Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 20 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 169 173
Rank change year-on-year +85 +4 -33
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 81 34 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.27% 0.91% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.91% 1.02% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 68 64 41
Reading median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -15.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £38,750 £23,041
90th Percentile £50,000 £48,750 £57,500
Berkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +12.50%

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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2074 3338 4122
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 83.63% 89.25% 85.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1626 2640 2841
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £27,000 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £75,000
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Reading

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Reading

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Reading over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Reading region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 79 (97.53%) Test Automation
2 68 (83.95%) Java
3 58 (71.60%) Test Strategy
4 51 (62.96%) WebDriver
4 51 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (59.26%) Selenium
6 47 (58.02%) QA
7 45 (55.56%) SQL
8 38 (46.91%) ISTQB
9 36 (44.44%) JMeter
10 33 (40.74%) JIRA
11 31 (38.27%) Test Management
12 29 (35.80%) HP
12 29 (35.80%) Functional Testing
13 28 (34.57%) Finance
13 28 (34.57%) Scrum
14 26 (32.10%) Regression Testing
14 26 (32.10%) Microsoft Excel
15 25 (30.86%) Analytical Skills
16 24 (29.63%) Gatling
17 23 (28.40%) Scenario Testing
18 22 (27.16%) QA Automation
18 22 (27.16%) HP Quality Center
18 22 (27.16%) LoadRunner
19 21 (25.93%) Oracle
20 20 (24.69%) Open Source
20 20 (24.69%) Financial Institution
21 19 (23.46%) Microsoft Office
21 19 (23.46%) Degree
22 18 (22.22%) Computer Science

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 5 (6.17%) IIS
Applications
1 26 (32.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (23.46%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (14.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) SAP ERP
1 4 (4.94%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.28%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.17%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.94%) SQLPlus
4 2 (2.47%) InfluxDB
4 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 51 (62.96%) WebDriver
2 48 (59.26%) Selenium
3 36 (44.44%) JMeter
4 33 (40.74%) JIRA
5 24 (29.63%) Gatling
6 22 (27.16%) LoadRunner
7 18 (22.22%) HP UFT
8 8 (9.88%) SoapUI
9 6 (7.41%) Cucumber
10 5 (6.17%) Eclipse
10 5 (6.17%) Jenkins
10 5 (6.17%) Selenium IDE
11 4 (4.94%) eggPlant
11 4 (4.94%) Git (software)
11 4 (4.94%) JUnit
11 4 (4.94%) LoadUI
11 4 (4.94%) Subversion
11 4 (4.94%) TestNG
11 4 (4.94%) Toad
12 3 (3.70%) Maven
General
1 28 (34.57%) Finance
2 20 (24.69%) Financial Institution
3 9 (11.11%) Digital Economy
4 4 (4.94%) Publishing
4 4 (4.94%) Retail
5 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (51.85%) Tester
2 21 (25.93%) QA Automation Engineer
2 21 (25.93%) QA Engineer
3 18 (22.22%) Automation Tester
4 16 (19.75%) QA Tester
4 16 (19.75%) Senior Tester
5 15 (18.52%) QA Automation Tester
6 11 (13.58%) Java Automation Tester
6 11 (13.58%) Java Engineer
6 11 (13.58%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 11 (13.58%) Selenium Tester
6 11 (13.58%) Software Tester
7 9 (11.11%) Analyst
8 8 (9.88%) Test Engineer
9 7 (8.64%) Automation Engineer
10 6 (7.41%) Consultant
11 5 (6.17%) Developer
11 5 (6.17%) Senior Test Engineer
11 5 (6.17%) Software Consultant
11 5 (6.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.28%) Web Services
2 7 (8.64%) SOAP
3 1 (1.23%) .NET
3 1 (1.23%) Ajax
3 1 (1.23%) CSS
3 1 (1.23%) REST
3 1 (1.23%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 25 (30.86%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 9 (11.11%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.70%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.23%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.81%) Linux
2 11 (13.58%) Windows
3 5 (6.17%) Unix
4 2 (2.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (97.53%) Test Automation
2 58 (71.60%) Test Strategy
3 51 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (38.27%) Test Management
5 29 (35.80%) Functional Testing
6 28 (34.57%) Scrum
7 26 (32.10%) Regression Testing
8 23 (28.40%) Scenario Testing
9 22 (27.16%) QA Automation
10 20 (24.69%) Open Source
11 18 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
11 18 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (20.99%) Defect Management
12 17 (20.99%) Software Testing
13 14 (17.28%) Software Engineering
14 13 (16.05%) PRINCE2
15 12 (14.81%) TDD
16 10 (12.35%) Defect Tracking
16 10 (12.35%) Project Management
17 9 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 68 (83.95%) Java
2 45 (55.56%) SQL
3 14 (17.28%) C
4 12 (14.81%) C#
4 12 (14.81%) PL/SQL
4 12 (14.81%) VB
5 9 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 6 (7.41%) C++
7 5 (6.17%) Perl
8 3 (3.70%) Python
9 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.23%) PHP
9 1 (1.23%) Ruby
9 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (46.91%) ISTQB
2 19 (23.46%) Degree
3 16 (19.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (19.75%) Security Cleared
4 15 (18.52%) DV Cleared
5 14 (17.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (8.64%) ISEB
7 5 (6.17%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (2.47%) CCNA
8 2 (2.47%) CCNP
8 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.47%) MCP
8 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (58.02%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (27.16%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.47%) Grafana
Vendors
1 29 (35.80%) HP
2 21 (25.93%) Oracle
3 15 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.94%) SAP
5 2 (2.47%) Cisco
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago