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 27 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 167 155 135
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -20
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 83 82 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.42% 1.34% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.62% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 76 52 59
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £31,600 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £52,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
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
4923 5072 4239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 84.02% 82.77% 80.91%
Number of salaries quoted 4148 4138 3667
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -18 35 £35,000 - 6
Wiltshire -11 15 £42,500 +13.33% 5
Dorset +14 11 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Devon +1 10 £26,000 -0.62%
Gloucestershire -14 5 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Cornwall - 4 £55,500 - 1
Somerset +11 2 £31,000 -38.00%
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 79 (41.58%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (29.47%) SQL
3 55 (28.95%) QA
4 48 (25.26%) Finance
5 47 (24.74%) Java
6 46 (24.21%) ISEB
7 40 (21.05%) Software Testing
8 37 (19.47%) Selenium
9 36 (18.95%) Test Automation
10 34 (17.89%) ISTQB
11 33 (17.37%) C#
11 33 (17.37%) Analytical Skills
12 30 (15.79%) Security Cleared
13 29 (15.26%) Python
14 26 (13.68%) Performance Testing
15 25 (13.16%) Scrum
16 23 (12.11%) SDLC
17 22 (11.58%) User Acceptance Testing
17 22 (11.58%) XML
18 21 (11.05%) C
18 21 (11.05%) WebDriver
19 20 (10.53%) Test Strategy
19 20 (10.53%) Microsoft
19 20 (10.53%) Management Information System
20 19 (10.00%) Windows
20 19 (10.00%) Ruby
20 19 (10.00%) Test Planning
21 18 (9.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 18 (9.47%) Automated Testing
21 18 (9.47%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 8 (4.21%) SAS
2 5 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.11%) Documentum
4 1 (0.53%) CMS
4 1 (0.53%) Drupal
4 1 (0.53%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.26%) MS Office
3 7 (3.68%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.53%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.53%) SaaS
2 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.26%) Internet
2 3 (1.58%) Firewall
2 3 (1.58%) Wireshark
2 3 (1.58%) LTE
2 3 (1.58%) DHCP
2 3 (1.58%) Ethernet
2 3 (1.58%) DNS
2 3 (1.58%) IPv4
3 2 (1.05%) Broadband
4 1 (0.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.63%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.11%) MySQL
3 4 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.53%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 37 (19.47%) Selenium
2 21 (11.05%) WebDriver
3 17 (8.95%) Cucumber
4 15 (7.89%) JIRA
5 12 (6.32%) Visual Studio
6 10 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (3.16%) MbUnit
7 6 (3.16%) HP UFT
8 4 (2.11%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.58%) JMeter
9 3 (1.58%) NUnit
9 3 (1.58%) TestDirector
9 3 (1.58%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.58%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (1.58%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.58%) Calabash
9 3 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (1.05%) Appium
10 2 (1.05%) eggPlant
10 2 (1.05%) SpecFlow
General
1 48 (25.26%) Finance
2 17 (8.95%) Military
2 17 (8.95%) Banking
3 13 (6.84%) Retail
4 7 (3.68%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.58%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.05%) Electronics
7 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.53%) Games
8 1 (0.53%) Law
8 1 (0.53%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 104 (54.74%) Analyst
2 94 (49.47%) Test Analyst
3 33 (17.37%) Test Engineer
4 24 (12.63%) Test Leader
5 19 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 19 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
6 16 (8.42%) Tester
7 15 (7.89%) Lead Test Analyst
8 11 (5.79%) Test Manager
8 11 (5.79%) Business Analyst
9 10 (5.26%) Software Engineer
9 10 (5.26%) Developer
9 10 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
10 6 (3.16%) QA Tester
10 6 (3.16%) Team Leader
10 6 (3.16%) Test Team Leader
10 6 (3.16%) Automated Test Engineer
11 5 (2.63%) Software Test Analyst
11 5 (2.63%) Software Tester
11 5 (2.63%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.58%) XML
2 13 (6.84%) Web Services
3 11 (5.79%) .NET
4 6 (3.16%) HTML
4 6 (3.16%) SOAP
5 5 (2.63%) XHTML
6 3 (1.58%) POSIX
6 3 (1.58%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.58%) Gherkin
6 3 (1.58%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.58%) Apache Flex
6 3 (1.58%) Twisted
7 2 (1.05%) COM
7 2 (1.05%) Middleware
8 1 (0.53%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.53%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.37%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.74%) User Experience
4 8 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.11%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.58%) GIS
7 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.53%) Wiki
8 1 (0.53%) Clustering
8 1 (0.53%) Statistics
8 1 (0.53%) NHS
8 1 (0.53%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.00%) Windows
2 18 (9.47%) Linux
3 6 (3.16%) UNIX
4 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.05%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (41.58%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (21.05%) Software Testing
3 36 (18.95%) Test Automation
4 26 (13.68%) Performance Testing
5 25 (13.16%) Scrum
6 23 (12.11%) SDLC
7 22 (11.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (10.53%) Test Strategy
9 19 (10.00%) Test Planning
10 18 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (9.47%) Automated Testing
11 17 (8.95%) Regression Testing
11 17 (8.95%) Coaching
12 15 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (7.89%) Time Management
12 15 (7.89%) Validation
12 15 (7.89%) E-Commerce
13 13 (6.84%) Manual Testing
13 13 (6.84%) Non-Functional Testing
14 12 (6.32%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (29.47%) SQL
2 47 (24.74%) Java
3 33 (17.37%) C#
4 29 (15.26%) Python
5 21 (11.05%) C
6 19 (10.00%) Ruby
7 17 (8.95%) C++
7 17 (8.95%) Perl
8 5 (2.63%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.58%) VB
9 3 (1.58%) Lua
9 3 (1.58%) Groovy
9 3 (1.58%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.58%) Tcl
10 2 (1.05%) PHP
11 1 (0.53%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 46 (24.21%) ISEB
2 34 (17.89%) ISTQB
3 30 (15.79%) Security Cleared
4 18 (9.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (9.47%) DV Cleared
5 16 (8.42%) Degree
6 9 (4.74%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.05%) HND
8 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (28.95%) QA
2 3 (1.58%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (1.58%) KVM
2 3 (1.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.26%) Oracle
3 9 (4.74%) HP
4 8 (4.21%) Business Objects
5 6 (3.16%) VMware
6 4 (2.11%) IBM
7 3 (1.58%) SAP
7 3 (1.58%) Progress
7 3 (1.58%) Cisco
7 3 (1.58%) Cognizant
7 3 (1.58%) Reuters
7 3 (1.58%) BT
8 2 (1.05%) SOASTA, Inc
9 1 (0.53%) Google
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