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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 216 199 199
Rank change year-on-year
-17 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1530 1563 1661
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.37% 1.43% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.74% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1208 1213 1432
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
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
92095 89576 91817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.23% 81.81% 79.51%
Number of salaries quoted 75962 71840 78174
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
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 19 December 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 December 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 -6 1451 £40,000 - 162
London -26 478 £47,500 +1.06% 59
South East +15 295 £40,000 +17.64% 29
Yorkshire +3 190 £32,500 -5.79% 19
East of England +13 151 £40,000 -4.19% 14
North West -8 120 £35,000 - 17
City of London +36 105 £47,500 - 23
West Yorkshire -13 104 £35,000 - 13
South West +1 91 £37,500 +3.44% 15
Berkshire +26 89 £43,000 +18.62% 9
Manchester +16 81 £34,000 +5.42% 11
Surrey +23 77 £47,500 +31.94% 5
West Midlands -30 70 £33,000 -17.50% 8
Leeds -8 62 £33,500 +6.34% 8
Cambridgeshire +15 55 £37,000 +7.24% 7
Hertfordshire +13 55 £47,500 +5.55% 4
North Yorkshire +36 48 £30,000 -11.76% 4
Hampshire -6 47 £32,500 +8.33% 5
Scotland +24 45 £42,500 - 14
Reading +15 44 £38,750 +16.54% 5
Cambridge +11 40 £35,000 +6.06% 3
Buckinghamshire +12 38 £35,500 +4.41% 6
South Yorkshire -21 37 £32,750 +1.55% 1
Bristol +8 35 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Watford +6 35 £49,000 +133.33% 2
Cheshire -15 33 £37,500 - 2
Sheffield -19 33 £34,000 +5.42%
East Midlands -19 32 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Harrogate +21 29 £32,500 -4.41% 3
Essex -10 29 £38,500 -14.44%

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1374 (41.81%) Agile Software Development
2 1151 (35.03%) QA
3 1049 (31.92%) SQL
4 919 (27.97%) Selenium
5 859 (26.14%) Finance
6 818 (24.89%) ISEB
7 625 (19.02%) Test Automation
8 622 (18.93%) User Acceptance Testing
9 620 (18.87%) Software Testing
10 612 (18.62%) Java
11 591 (17.99%) Automated Testing
12 507 (15.43%) ISTQB
13 494 (15.03%) Degree
14 486 (14.79%) Manual Testing
15 477 (14.52%) C#
16 470 (14.30%) Scrum
17 451 (13.72%) Microsoft
17 451 (13.72%) Test Strategy
18 450 (13.69%) Regression Testing
19 426 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
20 397 (12.08%) JIRA
21 390 (11.87%) .NET
22 383 (11.66%) WebDriver
23 373 (11.35%) Windows
24 371 (11.29%) TDD
24 371 (11.29%) QuickTest Pro
25 370 (11.26%) BDD
26 365 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
27 337 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
28 334 (10.16%) JavaScript

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 94 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 70 (2.13%) IIS
3 34 (1.03%) Tomcat
3 34 (1.03%) MS Exchange
4 30 (0.91%) Confluence
5 25 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
6 22 (0.67%) CMS
7 21 (0.64%) JBoss
8 19 (0.58%) Apache
9 14 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (0.40%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.30%) Liferay
12 9 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.21%) Node.js
14 6 (0.18%) Drupal
14 6 (0.18%) Commerce Server
15 5 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
15 5 (0.15%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.12%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 273 (8.31%) MS Excel
2 126 (3.83%) MS Office
3 42 (1.28%) MS Project
4 33 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (0.88%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.091%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 39 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (0.49%) Markit EDM
4 14 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
5 12 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
6 11 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
6 11 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
7 10 (0.30%) Magento
8 9 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
8 9 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
8 9 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
8 9 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (0.27%) JDE OneWorld
9 8 (0.24%) Google Analytics
10 7 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
10 7 (0.21%) SAP CO
10 7 (0.21%) Sophis RISQUE
10 7 (0.21%) Sentinel
10 7 (0.21%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.25%) SaaS
2 30 (0.91%) GitHub
3 15 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.40%) Basecamp
5 7 (0.21%) PaaS
6 6 (0.18%) Force.com
6 6 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.12%) Taleo
7 4 (0.12%) Trello
