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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 57 42 45
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 5 17 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.83% 3.38% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 4.13% 1.84%
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
473 412 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 78.83% 81.91% 66.18%
Number of salaries quoted 401 364 249
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £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 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 28 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 24 (68.57%) Test Strategy
2 22 (62.86%) Automated Testing
3 15 (42.86%) Mentoring
4 14 (40.00%) VirtualBox
4 14 (40.00%) T-Plan
4 14 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 14 (40.00%) JIRA
4 14 (40.00%) ISEB
5 13 (37.14%) ISTQB
6 11 (31.43%) Performance Testing
7 10 (28.57%) Finance
8 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (22.86%) Test Automation
10 5 (14.29%) TDD
10 5 (14.29%) Scrum
10 5 (14.29%) Selenium
10 5 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (11.43%) Degree
11 4 (11.43%) Security Testing
11 4 (11.43%) QA
12 3 (8.57%) Welsh Language
12 3 (8.57%) Banking
12 3 (8.57%) Retail
12 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
12 3 (8.57%) MS Office
12 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
12 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (8.57%) Test Planning
13 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (8.57%) MS Office
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (40.00%) JIRA
2 5 (14.29%) Selenium
3 2 (5.71%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.86%) MSTest
4 1 (2.86%) Mocha
4 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.86%) PhantomJS
4 1 (2.86%) Spock
4 1 (2.86%) WATIR
4 1 (2.86%) JUnit
4 1 (2.86%) ClearQuest
4 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
2 3 (8.57%) Retail
2 3 (8.57%) Welsh Language
3 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (62.86%) Analyst
1 22 (62.86%) Test Analyst
2 11 (31.43%) Senior Analyst
2 11 (31.43%) Senior Test Analyst
3 8 (22.86%) Tester
3 8 (22.86%) Senior Test Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Test Engineer
4 7 (20.00%) Senior Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Software Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Software Tester
6 1 (2.86%) QA Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) QA Specialist
6 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) RESTful
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) Test Strategy
2 22 (62.86%) Automated Testing
3 15 (42.86%) Mentoring
4 14 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 11 (31.43%) Performance Testing
6 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (22.86%) Test Automation
8 5 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (14.29%) TDD
8 5 (14.29%) Scrum
9 4 (11.43%) Security Testing
10 3 (8.57%) Test Planning
11 2 (5.71%) ATDD
11 2 (5.71%) BDD
11 2 (5.71%) Manual Testing
11 2 (5.71%) System Testing
11 2 (5.71%) Information Security
11 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
12 1 (2.86%) Use Case
12 1 (2.86%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) Python
3 1 (2.86%) Ruby
3 1 (2.86%) Groovy
3 1 (2.86%) PHP
3 1 (2.86%) C#
3 1 (2.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) ISEB
2 13 (37.14%) ISTQB
3 4 (11.43%) Degree
4 3 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
System Software
1 14 (40.00%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) T-Plan
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) TOWER Software