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

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 237 229 206
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -23
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1417 1481 1562
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.40% 1.42% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.66% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1167 1182 1191
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%

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
88106 89047 87460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 86.81% 85.16% 84.87%
Number of salaries quoted 73200 73150 69679
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016 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 5 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
England -21 1282 £39,750 +6.00% 229
London -10 419 £50,000 +11.11% 72
South East -31 248 £37,500 -6.25% 43
North West +28 142 £37,500 +13.63% 28
East of England +20 138 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Yorkshire -37 137 £35,000 +7.69% 28
West Yorkshire -2 115 £35,000 - 18
City of London +55 108 £50,000 +11.11% 17
Leeds +16 100 £35,000 +7.69% 17
Manchester +29 89 £37,500 +7.14% 19
South West -25 85 £35,000 -6.66% 23
West Midlands -35 69 £33,625 -10.33% 14
Surrey -1 62 £39,500 -1.25% 11
Scotland +7 61 £35,000 -18.46% 6
Hampshire +19 59 £35,000 +1.44% 8
Kent +49 52 £42,500 +77.08% 2
Cambridgeshire +8 51 £41,500 +10.66% 5
Wales +42 43 £33,000 -5.71% 4
Hertfordshire +1 43 £38,750 -8.82% 3
Glasgow +9 41 £35,000 -22.22% 3
South Wales +35 39 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Cheshire +29 39 £30,000 +6.19% 7
Essex +17 37 £55,000 +33.33% 1
East Midlands +12 34 £37,500 +11.94% 5
Cambridge +2 33 £47,500 +30.13% 5
Gloucestershire +9 30 £40,000 +35.59% 4
Edinburgh +15 29 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Cardiff +21 23 £29,000 -10.76% 2
Berkshire -52 23 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Watford -1 21 £48,750 +14.70% 2

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1541 (48.31%) Agile Software Development
2 1266 (39.69%) QA
3 968 (30.34%) SQL
4 902 (28.28%) ISEB
5 832 (26.08%) Finance
6 831 (26.05%) Selenium
7 724 (22.70%) Software Testing
8 711 (22.29%) ISTQB
9 667 (20.91%) Java
10 665 (20.85%) Test Automation
11 633 (19.84%) User Acceptance Testing
12 569 (17.84%) C#
13 566 (17.74%) Automated Testing
14 543 (17.02%) Microsoft
15 514 (16.11%) Scrum
16 504 (15.80%) Functional Testing
17 490 (15.36%) Regression Testing
18 488 (15.30%) SDLC
19 486 (15.24%) Degree
20 479 (15.02%) Manual Testing
21 468 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
22 450 (14.11%) .NET
23 433 (13.57%) Test Strategy
24 393 (12.32%) JIRA
25 382 (11.97%) Test Management
26 373 (11.69%) Windows
27 367 (11.50%) SQL Server
28 361 (11.32%) MS Excel
29 346 (10.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
30 335 (10.50%) HP Quality Center

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 112 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 82 (2.57%) CMS
3 69 (2.16%) IIS
4 47 (1.47%) Apache
5 43 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 38 (1.19%) SAS
7 32 (1.00%) Tomcat
8 30 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
9 23 (0.72%) Documentum
10 22 (0.69%) Confluence
11 17 (0.53%) JBoss
12 16 (0.50%) Mule
13 12 (0.38%) MQSeries
14 10 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
15 6 (0.19%) Node.js
16 5 (0.16%) Apache Solr
16 5 (0.16%) ArcGIS
16 5 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
16 5 (0.16%) WebSphere Portal
17 4 (0.13%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 361 (11.32%) MS Excel
2 200 (6.27%) MS Office
3 125 (3.92%) MS Visio
4 51 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 32 (1.00%) MS Project
6 14 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.13%) Windchill
8 3 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.063%) Mingle
10 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.031%) GIMP
10 1 (0.031%) Maple
10 1 (0.031%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
1 26 (0.82%) Markit EDM
2 25 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.60%) Temenos T24
4 17 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (0.44%) SAP SD
6 13 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
7 12 (0.38%) SAP MM
7 12 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 10 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
8 10 (0.31%) SAP FI
9 8 (0.25%) Salerio
9 8 (0.25%) SAP CO
10 7 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
10 7 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
10 7 (0.22%) SAP CRM
11 6 (0.19%) SAP SRM
12 5 (0.16%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 46 (1.44%) SaaS
2 26 (0.82%) PaaS
