Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 136 274
Rank change year-on-year -32 +138 -86
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 104 147 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.49% 2.07% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 2.38% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 118 118 81
Berkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £72,875 £57,500 £62,500
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%

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 6,179 6,189 9,105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 88.40% 87.32% 88.38%
Number of salaries quoted 4,926 4,802 7,371
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £29,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +33 75 £44,250 +4.12% 3
Maidenhead -25 11 £26,500 -41.11% 2
Slough -1 6 £28,750 -23.33% 1
Newbury -32 5 £50,000 +42.86%
Ascot - 3 £22,500 -
Bracknell -9 2 £45,000 -12.20%
Wokingham -15 1 £30,000 -36.84%
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 59 (56.73%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (47.12%) ISTQB
3 45 (43.27%) QA
4 41 (39.42%) SQL
5 38 (36.54%) Test Automation
6 28 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 25 (24.04%) Windows
7 25 (24.04%) Linux
8 24 (23.08%) Finance
9 23 (22.12%) Java
9 23 (22.12%) HP
10 22 (21.15%) Open Source
10 22 (21.15%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (20.19%) Degree
11 21 (20.19%) Computer Science
12 20 (19.23%) Selenium
12 20 (19.23%) SoapUI
12 20 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (19.23%) Software Testing
13 19 (18.27%) Test Management
13 19 (18.27%) WebDriver
14 17 (16.35%) Test Strategy
14 17 (16.35%) Functional Testing
14 17 (16.35%) Regression Testing
14 17 (16.35%) C++
14 17 (16.35%) .NET
15 16 (15.38%) SQL Server
15 16 (15.38%) ISEB
15 16 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 16 (15.38%) SDLC

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 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (4.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (14.42%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.96%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.96%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) Firewall
1 4 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (3.85%) LAN
1 4 (3.85%) Network Security
1 4 (3.85%) VPN
1 4 (3.85%) WAN
2 2 (1.92%) HTTP
2 2 (1.92%) SSL
3 1 (0.96%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (0.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.77%) MySQL
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (19.23%) Selenium
1 20 (19.23%) SoapUI
2 19 (18.27%) WebDriver
3 14 (13.46%) Git (software)
3 14 (13.46%) Subversion
4 12 (11.54%) JMeter
5 10 (9.62%) HP UFT
6 9 (8.65%) Cucumber
7 8 (7.69%) JIRA
8 7 (6.73%) LoadRunner
8 7 (6.73%) SpecFlow
9 6 (5.77%) Jenkins
10 5 (4.81%) Maven
10 5 (4.81%) Visual Studio
11 4 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (2.88%) Eclipse
12 3 (2.88%) FitNesse
12 3 (2.88%) GitLab
12 3 (2.88%) Gradle
12 3 (2.88%) JBehave
General
1 24 (23.08%) Finance
2 15 (14.42%) Billing
3 7 (6.73%) Digital Economy
3 7 (6.73%) Retail
4 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.92%) Electronics
6 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.96%) Marketing
6 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (37.50%) Analyst
2 32 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 20 (19.23%) QA Analyst
4 15 (14.42%) Developer
4 15 (14.42%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 15 (14.42%) QA Test Analyst
5 12 (11.54%) .NET Developer
6 11 (10.58%) Embedded Engineer
6 11 (10.58%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 11 (10.58%) Software Engineer
7 10 (9.62%) Senior Developer
7 10 (9.62%) Test Engineer
7 10 (9.62%) Tester
8 9 (8.65%) Senior .NET Developer
8 9 (8.65%) Software Tester
9 8 (7.69%) Quality Analyst
10 7 (6.73%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (6.73%) QA Engineer
10 7 (6.73%) Software Analyst
10 7 (6.73%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.35%) .NET
2 14 (13.46%) Web Services
3 7 (6.73%) XML
4 5 (4.81%) CSS
4 5 (4.81%) HTML
5 4 (3.85%) JSON
5 4 (3.85%) SOAP
6 3 (2.88%) Ajax
6 3 (2.88%) CSS3
6 3 (2.88%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.88%) HTML5
6 3 (2.88%) jQuery
6 3 (2.88%) RESTful
6 3 (2.88%) XHTML
7 2 (1.92%) REST
8 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.19%) Computer Science
2 20 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.62%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (6.73%) Client/Server
4 7 (6.73%) Management Information System
4 7 (6.73%) Mobile App
5 6 (5.77%) Algorithms
5 6 (5.77%) W3C
6 3 (2.88%) User Experience
7 2 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.92%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.92%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.96%) Life Science
8 1 (0.96%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (24.04%) Linux
1 25 (24.04%) Windows
2 13 (12.50%) Unix
3 11 (10.58%) Embedded Linux
4 9 (8.65%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (56.73%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (36.54%) Test Automation
3 28 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (21.15%) Open Source
4 22 (21.15%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (19.23%) Software Testing
6 19 (18.27%) Test Management
7 17 (16.35%) Functional Testing
7 17 (16.35%) Regression Testing
7 17 (16.35%) Test Strategy
8 16 (15.38%) SDLC
9 15 (14.42%) High Availability
9 15 (14.42%) User Stories
10 14 (13.46%) V-Model
11 13 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
11 13 (12.50%) Validation
12 12 (11.54%) Software Engineering
13 11 (10.58%) Agile Testing
13 11 (10.58%) Non-Functional Testing
13 11 (10.58%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 41 (39.42%) SQL
2 23 (22.12%) Java
3 17 (16.35%) C++
4 15 (14.42%) X++
5 13 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 11 (10.58%) C
6 11 (10.58%) Tcl
7 10 (9.62%) C#
8 5 (4.81%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.88%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.96%) Python
10 1 (0.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (47.12%) ISTQB
2 21 (20.19%) Degree
3 16 (15.38%) ISEB
3 16 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (5.77%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.77%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.85%) CISM
6 4 (3.85%) CISSP
7 1 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (43.27%) QA
2 6 (5.77%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.96%) GAMP
3 1 (0.96%) GMP
System Software
1 11 (10.58%) Firmware
2 3 (2.88%) Docker
3 2 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (7.69%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.96%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 23 (22.12%) HP
2 14 (13.46%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.58%) Atmel
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle
4 2 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.96%) Google
5 1 (0.96%) SAP