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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 44 33 51
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +18
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 4 16 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.36% 5.86% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 7.24% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4 16 2
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +100.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,500 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £50,000 £22,900
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Test Scripting
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
240 221 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 81.36% 80.95% 71.43%
Number of salaries quoted 184 191 203
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £32,150
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Ipswich

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Ipswich

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) PL/SQL
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
3 6 (54.55%) Test Management
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Change Management
5 3 (27.27%) JMeter
5 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
5 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (27.27%) JIRA
5 3 (27.27%) Selenium
5 3 (27.27%) Use Case
6 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
6 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
6 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 2 (18.18%) LoadUI
6 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
6 2 (18.18%) People Management
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
6 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) MS Project
6 2 (18.18%) SOAP
6 2 (18.18%) UNIX
6 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) ISEB
7 1 (9.09%) Tcl

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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 (18.18%) MS Project
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JMeter
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
2 2 (18.18%) LoadUI
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Consultant
1 4 (36.36%) Test Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Financial Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) IT Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Test Management
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Change Management
4 3 (27.27%) Use Case
4 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
5 2 (18.18%) People Management
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
6 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) PL/SQL
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) Tcl
2 1 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft