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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 194 193 177
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1746 1558 1900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.51% 1.43% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.80% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1435 1307 1644
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
93065 86613 92507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.64% 79.38% 77.74%
Number of salaries quoted 74277 70760 78574
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
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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 +14 1635 £40,000 +2.56% 203
London +15 671 £50,000 +5.26% 79
South East +6 366 £38,500 +10.00% 40
City of London +25 179 £50,000 +5.26% 24
East of England +50 151 £41,000 +10.06% 22
Yorkshire -21 143 £35,000 +5.26% 21
South West +18 117 £37,500 +10.29% 13
West Yorkshire -11 115 £35,000 - 15
Hampshire +21 105 £35,000 -4.10% 8
Surrey +27 102 £40,000 +10.34% 9
North West -6 88 £35,000 +16.66% 11
West Midlands -7 84 £35,000 +6.87% 7
Berkshire -3 83 £41,250 +10.00% 6
Leeds -26 71 £35,000 +5.26% 9
Cambridgeshire +41 60 £42,500 +25.00% 10
Cambridge +43 57 £41,500 +10.66% 8
Wales +23 50 £30,000 - 3
East Midlands -55 48 £30,000 -14.28% 3
South Wales +20 46 £30,000 - 3
Reading -1 44 £38,750 +3.33% 2
Hertfordshire +10 43 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Bristol +6 40 £37,500 +11.94% 5
Scotland -2 38 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Buckinghamshire +5 35 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Cardiff +19 33 £30,000 -4.76% 3
Portsmouth +16 32 £36,500 -2.66% 3
Cheshire -9 32 £30,500 +27.08% 3
Birmingham -14 32 £30,000 -9.09% 3
Wiltshire +17 30 £37,500 +25.00% 3
Manchester -13 28 £35,000 +12.00% 8

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1322 (36.93%) QA
2 1192 (33.30%) SQL
3 977 (27.29%) Agile Software Development
4 933 (26.06%) Selenium
5 893 (24.94%) ISEB
6 876 (24.47%) Finance
7 753 (21.03%) Software Testing
8 715 (19.97%) User Acceptance Testing
9 680 (18.99%) Automated Testing
10 656 (18.32%) Java
11 617 (17.23%) Degree
12 558 (15.59%) C#
13 549 (15.34%) Regression Testing
14 544 (15.20%) Test Automation
15 537 (15.00%) .NET
16 501 (13.99%) Scrum
17 486 (13.58%) Test Strategy
18 485 (13.55%) ISTQB
19 452 (12.63%) Microsoft
20 405 (11.31%) TDD
21 404 (11.28%) Manual Testing
22 395 (11.03%) QuickTest Pro
23 392 (10.95%) WebDriver
24 389 (10.87%) SQL Server
25 380 (10.61%) JavaScript
26 372 (10.39%) Windows
27 366 (10.22%) HP Quality Center
27 366 (10.22%) Automation Testing
28 351 (9.80%) JIRA
29 333 (9.30%) BDD

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 145 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 77 (2.15%) IIS
3 41 (1.15%) Tomcat
4 30 (0.84%) Confluence
5 23 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
6 20 (0.56%) WebSphere
7 19 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
8 18 (0.50%) CMS
9 16 (0.45%) MS Exchange
9 16 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
10 13 (0.36%) Apache Solr
11 12 (0.34%) Apache
12 11 (0.31%) Adobe CQ
13 10 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
14 9 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.22%) Commerce Server
16 7 (0.20%) Liferay
17 6 (0.17%) ColdFusion
17 6 (0.17%) GlassFish
17 6 (0.17%) Node.js
Applications
1 280 (7.82%) MS Excel
2 116 (3.24%) MS Office
3 41 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 36 (1.01%) MS Project
5 30 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.084%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.084%) Stata
7 3 (0.084%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.028%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 58 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (0.73%) Magento
4 18 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
5 15 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
6 14 (0.39%) JDE OneWorld
7 12 (0.34%) SAP HR
8 11 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
9 10 (0.28%) Oracle iRecruitment
10 9 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
10 9 (0.25%) SAP HCM
11 8 (0.22%) Fredhopper
11 8 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
12 7 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
13 5 (0.14%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
13 5 (0.14%) PeopleSoft Financials
13 5 (0.14%) SAP FI
13 5 (0.14%) SAP CRM
14 4 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 50 (1.40%) SaaS
2 33 (0.92%) GitHub
3 27 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (0.56%) Basecamp
5 13 (0.36%) AWS Data Pipeline
6 11 (0.31%) Heroku
6 11 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.17%) Taleo
9 3 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.028%) Force.com
10 1 (0.028%) PaaS
10 1 (0.028%) IaaS
10 1 (0.028%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 84 (2.35%) Internet
2 57 (1.59%) HTTP
3 33 (0.92%) Wireless
4 32 (0.89%) LAN
5 30 (0.84%) TCP/IP
6 25 (0.70%) Firewall
7 21 (0.59%) WAN
8 14 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (0.36%) Bluetooth
10 12 (0.34%) DNS
11 9 (0.25%) Intranet
12 8 (0.22%) HTTPS
12 8 (0.22%) SSL
12 8 (0.22%) ATM
13 7 (0.20%) 3G
14 6 (0.17%) SAN
15 5 (0.14%) LDAP
15 5 (0.14%) GSM
15 5 (0.14%) FTP
15 5 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 389 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 185 (5.17%) Relational Database
3 108 (3.02%) MySQL
4 74 (2.07%) Oracle Database
5 64 (1.79%) RDBMS
6 58 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
7 50 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 39 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 37 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
10 36 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
11 33 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
12 32 (0.89%) MongoDB
13 26 (0.73%) Big Data
14 24 (0.67%) DB2
15 23 (0.64%) Data Mining
16 22 (0.61%) RavenDB
17 20 (0.56%) NoSQL
18 19 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 17 (0.47%) MS Access
20 16 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 933 (26.06%) Selenium
2 395 (11.03%) QuickTest Pro
3 392 (10.95%) WebDriver
4 351 (9.80%) JIRA
5 282 (7.88%) Cucumber
6 181 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 168 (4.69%) LoadRunner
8 157 (4.39%) JUnit
8 157 (4.39%) Jenkins
9 154 (4.30%) JMeter
10 149 (4.16%) Visual Studio
11 115 (3.21%) NUnit
11 115 (3.21%) WATIR
12 110 (3.07%) Subversion
13 106 (2.96%) SoapUI
14 94 (2.63%) Git (software)
15 71 (1.98%) Hudson
16 64 (1.79%) SpecFlow
17 61 (1.70%) Bugzilla
18 56 (1.56%) JBehave
General
1 876 (24.47%) Finance
2 241 (6.73%) Retail
3 201 (5.61%) Banking
4 110 (3.07%) Telecoms
5 73 (2.04%) Back Office
6 53 (1.48%) Games
7 51 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 47 (1.31%) Marketing
8 47 (1.31%) Front Office
9 41 (1.15%) Legal
10 35 (0.98%) Retail Banking
11 30 (0.84%) Publishing
12 29 (0.81%) Electronics
12 29 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 26 (0.73%) Law
14 25 (0.70%) Automotive
14 25 (0.70%) Advertising
15 24 (0.67%) Manufacturing
16 14 (0.39%) Military
16 14 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1626 (45.42%) Analyst
2 1067 (29.80%) Test Analyst
3 581 (16.23%) Tester
4 372 (10.39%) Test Engineer
5 316 (8.83%) Business Analyst
6 314 (8.77%) Developer
7 298 (8.32%) QA Engineer
8 211 (5.89%) QA Analyst
9 194 (5.42%) Senior Analyst
10 182 (5.08%) Software Tester
11 163 (4.55%) Test Leader
12 150 (4.19%) Senior Test Analyst
13 140 (3.91%) Consultant
14 130 (3.63%) Automation Engineer
15 121 (3.38%) Systems Analyst
16 119 (3.32%) Software Engineer
17 115 (3.21%) Automation Analyst
18 107 (2.99%) Test Manager
19 105 (2.93%) QA Tester
20 104 (2.91%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 537 (15.00%) .NET
2 317 (8.85%) HTML
3 316 (8.83%) Web Services
4 252 (7.04%) XML
5 211 (5.89%) CSS
6 164 (4.58%) SOAP
7 155 (4.33%) ASP.NET
8 131 (3.66%) jQuery
9 125 (3.49%) Gherkin
10 109 (3.04%) REST
11 90 (2.51%) .NET Framework
12 86 (2.40%) RESTful
13 76 (2.12%) WCF
14 58 (1.62%) ASP.NET MVC
15 55 (1.54%) HTML5
16 51 (1.42%) CSS3
17 47 (1.31%) WPF
18 46 (1.28%) J2EE
19 45 (1.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 40 (1.12%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 173 (4.83%) Open Source
2 156 (4.36%) Mobile App
3 148 (4.13%) Computer Science
4 133 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 80 (2.23%) Mathematics
6 67 (1.87%) Client/Server
7 63 (1.76%) Equities
8 62 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
9 59 (1.65%) Fixed Income
10 34 (0.95%) Mainframe
10 34 (0.95%) Life Science
11 33 (0.92%) Blackberry
12 31 (0.87%) Hedge funds
13 30 (0.84%) Blog
14 25 (0.70%) EPoS
15 24 (0.67%) Statistics
16 22 (0.61%) EFT
17 21 (0.59%) Derivative
17 21 (0.59%) Chemistry
17 21 (0.59%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 372 (10.39%) Windows
2 188 (5.25%) Linux
3 171 (4.78%) UNIX
4 112 (3.13%) Android
5 104 (2.91%) Apple iOS
6 36 (1.01%) Windows XP
7 30 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 27 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (0.45%) Mac OS X
10 16 (0.45%) Solaris
11 15 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
12 8 (0.22%) Windows Vista
12 8 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.22%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.20%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.20%) Windows Phone
13 7 (0.20%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 977 (27.29%) Agile Software Development
2 753 (21.03%) Software Testing
3 715 (19.97%) User Acceptance Testing
