The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 40 45 52
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 32 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 6.12% 3.44% 3.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.27% 4.50% 3.68%
Number of salaries quoted 29 14 15
Average salary £42,500 £21,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+102.38% -60.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £19,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £40,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Test Scripting
Hertfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
440 311 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 84.13% 76.41% 84.82%
Number of salaries quoted 314 221 315
Average salary £50,000 £43,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.94% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,000 £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 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 30 January 2015.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Watford

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 30 (51.72%) Software Testing
2 26 (44.83%) C#
3 25 (43.10%) SQL
3 25 (43.10%) Selenium
4 23 (39.66%) Test Automation
4 23 (39.66%) Java
4 23 (39.66%) XML
5 22 (37.93%) Web Services
5 22 (37.93%) RESTful
5 22 (37.93%) Ruby
5 22 (37.93%) JBehave
5 22 (37.93%) Cucumber
5 22 (37.93%) BDD
6 21 (36.21%) Open Source
6 21 (36.21%) SpecFlow
6 21 (36.21%) Gherkin
6 21 (36.21%) Jenkins
6 21 (36.21%) Calabash
6 21 (36.21%) WATIR
6 21 (36.21%) JUnit
6 21 (36.21%) NUnit
7 13 (22.41%) QA
8 12 (20.69%) Banking
8 12 (20.69%) OO
9 11 (18.97%) Finance
9 11 (18.97%) Relational Database
10 10 (17.24%) Regression Testing
10 10 (17.24%) UNIX
11 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (5.17%) IIS
1 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.72%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) RiskWrite
2 1 (1.72%) SalesLogix
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.97%) Relational Database
2 8 (13.79%) RDBMS
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.72%) DB2
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.72%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 25 (43.10%) Selenium
2 22 (37.93%) JBehave
2 22 (37.93%) Cucumber
3 21 (36.21%) SpecFlow
3 21 (36.21%) Jenkins
3 21 (36.21%) Calabash
3 21 (36.21%) WATIR
3 21 (36.21%) JUnit
3 21 (36.21%) NUnit
4 8 (13.79%) Rational Rose
5 5 (8.62%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.72%) Subversion
6 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (20.69%) Banking
2 11 (18.97%) Finance
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (48.28%) Analyst
2 13 (22.41%) Automation Engineer
3 9 (15.52%) Test Engineer
3 9 (15.52%) Senior Test Engineer
3 9 (15.52%) Test Automation Engineer
3 9 (15.52%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 8 (13.79%) Business Analyst
4 8 (13.79%) Programmer
5 7 (12.07%) Test Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) QA Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) Team Leader
7 5 (8.62%) Support Analyst
7 5 (8.62%) Tester
8 4 (6.90%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (6.90%) Test Team Leader
9 3 (5.17%) QA Tester
10 2 (3.45%) QA Leader
10 2 (3.45%) Test Leader
10 2 (3.45%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (39.66%) XML
2 22 (37.93%) Web Services
2 22 (37.93%) RESTful
3 21 (36.21%) Gherkin
4 6 (10.34%) .NET
5 5 (8.62%) HTML
5 5 (8.62%) CSS
6 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.17%) jQuery
8 1 (1.72%) J2EE
8 1 (1.72%) COM
8 1 (1.72%) Flash
8 1 (1.72%) XSL
8 1 (1.72%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 21 (36.21%) Open Source
2 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) UNIX
2 8 (13.79%) Linux
3 1 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (51.72%) Software Testing
2 23 (39.66%) Test Automation
3 22 (37.93%) BDD
4 12 (20.69%) OO
5 10 (17.24%) Regression Testing
6 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (13.79%) Unit Testing
7 8 (13.79%) PRINCE2
7 8 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (13.79%) Requirements Engineering
7 8 (13.79%) GAP Analysis
7 8 (13.79%) UML
8 6 (10.34%) Automated Testing
9 5 (8.62%) Manual Testing
10 3 (5.17%) E-Commerce
10 3 (5.17%) Workflow
10 3 (5.17%) System Testing
10 3 (5.17%) Software Engineering
10 3 (5.17%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.83%) C#
2 25 (43.10%) SQL
3 23 (39.66%) Java
4 22 (37.93%) Ruby
5 8 (13.79%) Shell Script
5 8 (13.79%) JavaScript
5 8 (13.79%) C++
5 8 (13.79%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) Degree
1 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) ISEB
2 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.41%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (1.72%) Siebel
3 1 (1.72%) Sage
3 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.72%) Thunderhead
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