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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 45 34 54
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +20
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 21 35 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 4.16% 6.81% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.20% 8.82% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 19 34 10
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -15.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £20,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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
404 397 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 80.00% 77.24% 81.82%
Number of salaries quoted 300 286 273
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 2015.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Watford

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 23 (43.40%) Software Testing
2 21 (39.62%) C#
3 20 (37.74%) SQL
4 17 (32.08%) Java
4 17 (32.08%) XML
4 17 (32.08%) Selenium
4 17 (32.08%) Test Automation
5 16 (30.19%) RESTful
5 16 (30.19%) Cucumber
5 16 (30.19%) Gherkin
6 15 (28.30%) JBehave
6 15 (28.30%) Web Services
7 14 (26.42%) JUnit
7 14 (26.42%) NUnit
7 14 (26.42%) Banking
7 14 (26.42%) Open Source
7 14 (26.42%) BDD
7 14 (26.42%) Jenkins
7 14 (26.42%) Calabash
7 14 (26.42%) SpecFlow
7 14 (26.42%) WATIR
7 14 (26.42%) Ruby
8 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (24.53%) UNIX
9 11 (20.75%) JavaScript
9 11 (20.75%) Relational Database
10 10 (18.87%) Unit Testing
10 10 (18.87%) C++
10 10 (18.87%) C
10 10 (18.87%) Linux

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.66%) IIS
3 2 (3.77%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.89%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.89%) Sage CRM
2 1 (1.89%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) Relational Database
2 10 (18.87%) RDBMS
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.77%) DbVisualizer
5 2 (3.77%) DB2
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (32.08%) Selenium
2 16 (30.19%) Cucumber
3 15 (28.30%) JBehave
4 14 (26.42%) SpecFlow
4 14 (26.42%) Jenkins
4 14 (26.42%) Calabash
4 14 (26.42%) WATIR
4 14 (26.42%) JUnit
4 14 (26.42%) NUnit
5 8 (15.09%) Rational Rose
6 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
7 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.77%) Subversion
8 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (26.42%) Banking
2 10 (18.87%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (49.06%) Analyst
2 10 (18.87%) Programmer
3 9 (16.98%) Business Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Automation Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Test Automation Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Test Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Team Leader
5 6 (11.32%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Tester
6 4 (7.55%) Test Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) QA Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (5.66%) CRM Developer
8 2 (3.77%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (32.08%) XML
2 16 (30.19%) RESTful
2 16 (30.19%) Gherkin
3 15 (28.30%) Web Services
4 8 (15.09%) HTML
4 8 (15.09%) .NET
5 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET
5 6 (11.32%) jQuery
6 4 (7.55%) CSS
7 2 (3.77%) J2EE
7 2 (3.77%) Flash
8 1 (1.89%) Ajax
8 1 (1.89%) COM
8 1 (1.89%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) Open Source
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) UNIX
2 10 (18.87%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) Software Testing
2 17 (32.08%) Test Automation
3 14 (26.42%) BDD
4 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (18.87%) Regression Testing
5 10 (18.87%) Unit Testing
6 9 (16.98%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (16.98%) PRINCE2
7 8 (15.09%) UML
7 8 (15.09%) OO
7 8 (15.09%) GAP Analysis
7 8 (15.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (11.32%) Change Control
9 5 (9.43%) Requirements Engineering
9 5 (9.43%) TDD
9 5 (9.43%) Automated Testing
10 4 (7.55%) CRM
11 3 (5.66%) Workflow
11 3 (5.66%) User Stories
11 3 (5.66%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (39.62%) C#
2 20 (37.74%) SQL
3 17 (32.08%) Java
4 14 (26.42%) Ruby
5 11 (20.75%) JavaScript
6 10 (18.87%) C++
6 10 (18.87%) C
6 10 (18.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.77%) Degree
1 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.98%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.89%) Sage
2 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.89%) Thunderhead
2 1 (1.89%) Siebel