The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 109 92 85
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 21 36 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.16% 1.89% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 2.19% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 15 23 30
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,300 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £55,000 £45,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Test Scripting
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1611 1644 1487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 89.01% 86.16% 87.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1439 1339 1224
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Bristol

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting.

1 32 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (40.68%) QA
3 18 (30.51%) Degree
3 18 (30.51%) Test Management
3 18 (30.51%) Test Strategy
4 16 (27.12%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (23.73%) Automated Testing
5 14 (23.73%) ISEB
5 14 (23.73%) Scrum
6 13 (22.03%) Management Information System
6 13 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (20.34%) Test Automation
7 12 (20.34%) Finance
8 11 (18.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (18.64%) ISTQB
8 11 (18.64%) Process Improvement
8 11 (18.64%) Non-Functional Testing
9 10 (16.95%) Integration Testing
10 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (15.25%) Selenium
10 9 (15.25%) Business Analysis
10 9 (15.25%) Web Services
11 8 (13.56%) UML
11 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (13.56%) Software Testing
11 8 (13.56%) Use Case
12 7 (11.86%) Tapestry
12 7 (11.86%) JIRA
12 7 (11.86%) Logistics
12 7 (11.86%) Systems Analysis

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.17%) Documentum
1 6 (10.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (18.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (15.25%) Selenium
3 7 (11.86%) HP UFT
3 7 (11.86%) JIRA
4 3 (5.08%) Geb
5 1 (1.69%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.69%) Redmine
5 1 (1.69%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.69%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.69%) WATIR
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Retail
3 5 (8.47%) Aerospace
3 5 (8.47%) Banking
3 5 (8.47%) Military
4 3 (5.08%) Law
5 2 (3.39%) Billing
6 1 (1.69%) Legal
6 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (45.76%) Analyst
2 12 (20.34%) Tester
3 9 (15.25%) Test Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) Business Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) Systems Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) QA Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) QA Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Tester
6 6 (10.17%) Test Leader
6 6 (10.17%) Test Manager
7 5 (8.47%) Business Manager
7 5 (8.47%) HR Manager
8 4 (6.78%) Test Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Lead Tester
9 3 (5.08%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Software Tester
9 3 (5.08%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.25%) Web Services
2 7 (11.86%) Tapestry
3 3 (5.08%) XML
4 1 (1.69%) Middleware
4 1 (1.69%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.12%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (22.03%) Management Information System
3 7 (11.86%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (8.47%) Driving Licence
5 4 (6.78%) Mobile App
6 3 (5.08%) Client/Server
6 3 (5.08%) LIMS
7 1 (1.69%) Clustering
7 1 (1.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Android
1 5 (8.47%) Apple iOS
1 5 (8.47%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Mac OS X
2 2 (3.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.51%) Test Management
2 18 (30.51%) Test Strategy
3 14 (23.73%) Automated Testing
3 14 (23.73%) Scrum
4 13 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (20.34%) Test Automation
6 11 (18.64%) Non-Functional Testing
6 11 (18.64%) Process Improvement
7 10 (16.95%) Integration Testing
8 9 (15.25%) Business Analysis
8 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (13.56%) Software Testing
9 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (13.56%) UML
9 8 (13.56%) Use Case
10 7 (11.86%) Data Modelling
10 7 (11.86%) OO
10 7 (11.86%) OOD
10 7 (11.86%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) SQL
2 4 (6.78%) C++
2 4 (6.78%) Groovy
2 4 (6.78%) Perl
2 4 (6.78%) Python
2 4 (6.78%) Ruby
2 4 (6.78%) Tcl
3 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (30.51%) Degree
2 14 (23.73%) ISEB
3 11 (18.64%) ISTQB
4 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (40.68%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle
3 1 (1.69%) HP
3 1 (1.69%) Telerik
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