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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 178 165 174
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 55 93 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.06% 1.54% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.80% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 44 83 49
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 £25,750 £26,600 £32,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,400 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
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
4551 5160 5216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.40% 85.35% 85.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3807 4299 4250
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -1 20 £38,500 +10.00% 5
Wiltshire +13 12 £27,500 -17.29% 1
Bristol +8 12 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Dorset +6 3 £35,000 -39.13%
Somerset -7 3 £32,500 -7.14%
Cornwall -8 2 £42,500 -23.42% 1
Devon -14 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 29 June 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 80 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (26.32%) QA
2 40 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
3 36 (23.68%) Software Testing
3 36 (23.68%) Regression Testing
4 35 (23.03%) SQL
4 35 (23.03%) ISEB
5 34 (22.37%) Automated Testing
6 33 (21.71%) Security Cleared
7 32 (21.05%) Scrum
8 31 (20.39%) Selenium
9 28 (18.42%) Test Automation
9 28 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
10 27 (17.76%) Degree
10 27 (17.76%) Java
11 26 (17.11%) Finance
11 26 (17.11%) ISTQB
11 26 (17.11%) Functional Testing
12 25 (16.45%) SDLC
13 23 (15.13%) Microsoft
14 22 (14.47%) Python
15 21 (13.82%) Linux
15 21 (13.82%) Cucumber
16 19 (12.50%) Oracle
16 19 (12.50%) Configuration Management
17 18 (11.84%) C#
17 18 (11.84%) SC Cleared
17 18 (11.84%) Manual Testing
18 16 (10.53%) DV Cleared
18 16 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server

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 7 (4.61%) MQSeries
2 6 (3.95%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.63%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.63%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.32%) IIS
4 2 (1.32%) Moodle
4 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.32%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.66%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 14 (9.21%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.92%) MS Office
3 3 (1.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.61%) Temenos T24
2 3 (1.97%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.97%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (1.97%) SAP HCM
2 3 (1.97%) SAP HR
2 3 (1.97%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (1.32%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.66%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.92%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.63%) RS-485
3 1 (0.66%) IPsec
3 1 (0.66%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.61%) Relational Database
1 7 (4.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.66%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.66%) GIS
3 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.66%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 31 (20.39%) Selenium
2 21 (13.82%) Cucumber
3 16 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (7.89%) WebDriver
5 10 (6.58%) JMeter
6 9 (5.92%) Selenium IDE
7 8 (5.26%) SoapUI
8 7 (4.61%) JIRA
8 7 (4.61%) Visual Studio
9 6 (3.95%) Jenkins
10 5 (3.29%) NUnit
10 5 (3.29%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.63%) FitNesse
12 2 (1.32%) NeoLoad
12 2 (1.32%) TestDirector
13 1 (0.66%) Ant
13 1 (0.66%) ClearCase
13 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.66%) JUnit
13 1 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
General
1 26 (17.11%) Finance
2 9 (5.92%) Banking
3 7 (4.61%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.95%) Legal
5 5 (3.29%) Military
5 5 (3.29%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.63%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.63%) Law
7 3 (1.97%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.32%) Billing
8 2 (1.32%) Local Government
8 2 (1.32%) Marketing
8 2 (1.32%) Retail
9 1 (0.66%) Avionics
9 1 (0.66%) Back Office
9 1 (0.66%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (42.11%) Analyst
2 46 (30.26%) Test Analyst
3 40 (26.32%) Test Engineer
4 32 (21.05%) Tester
5 16 (10.53%) Software Tester
6 14 (9.21%) Test Leader
7 12 (7.89%) Middleware Engineer
8 11 (7.24%) Business Analyst
9 10 (6.58%) Software Analyst
9 10 (6.58%) Software Test Analyst
10 8 (5.26%) Automation Tester
11 7 (4.61%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
12 6 (3.95%) Developer
12 6 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (3.95%) Senior Software Engineer
12 6 (3.95%) Senior Test Analyst
12 6 (3.95%) Software Engineer
13 5 (3.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 5 (3.29%) Security Analyst
13 5 (3.29%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.89%) .NET
1 12 (7.89%) Middleware
2 11 (7.24%) Web Services
3 9 (5.92%) XML
4 5 (3.29%) HTML
5 4 (2.63%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.63%) Tapestry
6 3 (1.97%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.97%) SOAP
7 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (1.32%) REST
7 2 (1.32%) WCF
7 2 (1.32%) WinForms
7 2 (1.32%) WPF
8 1 (0.66%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.66%) J2EE
8 1 (0.66%) JSON
8 1 (0.66%) Node.js
8 1 (0.66%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 12 (7.89%) Management Information System
2 12 (7.89%) Virtual Team
3 6 (3.95%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.29%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.63%) Device Driver
5 4 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.63%) LIMS
6 2 (1.32%) Cybercrime
6 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.32%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.32%) User Experience
6 2 (1.32%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.32%) VLE
7 1 (0.66%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.66%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.66%) DTV
7 1 (0.66%) Statistics
7 1 (0.66%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.82%) Linux
2 15 (9.87%) Unix
3 14 (9.21%) Windows
4 5 (3.29%) CentOS
5 4 (2.63%) VMS
6 2 (1.32%) Android
6 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.32%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.32%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
3 36 (23.68%) Regression Testing
3 36 (23.68%) Software Testing
4 34 (22.37%) Automated Testing
5 32 (21.05%) Scrum
6 28 (18.42%) Test Automation
7 26 (17.11%) Functional Testing
8 25 (16.45%) SDLC
9 19 (12.50%) Configuration Management
10 18 (11.84%) Manual Testing
11 16 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
11 16 (10.53%) UML
12 15 (9.87%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (9.87%) Data Management
12 15 (9.87%) Waterfall
13 14 (9.21%) Use Case
14 13 (8.55%) Business Analysis
14 13 (8.55%) ITIL
14 13 (8.55%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (23.03%) SQL
2 27 (17.76%) Java
3 22 (14.47%) Python
4 18 (11.84%) C#
5 10 (6.58%) C++
6 8 (5.26%) Bash Shell
6 8 (5.26%) C
6 8 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.95%) Embedded C
7 6 (3.95%) Ruby
8 4 (2.63%) Embedded C++
8 4 (2.63%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.97%) ABAP
9 3 (1.97%) PHP
10 2 (1.32%) Perl
10 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.66%) VB
11 1 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (23.03%) ISEB
2 33 (21.71%) Security Cleared
3 27 (17.76%) Degree
4 26 (17.11%) ISTQB
5 18 (11.84%) SC Cleared
6 16 (10.53%) DV Cleared
7 13 (8.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (26.32%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) MISRA
3 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.29%) Hyper-V
1 5 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (9.21%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.63%) SCCM
2 4 (2.63%) SCOM
3 1 (0.66%) Kibana
3 1 (0.66%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (15.13%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.50%) Oracle
3 16 (10.53%) HP
4 12 (7.89%) IBM
5 9 (5.92%) SAP
6 7 (4.61%) Green Hat
6 7 (4.61%) webMethods
7 6 (3.95%) VMware
8 5 (3.29%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.97%) Telerik
10 1 (0.66%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.66%) Trapeze
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