The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 167 152 163
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 68 94 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.28% 1.63% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.90% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 59 81 64
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £27,500 £28,550
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £54,250
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
Test Scripting
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4633 4947 5112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.30% 85.66% 85.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3873 4104 4256
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in the South West

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in the South West

Test Scripting
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire -15 23 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Wiltshire -5 13 £35,000 +6.06% 1
Somerset +3 12 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Bristol -1 11 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Dorset +2 4 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Cornwall - 2 £42,500 -
Devon +1 1 £27,500 +10.00% 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 78 (49.37%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (30.38%) QA
3 46 (29.11%) Software Testing
4 45 (28.48%) ISEB
5 41 (25.95%) User Acceptance Testing
6 39 (24.68%) SQL
7 37 (23.42%) Regression Testing
8 36 (22.78%) Analytical Skills
9 35 (22.15%) ISTQB
10 34 (21.52%) Automated Testing
10 34 (21.52%) Test Automation
11 30 (18.99%) Selenium
11 30 (18.99%) Scrum
11 30 (18.99%) Java
12 29 (18.35%) Finance
12 29 (18.35%) Degree
13 28 (17.72%) Functional Testing
14 25 (15.82%) Oracle
14 25 (15.82%) Security Cleared
15 24 (15.19%) SDLC
16 21 (13.29%) C#
16 21 (13.29%) Microsoft
16 21 (13.29%) Configuration Management
17 20 (12.66%) UML
18 19 (12.03%) Python
18 19 (12.03%) Linux
18 19 (12.03%) Integration Testing
18 19 (12.03%) Test Management
19 18 (11.39%) Team Foundation Server
19 18 (11.39%) Unix

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (5.70%) MQSeries
2 2 (1.27%) IIS
2 2 (1.27%) Moodle
2 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.63%) CMS
3 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.63%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (9.49%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.06%) MS Office
3 3 (1.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.70%) Temenos T24
2 3 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.90%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.90%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.27%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.27%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.96%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.53%) RS-485
3 1 (0.63%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.63%) IPsec
3 1 (0.63%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.70%) Relational Database
1 9 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.53%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.63%) GIS
4 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.63%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 30 (18.99%) Selenium
2 18 (11.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (10.13%) Cucumber
4 13 (8.23%) WebDriver
5 11 (6.96%) JMeter
6 10 (6.33%) SoapUI
7 9 (5.70%) JIRA
7 9 (5.70%) Selenium IDE
8 7 (4.43%) Visual Studio
9 5 (3.16%) FitNesse
9 5 (3.16%) HP UFT
9 5 (3.16%) NUnit
9 5 (3.16%) SpecFlow
10 4 (2.53%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.90%) Geb
11 3 (1.90%) TestDirector
12 2 (1.27%) JUnit
12 2 (1.27%) NeoLoad
13 1 (0.63%) Hudson
13 1 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
General
1 29 (18.35%) Finance
2 11 (6.96%) Banking
3 9 (5.70%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.43%) Military
5 6 (3.80%) Aerospace
5 6 (3.80%) Legal
6 5 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.53%) Billing
7 4 (2.53%) Law
8 3 (1.90%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.27%) Local Government
9 2 (1.27%) Marketing
10 1 (0.63%) Avionics
10 1 (0.63%) Back Office
10 1 (0.63%) Retail
10 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 73 (46.20%) Analyst
2 50 (31.65%) Test Analyst
3 39 (24.68%) Test Engineer
4 27 (17.09%) Tester
5 17 (10.76%) Test Leader
6 15 (9.49%) Software Tester
7 14 (8.86%) Middleware Engineer
8 11 (6.96%) QA Analyst
9 10 (6.33%) Manual Test Analyst
10 9 (5.70%) Business Analyst
10 9 (5.70%) Developer
11 8 (5.06%) Software Analyst
11 8 (5.06%) Software Test Analyst
12 7 (4.43%) Automation Tester
12 7 (4.43%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (4.43%) Senior Test Analyst
13 6 (3.80%) QA Test Analyst
13 6 (3.80%) Senior Software Engineer
13 6 (3.80%) Software Engineer
13 6 (3.80%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.76%) .NET
2 16 (10.13%) XML
3 14 (8.86%) Middleware
4 13 (8.23%) Web Services
5 7 (4.43%) ASP.NET
6 6 (3.80%) HTML
6 6 (3.80%) Tapestry
7 4 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (2.53%) WCF
8 3 (1.90%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.90%) J2EE
8 3 (1.90%) SOAP
9 2 (1.27%) WinForms
9 2 (1.27%) WPF
10 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.63%) CSS
10 1 (0.63%) jQuery
10 1 (0.63%) JSON
10 1 (0.63%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 36 (22.78%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.86%) Management Information System
3 12 (7.59%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.43%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.16%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.53%) Device Driver
7 4 (2.53%) LIMS
8 2 (1.27%) Cybercrime
8 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.27%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.27%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.27%) VLE
9 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.63%) DTV
9 1 (0.63%) iSeries
9 1 (0.63%) Statistics
9 1 (0.63%) User Experience
9 1 (0.63%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.03%) Linux
2 18 (11.39%) Unix
3 13 (8.23%) Windows
4 4 (2.53%) VMS
5 3 (1.90%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.27%) Android
6 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.27%) CentOS
6 2 (1.27%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (49.37%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (29.11%) Software Testing
3 41 (25.95%) User Acceptance Testing
4 37 (23.42%) Regression Testing
5 34 (21.52%) Automated Testing
5 34 (21.52%) Test Automation
6 30 (18.99%) Scrum
7 28 (17.72%) Functional Testing
8 24 (15.19%) SDLC
9 21 (13.29%) Configuration Management
10 20 (12.66%) UML
11 19 (12.03%) Integration Testing
11 19 (12.03%) Test Management
12 17 (10.76%) Manual Testing
13 16 (10.13%) System Testing
14 15 (9.49%) BDD
14 15 (9.49%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (8.86%) Defect Management
15 14 (8.86%) Non-Functional Testing
15 14 (8.86%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 39 (24.68%) SQL
2 30 (18.99%) Java
3 21 (13.29%) C#
4 19 (12.03%) Python
5 16 (10.13%) C
6 11 (6.96%) C++
7 9 (5.70%) JavaScript
8 8 (5.06%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.80%) Embedded C
9 6 (3.80%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.53%) Embedded C++
11 3 (1.90%) PHP
11 3 (1.90%) Ruby
12 2 (1.27%) Perl
12 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.63%) ABAP
13 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.63%) VB
13 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (28.48%) ISEB
2 35 (22.15%) ISTQB
3 29 (18.35%) Degree
4 25 (15.82%) Security Cleared
5 18 (11.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (8.23%) SC Cleared
7 10 (6.33%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (30.38%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) MISRA
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (8.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.63%) Kibana
2 1 (0.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (15.82%) Oracle
2 21 (13.29%) Microsoft
3 18 (11.39%) HP
4 15 (9.49%) IBM
5 9 (5.70%) Green Hat
5 9 (5.70%) webMethods
6 7 (4.43%) SAP
7 3 (1.90%) Telerik
8 2 (1.27%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.27%) VMware
9 1 (0.63%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.63%) Trapeze
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Salary: 30,000 - 60,000 plus benefits
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