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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 193 192 189
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1756 1573 1841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.53% 1.47% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.82% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1439 1325 1594
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £39,100
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -0.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
93849 86638 91621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.98% 81.20% 79.06%
Number of salaries quoted 74909 71197 77439
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 2014 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 19 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 1642 £40,000 +2.56% 180
London +3 658 £50,000 +6.95% 65
South East +6 361 £38,500 +10.00% 37
East of England +40 159 £40,250 +15.00% 14
City of London +14 153 £47,500 -0.52% 23
Yorkshire -11 137 £33,500 - 19
South West +9 121 £37,000 +8.82% 14
West Yorkshire -28 104 £35,000 +4.47% 15
Surrey +35 101 £40,000 +4.57% 12
Berkshire +20 93 £38,500 -1.28% 3
North West -28 93 £35,000 +13.82% 19
West Midlands -37 91 £33,000 -5.71% 3
Hampshire +33 89 £34,000 -11.68% 10
Leeds -31 67 £35,000 +6.06% 7
Cambridgeshire +41 64 £37,500 - 8
Cambridge +36 60 £37,500 -3.22% 5
Scotland +9 56 £33,500 -10.66% 10
Hertfordshire +15 55 £42,500 +3.03% 3
East Midlands -43 46 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Reading -3 45 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Manchester -11 43 £35,000 +16.66% 11
Bristol +2 42 £35,000 +2.94% 4
Wiltshire +35 38 £37,500 +25.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +8 38 £38,500 +10.00% 7
Wales +9 36 £30,250 +0.83% 9
Birmingham -41 33 £30,000 -14.28% 1
South Wales +19 32 £30,500 +1.66% 2
Cheshire -10 32 £31,000 +27.83% 4
Swindon +26 30 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Edinburgh +3 28 £32,000 -17.94% 4

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 1579 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
2 1310 (36.56%) QA
3 1195 (33.35%) SQL
4 969 (27.04%) Selenium
5 917 (25.59%) Finance
6 895 (24.98%) ISEB
7 730 (20.37%) Software Testing
8 708 (19.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 699 (19.51%) Automated Testing
10 641 (17.89%) Java
11 598 (16.69%) Degree
12 579 (16.16%) Test Automation
13 542 (15.13%) C#
14 541 (15.10%) Manual Testing
15 528 (14.74%) .NET
16 517 (14.43%) Scrum
17 508 (14.18%) Regression Testing
18 503 (14.04%) Test Strategy
19 490 (13.68%) ISTQB
20 479 (13.37%) Microsoft
21 453 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
22 418 (11.67%) TDD
23 413 (11.53%) QuickTest Pro
24 401 (11.19%) WebDriver
25 399 (11.14%) Windows
26 390 (10.88%) JIRA
27 389 (10.86%) JavaScript
28 370 (10.33%) HP Quality Center
29 369 (10.30%) SQL Server
30 352 (9.82%) BDD

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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
1 139 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 78 (2.18%) IIS
3 45 (1.26%) Tomcat
4 30 (0.84%) Confluence
5 25 (0.70%) MS Exchange
6 24 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
7 20 (0.56%) CMS
8 19 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 17 (0.47%) WebSphere
10 14 (0.39%) Apache
11 12 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (0.31%) Adobe CQ
13 10 (0.28%) Apache Solr
13 10 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
14 9 (0.25%) Liferay
14 9 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.22%) Commerce Server
15 8 (0.22%) Node.js
16 7 (0.20%) Drupal
17 6 (0.17%) GlassFish
Applications
1 287 (8.01%) MS Excel
2 127 (3.54%) MS Office
3 39 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (0.95%) MS Project
5 25 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.028%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 51 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.64%) Magento
2 23 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (0.39%) SAP HR
3 14 (0.39%) JDE OneWorld
3 14 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.25%) SAP HCM
5 9 (0.25%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 8 (0.22%) Google Analytics
6 8 (0.22%) Fredhopper
7 7 (0.20%) Markit EDM
7 7 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
7 7 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.17%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 6 (0.17%) Sentinel
8 6 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.14%) Servitor
10 4 (0.11%) SAP MRS
Cloud Services
1 52 (1.45%) SaaS
2 32 (0.89%) GitHub
3 24 (0.67%) Basecamp
3 24 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (0.28%) AWS Data Pipeline
6 8 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.20%) Heroku
