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

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 132 243
Rank change year-on-year -70 +111 -14
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 69 144 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.02% 2.18% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 2.52% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 56 120 117
Berkshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £72,375 £53,850 £52,500
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% -8.24%

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 6,020 5,710 8,361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 88.93% 86.35% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4,829 4,473 6,688
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £73,300 £75,000 £73,750
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 July 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 July 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 -23 39 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Wokingham -12 7 £30,000 -36.84%
Bracknell -22 6 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Maidenhead -54 4 £37,000 -38.33%
Ascot - 3 £22,500 -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 37 (53.62%) ISTQB
2 36 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (44.93%) Test Automation
4 25 (36.23%) QA
5 23 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 22 (31.88%) ISEB
6 22 (31.88%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (30.43%) SQL
8 19 (27.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 18 (26.09%) Selenium
10 16 (23.19%) Finance
11 15 (21.74%) V-Model
12 14 (20.29%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (20.29%) .NET
12 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
12 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
13 13 (18.84%) HP
13 13 (18.84%) Java
13 13 (18.84%) Git (software)
13 13 (18.84%) Degree
14 12 (17.39%) Subversion
15 11 (15.94%) C#
15 11 (15.94%) Windows
15 11 (15.94%) Validation
15 11 (15.94%) SDLC
16 10 (14.49%) Functional Testing
16 10 (14.49%) Firmware
16 10 (14.49%) JIRA
17 9 (13.04%) Mobile App
18 8 (11.59%) Enterprise Software

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:

Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) MySQL
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (26.09%) Selenium
2 13 (18.84%) Git (software)
3 12 (17.39%) Subversion
4 10 (14.49%) JIRA
5 8 (11.59%) WebDriver
6 7 (10.14%) Jenkins
7 6 (8.70%) Cucumber
7 6 (8.70%) HP UFT
7 6 (8.70%) SpecFlow
8 5 (7.25%) Bugzilla
8 5 (7.25%) SoapUI
8 5 (7.25%) TeamCity
9 4 (5.80%) FitNesse
9 4 (5.80%) JBehave
10 3 (4.35%) TestRail
11 2 (2.90%) Appium
11 2 (2.90%) PyCharm
11 2 (2.90%) Robot Framework
11 2 (2.90%) Sikuli
11 2 (2.90%) UI Automator
General
1 16 (23.19%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Billing
3 5 (7.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (7.25%) Retail
4 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (33.33%) Analyst
2 19 (27.54%) Test Analyst
3 16 (23.19%) Test Engineer
4 13 (18.84%) QA Analyst
5 11 (15.94%) Software Test Engineer
6 10 (14.49%) QA Test Analyst
6 10 (14.49%) Software Engineer
7 8 (11.59%) Developer
8 7 (10.14%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 7 (10.14%) Software Analyst
9 6 (8.70%) .NET Developer
9 6 (8.70%) Quality Analyst
9 6 (8.70%) Software Test Analyst
10 5 (7.25%) Author
10 5 (7.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 5 (7.25%) Junior
10 5 (7.25%) QA Engineer
10 5 (7.25%) Software Development Engineer
10 5 (7.25%) Test Development Engineer
10 5 (7.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.29%) .NET
2 5 (7.25%) .NET Framework
2 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET
2 5 (7.25%) HTML
2 5 (7.25%) HTML5
2 5 (7.25%) WCF
2 5 (7.25%) WPF
3 4 (5.80%) JSON
3 4 (5.80%) REST
4 3 (4.35%) RESTful
4 3 (4.35%) Web Services
4 3 (4.35%) XML
5 1 (1.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Mobile App
2 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.59%) Computer Science
2 8 (11.59%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (7.25%) Life Science
4 3 (4.35%) W3C
5 2 (2.90%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.94%) Windows
2 6 (8.70%) Linux
2 6 (8.70%) Unix
3 5 (7.25%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (44.93%) Test Automation
3 23 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 22 (31.88%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (21.74%) V-Model
6 14 (20.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (15.94%) SDLC
7 11 (15.94%) Validation
8 10 (14.49%) Functional Testing
9 8 (11.59%) Acceptance Criteria
9 8 (11.59%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (11.59%) Open Source
9 8 (11.59%) Software Deployment
9 8 (11.59%) User Stories
10 7 (10.14%) High Availability
10 7 (10.14%) Regression Testing
10 7 (10.14%) Scenario Testing
10 7 (10.14%) Test Management
10 7 (10.14%) Test Strategy
10 7 (10.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.43%) SQL
2 13 (18.84%) Java
3 11 (15.94%) C#
4 8 (11.59%) C++
5 7 (10.14%) X++
6 5 (7.25%) C
6 5 (7.25%) JavaScript
6 5 (7.25%) Tcl
7 2 (2.90%) Python
8 1 (1.45%) Ruby
8 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (53.62%) ISTQB
2 22 (31.88%) ISEB
3 19 (27.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (18.84%) Degree
5 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (36.23%) QA
2 5 (7.25%) GAMP
2 5 (7.25%) GMP
3 3 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (14.49%) Firmware
2 1 (1.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.35%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.84%) HP
3 5 (7.25%) Atmel
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle