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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 53 37 41
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 13 37 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.40% 6.42% 3.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 8.24% 3.97%
Number of salaries quoted 9 36 10
Average salary £50,000 £41,250 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% -0.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £25,000 £31,450
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
411 449 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 75.97% 77.95% 80.25%
Number of salaries quoted 304 344 210
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,066 £30,000 £28,050
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 1 May 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 18 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 17 (37.78%) SQL
3 16 (35.56%) C#
4 15 (33.33%) UNIX
4 15 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (31.11%) Banking
5 14 (31.11%) XML
5 14 (31.11%) Java
5 14 (31.11%) Selenium
5 14 (31.11%) Test Automation
6 13 (28.89%) RESTful
6 13 (28.89%) Cucumber
6 13 (28.89%) Gherkin
6 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
7 11 (24.44%) BDD
7 11 (24.44%) Relational Database
8 10 (22.22%) JBehave
8 10 (22.22%) Unit Testing
8 10 (22.22%) C++
8 10 (22.22%) HTML
8 10 (22.22%) C
8 10 (22.22%) Web Services
8 10 (22.22%) Linux
8 10 (22.22%) RDBMS
8 10 (22.22%) Regression Testing
8 10 (22.22%) Finance
8 10 (22.22%) Shell Script
9 9 (20.00%) NUnit
9 9 (20.00%) JUnit
9 9 (20.00%) WATIR

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.89%) WebSphere
3 3 (6.67%) IIS
4 1 (2.22%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) Infor CRM
2 1 (2.22%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) Relational Database
2 10 (22.22%) RDBMS
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.89%) DB2
3 4 (8.89%) DbVisualizer
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (31.11%) Selenium
2 13 (28.89%) Cucumber
3 10 (22.22%) JBehave
4 9 (20.00%) NUnit
4 9 (20.00%) JUnit
4 9 (20.00%) WATIR
4 9 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 9 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 9 (20.00%) Calabash
5 6 (13.33%) Rational Rose
6 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio
6 4 (8.89%) Subversion
6 4 (8.89%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (31.11%) Banking
2 10 (22.22%) Finance
3 4 (8.89%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Analyst
2 10 (22.22%) Programmer
3 7 (15.56%) Business Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Tester
4 6 (13.33%) Team Leader
5 4 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Test Team Leader
5 4 (8.89%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Selenium Tester
5 4 (8.89%) Automation Tester
5 4 (8.89%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) CRM Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.11%) XML
2 13 (28.89%) RESTful
2 13 (28.89%) Gherkin
3 10 (22.22%) HTML
3 10 (22.22%) Web Services
4 8 (17.78%) .NET
5 6 (13.33%) jQuery
5 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
6 4 (8.89%) CSS
6 4 (8.89%) J2EE
6 4 (8.89%) Flash
7 1 (2.22%) Ajax
7 1 (2.22%) XSL
7 1 (2.22%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Open Source
2 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 15 (33.33%) UNIX
2 10 (22.22%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 15 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (31.11%) Test Automation
4 11 (24.44%) BDD
5 10 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 10 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 7 (15.56%) PRINCE2
6 7 (15.56%) TDD
6 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (13.33%) Change Control
7 6 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
7 6 (13.33%) UML
7 6 (13.33%) OO
8 4 (8.89%) CRM
8 4 (8.89%) Document Management
8 4 (8.89%) Coaching
8 4 (8.89%) Automated Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.89%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (37.78%) SQL
2 16 (35.56%) C#
3 14 (31.11%) Java
4 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
5 10 (22.22%) C++
5 10 (22.22%) C
5 10 (22.22%) Shell Script
6 9 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) Sage
2 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.22%) Siebel
2 1 (2.22%) Thunderhead