Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 190 262
Rank change year-on-year +42 +72 -88
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 113 108 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.80% 1.24% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.40% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 109 91 85
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £34,250 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,500 £52,500 £60,000
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5403 7694 9618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 86.27% 88.38% 86.95%
Number of salaries quoted 4212 5870 7495
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,550
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Berkshire

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Berkshire

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Berkshire

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +97 87 £47,500 - 1
Slough +8 6 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Newbury -14 6 £52,500 +75.00%
Maidenhead +18 5 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Wokingham +7 3 £25,000 -27.01%
Bracknell -15 2 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Ascot - 1 £22,500 -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 91 (80.53%) Test Automation
2 80 (70.80%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (62.83%) Java
4 60 (53.10%) Test Strategy
5 59 (52.21%) ISTQB
6 55 (48.67%) Test Management
6 55 (48.67%) WebDriver
7 47 (41.59%) SQL
8 45 (39.82%) QA
9 43 (38.05%) Selenium
9 43 (38.05%) Degree
10 42 (37.17%) Computer Science
10 42 (37.17%) Analytical Skills
11 41 (36.28%) Computer Science Degree
11 41 (36.28%) Regression Testing
11 41 (36.28%) JMeter
12 36 (31.86%) JIRA
13 35 (30.97%) Open Source
14 34 (30.09%) SoapUI
15 32 (28.32%) Functional Testing
15 32 (28.32%) Scrum
16 31 (27.43%) HP
16 31 (27.43%) LoadRunner
17 30 (26.55%) Linux
18 28 (24.78%) User Acceptance Testing
19 27 (23.89%) Windows
20 26 (23.01%) C#
20 26 (23.01%) User Stories
20 26 (23.01%) HP Quality Center
21 25 (22.12%) Client/Server

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (0.88%) Apache
1 1 (0.88%) IIS
1 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (17.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (14.16%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (8.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (8.85%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (7.96%) SAP ERP
3 8 (7.08%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) HTTP
1 2 (1.77%) SSL
2 1 (0.88%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (0.88%) Firewall
2 1 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.88%) LAN
2 1 (0.88%) Network Security
2 1 (0.88%) VPN
2 1 (0.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.73%) Relational Database
3 9 (7.96%) SQLPlus
4 2 (1.77%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.88%) Big Data
5 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.88%) GIS
5 1 (0.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 55 (48.67%) WebDriver
2 43 (38.05%) Selenium
3 41 (36.28%) JMeter
4 36 (31.86%) JIRA
5 34 (30.09%) SoapUI
6 31 (27.43%) LoadRunner
7 24 (21.24%) HP UFT
8 13 (11.50%) Cucumber
9 11 (9.73%) Gatling
10 9 (7.96%) eggPlant
10 9 (7.96%) Jenkins
10 9 (7.96%) JUnit
10 9 (7.96%) LoadUI
10 9 (7.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (7.96%) TestNG
10 9 (7.96%) Toad
11 8 (7.08%) Eclipse
11 8 (7.08%) Git (software)
12 7 (6.19%) Maven
12 7 (6.19%) Subversion
General
1 25 (22.12%) Digital Economy
2 23 (20.35%) Finance
3 9 (7.96%) Billing
3 9 (7.96%) Publishing
4 7 (6.19%) Retail
5 5 (4.42%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.54%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.65%) Marketing
8 1 (0.88%) Automotive
8 1 (0.88%) Electronics
8 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (39.82%) Tester
2 27 (23.89%) Software Tester
3 21 (18.58%) Analyst
4 17 (15.04%) Developer
4 17 (15.04%) Test Analyst
5 13 (11.50%) QA Engineer
5 13 (11.50%) Senior Tester
6 9 (7.96%) SAP Analyst
6 9 (7.96%) SAP Test Analyst
7 8 (7.08%) Automation Tester
7 8 (7.08%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 7 (6.19%) .NET Developer
8 7 (6.19%) Senior Developer
8 7 (6.19%) Test Engineer
9 6 (5.31%) QA Automation Engineer
9 6 (5.31%) QA Tester
9 6 (5.31%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (4.42%) QA Consultant
10 5 (4.42%) QA Test Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.93%) Web Services
2 17 (15.04%) SOAP
3 14 (12.39%) .NET
4 5 (4.42%) Gherkin
5 3 (2.65%) CSS
5 3 (2.65%) HTML
6 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.77%) REST
6 2 (1.77%) XML
7 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.88%) D3.js
7 1 (0.88%) Google Maps API
7 1 (0.88%) HTML5
7 1 (0.88%) JSON
7 1 (0.88%) LAMP
7 1 (0.88%) Raphaël
7 1 (0.88%) RESTful
7 1 (0.88%) Sass
7 1 (0.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 42 (37.17%) Analytical Skills
1 42 (37.17%) Computer Science
2 25 (22.12%) Client/Server
3 11 (9.73%) Mobile App
4 9 (7.96%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (5.31%) N-Tier
6 4 (3.54%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.77%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.77%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.88%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 30 (26.55%) Linux
2 27 (23.89%) Windows
3 10 (8.85%) Unix
4 7 (6.19%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (80.53%) Test Automation
2 80 (70.80%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (53.10%) Test Strategy
4 55 (48.67%) Test Management
5 41 (36.28%) Regression Testing
6 35 (30.97%) Open Source
7 32 (28.32%) Functional Testing
7 32 (28.32%) Scrum
8 28 (24.78%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (23.01%) User Stories
10 25 (22.12%) Issue Tracking
10 25 (22.12%) Risk Management
11 21 (18.58%) Performance Testing
11 21 (18.58%) Scenario Testing
12 18 (15.93%) Unit Testing
13 17 (15.04%) Manual Testing
13 17 (15.04%) TDD
14 16 (14.16%) BDD
14 16 (14.16%) Mentoring
14 16 (14.16%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (62.83%) Java
2 47 (41.59%) SQL
3 26 (23.01%) C#
4 25 (22.12%) Shell Script
5 9 (7.96%) C
5 9 (7.96%) VB
6 8 (7.08%) PL/SQL
6 8 (7.08%) X++
7 7 (6.19%) C++
8 5 (4.42%) Perl
9 4 (3.54%) Python
9 4 (3.54%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.65%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.77%) Ruby
12 1 (0.88%) ABAP
12 1 (0.88%) PHP
12 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (52.21%) ISTQB
2 43 (38.05%) Degree
3 41 (36.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
5 12 (10.62%) DV Cleared
6 10 (8.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (5.31%) ISEB
8 5 (4.42%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (3.54%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.77%) CCNA
10 2 (1.77%) CCNP
10 2 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.88%) CISM
11 1 (0.88%) CISSP
11 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.88%) MCP
11 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (39.82%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (23.01%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (5.31%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.77%) Grafana
4 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.88%) Ansible
4 1 (0.88%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 31 (27.43%) HP
2 17 (15.04%) Microsoft
3 11 (9.73%) SAP
4 6 (5.31%) Oracle
5 2 (1.77%) Cisco
5 2 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.88%) Ariba
6 1 (0.88%) Google
6 1 (0.88%) hybris