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 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 121 124
Rank change year-on-year +34 +3  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 29 16 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.18% 0.84% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 0.94% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24 12 18
Median salary £46,250 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.77% -5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £41,500 £23,341
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,250 £55,000
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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1108 1695 2121
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 83.18% 89.16% 85.73%
Number of salaries quoted 837 1370 1397
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 36 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 34 (62.96%) QA
3 33 (61.11%) Selenium
4 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (53.70%) WebDriver
5 29 (53.70%) Java
6 22 (40.74%) SQL
7 21 (38.89%) JMeter
7 21 (38.89%) Finance
8 20 (37.04%) Oracle
8 20 (37.04%) Gatling
9 19 (35.19%) Financial Institution
10 18 (33.33%) HP
10 18 (33.33%) Automated Testing
10 18 (33.33%) Automation Testing
11 17 (31.48%) Scrum
12 13 (24.07%) JIRA
13 12 (22.22%) Security Testing
13 12 (22.22%) SAP
13 12 (22.22%) QA Automation
14 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
15 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
15 9 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (16.67%) Release Management
15 9 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (16.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
16 8 (14.81%) Defect Tracking
16 8 (14.81%) Regression Testing
16 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
16 8 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing

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 (9.26%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (9.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) SAP CO
1 3 (5.56%) SAP FI
1 3 (5.56%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (5.56%) SAP FSCM
1 3 (5.56%) SAP MM
1 3 (5.56%) SAP PP
1 3 (5.56%) SAP PS
1 3 (5.56%) SAP SD
2 2 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.70%) InfluxDB
3 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 33 (61.11%) Selenium
2 29 (53.70%) WebDriver
3 21 (38.89%) JMeter
4 20 (37.04%) Gatling
5 13 (24.07%) JIRA
6 9 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (9.26%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (1.85%) Appium
8 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.85%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.85%) Robot Framework
8 1 (1.85%) Sahi
8 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.85%) Subversion
8 1 (1.85%) UI Automator
8 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (38.89%) Finance
2 19 (35.19%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (40.74%) QA Automation Engineer
1 22 (40.74%) QA Engineer
2 20 (37.04%) Tester
3 19 (35.19%) Automation Tester
4 16 (29.63%) QA Automation Tester
4 16 (29.63%) QA Tester
5 13 (24.07%) Test Leader
6 8 (14.81%) Java Automation Tester
6 8 (14.81%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 8 (14.81%) Selenium Tester
7 7 (12.96%) Analyst
7 7 (12.96%) Java Engineer
7 7 (12.96%) Test Engineer
8 6 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (9.26%) Senior Test Engineer
10 3 (5.56%) Business Analyst
10 3 (5.56%) Digital Analyst
10 3 (5.56%) QA Analyst
10 3 (5.56%) Software Tester
11 2 (3.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.96%) Web Services
2 2 (3.70%) HTML
2 2 (3.70%) REST
2 2 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (1.85%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) Ajax
3 1 (1.85%) CSS
3 1 (1.85%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.85%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (1.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 18 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 17 (31.48%) Scrum
5 12 (22.22%) QA Automation
5 12 (22.22%) Security Testing
6 9 (16.67%) Release Management
6 9 (16.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 9 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (14.81%) Defect Tracking
7 8 (14.81%) Regression Testing
7 8 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (12.96%) Functional Testing
9 6 (11.11%) Integration Testing
9 6 (11.11%) Open Source
9 6 (11.11%) System Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Compatibility Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Unit Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 29 (53.70%) Java
2 22 (40.74%) SQL
3 2 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (1.85%) C
4 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.85%) PHP
4 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.85%) Python
4 1 (1.85%) VB
4 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.96%) ISTQB
4 5 (9.26%) Degree
4 5 (9.26%) ISEB
5 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (62.96%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.70%) Grafana
Vendors
1 20 (37.04%) Oracle
2 18 (33.33%) HP
3 12 (22.22%) SAP
4 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.56%) Ariba