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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 132 116 139
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +23
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 121 129 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.02% 2.14% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 2.60% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 106 78 54
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +14.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,850 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
5106 4962 4112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 85.44% 82.23% 82.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4311 4034 3524
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +1 52 £40,000 +7.38% 3
Gloucestershire +6 30 £35,000 -7.89% 4
Wiltshire -21 18 £46,250 +23.33% 3
Dorset +11 9 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Devon -6 6 £26,000 -0.62%
Somerset -4 3 £27,000 -46.00% 1
Cornwall - 3 £55,500 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 78 (36.79%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (35.38%) ISEB
3 67 (31.60%) QA
4 64 (30.19%) Software Testing
5 58 (27.36%) ISTQB
6 50 (23.58%) SQL
7 48 (22.64%) Finance
8 44 (20.75%) Analytical Skills
9 39 (18.40%) Selenium
10 38 (17.92%) Java
11 37 (17.45%) Test Automation
12 36 (16.98%) C
13 33 (15.57%) Scrum
14 32 (15.09%) C#
14 32 (15.09%) Performance Testing
15 31 (14.62%) Security Cleared
16 30 (14.15%) Python
17 26 (12.26%) Degree
17 26 (12.26%) Automated Testing
17 26 (12.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 24 (11.32%) SDLC
19 22 (10.38%) Test Strategy
19 22 (10.38%) Microsoft
20 21 (9.91%) Linux
20 21 (9.91%) User Acceptance Testing
20 21 (9.91%) Continuous Integration
21 20 (9.43%) Manual Testing
21 20 (9.43%) Test Management
21 20 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
21 20 (9.43%) Perl

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 11 (5.19%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.72%) Documentum
3 8 (3.77%) SAS
4 2 (0.94%) IIS
5 1 (0.47%) CMS
5 1 (0.47%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (6.13%) MS Office
1 13 (6.13%) MS Excel
1 13 (6.13%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) SAP FI
1 2 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (0.94%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.47%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.47%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.47%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.47%) SaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.66%) Internet
2 3 (1.42%) Firewall
2 3 (1.42%) Wireshark
2 3 (1.42%) LTE
2 3 (1.42%) DHCP
2 3 (1.42%) Ethernet
2 3 (1.42%) DNS
2 3 (1.42%) IPv4
3 2 (0.94%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (2.36%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.42%) MySQL
4 3 (1.42%) Big Data
4 3 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 39 (18.40%) Selenium
2 18 (8.49%) JIRA
3 17 (8.02%) Cucumber
4 16 (7.55%) WebDriver
5 14 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (5.19%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.83%) HP UFT
7 6 (2.83%) LoadRunner
8 4 (1.89%) NUnit
8 4 (1.89%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.89%) MbUnit
8 4 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.42%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.42%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (1.42%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.42%) JMeter
9 3 (1.42%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.42%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.94%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.94%) Subversion
General
1 48 (22.64%) Finance
2 16 (7.55%) Banking
3 7 (3.30%) Retail
3 7 (3.30%) Military
4 4 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.94%) Back Office
5 2 (0.94%) Avionics
6 1 (0.47%) Electronics
6 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.47%) Law
6 1 (0.47%) Games
6 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 112 (52.83%) Analyst
2 102 (48.11%) Test Analyst
3 31 (14.62%) Test Engineer
4 27 (12.74%) Tester
5 20 (9.43%) Senior Analyst
5 20 (9.43%) Senior Test Analyst
6 19 (8.96%) Test Leader
7 15 (7.08%) Test Manager
8 13 (6.13%) Software Engineer
9 12 (5.66%) Lead Test Analyst
10 11 (5.19%) Business Analyst
11 9 (4.25%) Systems Tester
12 8 (3.77%) Team Leader
12 8 (3.77%) Test Team Leader
13 7 (3.30%) Developer
13 7 (3.30%) QA Tester
13 7 (3.30%) Software Test Analyst
14 6 (2.83%) Integration Engineer
14 6 (2.83%) Software Test Engineer
15 5 (2.36%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.49%) XML
2 13 (6.13%) .NET
3 11 (5.19%) Web Services
4 5 (2.36%) HTML
4 5 (2.36%) XHTML
5 4 (1.89%) POSIX
5 4 (1.89%) SOAP
5 4 (1.89%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.89%) Twisted
6 3 (1.42%) Gherkin
6 3 (1.42%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.94%) COM
7 2 (0.94%) Middleware
7 2 (0.94%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 44 (20.75%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.96%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.72%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.25%) User Experience
5 7 (3.30%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.42%) GIS
7 2 (0.94%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.94%) Clustering
7 2 (0.94%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.47%) NHS
8 1 (0.47%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.91%) Linux
2 17 (8.02%) Windows
3 7 (3.30%) UNIX
4 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.94%) FreeBSD
5 2 (0.94%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.47%) Android
6 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (36.79%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (30.19%) Software Testing
3 37 (17.45%) Test Automation
4 33 (15.57%) Scrum
5 32 (15.09%) Performance Testing
6 26 (12.26%) Automated Testing
7 24 (11.32%) SDLC
8 22 (10.38%) Test Strategy
9 21 (9.91%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (9.91%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (9.43%) Manual Testing
10 20 (9.43%) Test Management
10 20 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (9.43%) Test Planning
11 17 (8.02%) Regression Testing
12 16 (7.55%) Time Management
13 15 (7.08%) Coaching
14 14 (6.60%) Requirements Analysis
14 14 (6.60%) TDD
15 13 (6.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 50 (23.58%) SQL
2 38 (17.92%) Java
3 36 (16.98%) C
4 32 (15.09%) C#
5 30 (14.15%) Python
6 20 (9.43%) Perl
7 18 (8.49%) C++
8 17 (8.02%) Ruby
9 7 (3.30%) Tcl
9 7 (3.30%) Groovy
9 7 (3.30%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.42%) VB
10 3 (1.42%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.94%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.94%) Lua
11 2 (0.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 75 (35.38%) ISEB
2 58 (27.36%) ISTQB
3 31 (14.62%) Security Cleared
4 26 (12.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 26 (12.26%) Degree
5 15 (7.08%) SC Cleared
6 14 (6.60%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.47%) HND
9 1 (0.47%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (31.60%) QA
2 3 (1.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.89%) Docker
3 3 (1.42%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.42%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (10.38%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.66%) HP
3 10 (4.72%) VMware
4 9 (4.25%) Oracle
5 4 (1.89%) SAP
6 3 (1.42%) Progress
6 3 (1.42%) Cisco
6 3 (1.42%) IBM
6 3 (1.42%) Cognizant
6 3 (1.42%) Reuters
6 3 (1.42%) BT
7 2 (0.94%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.47%) Sybase
8 1 (0.47%) Google
Yeovil, Somerset
Bluetownonline
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Marlborough, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £33000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 8 days ago
Poole
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + PLUS BENEFITS
Posted: 8 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vitality
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Wiltshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 25 days ago