Period
to 22 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 31 68
Rank change year-on-year -8 +37 -16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 60 64 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 6.20% 6.12% 3.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.24% 6.87% 3.82%
Number of salaries quoted 51 63 25
Watford median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% +28.57% -19.08%
10th Percentile £40,000 £33,000 £20,775
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £46,800
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% -3.33%

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 829 932 916
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 85.64% 89.10% 87.16%
Number of salaries quoted 680 796 741
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% +2.15%

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 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 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 45 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (68.33%) Java
3 38 (63.33%) BDD
4 36 (60.00%) TDD
5 35 (58.33%) Cucumber
6 32 (53.33%) Gherkin
6 32 (53.33%) Scrum
7 31 (51.67%) QA
8 30 (50.00%) Selenium
9 29 (48.33%) SDET
10 24 (40.00%) SQL
11 22 (36.67%) C#
12 21 (35.00%) WebDriver
12 21 (35.00%) API Testing
13 19 (31.67%) Software Engineering
14 18 (30.00%) Test Scripting
14 18 (30.00%) XML
14 18 (30.00%) REST
15 17 (28.33%) Finance
15 17 (28.33%) JBehave
16 16 (26.67%) Web Services
17 15 (25.00%) OO
17 15 (25.00%) RESTful
18 14 (23.33%) Degree
19 13 (21.67%) Spring
19 13 (21.67%) .NET
19 13 (21.67%) QA Automation
20 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
20 12 (20.00%) JUnit
20 12 (20.00%) Microsoft

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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.00%) Confluence
3 3 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (8.33%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) Internet
2 9 (15.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 35 (58.33%) Cucumber
2 30 (50.00%) Selenium
3 21 (35.00%) WebDriver
4 17 (28.33%) JBehave
5 12 (20.00%) JUnit
6 8 (13.33%) Git (software)
6 8 (13.33%) Jenkins
6 8 (13.33%) NUnit
6 8 (13.33%) SpecFlow
7 7 (11.67%) gulp
7 7 (11.67%) Karma Test Runner
8 6 (10.00%) JIRA
8 6 (10.00%) Maven
9 5 (8.33%) TeamCity
10 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
10 2 (3.33%) Zephyr
11 1 (1.67%) WATIR
General
1 17 (28.33%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Retail
3 7 (11.67%) Games
4 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (50.00%) Developer
2 13 (21.67%) Software Developer
3 12 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 11 (18.33%) Java Engineer
5 9 (15.00%) C# Software Developer
5 9 (15.00%) Java Developer
5 9 (15.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 9 (15.00%) Test Engineer
6 8 (13.33%) Developer in Test
7 7 (11.67%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (11.67%) QA Automation Engineer
7 7 (11.67%) QA Engineer
7 7 (11.67%) Software Test Engineer
8 6 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (10.00%) UI Developer
8 6 (10.00%) VB Developer
9 5 (8.33%) Tester
10 4 (6.67%) Test Manager
11 3 (5.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (53.33%) Gherkin
2 18 (30.00%) REST
2 18 (30.00%) XML
3 16 (26.67%) Web Services
4 15 (25.00%) RESTful
5 13 (21.67%) .NET
5 13 (21.67%) Spring
6 8 (13.33%) Hibernate
6 8 (13.33%) JSON
7 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET
7 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (11.67%) CodeMirror
7 7 (11.67%) D3.js
7 7 (11.67%) jQuery
7 7 (11.67%) Node.js
7 7 (11.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (8.33%) JAX-RS
9 2 (3.33%) AngularJS
9 2 (3.33%) HTML5
9 2 (3.33%) lodash
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) RIA
2 8 (13.33%) iPhone
3 7 (11.67%) BBC
4 2 (3.33%) Fintech
4 2 (3.33%) NHS
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) Linux
1 10 (16.67%) Windows
1 10 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (15.00%) Windows 10
2 9 (15.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (63.33%) BDD
3 36 (60.00%) TDD
4 32 (53.33%) Scrum
5 29 (48.33%) SDET
6 21 (35.00%) API Testing
7 19 (31.67%) Software Engineering
8 18 (30.00%) Test Scripting
9 15 (25.00%) OO
10 13 (21.67%) QA Automation
11 11 (18.33%) Test Strategy
12 10 (16.67%) Logistics
13 9 (15.00%) ATDD
13 9 (15.00%) Mobile Device Management
13 9 (15.00%) Scenario Testing
14 8 (13.33%) Agile Testing
14 8 (13.33%) iOS Development
14 8 (13.33%) User Stories
15 7 (11.67%) Open Source
15 7 (11.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (68.33%) Java
2 24 (40.00%) SQL
3 22 (36.67%) C#
4 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 10 (16.67%) VB
6 9 (15.00%) C
7 7 (11.67%) ES6
8 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
9 4 (6.67%) C++
10 2 (3.33%) Ruby
11 1 (1.67%) Groovy
11 1 (1.67%) Python
11 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (23.33%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (51.67%) QA
System Software
1 10 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (5.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.00%) Dell
3 7 (11.67%) Virgin Media
4 5 (8.33%) Sage
5 3 (5.00%) SonicWALL
5 3 (5.00%) Symantec
5 3 (5.00%) Xamarin