The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 49 60 57
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 33 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 7.78% 0.45% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.65% 0.62% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 5
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Test Scripting
Hampshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Portsmouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
342 322 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 80.66% 72.20% 64.47%
Number of salaries quoted 257 289 184
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,900 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Portsmouth

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Portsmouth

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Portsmouth 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 31 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (88.24%) Scrum
3 29 (85.29%) QA
3 29 (85.29%) WATIR
3 29 (85.29%) Selenium
3 29 (85.29%) WebDriver
4 28 (82.35%) Test Strategy
5 27 (79.41%) Gherkin
5 27 (79.41%) Open Source
5 27 (79.41%) Cucumber
5 27 (79.41%) Relational Database
5 27 (79.41%) Ruby
5 27 (79.41%) E-Commerce
5 27 (79.41%) ERP
5 27 (79.41%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (79.41%) RDBMS
6 24 (70.59%) TDD
7 23 (67.65%) JIRA
7 23 (67.65%) VB.NET
7 23 (67.65%) .NET
8 22 (64.71%) SQL Server
8 22 (64.71%) IIS
8 22 (64.71%) C#
8 22 (64.71%) HTML
8 22 (64.71%) JavaScript
8 22 (64.71%) ASP.NET
8 22 (64.71%) CSS
8 22 (64.71%) MSMQ
8 22 (64.71%) MVC
8 22 (64.71%) ReSharper

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Portsmouth 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 22 (64.71%) IIS
1 22 (64.71%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (38.24%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (50.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (79.41%) Relational Database
1 27 (79.41%) RDBMS
2 22 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 22 (64.71%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 29 (85.29%) WATIR
1 29 (85.29%) Selenium
1 29 (85.29%) WebDriver
2 27 (79.41%) Cucumber
3 23 (67.65%) JIRA
4 22 (64.71%) ReSharper
4 22 (64.71%) TeamCity
4 22 (64.71%) Git (software)
4 22 (64.71%) NUnit
4 22 (64.71%) NCrunch
4 22 (64.71%) Rhino Mocks
4 22 (64.71%) Moq
5 1 (2.94%) Bugzilla
General
1 13 (38.24%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Electronics
2 1 (2.94%) Publishing
2 1 (2.94%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (79.41%) QA Engineer
2 15 (44.12%) Quality Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Performance Test Specialist
5 1 (2.94%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Test Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Business Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Junior
5 1 (2.94%) Test Specialist
5 1 (2.94%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (79.41%) Gherkin
2 23 (67.65%) .NET
3 22 (64.71%) HTML
3 22 (64.71%) ASP.NET
3 22 (64.71%) CSS
3 22 (64.71%) MSMQ
3 22 (64.71%) jQuery
3 22 (64.71%) Spring.NET
3 22 (64.71%) .NET Framework
3 22 (64.71%) NHibernate
3 22 (64.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 22 (64.71%) Dapper ORM
3 22 (64.71%) StructureMap
3 22 (64.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 22 (64.71%) Castle Windsor
3 22 (64.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.88%) RESTful
4 2 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (79.41%) Open Source
2 17 (50.00%) Blog
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Human Factors
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (88.24%) Scrum
3 28 (82.35%) Test Strategy
4 27 (79.41%) E-Commerce
4 27 (79.41%) ERP
4 27 (79.41%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (70.59%) TDD
6 22 (64.71%) MVC
6 22 (64.71%) Refactoring
6 22 (64.71%) Pair Programming
6 22 (64.71%) BDD
6 22 (64.71%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (50.00%) Benchmarking
8 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 4 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Use Case
10 2 (5.88%) Manual Testing
11 1 (2.94%) Process Management
11 1 (2.94%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (79.41%) Ruby
2 23 (67.65%) VB.NET
3 22 (64.71%) C#
3 22 (64.71%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) HND
2 1 (2.94%) ISEB
2 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (85.29%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (64.71%) Endeca
1 22 (64.71%) RedPrairie
2 1 (2.94%) SAP
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
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