The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / South West
Rank 158 157 160
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 79 95 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.57% 1.63% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.83% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 69 64 71
Median salary £36,250 £34,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.07% -8.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,150 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £52,500
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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4525 5183 5226
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.12% 88.84% 87.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3718 4219 4352
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £29,075 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in the South West

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in the South West over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in the South West

Test Scripting
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Gloucestershire +6 22 £37,500 -5.06% 3
Bristol +5 18 £37,500 +33.92% 7
Somerset -15 17 £33,750 +12.50% 4
Wiltshire +17 9 £32,500 - 1
Devon +7 8 £28,591 -12.02%
Cornwall - 6 £40,000 -
Dorset +14 2 £42,425 -0.17%
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 South West region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 123 (72.78%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (51.48%) Selenium
3 67 (39.64%) ISEB
4 63 (37.28%) Java
5 61 (36.09%) ISTQB
6 55 (32.54%) Test Automation
7 47 (27.81%) Python
7 47 (27.81%) Test Strategy
8 44 (26.04%) C#
9 42 (24.85%) Cucumber
9 42 (24.85%) Security Cleared
10 41 (24.26%) Software Testing
11 40 (23.67%) Finance
12 38 (22.49%) SDLC
13 37 (21.89%) Automated Testing
14 35 (20.71%) SQL
15 34 (20.12%) Linux
16 33 (19.53%) QA
16 33 (19.53%) User Acceptance Testing
17 31 (18.34%) Scrum
18 30 (17.75%) Degree
18 30 (17.75%) Cybersecurity
19 29 (17.16%) C++
20 28 (16.57%) Windows
20 28 (16.57%) HP Quality Center
21 27 (15.98%) Waterfall
21 27 (15.98%) Non-Functional Testing
22 26 (15.38%) BDD
23 25 (14.79%) DV Cleared
23 25 (14.79%) Functional Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (1.78%) CMS
1 3 (1.78%) SAS
2 2 (1.18%) NetWeaver
2 2 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.59%) JBoss
3 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (5.92%) MS Office
2 7 (4.14%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.18%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.59%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.18%) Lucidchart
1 2 (1.18%) SaaS
2 1 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.73%) Internet
2 2 (1.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.14%) Big Data
2 5 (2.96%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.78%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.18%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 87 (51.48%) Selenium
2 42 (24.85%) Cucumber
3 24 (14.20%) JMeter
4 21 (12.43%) LoadRunner
5 18 (10.65%) JIRA
5 18 (10.65%) SoapUI
5 18 (10.65%) WebDriver
6 17 (10.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (9.47%) SpecFlow
8 10 (5.92%) Bugzilla
9 9 (5.33%) Jenkins
10 7 (4.14%) LoadUI
10 7 (4.14%) Ranorex
11 6 (3.55%) Selenium IDE
12 5 (2.96%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (2.96%) Rational Rhapsody
12 5 (2.96%) Visual Studio
13 4 (2.37%) Eclipse
13 4 (2.37%) IntelliJ
14 3 (1.78%) HP UFT
General
1 40 (23.67%) Finance
2 23 (13.61%) Banking
3 16 (9.47%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.33%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.37%) Law
5 4 (2.37%) Legal
5 4 (2.37%) Retail
6 3 (1.78%) Advertising
6 3 (1.78%) Billing
7 2 (1.18%) Games
7 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.18%) Marketing
7 2 (1.18%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.59%) Back Office
8 1 (0.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 74 (43.79%) Analyst
2 65 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 53 (31.36%) Test Engineer
4 30 (17.75%) Test Automation Engineer
5 16 (9.47%) Software Test Engineer
5 16 (9.47%) Tester
6 14 (8.28%) Automation Test Analyst
6 14 (8.28%) Automation Test Lead
7 13 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
8 12 (7.10%) Senior Test Analyst
9 10 (5.92%) Automation Tester
9 10 (5.92%) Integration Engineer
9 10 (5.92%) Software Integration Engineer
9 10 (5.92%) Test and Integration Engineer
10 9 (5.33%) Test Manager
11 8 (4.73%) Senior Test Engineer
12 7 (4.14%) Software Analyst
12 7 (4.14%) Software Test Analyst
12 7 (4.14%) Test Specialist
13 6 (3.55%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.51%) .NET
2 9 (5.33%) XML
3 8 (4.73%) Gherkin
4 5 (2.96%) HTML
4 5 (2.96%) JSON
5 4 (2.37%) ISPF
5 4 (2.37%) REST
5 4 (2.37%) SOAP
6 3 (1.78%) CSS
7 2 (1.18%) CSS3
7 2 (1.18%) Web Services
7 2 (1.18%) XHTML
8 1 (0.59%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.59%) Middleware
8 1 (0.59%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.73%) Fintech
4 7 (4.14%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.37%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (2.37%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.78%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.59%) Clustering
7 1 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.59%) FMCG
7 1 (0.59%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.59%) User Experience
7 1 (0.59%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.12%) Linux
2 28 (16.57%) Windows
3 4 (2.37%) FreeBSD
3 4 (2.37%) Mac OS X
4 3 (1.78%) CentOS
4 3 (1.78%) Unix
5 2 (1.18%) Android
5 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.18%) VMS
6 1 (0.59%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (72.78%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (32.54%) Test Automation
3 47 (27.81%) Test Strategy
4 41 (24.26%) Software Testing
5 38 (22.49%) SDLC
6 37 (21.89%) Automated Testing
7 33 (19.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 31 (18.34%) Scrum
9 30 (17.75%) Cybersecurity
10 27 (15.98%) Non-Functional Testing
10 27 (15.98%) Waterfall
11 26 (15.38%) BDD
12 25 (14.79%) Functional Testing
13 22 (13.02%) Automation Testing
13 22 (13.02%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (12.43%) Regression Testing
15 20 (11.83%) User Stories
16 19 (11.24%) Manual Testing
17 18 (10.65%) Customer Requirements
18 17 (10.06%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (37.28%) Java
2 47 (27.81%) Python
3 44 (26.04%) C#
4 35 (20.71%) SQL
5 29 (17.16%) C++
6 23 (13.61%) Perl
7 19 (11.24%) Ruby
8 14 (8.28%) C
8 14 (8.28%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.96%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.37%) JCL
11 3 (1.78%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.78%) PHP
12 2 (1.18%) Scala
13 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 67 (39.64%) ISEB
2 61 (36.09%) ISTQB
3 42 (24.85%) Security Cleared
4 30 (17.75%) Degree
5 25 (14.79%) DV Cleared
6 22 (13.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (4.73%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (19.53%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (5.92%) Hyper-V
1 10 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.37%) RACF
2 4 (2.37%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (2.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (16.57%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.37%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.59%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.59%) Netcool
3 1 (0.59%) WMI
Vendors
1 16 (9.47%) HP
2 15 (8.88%) Oracle
3 10 (5.92%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.92%) VMware
4 7 (4.14%) SAP
5 6 (3.55%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.37%) IBM
6 4 (2.37%) SOASTA, Inc
7 3 (1.78%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.18%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.59%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.59%) Ariba
9 1 (0.59%) Panasonic
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