The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK / Wales
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 56 90
Rank change year-on-year -28 +34  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 20 53 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.82% 3.83% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 4.70% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 11 47 15
Median salary £30,500 £33,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.57% -17.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £45,000 £50,000
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 Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 952 1127 1147
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 86.47% 81.37% 85.09%
Number of salaries quoted 782 949 976
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,950
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Wales

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Wales over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Wales

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
South Wales -25 14 £30,500 -10.29% 1
Mid Wales - 6 £40,000 -
Test Scripting
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 Wales region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 24 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (44.44%) Selenium
3 15 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 14 (31.11%) Test Automation
4 14 (31.11%) QA
4 14 (31.11%) Finance
5 13 (28.89%) SQL
6 12 (26.67%) ISEB
7 11 (24.44%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (24.44%) ITIL
7 11 (24.44%) Software Testing
8 10 (22.22%) ISTQB
9 9 (20.00%) Degree
9 9 (20.00%) TDD
9 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 9 (20.00%) .NET
10 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
10 8 (17.78%) Advertising
10 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
11 7 (15.56%) JMeter
11 7 (15.56%) Data Modelling
11 7 (15.56%) Business Analysis
11 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (13.33%) Atlassian
12 6 (13.33%) Manual Testing
12 6 (13.33%) iSeries
12 6 (13.33%) Incident Management
12 6 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
12 6 (13.33%) LoadRunner
12 6 (13.33%) MS Office

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 6 (13.33%) MS Office
2 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (44.44%) Selenium
2 7 (15.56%) JMeter
3 6 (13.33%) LoadRunner
3 6 (13.33%) LoadUI
3 6 (13.33%) Ranorex
3 6 (13.33%) SoapUI
4 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.22%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (2.22%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.22%) Toad
6 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (31.11%) Finance
2 8 (17.78%) Advertising
3 4 (8.89%) Banking
3 4 (8.89%) Games
3 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (71.11%) Analyst
2 19 (42.22%) Test Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Support Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Test Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Applications Support
5 6 (13.33%) Applications Support Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Tester
6 5 (11.11%) Automation Tester
6 5 (11.11%) QA Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) .NET Analyst Programmer
7 4 (8.89%) .NET Programmer
7 4 (8.89%) QA Automation Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) QA Automation Tester
7 4 (8.89%) QA Tester
7 4 (8.89%) Senior .NET Analyst Programmer
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Programme Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Programmer
7 4 (8.89%) Software QA Tester
7 4 (8.89%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) .NET
2 5 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 4 (8.89%) WCF
4 2 (4.44%) SOAP
5 1 (2.22%) CSS
5 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.22%) HTML
5 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) iSeries
2 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 14 (31.11%) Test Automation
4 11 (24.44%) ITIL
4 11 (24.44%) Software Testing
5 9 (20.00%) TDD
6 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
7 7 (15.56%) Business Analysis
7 7 (15.56%) Data Modelling
7 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Incident Management
8 6 (13.33%) Manual Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
8 6 (13.33%) Validation
9 5 (11.11%) Automation Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Scrum
9 5 (11.11%) Unit Testing
10 4 (8.89%) MVC
10 4 (8.89%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) C#
2 3 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (2.22%) C++
3 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.22%) Scala
3 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) ISEB
2 11 (24.44%) ITIL Certification
3 10 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 9 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (31.11%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.33%) Atlassian
3 4 (8.89%) IBM
3 4 (8.89%) TOWER Software
4 3 (6.67%) Oracle
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco
5 1 (2.22%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Sage