Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 150 210
Rank change year-on-year -68 +60 +22
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 50 112 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.77% 1.79% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 2.04% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 38 98 116
Berkshire median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £34,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £54,050 £51,250
South East median annual salary £42,500 £38,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% -3.61%

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 5,874 5,477 8,053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 90.30% 87.32% 90.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4,728 4,274 6,348
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £75,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 2018. 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 -55 15 £40,000 - 4
Bracknell -21 9 £75,000 +50.00% 6
Slough +4 7 £29,500 -21.33% 1
Wokingham +2 7 £30,000 +20.00% 1
Newbury 0 3 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Maidenhead -38 3 £47,500 -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 31 (62.00%) Test Automation
2 24 (48.00%) ISTQB
3 22 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (40.00%) JIRA
5 19 (38.00%) Software Testing
6 18 (36.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (32.00%) JavaScript
8 15 (30.00%) ISEB
8 15 (30.00%) QA
9 14 (28.00%) Selenium
9 14 (28.00%) Degree
9 14 (28.00%) C#
9 14 (28.00%) HTML
9 14 (28.00%) Git (software)
10 13 (26.00%) Jenkins
11 11 (22.00%) Confluence
11 11 (22.00%) Functional Testing
11 11 (22.00%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
11 11 (22.00%) Mathematics
12 10 (20.00%) Test Management
12 10 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (20.00%) .NET
12 10 (20.00%) HP
13 9 (18.00%) Java
13 9 (18.00%) Python
13 9 (18.00%) V-Model
14 8 (16.00%) Subversion
14 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
14 8 (16.00%) REST

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 11 (22.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) 2G
1 6 (12.00%) 3G
1 6 (12.00%) 802.15
1 6 (12.00%) Bluetooth
1 6 (12.00%) DHCP
1 6 (12.00%) DNS
1 6 (12.00%) ICMP
1 6 (12.00%) LAN
1 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (12.00%) WAN
1 6 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (12.00%) Wireless
1 6 (12.00%) ZigBee
2 2 (4.00%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (40.00%) JIRA
2 14 (28.00%) Git (software)
2 14 (28.00%) Selenium
3 13 (26.00%) Jenkins
4 8 (16.00%) Subversion
5 5 (10.00%) Bugzilla
5 5 (10.00%) Eclipse
5 5 (10.00%) HP UFT
5 5 (10.00%) Mercurial
5 5 (10.00%) TeamCity
5 5 (10.00%) WebDriver
6 4 (8.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (8.00%) SpecFlow
7 3 (6.00%) Appium
7 3 (6.00%) PyCharm
7 3 (6.00%) Robot Framework
7 3 (6.00%) Sahi
7 3 (6.00%) Sikuli
7 3 (6.00%) TestRail
7 3 (6.00%) UI Automator
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (6.00%) Automotive
3 3 (6.00%) Billing
3 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Analyst
2 16 (32.00%) Test Analyst
3 15 (30.00%) Test Engineer
4 11 (22.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 8 (16.00%) Developer
6 7 (14.00%) Software Engineer
7 6 (12.00%) Senior Developer
7 6 (12.00%) Support Analyst
8 5 (10.00%) Author
8 5 (10.00%) Development Engineer
8 5 (10.00%) Junior
8 5 (10.00%) Junior Software Engineer
8 5 (10.00%) Junior Software Test Engineer
8 5 (10.00%) Software Development Engineer
8 5 (10.00%) Software Tester
8 5 (10.00%) Test Development Engineer
8 5 (10.00%) Tester
9 4 (8.00%) Java Engineer
10 3 (6.00%) QA Analyst
10 3 (6.00%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.00%) HTML
2 10 (20.00%) .NET
3 8 (16.00%) HTML5
3 8 (16.00%) REST
4 6 (12.00%) 802.1X
5 5 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 5 (10.00%) WCF
5 5 (10.00%) WPF
6 4 (8.00%) React
6 4 (8.00%) Web Services
7 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (6.00%) CSS
7 3 (6.00%) CSS3
7 3 (6.00%) LESS
7 3 (6.00%) Node.js
7 3 (6.00%) Sass
8 2 (4.00%) SOAP
8 2 (4.00%) Spring MVC
8 2 (4.00%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (10.00%) Life Science
3 5 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (6.00%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Linux
1 6 (12.00%) Unix
2 3 (6.00%) Android
3 2 (4.00%) Windows
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (62.00%) Test Automation
2 22 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (38.00%) Software Testing
4 11 (22.00%) Functional Testing
4 11 (22.00%) Mathematics
4 11 (22.00%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (20.00%) Test Management
6 9 (18.00%) V-Model
7 8 (16.00%) User Stories
8 6 (12.00%) BDD
8 6 (12.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
8 6 (12.00%) Web Development
9 5 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 5 (10.00%) Kanban
9 5 (10.00%) OOP
9 5 (10.00%) Physics
9 5 (10.00%) Release Management
9 5 (10.00%) Use Case
9 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (28.00%) C#
3 9 (18.00%) Java
3 9 (18.00%) Python
4 7 (14.00%) SQL
5 6 (12.00%) Bash Shell
5 6 (12.00%) PHP
5 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.00%) X++
7 2 (4.00%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 24 (48.00%) ISTQB
2 18 (36.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (30.00%) ISEB
4 14 (28.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (30.00%) QA
2 5 (10.00%) GAMP
2 5 (10.00%) GMP
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) HP ALM
2 4 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) HP
2 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.00%) Atlassian
3 6 (12.00%) Remedy
4 3 (6.00%) Oracle