Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 121 111
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10 -19
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 6 16 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.42% 0.75% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.85% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 31
Essex median annual salary £35,000 £52,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% +31.25% +3.56%
10th Percentile £22,500 £40,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,500 £58,375 £57,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -8.54%

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1203 1885 2200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 84.42% 88.00% 84.07%
Number of salaries quoted 997 1440 1598
Essex median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £24,350
90th Percentile £66,250 £68,750 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.57%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Brentwood +32 3 - -
Colchester +5 2 £37,500 -28.57%
Chelmsford -10 1 £35,000 +75.00%
Test Scripting
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 4 (66.67%) JIRA
1 4 (66.67%) Test Management
1 4 (66.67%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Workflow
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) PuTTY
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) TestRail
4 1 (16.67%) MSTest
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (16.67%) JSON
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Law
4 1 (16.67%) Legal
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript

Test Scripting
Co-occurring 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 1 (16.67%) PuTTY
1 1 (16.67%) SMS
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) MSTest
2 1 (16.67%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (16.67%) TestRail
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Law
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Tester
2 3 (50.00%) UAT Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Junior
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Software Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Scenario Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Management
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) SAP