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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 109 105 133
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +28
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 54 55 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.83% 1.79% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 2.06% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 38 45 20
Average salary £35,000 £42,926 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.46% +7.31%
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
2645 2673 2822
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 89.54% 86.87% 84.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1689 1693 1849
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
Glasgow -5 36 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Edinburgh +12 27 £35,000 -20.00% 3
East Lothian - 5 - -
Stirling - 2 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 72 (40.91%) Finance
2 64 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (31.82%) ISEB
4 53 (30.11%) Manual Testing
5 38 (21.59%) Test Automation
5 38 (21.59%) QA
6 36 (20.45%) Business Analysis
6 36 (20.45%) Release Management
7 33 (18.75%) Selenium
8 32 (18.18%) Project Management
9 31 (17.61%) Java
9 31 (17.61%) Banking
10 30 (17.05%) Regression Testing
11 27 (15.34%) Software Testing
11 27 (15.34%) ISTQB
11 27 (15.34%) Spanish Language
11 27 (15.34%) User Experience
12 25 (14.20%) Test Strategy
13 23 (13.07%) Degree
14 22 (12.50%) Retail
15 21 (11.93%) SQL
16 20 (11.36%) Functional Testing
17 19 (10.80%) Defect Management
17 19 (10.80%) User Acceptance Testing
18 18 (10.23%) SDLC
18 18 (10.23%) Scrum
19 16 (9.09%) Software Engineering
19 16 (9.09%) Python
19 16 (9.09%) PMI Certification
20 15 (8.52%) PMP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 6 (3.41%) SAS
2 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.57%) Intranet
1 1 (0.57%) IP Telephony
1 1 (0.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (1.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.57%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.57%) DB2
3 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (18.75%) Selenium
2 13 (7.39%) Ant
2 13 (7.39%) Jenkins
3 10 (5.68%) WebDriver
4 5 (2.84%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.14%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.14%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.14%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.57%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.57%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.57%) JIRA
6 1 (0.57%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.57%) TestLink
General
1 72 (40.91%) Finance
2 31 (17.61%) Banking
3 27 (15.34%) Spanish Language
4 22 (12.50%) Retail
5 15 (8.52%) Billing
5 15 (8.52%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.84%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.84%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.70%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.70%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.14%) Electronics
8 2 (1.14%) Marketing
9 1 (0.57%) Advertising
9 1 (0.57%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 96 (54.55%) Analyst
2 67 (38.07%) Test Analyst
3 48 (27.27%) Senior Analyst
4 37 (21.02%) Tester
5 36 (20.45%) Senior Test Analyst
6 22 (12.50%) Business Analyst
7 18 (10.23%) Automation Tester
8 15 (8.52%) Project Manager
8 15 (8.52%) QA Engineer
9 14 (7.95%) Automation Analyst
9 14 (7.95%) Automation Test Analyst
10 10 (5.68%) Software Engineer
10 10 (5.68%) Software QA Engineer
11 6 (3.41%) Financial Analyst
11 6 (3.41%) Senior Business Analyst
11 6 (3.41%) Senior Statistician
11 6 (3.41%) Statistician
11 6 (3.41%) Test Leader
12 5 (2.84%) Senior Systems Analyst
12 5 (2.84%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.84%) .NET
2 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.57%) ADO.NET
3 1 (0.57%) REST
3 1 (0.57%) SOAP
3 1 (0.57%) Web Services
3 1 (0.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.34%) User Experience
2 15 (8.52%) Mobile App
2 15 (8.52%) Smart Meter
3 9 (5.11%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.41%) Mathematics
4 6 (3.41%) Statistics
5 5 (2.84%) Biotechnology
5 5 (2.84%) Life Science
6 4 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.14%) Derivative
7 2 (1.14%) Equities
7 2 (1.14%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.14%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.14%) Pricing Data
7 2 (1.14%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.57%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.57%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.52%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.70%) Linux
3 1 (0.57%) AIX
3 1 (0.57%) OpenWrt
3 1 (0.57%) Solaris
3 1 (0.57%) Unix
3 1 (0.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (30.11%) Manual Testing
3 38 (21.59%) Test Automation
4 36 (20.45%) Business Analysis
4 36 (20.45%) Release Management
5 32 (18.18%) Project Management
6 30 (17.05%) Regression Testing
7 27 (15.34%) Software Testing
8 25 (14.20%) Test Strategy
9 20 (11.36%) Functional Testing
10 19 (10.80%) Defect Management
10 19 (10.80%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (10.23%) Scrum
11 18 (10.23%) SDLC
12 16 (9.09%) Software Engineering
13 15 (8.52%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (8.52%) PRINCE2
14 13 (7.39%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (7.39%) Web Testing
15 12 (6.82%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 31 (17.61%) Java
2 21 (11.93%) SQL
3 16 (9.09%) Python
4 4 (2.27%) C
4 4 (2.27%) C#
5 2 (1.14%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.14%) VB
5 2 (1.14%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.14%) VBA
6 1 (0.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 56 (31.82%) ISEB
2 27 (15.34%) ISTQB
3 23 (13.07%) Degree
4 16 (9.09%) PMI Certification
5 15 (8.52%) PMP
6 12 (6.82%) CBAP
6 12 (6.82%) IIBA
6 12 (6.82%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (6.25%) Security Cleared
8 6 (3.41%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.57%) MCP
10 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.57%) OCP
10 1 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.57%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (21.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.57%) Firmware
1 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (7.39%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (7.39%) Puppet
2 7 (3.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (3.41%) Charles River
1 6 (3.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.84%) IFS
3 4 (2.27%) HP
3 4 (2.27%) SAP
4 2 (1.14%) Bloomberg
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle
4 2 (1.14%) Reuters
5 1 (0.57%) Genesys
5 1 (0.57%) IBM
5 1 (0.57%) MKS
5 1 (0.57%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.57%) Sybase
5 1 (0.57%) Verint
5 1 (0.57%) Veritas
5 1 (0.57%) VMware
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