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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 158 166 135
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -31
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 94 69 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.57% 1.11% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.35% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 85 47 61
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £32,100 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,300 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +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
4990 5125 4223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.13% 82.63% 80.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4153 4166 3725
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 1 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 1 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
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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 -10 28 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Gloucestershire +4 23 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Wiltshire +2 19 £33,250 -11.33% 1
Dorset +20 9 £57,500 +43.75% 2
Devon - 8 £25,000 - 1
Somerset +9 3 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Cornwall - 3 £55,500 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 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 78 (41.05%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (31.58%) SQL
3 53 (27.89%) Finance
4 52 (27.37%) ISEB
5 51 (26.84%) Java
6 49 (25.79%) QA
7 45 (23.68%) Software Testing
8 39 (20.53%) Test Automation
9 37 (19.47%) Selenium
10 35 (18.42%) C#
11 30 (15.79%) Python
11 30 (15.79%) Performance Testing
11 30 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
12 28 (14.74%) Security Cleared
13 25 (13.16%) Test Strategy
13 25 (13.16%) XML
14 23 (12.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 23 (12.11%) Automated Testing
15 22 (11.58%) Regression Testing
16 21 (11.05%) Scrum
16 21 (11.05%) Ruby
16 21 (11.05%) Degree
16 21 (11.05%) WebDriver
17 20 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
17 20 (10.53%) ISTQB
17 20 (10.53%) Coaching
17 20 (10.53%) SDLC
18 19 (10.00%) Retail
18 19 (10.00%) Manual Testing
18 19 (10.00%) Test Planning

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 3 (1.58%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.05%) Documentum
4 1 (0.53%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (4.74%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.21%) MS Office
3 5 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.53%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.53%) SaaS
2 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.74%) Internet
2 3 (1.58%) Firewall
2 3 (1.58%) LTE
2 3 (1.58%) DHCP
2 3 (1.58%) DNS
2 3 (1.58%) IPv4
3 2 (1.05%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.05%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.05%) Broadband
4 1 (0.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (3.16%) MySQL
2 6 (3.16%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.05%) Big Data
3 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 37 (19.47%) Selenium
2 21 (11.05%) WebDriver
3 12 (6.32%) Visual Studio
3 12 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (5.79%) Cucumber
5 6 (3.16%) MbUnit
5 6 (3.16%) HP UFT
6 5 (2.63%) JIRA
7 4 (2.11%) Calabash
8 3 (1.58%) Git (software)
8 3 (1.58%) JMeter
8 3 (1.58%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.05%) TestDirector
9 2 (1.05%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (1.05%) eggPlant
9 2 (1.05%) Appium
9 2 (1.05%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.05%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
General
1 53 (27.89%) Finance
2 19 (10.00%) Retail
3 18 (9.47%) Military
3 18 (9.47%) Banking
4 9 (4.74%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.58%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.58%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.58%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.05%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 106 (55.79%) Analyst
2 97 (51.05%) Test Analyst
3 31 (16.32%) Test Engineer
4 25 (13.16%) Test Leader
5 21 (11.05%) Senior Test Analyst
5 21 (11.05%) Senior Analyst
6 17 (8.95%) Tester
7 16 (8.42%) Lead Test Analyst
8 10 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
8 10 (5.26%) Software Engineer
8 10 (5.26%) Developer
8 10 (5.26%) Business Analyst
9 7 (3.68%) QA Engineer
9 7 (3.68%) Test Manager
10 6 (3.16%) Software Tester
10 6 (3.16%) Automated Test Engineer
11 5 (2.63%) QA Tester
11 5 (2.63%) Software Test Engineer
12 4 (2.11%) Senior Test Engineer
12 4 (2.11%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.16%) XML
2 11 (5.79%) .NET
2 11 (5.79%) Web Services
3 6 (3.16%) SOAP
4 5 (2.63%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.11%) HTML
6 3 (1.58%) XHTML
6 3 (1.58%) POSIX
6 3 (1.58%) Middleware
6 3 (1.58%) Gherkin
6 3 (1.58%) Apache Flex
6 3 (1.58%) Twisted
7 2 (1.05%) COM
8 1 (0.53%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.53%) REST
8 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.68%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.63%) Replication
5 4 (2.11%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.05%) GIS
6 2 (1.05%) Wiki
6 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.05%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.05%) User Experience
7 1 (0.53%) NHS
7 1 (0.53%) DTV
7 1 (0.53%) Clustering
7 1 (0.53%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.47%) Windows
2 16 (8.42%) Linux
3 5 (2.63%) UNIX
4 3 (1.58%) Android
4 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.58%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (41.05%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (23.68%) Software Testing
3 39 (20.53%) Test Automation
4 30 (15.79%) Performance Testing
5 25 (13.16%) Test Strategy
6 23 (12.11%) Automated Testing
7 22 (11.58%) Regression Testing
8 21 (11.05%) Scrum
9 20 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (10.53%) Coaching
9 20 (10.53%) SDLC
10 19 (10.00%) Test Planning
10 19 (10.00%) Manual Testing
11 18 (9.47%) E-Commerce
12 17 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (8.95%) Non-Functional Testing
13 15 (7.89%) Open Source
13 15 (7.89%) Validation
14 14 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (7.37%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (31.58%) SQL
2 51 (26.84%) Java
3 35 (18.42%) C#
4 30 (15.79%) Python
5 21 (11.05%) Ruby
6 18 (9.47%) C
7 17 (8.95%) C++
7 17 (8.95%) Perl
8 3 (1.58%) VB
8 3 (1.58%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.58%) Tcl
8 3 (1.58%) Lua
8 3 (1.58%) Groovy
9 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.53%) ABAP
10 1 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (27.37%) ISEB
2 28 (14.74%) Security Cleared
3 23 (12.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (11.05%) Degree
5 20 (10.53%) ISTQB
6 18 (9.47%) DV Cleared
7 7 (3.68%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.58%) HND
9 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (25.79%) QA
2 3 (1.58%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (1.58%) KVM
1 3 (1.58%) Docker
2 2 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.26%) Oracle
3 8 (4.21%) Business Objects
4 6 (3.16%) HP
5 4 (2.11%) IBM
6 3 (1.58%) Cisco
6 3 (1.58%) Cognizant
6 3 (1.58%) Reuters
6 3 (1.58%) BT
6 3 (1.58%) VMware
6 3 (1.58%) SAP
7 2 (1.05%) Progress
7 2 (1.05%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.53%) Google
Dorset
Venn Group
Salary: £10 - £15 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £43000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Computer Sciences Corporation
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Salary competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Salary competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Exeter, Devon
MSM Software
Salary: Unspecified Salary to be discussed at interview
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago