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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 52 72
Rank change year-on-year -3 +20  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 5 18 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.00% 2.63% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 3.13% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4 18 3
Median salary £41,000 £36,750 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.56% +11.36%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,050 £28,050 £31,800
10% offered a salary of more than £43,800 £47,500 £33,800
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year +14.28% -4.10%  

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 454 576 652
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 90.80% 84.21% 86.24%
Number of salaries quoted 388 505 525
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Cardiff over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) QA
4 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) Waterfall
5 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Software Delivery
6 3 (30.00%) Scrum
6 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Finance
7 2 (20.00%) TDD
7 2 (20.00%) TOWER Software
7 2 (20.00%) Games
7 2 (20.00%) C#
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (20.00%) SOAP
7 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (20.00%) User Stories
7 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
7 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
7 2 (20.00%) Degree
7 2 (20.00%) Task Automation
7 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing

Test Scripting
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) MSTest
3 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (10.00%) Subversion
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Games
3 1 (10.00%) Law
3 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
1 6 (60.00%) Test Analyst
1 6 (60.00%) Tester
2 4 (40.00%) QA Tester
2 4 (40.00%) Software QA Tester
2 4 (40.00%) Software Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Automation Tester
3 3 (30.00%) QA Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) QA Automation Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) QA Automation Tester
4 2 (20.00%) QA Specialist
4 2 (20.00%) Software Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 3 (30.00%) Software Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (20.00%) Task Automation
6 2 (20.00%) TDD
6 2 (20.00%) User Stories
7 1 (10.00%) BDD
7 1 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (10.00%) Open Source
7 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) TOWER Software
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) SAP