3 25 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (0.38%) Amazon S3
5 12 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (0.31%) GitHub
7 7 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.22%) Office 365
8 4 (0.13%) IaaS
8 4 (0.13%) Sage Pay
9 2 (0.063%) Force.com
9 2 (0.063%) Trello
9 2 (0.063%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 55 (1.72%) Internet
2 26 (0.82%) TCP/IP
3 20 (0.63%) Firewall
4 15 (0.47%) HTTP
4 15 (0.47%) Skype
5 12 (0.38%) Intranet
6 10 (0.31%) LAN
6 10 (0.31%) WAN
7 8 (0.25%) HTTPS
7 8 (0.25%) SAN
7 8 (0.25%) SPDY
8 6 (0.19%) VoIP
9 5 (0.16%) Extranet
10 4 (0.13%) ATM
11 3 (0.094%) FTP
11 3 (0.094%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.063%) Bluetooth
12 2 (0.063%) Junos
12 2 (0.063%) Multicast
12 2 (0.063%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 367 (11.50%) SQL Server
2 75 (2.35%) Relational Database
3 73 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
4 53 (1.66%) MySQL
4 53 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 48 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 41 (1.29%) Oracle Database
7 39 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
7 39 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 37 (1.16%) Big Data
9 35 (1.10%) QlikView
10 33 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
10 33 (1.03%) DB2
11 26 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 20 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
13 19 (0.60%) DbVisualizer
14 17 (0.53%) SAP HANA
15 16 (0.50%) SAP BI
16 15 (0.47%) Data Mining
16 15 (0.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 831 (26.05%) Selenium
2 393 (12.32%) JIRA
3 312 (9.78%) HP UFT
4 306 (9.59%) WebDriver
5 279 (8.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 262 (8.21%) Cucumber
7 181 (5.67%) SoapUI
8 166 (5.20%) Visual Studio
9 149 (4.67%) Jenkins
10 144 (4.51%) SpecFlow
11 137 (4.29%) JMeter
12 113 (3.54%) Git (software)
12 113 (3.54%) LoadRunner
13 91 (2.85%) NUnit
14 75 (2.35%) Bugzilla
15 71 (2.23%) JUnit
16 61 (1.91%) MSTest
17 52 (1.63%) Hudson
17 52 (1.63%) Selenium IDE
18 47 (1.47%) Subversion
General
1 832 (26.08%) Finance
2 237 (7.43%) Banking
3 175 (5.49%) Retail
4 79 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 68 (2.13%) Legal
6 65 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 61 (1.91%) Games
8 60 (1.88%) Law
9 54 (1.69%) Marketing
10 42 (1.32%) Investment Banking
11 29 (0.91%) Advertising
11 29 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
11 29 (0.91%) Spanish Language
12 26 (0.82%) Back Office
13 23 (0.72%) Billing
14 19 (0.60%) Retail Banking
15 15 (0.47%) Publishing
16 12 (0.38%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.38%) Front Office
17 9 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1491 (46.74%) Analyst
2 1014 (31.79%) Test Analyst
3 644 (20.19%) Tester
4 331 (10.38%) Test Engineer
5 244 (7.65%) Senior Analyst
6 243 (7.62%) QA Analyst
7 230 (7.21%) Developer
8 225 (7.05%) Business Analyst
8 225 (7.05%) QA Engineer
9 215 (6.74%) Software Tester
10 189 (5.92%) Automation Analyst
11 183 (5.74%) Senior Test Analyst
12 182 (5.71%) Test Leader
13 181 (5.67%) Automation Test Analyst
14 180 (5.64%) QA Test Analyst
15 175 (5.49%) QA Tester
16 161 (5.05%) Automation Tester
17 129 (4.04%) Software Analyst
18 116 (3.64%) Software Test Analyst
19 113 (3.54%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 450 (14.11%) .NET
2 282 (8.84%) XML
3 259 (8.12%) Web Services
4 231 (7.24%) HTML
5 164 (5.14%) SOAP
6 139 (4.36%) CSS
7 115 (3.61%) Gherkin
8 111 (3.48%) JSON
9 101 (3.17%) ASP.NET
10 75 (2.35%) REST
11 54 (1.69%) .NET Framework
12 51 (1.60%) J2EE
13 50 (1.57%) Middleware
13 50 (1.57%) RESTful
14 48 (1.50%) LAMP
15 43 (1.35%) jQuery
16 32 (1.00%) EDI
17 31 (0.97%) HTML5
18 30 (0.94%) Behat
19 29 (0.91%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 468 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
2 183 (5.74%) Computer Science
3 149 (4.67%) Management Information System
4 139 (4.36%) Mobile App
5 89 (2.79%) Client/Server
5 89 (2.79%) User Experience
6 64 (2.01%) N-Tier
7 56 (1.76%) Mathematics
8 50 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
9 46 (1.44%) PMI
10 44 (1.38%) Driving Licence
11 35 (1.10%) Mainframe
12 29 (0.91%) iPad
13 28 (0.88%) iPhone
14 22 (0.69%) Data Centre
14 22 (0.69%) Replication
15 20 (0.63%) AS400
15 20 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 19 (0.60%) Data Structures
16 19 (0.60%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 373 (11.69%) Windows
2 213 (6.68%) Unix
3 168 (5.27%) Linux
4 117 (3.67%) Apple iOS
5 110 (3.45%) Android
6 56 (1.76%) Windows Server
7 22 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.34%) CentOS
9 11 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.28%) SUSE
