The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 87 81 78
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 10 14 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.98% 1.20% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.49% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 17
Average salary £39,250 £39,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.64% +34.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £26,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £41,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Test Scripting
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
873 939 825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 85.59% 80.67% 79.25%
Number of salaries quoted 768 791 747
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +5 4 £32,500 +51.16%
Luton +4 3 £45,000 +15.38%
Dunstable - 2 £52,500 -
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £36,000 -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting.

1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 13 (59.09%) SQL
3 10 (45.45%) MS Office
4 9 (40.91%) C#
4 9 (40.91%) .NET
5 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
6 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
6 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
6 7 (31.82%) ISEB
6 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
6 7 (31.82%) Release Management
6 7 (31.82%) Degree
7 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 6 (27.27%) WebLogic
7 6 (27.27%) VB
8 5 (22.73%) HTML
8 5 (22.73%) C
8 5 (22.73%) CSS
8 5 (22.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (22.73%) Finance
8 5 (22.73%) CSS3
8 5 (22.73%) SDLC
8 5 (22.73%) HTML5
8 5 (22.73%) Waterfall
8 5 (22.73%) Mathematics
8 5 (22.73%) UML
9 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (27.27%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (45.45%) MS Office
2 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.55%) OLAP
4 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
2 5 (22.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (18.18%) Selenium
4 3 (13.64%) VersaTest
5 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.55%) ClearQuest
5 1 (4.55%) NUnit
5 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.55%) Automotive
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
1 9 (40.91%) Tester
2 6 (27.27%) Software Tester
3 4 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Automation Tester
3 4 (18.18%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Non-Functional Tester
6 1 (4.55%) MI Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
3 5 (22.73%) CSS
3 5 (22.73%) HTML5
3 5 (22.73%) CSS3
3 5 (22.73%) HTML
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Mathematics
2 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.55%) NHS
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) SCADA
4 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
1 7 (31.82%) Release Management
2 6 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (22.73%) UML
3 5 (22.73%) Waterfall
3 5 (22.73%) SDLC
4 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 4 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
5 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
6 2 (9.09%) Line Management
6 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.55%) CRM
7 1 (4.55%) ERP
7 1 (4.55%) ETL
7 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) C#
3 6 (27.27%) VB
4 5 (22.73%) C
5 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) ISEB
1 7 (31.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) EMC
3 1 (4.55%) VocaLink