Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 103 80
Rank change year-on-year -1 -23 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 39 53 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.88% 2.01% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.26% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 35 49 79
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% +3.17% +4.13%
10th Percentile £23,550 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £45,500 £51,050 £36,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1870 2348 2315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 89.95% 88.97% 85.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1608 2008 1946
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £23,432 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,250 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 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
South Wales +16 33 £40,000 +23.08% 1
West Wales - 5 £32,500 -
North Wales - 1 - -
Test Scripting
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 Wales region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (43.59%) Finance
2 17 (43.59%) Test Automation
3 13 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 13 (33.33%) QA
3 13 (33.33%) Selenium
3 13 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
5 10 (25.64%) UML
5 10 (25.64%) SQL
5 10 (25.64%) Financial Institution
5 10 (25.64%) Waterfall
5 10 (25.64%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (25.64%) Relational Database
5 10 (25.64%) SDLC
5 10 (25.64%) Contingency Planning
5 10 (25.64%) Scenario Testing
6 9 (23.08%) Scrum
7 8 (20.51%) C#
7 8 (20.51%) Mentoring
8 7 (17.95%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (17.95%) ISEB
8 7 (17.95%) ISTQB
9 6 (15.38%) Games
9 6 (15.38%) .NET
9 6 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (15.38%) Functional Testing
10 5 (12.82%) Task Automation
10 5 (12.82%) Acceptance Criteria
10 5 (12.82%) Exploratory Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.13%) CMS
1 2 (5.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (33.33%) Selenium
2 6 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (12.82%) SoapUI
4 4 (10.26%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.69%) ClearQuest
5 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.13%) JMeter
6 2 (5.13%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
6 2 (5.13%) Subversion
6 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 17 (43.59%) Finance
2 10 (25.64%) Financial Institution
3 6 (15.38%) Games
4 3 (7.69%) Advertising
4 3 (7.69%) Retail
5 2 (5.13%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 23 (58.97%) Analyst
2 10 (25.64%) Business Analyst
2 10 (25.64%) Test Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Test Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) Tester
5 5 (12.82%) QA Tester
5 5 (12.82%) Software QA Tester
5 5 (12.82%) Software Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Applications Support
6 3 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) QA Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Software QA Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) QA Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.13%) SQL Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) .NET
2 5 (12.82%) SOAP
3 3 (7.69%) XML
4 2 (5.13%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) iSeries
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Android
1 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (43.59%) Test Automation
3 13 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 13 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (25.64%) Contingency Planning
4 10 (25.64%) Root Cause Analysis
4 10 (25.64%) Scenario Testing
4 10 (25.64%) SDLC
4 10 (25.64%) UML
4 10 (25.64%) Waterfall
5 9 (23.08%) Scrum
6 8 (20.51%) Mentoring
7 6 (15.38%) Functional Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Acceptance Criteria
8 5 (12.82%) BDD
8 5 (12.82%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Manual Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Task Automation
9 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 8 (20.51%) C#
3 4 (10.26%) Python
3 4 (10.26%) VB.NET
4 3 (7.69%) Java
4 3 (7.69%) Ruby
5 2 (5.13%) C
6 1 (2.56%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.56%) C++
6 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.56%) Korn
6 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.56%) Perl
6 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) ISEB
1 7 (17.95%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.26%) Degree
3 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.13%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) TOWER Software
3 3 (7.69%) HP
3 3 (7.69%) IBM
4 2 (5.13%) BMC
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.56%) SAP