The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 82 85 64
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -21
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 32 25 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.96% 1.76% 3.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 2.14% 4.29%
Number of salaries quoted 27 24 51
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,400 £44,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Test Scripting
Cambridgeshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1330 1170 1235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 81.50% 82.45% 71.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1033 980 1042
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Cambridge

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 45 (47.87%) Selenium
2 42 (44.68%) Manual Testing
3 37 (39.36%) Java
4 34 (36.17%) QA
5 33 (35.11%) Automated Testing
5 33 (35.11%) Linux
6 31 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (31.91%) Python
8 28 (29.79%) Test Automation
9 27 (28.72%) SQL
10 23 (24.47%) HTML
11 21 (22.34%) JavaScript
11 21 (22.34%) Windows
11 21 (22.34%) Scrum
11 21 (22.34%) ISTQB
12 20 (21.28%) JIRA
12 20 (21.28%) Finance
12 20 (21.28%) ISEB
12 20 (21.28%) Web Services
13 19 (20.21%) Perl
13 19 (20.21%) Regression Testing
13 19 (20.21%) Degree
13 19 (20.21%) Software Testing
14 18 (19.15%) Internet
15 17 (18.09%) UNIX
16 16 (17.02%) C#
16 16 (17.02%) CSS
17 14 (14.89%) Telecoms
17 14 (14.89%) TDD
18 13 (13.83%) JUnit

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Applications
1 8 (8.51%) MS Office
2 3 (3.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.15%) Internet
2 8 (8.51%) Wireless
3 7 (7.45%) HTTP
4 4 (4.26%) SNMP
4 4 (4.26%) DNS
5 2 (2.13%) OSPF
5 2 (2.13%) BGP
5 2 (2.13%) SSL
5 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.13%) DHCP
5 2 (2.13%) WAN
5 2 (2.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 45 (47.87%) Selenium
2 20 (21.28%) JIRA
3 13 (13.83%) JUnit
4 11 (11.70%) WebDriver
5 10 (10.64%) TestNG
6 8 (8.51%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (8.51%) Git (software)
7 6 (6.38%) eggPlant
7 6 (6.38%) TestComplete
8 4 (4.26%) Maven
9 3 (3.19%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.19%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (3.19%) Hudson
9 3 (3.19%) QARun
9 3 (3.19%) NUnit
9 3 (3.19%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.19%) WinRunner
10 2 (2.13%) Eclipse
10 2 (2.13%) Bugzilla
10 2 (2.13%) Fiddler
General
1 20 (21.28%) Finance
2 14 (14.89%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.38%) Banking
4 3 (3.19%) Games
4 3 (3.19%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (30.85%) Tester
2 28 (29.79%) Test Engineer
3 18 (19.15%) Analyst
3 18 (19.15%) Test Analyst
4 14 (14.89%) Software Engineer
5 11 (11.70%) Software Tester
5 11 (11.70%) Automation Tester
6 10 (10.64%) Software Test Engineer
7 7 (7.45%) Lead Tester
7 7 (7.45%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (6.38%) Automated Test Analyst
8 6 (6.38%) Automation Analyst
9 5 (5.32%) Development Engineer
9 5 (5.32%) Senior Development Engineer
9 5 (5.32%) Automated Tester
9 5 (5.32%) Systems Test Engineer
9 5 (5.32%) Senior Test Engineer
9 5 (5.32%) Developer
10 4 (4.26%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (24.47%) HTML
2 20 (21.28%) Web Services
3 16 (17.02%) CSS
4 12 (12.77%) XML
5 7 (7.45%) .NET
6 6 (6.38%) REST
7 4 (4.26%) CGI
7 4 (4.26%) J2EE
7 4 (4.26%) Swing
7 4 (4.26%) Hibernate
7 4 (4.26%) Java EE
7 4 (4.26%) GTK+
8 3 (3.19%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 3 (3.19%) WCF
8 3 (3.19%) WPF
8 3 (3.19%) WinForms
9 2 (2.13%) SOAP
9 2 (2.13%) RESTful
10 1 (1.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.51%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.32%) Open Source
3 5 (5.32%) GIS
4 4 (4.26%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.26%) Life Science
4 4 (4.26%) Chemistry
4 4 (4.26%) Biology
5 3 (3.19%) Visualisation
5 3 (3.19%) iPhone
5 3 (3.19%) User Experience
5 3 (3.19%) Pharmacovigilance
6 2 (2.13%) Streaming Media
6 2 (2.13%) IPTV
6 2 (2.13%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 33 (35.11%) Linux
2 21 (22.34%) Windows
3 17 (18.09%) UNIX
4 4 (4.26%) Debian
5 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.13%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.06%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (44.68%) Manual Testing
2 33 (35.11%) Automated Testing
3 31 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (29.79%) Test Automation
5 21 (22.34%) Scrum
6 19 (20.21%) Regression Testing
6 19 (20.21%) Software Testing
7 14 (14.89%) TDD
8 13 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (10.64%) BDD
9 10 (10.64%) User Stories
9 10 (10.64%) Performance Testing
10 8 (8.51%) Software Engineering
10 8 (8.51%) Validation
10 8 (8.51%) Network Management
10 8 (8.51%) Test Strategy
11 7 (7.45%) OOP
12 6 (6.38%) Mentoring
13 5 (5.32%) Use Case
13 5 (5.32%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (39.36%) Java
2 30 (31.91%) Python
3 27 (28.72%) SQL
4 21 (22.34%) JavaScript
5 19 (20.21%) Perl
6 16 (17.02%) C#
7 10 (10.64%) C
8 8 (8.51%) C++
8 8 (8.51%) Ruby
9 7 (7.45%) Bash Shell
10 5 (5.32%) PHP
11 4 (4.26%) VB.NET
12 3 (3.19%) Scala
12 3 (3.19%) VB
13 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (22.34%) ISTQB
2 20 (21.28%) ISEB
3 19 (20.21%) Degree
4 5 (5.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.19%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.19%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.19%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.13%) CCNA
7 1 (1.06%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (36.17%) QA
2 3 (3.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (3.19%) GAMP
2 3 (3.19%) GCP
2 3 (3.19%) GMP
2 3 (3.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (7.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.19%) HP
3 2 (2.13%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.13%) Perforce
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