Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 68 86
Rank change year-on-year +12 +18 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 67 53 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 4.62% 3.92% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.35% 4.60% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 65 52 30
Southampton median annual salary £33,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% - +36.36%
10th Percentile £24,500 £26,325 £29,000
90th Percentile £41,150 £55,000 £57,500
Hampshire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -9.09% +10.00%

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 Southampton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Southampton
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1253 1151 1156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 86.47% 85.20% 84.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1140 1028 1037
Southampton median annual salary £38,750 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.82% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £26,225 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £62,500
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,543 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.30% -2.25% +2.41%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 55 (82.09%) C#
1 55 (82.09%) SQL
2 42 (62.69%) Microsoft
3 34 (50.75%) Test Automation
4 28 (41.79%) Selenium
5 27 (40.30%) HTML
6 26 (38.81%) Microsoft Excel
6 26 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (37.31%) Web Development
7 25 (37.31%) MS Access
7 25 (37.31%) CSS
7 25 (37.31%) Windows
7 25 (37.31%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (37.31%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 24 (35.82%) Retail
9 23 (34.33%) Regression Testing
9 23 (34.33%) Performance Testing
10 22 (32.84%) Software Testing
10 22 (32.84%) T-SQL
10 22 (32.84%) ISEB
11 21 (31.34%) Scrum
12 20 (29.85%) Back Office
12 20 (29.85%) Unit Testing
12 20 (29.85%) Exploratory Testing
13 19 (28.36%) BDD
13 19 (28.36%) SoapUI
13 19 (28.36%) TDD
14 17 (25.37%) SDLC
15 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
16 9 (13.43%) Test Planning

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.49%) Confluence
Applications
1 26 (38.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) SAP Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (37.31%) MS Access
2 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (41.79%) Selenium
2 19 (28.36%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.48%) JIRA
4 2 (2.99%) Capybara
4 2 (2.99%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.99%) RSpec
5 1 (1.49%) Appium
5 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (35.82%) Retail
2 20 (29.85%) Back Office
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
3 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (37.31%) Consultant
1 25 (37.31%) Implementation Consultant
2 24 (35.82%) Software Test Engineer
2 24 (35.82%) Test Engineer
3 20 (29.85%) Software Consultant
3 20 (29.85%) Software Implementation Consultant
4 6 (8.96%) Developer
4 6 (8.96%) Tester
5 5 (7.46%) Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Technical Consultant
5 5 (7.46%) Technical Implementation Consultant
5 5 (7.46%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) QA Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Implementation Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Software Tester
6 4 (5.97%) Technical Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (40.30%) HTML
2 25 (37.31%) CSS
3 5 (7.46%) .NET
3 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.99%) IDoc
Miscellaneous
1 25 (37.31%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.31%) Windows
2 2 (2.99%) Linux
3 1 (1.49%) Android
3 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (50.75%) Test Automation
2 26 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (37.31%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 25 (37.31%) Web Development
4 23 (34.33%) Performance Testing
4 23 (34.33%) Regression Testing
5 22 (32.84%) Software Testing
6 21 (31.34%) Scrum
7 20 (29.85%) Exploratory Testing
7 20 (29.85%) Unit Testing
8 19 (28.36%) BDD
8 19 (28.36%) TDD
9 17 (25.37%) SDLC
10 9 (13.43%) Test Planning
11 6 (8.96%) Coaching
11 6 (8.96%) Time Management
12 5 (7.46%) Mentoring
12 5 (7.46%) Project Management
13 3 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (4.48%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 55 (82.09%) C#
1 55 (82.09%) SQL
2 22 (32.84%) T-SQL
3 7 (10.45%) PHP
4 5 (7.46%) Java
4 5 (7.46%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.99%) Python
5 2 (2.99%) Ruby
6 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (32.84%) ISEB
2 6 (8.96%) Degree
3 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) QA
Vendors
1 42 (62.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) SAP