The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 125 84
Rank change year-on-year +8 -41  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 24 39 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.03% 1.32% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.46% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 12 34 51
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £42,926
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -18.46%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  

Test Scripting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2131 2678 2747
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.22% 90.47% 89.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1325 1729 1674
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting 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 in Scotland.

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Scotland

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Scotland over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Scotland

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -5 16 £40,000 -2.43%
Glasgow +5 9 £34,250 -2.14% 3
Test Scripting
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (41.67%) Finance
3 16 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 14 (29.17%) Selenium
5 13 (27.08%) QA
5 13 (27.08%) ISTQB
6 12 (25.00%) SDLC
7 11 (22.92%) Scrum
7 11 (22.92%) ISEB
7 11 (22.92%) Java
7 11 (22.92%) C#
7 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
8 10 (20.83%) SQL
8 10 (20.83%) Automated Testing
9 9 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 8 (16.67%) Python
10 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (14.58%) Jenkins
11 7 (14.58%) Defect Management
11 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
11 7 (14.58%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (14.58%) Test Strategy
11 7 (14.58%) Functional Testing
12 6 (12.50%) Business Analysis
12 6 (12.50%) IIBA
12 6 (12.50%) CBAP
12 6 (12.50%) Project Management
12 6 (12.50%) User Experience
12 6 (12.50%) Data Flow Diagram

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.17%) Confluence
2 1 (2.08%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) DNS
1 2 (4.17%) HTTP
1 2 (4.17%) HTTPS
1 2 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) Selenium
2 7 (14.58%) Jenkins
3 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
3 5 (10.42%) SpecFlow
3 5 (10.42%) Subversion
4 4 (8.33%) JIRA
4 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
5 3 (6.25%) Ant
5 3 (6.25%) LoadRunner
5 3 (6.25%) MSTest
5 3 (6.25%) NUnit
5 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (6.25%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.17%) Hudson
6 2 (4.17%) JMeter
7 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
7 1 (2.08%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.08%) WinRunner
General
1 20 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
2 2 (4.17%) Games
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Analyst
2 17 (35.42%) Test Engineer
3 11 (22.92%) Test Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) QA Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Automation Tester
6 4 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Tester
7 3 (6.25%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Systems Test Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Test Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) .NET
2 4 (8.33%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.17%) XML
4 1 (2.08%) Ajax
4 1 (2.08%) CGI
4 1 (2.08%) CSS
4 1 (2.08%) HTML
4 1 (2.08%) jQuery
4 1 (2.08%) JSON
4 1 (2.08%) RESTful
4 1 (2.08%) RSS
4 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.50%) User Experience
3 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.08%) Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Linux
2 3 (6.25%) Unix
3 2 (4.17%) Ubuntu
3 2 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 12 (25.00%) SDLC
4 11 (22.92%) Scrum
5 10 (20.83%) Automated Testing
6 9 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 7 (14.58%) Defect Management
8 7 (14.58%) Functional Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Test Strategy
9 6 (12.50%) Business Analysis
9 6 (12.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
9 6 (12.50%) Data Flow Diagram
9 6 (12.50%) Project Management
10 5 (10.42%) User Stories
11 4 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
11 4 (8.33%) Software Testing
11 4 (8.33%) Waterfall
12 3 (6.25%) Manual Testing
12 3 (6.25%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) C#
1 11 (22.92%) Java
2 10 (20.83%) SQL
3 8 (16.67%) Python
4 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.08%) C
6 1 (2.08%) PHP
6 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) ISTQB
2 11 (22.92%) ISEB
3 6 (12.50%) CBAP
3 6 (12.50%) IIBA
4 3 (6.25%) Degree
5 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.08%) MCP
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.08%) OCP
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (2.08%) SAP Certification
6 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle
3 3 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
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