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

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 80 85 85
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 27 11 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.82% 0.89% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 1.05% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 4
Average salary £33,500 £39,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.10% +36.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,600 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £39,000 £45,750
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
1236 1049 1000
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 83.18% 85.08% 81.50%
Number of salaries quoted 839 653 705
Average salary £40,500 £46,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.90% +9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,491
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 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 15 September 2014.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 13 (43.33%) QA
3 12 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 11 (36.67%) Selenium
5 8 (26.67%) Automated Testing
5 8 (26.67%) ISEB
5 8 (26.67%) SQL
5 8 (26.67%) Degree
5 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
6 7 (23.33%) Puppet
6 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
6 7 (23.33%) Scrum
7 6 (20.00%) XML
7 6 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (16.67%) Automation Testing
8 5 (16.67%) C#
8 5 (16.67%) .NET
8 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 5 (16.67%) Project Management
8 5 (16.67%) Business Analysis
8 5 (16.67%) HP
9 4 (13.33%) Workflow
9 4 (13.33%) Migration
9 4 (13.33%) TDD
9 4 (13.33%) Asset Management
9 4 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (13.33%) MS Excel

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Selenium
2 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (10.00%) Ant
3 3 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.33%) Maven
4 1 (3.33%) JUnit
4 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.33%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Games
2 3 (10.00%) Retail
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) QA Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Business Systems Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Consultant
5 4 (13.33%) Wintel Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Software Testing Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Documentation Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Applications Support
6 2 (6.67%) Quality Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) XML
2 5 (16.67%) .NET
3 4 (13.33%) Web Services
4 2 (6.67%) XSLT
5 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.33%) Java EE
5 1 (3.33%) Dojo
5 1 (3.33%) jQuery
5 1 (3.33%) HTML
5 1 (3.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.33%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
1 4 (13.33%) Windows 2000
1 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 8 (26.67%) Automated Testing
4 7 (23.33%) Scrum
5 6 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 5 (16.67%) Project Management
6 5 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Change Control
7 4 (13.33%) Workflow
7 4 (13.33%) Migration
7 4 (13.33%) TDD
7 4 (13.33%) Asset Management
8 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 3 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (10.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) C#
3 4 (13.33%) Java
4 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) ISEB
1 8 (26.67%) Degree
2 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (43.33%) QA
2 4 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) Puppet
2 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (6.67%) Bloomberg
3 2 (6.67%) Fidessa
3 2 (6.67%) thinkFolio
4 1 (3.33%) JBoss
4 1 (3.33%) Charles River