The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 74 64 79
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +15
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 29 30 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.05% 2.76% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 3.31% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 4
Average salary £38,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.44% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,800 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1159 907 656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 82.02% 83.52% 75.23%
Number of salaries quoted 910 687 585
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Essex

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Essex

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
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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
Brentwood -14 9 £35,000 -50.00%
Colchester +7 7 £38,500 -14.44%
Basildon -5 4 - -
Chelmsford -2 1 £25,683 -22.17%
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 24 (48.98%) QA
2 21 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (36.73%) SQL
4 15 (30.61%) ISEB
5 14 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 14 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 14 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (28.57%) Finance
6 13 (26.53%) Selenium
6 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
6 13 (26.53%) Manual Testing
7 12 (24.49%) Test Planning
8 11 (22.45%) Test Management
8 11 (22.45%) JMeter
9 10 (20.41%) Scrum
9 10 (20.41%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (18.37%) ETL
10 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (16.33%) HP
11 8 (16.33%) Oracle
12 7 (14.29%) Business Objects
12 7 (14.29%) SAP
12 7 (14.29%) Automated Testing
12 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
12 7 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (14.29%) Automation Testing
12 7 (14.29%) TestDirector
12 7 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (14.29%) AS400

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 14 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.16%) MS Office
3 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.04%) Pentaho
5 1 (2.04%) Data Mart
5 1 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (26.53%) Selenium
2 11 (22.45%) JMeter
3 7 (14.29%) TestDirector
4 5 (10.20%) JIRA
5 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.08%) MSTest
6 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.08%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (2.04%) XMLSpy
7 1 (2.04%) LoadUI
7 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (55.10%) Analyst
2 21 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) QA Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Designer
4 5 (10.20%) QA Specialist
4 5 (10.20%) Lead Designer
5 4 (8.16%) Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Test Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Tester
6 3 (6.12%) Manual Tester
6 3 (6.12%) Software Tester
6 3 (6.12%) Validation Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) EDI Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Payments Business Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (4.08%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.08%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) EDI
2 2 (4.08%) XML Schema
2 2 (4.08%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) SOAP
2 2 (4.08%) XML
3 1 (2.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) AS400
2 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Android
3 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 13 (26.53%) Manual Testing
3 12 (24.49%) Test Planning
4 11 (22.45%) Test Management
5 10 (20.41%) Scrum
5 10 (20.41%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (18.37%) ETL
7 7 (14.29%) Automated Testing
7 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 7 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 6 (12.24%) Validation
9 4 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.16%) Performance Testing
10 3 (6.12%) Integration Testing
10 3 (6.12%) Wealth Management
10 3 (6.12%) Straight-Through Processing
10 3 (6.12%) Electronic Trading
10 3 (6.12%) System Testing
10 3 (6.12%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.73%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) C
2 2 (4.08%) C#
2 2 (4.08%) C++
2 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
2 2 (4.08%) XQuery
2 2 (4.08%) XPath
2 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.04%) VBScript
3 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (30.61%) ISEB
2 14 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 7 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.12%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (48.98%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
Systems Management
1 21 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.33%) HP
2 8 (16.33%) Oracle
3 7 (14.29%) Business Objects
3 7 (14.29%) SAP
4 2 (4.08%) Telerik
4 2 (4.08%) FINEOS
4 2 (4.08%) Red Gate
4 2 (4.08%) Guidewire