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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 35 32 41
Rank change year-on-year -3 +9  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 29 24 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 5.12% 4.13% 4.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.80% 5.13% 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 26 21 19
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  

Test Scripting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 500 468 415
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 88.34% 80.55% 84.35%
Number of salaries quoted 408 398 300
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Watford

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Watford region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 42 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (75.56%) Finance
3 32 (71.11%) Java
4 28 (62.22%) Scrum
4 28 (62.22%) TDD
4 28 (62.22%) BDD
5 27 (60.00%) Selenium
5 27 (60.00%) Cucumber
6 25 (55.56%) WebDriver
6 25 (55.56%) QA
7 21 (46.67%) Unix
7 21 (46.67%) JIRA
7 21 (46.67%) Test Automation
8 19 (42.22%) Gherkin
9 17 (37.78%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (37.78%) C#
10 16 (35.56%) Linux
10 16 (35.56%) Python
10 16 (35.56%) HP UFT
10 16 (35.56%) Shell Script
10 16 (35.56%) Functional Testing
11 15 (33.33%) Test Strategy
12 13 (28.89%) Software Testing
13 12 (26.67%) Regression Testing
13 12 (26.67%) Automation Testing
14 10 (22.22%) SQL
14 10 (22.22%) SDET
14 10 (22.22%) ATDD
15 9 (20.00%) Agile Testing
15 9 (20.00%) Git (software)

Test Scripting
Top Related 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 (15.56%) Confluence
1 7 (15.56%) Tomcat
2 5 (11.11%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.22%) IIS
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 27 (60.00%) Selenium
2 25 (55.56%) WebDriver
3 21 (46.67%) JIRA
4 16 (35.56%) HP UFT
5 9 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 8 (17.78%) JUnit
7 7 (15.56%) Maven
7 7 (15.56%) SoapUI
8 5 (11.11%) ClearQuest
8 5 (11.11%) LoadRunner
8 5 (11.11%) Visual Studio
9 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (2.22%) JBehave
10 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
10 1 (2.22%) NUnit
10 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
10 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (75.56%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.22%) Games
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (48.89%) Analyst
1 22 (48.89%) Test Analyst
2 17 (37.78%) Automation Test Analyst
3 12 (26.67%) Developer
4 11 (24.44%) Developer in Test
4 11 (24.44%) Software Developer
5 10 (22.22%) Java Developer
6 9 (20.00%) Java Software Developer
6 9 (20.00%) Tester
7 5 (11.11%) Automation Tester
7 5 (11.11%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 4 (8.89%) QA Tester
8 4 (8.89%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (8.89%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) QA Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) QA Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) QA Test Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) XML Tester
10 1 (2.22%) Junior QA Tester
10 1 (2.22%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (42.22%) Gherkin
2 7 (15.56%) Hibernate
2 7 (15.56%) RESTful
2 7 (15.56%) Spring
3 5 (11.11%) XML
4 2 (4.44%) .NET
4 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.44%) JSON
4 2 (4.44%) REST
5 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.22%) CSS
5 1 (2.22%) HTML
5 1 (2.22%) jQuery
5 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.22%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 21 (46.67%) Unix
2 16 (35.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (62.22%) BDD
2 28 (62.22%) Scrum
2 28 (62.22%) TDD
3 21 (46.67%) Test Automation
4 17 (37.78%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (35.56%) Functional Testing
6 15 (33.33%) Test Strategy
7 13 (28.89%) Software Testing
8 12 (26.67%) Automation Testing
8 12 (26.67%) Regression Testing
9 10 (22.22%) ATDD
10 9 (20.00%) Agile Testing
11 8 (17.78%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (17.78%) Manual Testing
12 7 (15.56%) Automated Testing
12 7 (15.56%) Integration Testing
12 7 (15.56%) Kanban
12 7 (15.56%) System Integration Testing
13 5 (11.11%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (71.11%) Java
2 17 (37.78%) C#
3 16 (35.56%) Python
3 16 (35.56%) Shell Script
4 10 (22.22%) SQL
5 8 (17.78%) Ruby
6 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (55.56%) QA
2 10 (22.22%) SDET
3 3 (6.67%) PMO
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Atlassian
2 5 (11.11%) HP
3 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) Virgin Media
4 1 (2.22%) Xamarin