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

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / South West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 180 155
Rank change year-on-year +49 -25  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 115 56 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.17% 1.08% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 1.22% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 88 47 85
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,500 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £50,000 £55,300
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year +14.28% -4.10%  

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 4793 4576 5222
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.31% 88.46% 86.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3946 3833 4370
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 26 June 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 26 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
Bristol +9 42 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Gloucestershire +1 27 £31,500 -18.18% 3
Somerset +19 25 £38,750 +19.23% 3
Wiltshire +8 17 £32,500 +18.18% 4
Devon +8 3 £35,000 +27.27% 2
Cornwall -6 2 - -
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South West region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 139 (69.85%) Test Automation
2 118 (59.30%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (47.74%) Selenium
4 66 (33.17%) Java
5 65 (32.66%) ISTQB
6 64 (32.16%) Test Strategy
7 53 (26.63%) ISEB
8 51 (25.63%) Software Testing
9 48 (24.12%) Cucumber
9 48 (24.12%) C#
10 46 (23.12%) Finance
11 44 (22.11%) Analytical Skills
12 42 (21.11%) Degree
13 37 (18.59%) QA
13 37 (18.59%) Test Management
13 37 (18.59%) BDD
13 37 (18.59%) Python
14 36 (18.09%) Non-Functional Testing
14 36 (18.09%) User Acceptance Testing
15 33 (16.58%) Security Cleared
15 33 (16.58%) Waterfall
15 33 (16.58%) Windows
16 32 (16.08%) Scrum
17 29 (14.57%) JMeter
18 28 (14.07%) SQL
19 26 (13.07%) WebDriver
19 26 (13.07%) HP Quality Center
19 26 (13.07%) Manual Testing
20 23 (11.56%) SoapUI
20 23 (11.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Scripting
Co-occurring 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 (1.51%) CMS
1 3 (1.51%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (1.01%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (9.55%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.01%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.50%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.50%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.01%) Big Data
2 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.50%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 95 (47.74%) Selenium
2 48 (24.12%) Cucumber
3 29 (14.57%) JMeter
4 26 (13.07%) WebDriver
5 23 (11.56%) SoapUI
6 19 (9.55%) LoadRunner
6 19 (9.55%) SpecFlow
7 14 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (6.03%) LoadUI
9 10 (5.03%) JIRA
9 10 (5.03%) Visual Studio
10 9 (4.52%) HP UFT
11 8 (4.02%) Rational DOORS
11 8 (4.02%) Rational Rhapsody
12 7 (3.52%) Eclipse
12 7 (3.52%) IntelliJ
12 7 (3.52%) Ranorex
13 6 (3.02%) Selenium IDE
14 5 (2.51%) Jenkins
14 5 (2.51%) NUnit
General
1 46 (23.12%) Finance
2 17 (8.54%) Law
3 15 (7.54%) Legal
4 11 (5.53%) Telecoms
5 10 (5.03%) Banking
6 9 (4.52%) Manufacturing
6 9 (4.52%) Marketing
7 6 (3.02%) Retail
8 3 (1.51%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.51%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.01%) Advertising
9 2 (1.01%) Electronics
9 2 (1.01%) Games
10 1 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 92 (46.23%) Analyst
2 81 (40.70%) Test Analyst
3 45 (22.61%) Test Engineer
4 33 (16.58%) Tester
5 30 (15.08%) Test Automation Engineer
6 23 (11.56%) Senior Analyst
6 23 (11.56%) Senior Test Analyst
7 17 (8.54%) Automation Tester
8 15 (7.54%) Automation Test Analyst
9 13 (6.53%) QA Tester
10 12 (6.03%) QA Analyst
10 12 (6.03%) Senior Test Engineer
11 10 (5.03%) Software Tester
12 9 (4.52%) Automation Test Lead
13 8 (4.02%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
13 8 (4.02%) Software Test Engineer
13 8 (4.02%) Systems Engineer
14 7 (3.52%) Software Analyst
14 7 (3.52%) Software Test Analyst
14 7 (3.52%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.53%) Gherkin
2 9 (4.52%) HTML
3 8 (4.02%) .NET
4 6 (3.02%) Node.js
4 6 (3.02%) REST
4 6 (3.02%) XML
5 4 (2.01%) COM
6 3 (1.51%) JSON
7 2 (1.01%) SOAP
7 2 (1.01%) XHTML
8 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.50%) CSS
8 1 (0.50%) RESTful
8 1 (0.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 44 (22.11%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.54%) Management Information System
3 15 (7.54%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.01%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (1.01%) Fintech
6 1 (0.50%) Animation
6 1 (0.50%) APACS
6 1 (0.50%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.50%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.50%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.50%) EMV
6 1 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (16.58%) Windows
2 21 (10.55%) Linux
3 4 (2.01%) FreeBSD
3 4 (2.01%) Mac OS X
3 4 (2.01%) Unix
4 2 (1.01%) Android
4 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.50%) VMS
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (69.85%) Test Automation
2 118 (59.30%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (32.16%) Test Strategy
4 51 (25.63%) Software Testing
5 37 (18.59%) BDD
5 37 (18.59%) Test Management
6 36 (18.09%) Non-Functional Testing
6 36 (18.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 33 (16.58%) Waterfall
8 32 (16.08%) Scrum
9 26 (13.07%) Manual Testing
10 22 (11.06%) Cybersecurity
11 21 (10.55%) SDLC
12 19 (9.55%) Mentoring
12 19 (9.55%) Time Management
13 18 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (9.05%) Defect Management
14 17 (8.54%) Regression Testing
15 16 (8.04%) Functional Testing
16 15 (7.54%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 66 (33.17%) Java
2 48 (24.12%) C#
3 37 (18.59%) Python
4 28 (14.07%) SQL
5 22 (11.06%) C++
5 22 (11.06%) JavaScript
6 21 (10.55%) Ruby
7 15 (7.54%) C
7 15 (7.54%) Perl
8 5 (2.51%) Scala
9 4 (2.01%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.01%) PHP
Qualifications
1 65 (32.66%) ISTQB
2 53 (26.63%) ISEB
3 42 (21.11%) Degree
4 33 (16.58%) Security Cleared
5 23 (11.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (8.54%) DV Cleared
7 10 (5.03%) SC Cleared
8 9 (4.52%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (2.51%) HNC
10 4 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (18.59%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.51%) Hyper-V
1 3 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (13.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (10.55%) HP
2 18 (9.05%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.52%) Cognizant
4 7 (3.52%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.51%) Oracle
5 5 (2.51%) SAP
6 4 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.51%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.51%) SOASTA, Inc
7 3 (1.51%) VMware
8 1 (0.50%) Capita
8 1 (0.50%) Civica
8 1 (0.50%) Northgate
Taunton, Somerset
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Webbased/The Key Support Services Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Iress
Posted: 10 days ago
Taunton
UK Hydrographic Office
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Plymouth
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Chippenham
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 14 days ago
Taunton
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Flexi-time, work from home
Posted: 18 days ago