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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / South West
Rank 143 173 153
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -20
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 88 70 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.77% 1.27% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 1.43% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 80 53 75
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

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
4381 4902 5241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 88.29% 88.90% 86.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3583 4107 4411
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 -3 41 £40,000 +5.26%
Bristol +9 20 £45,000 +30.43% 5
Wiltshire +24 9 £32,500 - 2
Dorset +17 7 £40,000 +2.56%
Somerset +1 6 £42,500 +54.54% 2
Devon +2 4 £35,000 - 1
Cornwall - 2 £27,500 - 2
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 124 (68.13%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (42.31%) Selenium
3 65 (35.71%) ISEB
4 61 (33.52%) Python
5 56 (30.77%) Java
5 56 (30.77%) ISTQB
6 54 (29.67%) Security Cleared
7 47 (25.82%) SDLC
8 45 (24.73%) Software Testing
9 42 (23.08%) Linux
10 39 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 39 (21.43%) Test Automation
11 38 (20.88%) Automated Testing
11 38 (20.88%) C++
12 37 (20.33%) DV Cleared
13 36 (19.78%) Regression Testing
14 35 (19.23%) Cucumber
15 33 (18.13%) Scrum
15 33 (18.13%) Functional Testing
16 32 (17.58%) Finance
16 32 (17.58%) SQL
17 31 (17.03%) HP Quality Center
17 31 (17.03%) QA
17 31 (17.03%) Waterfall
18 29 (15.93%) Cybersecurity
19 28 (15.38%) Degree
20 27 (14.84%) Non-Functional Testing
21 26 (14.29%) C#
22 25 (13.74%) Perl
23 24 (13.19%) Continuous Integration

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 4 (2.20%) MS Exchange
1 4 (2.20%) SharePoint
1 4 (2.20%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.65%) SAS
3 2 (1.10%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.55%) CMS
4 1 (0.55%) JBoss
4 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (4.40%) MS Office
2 3 (1.65%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.65%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.55%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.10%) Lucidchart
2 1 (0.55%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.14%) Internet
2 10 (5.49%) Modbus
2 10 (5.49%) RS-485
2 10 (5.49%) TCP/IP
2 10 (5.49%) Wireless
3 3 (1.65%) Intranet
4 1 (0.55%) DNS
4 1 (0.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.75%) Big Data
1 5 (2.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.65%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.10%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 77 (42.31%) Selenium
2 35 (19.23%) Cucumber
3 23 (12.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (10.44%) JIRA
5 17 (9.34%) SoapUI
6 14 (7.69%) WebDriver
7 11 (6.04%) Jenkins
7 11 (6.04%) JMeter
7 11 (6.04%) SpecFlow
8 10 (5.49%) Bugzilla
8 10 (5.49%) LoadRunner
9 9 (4.95%) Selenium IDE
10 4 (2.20%) HP UFT
10 4 (2.20%) Spock
10 4 (2.20%) TestDirector
10 4 (2.20%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (1.10%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (1.10%) Rational Rhapsody
12 2 (1.10%) WinRunner
General
1 32 (17.58%) Finance
2 18 (9.89%) Banking
3 16 (8.79%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.95%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.75%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.20%) Retail
7 3 (1.65%) Advertising
7 3 (1.65%) Billing
8 2 (1.10%) Marketing
8 2 (1.10%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.55%) Back Office
9 1 (0.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 78 (42.86%) Analyst
2 70 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 47 (25.82%) Test Engineer
4 22 (12.09%) Tester
5 18 (9.89%) Test Automation Engineer
6 17 (9.34%) Integration Engineer
6 17 (9.34%) Software Test Engineer
6 17 (9.34%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 14 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
7 14 (7.69%) Software Engineer
8 11 (6.04%) Automation Tester
8 11 (6.04%) Software Integration Engineer
9 10 (5.49%) Automation Test Lead
9 10 (5.49%) Embedded Engineer
9 10 (5.49%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 10 (5.49%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (4.95%) Senior Test Analyst
10 9 (4.95%) Software Analyst
10 9 (4.95%) Software Test Analyst
10 9 (4.95%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.95%) .NET
2 7 (3.85%) XML
3 4 (2.20%) CSS
3 4 (2.20%) HTML
3 4 (2.20%) ISPF
3 4 (2.20%) JSON
3 4 (2.20%) SOAP
4 3 (1.65%) Gherkin
4 3 (1.65%) REST
5 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.10%) CSS3
5 2 (1.10%) Web Services
6 1 (0.55%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.55%) HTML5
6 1 (0.55%) Middleware
6 1 (0.55%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.49%) Device Driver
2 10 (5.49%) Industrial Internet of Things
2 10 (5.49%) Internet of Things
3 9 (4.95%) Mathematics
4 8 (4.40%) Fintech
5 7 (3.85%) Mainframe
6 6 (3.30%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.30%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.20%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (2.20%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.65%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.55%) Clustering
9 1 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.55%) FMCG
9 1 (0.55%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.55%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.55%) User Experience
9 1 (0.55%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 42 (23.08%) Linux
2 20 (10.99%) Windows
3 6 (3.30%) CentOS
4 4 (2.20%) VMS
5 3 (1.65%) FreeBSD
5 3 (1.65%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.65%) Unix
6 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.55%) AIX
7 1 (0.55%) Android
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (68.13%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (25.82%) SDLC
3 45 (24.73%) Software Testing
4 39 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 39 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 38 (20.88%) Automated Testing
6 36 (19.78%) Regression Testing
7 33 (18.13%) Functional Testing
7 33 (18.13%) Scrum
8 31 (17.03%) Waterfall
9 29 (15.93%) Cybersecurity
10 27 (14.84%) Non-Functional Testing
11 24 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (11.54%) BDD
12 21 (11.54%) Manual Testing
12 21 (11.54%) Time Management
13 20 (10.99%) Software Engineering
14 19 (10.44%) User Stories
15 18 (9.89%) Validation
16 16 (8.79%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (33.52%) Python
2 56 (30.77%) Java
3 38 (20.88%) C++
4 32 (17.58%) SQL
5 26 (14.29%) C#
6 25 (13.74%) Perl
7 22 (12.09%) C
8 15 (8.24%) Ruby
9 10 (5.49%) Embedded C
9 10 (5.49%) Embedded C++
10 9 (4.95%) JavaScript
11 6 (3.30%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.20%) JCL
12 4 (2.20%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.55%) PHP
13 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (35.71%) ISEB
2 56 (30.77%) ISTQB
3 54 (29.67%) Security Cleared
4 37 (20.33%) DV Cleared
5 28 (15.38%) Degree
6 20 (10.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (8.79%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (17.03%) QA
2 5 (2.75%) MISRA
2 5 (2.75%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.55%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (11.54%) Hyper-V
1 21 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.20%) RACF
2 4 (2.20%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (2.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.55%) Firmware
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.55%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 31 (17.03%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.20%) SCCM
2 4 (2.20%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.65%) SCOM
4 1 (0.55%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.55%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.55%) Netcool
4 1 (0.55%) WMI
Vendors
1 21 (11.54%) VMware
2 18 (9.89%) Microsoft
3 17 (9.34%) HP
4 15 (8.24%) Oracle
5 7 (3.85%) SAP
6 6 (3.30%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.20%) IBM
8 3 (1.65%) SOASTA, Inc
9 1 (0.55%) Altiris
9 1 (0.55%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.55%) Ariba
9 1 (0.55%) Citrix
9 1 (0.55%) Panasonic
9 1 (0.55%) Veritas
Wiltshire
Resource Group
Salary: £30-35K + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newquay, Cornwall
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, pension, medical
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Newquay, Cornwall
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Matched Pension, Performance Related Bonus
Posted: 11 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Landmark Information Group Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary, bonus and benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago