The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 212 196 193
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1495 1558 1630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.42% 1.50% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.83% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1194 1193 1418
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,300 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
87118 85337 88637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.67% 82.25% 80.09%
Number of salaries quoted 71745 68049 75137
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Scripting
Salary Trend

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in the UK

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 within the UK.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the UK over the 3 months to 27 January 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
England -19 1405 £37,500 -6.25% 206
London -29 445 £45,000 -5.26% 71
South East -32 276 £40,000 +14.28% 49
Yorkshire +13 218 £32,500 -2.25% 22
East of England -12 127 £42,500 +3.65% 12
North West +16 120 £33,750 -3.57% 16
West Yorkshire +15 119 £35,000 +7.69% 13
City of London -9 102 £47,500 -2.56% 25
South West +9 100 £37,500 -6.25% 24
West Midlands -21 87 £37,500 -6.25% 10
Berkshire +1 83 £45,000 +25.00% 21
Manchester +38 79 £35,000 +16.66% 11
Leeds +17 75 £32,500 - 9
Surrey +12 66 £40,000 +18.51% 3
North Yorkshire +34 60 £30,000 -11.76% 1
Scotland +27 52 £42,926 +4.06% 15
Cambridgeshire +21 48 £37,500 - 4
Hampshire -13 48 £35,000 +27.27% 9
Harrogate +19 42 £30,000 -11.76%
Hertfordshire +2 42 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Reading 0 37 £45,000 +22.44% 12
Bristol -4 37 £40,000 - 7
Cambridge +8 36 £36,500 -2.66% 4
South Yorkshire -14 36 £33,000 -5.71% 5
Watford +5 31 £42,500 +102.38% 3
Sheffield -22 31 £33,500 -4.28% 4
Birmingham -29 28 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Cheshire -1 27 £32,500 +23.80% 2
East Midlands -24 26 £33,750 +3.84% 1
East Sussex +1 25 £40,000 +14.28%

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 1281 (40.85%) Agile Software Development
2 1113 (35.49%) QA
3 1026 (32.72%) SQL
4 840 (26.79%) Selenium
5 828 (26.40%) Finance
6 790 (25.19%) ISEB
7 627 (19.99%) Test Automation
8 620 (19.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 595 (18.97%) Software Testing
10 570 (18.18%) Automated Testing
11 552 (17.60%) Java
12 522 (16.65%) ISTQB
13 471 (15.02%) Regression Testing
14 458 (14.60%) C#
15 455 (14.51%) Scrum
16 453 (14.45%) Manual Testing
17 424 (13.52%) Degree
18 422 (13.46%) Microsoft
19 417 (13.30%) Test Strategy
20 393 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
21 373 (11.89%) .NET
22 354 (11.29%) JIRA
23 351 (11.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 350 (11.16%) Windows
25 349 (11.13%) QuickTest Pro
26 348 (11.10%) WebDriver
27 344 (10.97%) HP Quality Center
28 337 (10.75%) BDD
29 332 (10.59%) TDD
30 285 (9.09%) Test Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 80 (2.55%) SharePoint
2 40 (1.28%) IIS
3 31 (0.99%) MS Exchange
4 21 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
5 19 (0.61%) WebSphere
5 19 (0.61%) Tomcat
6 18 (0.57%) CMS
7 16 (0.51%) JBoss
8 15 (0.48%) Apache
9 12 (0.38%) Confluence
10 8 (0.26%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.26%) Commerce Server
11 7 (0.22%) Liferay
11 7 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.13%) K2 blackpearl
12 4 (0.13%) Node.js
12 4 (0.13%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.13%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 245 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 122 (3.89%) MS Office
3 36 (1.15%) MS Project
4 32 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 27 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.096%) Mingle
9 1 (0.032%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 39 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
4 18 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
4 18 (0.57%) Markit EDM
5 16 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
6 15 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
7 14 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
7 14 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
7 14 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
8 10 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
8 10 (0.32%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.22%) Magento
9 7 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (0.19%) SAP CO
10 6 (0.19%) Sophis RISQUE
10 6 (0.19%) SAP Retail
10 6 (0.19%) SAP FI
10 6 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
11 5 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.31%) SaaS
2 22 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (0.64%) GitHub
4 12 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.22%) Basecamp
5 7 (0.22%) PaaS
6 6 (0.19%) Force.com
