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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 59 37 57
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +20
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 25 30 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.94% 4.54% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 6.00% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 25 30 9
Average salary £31,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £28,600
10% offered a salary of more than £33,600 £35,100 £44,000
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
687 500 468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 80.92% 75.64% 78.66%
Number of salaries quoted 576 449 392
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (72.41%) Finance
3 15 (51.72%) ISEB
3 15 (51.72%) SQL
4 11 (37.93%) SOAP
4 11 (37.93%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (34.48%) Degree
5 10 (34.48%) SoapUI
5 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
6 8 (27.59%) Software Testing
7 7 (24.14%) Visual Studio
8 6 (20.69%) XML
8 6 (20.69%) Automation Testing
8 6 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (17.24%) Selenium
9 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
9 5 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
9 5 (17.24%) ClearQuest
9 5 (17.24%) Scrum
10 4 (13.79%) Migration
10 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
10 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (13.79%) Software Delivery
11 3 (10.34%) Test Planning
11 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (10.34%) Manual Testing
11 3 (10.34%) Oracle
12 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
12 2 (6.90%) IIS

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) DB2
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) SQLPlus
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) SoapUI
2 7 (24.14%) Visual Studio
3 5 (17.24%) ClearQuest
3 5 (17.24%) Selenium
4 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.90%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (3.45%) Toad
General
1 21 (72.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (96.55%) Analyst
2 26 (89.66%) Test Analyst
3 10 (34.48%) Senior Analyst
3 10 (34.48%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Software Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) QA Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (3.45%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) SOAP
2 6 (20.69%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) UNIX
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (27.59%) Software Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Automation Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
5 5 (17.24%) Scrum
5 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Migration
6 4 (13.79%) Software Delivery
7 3 (10.34%) Test Planning
7 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.34%) Manual Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
8 2 (6.90%) SDLC
8 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (3.45%) Test Strategy
9 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) ISEB
2 10 (34.48%) Degree
3 6 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
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