The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 80 84 80
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 31 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.07% 0.98% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 1.20% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 15 7 4
Average salary £34,000 £39,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.82% +22.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,900 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £39,000 £40,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Test Scripting
Scotland

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1279 1164 963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 85.27% 81.80% 80.59%
Number of salaries quoted 853 740 666
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,450
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 23 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (47.73%) Finance
3 20 (45.45%) QA
4 16 (36.36%) Selenium
5 14 (31.82%) Regression Testing
6 11 (25.00%) SQL
6 11 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 10 (22.73%) Degree
7 10 (22.73%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (22.73%) Jenkins
7 10 (22.73%) Windows
7 10 (22.73%) HP
8 9 (20.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (20.45%) Migration
8 9 (20.45%) ISEB
8 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
8 9 (20.45%) Windows 2000
8 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
8 9 (20.45%) Change Control
8 9 (20.45%) Puppet
8 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (18.18%) Java
9 8 (18.18%) Scrum
10 7 (15.91%) C#
10 7 (15.91%) .NET
10 7 (15.91%) Manual Testing
10 7 (15.91%) Software Testing
11 6 (13.64%) ISTQB
11 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (13.64%) Automation Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (2.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (36.36%) Selenium
2 10 (22.73%) Jenkins
3 6 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (9.09%) Ant
5 1 (2.27%) JUnit
5 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.27%) Maven
5 1 (2.27%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (2.27%) Selenium IDE
General
1 21 (47.73%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.09%) Retail
3 3 (6.82%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) QA Engineer
2 12 (27.27%) Analyst
3 10 (22.73%) Consultant
4 9 (20.45%) Wintel Consultant
5 7 (15.91%) Test Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Business Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Test Leader
7 3 (6.82%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Software Testing Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Applications Support
8 2 (4.55%) QA Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Documentation Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) .NET
2 6 (13.64%) XML
3 4 (9.09%) Web Services
4 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.55%) XSLT
5 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.27%) Java EE
5 1 (2.27%) Dojo
5 1 (2.27%) jQuery
5 1 (2.27%) CSS
5 1 (2.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) Social Media
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Windows
2 9 (20.45%) Windows 2000
2 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.82%) Regression Testing
3 11 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 10 (22.73%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (20.45%) Change Control
5 9 (20.45%) Migration
6 8 (18.18%) Scrum
7 7 (15.91%) Software Testing
7 7 (15.91%) Manual Testing
8 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (13.64%) Automation Testing
8 6 (13.64%) Black-Box Testing
9 5 (11.36%) TDD
10 4 (9.09%) Asset Management
10 4 (9.09%) Business Analysis
10 4 (9.09%) Project Management
10 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
10 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
10 4 (9.09%) Security Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.00%) SQL
2 8 (18.18%) Java
3 7 (15.91%) C#
4 3 (6.82%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.82%) PHP
5 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.55%) Python
5 2 (4.55%) C++
6 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Degree
2 9 (20.45%) ISEB
3 6 (13.64%) ISTQB
4 5 (11.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (45.45%) QA
2 9 (20.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) Puppet
2 5 (11.36%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) HP
2 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) Fidessa
3 2 (4.55%) Bloomberg
3 2 (4.55%) thinkFolio
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) Vermilion
4 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
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