The first table below looks at the demand for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 145 125 92
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -33
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 81 98 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.40% 1.82% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 2.34% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 68 73 108
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4638 4189 4365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 79.95% 77.85% 77.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3851 3683 3717
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the South West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +17 58 £41,250 +3.12% 4
Gloucestershire +2 9 £26,750 -7.75% 3
Somerset -5 6 £31,800 -9.14% 3
Wiltshire -10 3 £27,500 +22.22% 5
Dorset -14 1 £52,500 +56.71% 2
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 62 (39.24%) SQL
2 60 (37.97%) Software Testing
2 60 (37.97%) QA
3 56 (35.44%) ISEB
4 36 (22.78%) Test Automation
5 35 (22.15%) Degree
5 35 (22.15%) Selenium
6 32 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (18.35%) C#
8 28 (17.72%) Microsoft
8 28 (17.72%) System Testing
9 27 (17.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 26 (16.46%) Automated Testing
10 26 (16.46%) .NET
11 24 (15.19%) Visual Studio
12 23 (14.56%) ISTQB
13 22 (13.92%) Waterfall
13 22 (13.92%) Test Strategy
13 22 (13.92%) Web Services
14 21 (13.29%) Test Management
15 20 (12.66%) Manual Testing
16 19 (12.03%) Software Engineering
16 19 (12.03%) SharePoint
16 19 (12.03%) Finance
17 18 (11.39%) HND
17 18 (11.39%) SQL Server
17 18 (11.39%) Security Cleared
18 17 (10.76%) V-Model
18 17 (10.76%) QuickTest Pro
19 16 (10.13%) Validation

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 19 (12.03%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.16%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.06%) MS Office
3 3 (1.90%) MS Project
3 3 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (3.80%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (3.16%) SAP CRM
3 4 (2.53%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (2.53%) SAP CO
3 4 (2.53%) SAP FI
4 3 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.63%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.27%) Network Security
2 1 (0.63%) Intranet
2 1 (0.63%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) GPRS
2 1 (0.63%) GSM
2 1 (0.63%) UMTS
2 1 (0.63%) WCDMA
2 1 (0.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 10 (6.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (6.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (5.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.53%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 35 (22.15%) Selenium
2 24 (15.19%) Visual Studio
3 17 (10.76%) QuickTest Pro
4 15 (9.49%) LoadRunner
5 14 (8.86%) WebDriver
6 13 (8.23%) MbUnit
7 7 (4.43%) SoapUI
8 5 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.53%) JMeter
9 4 (2.53%) JIRA
9 4 (2.53%) NUnit
9 4 (2.53%) Subversion
10 3 (1.90%) WatiN
10 3 (1.90%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.90%) WATIR
11 2 (1.27%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.27%) TestComplete
11 2 (1.27%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.63%) Ranorex
General
1 19 (12.03%) Finance
2 8 (5.06%) Legal
3 5 (3.16%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.53%) Military
4 4 (2.53%) Advertising
4 4 (2.53%) Electronics
5 3 (1.90%) Billing
5 3 (1.90%) Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Retail
6 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Law
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 59 (37.34%) Analyst
2 39 (24.68%) Test Analyst
3 38 (24.05%) Test Engineer
4 24 (15.19%) Tester
5 14 (8.86%) Software Tester
6 13 (8.23%) Automation Engineer
6 13 (8.23%) Test Automation Engineer
6 13 (8.23%) Developer
7 12 (7.59%) Business Analyst
7 12 (7.59%) QA Engineer
7 12 (7.59%) QA Analyst
8 11 (6.96%) QA Test Analyst
9 10 (6.33%) Test Leader
10 9 (5.70%) SharePoint Developer
11 7 (4.43%) Team Leader
12 5 (3.16%) SAP Support
12 5 (3.16%) Software Test Analyst
12 5 (3.16%) Systems Analyst
12 5 (3.16%) Consultant
13 4 (2.53%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.46%) .NET
2 22 (13.92%) Web Services
3 14 (8.86%) SOAP
4 11 (6.96%) jQuery
5 10 (6.33%) XSLT
5 10 (6.33%) Middleware
6 7 (4.43%) XML
7 3 (1.90%) HTML
7 3 (1.90%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.27%) JSF
9 1 (0.63%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.63%) Ajax
9 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.63%) WCF
9 1 (0.63%) WPF
9 1 (0.63%) WF
9 1 (0.63%) BAPI
9 1 (0.63%) DHTML
9 1 (0.63%) CSS
9 1 (0.63%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.43%) Computer Science
1 7 (4.43%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.16%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (1.90%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.90%) Open Source
4 2 (1.27%) NHS
4 2 (1.27%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.27%) FMCG
4 2 (1.27%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.63%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.49%) Windows
2 7 (4.43%) Linux
3 4 (2.53%) UNIX
4 2 (1.27%) Android
4 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (37.97%) Software Testing
2 36 (22.78%) Test Automation
3 32 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (17.72%) System Testing
5 27 (17.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 26 (16.46%) Automated Testing
7 22 (13.92%) Waterfall
7 22 (13.92%) Test Strategy
8 21 (13.29%) Test Management
9 20 (12.66%) Manual Testing
10 19 (12.03%) Software Engineering
11 17 (10.76%) V-Model
12 16 (10.13%) Validation
12 16 (10.13%) Scrum
13 15 (9.49%) Regression Testing
14 13 (8.23%) PRINCE2
15 12 (7.59%) Stress Testing
15 12 (7.59%) Unit Testing
16 11 (6.96%) Performance Testing
16 11 (6.96%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 62 (39.24%) SQL
2 29 (18.35%) C#
3 12 (7.59%) Java
4 10 (6.33%) PowerShell
5 7 (4.43%) Ruby
6 6 (3.80%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.16%) Python
8 4 (2.53%) Perl
8 4 (2.53%) PHP
9 3 (1.90%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.27%) VBScript
10 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.63%) R
11 1 (0.63%) Jython
11 1 (0.63%) C
11 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (35.44%) ISEB
2 35 (22.15%) Degree
3 23 (14.56%) ISTQB
4 18 (11.39%) HND
4 18 (11.39%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.43%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.90%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.63%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.63%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (37.97%) QA
2 9 (5.70%) SLA
3 1 (0.63%) GAMP
3 1 (0.63%) GMP
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (8.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (17.72%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.59%) SAP
3 11 (6.96%) HP
4 9 (5.70%) Oracle
5 5 (3.16%) Telerik
6 2 (1.27%) IBM
7 1 (0.63%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.63%) Sun
7 1 (0.63%) Compuware
7 1 (0.63%) Empirix
7 1 (0.63%) JD Edwards
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