The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 46 47 36
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 9 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.75% 0.74% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.09% 1.02% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 4
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +38.29%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Test Scripting
Gloucestershire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
291 197 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 88.99% 72.96% 79.58%
Number of salaries quoted 257 167 138
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £51,000 £55,000
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 Cheltenham

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Cheltenham

Test Scripting
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 16 (72.73%) ISEB
2 14 (63.64%) Performance Testing
3 13 (59.09%) Finance
4 11 (50.00%) SQL
4 11 (50.00%) XML
5 9 (40.91%) Test Strategy
5 9 (40.91%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (40.91%) Coaching
5 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
5 9 (40.91%) ISTQB
6 7 (31.82%) C
6 7 (31.82%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (13.64%) QA
7 3 (13.64%) Load Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
8 2 (9.09%) MS Office
8 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
8 2 (9.09%) C#
8 2 (9.09%) Back Office
8 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 2 (9.09%) XML Messaging
8 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (9.09%) Selenium
8 2 (9.09%) Wealth Management
8 2 (9.09%) Degree
9 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (4.55%) .NET

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 2 (9.09%) MS Office
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 13 (59.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
1 12 (54.55%) Test Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Tester
3 7 (31.82%) Systems Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (9.09%) XML Messaging
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Performance Testing
2 9 (40.91%) Test Strategy
2 9 (40.91%) Non-Functional Testing
2 9 (40.91%) Coaching
2 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Load Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 2 (9.09%) Wealth Management
6 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) C
3 2 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (72.73%) ISEB
2 9 (40.91%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft