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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 89 86 85
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 38 36 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.95% 2.10% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 2.44% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 24 28 19
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £29,700 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
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
1639 1475 1307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 84.09% 86.16% 77.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1338 1209 1138
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 30 January 2015.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 33 (47.14%) Software Testing
2 27 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (37.14%) Selenium
4 25 (35.71%) ISEB
5 24 (34.29%) Automated Testing
6 23 (32.86%) Test Automation
6 23 (32.86%) Finance
7 21 (30.00%) SQL
7 21 (30.00%) MS Excel
8 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 20 (28.57%) QA
9 19 (27.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 18 (25.71%) QuickTest Pro
11 15 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (21.43%) Logistics
12 14 (20.00%) Aerospace
12 14 (20.00%) Java
13 13 (18.57%) Manual Testing
14 11 (15.71%) Scrum
14 11 (15.71%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (15.71%) Data Analysis
14 11 (15.71%) Management Information System
15 10 (14.29%) C#
15 10 (14.29%) Military
15 10 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
16 9 (12.86%) TDD
16 9 (12.86%) Oracle
16 9 (12.86%) MS Access
16 9 (12.86%) Line Management
17 8 (11.43%) BDD

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.43%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.86%) MS Access
2 2 (2.86%) MySQL
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (37.14%) Selenium
2 18 (25.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (15.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (7.14%) JIRA
4 5 (7.14%) WebDriver
4 5 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.71%) Calabash
5 4 (5.71%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.29%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.86%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.43%) JMeter
8 1 (1.43%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.43%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.43%) Selenium IDE
General
1 23 (32.86%) Finance
2 14 (20.00%) Aerospace
3 10 (14.29%) Military
4 8 (11.43%) Legal
5 6 (8.57%) Banking
6 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
7 4 (5.71%) Advertising
7 4 (5.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (40.00%) Analyst
2 20 (28.57%) Tester
3 16 (22.86%) Test Analyst
4 12 (17.14%) Business Analyst
5 11 (15.71%) Senior Tester
6 9 (12.86%) Automation Analyst
6 9 (12.86%) Automated Tester
7 7 (10.00%) Test Automation Analyst
8 5 (7.14%) Test Consultant
8 5 (7.14%) Consultant
8 5 (7.14%) Project Manager
9 4 (5.71%) Mobile Tester
9 4 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Software Tester
9 4 (5.71%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (4.29%) QA Engineer
10 3 (4.29%) Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Automated Test Analyst
11 2 (2.86%) Testing Manager
11 2 (2.86%) Testing Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) .NET
2 4 (5.71%) Middleware
3 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Management Information System
2 7 (10.00%) Open Source
3 5 (7.14%) Wiki
4 3 (4.29%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.86%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.43%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.43%) User Experience
6 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) Windows
2 4 (5.71%) Linux
3 1 (1.43%) Android
3 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (47.14%) Software Testing
2 27 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (34.29%) Automated Testing
4 23 (32.86%) Test Automation
5 15 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (21.43%) Logistics
6 13 (18.57%) Manual Testing
7 11 (15.71%) Scrum
7 11 (15.71%) Data Analysis
8 10 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
9 9 (12.86%) TDD
9 9 (12.86%) Line Management
10 8 (11.43%) BDD
10 8 (11.43%) Integration Testing
11 7 (10.00%) Waterfall
11 7 (10.00%) Software Engineering
11 7 (10.00%) SOA
11 7 (10.00%) Business Transformation
12 6 (8.57%) Automation Testing
12 6 (8.57%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.00%) SQL
2 14 (20.00%) Java
3 10 (14.29%) C#
4 4 (5.71%) VB
4 4 (5.71%) VBA
4 4 (5.71%) Ruby
5 2 (2.86%) Python
5 2 (2.86%) C
6 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.43%) PHP
6 1 (1.43%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 25 (35.71%) ISEB
2 19 (27.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.14%) HND
5 2 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.86%) Oracle
3 7 (10.00%) HP
4 2 (2.86%) IBM
5 1 (1.43%) Telerik
5 1 (1.43%) SAP
5 1 (1.43%) New Relic
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