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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 88 100 128
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +28
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 59 29 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.53% 1.48% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 1.99% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 56 26 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 £31,500 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,750 £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
1866 1460 2282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 79.95% 74.76% 76.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1524 1178 1820
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +13 28 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Hemel Hempstead -10 7 £40,000 -
Stevenage - 5 £29,000 - 1
Royston - 2 £22,500 -
Borehamwood +8 1 - -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 46 (48.94%) SQL
2 44 (46.81%) QA
3 42 (44.68%) Java
4 40 (42.55%) Selenium
5 28 (29.79%) Software Testing
6 27 (28.72%) JUnit
6 27 (28.72%) BDD
7 26 (27.66%) JBehave
8 24 (25.53%) Test Automation
9 22 (23.40%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (22.34%) QuickTest Pro
10 21 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (21.28%) UNIX
11 20 (21.28%) Automation Testing
12 18 (19.15%) Web Services
12 18 (19.15%) Oracle
12 18 (19.15%) Finance
13 17 (18.09%) C#
13 17 (18.09%) PRINCE2
13 17 (18.09%) Open Source
14 16 (17.02%) RESTful
14 16 (17.02%) Cucumber
14 16 (17.02%) JavaScript
14 16 (17.02%) XML
14 16 (17.02%) Ruby
14 16 (17.02%) Degree
15 15 (15.96%) NUnit
15 15 (15.96%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (15.96%) Calabash
15 15 (15.96%) SpecFlow

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (6.38%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (2.13%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.13%) Node.js
3 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (6.38%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 2 (2.13%) RiskWrite
2 2 (2.13%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.38%) Taleo
2 2 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.45%) ATM
2 5 (5.32%) Internet
2 5 (5.32%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (5.32%) Wireless
3 2 (2.13%) LAN
3 2 (2.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.45%) Data Mining
2 6 (6.38%) Oracle Discoverer
3 3 (3.19%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.13%) Big Data
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.13%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.06%) DbVisualizer
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.06%) DB2
Development Applications
1 40 (42.55%) Selenium
2 27 (28.72%) JUnit
3 26 (27.66%) JBehave
4 21 (22.34%) QuickTest Pro
5 16 (17.02%) Cucumber
6 15 (15.96%) SpecFlow
6 15 (15.96%) Jenkins
6 15 (15.96%) Calabash
6 15 (15.96%) NUnit
6 15 (15.96%) WATIR
7 12 (12.77%) WebDriver
7 12 (12.77%) Rational Rose
8 7 (7.45%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (4.26%) Subversion
9 4 (4.26%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.19%) JIRA
11 2 (2.13%) Fiddler
11 2 (2.13%) Rational Performance Tester
11 2 (2.13%) LoadRunner
11 2 (2.13%) JMeter
General
1 18 (19.15%) Finance
2 8 (8.51%) Banking
3 5 (5.32%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.06%) Retail
4 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (35.11%) Analyst
2 20 (21.28%) Test Engineer
3 17 (18.09%) Test Analyst
4 13 (13.83%) Automation Engineer
5 12 (12.77%) Business Analyst
6 11 (11.70%) Tester
6 11 (11.70%) QA Engineer
7 10 (10.64%) Test Manager
8 8 (8.51%) Software Test Analyst
9 6 (6.38%) Oracle Functional Consultant
9 6 (6.38%) QA Analyst
9 6 (6.38%) Software Test Engineer
9 6 (6.38%) Oracle Consultant
9 6 (6.38%) Software Engineer
9 6 (6.38%) Functional Consultant
9 6 (6.38%) Consultant
9 6 (6.38%) QA Automation Engineer
10 5 (5.32%) Senior Test Engineer
11 4 (4.26%) Support Analyst
11 4 (4.26%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.15%) Web Services
2 16 (17.02%) XML
2 16 (17.02%) RESTful
3 15 (15.96%) Gherkin
4 13 (13.83%) J2EE
5 5 (5.32%) HTML
6 2 (2.13%) .NET
6 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.13%) CSS
6 2 (2.13%) HTML5
6 2 (2.13%) Backbone.js
6 2 (2.13%) XHTML
6 2 (2.13%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.13%) Spring
6 2 (2.13%) Ajax
6 2 (2.13%) JSON
6 2 (2.13%) Dojo
6 2 (2.13%) GWT
6 2 (2.13%) jQuery
6 2 (2.13%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.40%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (18.09%) Open Source
3 13 (13.83%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (11.70%) EFT
5 5 (5.32%) User Experience
6 3 (3.19%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.13%) Physics
7 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.13%) iPhone
7 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.13%) EPoS
8 1 (1.06%) PKI
8 1 (1.06%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.28%) UNIX
2 7 (7.45%) Windows
3 2 (2.13%) Linux
3 2 (2.13%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.79%) Software Testing
2 27 (28.72%) BDD
3 24 (25.53%) Test Automation
4 21 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (21.28%) Automation Testing
6 17 (18.09%) PRINCE2
7 15 (15.96%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (14.89%) TDD
8 14 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (13.83%) Software Engineering
9 13 (13.83%) UML
9 13 (13.83%) Project Management
10 12 (12.77%) Test Strategy
11 11 (11.70%) OO
12 10 (10.64%) Regression Testing
12 10 (10.64%) Manual Testing
13 8 (8.51%) Test Management
13 8 (8.51%) Usability Testing
14 7 (7.45%) Validation
14 7 (7.45%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (48.94%) SQL
2 42 (44.68%) Java
3 17 (18.09%) C#
4 16 (17.02%) JavaScript
4 16 (17.02%) Ruby
5 9 (9.57%) PL/SQL
6 7 (7.45%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (17.02%) Degree
2 12 (12.77%) ISEB
2 12 (12.77%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.06%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (46.81%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (11.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (19.15%) Oracle
2 6 (6.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.38%) VMware
3 5 (5.32%) HP
4 2 (2.13%) Citrix
4 2 (2.13%) SAP
4 2 (2.13%) JBoss
4 2 (2.13%) SOASTA, Inc
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + range of benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 70,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Tring, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Required IT
Salary: £28,000 - £30,000
Posted: 10 days ago