Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South West > Dorset
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 83 107
Rank change year-on-year -26 +24 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 5 9 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.37% 0.95% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 1.11% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 10
Dorset median annual salary £31,250 £39,250 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.38% +3.97% +13.53%
10th Percentile £26,875 £28,375 £31,250
90th Percentile £36,625 £47,198 £47,900
South West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -6.67%

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 Dorset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Dorset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,160 808 1,362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 85.11% 85.32% 87.03%
Number of salaries quoted 998 714 1,050
Dorset median annual salary £40,000 £38,875 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.89% +3.67% -
10th Percentile £25,350 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £64,625 £53,750
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.90%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Dorset

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Dorset

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
Weymouth - 3 - -
Poole -28 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Test Scripting
South West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (80.00%) ISEB
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (60.00%) Change Management
3 3 (60.00%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (60.00%) Workflow
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (60.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) Workflow Analysis
3 3 (60.00%) Use Case
4 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (40.00%) SOAP
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) SQL

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 (20.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Trello
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (60.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
2 3 (60.00%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Use Case
2 3 (60.00%) Workflow
2 3 (60.00%) Workflow Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft