The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 109 136 120
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -16
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 51 32 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.54% 1.02% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.27% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 27 15 19
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,223 £25,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Test Scripting
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2786 2522 2414
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 84.07% 80.22% 76.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1785 1596 1661
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Scotland

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Scotland

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 October 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
Edinburgh +2 27 £40,000 +2.56% 2
Glasgow +11 20 £42,500 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 4 £26,223 -
Dundee +11 1 - -
Fife +2 1 £40,000 - 1
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 36 (41.38%) Finance
2 34 (39.08%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (35.63%) QA
4 25 (28.74%) SQL
5 20 (22.99%) ISEB
5 20 (22.99%) Degree
5 20 (22.99%) Selenium
6 18 (20.69%) Automated Testing
7 17 (19.54%) ISTQB
7 17 (19.54%) Regression Testing
8 16 (18.39%) HP
8 16 (18.39%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (17.24%) Software Testing
9 15 (17.24%) Test Strategy
9 15 (17.24%) Java
9 15 (17.24%) Windows
10 12 (13.79%) Web Services
10 12 (13.79%) Scrum
11 11 (12.64%) Oracle
11 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
11 11 (12.64%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (11.49%) Manual Testing
12 10 (11.49%) V-Model
12 10 (11.49%) Capacity Planning
12 10 (11.49%) Jenkins
13 9 (10.34%) Migration
13 9 (10.34%) Banking
13 9 (10.34%) QuickTest Pro
13 9 (10.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 9 (10.34%) SQL Server

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.30%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.15%) JBoss
2 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.45%) MS Office
3 2 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) MFGPRO
1 2 (2.30%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (1.15%) Wireless
2 1 (1.15%) DECT
2 1 (1.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.60%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.15%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.15%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (22.99%) Selenium
2 10 (11.49%) Jenkins
3 9 (10.34%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (4.60%) Ant
4 4 (4.60%) JIRA
4 4 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.45%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.45%) JUnit
5 3 (3.45%) Maven
5 3 (3.45%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.30%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.30%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.30%) JBehave
6 2 (2.30%) Subversion
6 2 (2.30%) TestNG
6 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.15%) GCC
7 1 (1.15%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.15%) LabVIEW
General
1 36 (41.38%) Finance
2 9 (10.34%) Banking
3 8 (9.20%) Retail
4 5 (5.75%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.60%) Local Government
6 3 (3.45%) Games
7 2 (2.30%) Law
7 2 (2.30%) Front Office
8 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (37.93%) Analyst
2 26 (29.89%) Test Analyst
3 16 (18.39%) QA Engineer
4 10 (11.49%) Consultant
5 9 (10.34%) Tester
5 9 (10.34%) Software Engineer
5 9 (10.34%) Wintel Consultant
6 7 (8.05%) Test Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) Validation Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) QA Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Systems Tester
9 4 (4.60%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Business Systems Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Quality Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.45%) Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.79%) Web Services
2 9 (10.34%) XML
3 8 (9.20%) FIX Protocol
4 7 (8.05%) .NET
5 4 (4.60%) FIXML
6 3 (3.45%) SOAP
7 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.30%) XSLT
7 2 (2.30%) JMS
8 1 (1.15%) Middleware
8 1 (1.15%) CSS
8 1 (1.15%) HTML
8 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.15%) Java EE
8 1 (1.15%) Dojo
8 1 (1.15%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.60%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.30%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.15%) Social Media
5 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.15%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.15%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.24%) Windows
2 9 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (10.34%) Windows 2000
3 6 (6.90%) Linux
3 6 (6.90%) UNIX
4 3 (3.45%) Windows XP
4 3 (3.45%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.30%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (39.08%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.69%) Automated Testing
3 17 (19.54%) Regression Testing
4 15 (17.24%) Software Testing
4 15 (17.24%) Test Strategy
5 12 (13.79%) Scrum
6 11 (12.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (11.49%) Manual Testing
7 10 (11.49%) V-Model
7 10 (11.49%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (10.34%) Test Management
8 9 (10.34%) Change Control
8 9 (10.34%) Migration
9 8 (9.20%) Validation
9 8 (9.20%) Test Planning
9 8 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (9.20%) Web Testing
10 7 (8.05%) Black-Box Testing
11 6 (6.90%) Automation Testing
11 6 (6.90%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (28.74%) SQL
2 15 (17.24%) Java
3 7 (8.05%) C#
4 6 (6.90%) Python
5 5 (5.75%) Perl
6 3 (3.45%) PHP
6 3 (3.45%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.45%) Ruby
7 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.30%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.30%) C++
7 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.15%) VBScript
8 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.15%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 20 (22.99%) ISEB
1 20 (22.99%) Degree
2 17 (19.54%) ISTQB
3 7 (8.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.75%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (35.63%) QA
2 9 (10.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (4.60%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (1.15%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.15%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (18.39%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (10.34%) Puppet
3 4 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.15%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 16 (18.39%) HP
2 11 (12.64%) Oracle
2 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.30%) Fidessa
3 2 (2.30%) Bloomberg
3 2 (2.30%) thinkFolio
4 1 (1.15%) Altera
4 1 (1.15%) Actel
4 1 (1.15%) Vermilion
4 1 (1.15%) Green Hat
4 1 (1.15%) Cadence
4 1 (1.15%) Xilinx
4 1 (1.15%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.15%) IBM
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