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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 41 81 71
Rank change year-on-year +40 -10  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 34 8 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 5.46% 1.01% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.17% 1.26% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 34 7 11
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% -29.41%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £30,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £44,000 £45,000
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 Southampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 551 637 810
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 88.44% 80.74% 85.62%
Number of salaries quoted 506 605 624
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -1.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £72,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Southampton

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

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

1 41 (93.18%) C#
2 37 (84.09%) SQL
3 29 (65.91%) Microsoft
4 25 (56.82%) HTML
5 22 (50.00%) CSS
6 19 (43.18%) MS Excel
6 19 (43.18%) Web Development
7 17 (38.64%) SQL Server
8 16 (36.36%) Scrum
8 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (36.36%) Software Testing
8 16 (36.36%) Degree
8 16 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (36.36%) Creative Problem-Solving
9 15 (34.09%) Computer Science
9 15 (34.09%) Selenium
9 15 (34.09%) MS Access
10 14 (31.82%) ISEB
10 14 (31.82%) Coaching
11 12 (27.27%) Regression Testing
11 12 (27.27%) Project Management
11 12 (27.27%) Windows
12 10 (22.73%) T-SQL
12 10 (22.73%) SoapUI
12 10 (22.73%) SDLC
13 9 (20.45%) Test Planning
13 9 (20.45%) Retail
14 8 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
14 8 (18.18%) Performance Testing
14 8 (18.18%) Time Management

Test Scripting
Top Related 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 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (43.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (38.64%) SQL Server
2 15 (34.09%) MS Access
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (34.09%) Selenium
2 10 (22.73%) SoapUI
3 3 (6.82%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.27%) JIRA
4 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (20.45%) Retail
2 7 (15.91%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) Consultant
2 16 (36.36%) Implementation Consultant
3 15 (34.09%) Software Consultant
4 14 (31.82%) Test Engineer
5 12 (27.27%) Software Implementation Consultant
5 12 (27.27%) Software Test Engineer
6 7 (15.91%) Analyst
6 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Consultant
7 5 (11.36%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (6.82%) C++ Consultant
8 3 (6.82%) Java Consultant
8 3 (6.82%) Software Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Support Consultant
8 3 (6.82%) Test Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Test Leader
9 2 (4.55%) C++/Java Developer
9 2 (4.55%) HTML CSS Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Java Software Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (56.82%) HTML
2 22 (50.00%) CSS
3 1 (2.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (34.09%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Android
2 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) Web Development
2 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (36.36%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 16 (36.36%) Scrum
2 16 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 14 (31.82%) Coaching
4 12 (27.27%) Project Management
4 12 (27.27%) Regression Testing
5 10 (22.73%) SDLC
6 9 (20.45%) Test Planning
7 8 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
7 8 (18.18%) Performance Testing
7 8 (18.18%) Time Management
8 7 (15.91%) BDD
8 7 (15.91%) TDD
8 7 (15.91%) Unit Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Automation Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Software Engineering
10 5 (11.36%) OOP
10 5 (11.36%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (93.18%) C#
2 37 (84.09%) SQL
3 10 (22.73%) T-SQL
4 6 (13.64%) C++
4 6 (13.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) Degree
2 14 (31.82%) ISEB
3 6 (13.64%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) QA
Vendors
1 29 (65.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) HP
3 1 (2.27%) IBM
3 1 (2.27%) SAP
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