7 4 (0.12%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 1 (0.030%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 80 (2.43%) Internet
2 76 (2.31%) HTTP
3 44 (1.34%) LAN
4 40 (1.22%) WAN
5 37 (1.13%) TCP/IP
6 23 (0.70%) Wireless
7 19 (0.58%) Firewall
8 14 (0.43%) DNS
9 8 (0.24%) Wireshark
10 6 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.15%) SSL
12 4 (0.12%) OSPF
12 4 (0.12%) BGP
12 4 (0.12%) SNMP
12 4 (0.12%) ATM
13 3 (0.091%) DHCP
14 2 (0.061%) HTTPS
14 2 (0.061%) VPN
14 2 (0.061%) ZigBee
14 2 (0.061%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 325 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 136 (4.14%) Relational Database
3 96 (2.92%) MySQL
4 66 (2.01%) RDBMS
5 61 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 54 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 52 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 51 (1.55%) Oracle Database
9 48 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
10 41 (1.25%) Data Mining
11 34 (1.03%) MS Access
12 28 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 24 (0.73%) Big Data
14 23 (0.70%) QlikView
15 22 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
16 21 (0.64%) RavenDB
17 18 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 18 (0.55%) MongoDB
18 17 (0.52%) NoSQL
18 17 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 919 (27.97%) Selenium
2 397 (12.08%) JIRA
3 383 (11.66%) WebDriver
4 371 (11.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 248 (7.55%) Cucumber
6 167 (5.08%) Jenkins
7 164 (4.99%) JUnit
8 158 (4.81%) JMeter
9 155 (4.72%) LoadRunner
10 145 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 125 (3.80%) Visual Studio
12 108 (3.29%) Git (software)
13 102 (3.10%) SpecFlow
14 100 (3.04%) WATIR
15 94 (2.86%) JBehave
16 91 (2.77%) NUnit
17 80 (2.43%) Subversion
18 72 (2.19%) SoapUI
19 58 (1.77%) TeamCity
20 53 (1.61%) FitNesse
General
1 859 (26.14%) Finance
2 227 (6.91%) Retail
3 206 (6.27%) Banking
4 102 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 54 (1.64%) Back Office
6 52 (1.58%) Marketing
7 51 (1.55%) Legal
8 45 (1.37%) Games
9 35 (1.07%) Retail Banking
10 33 (1.00%) Front Office
11 31 (0.94%) Automotive
11 31 (0.94%) Investment Banking
12 30 (0.91%) Advertising
13 29 (0.88%) Financial Institution
14 27 (0.82%) Law
15 24 (0.73%) Military
16 21 (0.64%) Manufacturing
17 20 (0.61%) Electronics
18 16 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
18 16 (0.49%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1446 (44.00%) Analyst
2 973 (29.61%) Test Analyst
3 545 (16.59%) Tester
4 310 (9.43%) Test Engineer
5 301 (9.16%) Business Analyst
6 271 (8.25%) QA Engineer
7 193 (5.87%) Developer
8 189 (5.75%) Consultant
9 180 (5.48%) Senior Analyst
10 163 (4.96%) Software Tester
10 163 (4.96%) Test Leader
11 160 (4.87%) Senior Test Analyst
12 150 (4.56%) QA Analyst
13 148 (4.50%) Automation Engineer
14 141 (4.29%) Test Manager
15 123 (3.74%) Test Consultant
16 120 (3.65%) Software Engineer
17 115 (3.50%) QA Tester
18 98 (2.98%) Senior Tester
19 87 (2.65%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 390 (11.87%) .NET
2 308 (9.37%) Web Services
3 238 (7.24%) XML
4 212 (6.45%) HTML
5 136 (4.14%) Gherkin
6 132 (4.02%) CSS
7 100 (3.04%) ASP.NET
8 98 (2.98%) SOAP
9 88 (2.68%) RESTful
10 64 (1.95%) REST
11 62 (1.89%) jQuery
12 61 (1.86%) .NET Framework
12 61 (1.86%) J2EE
13 45 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
14 34 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 33 (1.00%) Flash
16 30 (0.91%) LAMP
17 26 (0.79%) JSP
18 25 (0.76%) WPF
19 24 (0.73%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 426 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 204 (6.21%) Open Source
3 136 (4.14%) Management Information System
4 113 (3.44%) Computer Science
5 111 (3.38%) Mobile App
6 67 (2.04%) Client/Server
7 61 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
8 53 (1.61%) User Experience
9 51 (1.55%) Mathematics
10 42 (1.28%) Equities
11 40 (1.22%) Fixed Income
12 36 (1.10%) iPhone
13 34 (1.03%) Life Science
14 33 (1.00%) Data Structures
15 32 (0.97%) Derivative
16 31 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 30 (0.91%) Blog
18 28 (0.85%) iPad
19 27 (0.82%) GIS
20 23 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 373 (11.35%) Windows
2 191 (5.81%) Linux
3 180 (5.48%) UNIX
4 73 (2.22%) Android
5 66 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 63 (1.92%) Apple iOS
7 62 (1.89%) Windows XP
8 58 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 41 (1.25%) Windows 7
10 29 (0.88%) Solaris
11 20 (0.61%) Windows 2000
12 16 (0.49%) Mac OS X
13 12 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (0.27%) AIX
15 8 (0.24%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.12%) Debian
16 4 (0.12%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.091%) Windows Vista
18 1 (0.030%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 1374 (41.81%) Agile Software Development
2 625 (19.02%) Test Automation
3 622 (18.93%) User Acceptance Testing
4 620 (18.87%) Software Testing
5 591 (17.99%) Automated Testing
6 486 (14.79%) Manual Testing
7 470 (14.30%) Scrum
8 451 (13.72%) Test Strategy
9 450 (13.69%) Regression Testing
10 371 (11.29%) TDD
11 370 (11.26%) BDD
12 288 (8.76%) Performance Testing
13 284 (8.64%) Project Management
14 281 (8.55%) Automation Testing
15 276 (8.40%) Test Management
16 251 (7.64%) Business Analysis
17 234 (7.12%) Continuous Integration
18 224 (6.82%) Integration Testing
19 212 (6.45%) E-Commerce
20 190 (5.78%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1049 (31.92%) SQL
2 612 (18.62%) Java
3 477 (14.52%) C#
4 334 (10.16%) JavaScript
5 177 (5.39%) Ruby
6 133 (4.05%) Python
7 111 (3.38%) PHP
8 86 (2.62%) T-SQL
9 85 (2.59%) C
10 80 (2.43%) C++
11 79 (2.40%) PL/SQL
12 55 (1.67%) Perl
12 55 (1.67%) VB.NET
13 42 (1.28%) Shell Script
14 37 (1.13%) VB
15 28 (0.85%) VBScript
15 28 (0.85%) Bash Shell
16 25 (0.76%) PowerShell
17 20 (0.61%) VBA
18 16 (0.49%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 818 (24.89%) ISEB
2 507 (15.43%) ISTQB
3 494 (15.03%) Degree
4 337 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 184 (5.60%) Security Cleared
6 122 (3.71%) SC Cleared
7 47 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 35 (1.07%) DV Cleared
9 31 (0.94%) HND
10 23 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 10 (0.30%) PMI Certification
13 9 (0.27%) MCSE
13 9 (0.27%) PhD
13 9 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
14 8 (0.24%) HP ASE
15 7 (0.21%) PMP
16 5 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 4 (0.12%) CCNA
17 4 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1151 (35.03%) QA
2 37 (1.13%) SLA
3 26 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (0.52%) GAMP
5 13 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.24%) EMIR
6 8 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
7 7 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.21%) UCITS
8 6 (0.18%) HL7
9 5 (0.15%) MiFID
9 5 (0.15%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.15%) FATCA
10 4 (0.12%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.12%) COBIT
10 4 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 3 (0.091%) GCP
11 3 (0.091%) GMP
11 3 (0.091%) Basel II
11 3 (0.091%) GAAP
System Software
1 58 (1.77%) Active Directory
2 40 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (0.88%) XenApp
4 19 (0.58%) vSphere
5 11 (0.33%) VirtualBox
5 11 (0.33%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.24%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.21%) Firmware
8 6 (0.18%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.15%) Cygwin
10 4 (0.12%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.030%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.030%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.030%) KVM
11 1 (0.030%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 365 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (0.64%) HP SIM
2 21 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
3 12 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (0.37%) Netcool
3 12 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (0.27%) Puppet
5 8 (0.24%) Control-M
6 5 (0.15%) WSUS
6 5 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.15%) SCCM
7 3 (0.091%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.061%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.030%) cPanel
9 1 (0.030%) Oozie
9 1 (0.030%) BMC Performance Manager
9 1 (0.030%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.030%) Nagios
Vendors
1 451 (13.72%) Microsoft
2 298 (9.07%) HP
3 264 (8.03%) Oracle
4 71 (2.16%) SAP
5 70 (2.13%) VMware
6 62 (1.89%) Citrix
7 57 (1.73%) IBM
8 34 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
9 29 (0.88%) Cisco
10 25 (0.76%) Endeca
11 24 (0.73%) CODA
12 22 (0.67%) Cognos
13 21 (0.64%) SolarWinds
13 21 (0.64%) Kaseya
13 21 (0.64%) RedPrairie
14 20 (0.61%) Telerik
15 19 (0.58%) Adobe
15 19 (0.58%) hybris
16 17 (0.52%) Fujitsu
16 17 (0.52%) Siebel
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
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Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
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Salary: From £48,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Great bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Goole, North Humberside
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Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
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Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
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Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £27000 to £50000 per annum - 12.5% bonus, Stock options, 25 days holi
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + BENEFITS
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