The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 20 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 60 48 46
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 5 17 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.84% 3.39% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 4.19% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5 16 4
Average salary £30,250 £28,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.03% -13.84%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Test Scripting
South Wales

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
462 406 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 77.65% 81.04% 63.99%
Number of salaries quoted 399 356 224
Average salary £35,000 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,928 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £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 Cardiff

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Cardiff

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 25 (65.79%) Test Strategy
2 24 (63.16%) Automated Testing
3 17 (44.74%) Mentoring
4 15 (39.47%) VirtualBox
4 15 (39.47%) T-Plan
4 15 (39.47%) Software Testing
4 15 (39.47%) JIRA
4 15 (39.47%) ISEB
5 13 (34.21%) ISTQB
6 11 (28.95%) Performance Testing
6 11 (28.95%) Finance
7 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
9 6 (15.79%) TDD
9 6 (15.79%) Selenium
10 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Scrum
11 4 (10.53%) Degree
11 4 (10.53%) QA
11 4 (10.53%) Security Testing
12 3 (7.89%) Welsh Language
12 3 (7.89%) Banking
12 3 (7.89%) Retail
12 3 (7.89%) Java
12 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
12 3 (7.89%) MS Office
12 3 (7.89%) Web Services
12 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
12 3 (7.89%) BDD
12 3 (7.89%) WebDriver

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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.

Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Office
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (39.47%) JIRA
2 6 (15.79%) Selenium
3 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
4 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.26%) JUnit
5 1 (2.63%) ClearQuest
5 1 (2.63%) CruiseControl
5 1 (2.63%) Maven
5 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.63%) WATIR
5 1 (2.63%) PhantomJS
5 1 (2.63%) Spock
5 1 (2.63%) MSTest
5 1 (2.63%) Mocha
5 1 (2.63%) Ant
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
2 3 (7.89%) Welsh Language
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (65.79%) Analyst
1 25 (65.79%) Test Analyst
2 13 (34.21%) Senior Analyst
2 13 (34.21%) Senior Test Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Senior Test Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) Tester
3 8 (21.05%) Test Engineer
4 7 (18.42%) Senior Tester
5 2 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Software Tester
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) QA Specialist
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Software Tester
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) RESTful
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.63%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (65.79%) Test Strategy
2 24 (63.16%) Automated Testing
3 17 (44.74%) Mentoring
4 15 (39.47%) Software Testing
5 11 (28.95%) Performance Testing
6 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
8 6 (15.79%) TDD
9 5 (13.16%) Scrum
9 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Security Testing
11 3 (7.89%) BDD
11 3 (7.89%) Test Planning
12 2 (5.26%) ATDD
12 2 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (5.26%) Manual Testing
12 2 (5.26%) System Testing
12 2 (5.26%) Information Security
12 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
13 1 (2.63%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) Java
1 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.26%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) Groovy
3 1 (2.63%) Python
3 1 (2.63%) Ruby
3 1 (2.63%) PHP
3 1 (2.63%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) ISEB
2 13 (34.21%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.53%) Degree
4 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 15 (39.47%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) T-Plan
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) TOWER Software