Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 68 78
Rank change year-on-year -7 +10 -23
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 20 20 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.06% 1.96% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.18% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 11 20 19
Watford median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +108.33% -49.47%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,825 £20,625
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -22.22%

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 835 917 925
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 85.82% 89.73% 87.18%
Number of salaries quoted 687 783 749
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £75,000 £72,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +3.26%

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 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Watford

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

1 19 (95.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (85.00%) TDD
3 17 (85.00%) BDD
4 16 (80.00%) Gherkin
4 16 (80.00%) Cucumber
5 15 (75.00%) Finance
6 14 (70.00%) SDET
7 11 (55.00%) QA
8 10 (50.00%) Java
8 10 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
9 9 (45.00%) Test Strategy
9 9 (45.00%) SQL
9 9 (45.00%) Scrum
9 9 (45.00%) Selenium
10 8 (40.00%) ATDD
11 7 (35.00%) User Stories
11 7 (35.00%) Agile Testing
11 7 (35.00%) REST
11 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
11 7 (35.00%) Degree
11 7 (35.00%) JSON
11 7 (35.00%) XML
11 7 (35.00%) OO
12 6 (30.00%) .NET
12 6 (30.00%) C#
12 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
12 6 (30.00%) BBC
12 6 (30.00%) Games
12 6 (30.00%) Open Source

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (45.00%) Selenium
3 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (30.00%) NUnit
4 6 (30.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (10.00%) JIRA
5 2 (10.00%) Zephyr
6 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.00%) JUnit
6 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (75.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Games
2 6 (30.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Developer
2 9 (45.00%) Java Developer
3 8 (40.00%) Developer in Test
4 7 (35.00%) Software Developer
5 6 (30.00%) C# Developer
5 6 (30.00%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (20.00%) Tester
7 3 (15.00%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (15.00%) Senior C# Software Developer
7 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
7 3 (15.00%) Senior Software Developer
8 2 (10.00%) Analyst
8 2 (10.00%) Data Analyst
8 2 (10.00%) Data Migration Analyst
8 2 (10.00%) Data Migration Tester
8 2 (10.00%) Migration Analyst
8 2 (10.00%) QA Analyst
8 2 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (10.00%) QA Tester
8 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (80.00%) Gherkin
2 7 (35.00%) JSON
2 7 (35.00%) REST
2 7 (35.00%) XML
3 6 (30.00%) .NET
3 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (10.00%) ODBC
5 1 (5.00%) JNI
5 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) BBC
2 1 (5.00%) Contactless
2 1 (5.00%) EMV
2 1 (5.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Android
1 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (85.00%) BDD
3 17 (85.00%) TDD
4 14 (70.00%) SDET
5 10 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
6 9 (45.00%) Scrum
6 9 (45.00%) Test Strategy
7 8 (40.00%) ATDD
8 7 (35.00%) Agile Testing
8 7 (35.00%) OO
8 7 (35.00%) User Stories
9 6 (30.00%) API Testing
9 6 (30.00%) Inversion of Control
9 6 (30.00%) Open Source
9 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
10 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
10 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
10 2 (10.00%) ETL
10 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) Java
2 9 (45.00%) SQL
3 6 (30.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) C++
4 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (55.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Virgin Media
2 3 (15.00%) Xamarin
3 1 (5.00%) Apple
3 1 (5.00%) Google