Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > South West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 188 168
Rank change year-on-year -9 -20 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 141 177 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.37% 1.63% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.83% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 115 141 172
South West median annual salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% +1.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £50,000 £48,625
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9193 9669 10594
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.50% 88.81% 88.96%
Number of salaries quoted 7563 8048 8917
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +3 50 £40,000 +15.94% 6
Wiltshire +27 44 £40,000 +21.21% 1
Somerset +8 20 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Gloucestershire -34 20 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Dorset -11 7 £32,500 -15.58%
Devon +14 1 £35,000 +22.42%
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 80 (56.74%) Test Automation
2 68 (48.23%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (32.62%) Non-Functional Testing
4 44 (31.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 40 (28.37%) Finance
6 38 (26.95%) Functional Testing
7 37 (26.24%) ISTQB
8 35 (24.82%) Selenium
8 35 (24.82%) Manual Testing
9 32 (22.70%) Analytical Skills
10 31 (21.99%) Test Strategy
11 28 (19.86%) Waterfall
11 28 (19.86%) QA
11 28 (19.86%) Degree
12 27 (19.15%) Test Management
13 26 (18.44%) JIRA
14 25 (17.73%) ISEB
15 23 (16.31%) Java
16 21 (14.89%) SQL
16 21 (14.89%) SoapUI
17 20 (14.18%) Defect Management
17 20 (14.18%) Stakeholder Management
18 19 (13.48%) Cucumber
19 18 (12.77%) ITIL
20 17 (12.06%) Windows
20 17 (12.06%) SDLC
20 17 (12.06%) Software Testing
20 17 (12.06%) Integration Testing
20 17 (12.06%) Security Cleared
21 16 (11.35%) Microsoft

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 7 (4.96%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.84%) Confluence
3 2 (1.42%) CMS
4 1 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (9.22%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.13%) SAP CO
1 3 (2.13%) SAP FI
1 3 (2.13%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (2.13%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) BrowserStack
1 1 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (0.71%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.55%) Internet
2 2 (1.42%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.42%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.42%) MySQL
2 2 (1.42%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.42%) QlikView
2 2 (1.42%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.42%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.71%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 35 (24.82%) Selenium
2 26 (18.44%) JIRA
3 21 (14.89%) SoapUI
4 19 (13.48%) Cucumber
5 14 (9.93%) JMeter
6 11 (7.80%) HP UFT
7 7 (4.96%) WebDriver
8 5 (3.55%) LoadRunner
9 4 (2.84%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.84%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.13%) TestRail
10 3 (2.13%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.42%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.42%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.71%) GitLab
12 1 (0.71%) Gradle
12 1 (0.71%) LoadUI
12 1 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
12 1 (0.71%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 40 (28.37%) Finance
2 11 (7.80%) Law
3 7 (4.96%) Marketing
4 5 (3.55%) Legal
5 4 (2.84%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.13%) Banking
7 2 (1.42%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.42%) Military
7 2 (1.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 79 (56.03%) Analyst
2 56 (39.72%) Test Analyst
3 24 (17.02%) Tester
4 18 (12.77%) Test Engineer
5 13 (9.22%) Automation Tester
6 11 (7.80%) Test Leader
7 8 (5.67%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (5.67%) QA Tester
7 8 (5.67%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (5.67%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.96%) Lead Tester
8 7 (4.96%) QA Automation Tester
8 7 (4.96%) Technical Leader
8 7 (4.96%) Technical Tester
9 6 (4.26%) Development Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) Senior Test Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) Software Development Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) Software Test Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.80%) .NET
2 10 (7.09%) SOAP
3 5 (3.55%) XML
4 4 (2.84%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.84%) HTML
4 4 (2.84%) JSON
5 3 (2.13%) COM
5 3 (2.13%) Node.js
6 2 (1.42%) Tapestry
7 1 (0.71%) CSS
7 1 (0.71%) CSS3
7 1 (0.71%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.71%) HTML5
7 1 (0.71%) jQuery
7 1 (0.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 32 (22.70%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.09%) Computer Science
2 10 (7.09%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.55%) CMDB
4 5 (3.55%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.13%) Replication
6 2 (1.42%) iPhone
7 1 (0.71%) APACS
7 1 (0.71%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.71%) EMV
7 1 (0.71%) Fintech
7 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.06%) Windows
2 9 (6.38%) Linux
3 3 (2.13%) Unix
4 1 (0.71%) Android
4 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (56.74%) Test Automation
2 68 (48.23%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (32.62%) Non-Functional Testing
4 44 (31.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 38 (26.95%) Functional Testing
6 35 (24.82%) Manual Testing
7 31 (21.99%) Test Strategy
8 28 (19.86%) Waterfall
9 27 (19.15%) Test Management
10 20 (14.18%) Defect Management
10 20 (14.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (12.77%) ITIL
12 17 (12.06%) Integration Testing
12 17 (12.06%) SDLC
12 17 (12.06%) Software Testing
13 16 (11.35%) Regression Testing
13 16 (11.35%) Traceability Matrix
14 15 (10.64%) Risk Management
15 14 (9.93%) Scrum
15 14 (9.93%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.31%) Java
2 21 (14.89%) SQL
3 15 (10.64%) C#
4 7 (4.96%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.55%) Python
6 4 (2.84%) Ruby
7 2 (1.42%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.42%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.42%) VB
7 2 (1.42%) VBA
8 1 (0.71%) C
8 1 (0.71%) C++
8 1 (0.71%) PHP
8 1 (0.71%) Scala
8 1 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (26.24%) ISTQB
2 28 (19.86%) Degree
3 25 (17.73%) ISEB
4 17 (12.06%) Security Cleared
5 12 (8.51%) MCSA
5 12 (8.51%) MCSE
5 12 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (5.67%) HNC
6 8 (5.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (4.96%) CEH
7 7 (4.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (4.96%) SC Cleared
8 5 (3.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (19.86%) QA
2 3 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (9.22%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (11.35%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.09%) HP
3 7 (4.96%) Cognizant
4 3 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.13%) SAP
5 2 (1.42%) Oracle
5 2 (1.42%) Sybase
5 2 (1.42%) Tableau
6 1 (0.71%) Google
6 1 (0.71%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.71%) SOASTA, Inc