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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 96 82 94
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 9 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.78% 0.76% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.91% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 11
Average salary £41,500 £28,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.61% -5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
921 767 807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 80.16% 83.10% 76.71%
Number of salaries quoted 760 703 714
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
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 30 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Luton -5 8 £41,500 +50.90%
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 16 (69.57%) QA
2 15 (65.22%) Selenium
3 13 (56.52%) Service Delivery
3 13 (56.52%) JMeter
4 10 (43.48%) JBoss
4 10 (43.48%) Apache
4 10 (43.48%) Tomcat
4 10 (43.48%) IIS
4 10 (43.48%) Liferay
4 10 (43.48%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (30.43%) ISEB
6 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
6 6 (26.09%) Problem Management
6 6 (26.09%) Performance Management
7 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
7 5 (21.74%) SQL
7 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (17.39%) Scrum
8 4 (17.39%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (17.39%) Degree
8 4 (17.39%) C#
8 4 (17.39%) ITIL
8 4 (17.39%) Windows
8 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (17.39%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Line Management
9 3 (13.04%) SaaS
9 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
9 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Test Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 10 (43.48%) IIS
1 10 (43.48%) Apache
1 10 (43.48%) Tomcat
1 10 (43.48%) Liferay
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) ColdFusion
2 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (65.22%) Selenium
2 13 (56.52%) JMeter
3 2 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
4 1 (4.35%) FogBugz
General
1 2 (8.70%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Analyst
2 12 (52.17%) Performance Analyst
3 10 (43.48%) Service Performance Analyst
3 10 (43.48%) Service Analyst
4 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
5 5 (21.74%) Test Leader
6 3 (13.04%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Test Coordinator
7 2 (8.70%) Coordinator
8 1 (4.35%) Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) QA Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Senior QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Service Delivery
2 6 (26.09%) Problem Management
2 6 (26.09%) Performance Management
3 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) ITIL
4 4 (17.39%) Scrum
4 4 (17.39%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Line Management
5 3 (13.04%) Resource Management
5 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
5 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
5 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Test Management
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
6 2 (8.70%) Supplier Management
7 1 (4.35%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) C#
3 3 (13.04%) C++
4 2 (8.70%) Java
5 1 (4.35%) VBScript
5 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) ISEB
2 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (69.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) JBoss
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.35%) Nimsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Lumesse
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle