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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 82 80 75
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 10 22 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.00% 2.04% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 2.40% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 20
Median salary £110,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +158.82% +6.25%  
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 Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 831 915 1035
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 82.69% 84.64% 86.03%
Number of salaries quoted 632 686 831
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +7.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Essex

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Essex

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

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Essex

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood +12 2 - -
Chelmsford -17 2 £76,250 +27.08%
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 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 Essex region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 12 (60.00%) Test Management
2 10 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (40.00%) Scrum
4 8 (40.00%) Test Strategy
5 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (35.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (35.00%) ISTQB
5 7 (35.00%) JIRA
5 7 (35.00%) ISEB
6 6 (30.00%) LoadRunner
6 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Open Source
7 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (25.00%) Relational Database
7 5 (25.00%) DevOps
7 5 (25.00%) Zephyr
7 5 (25.00%) Hudson
7 5 (25.00%) SoapUI
7 5 (25.00%) REST
7 5 (25.00%) FishEye
7 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
7 5 (25.00%) Cyber Intelligence
7 5 (25.00%) Geospatial Data
7 5 (25.00%) SDLC
7 5 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
7 5 (25.00%) RESTful
7 5 (25.00%) Selenium

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Geospatial Data
1 5 (25.00%) GIS
1 5 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 5 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) JIRA
2 6 (30.00%) LoadRunner
3 5 (25.00%) ClearQuest
3 5 (25.00%) CruiseControl
3 5 (25.00%) FishEye
3 5 (25.00%) Hudson
3 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (25.00%) JUnit
3 5 (25.00%) Selenium
3 5 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 5 (25.00%) TeamCity
3 5 (25.00%) Zephyr
4 4 (20.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (10.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (25.00%) Law
1 5 (25.00%) Legal
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Test Leader
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Software Test Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Head of Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) UAT Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Head of Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) GWT
1 5 (25.00%) Middleware
1 5 (25.00%) REST
1 5 (25.00%) RESTful
1 5 (25.00%) SOAP
1 5 (25.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 5 (25.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Test Management
2 10 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (40.00%) Scrum
4 8 (40.00%) Test Strategy
5 7 (35.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (25.00%) DevOps
7 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
7 5 (25.00%) Kanban
7 5 (25.00%) OO
7 5 (25.00%) SDLC
7 5 (25.00%) Service Management
7 5 (25.00%) SOA
7 5 (25.00%) TDD
7 5 (25.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) C
1 5 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) ISEB
1 7 (35.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) IEC 61508
2 2 (10.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Atlassian
1 5 (25.00%) SAP
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix