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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 147 146 126
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -20
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 94 72 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.57% 1.36% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.67% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 70 59 77
Average salary £37,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,400 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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
4994 4317 4267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.34% 81.75% 78.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4153 3640 3748
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £53,900 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

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 March 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 March 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
Gloucestershire +26 35 £31,500 +17.75% 3
Bristol -27 27 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Wiltshire +18 18 £33,000 +20.00% 1
Somerset +1 4 £40,000 +25.78%
Devon - 4 £28,750 - 1
Dorset -25 2 £31,250 -40.47%
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 76 (41.53%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (29.51%) SQL
3 47 (25.68%) ISEB
4 46 (25.14%) Finance
5 45 (24.59%) Software Testing
6 42 (22.95%) Java
7 41 (22.40%) Security Cleared
8 40 (21.86%) Test Automation
9 32 (17.49%) QA
10 31 (16.94%) Selenium
10 31 (16.94%) Regression Testing
11 26 (14.21%) User Acceptance Testing
11 26 (14.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 25 (13.66%) Performance Testing
13 24 (13.11%) Logistics
13 24 (13.11%) Microsoft
14 23 (12.57%) Automated Testing
14 23 (12.57%) Management Information System
14 23 (12.57%) Military
14 23 (12.57%) Manual Testing
15 21 (11.48%) Degree
15 21 (11.48%) Test Strategy
16 20 (10.93%) Aerospace
17 19 (10.38%) Retail
18 18 (9.84%) C#
18 18 (9.84%) Scrum
18 18 (9.84%) Automation Testing
18 18 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (9.29%) Data Analysis
20 16 (8.74%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (1.64%) SAS
2 1 (0.55%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.55%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.55%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.64%) Internet
2 1 (0.55%) NAS
2 1 (0.55%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.55%) LAN
2 1 (0.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.19%) MySQL
2 4 (2.19%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.64%) Big Data
3 3 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.64%) MS Access
4 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 31 (16.94%) Selenium
2 13 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (7.10%) JIRA
3 11 (6.01%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (6.01%) WebDriver
4 7 (3.83%) Cucumber
4 7 (3.83%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.64%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.64%) Calabash
5 3 (1.64%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.09%) MbUnit
7 1 (0.55%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (0.55%) Liquibase
7 1 (0.55%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.55%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.55%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.55%) JMeter
7 1 (0.55%) Bugzilla
General
1 46 (25.14%) Finance
2 23 (12.57%) Military
3 20 (10.93%) Aerospace
4 19 (10.38%) Retail
5 14 (7.65%) Banking
6 8 (4.37%) Legal
7 6 (3.28%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.64%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.09%) Advertising
10 1 (0.55%) Games
10 1 (0.55%) Electronics
10 1 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 104 (56.83%) Analyst
2 86 (46.99%) Test Analyst
3 19 (10.38%) Business Analyst
3 19 (10.38%) Tester
4 17 (9.29%) Senior Analyst
4 17 (9.29%) Senior Test Analyst
5 15 (8.20%) Test Engineer
5 15 (8.20%) Test Leader
6 13 (7.10%) Developer
7 11 (6.01%) Test Manager
8 9 (4.92%) Lead Test Analyst
9 8 (4.37%) Software Tester
9 8 (4.37%) Automation Analyst
10 7 (3.83%) Testing Manager
10 7 (3.83%) Integration Engineer
11 5 (2.73%) Test Consultant
11 5 (2.73%) QA Engineer
11 5 (2.73%) Senior Tester
11 5 (2.73%) Consultant
11 5 (2.73%) Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.74%) XML
2 11 (6.01%) .NET
3 5 (2.73%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.73%) SAP Basis
4 4 (2.19%) Web Services
5 3 (1.64%) Apache Flex
5 3 (1.64%) Middleware
6 2 (1.09%) HTML
6 2 (1.09%) POSIX
6 2 (1.09%) JDBC
6 2 (1.09%) SOAP
7 1 (0.55%) CSS
7 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.55%) JSF
7 1 (0.55%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.57%) Management Information System
2 18 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.01%) Open Source
4 7 (3.83%) Replication
5 6 (3.28%) Wiki
6 3 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.64%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.09%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.55%) Statistics
8 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.65%) Linux
2 9 (4.92%) UNIX
3 8 (4.37%) Windows
4 2 (1.09%) Android
4 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (41.53%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (24.59%) Software Testing
3 40 (21.86%) Test Automation
4 31 (16.94%) Regression Testing
5 26 (14.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 25 (13.66%) Performance Testing
7 24 (13.11%) Logistics
8 23 (12.57%) Automated Testing
8 23 (12.57%) Manual Testing
9 21 (11.48%) Test Strategy
10 18 (9.84%) Automation Testing
10 18 (9.84%) Scrum
11 17 (9.29%) Data Analysis
12 16 (8.74%) Systems Analysis
13 15 (8.20%) User Stories
13 15 (8.20%) Coaching
14 14 (7.65%) Test Planning
14 14 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (7.10%) Integration Testing
15 13 (7.10%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 54 (29.51%) SQL
2 42 (22.95%) Java
3 18 (9.84%) C#
4 13 (7.10%) Python
4 13 (7.10%) Ruby
5 10 (5.46%) C
6 8 (4.37%) C++
6 8 (4.37%) Perl
7 7 (3.83%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.83%) ABAP
8 4 (2.19%) PHP
8 4 (2.19%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.64%) VB
10 2 (1.09%) VBA
10 2 (1.09%) Lua
11 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (25.68%) ISEB
2 41 (22.40%) Security Cleared
3 26 (14.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (11.48%) Degree
5 16 (8.74%) DV Cleared
6 12 (6.56%) SC Cleared
6 12 (6.56%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (17.49%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (5.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.37%) HP
2 8 (4.37%) Oracle
3 7 (3.83%) SAP
4 2 (1.09%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.09%) Google
5 1 (0.55%) New Relic
5 1 (0.55%) IBM
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