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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 148 160 170
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 87 88 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.66% 1.53% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.73% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 74 65 76
Median salary £35,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,936 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,300 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
4600 5099 5625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.95% 88.74% 85.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3823 4289 4625
Median salary £43,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -16 41 £38,500 +10.00% 11
Bristol -1 16 £34,500 -13.75% 5
Somerset +3 9 £32,500 +13.04%
Wiltshire +22 7 £33,500 +21.81% 2
Dorset +21 6 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Devon -19 5 £31,796 +18.86% 2
Cornwall - 2 £27,500 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 107 (60.11%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (35.39%) ISEB
3 59 (33.15%) Selenium
4 58 (32.58%) ISTQB
4 58 (32.58%) Security Cleared
5 51 (28.65%) Python
6 50 (28.09%) Software Testing
7 49 (27.53%) SDLC
8 40 (22.47%) DV Cleared
8 40 (22.47%) Regression Testing
9 39 (21.91%) Java
9 39 (21.91%) SQL
10 38 (21.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 35 (19.66%) Linux
12 33 (18.54%) Scrum
12 33 (18.54%) Automated Testing
12 33 (18.54%) QA
13 30 (16.85%) Functional Testing
14 28 (15.73%) Cucumber
15 27 (15.17%) Test Automation
15 27 (15.17%) Manual Testing
15 27 (15.17%) C++
16 26 (14.61%) Microsoft
16 26 (14.61%) VMware
16 26 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
16 26 (14.61%) Hyper-V
16 26 (14.61%) Non-Functional Testing
17 25 (14.04%) Waterfall
18 24 (13.48%) SC Cleared
18 24 (13.48%) Finance

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 12 (6.74%) MS Exchange
1 12 (6.74%) SharePoint
1 12 (6.74%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.69%) SAS
3 2 (1.12%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.56%) CMS
4 1 (0.56%) Gunicorn
4 1 (0.56%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (4.49%) MS Office
2 2 (1.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (2.25%) SAP HCM
1 4 (2.25%) SAP HR
1 4 (2.25%) SAP Payroll
2 2 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.56%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) Lucidchart
2 1 (0.56%) GitHub
2 1 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.55%) Internet
2 10 (5.62%) Modbus
2 10 (5.62%) RS-485
2 10 (5.62%) TCP/IP
2 10 (5.62%) Wireless
3 6 (3.37%) Intranet
4 4 (2.25%) DNS
4 4 (2.25%) Skype
5 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.12%) Big Data
3 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.12%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.56%) GIS
4 1 (0.56%) MySQL
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 59 (33.15%) Selenium
2 28 (15.73%) Cucumber
3 22 (12.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (7.87%) Jenkins
5 13 (7.30%) SoapUI
6 10 (5.62%) SpecFlow
7 8 (4.49%) JIRA
8 7 (3.93%) Visual Studio
9 6 (3.37%) Selenium IDE
9 6 (3.37%) WebDriver
10 4 (2.25%) ClearCase
10 4 (2.25%) HP UFT
10 4 (2.25%) TestDirector
11 3 (1.69%) Spock
11 3 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (1.12%) Bugzilla
12 2 (1.12%) Hudson
12 2 (1.12%) JMeter
12 2 (1.12%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.12%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (13.48%) Finance
2 12 (6.74%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.93%) Retail
4 6 (3.37%) Banking
5 4 (2.25%) Advertising
5 4 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.12%) Marketing
6 2 (1.12%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.56%) Back Office
7 1 (0.56%) Billing
7 1 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 89 (50.00%) Analyst
2 78 (43.82%) Test Analyst
3 36 (20.22%) Test Engineer
4 26 (14.61%) Tester
5 14 (7.87%) Integration Engineer
5 14 (7.87%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 12 (6.74%) Software Engineer
6 12 (6.74%) Software Test Engineer
7 11 (6.18%) IT Analyst