8 6 (0.17%) Taleo
8 6 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.14%) Force.com
10 2 (0.056%) PaaS
11 1 (0.028%) IaaS
11 1 (0.028%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 89 (2.48%) Internet
2 70 (1.95%) HTTP
3 37 (1.03%) LAN
4 32 (0.89%) Wireless
5 30 (0.84%) TCP/IP
6 26 (0.73%) WAN
7 23 (0.64%) Firewall
8 11 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (0.31%) DNS
9 8 (0.22%) SSL
9 8 (0.22%) Intranet
9 8 (0.22%) ATM
10 7 (0.20%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.17%) Bluetooth
12 5 (0.14%) SAN
12 5 (0.14%) 3G
13 4 (0.11%) OSPF
13 4 (0.11%) BGP
13 4 (0.11%) LDAP
13 4 (0.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 369 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 181 (5.05%) Relational Database
3 117 (3.27%) MySQL
4 68 (1.90%) Oracle Database
5 66 (1.84%) RDBMS
6 55 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
7 53 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 50 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 40 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
10 33 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
11 32 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
12 29 (0.81%) MongoDB
13 27 (0.75%) Data Mining
14 26 (0.73%) MS Access
15 25 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 22 (0.61%) RavenDB
17 21 (0.59%) Big Data
17 21 (0.59%) NoSQL
18 17 (0.47%) DB2
19 14 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 969 (27.04%) Selenium
2 413 (11.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 401 (11.19%) WebDriver
4 390 (10.88%) JIRA
5 287 (8.01%) Cucumber
6 196 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 170 (4.74%) Jenkins
8 167 (4.66%) JMeter
9 166 (4.63%) JUnit
10 162 (4.52%) LoadRunner
11 148 (4.13%) Visual Studio
12 121 (3.38%) Subversion
13 116 (3.24%) WATIR
14 107 (2.99%) NUnit
14 107 (2.99%) Git (software)
15 105 (2.93%) SoapUI
16 84 (2.34%) SpecFlow
17 72 (2.01%) Hudson
18 69 (1.93%) JBehave
19 57 (1.59%) TeamCity
General
1 917 (25.59%) Finance
2 235 (6.56%) Retail
3 205 (5.72%) Banking
4 116 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 68 (1.90%) Back Office
6 53 (1.48%) Games
6 53 (1.48%) Marketing
7 47 (1.31%) Front Office
8 45 (1.26%) Investment Banking
9 43 (1.20%) Legal
10 40 (1.12%) Retail Banking
11 32 (0.89%) Financial Institution
12 31 (0.87%) Publishing
13 30 (0.84%) Law
14 29 (0.81%) Electronics
15 24 (0.67%) Advertising
16 21 (0.59%) Manufacturing
17 18 (0.50%) Automotive
18 14 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
19 13 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 1604 (44.77%) Analyst
2 1073 (29.95%) Test Analyst
3 567 (15.82%) Tester
4 353 (9.85%) Test Engineer
5 306 (8.54%) Business Analyst
6 305 (8.51%) QA Engineer
7 288 (8.04%) Developer
8 207 (5.78%) Senior Analyst
9 188 (5.25%) QA Analyst
10 184 (5.14%) Software Tester
11 172 (4.80%) Test Leader
12 162 (4.52%) Senior Test Analyst
13 158 (4.41%) Consultant
14 150 (4.19%) Automation Engineer
15 124 (3.46%) Test Manager
16 118 (3.29%) QA Tester
17 117 (3.27%) Software Engineer
18 115 (3.21%) Automation Analyst
19 112 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
20 102 (2.85%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 528 (14.74%) .NET
2 346 (9.66%) Web Services
3 309 (8.62%) HTML
4 242 (6.75%) XML
5 196 (5.47%) CSS
6 163 (4.55%) SOAP
7 152 (4.24%) ASP.NET
8 132 (3.68%) Gherkin
9 125 (3.49%) jQuery
10 102 (2.85%) REST
11 98 (2.74%) RESTful
12 82 (2.29%) .NET Framework
13 68 (1.90%) WCF
14 56 (1.56%) J2EE
15 52 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
16 49 (1.37%) HTML5
17 44 (1.23%) WPF
18 40 (1.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 38 (1.06%) CSS3
19 38 (1.06%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 453 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
2 191 (5.33%) Open Source
3 167 (4.66%) Mobile App
4 136 (3.80%) Computer Science
5 131 (3.66%) Management Information System
6 76 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
7 71 (1.98%) Mathematics
8 65 (1.81%) Equities
9 63 (1.76%) User Experience
10 61 (1.70%) Fixed Income
11 59 (1.65%) Client/Server
12 41 (1.14%) Life Science
13 32 (0.89%) Mainframe
14 31 (0.87%) Blog
15 28 (0.78%) Hedge funds
16 24 (0.67%) Derivative
16 24 (0.67%) Blackberry
17 23 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 21 (0.59%) Chemistry
18 21 (0.59%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 399 (11.14%) Windows
2 195 (5.44%) Linux
3 171 (4.77%) UNIX
4 96 (2.68%) Android
5 85 (2.37%) Apple iOS
6 47 (1.31%) Windows XP
7 41 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 35 (0.98%) Windows 7
10 25 (0.70%) Solaris
11 22 (0.61%) Mac OS X
12 12 (0.33%) Windows 2000
13 10 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
14 8 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (0.20%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.17%) Windows Phone
