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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 71 87 75
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 33 21 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.50% 1.48% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.00% 1.94% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 27 14 11
Average salary £40,000 £45,250 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.60% +61.60%
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
1099 1084 715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 83.32% 76.18% 73.86%
Number of salaries quoted 896 873 614
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 18 £40,000 -42.85%
Chelmsford +3 2 £32,500 -1.51%
Colchester -7 2 £30,500 -32.22%
Hockley - 1 £24,000 -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 31 (58.49%) QA
2 19 (35.85%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (33.96%) Finance
3 18 (33.96%) Software Delivery
4 14 (26.42%) Test Automation
5 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
5 13 (24.53%) HP
6 12 (22.64%) ISEB
6 12 (22.64%) SQL
6 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
7 11 (20.75%) Waterfall
8 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (16.98%) Software Testing
8 9 (16.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (16.98%) ISTQB
8 9 (16.98%) ETL
8 9 (16.98%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (15.09%) E-Commerce
9 8 (15.09%) SAP
9 8 (15.09%) XML
9 8 (15.09%) Oracle
10 7 (13.21%) Business Objects
10 7 (13.21%) Windows
10 7 (13.21%) MS Visio
10 7 (13.21%) AS400
10 7 (13.21%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (13.21%) XMLSpy
10 7 (13.21%) Degree
10 7 (13.21%) Performance Testing
11 6 (11.32%) SoapUI

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.21%) MS Visio
3 5 (9.43%) MS Office
4 3 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (13.21%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (11.32%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.89%) DB2
6 1 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) XMLSpy
2 6 (11.32%) SoapUI
2 6 (11.32%) TestDirector
3 5 (9.43%) MSTest
4 4 (7.55%) Selenium
5 3 (5.66%) Rational Rose
5 3 (5.66%) LoadRunner
5 3 (5.66%) JIRA
6 2 (3.77%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (3.77%) Rational Functional Tester
6 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.89%) PowerBuilder
General
1 18 (33.96%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Games
3 1 (1.89%) Military
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 32 (60.38%) Analyst
2 23 (43.40%) Test Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Tester
4 5 (9.43%) Software Tester
4 5 (9.43%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) UML Business Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Business Systems Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Test Manager
6 3 (5.66%) QA Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Manual Tester
7 2 (3.77%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Credit Risk Project Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) QA Specialist
7 2 (3.77%) Risk Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) XML
2 5 (9.43%) SOAP
2 5 (9.43%) Middleware
3 4 (7.55%) Web Services
3 4 (7.55%) XSD
3 4 (7.55%) WSDL
4 3 (5.66%) Ajax
5 2 (3.77%) WCF
5 2 (3.77%) XML Schema
5 2 (3.77%) HTML
5 2 (3.77%) .NET
6 1 (1.89%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) AS400
2 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.66%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Windows
2 6 (11.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) Software Delivery
2 14 (26.42%) Test Automation
3 11 (20.75%) Waterfall
4 9 (16.98%) ETL
4 9 (16.98%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (16.98%) Software Testing
5 8 (15.09%) E-Commerce
6 7 (13.21%) Performance Testing
7 6 (11.32%) Wealth Management
8 5 (9.43%) Manual Testing
8 5 (9.43%) Functional Testing
9 4 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (7.55%) Automated Testing
9 4 (7.55%) UML
10 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2
10 3 (5.66%) Six Sigma
10 3 (5.66%) Project Management
10 3 (5.66%) Data Analysis
10 3 (5.66%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.64%) SQL
2 4 (7.55%) C#
3 3 (5.66%) C++
3 3 (5.66%) C
4 2 (3.77%) XPath
4 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
4 2 (3.77%) XQuery
5 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) ISEB
2 9 (16.98%) ISTQB
3 7 (13.21%) Degree
4 5 (9.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (5.66%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.89%) HNC
6 1 (1.89%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (58.49%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (35.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
1 13 (24.53%) HP
2 8 (15.09%) Oracle
2 8 (15.09%) SAP
3 7 (13.21%) Business Objects
4 3 (5.66%) IBM
4 3 (5.66%) Citrix
5 2 (3.77%) Red Gate
5 2 (3.77%) EMC
6 1 (1.89%) Sybase
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