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

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 89 76
Rank change year-on-year -3 -13  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1 4 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.10% 0.40% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.48% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 17
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -5.40%  

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 804 838 1075
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 84.37% 82.81% 87.47%
Number of salaries quoted 652 669 823
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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
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 27 June 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
Colchester - 1 £55,000 -
Test Scripting
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 Essex region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Software Testing
2 7 (58.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Test Management
2 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) Scrum
3 6 (50.00%) JIRA
3 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (41.67%) Functional Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Test Planning
4 5 (41.67%) SDLC
4 5 (41.67%) QA
4 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
5 4 (33.33%) Open Source
5 4 (33.33%) Hudson
5 4 (33.33%) SoapUI
5 4 (33.33%) REST
5 4 (33.33%) RESTful
5 4 (33.33%) Selenium
5 4 (33.33%) Atlassian
5 4 (33.33%) GWT
5 4 (33.33%) Kanban
5 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) TeamCity
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (33.33%) TDD
5 4 (33.33%) CruiseControl
5 4 (33.33%) Middleware
5 4 (33.33%) ClearQuest

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 4 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Geospatial Data
1 4 (33.33%) GIS
1 4 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) JIRA
2 4 (33.33%) ClearQuest
2 4 (33.33%) CruiseControl
2 4 (33.33%) FishEye
2 4 (33.33%) Hudson
2 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (33.33%) JUnit
2 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 4 (33.33%) TeamCity
2 4 (33.33%) Zephyr
3 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Law
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Senior Software Test Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Head of Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) UAT Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Head of Test
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) GWT
1 4 (33.33%) Middleware
1 4 (33.33%) REST
1 4 (33.33%) RESTful
1 4 (33.33%) SOAP
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 4 (33.33%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Scrum
2 7 (58.33%) Software Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) Test Management
2 7 (58.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (41.67%) Functional Testing
4 5 (41.67%) SDLC
4 5 (41.67%) Test Planning
4 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
5 4 (33.33%) Kanban
5 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (33.33%) OO
5 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 4 (33.33%) SOA
5 4 (33.33%) TDD
5 4 (33.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C
1 4 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Atlassian
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) SAP