10 9 (0.28%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (0.16%) Solaris
13 4 (0.13%) AIX
13 4 (0.13%) FreeBSD
13 4 (0.13%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.13%) VMS
13 4 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1541 (48.31%) Agile Software Development
2 724 (22.70%) Software Testing
3 665 (20.85%) Test Automation
4 633 (19.84%) User Acceptance Testing
5 566 (17.74%) Automated Testing
6 514 (16.11%) Scrum
7 504 (15.80%) Functional Testing
8 490 (15.36%) Regression Testing
9 488 (15.30%) SDLC
10 479 (15.02%) Manual Testing
11 433 (13.57%) Test Strategy
12 382 (11.97%) Test Management
13 330 (10.34%) BDD
14 313 (9.81%) Performance Testing
15 312 (9.78%) Project Management
16 299 (9.37%) Defect Management
17 295 (9.25%) Automation Testing
18 272 (8.53%) TDD
19 266 (8.34%) Waterfall
20 219 (6.87%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 968 (30.34%) SQL
2 667 (20.91%) Java
3 569 (17.84%) C#
4 249 (7.81%) JavaScript
5 138 (4.33%) C
6 119 (3.73%) PHP
7 118 (3.70%) Python
8 97 (3.04%) Ruby
9 82 (2.57%) C++
10 62 (1.94%) T-SQL
11 53 (1.66%) PL/SQL
12 50 (1.57%) VB
13 41 (1.29%) Perl
14 39 (1.22%) VB.NET
15 28 (0.88%) Scala
16 27 (0.85%) VBScript
17 24 (0.75%) Shell Script
18 23 (0.72%) Bash Shell
18 23 (0.72%) PowerShell
19 15 (0.47%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 902 (28.28%) ISEB
2 711 (22.29%) ISTQB
3 486 (15.24%) Degree
4 346 (10.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 125 (3.92%) Security Cleared
6 97 (3.04%) SC Cleared
7 78 (2.45%) PMI Certification
8 33 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
9 32 (1.00%) PMP
10 26 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 21 (0.66%) DV Cleared
11 21 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (0.53%) HND
12 17 (0.53%) IIBA
13 16 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 15 (0.47%) CBAP
15 14 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
16 5 (0.16%) CCNP
16 5 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
16 5 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1266 (39.69%) QA
2 57 (1.79%) SLA
3 32 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 27 (0.85%) SDET
5 15 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 12 (0.38%) SEPA
7 10 (0.31%) HL7
8 8 (0.25%) GMP
9 5 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.13%) CRD IV
11 3 (0.094%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.063%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.063%) MISRA
13 1 (0.031%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.031%) FATCA
13 1 (0.031%) GAAP
13 1 (0.031%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.031%) MiFID
System Software
1 40 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 24 (0.75%) Docker
4 8 (0.25%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.16%) Firmware
6 3 (0.094%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.063%) HDFS
7 2 (0.063%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.031%) XenApp
8 1 (0.031%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 335 (10.50%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (0.53%) Puppet
3 12 (0.38%) CA Wily
3 12 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
4 6 (0.19%) OpenView
5 4 (0.13%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.13%) Ansible
6 3 (0.094%) SCCM
7 1 (0.031%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.031%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 543 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 296 (9.28%) HP
3 269 (8.43%) Oracle
4 138 (4.33%) SAP
5 65 (2.04%) Citrix
6 61 (1.91%) IBM
7 56 (1.76%) VMware
8 38 (1.19%) hybris
9 24 (0.75%) webMethods
10 23 (0.72%) Google
11 21 (0.66%) Cisco
12 20 (0.63%) Telerik
13 19 (0.60%) Atlassian
13 19 (0.60%) Rally
14 16 (0.50%) WorldPay
15 14 (0.44%) Capita
15 14 (0.44%) Dell
15 14 (0.44%) Sage
16 13 (0.41%) Red Hat
17 12 (0.38%) JD Edwards
Slough, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £55 - £65 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + 10% BONUS
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + 23 days holidays + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Energon People
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: full benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £32,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus/pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary with additional NCC Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capgemini
Salary: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Cube Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Jenrick IT
Salary: Highly Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Sale, Cheshire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: £27,763 - £30,846
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago