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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 75 73 74
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 25 26 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.00% 2.09% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 2.70% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 20 14 9
Average salary £40,000 £46,250 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.51% +65.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £66,250 £31,400
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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
1027 963 683
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 82.29% 77.41% 73.84%
Number of salaries quoted 828 767 580
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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
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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 -3 12 £37,500 -46.42% 1
Chelmsford +7 2 £32,500 -1.51%
Hockley - 1 £24,000 -
Test Scripting
East of England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 25 (50.00%) QA
2 18 (36.00%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (34.00%) SQL
4 15 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 15 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (24.00%) Finance
5 12 (24.00%) HP
6 11 (22.00%) ISEB
6 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (20.00%) ISTQB
7 10 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 10 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (20.00%) ETL
8 9 (18.00%) Selenium
8 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (16.00%) Manual Testing
9 8 (16.00%) SAP
9 8 (16.00%) Oracle
10 7 (14.00%) XML
10 7 (14.00%) Business Objects
10 7 (14.00%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (14.00%) AS400
10 7 (14.00%) Performance Testing
10 7 (14.00%) Degree
10 7 (14.00%) Software Testing
11 6 (12.00%) Automated Testing
11 6 (12.00%) JMeter
11 6 (12.00%) SoapUI
11 6 (12.00%) TestDirector

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 15 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.00%) MS Office
3 5 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (6.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (14.00%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.00%) DB2
6 1 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Selenium
2 6 (12.00%) SoapUI
2 6 (12.00%) TestDirector
2 6 (12.00%) JMeter
3 5 (10.00%) XMLSpy
3 5 (10.00%) MSTest
4 4 (8.00%) JIRA
5 3 (6.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.00%) Rational Functional Tester
6 2 (4.00%) Rational Rose
7 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (2.00%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.00%) LoadUI
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (24.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Banking
2 1 (2.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 26 (52.00%) Analyst
2 20 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) Tester
4 5 (10.00%) Software Tester
5 4 (8.00%) Test Manager
5 4 (8.00%) Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Manual Tester
6 3 (6.00%) QA Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) EDI Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Validation Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) QA Specialist
6 3 (6.00%) Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) AWS Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) UML Business Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) XML
2 5 (10.00%) SOAP
3 3 (6.00%) .NET
3 3 (6.00%) EDI
3 3 (6.00%) XML Schema
3 3 (6.00%) Middleware
3 3 (6.00%) Ajax
4 2 (4.00%) WCF
4 2 (4.00%) WSDL
4 2 (4.00%) XSD
4 2 (4.00%) HTML
4 2 (4.00%) Web Services
5 1 (2.00%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.00%) AS400
3 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.00%) ETL
2 10 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (16.00%) Manual Testing
4 7 (14.00%) Performance Testing
4 7 (14.00%) Software Testing
5 6 (12.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (12.00%) Test Planning
6 5 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Validation
6 5 (10.00%) Scrum
6 5 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.00%) Project Management
7 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.00%) Time Management
8 3 (6.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.00%) Automation Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.00%) SQL
2 5 (10.00%) C#
3 3 (6.00%) C++
3 3 (6.00%) XPath
3 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (6.00%) XQuery
3 3 (6.00%) C
4 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) ISEB
2 10 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (14.00%) Degree
4 4 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (6.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (36.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (24.00%) HP
3 8 (16.00%) Oracle
3 8 (16.00%) SAP
4 7 (14.00%) Business Objects
5 3 (6.00%) Red Gate
5 3 (6.00%) IBM
5 3 (6.00%) Citrix
6 1 (2.00%) Telerik
6 1 (2.00%) FINEOS
6 1 (2.00%) Sybase
6 1 (2.00%) Guidewire