Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 142 181
Rank change year-on-year +44 +39 -46
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 63 36 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.46% 1.19% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 1.36% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 82 22 32
Reading median annual salary £44,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.84% +5.56% +23.29%
10th Percentile £33,750 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £66,500 £54,750 £53,750
Berkshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,172 2,651 3,876
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 84.68% 87.67% 87.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,775 1,915 3,109
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
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 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 52 (82.54%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (68.25%) Test Automation
3 37 (58.73%) ISTQB
4 36 (57.14%) Test Management
5 35 (55.56%) WebDriver
6 34 (53.97%) Java
7 33 (52.38%) Test Strategy
8 31 (49.21%) SoapUI
9 30 (47.62%) Open Source
10 29 (46.03%) Computer Science Degree
10 29 (46.03%) Computer Science
10 29 (46.03%) Degree
11 28 (44.44%) Regression Testing
12 27 (42.86%) JMeter
12 27 (42.86%) Linux
12 27 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (33.33%) Windows
13 21 (33.33%) SQL
13 21 (33.33%) JIRA
13 21 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 20 (31.75%) Client/Server
14 20 (31.75%) Risk Management
14 20 (31.75%) Shell Script
14 20 (31.75%) User Stories
14 20 (31.75%) Digital Economy
14 20 (31.75%) Cyber Resilience
14 20 (31.75%) Issue Tracking
15 18 (28.57%) QA
16 16 (25.40%) HP
16 16 (25.40%) Selenium

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:

Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (7.94%) SAP ERP
2 5 (7.94%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.59%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) HTTP
1 2 (3.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.94%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.59%) GIS
3 1 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 35 (55.56%) WebDriver
2 31 (49.21%) SoapUI
3 27 (42.86%) JMeter
4 21 (33.33%) JIRA
5 16 (25.40%) Selenium
6 14 (22.22%) LoadRunner
7 11 (17.46%) Git (software)
8 10 (15.87%) HP UFT
8 10 (15.87%) Subversion
9 7 (11.11%) Cucumber
9 7 (11.11%) Jenkins
9 7 (11.11%) Maven
10 5 (7.94%) eggPlant
10 5 (7.94%) JUnit
10 5 (7.94%) LoadUI
10 5 (7.94%) TestNG
10 5 (7.94%) Toad
11 4 (6.35%) Eclipse
11 4 (6.35%) IntelliJ
11 4 (6.35%) NetBeans
General
1 20 (31.75%) Digital Economy
2 9 (14.29%) Billing
2 9 (14.29%) Finance
3 5 (7.94%) Publishing
4 4 (6.35%) Retail
5 2 (3.17%) Electronics
5 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (31.75%) Software Tester
1 20 (31.75%) Tester
2 17 (26.98%) Analyst
3 15 (23.81%) Test Analyst
4 10 (15.87%) Developer
5 9 (14.29%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 8 (12.70%) Automation Tester
6 8 (12.70%) Web Automation Tester
6 8 (12.70%) Web Tester
7 7 (11.11%) .NET Developer
7 7 (11.11%) Senior Developer
8 6 (9.52%) Embedded Engineer
8 6 (9.52%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 6 (9.52%) Senior .NET Developer
8 6 (9.52%) Software Engineer
9 5 (7.94%) SAP Analyst
9 5 (7.94%) SAP Test Analyst
10 4 (6.35%) Team Leader
11 3 (4.76%) Test Engineer
11 3 (4.76%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.22%) Web Services
2 11 (17.46%) SOAP
3 8 (12.70%) .NET
4 4 (6.35%) XML
5 3 (4.76%) CSS
5 3 (4.76%) HTML
6 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.59%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.59%) CSS3
6 1 (1.59%) D3.js
6 1 (1.59%) Google Maps API
6 1 (1.59%) HTML5
6 1 (1.59%) LAMP
6 1 (1.59%) OpenLayers
6 1 (1.59%) PhoneGap
6 1 (1.59%) Raphaël
6 1 (1.59%) RESTful
6 1 (1.59%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 29 (46.03%) Computer Science
2 27 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (31.75%) Client/Server
4 7 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (9.52%) Algorithms
5 6 (9.52%) Mobile App
6 4 (6.35%) N-Tier
7 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
7 3 (4.76%) W3C
8 2 (3.17%) Smart Meter
8 2 (3.17%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.59%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (42.86%) Linux
2 21 (33.33%) Windows
3 9 (14.29%) Unix
4 8 (12.70%) Windows Server
5 6 (9.52%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (82.54%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (68.25%) Test Automation
3 36 (57.14%) Test Management
4 33 (52.38%) Test Strategy
5 30 (47.62%) Open Source
6 28 (44.44%) Regression Testing
7 21 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (31.75%) Cyber Resilience
8 20 (31.75%) Issue Tracking
8 20 (31.75%) Risk Management
8 20 (31.75%) User Stories
9 16 (25.40%) Functional Testing
10 12 (19.05%) BDD
10 12 (19.05%) Scrum
10 12 (19.05%) Unit Testing
11 11 (17.46%) Scenario Testing
12 10 (15.87%) Performance Testing
13 9 (14.29%) High Availability
13 9 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
13 9 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 34 (53.97%) Java
2 21 (33.33%) SQL
3 20 (31.75%) Shell Script
4 9 (14.29%) C#
4 9 (14.29%) C++
4 9 (14.29%) X++
5 6 (9.52%) C
5 6 (9.52%) Tcl
6 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.59%) PHP
7 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (58.73%) ISTQB
2 29 (46.03%) Computer Science Degree
2 29 (46.03%) Degree
3 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.76%) ISEB
5 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (28.57%) QA
2 3 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (9.52%) Firmware
2 4 (6.35%) Docker
3 2 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.59%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 16 (25.40%) HP
2 6 (9.52%) Atmel
2 6 (9.52%) SAP
3 2 (3.17%) Google
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.17%) Salesforce.com