Period
to 20 June 2018

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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 57 55
Rank change year-on-year -22 -2 +18
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 16 44 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.69% 4.01% 3.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 4.41% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 16 36 37
Watford median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £26,625 £32,500 £34,750
90th Percentile £45,000 £53,750 £65,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £43,750 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% -15.00% +17.65%

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 803 997 890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 84.88% 90.88% 82.95%
Number of salaries quoted 707 813 759
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,350 £28,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 20 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Watford

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, 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 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (93.75%) QA
2 14 (87.50%) Test Automation
3 9 (56.25%) JIRA
3 9 (56.25%) Regression Testing
4 8 (50.00%) TDD
4 8 (50.00%) Scrum
4 8 (50.00%) BDD
4 8 (50.00%) Selenium
4 8 (50.00%) Functional Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
6 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 5 (31.25%) Java
7 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
7 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (25.00%) Zephyr
8 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
8 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
8 4 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (25.00%) QA Automation
8 4 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
8 4 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (25.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 4 (25.00%) Java 8
8 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
8 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
8 4 (25.00%) RESTful

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 4 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
1 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) JIRA
2 8 (50.00%) Selenium
3 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
4 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (25.00%) JUnit
4 4 (25.00%) Maven
4 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (25.00%) Zephyr
5 1 (6.25%) Appium
5 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.25%) LINQPad
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) QA Tester
2 6 (37.50%) Tester
3 4 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Data Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Data Migration Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Data Migration Tester
3 4 (25.00%) Migration Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) QA Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) QA Leader
3 4 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 4 (25.00%) ODBC
1 4 (25.00%) RESTful
1 4 (25.00%) Spring
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
1 4 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (87.50%) Test Automation
3 9 (56.25%) Regression Testing
4 8 (50.00%) BDD
4 8 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 8 (50.00%) Scrum
4 8 (50.00%) TDD
5 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
6 6 (37.50%) Test Strategy
7 4 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
7 4 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (25.00%) Data Migration
7 4 (25.00%) Kanban
7 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (25.00%) QA Automation
7 4 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (25.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 4 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) Java 8
2 4 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (93.75%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) hybris