8 10 (5.62%) Automation Test Analyst
8 10 (5.62%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 10 (5.62%) Embedded Engineer
8 10 (5.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 10 (5.62%) Security Analyst
8 10 (5.62%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (5.62%) Software Tester
9 9 (5.06%) Business Analyst
9 9 (5.06%) Senior Test Analyst
10 8 (4.49%) Software Integration Engineer
10 8 (4.49%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.93%) .NET
2 6 (3.37%) XML
3 4 (2.25%) CSS
3 4 (2.25%) ISPF
4 3 (1.69%) HTML
4 3 (1.69%) JSON
4 3 (1.69%) SOAP
5 2 (1.12%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.12%) CSS3
6 1 (0.56%) Django
6 1 (0.56%) Flask
6 1 (0.56%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.56%) HTML5
6 1 (0.56%) jQuery
6 1 (0.56%) Leaflet
6 1 (0.56%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.56%) REST
6 1 (0.56%) Web Services
6 1 (0.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.62%) Device Driver
2 10 (5.62%) Internet of Things
3 7 (3.93%) Mathematics
4 6 (3.37%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.81%) Digital Media
5 5 (2.81%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.25%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (2.25%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.12%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.56%) Replication
8 1 (0.56%) User Experience
8 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.56%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 35 (19.66%) Linux
2 17 (9.55%) Windows
3 10 (5.62%) CentOS
4 6 (3.37%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.25%) VMS
5 4 (2.25%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.25%) Windows 8
5 4 (2.25%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.12%) Unix
7 1 (0.56%) Android
7 1 (0.56%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (60.11%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (28.09%) Software Testing
3 49 (27.53%) SDLC
4 40 (22.47%) Regression Testing
5 38 (21.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 33 (18.54%) Automated Testing
6 33 (18.54%) Scrum
7 30 (16.85%) Functional Testing
8 27 (15.17%) Manual Testing
8 27 (15.17%) Test Automation
9 26 (14.61%) Non-Functional Testing
10 25 (14.04%) Waterfall
11 21 (11.80%) Cybersecurity
11 21 (11.80%) ITIL
11 21 (11.80%) Time Management
12 20 (11.24%) Defect Management
13 18 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (10.11%) Test Strategy
14 16 (8.99%) Software Engineering
15 15 (8.43%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 51 (28.65%) Python
2 39 (21.91%) Java
2 39 (21.91%) SQL
3 27 (15.17%) C++
4 18 (10.11%) C
5 17 (9.55%) Perl
6 15 (8.43%) C#
7 12 (6.74%) Ruby
8 10 (5.62%) Embedded C
8 10 (5.62%) Embedded C++
9 6 (3.37%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.81%) JavaScript
11 4 (2.25%) ABAP
11 4 (2.25%) JCL
12 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.56%) Dart
13 1 (0.56%) PHP
13 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (35.39%) ISEB
2 58 (32.58%) ISTQB
2 58 (32.58%) Security Cleared
3 40 (22.47%) DV Cleared
4 24 (13.48%) SC Cleared
5 20 (11.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (8.99%) Degree
7 3 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (18.54%) QA
2 5 (2.81%) MISRA
2 5 (2.81%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (14.61%) Hyper-V
1 26 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (2.25%) RACF
2 4 (2.25%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (2.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 4 (2.25%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (10.67%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (6.74%) SCCM
3 8 (4.49%) SCOM
4 4 (2.25%) AirWatch
4 4 (2.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (2.25%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.56%) WMI
Vendors
1 26 (14.61%) Microsoft
1 26 (14.61%) VMware
2 14 (7.87%) HP
3 10 (5.62%) Oracle
3 10 (5.62%) Red Hat
4 8 (4.49%) SAP
5 4 (2.25%) Altiris
5 4 (2.25%) Citrix
5 4 (2.25%) IBM
5 4 (2.25%) Veritas
6 2 (1.12%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.56%) Ariba
7 1 (0.56%) Panasonic
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