (7.69%) Gradle
7 4 (7.69%) WebDriver
8 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
8 3 (5.77%) Zephyr
9 2 (3.85%) ProC
9 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.92%) gulp
10 1 (1.92%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (1.92%) Mockito
10 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (63.46%) Developer
2 25 (48.08%) Data Migration Developer
3 19 (36.54%) ETL Developer
3 19 (36.54%) Oracle Developer
3 19 (36.54%) Oracle ETL Developer
3 19 (36.54%) PostgreSQL Developer
3 19 (36.54%) SQL Developer
3 19 (36.54%) SQL Server Developer
4 6 (11.54%) Tester
5 5 (9.62%) Java Developer
5 5 (9.62%) Senior Developer
5 5 (9.62%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) QA Leader
6 4 (7.69%) QA Tester
6 4 (7.69%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Agile Tester
7 3 (5.77%) Automation Tester
8 2 (3.85%) QA Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (57.69%) XML
2 13 (25.00%) JSON
3 8 (15.38%) Java EE
4 5 (9.62%) DOM
4 5 (9.62%) J2EE
4 5 (9.62%) Java SE
4 5 (9.62%) JAXB
4 5 (9.62%) JDBC
4 5 (9.62%) SAX
4 5 (9.62%) Spring
4 5 (9.62%) Spring Boot
4 5 (9.62%) Spring MVC
5 4 (7.69%) Gherkin
5 4 (7.69%) HTML
5 4 (7.69%) jQuery
6 3 (5.77%) .NET
6 3 (5.77%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
6 3 (5.77%) CSS
6 3 (5.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (48.08%) Reference Data
2 23 (44.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.77%) Fintech
4 2 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Unix
2 4 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (94.23%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (73.08%) TDD
3 37 (71.15%) BDD
4 28 (53.85%) Data Migration
4 28 (53.85%) Migration
4 28 (53.85%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 25 (48.08%) Data Mapping
6 21 (40.38%) ETL
6 21 (40.38%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (32.69%) Scrum
8 12 (23.08%) Test Scripting
8 12 (23.08%) Test Strategy
9 9 (17.31%) Mentoring
10 8 (15.38%) MVC
10 8 (15.38%) OO
11 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (11.54%) Database Tuning
12 6 (11.54%) Software Testing
13 5 (9.62%) User Stories
13 5 (9.62%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (67.31%) SQL
2 28 (53.85%) C#
3 25 (48.08%) PL/SQL
4 19 (36.54%) T-SQL
5 13 (25.00%) Java
6 5 (9.62%) Java 8
7 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
8 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.92%) ES6
Qualifications
1 27 (51.92%) SC Cleared
1 27 (51.92%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (48.08%) Data Quality
2 12 (23.08%) QA
3 1 (1.92%) PMO
Vendors
1 25 (48.08%) Oracle
2 13 (25.00%) Talend
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.92%) SAP