The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 61 57
Rank change year-on-year +18 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 27 22 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 4.85% 2.96% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.45% 3.63% 4.21%
Number of salaries quoted 27 22 17
Median salary £32,500 £36,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.34% -14.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,600 £30,000 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £49,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -2.77%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 495 606 641
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 88.87% 81.56% 83.57%
Number of salaries quoted 456 575 516
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 £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Southampton

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Southampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Southampton over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 56 (91.80%) C#
2 50 (81.97%) SQL
3 35 (57.38%) Microsoft
4 31 (50.82%) HTML
5 27 (44.26%) Test Automation
6 24 (39.34%) Software Testing
6 24 (39.34%) Selenium
6 24 (39.34%) Microsoft Excel
7 22 (36.07%) ISEB
7 22 (36.07%) CSS
7 22 (36.07%) Scrum
8 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (34.43%) Windows
9 19 (31.15%) Web Development
10 18 (29.51%) Regression Testing
10 18 (29.51%) T-SQL
11 16 (26.23%) Retail
11 16 (26.23%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (24.59%) SDLC
12 15 (24.59%) SoapUI
12 15 (24.59%) Test Planning
12 15 (24.59%) MS Access
12 15 (24.59%) SQL Server
13 14 (22.95%) Degree
13 14 (22.95%) Performance Testing
14 13 (21.31%) Exploratory Testing
14 13 (21.31%) Back Office
15 12 (19.67%) TDD
15 12 (19.67%) Creative Problem-Solving
15 12 (19.67%) BDD

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 24 (39.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (11.48%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (24.59%) MS Access
1 15 (24.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (39.34%) Selenium
2 15 (24.59%) SoapUI
3 2 (3.28%) HP UFT
General
1 16 (26.23%) Retail
2 13 (21.31%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) Test Engineer
2 19 (31.15%) Software Test Engineer
3 17 (27.87%) Consultant
4 15 (24.59%) Software Consultant
5 12 (19.67%) Implementation Consultant
6 10 (16.39%) Software Implementation Consultant
7 8 (13.11%) Analyst
8 7 (11.48%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (8.20%) Junior
9 5 (8.20%) Software Tester
9 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Consultant
9 5 (8.20%) Tester
10 4 (6.56%) Developer
10 4 (6.56%) Software Analyst
10 4 (6.56%) Support Consultant
11 3 (4.92%) Implementation Specialist
11 3 (4.92%) Java Consultant
11 3 (4.92%) Software Test Analyst
11 3 (4.92%) Technical Developer
11 3 (4.92%) Technical Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (50.82%) HTML
2 22 (36.07%) CSS
3 3 (4.92%) .NET
3 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (19.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (34.43%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Android
2 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (44.26%) Test Automation
2 24 (39.34%) Software Testing
3 22 (36.07%) Scrum
4 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (31.15%) Web Development
6 18 (29.51%) Regression Testing
7 15 (24.59%) SDLC
7 15 (24.59%) Test Planning
8 14 (22.95%) Performance Testing
9 13 (21.31%) Exploratory Testing
10 12 (19.67%) BDD
10 12 (19.67%) Creative Problem-Solving
10 12 (19.67%) TDD
11 11 (18.03%) Coaching
12 10 (16.39%) Unit Testing
13 9 (14.75%) Project Management
14 5 (8.20%) OOP
14 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
14 5 (8.20%) Time Management
14 5 (8.20%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (91.80%) C#
2 50 (81.97%) SQL
3 18 (29.51%) T-SQL
4 9 (14.75%) Java
5 6 (9.84%) C++
6 3 (4.92%) PHP
6 3 (4.92%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (36.07%) ISEB
2 14 (22.95%) Degree
3 7 (11.48%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) QA
Vendors
1 35 (57.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle
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