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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 110 92 118
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +26
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 32 42 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.59% 1.97% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 2.60% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 29 37 28
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £20,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
1565 1613 1991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 77.59% 75.69% 78.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1222 1226 1667
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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 -2 28 £42,500 +21.42%
Stevenage - 2 - -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 34 (37.36%) Java
2 33 (36.26%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (36.26%) Test Automation
3 32 (35.16%) Selenium
4 31 (34.07%) QA
5 30 (32.97%) JUnit
6 29 (31.87%) Software Testing
6 29 (31.87%) JBehave
6 29 (31.87%) BDD
7 26 (28.57%) C#
7 26 (28.57%) SQL
8 23 (25.27%) JavaScript
9 21 (23.08%) XML
10 20 (21.98%) Cucumber
10 20 (21.98%) RESTful
11 19 (20.88%) Gherkin
11 19 (20.88%) Web Services
11 19 (20.88%) Ruby
12 18 (19.78%) WATIR
12 18 (19.78%) NUnit
12 18 (19.78%) SpecFlow
12 18 (19.78%) Jenkins
12 18 (19.78%) Calabash
12 18 (19.78%) Open Source
13 17 (18.68%) Finance
14 16 (17.58%) TDD
15 15 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (15.38%) Microsoft
16 14 (15.38%) Regression Testing
16 14 (15.38%) Banking

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 (6.59%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.30%) IIS
2 3 (3.30%) JBoss
3 2 (2.20%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.10%) SugarCRM
4 1 (1.10%) Node.js
4 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.20%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.20%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.20%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.10%) SalesLogix
3 1 (1.10%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) Internet
1 1 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (1.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.19%) Relational Database
2 10 (10.99%) RDBMS
3 6 (6.59%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.20%) DbVisualizer
5 2 (2.20%) DB2
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.10%) Big Data
6 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (35.16%) Selenium
2 30 (32.97%) JUnit
3 29 (31.87%) JBehave
4 20 (21.98%) Cucumber
5 18 (19.78%) SpecFlow
5 18 (19.78%) Jenkins
5 18 (19.78%) Calabash
5 18 (19.78%) WATIR
5 18 (19.78%) NUnit
6 12 (13.19%) WebDriver
7 10 (10.99%) QuickTest Pro
8 9 (9.89%) Rational Rose
9 7 (7.69%) Subversion
10 5 (5.49%) Visual Studio
11 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (18.68%) Finance
2 14 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (2.20%) Retail
3 2 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (45.05%) Analyst
2 23 (25.27%) Test Engineer
3 15 (16.48%) Business Analyst
4 11 (12.09%) Software Engineer
4 11 (12.09%) Test Analyst
4 11 (12.09%) Software Test Engineer
4 11 (12.09%) Automation Engineer
5 10 (10.99%) Programmer
6 9 (9.89%) QA Engineer
7 8 (8.79%) Senior Test Engineer
7 8 (8.79%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 8 (8.79%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (7.69%) QA Analyst
9 6 (6.59%) Team Leader
9 6 (6.59%) Developer
9 6 (6.59%) Tester
10 5 (5.49%) Support Analyst
10 5 (5.49%) SAP Business Analyst
10 5 (5.49%) SAP Analyst
11 4 (4.40%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.08%) XML
2 20 (21.98%) RESTful
3 19 (20.88%) Gherkin
3 19 (20.88%) Web Services
4 12 (13.19%) J2EE
5 10 (10.99%) HTML
6 9 (9.89%) .NET
7 7 (7.69%) ASP.NET
7 7 (7.69%) jQuery
8 5 (5.49%) CSS
9 2 (2.20%) Flash
9 2 (2.20%) Middleware
9 2 (2.20%) Ajax
9 2 (2.20%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (1.10%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.10%) HTML5
10 1 (1.10%) Backbone.js
10 1 (1.10%) JSON
10 1 (1.10%) Dojo
10 1 (1.10%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.78%) Open Source
2 15 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (12.09%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.30%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.20%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.10%) iPhone
6 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.10%) User Experience
6 1 (1.10%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.29%) UNIX
2 11 (12.09%) Linux
3 8 (8.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (36.26%) Agile Software Development
1 33 (36.26%) Test Automation
2 29 (31.87%) BDD
2 29 (31.87%) Software Testing
3 16 (17.58%) TDD
4 14 (15.38%) Regression Testing
5 13 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (13.19%) Software Engineering
7 11 (12.09%) PRINCE2
7 11 (12.09%) Automation Testing
8 10 (10.99%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (10.99%) OO
8 10 (10.99%) Unit Testing
9 9 (9.89%) UML
9 9 (9.89%) GAP Analysis
10 7 (7.69%) Manual Testing
10 7 (7.69%) Automated Testing
10 7 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (7.69%) Requirements Engineering
11 6 (6.59%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (37.36%) Java
2 26 (28.57%) C#
2 26 (28.57%) SQL
3 23 (25.27%) JavaScript
4 19 (20.88%) Ruby
5 10 (10.99%) C
5 10 (10.99%) C++
5 10 (10.99%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.20%) VB6
6 2 (2.20%) VB
7 1 (1.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (9.89%) ISEB
2 6 (6.59%) Degree
3 4 (4.40%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.40%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) VCP4
4 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (34.07%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.79%) VMware
3 7 (7.69%) HP
4 5 (5.49%) SAP
5 3 (3.30%) Oracle
6 1 (1.10%) Siebel
6 1 (1.10%) Sage
6 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.10%) Thunderhead