17 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
18 4 (0.11%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1579 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
2 730 (20.37%) Software Testing
3 708 (19.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 699 (19.51%) Automated Testing
5 579 (16.16%) Test Automation
6 541 (15.10%) Manual Testing
7 517 (14.43%) Scrum
8 508 (14.18%) Regression Testing
9 503 (14.04%) Test Strategy
10 418 (11.67%) TDD
11 352 (9.82%) BDD
12 337 (9.41%) Automation Testing
13 312 (8.71%) Performance Testing
14 297 (8.29%) Project Management
15 251 (7.01%) Test Management
16 247 (6.89%) E-Commerce
17 242 (6.75%) Continuous Integration
18 232 (6.48%) Business Analysis
19 215 (6.00%) Integration Testing
20 200 (5.58%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1195 (33.35%) SQL
2 641 (17.89%) Java
3 542 (15.13%) C#
4 389 (10.86%) JavaScript
5 219 (6.11%) Ruby
6 169 (4.72%) Python
7 138 (3.85%) PHP
8 82 (2.29%) T-SQL
9 81 (2.26%) PL/SQL
10 77 (2.15%) C++
11 76 (2.12%) VB
12 75 (2.09%) C
13 65 (1.81%) VB.NET
14 55 (1.54%) Perl
15 54 (1.51%) VBScript
16 43 (1.20%) Shell Script
17 26 (0.73%) Bash Shell
18 20 (0.56%) Groovy
19 17 (0.47%) PowerShell
19 17 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 895 (24.98%) ISEB
2 598 (16.69%) Degree
3 490 (13.68%) ISTQB
4 259 (7.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 156 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 101 (2.82%) SC Cleared
7 31 (0.87%) DV Cleared
8 30 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 30 (0.84%) HND
9 18 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 16 (0.45%) PhD
11 15 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (0.33%) HP ASE
14 10 (0.28%) PMI Certification
15 6 (0.17%) PMP
16 5 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
16 5 (0.14%) MCSE
17 4 (0.11%) CCNA
17 4 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1310 (36.56%) QA
2 54 (1.51%) SLA
3 20 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 18 (0.50%) EMIR
4 18 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
5 16 (0.45%) UCITS
6 15 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.36%) GAMP
8 6 (0.17%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 4 (0.11%) COBIT
10 4 (0.11%) HL7
10 4 (0.11%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.084%) GCP
11 3 (0.084%) GMP
11 3 (0.084%) GAAP
11 3 (0.084%) FATCA
12 2 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.056%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.056%) MiFID
System Software
1 52 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 37 (1.03%) XenApp
3 35 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.61%) VirtualBox
5 18 (0.50%) Hyper-V
6 17 (0.47%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.11%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.084%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.056%) vSphere
9 2 (0.056%) Docker
10 1 (0.028%) KVM
10 1 (0.028%) Cygwin
10 1 (0.028%) Xen
Systems Management
1 370 (10.33%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (0.53%) HP SIM
2 19 (0.53%) Cisco UCCX
3 10 (0.28%) Puppet
3 10 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (0.25%) Netcool
5 8 (0.22%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.084%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.084%) Control-M
9 2 (0.056%) Nessus
9 2 (0.056%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.028%) WSUS
10 1 (0.028%) SCCM
10 1 (0.028%) Nagios
10 1 (0.028%) TIBCO Hawk
10 1 (0.028%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.028%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 479 (13.37%) Microsoft
2 318 (8.88%) Oracle
3 269 (7.51%) HP
4 90 (2.51%) SAP
5 84 (2.34%) Citrix
6 69 (1.93%) VMware
7 58 (1.62%) IBM
8 39 (1.09%) Adobe
8 39 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
9 34 (0.95%) Endeca
10 28 (0.78%) Cognos
11 27 (0.75%) T-Plan
12 26 (0.73%) RedPrairie
13 20 (0.56%) Cisco
13 20 (0.56%) Bloomberg
14 19 (0.53%) CODA
14 19 (0.53%) Kaseya
14 19 (0.53%) SolarWinds
15 18 (0.50%) Capita
15 18 (0.50%) Siebel
Hounslow, Middlesex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £37,000 to £60,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Aston Carter
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Unrivalled benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leicestershire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 20 hours ago
Midlands
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
North London
Firway Consulting
Salary: From £38,000 to £50,000 per annum Circa £38k - £50k + Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Gold Group
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 21 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 21 hours ago