4 680 (18.99%) Automated Testing
5 549 (15.34%) Regression Testing
6 544 (15.20%) Test Automation
7 501 (13.99%) Scrum
8 486 (13.58%) Test Strategy
9 405 (11.31%) TDD
10 404 (11.28%) Manual Testing
11 366 (10.22%) Automation Testing
12 333 (9.30%) BDD
13 308 (8.60%) Performance Testing
14 287 (8.02%) Project Management
15 244 (6.82%) E-Commerce
16 227 (6.34%) Business Analysis
17 217 (6.06%) System Testing
18 216 (6.03%) Test Management
19 213 (5.95%) Integration Testing
20 209 (5.84%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1192 (33.30%) SQL
2 656 (18.32%) Java
3 558 (15.59%) C#
4 380 (10.61%) JavaScript
5 222 (6.20%) Ruby
6 181 (5.06%) Python
7 128 (3.58%) PHP
8 95 (2.65%) VB
9 92 (2.57%) C++
10 81 (2.26%) T-SQL
11 80 (2.23%) C
12 72 (2.01%) PL/SQL
13 65 (1.82%) VB.NET
14 63 (1.76%) VBScript
15 61 (1.70%) Perl
16 41 (1.15%) Shell Script
17 27 (0.75%) Bash Shell
18 26 (0.73%) Groovy
19 16 (0.45%) Tcl
20 15 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 893 (24.94%) ISEB
2 617 (17.23%) Degree
3 485 (13.55%) ISTQB
4 242 (6.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 141 (3.94%) Security Cleared
6 90 (2.51%) SC Cleared
7 31 (0.87%) HND
8 23 (0.64%) DV Cleared
9 20 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
9 20 (0.56%) PhD
10 19 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 18 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 15 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (0.28%) HP ASE
14 5 (0.14%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
15 4 (0.11%) HNC
15 4 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (0.11%) CCNA
16 3 (0.084%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1322 (36.93%) QA
2 67 (1.87%) SLA
3 21 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
4 20 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 18 (0.50%) EMIR
6 16 (0.45%) UCITS
7 10 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.20%) GAMP
9 6 (0.17%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.084%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 3 (0.084%) COBIT
10 3 (0.084%) Basel III
10 3 (0.084%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.084%) FATCA
11 2 (0.056%) MiFID
11 2 (0.056%) HL7
11 2 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.028%) GAAP
12 1 (0.028%) GCP
12 1 (0.028%) GMP
System Software
1 43 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 34 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (0.84%) XenApp
4 21 (0.59%) VirtualBox
5 16 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.45%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.084%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.084%) Docker
7 2 (0.056%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.056%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.028%) Xen
8 1 (0.028%) vSphere
8 1 (0.028%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.028%) KVM
Systems Management
1 366 (10.22%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.36%) HP SIM
2 13 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
3 12 (0.34%) Puppet
4 10 (0.28%) Tivoli
5 7 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.17%) Netcool
7 2 (0.056%) Nessus
7 2 (0.056%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.056%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.028%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.028%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.028%) Control-M
8 1 (0.028%) Nagios
8 1 (0.028%) TIBCO Hawk
8 1 (0.028%) OpenView
Vendors
1 452 (12.63%) Microsoft
2 331 (9.25%) Oracle
3 260 (7.26%) HP
4 98 (2.74%) SAP
5 79 (2.21%) Citrix
6 69 (1.93%) IBM
7 59 (1.65%) VMware
8 34 (0.95%) Adobe
8 34 (0.95%) Endeca
9 30 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
10 28 (0.78%) Cognos
11 26 (0.73%) RedPrairie
11 26 (0.73%) T-Plan
12 18 (0.50%) Bloomberg
13 17 (0.47%) CODA
13 17 (0.47%) Capita
14 16 (0.45%) SunGard
15 15 (0.42%) JBoss
16 14 (0.39%) Business Objects
16 14 (0.39%) Charles River
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 59 minutes ago
North London
Cyber Team
Salary: From £38,000 to £43,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £55000 to £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Tyneside
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Salary: Up to £35, 000
Posted: 6 hours ago
Tyneside
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Salary: Up to £35, 000
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, Medical, 28days hol
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sidcup, Kent
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
UCAS
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £20k - 30k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Salary: Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + DOE + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday