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

Automated Testing
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 29 54
Rank change year-on-year +6 +25  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 45 30 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 8.33% 6.24% 3.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.41% 7.37% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 39 28 3
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
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 478 407 480
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 88.52% 84.62% 87.59%
Number of salaries quoted 381 348 345
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,000 £28,550
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Watford

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 95 (87.16%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (76.15%) Java
3 75 (68.81%) Scrum
3 75 (68.81%) BDD
4 70 (64.22%) TDD
5 68 (62.39%) QA
6 64 (58.72%) Selenium
7 60 (55.05%) Cucumber
8 52 (47.71%) Finance
9 50 (45.87%) WebDriver
10 48 (44.04%) Gherkin
11 40 (36.70%) JBehave
12 39 (35.78%) Test Scripting
13 33 (30.28%) Continuous Integration
14 32 (29.36%) Test Strategy
14 32 (29.36%) JIRA
15 30 (27.52%) SDET
16 28 (25.69%) RESTful
16 28 (25.69%) Software Engineering
17 27 (24.77%) C#
18 26 (23.85%) SQL
19 25 (22.94%) Unix
20 24 (22.02%) Linux
20 24 (22.02%) ATDD
21 22 (20.18%) Functional Testing
21 22 (20.18%) Regression Testing
21 22 (20.18%) Software Testing
22 21 (19.27%) JUnit
22 21 (19.27%) XML
23 20 (18.35%) Maven

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 19 (17.43%) Tomcat
2 15 (13.76%) Confluence
3 3 (2.75%) IIS
3 3 (2.75%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.92%) Apache
4 1 (0.92%) Drupal
4 1 (0.92%) JBoss
4 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (9.17%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.75%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.42%) SaaS
2 6 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.67%) IaaS
4 3 (2.75%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.09%) Internet
2 3 (2.75%) Firewall
3 1 (0.92%) HTTP
3 1 (0.92%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.09%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.34%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.92%) DB2
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 64 (58.72%) Selenium
2 60 (55.05%) Cucumber
3 50 (45.87%) WebDriver
4 40 (36.70%) JBehave
5 32 (29.36%) JIRA
6 21 (19.27%) JUnit
7 20 (18.35%) Maven
8 19 (17.43%) Git (software)
9 16 (14.68%) HP UFT
10 15 (13.76%) gulp
10 15 (13.76%) Karma Test Runner
11 14 (12.84%) Jenkins
12 10 (9.17%) SoapUI
13 8 (7.34%) Visual Studio
14 5 (4.59%) Ant
14 5 (4.59%) Eclipse
15 4 (3.67%) NUnit
15 4 (3.67%) SpecFlow
16 3 (2.75%) Bower
16 3 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 52 (47.71%) Finance
2 7 (6.42%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (3.67%) Games
3 4 (3.67%) Retail
4 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (34.86%) Developer
2 25 (22.94%) Analyst
2 25 (22.94%) Test Analyst
3 24 (22.02%) Java Developer
4 19 (17.43%) Software Developer
5 17 (15.60%) Automation Test Analyst
5 17 (15.60%) Developer in Test
6 15 (13.76%) QA Engineer
7 13 (11.93%) Java Engineer
7 13 (11.93%) QA Automation Engineer
7 13 (11.93%) Test Manager
8 11 (10.09%) Java Software Developer
8 11 (10.09%) JavaScript Developer
8 11 (10.09%) QA Tester
8 11 (10.09%) Tester
9 10 (9.17%) Test Automation Engineer
9 10 (9.17%) Test Engineer
10 8 (7.34%) Agile Test Analyst
10 8 (7.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 7 (6.42%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (44.04%) Gherkin
2 28 (25.69%) RESTful
3 21 (19.27%) XML
4 19 (17.43%) Spring
5 18 (16.51%) Web Services
6 15 (13.76%) CodeMirror
6 15 (13.76%) D3.js
6 15 (13.76%) jQuery
6 15 (13.76%) Node.js
6 15 (13.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 14 (12.84%) REST
8 11 (10.09%) Hibernate
9 8 (7.34%) .NET
9 8 (7.34%) JAX-RS
10 7 (6.42%) AngularJS
10 7 (6.42%) HTML
10 7 (6.42%) HTML5
10 7 (6.42%) lodash
11 4 (3.67%) ASP.NET
11 4 (3.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) RIA
2 9 (8.26%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (5.50%) Fintech
4 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.67%) BBC
5 3 (2.75%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.83%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.83%) NHS
7 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (22.94%) Unix
2 24 (22.02%) Linux
3 9 (8.26%) Windows
4 3 (2.75%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.75%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.75%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.83%) Android
5 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.92%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (87.16%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (68.81%) BDD
2 75 (68.81%) Scrum
3 70 (64.22%) TDD
4 39 (35.78%) Test Scripting
5 33 (30.28%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (29.36%) Test Strategy
7 30 (27.52%) SDET
8 28 (25.69%) Software Engineering
9 24 (22.02%) ATDD
10 22 (20.18%) Functional Testing
10 22 (20.18%) Regression Testing
10 22 (20.18%) Software Testing
11 19 (17.43%) OO
12 18 (16.51%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (13.76%) API Testing
13 15 (13.76%) Kanban
14 13 (11.93%) Integration Testing
14 13 (11.93%) Non-Functional Testing
15 12 (11.01%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 83 (76.15%) Java
2 27 (24.77%) C#
3 26 (23.85%) SQL
4 16 (14.68%) JavaScript
5 15 (13.76%) ES6
5 15 (13.76%) Python
5 15 (13.76%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.75%) C
6 3 (2.75%) C++
6 3 (2.75%) VB
6 3 (2.75%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.92%) AWK
7 1 (0.92%) Perl
7 1 (0.92%) PHP
7 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (6.42%) Degree
2 1 (0.92%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (62.39%) QA
2 7 (6.42%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (2.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.09%) Atlassian
3 8 (7.34%) Oracle
4 4 (3.67%) Virgin Media
5 3 (2.75%) Dell
5 3 (2.75%) Sage
5 3 (2.75%) SonicWALL
5 3 (2.75%) Symantec
6 2 (1.83%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.92%) HP
7 1 (0.92%) IBM
7 1 (0.92%) Siebel
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