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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 40 53 41
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 24 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.86% 2.09% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.25% 2.63% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 24 12 2
Average salary £30,000 £30,250 £21,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.82% +42.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £26,400 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £35,700 £43,250 £22,250
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
457 457 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 73.47% 79.62% 68.58%
Number of salaries quoted 405 391 220
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £36,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -4.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,096 £61,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 17 September 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 36 (62.07%) Automated Testing
2 33 (56.90%) Test Strategy
3 26 (44.83%) ISEB
4 24 (41.38%) ISTQB
4 24 (41.38%) Mentoring
5 22 (37.93%) Software Testing
5 22 (37.93%) JIRA
6 19 (32.76%) VirtualBox
6 19 (32.76%) T-Plan
7 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (25.86%) Finance
9 13 (22.41%) Test Automation
10 12 (20.69%) TDD
11 11 (18.97%) Selenium
12 10 (17.24%) Web Services
13 9 (15.52%) SQL
13 9 (15.52%) Performance Testing
13 9 (15.52%) BDD
13 9 (15.52%) SoapUI
14 8 (13.79%) Java
14 8 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (13.79%) Groovy
14 8 (13.79%) Mobile App
15 7 (12.07%) MS Office
15 7 (12.07%) Scrum
15 7 (12.07%) Degree
15 7 (12.07%) WebDriver
15 7 (12.07%) Jenkins
16 6 (10.34%) JUnit
16 6 (10.34%) SOA

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 7 (12.07%) MS Office
2 5 (8.62%) MS Project
3 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
4 2 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) HTTP
2 2 (3.45%) SSL
2 2 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (37.93%) JIRA
2 11 (18.97%) Selenium
3 9 (15.52%) SoapUI
4 7 (12.07%) Jenkins
4 7 (12.07%) WebDriver
5 6 (10.34%) Maven
5 6 (10.34%) JUnit
6 5 (8.62%) ClearQuest
6 5 (8.62%) CruiseControl
6 5 (8.62%) Ant
7 3 (5.17%) Cucumber
7 3 (5.17%) JBehave
7 3 (5.17%) eggPlant
8 2 (3.45%) Mercurial
8 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.45%) Hudson
8 2 (3.45%) Gerrit
8 2 (3.45%) Subversion
9 1 (1.72%) WATIR
9 1 (1.72%) MSTest
General
1 15 (25.86%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Welsh Language
3 3 (5.17%) Advertising
3 3 (5.17%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Retail
4 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (68.97%) Analyst
1 40 (68.97%) Test Analyst
2 19 (32.76%) Senior Analyst
2 19 (32.76%) Senior Test Analyst
3 10 (17.24%) Test Engineer
4 9 (15.52%) Tester
4 9 (15.52%) Senior Test Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) Senior Tester
6 5 (8.62%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Technical Test Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Lead Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) Web Services
2 5 (8.62%) SOAP
3 3 (5.17%) REST
3 3 (5.17%) XML
4 2 (3.45%) JSON
4 2 (3.45%) HTML
5 1 (1.72%) .NET
5 1 (1.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.62%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Mobile Payment
3 3 (5.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.90%) Windows
2 3 (5.17%) Android
2 3 (5.17%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (62.07%) Automated Testing
2 33 (56.90%) Test Strategy
3 24 (41.38%) Mentoring
4 22 (37.93%) Software Testing
5 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (22.41%) Test Automation
7 12 (20.69%) TDD
8 9 (15.52%) Performance Testing
8 9 (15.52%) BDD
9 8 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (12.07%) Scrum
11 6 (10.34%) SOA
11 6 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (8.62%) Data Analysis
13 4 (6.90%) Security Testing
13 4 (6.90%) System Testing
14 3 (5.17%) Test Planning
14 3 (5.17%) Regression Testing
14 3 (5.17%) Information Security
15 2 (3.45%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.52%) SQL
2 8 (13.79%) Java
2 8 (13.79%) Groovy
3 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.45%) XQuery
4 2 (3.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (44.83%) ISEB
2 24 (41.38%) ISTQB
3 7 (12.07%) Degree
4 6 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) QA
System Software
1 19 (32.76%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (32.76%) T-Plan
2 2 (3.45%) JDA
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.72%) HP