The first table below looks at the demand for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Watford region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 38 45 59
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 35 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 6.01% 2.83% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.80% 3.65% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 34 10 2
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -12.63%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
449 274 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 77.15% 77.62% 82.79%
Number of salaries quoted 332 228 192
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Scripting
Hertfordshire

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Watford

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Watford region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Watford

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 28 (62.22%) Software Testing
2 26 (57.78%) Selenium
2 26 (57.78%) SQL
3 24 (53.33%) QA
4 23 (51.11%) Finance
5 18 (40.00%) UNIX
5 18 (40.00%) Degree
5 18 (40.00%) Automation Testing
6 17 (37.78%) Java
7 16 (35.56%) Banking
7 16 (35.56%) ISTQB
8 15 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (22.22%) Oracle
9 10 (22.22%) Validation
10 8 (17.78%) Linux
11 7 (15.56%) Middleware
11 7 (15.56%) Retail
11 7 (15.56%) Automated Testing
11 7 (15.56%) Mathematics
12 6 (13.33%) NFC
12 6 (13.33%) Mobile Payment
12 6 (13.33%) Software Engineering
12 6 (13.33%) Smartcard
12 6 (13.33%) C
12 6 (13.33%) C++
12 6 (13.33%) Embedded C
12 6 (13.33%) Embedded C++
13 5 (11.11%) EFT
13 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (11.11%) RiskWrite

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) RiskWrite
2 1 (2.22%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) NFC
2 3 (6.67%) ATM
3 1 (2.22%) SAN
3 1 (2.22%) LAN
3 1 (2.22%) SMS
3 1 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) Data Mining
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (57.78%) Selenium
2 15 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.22%) JMeter
4 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.22%) LoadUI
4 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (51.11%) Finance
2 16 (35.56%) Banking
3 7 (15.56%) Retail
4 2 (4.44%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Marketing
4 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Analyst
2 15 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 15 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 13 (28.89%) Tester
4 12 (26.67%) Senior Test Engineer
5 11 (24.44%) Graduate
6 7 (15.56%) Software Engineer
7 5 (11.11%) Support Analyst
8 4 (8.89%) Junior Analyst
8 4 (8.89%) Junior Support Analyst
8 4 (8.89%) Automation Tester
8 4 (8.89%) Junior
9 3 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (6.67%) Junior Test Analyst
9 3 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
10 2 (4.44%) Senior Tester
11 1 (2.22%) QA Engineer
11 1 (2.22%) Software Test Engineer
11 1 (2.22%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) Middleware
2 2 (4.44%) GWT
3 1 (2.22%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) CSS
3 1 (2.22%) HTML
3 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Mathematics
2 6 (13.33%) Mobile Payment
2 6 (13.33%) Smartcard
3 5 (11.11%) EFT
3 5 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 4 (8.89%) Statistics
4 4 (8.89%) EPoS
5 3 (6.67%) EFTPOS
5 3 (6.67%) Physics
6 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.22%) Equities
6 1 (2.22%) Fixed Income
6 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.22%) Derivative
6 1 (2.22%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.00%) UNIX
2 8 (17.78%) Linux
3 2 (4.44%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (62.22%) Software Testing
2 18 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 10 (22.22%) Validation
4 7 (15.56%) Automated Testing
5 6 (13.33%) Software Engineering
6 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 4 (8.89%) Data Validation
7 4 (8.89%) Quality Management
7 4 (8.89%) OO
8 3 (6.67%) Scrum
8 3 (6.67%) Usability Testing
9 2 (4.44%) Process Improvement
9 2 (4.44%) Waterfall
10 1 (2.22%) CRM
10 1 (2.22%) SOA
10 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (2.22%) Risk Management
10 1 (2.22%) User Stories
10 1 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (57.78%) SQL
2 17 (37.78%) Java
3 6 (13.33%) C
3 6 (13.33%) C++
3 6 (13.33%) Embedded C
3 6 (13.33%) Embedded C++
4 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.22%) VBScript
5 1 (2.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) Degree
2 16 (35.56%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.89%) PhD
4 3 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (53.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (2.22%) JBoss
2 1 (2.22%) SAP
2 1 (2.22%) Citrix
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
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