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 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 85 87 81
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 10 14 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.05% 1.21% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.49% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 13
Average salary £37,500 £39,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.06% +38.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £37,950 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,500 £50,000
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
814 940 811
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 85.41% 81.31% 81.43%
Number of salaries quoted 720 775 741
Average salary £45,000 £45,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.09% +1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 September 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 September 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 +8 6 £32,500 +10.16%
Luton -4 3 £45,000 +13.92%
Dunstable - 1 £45,000 -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 13 (68.42%) SQL
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) Automated Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
3 8 (42.11%) MS Office
4 7 (36.84%) C#
4 7 (36.84%) .NET
5 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
5 6 (31.58%) VB
5 6 (31.58%) Degree
6 5 (26.32%) HTML5
6 5 (26.32%) Waterfall
6 5 (26.32%) CSS3
6 5 (26.32%) SDLC
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (26.32%) Mathematics
6 5 (26.32%) Release Management
6 5 (26.32%) HTML
6 5 (26.32%) C
6 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
6 5 (26.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
6 5 (26.32%) CSS
6 5 (26.32%) ISEB
6 5 (26.32%) UML
7 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
7 4 (21.05%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
7 4 (21.05%) QA

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Office
1 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) OLAP
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (5.26%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
1 5 (26.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (21.05%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) VersaTest
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.26%) Automotive
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
1 9 (47.37%) Tester
2 6 (31.58%) Automation Tester
3 5 (26.32%) Software Tester
4 4 (21.05%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) MI Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Test Specialist
7 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
2 5 (26.32%) CSS
2 5 (26.32%) HTML5
2 5 (26.32%) CSS3
2 5 (26.32%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Mathematics
2 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.26%) NHS
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) SCADA
4 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Automated Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) Waterfall
3 5 (26.32%) Release Management
3 5 (26.32%) UML
3 5 (26.32%) SDLC
4 4 (21.05%) Automation Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
4 4 (21.05%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Line Management
6 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.53%) System Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
7 1 (5.26%) Lean Manufacturing
7 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.26%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) C#
3 6 (31.58%) VB
4 5 (26.32%) C
5 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Degree
2 5 (26.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) EMC