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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 57 52 40
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 9 24 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.85% 3.92% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 4.70% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 23 5
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +2.40%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +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
378 511 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 77.78% 83.50% 81.12%
Number of salaries quoted 263 383 186
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 19 (51.35%) UNIX
2 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (43.24%) SQL
4 14 (37.84%) JavaScript
4 14 (37.84%) HTML
4 14 (37.84%) XML
4 14 (37.84%) Banking
5 13 (35.14%) Java
5 13 (35.14%) Selenium
5 13 (35.14%) Test Automation
5 13 (35.14%) RESTful
5 13 (35.14%) Cucumber
5 13 (35.14%) Gherkin
6 12 (32.43%) TDD
7 11 (29.73%) BDD
8 10 (27.03%) Unit Testing
8 10 (27.03%) QA
8 10 (27.03%) Relational Database
8 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (27.03%) Regression Testing
8 10 (27.03%) Finance
8 10 (27.03%) Shell Script
8 10 (27.03%) C
8 10 (27.03%) C++
8 10 (27.03%) Linux
8 10 (27.03%) RDBMS
9 9 (24.32%) Flash
9 9 (24.32%) DB2
9 9 (24.32%) J2EE
9 9 (24.32%) Automated Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 9 (24.32%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) Infor CRM
2 1 (2.70%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) Relational Database
1 10 (27.03%) RDBMS
2 9 (24.32%) DB2
2 9 (24.32%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (35.14%) Selenium
1 13 (35.14%) Cucumber
2 9 (24.32%) Subversion
2 9 (24.32%) WebDriver
3 4 (10.81%) WATIR
3 4 (10.81%) JBehave
3 4 (10.81%) SpecFlow
3 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.81%) Calabash
3 4 (10.81%) Rational Rose
3 4 (10.81%) NUnit
3 4 (10.81%) JUnit
4 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (37.84%) Banking
2 10 (27.03%) Finance
3 9 (24.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (51.35%) Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Programmer
3 9 (24.32%) Tester
3 9 (24.32%) Selenium Tester
3 9 (24.32%) Automation Tester
4 5 (13.51%) Team Leader
4 5 (13.51%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Test Team Leader
6 3 (8.11%) Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (8.11%) CRM Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Junior
7 1 (2.70%) Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Applications Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) IT Business Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) HTML
1 14 (37.84%) XML
2 13 (35.14%) RESTful
2 13 (35.14%) Gherkin
3 9 (24.32%) Flash
3 9 (24.32%) J2EE
4 5 (13.51%) .NET
4 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET
5 4 (10.81%) jQuery
5 4 (10.81%) Web Services
6 1 (2.70%) COM
6 1 (2.70%) CSS
6 1 (2.70%) XSL
6 1 (2.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 19 (51.35%) UNIX
2 10 (27.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) Test Automation
3 12 (32.43%) TDD
4 11 (29.73%) BDD
5 10 (27.03%) Unit Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Regression Testing
6 9 (24.32%) Automated Testing
6 9 (24.32%) Software Testing
6 9 (24.32%) Document Management
6 9 (24.32%) Coaching
6 9 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (24.32%) System Testing
7 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
7 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Open Source
8 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (10.81%) Change Control
8 4 (10.81%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (10.81%) UML
8 4 (10.81%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) SQL
2 14 (37.84%) JavaScript
3 13 (35.14%) Java
4 10 (27.03%) Shell Script
4 10 (27.03%) C
4 10 (27.03%) C++
5 8 (21.62%) C#
6 4 (10.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.03%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) Sage
2 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.70%) Siebel