The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 48 44 42
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 3 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 0.91% 2.42% 2.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 2.92% 3.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 10
Average salary £45,000 £39,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.92% +43.63%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Test Scripting
Bedfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
294 343 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 88.82% 83.05% 80.34%
Number of salaries quoted 252 249 252
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £37,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Luton

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Luton

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Luton 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 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Mathematics
2 5 (71.43%) UML
2 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (71.43%) VB
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) MS Office
2 5 (71.43%) Visual Studio
2 5 (71.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (71.43%) HTML5
2 5 (71.43%) Waterfall
2 5 (71.43%) CSS3
2 5 (71.43%) C
2 5 (71.43%) SDLC
3 4 (57.14%) QA
3 4 (57.14%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
4 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Release Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Luton 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 5 (71.43%) MS Office
1 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Visual Studio
1 5 (71.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
5 1 (14.29%) Tester
5 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 5 (71.43%) HTML5
2 5 (71.43%) CSS3
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Mathematics
2 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (71.43%) UML
2 5 (71.43%) Waterfall
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) SDLC
3 4 (57.14%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Release Management
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Line Management
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) VB
2 5 (71.43%) C
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft