Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 80 65
Rank change year-on-year +7 -15 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 22 11 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.38% 1.21% 2.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 1.36% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 26
Watford median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -15.00% +108.33%
10th Percentile £35,750 £35,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £50,000 £60,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +23.08%

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 Watford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Watford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 823 808 930
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 89.17% 88.69% 91.99%
Number of salaries quoted 636 710 772
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,990 £28,000
90th Percentile £80,125 £67,500 £75,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting 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 in Watford.

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Watford

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Watford over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (95.45%) Test Automation
3 15 (68.18%) BDD
3 15 (68.18%) QA
3 15 (68.18%) TDD
3 15 (68.18%) SQL
4 14 (63.64%) Test Strategy
5 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 11 (50.00%) Scrum
6 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
6 8 (36.36%) Migration
6 8 (36.36%) JIRA
6 8 (36.36%) Data Migration
6 8 (36.36%) Data Modelling
6 8 (36.36%) ETL
6 8 (36.36%) ODBC
6 8 (36.36%) Zephyr
6 8 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (36.36%) Scenario Testing
6 8 (36.36%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 7 (31.82%) Front End Development
7 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
7 7 (31.82%) User Stories
7 7 (31.82%) Relational Database
7 7 (31.82%) Spring Boot
7 7 (31.82%) Web Application Development
7 7 (31.82%) OO
7 7 (31.82%) Tomcat
7 7 (31.82%) JDBC
7 7 (31.82%) XML

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (31.82%) Tomcat
1 7 (31.82%) WebLogic
2 6 (27.27%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (13.64%) IIS
3 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (31.82%) RDBMS
2 7 (31.82%) Relational Database
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) JIRA
1 8 (36.36%) Zephyr
2 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
2 7 (31.82%) Maven
3 5 (22.73%) Selenium
4 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.55%) JMeter
5 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.55%) Robot Framework
5 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) QA Tester
1 11 (50.00%) Tester
2 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Data Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Data Migration Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Data Migration Tester
2 8 (36.36%) Migration Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) QA Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) QA Test Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 7 (31.82%) Developer
3 7 (31.82%) Java Developer
3 7 (31.82%) Senior Developer
3 7 (31.82%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (18.18%) QA Leader
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
5 2 (9.09%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) ODBC
2 7 (31.82%) DOM
2 7 (31.82%) J2EE
2 7 (31.82%) Java EE
2 7 (31.82%) Java SE
2 7 (31.82%) JAXB
2 7 (31.82%) JDBC
2 7 (31.82%) SAX
2 7 (31.82%) Spring
2 7 (31.82%) Spring Boot
2 7 (31.82%) Spring MVC
2 7 (31.82%) XML
3 3 (13.64%) .NET
3 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
3 3 (13.64%) CSS
3 3 (13.64%) HTML
3 3 (13.64%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (95.45%) Test Automation
3 15 (68.18%) BDD
3 15 (68.18%) TDD
4 14 (63.64%) Test Strategy
5 11 (50.00%) Scrum
6 8 (36.36%) Data Migration
6 8 (36.36%) Data Modelling
6 8 (36.36%) ETL
6 8 (36.36%) Migration
6 8 (36.36%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 8 (36.36%) Scenario Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Front End Development
7 7 (31.82%) MVC
7 7 (31.82%) OO
7 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Systems Analysis
7 7 (31.82%) User Stories
7 7 (31.82%) Validation
7 7 (31.82%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) Java
3 3 (13.64%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
1 8 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (68.18%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft