The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 65 82 82
Rank change year-on-year +17 0  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 3 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.46% 0.62% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.66% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 9
Median salary £38,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £36,000 £33,100
10% offered a salary of more than £43,600 £63,200 £56,800
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  

Test Scripting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 580 758 992
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 89.64% 93.23% 87.94%
Number of salaries quoted 429 614 736
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Bedfordshire

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Bedfordshire.

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Bedfordshire

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Bedfordshire

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 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
Luton +2 1 £45,000 +18.42%
Bedford - 1 £31,000 -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) BDD
3 9 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (33.33%) C#
4 8 (29.63%) Selenium
5 7 (25.93%) Ruby
6 6 (22.22%) Scrum
6 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 6 (22.22%) SQL
6 6 (22.22%) Project Management
6 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 6 (22.22%) SDLC
6 6 (22.22%) Agile Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Functional Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
7 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (18.52%) Software Delivery
7 5 (18.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Virtual Environments
7 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
7 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
7 5 (18.52%) QA
7 5 (18.52%) System Testing
7 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (14.81%) RESTful
8 4 (14.81%) HP
8 4 (14.81%) Java
8 4 (14.81%) Finance
9 3 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Selenium
2 3 (11.11%) JIRA
2 3 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 3 (11.11%) Robot Framework
2 3 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 2 (7.41%) HP UFT
3 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) ClearQuest
4 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.70%) Subversion
4 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Interactive Media
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Tester
2 10 (37.04%) Automation Tester
3 6 (22.22%) Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Coordinator
4 5 (18.52%) Test Coordinator
5 4 (14.81%) QA Leader
6 3 (11.11%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Test Leader
7 2 (7.41%) QA Manager
7 2 (7.41%) QA Test Manager
7 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Software Tester
7 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.70%) QA Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Technical Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) RESTful
2 3 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) iPad
2 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) BDD
3 9 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 6 (22.22%) Agile Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Project Management
4 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Scrum
4 6 (22.22%) SDLC
4 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
5 5 (18.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Software Delivery
5 5 (18.52%) System Testing
5 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) C#
2 7 (25.93%) Ruby
3 6 (22.22%) SQL
4 4 (14.81%) Java
5 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.70%) Perl
6 1 (3.70%) Python
6 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) ISEB
1 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) HP
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) Sun
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft