Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 148 169
Rank change year-on-year -22 +21 -38
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 48 66 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.09% 1.47% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.68% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 38 64 62
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -26.32%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £54,000 £60,000 £60,675
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -7.98%

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3727 3940 4701
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 84.63% 88.04% 87.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3135 3249 3831
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Hertfordshire

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Hertfordshire

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Hertfordshire

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -1 20 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Hemel Hempstead +7 9 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Hertford - 6 £50,000 -
Welwyn Garden City -2 5 £45,000 -19.28%
Stevenage -7 2 £48,750 +21.88%
Borehamwood -15 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Harpenden - 1 - -
Test Scripting
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 32 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (52.08%) BDD
4 20 (41.67%) Test Strategy
4 20 (41.67%) QA
5 19 (39.58%) Software Testing
5 19 (39.58%) Finance
5 19 (39.58%) SQL
6 18 (37.50%) Cucumber
6 18 (37.50%) Gherkin
7 17 (35.42%) TDD
8 14 (29.17%) Scrum
8 14 (29.17%) Retail
8 14 (29.17%) Selenium
8 14 (29.17%) SDET
8 14 (29.17%) Scenario Testing
9 11 (22.92%) Java
10 10 (20.83%) Manual Testing
10 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
10 10 (20.83%) ATDD
11 9 (18.75%) Agile Testing
11 9 (18.75%) Functional Testing
11 9 (18.75%) OO
11 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
12 8 (16.67%) T-SQL
12 8 (16.67%) .NET
12 8 (16.67%) User Stories
12 8 (16.67%) SpecFlow
13 7 (14.58%) REST
13 7 (14.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) Bluetooth
1 2 (4.17%) TETRA
1 2 (4.17%) VSAT
1 2 (4.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (37.50%) Cucumber
2 14 (29.17%) Selenium
3 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
4 8 (16.67%) SpecFlow
5 7 (14.58%) JIRA
6 6 (12.50%) NUnit
7 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (6.25%) TeamCity
8 3 (6.25%) WebDriver
9 2 (4.17%) git-flow
9 2 (4.17%) JMeter
9 2 (4.17%) LoadRunner
9 2 (4.17%) NeoLoad
9 2 (4.17%) Redmine
9 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
9 2 (4.17%) TestComplete
9 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
9 2 (4.17%) Zephyr
10 1 (2.08%) JUnit
10 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 19 (39.58%) Finance
2 14 (29.17%) Retail
3 6 (12.50%) Games
4 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Tester
2 15 (31.25%) Developer
3 12 (25.00%) Analyst
4 11 (22.92%) Software Tester
4 11 (22.92%) Test Analyst
5 9 (18.75%) Java Developer
6 8 (16.67%) Developer in Test
7 7 (14.58%) Software Analyst
7 7 (14.58%) Software Developer
7 7 (14.58%) Software Test Analyst
8 6 (12.50%) C# Developer
8 6 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
9 4 (8.33%) QA Tester
9 4 (8.33%) Software Engineer
10 3 (6.25%) Senior C# Developer
10 3 (6.25%) Senior C# Software Developer
10 3 (6.25%) Senior Developer
10 3 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
10 3 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
11 2 (4.17%) Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (37.50%) Gherkin
2 8 (16.67%) .NET
3 7 (14.58%) JSON
3 7 (14.58%) REST
3 7 (14.58%) XML
4 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (4.17%) JNI
5 2 (4.17%) ODBC
5 2 (4.17%) SOAP
5 2 (4.17%) WebRTC
6 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) BBC
1 6 (12.50%) EPoS
2 1 (2.08%) Contactless
2 1 (2.08%) EMV
2 1 (2.08%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Android
1 2 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (52.08%) BDD
4 20 (41.67%) Test Strategy
5 19 (39.58%) Software Testing
6 17 (35.42%) TDD
7 14 (29.17%) Scenario Testing
7 14 (29.17%) Scrum
7 14 (29.17%) SDET
8 10 (20.83%) ATDD
8 10 (20.83%) Manual Testing
9 9 (18.75%) Agile Testing
9 9 (18.75%) Functional Testing
9 9 (18.75%) OO
10 8 (16.67%) User Stories
11 7 (14.58%) Performance Testing
12 6 (12.50%) API Testing
12 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce
12 6 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
12 6 (12.50%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 19 (39.58%) SQL
2 11 (22.92%) Java
3 8 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 6 (12.50%) C#
5 4 (8.33%) C
5 4 (8.33%) C++
5 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.17%) Python
8 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Degree
1 7 (14.58%) ISEB
1 7 (14.58%) ISTQB
1 7 (14.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (41.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.50%) Virgin Media
3 4 (8.33%) CA
4 3 (6.25%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.08%) Apple
5 1 (2.08%) Google