The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 63 43 58
Rank change year-on-year -20 +15  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 5 31 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.89% 4.45% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 5.28% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4 26 9
Median salary £32,000 £30,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.78% -28.82%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £45,000 £50,000
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 Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 501 587 558
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 89.15% 84.22% 85.45%
Number of salaries quoted 447 473 485
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Cardiff

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) Selenium
3 10 (41.67%) TDD
4 9 (37.50%) QA
4 9 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 8 (33.33%) Finance
6 7 (29.17%) .NET
6 7 (29.17%) Test Strategy
7 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (25.00%) Degree
7 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
8 5 (20.83%) Scrum
8 5 (20.83%) ISEB
8 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
9 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (16.67%) V-Model
9 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (16.67%) Test Planning
9 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 4 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Feasibility Study
9 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
9 4 (16.67%) MVC
9 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
9 4 (16.67%) TOWER Software
9 4 (16.67%) Games

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Selenium
2 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.17%) Toad
4 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
2 4 (16.67%) Games
2 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (12.50%) Advertising
4 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Analyst
2 14 (58.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) .NET Analyst Programmer
3 4 (16.67%) .NET Programmer
3 4 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
3 4 (16.67%) Programme Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Programme Test Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Programmer
3 4 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Senior .NET Analyst Programmer
3 4 (16.67%) Senior .NET Programmer
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Analyst Programmer
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Programme Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Programmer
3 4 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Test Programme Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 4 (16.67%) WCF
3 2 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (4.17%) CSS
4 1 (4.17%) HTML
4 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) TDD
3 9 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 7 (29.17%) Test Strategy
5 6 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Scrum
7 4 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Feasibility Study
7 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 4 (16.67%) MVC
7 4 (16.67%) Resource Management
7 4 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 4 (16.67%) V-Model
8 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) C#
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) C++
2 2 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Degree
1 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (20.83%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) TOWER Software
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle