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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 112 137 127
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 129 75 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.09% 1.48% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 1.84% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 77 53 90
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £31,543
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% +7.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,800 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £40,000
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
4942 4079 4227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.12% 80.55% 74.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4001 3482 3736
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 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
(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 +3 43 £37,500 +10.29% 3
Wiltshire +19 37 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Gloucestershire +5 15 £38,000 +55.10% 2
Somerset -30 8 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Dorset -6 6 £40,000 -27.27%
Devon - 4 £26,163 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 64 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (29.38%) Finance
2 57 (29.38%) SQL
3 56 (28.87%) Scrum
4 50 (25.77%) Software Testing
5 48 (24.74%) Selenium
5 48 (24.74%) ISEB
6 47 (24.23%) QA
7 44 (22.68%) Automated Testing
8 37 (19.07%) Degree
9 33 (17.01%) WebDriver
10 31 (15.98%) Use Case
10 31 (15.98%) Manual Testing
11 29 (14.95%) Microsoft
12 28 (14.43%) Legal
13 27 (13.92%) .NET
13 27 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
13 27 (13.92%) Test Strategy
14 26 (13.40%) MS Excel
14 26 (13.40%) Retail
15 25 (12.89%) Banking
15 25 (12.89%) C#
15 25 (12.89%) Security Cleared
15 25 (12.89%) Retail Banking
16 22 (11.34%) Waterfall
16 22 (11.34%) Test Automation
17 21 (10.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 20 (10.31%) Java
19 18 (9.28%) TDD
19 18 (9.28%) HP Quality Center

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 13 (6.70%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.58%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (2.06%) K2 blackpearl
4 3 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 26 (13.40%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.25%) MS Office
3 3 (1.55%) MS Project
3 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (4.64%) SAP HR
1 9 (4.64%) SAP HCM
2 6 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.09%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.55%) SAP CRM
3 3 (1.55%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.52%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.52%) GPRS
1 1 (0.52%) GSM
1 1 (0.52%) UMTS
1 1 (0.52%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.64%) Relational Database
2 8 (4.12%) RDBMS
3 6 (3.09%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.03%) MS Access
7 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (24.74%) Selenium
2 33 (17.01%) WebDriver
3 18 (9.28%) WATIR
4 16 (8.25%) Cucumber
5 12 (6.19%) Rational DOORS
6 11 (5.67%) Visual Studio
6 11 (5.67%) QuickTest Pro
7 9 (4.64%) LoadRunner
8 8 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (3.09%) JIRA
9 6 (3.09%) Jenkins
9 6 (3.09%) Selenium IDE
10 5 (2.58%) Hudson
10 5 (2.58%) SpecFlow
10 5 (2.58%) TeamCity
10 5 (2.58%) Bugzilla
11 4 (2.06%) MbUnit
12 2 (1.03%) Calabash
12 2 (1.03%) JMeter
13 1 (0.52%) JUnit
General
1 57 (29.38%) Finance
2 28 (14.43%) Legal
3 26 (13.40%) Retail
4 25 (12.89%) Banking
4 25 (12.89%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.58%) Military
6 4 (2.06%) Billing
7 3 (1.55%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.55%) Automotive
8 2 (1.03%) Advertising
8 2 (1.03%) Electronics
9 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 93 (47.94%) Analyst
2 78 (40.21%) Test Analyst
3 24 (12.37%) Tester
4 19 (9.79%) Business Analyst
5 18 (9.28%) Test Engineer
6 17 (8.76%) Software Tester
7 16 (8.25%) Test Leader
8 12 (6.19%) QA Engineer
8 12 (6.19%) Senior Tester
9 10 (5.15%) Senior Test Analyst
9 10 (5.15%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (4.64%) Test Manager
10 9 (4.64%) Senior Software Tester
11 8 (4.12%) Quality Engineer
12 7 (3.61%) Project Manager
12 7 (3.61%) Team Leader
12 7 (3.61%) Functional Test Analyst
12 7 (3.61%) Automation Engineer
12 7 (3.61%) Functional Analyst
12 7 (3.61%) SAP Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.92%) .NET
2 10 (5.15%) Web Services
3 9 (4.64%) JSF
4 8 (4.12%) Gherkin
5 7 (3.61%) Middleware
6 6 (3.09%) HTML
6 6 (3.09%) RESTful
7 4 (2.06%) HTML5
7 4 (2.06%) jQuery
7 4 (2.06%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.06%) SOAP
7 4 (2.06%) XSLT
8 2 (1.03%) XML
9 1 (0.52%) DHTML
9 1 (0.52%) WCF
9 1 (0.52%) WPF
9 1 (0.52%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.67%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.15%) Open Source
3 8 (4.12%) Mathematics
3 8 (4.12%) Blog
4 5 (2.58%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.55%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.55%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.55%) Chip and PIN
6 2 (1.03%) Replication
6 2 (1.03%) FMCG
7 1 (0.52%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.09%) Windows
2 4 (2.06%) Linux
3 2 (1.03%) Android
3 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (28.87%) Scrum
3 50 (25.77%) Software Testing
4 44 (22.68%) Automated Testing
5 31 (15.98%) Use Case
5 31 (15.98%) Manual Testing
6 27 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 27 (13.92%) Test Strategy
7 22 (11.34%) Waterfall
7 22 (11.34%) Test Automation
8 18 (9.28%) TDD
9 17 (8.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (8.25%) System Testing
10 16 (8.25%) Data Migration
10 16 (8.25%) Migration
10 16 (8.25%) Business Analysis
11 15 (7.73%) Change Control
12 14 (7.22%) Business Transformation
12 14 (7.22%) SOA
13 12 (6.19%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 57 (29.38%) SQL
2 25 (12.89%) C#
3 20 (10.31%) Java
4 15 (7.73%) Ruby
5 8 (4.12%) C
6 5 (2.58%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.06%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.03%) Perl
8 2 (1.03%) PHP
8 2 (1.03%) Python
9 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (24.74%) ISEB
2 37 (19.07%) Degree
3 25 (12.89%) Security Cleared
4 21 (10.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (4.64%) HND
5 9 (4.64%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.58%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (24.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (9.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (14.95%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.76%) SAP
3 16 (8.25%) HP
4 10 (5.15%) IBM
5 7 (3.61%) Telerik
6 3 (1.55%) Oracle
7 1 (0.52%) JD Edwards
Bristol, Avon
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 28days hol
Posted: 2 days ago
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,000 to 44,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum + Benfits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
UCAS
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Boeing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Swindon
DP Connect
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent benefits package on offer
Posted: 23 days ago