7 4 (0.13%) Trello
8 3 (0.096%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.096%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (0.096%) Heroku
9 1 (0.032%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 64 (2.04%) HTTP
2 60 (1.91%) Internet
3 38 (1.21%) LAN
4 37 (1.18%) WAN
5 30 (0.96%) TCP/IP
6 19 (0.61%) Wireless
7 11 (0.35%) DNS
8 9 (0.29%) Firewall
9 7 (0.22%) Wireshark
10 6 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.16%) ATM
12 4 (0.13%) SSL
12 4 (0.13%) SNMP
13 3 (0.096%) DHCP
14 2 (0.064%) OSPF
14 2 (0.064%) BGP
14 2 (0.064%) PuTTY
15 1 (0.032%) ZigBee
15 1 (0.032%) Network Security
15 1 (0.032%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 91 (2.90%) Relational Database
3 71 (2.26%) MySQL
4 67 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 56 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 52 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 51 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
8 44 (1.40%) RDBMS
9 42 (1.34%) Oracle Database
10 32 (1.02%) Big Data
11 30 (0.96%) MS Access
12 29 (0.92%) Data Mining
13 28 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 26 (0.83%) QlikView
15 20 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
16 18 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 15 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
18 13 (0.41%) NoSQL
19 12 (0.38%) MongoDB
19 12 (0.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 840 (26.79%) Selenium
2 354 (11.29%) JIRA
3 349 (11.13%) QuickTest Pro
4 348 (11.10%) WebDriver
5 219 (6.98%) Cucumber
6 138 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 134 (4.27%) Jenkins
8 133 (4.24%) JUnit
9 129 (4.11%) LoadRunner
10 120 (3.83%) Visual Studio
11 116 (3.70%) JMeter
12 103 (3.28%) SpecFlow
13 83 (2.65%) JBehave
14 76 (2.42%) Git (software)
15 75 (2.39%) SoapUI
16 63 (2.01%) WATIR
17 62 (1.98%) NUnit
17 62 (1.98%) Subversion
18 55 (1.75%) TestDirector
19 51 (1.63%) FitNesse
General
1 828 (26.40%) Finance
2 209 (6.66%) Banking
3 202 (6.44%) Retail
4 96 (3.06%) Telecoms
5 59 (1.88%) Marketing
6 51 (1.63%) Games
7 50 (1.59%) Legal
8 41 (1.31%) Back Office
9 38 (1.21%) Investment Banking
10 31 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 25 (0.80%) Front Office
11 25 (0.80%) Law
11 25 (0.80%) Billing
12 24 (0.77%) Retail Banking
12 24 (0.77%) Automotive
13 22 (0.70%) Military
14 21 (0.67%) Advertising
15 20 (0.64%) Manufacturing
16 18 (0.57%) Aerospace
17 17 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1446 (46.11%) Analyst
2 997 (31.79%) Test Analyst
3 554 (17.67%) Tester
4 278 (8.86%) Business Analyst
5 272 (8.67%) Test Engineer
6 244 (7.78%) QA Engineer
7 180 (5.74%) Consultant
8 178 (5.68%) Senior Analyst
9 177 (5.64%) Developer
10 175 (5.58%) Software Tester
11 157 (5.01%) Senior Test Analyst
12 143 (4.56%) QA Analyst
13 142 (4.53%) Test Leader
14 138 (4.40%) Test Manager
15 126 (4.02%) Automation Engineer
16 124 (3.95%) QA Tester
17 116 (3.70%) Software Engineer
18 115 (3.67%) Test Consultant
19 95 (3.03%) Automation Tester
20 81 (2.58%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 373 (11.89%) .NET
2 271 (8.64%) Web Services
3 217 (6.92%) XML
4 182 (5.80%) HTML
5 108 (3.44%) Gherkin
6 99 (3.16%) CSS
7 93 (2.97%) ASP.NET
8 85 (2.71%) SOAP
9 62 (1.98%) RESTful
10 49 (1.56%) REST
11 47 (1.50%) jQuery
12 45 (1.43%) .NET Framework
13 43 (1.37%) J2EE
14 34 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
15 27 (0.86%) LAMP
16 26 (0.83%) Ajax
17 25 (0.80%) Flash
18 24 (0.77%) JSP
19 23 (0.73%) WinForms
20 22 (0.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 393 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
2 162 (5.17%) Open Source
3 123 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 95 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 88 (2.81%) Computer Science
6 59 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
7 53 (1.69%) Client/Server
8 49 (1.56%) User Experience
9 36 (1.15%) Data Structures
10 33 (1.05%) GIS
11 31 (0.99%) iPhone
12 30 (0.96%) Derivative
13 29 (0.92%) Fixed Income
14 28 (0.89%) iPad
14 28 (0.89%) Mathematics
15 26 (0.83%) Equities
16 25 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 23 (0.73%) Replication
17 23 (0.73%) Social Media
18 19 (0.61%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 350 (11.16%) Windows
2 167 (5.33%) Linux
3 166 (5.29%) UNIX
4 69 (2.20%) Android
5 64 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (1.82%) Apple iOS
7 56 (1.79%) Windows XP
8 53 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 40 (1.28%) Windows 7
10 24 (0.77%) Windows 2000
11 23 (0.73%) Solaris
12 11 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (0.32%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.29%) AIX
15 8 (0.26%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.16%) Debian
17 2 (0.064%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.064%) VMS
