The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 89 97 124
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +27
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 56 30 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.41% 1.50% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.01% 2.02% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 54 27 37
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,300 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Test Scripting
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1860 1488 2266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 80.14% 74.51% 76.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1519 1191 1806
Average salary £48,500 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.11% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Hertfordshire region.

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +10 24 £47,500 +50.79% 1
Hemel Hempstead -7 9 £40,000 -
Stevenage - 5 £29,000 - 1
Royston - 2 £22,500 -
Borehamwood +5 1 - -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting.

1 47 (52.22%) SQL
2 44 (48.89%) QA
3 39 (43.33%) Java
4 38 (42.22%) Selenium
5 28 (31.11%) Software Testing
6 24 (26.67%) JUnit
7 23 (25.56%) JBehave
7 23 (25.56%) BDD
8 21 (23.33%) Test Automation
8 21 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (23.33%) UNIX
8 21 (23.33%) QuickTest Pro
9 20 (22.22%) Automation Testing
10 19 (21.11%) Oracle
10 19 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (21.11%) Finance
11 17 (18.89%) Web Services
12 16 (17.78%) C#
12 16 (17.78%) Degree
13 15 (16.67%) PRINCE2
13 15 (16.67%) Open Source
14 14 (15.56%) Test Strategy
14 14 (15.56%) JavaScript
14 14 (15.56%) NUnit
15 13 (14.44%) Ruby
15 13 (14.44%) WATIR
15 13 (14.44%) XML
15 13 (14.44%) Project Management
15 13 (14.44%) Cucumber
15 13 (14.44%) Calabash

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.67%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (2.22%) Node.js
2 2 (2.22%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (6.67%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 2 (2.22%) RiskWrite
2 2 (2.22%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.67%) Taleo
2 2 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.89%) ATM
2 5 (5.56%) Internet
2 5 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (5.56%) Wireless
3 2 (2.22%) LAN
3 2 (2.22%) SAN
4 1 (1.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) Data Mining
2 6 (6.67%) Oracle Discoverer
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.22%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.22%) Big Data
4 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (42.22%) Selenium
2 24 (26.67%) JUnit
3 23 (25.56%) JBehave
4 21 (23.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 14 (15.56%) NUnit
6 13 (14.44%) WATIR
6 13 (14.44%) Cucumber
6 13 (14.44%) SpecFlow
6 13 (14.44%) Jenkins
6 13 (14.44%) Calabash
7 10 (11.11%) WebDriver
7 10 (11.11%) Rational Rose
8 8 (8.89%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (4.44%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.33%) Subversion
10 3 (3.33%) JIRA
11 2 (2.22%) LoadRunner
11 2 (2.22%) JMeter
11 2 (2.22%) Facilita Forecast
11 2 (2.22%) Hudson
General
1 19 (21.11%) Finance
2 9 (10.00%) Banking
3 5 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (34.44%) Analyst
2 19 (21.11%) Test Engineer
3 18 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 12 (13.33%) Tester
4 12 (13.33%) Automation Engineer
5 11 (12.22%) QA Engineer
6 10 (11.11%) Business Analyst
6 10 (11.11%) Test Manager
7 9 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
8 6 (6.67%) QA Automation Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Consultant
8 6 (6.67%) Functional Consultant
8 6 (6.67%) Oracle Functional Consultant
8 6 (6.67%) Oracle Consultant
9 5 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) QA Analyst
9 5 (5.56%) Software Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Software Tester
10 4 (4.44%) Senior Test Engineer
11 3 (3.33%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.89%) Web Services
2 13 (14.44%) XML
2 13 (14.44%) RESTful
2 13 (14.44%) Gherkin
3 11 (12.22%) J2EE
4 4 (4.44%) HTML
5 3 (3.33%) .NET
6 2 (2.22%) GWT
6 2 (2.22%) jQuery
6 2 (2.22%) Ext JS
6 2 (2.22%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.22%) CSS
6 2 (2.22%) XHTML
6 2 (2.22%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.22%) Spring
6 2 (2.22%) Ajax
6 2 (2.22%) JSON
6 2 (2.22%) Dojo
6 2 (2.22%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.22%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (16.67%) Open Source
3 12 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (13.33%) EFT
4 5 (5.56%) User Experience
5 3 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.33%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.22%) Physics
6 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.22%) EPoS
6 2 (2.22%) iPhone
7 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.11%) PKI
7 1 (1.11%) Statistics
7 1 (1.11%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.33%) UNIX
2 8 (8.89%) Windows
3 2 (2.22%) Linux
3 2 (2.22%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.11%) Software Testing
2 23 (25.56%) BDD
3 21 (23.33%) Test Automation
4 20 (22.22%) Automation Testing
5 19 (21.11%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 14 (15.56%) Test Strategy
8 13 (14.44%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (14.44%) Project Management
9 12 (13.33%) Regression Testing
9 12 (13.33%) TDD
9 12 (13.33%) Software Engineering
9 12 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (12.22%) UML
11 10 (11.11%) OO
12 9 (10.00%) Usability Testing
12 9 (10.00%) Manual Testing
13 8 (8.89%) Test Management
14 7 (7.78%) Change Management
14 7 (7.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 47 (52.22%) SQL
2 39 (43.33%) Java
3 16 (17.78%) C#
4 14 (15.56%) JavaScript
5 13 (14.44%) Ruby
6 9 (10.00%) PL/SQL
7 8 (8.89%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (17.78%) Degree
2 12 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 10 (11.11%) ISEB
4 6 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (48.89%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (12.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (21.11%) Oracle
2 6 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.56%) HP
3 5 (5.56%) VMware
4 2 (2.22%) SOASTA, Inc
4 2 (2.22%) Citrix
4 2 (2.22%) SAP
4 2 (2.22%) JBoss
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