17 2 (0.064%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 1 (0.032%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1281 (40.85%) Agile Software Development
2 627 (19.99%) Test Automation
3 620 (19.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 595 (18.97%) Software Testing
5 570 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 471 (15.02%) Regression Testing
7 455 (14.51%) Scrum
8 453 (14.45%) Manual Testing
9 417 (13.30%) Test Strategy
10 337 (10.75%) BDD
11 332 (10.59%) TDD
12 285 (9.09%) Test Management
13 271 (8.64%) Performance Testing
14 265 (8.45%) Automation Testing
15 257 (8.20%) Project Management
16 232 (7.40%) Business Analysis
17 211 (6.73%) Integration Testing
17 211 (6.73%) E-Commerce
18 191 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
19 181 (5.77%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1026 (32.72%) SQL
2 552 (17.60%) Java
3 458 (14.60%) C#
4 279 (8.90%) JavaScript
5 142 (4.53%) Ruby
6 123 (3.92%) Python
7 87 (2.77%) T-SQL
7 87 (2.77%) C
8 83 (2.65%) PHP
8 83 (2.65%) C++
9 69 (2.20%) PL/SQL
10 53 (1.69%) Perl
11 43 (1.37%) VB
12 39 (1.24%) VB.NET
13 35 (1.12%) Shell Script
14 28 (0.89%) PowerShell
15 23 (0.73%) VBScript
16 22 (0.70%) VBA
17 21 (0.67%) Bash Shell
18 16 (0.51%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 790 (25.19%) ISEB
2 522 (16.65%) ISTQB
3 424 (13.52%) Degree
4 351 (11.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 182 (5.80%) Security Cleared
6 128 (4.08%) SC Cleared
7 46 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 40 (1.28%) HND
9 33 (1.05%) DV Cleared
10 22 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.38%) MCSE
12 11 (0.35%) PMI Certification
13 10 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
14 9 (0.29%) MCSA
15 8 (0.26%) PMP
16 6 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 5 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 3 (0.096%) HP ASE
18 3 (0.096%) MCDBA
19 2 (0.064%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1113 (35.49%) QA
2 35 (1.12%) SLA
3 30 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 16 (0.51%) GAMP
5 10 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.19%) HL7
7 5 (0.16%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.13%) FATCA
8 4 (0.13%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.13%) COBIT
8 4 (0.13%) MiFID
9 3 (0.096%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.096%) DICOM
9 3 (0.096%) GCP
9 3 (0.096%) GMP
9 3 (0.096%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.096%) Basel II
9 3 (0.096%) GAAP
10 2 (0.064%) EMIR
11 1 (0.032%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 56 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 42 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.80%) XenApp
4 20 (0.64%) vSphere
5 7 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.19%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.19%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.19%) VirtualBox
7 5 (0.16%) Cygwin
8 4 (0.13%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.096%) Firmware
10 1 (0.032%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.032%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.032%) KVM
10 1 (0.032%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 344 (10.97%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (0.61%) HP SIM
2 19 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
3 11 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
3 11 (0.35%) Netcool
3 11 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (0.22%) Control-M
5 6 (0.19%) Puppet
6 5 (0.16%) WSUS
6 5 (0.16%) SCCM
7 3 (0.096%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.096%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.096%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.064%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.032%) cPanel
9 1 (0.032%) Oozie
9 1 (0.032%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (0.032%) BMC Performance Manager
9 1 (0.032%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 422 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 282 (8.99%) HP
3 238 (7.59%) Oracle
4 70 (2.23%) VMware
5 62 (1.98%) SAP
6 57 (1.82%) Citrix
7 50 (1.59%) IBM
8 28 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
9 27 (0.86%) Cisco
10 22 (0.70%) hybris
11 21 (0.67%) ATG
12 20 (0.64%) Telerik
13 19 (0.61%) SolarWinds
13 19 (0.61%) Kaseya
14 17 (0.54%) Fujitsu
14 17 (0.54%) Siebel
15 15 (0.48%) Adobe
16 14 (0.45%) Capita
17 13 (0.41%) CODA
18 12 (0.38%) Cognos
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 60,000 plus benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Life ins + bonus + training
Posted: 3 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 25,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Essex
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + 33 days holiday + bonuses + more
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago