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 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 212 196 209
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1589 1819 1473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.46% 1.52% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.83% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1339 1515 1235
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,690 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+4.82% +6.06%

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
92318 99153 88437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.54% 82.71% 80.82%
Number of salaries quoted 75379 80339 72907
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +6.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -8 1467 £40,000 - 204
London -36 498 £45,000 -5.26% 66
South East -18 304 £43,500 +16.00% 41
Yorkshire -18 156 £32,500 - 16
East of England -3 145 £40,000 - 14
City of London -7 137 £42,500 -10.52% 30
West Midlands +16 102 £32,500 -7.14% 16
North West -1 101 £37,500 +7.14% 26
South West +5 97 £35,000 -12.50% 10
West Yorkshire -30 92 £35,000 +7.69% 13
Scotland +66 81 £37,500 +22.95% 19
Hampshire -3 79 £43,500 +24.28% 4
Surrey -24 70 £45,000 +3.44% 9
Cambridgeshire +10 65 £47,500 +5.55% 6
Leeds -23 63 £35,000 - 10
East Midlands +1 52 £32,500 - 7
Manchester +32 51 £40,000 +17.64% 15
Berkshire -27 50 £47,500 +18.75% 6
Cambridge +12 49 £47,500 +23.37% 6
Hertfordshire -2 40 £35,000 -26.31% 5
Edinburgh +36 38 £50,000 +58.73% 10
Birmingham 0 36 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Glasgow +29 34 £34,500 -31.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +2 34 £38,750 +21.09% 6
North Yorkshire +2 30 £32,500 -
Cheshire -5 30 £33,000 -12.00% 7
Bristol -27 29 £36,250 +3.57% 5
West Sussex +26 28 £28,250 -19.28% 4
Reading -19 28 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Southampton +21 25 £42,500 +13.33%

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 1433 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
2 1312 (39.85%) QA
3 1113 (33.81%) SQL
4 940 (28.55%) Finance
5 872 (26.49%) Selenium
6 757 (23.00%) ISEB
7 717 (21.78%) Java
8 624 (18.96%) User Acceptance Testing
9 619 (18.80%) Software Testing
10 597 (18.13%) Automated Testing
11 583 (17.71%) C#
12 558 (16.95%) ISTQB
12 558 (16.95%) Test Automation
13 515 (15.64%) SDLC
14 497 (15.10%) Manual Testing
15 473 (14.37%) Regression Testing
16 472 (14.34%) Microsoft
17 458 (13.91%) Degree
18 454 (13.79%) Scrum
19 453 (13.76%) .NET
20 401 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
21 382 (11.60%) Test Strategy
22 377 (11.45%) SQL Server
23 364 (11.06%) WebDriver
24 337 (10.24%) Project Management
25 322 (9.78%) Oracle
25 322 (9.78%) JIRA
26 318 (9.66%) JavaScript
27 306 (9.30%) Banking
28 302 (9.17%) TDD

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 67 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 40 (1.22%) IIS
3 31 (0.94%) WebSphere
4 21 (0.64%) CMS
5 18 (0.55%) WebLogic
6 14 (0.43%) Apache Solr
7 13 (0.39%) SAS
8 11 (0.33%) ArcGIS
8 11 (0.33%) WebSphere Portal
9 9 (0.27%) Confluence
9 9 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
10 8 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.18%) NetWeaver
12 5 (0.15%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.12%) Apache
13 4 (0.12%) WordPress
14 3 (0.091%) Drupal
14 3 (0.091%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.091%) Documentum
Applications
1 296 (8.99%) MS Excel
2 167 (5.07%) MS Office
3 59 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 48 (1.46%) MS Project
5 24 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.030%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.030%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.030%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 64 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
3 23 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (0.49%) Oracle Utilities
5 13 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
6 12 (0.36%) Summit
6 12 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
7 11 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
7 11 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
8 10 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
8 10 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
9 9 (0.27%) SAP CRM
10 7 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
10 7 (0.21%) ResourceLink
10 7 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 6 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
11 6 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
12 5 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 5 (0.15%) JDE OneWorld
13 4 (0.12%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 46 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
1 46 (1.40%) SaaS
2 24 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.091%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.061%) Office 365
6 1 (0.030%) GitHub
6 1 (0.030%) IaaS
6 1 (0.030%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.030%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.030%) PaaS
6 1 (0.030%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 56 (1.70%) HTTP
2 45 (1.37%) Internet
3 32 (0.97%) TCP/IP
4 17 (0.52%) Skype
5 10 (0.30%) SAN
6 8 (0.24%) Firewall
6 8 (0.24%) Wireshark
6 8 (0.24%) Unified Communications
7 7 (0.21%) LTE
7 7 (0.21%) Wireless
7 7 (0.21%) DNS
8 3 (0.091%) DHCP
8 3 (0.091%) SSL
8 3 (0.091%) IPv4
8 3 (0.091%) 3G
8 3 (0.091%) FTP
8 3 (0.091%) Network Security
9 2 (0.061%) WebEx
9 2 (0.061%) MPLS
9 2 (0.061%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 377 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 126 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
3 88 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 66 (2.00%) Relational Database
5 65 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 61 (1.85%) MySQL
7 47 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 43 (1.31%) Oracle Database
9 36 (1.09%) Big Data
10 26 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 25 (0.76%) DB2
11 25 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
12 24 (0.73%) MS Access
13 16 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 16 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
14 15 (0.46%) RDBMS
15 14 (0.43%) Star Schema
15 14 (0.43%) Cognos Impromptu
15 14 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
16 12 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 872 (26.49%) Selenium
2 364 (11.06%) WebDriver
3 322 (9.78%) JIRA
4 248 (7.53%) HP UFT
5 236 (7.17%) Cucumber
6 170 (5.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 133 (4.04%) Visual Studio
8 129 (3.92%) LoadRunner
9 114 (3.46%) Jenkins
10 112 (3.40%) JMeter
11 108 (3.28%) SpecFlow
12 94 (2.86%) SoapUI
12 94 (2.86%) JUnit
13 79 (2.40%) Eclipse
14 73 (2.22%) Subversion
15 61 (1.85%) TestNG
16 55 (1.67%) Maven
17 51 (1.55%) NUnit
18 47 (1.43%) FitNesse
19 41 (1.25%) Bugzilla
General
1 940 (28.55%) Finance
2 306 (9.30%) Banking
3 209 (6.35%) Retail
4 109 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 72 (2.19%) Games
6 59 (1.79%) Investment Banking
7 52 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 47 (1.43%) Marketing
9 46 (1.40%) Billing
10 34 (1.03%) Legal
11 29 (0.88%) Law
11 29 (0.88%) Back Office
12 27 (0.82%) Financial Institution
13 20 (0.61%) Advertising
13 20 (0.61%) Military
14 18 (0.55%) Publishing
15 16 (0.49%) General Ledger
16 14 (0.43%) Retail Banking
17 13 (0.39%) Front Office
18 12 (0.36%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1486 (45.14%) Analyst
2 1024 (31.11%) Test Analyst
3 645 (19.59%) Tester
4 300 (9.11%) Business Analyst
5 287 (8.72%) Test Engineer
6 239 (7.26%) Developer
7 226 (6.87%) Software Tester
8 203 (6.17%) QA Engineer
9 202 (6.14%) QA Analyst
10 171 (5.19%) Consultant
11 168 (5.10%) Senior Analyst
12 134 (4.07%) Test Leader
13 127 (3.86%) Automation Tester
13 127 (3.86%) Test Manager
14 125 (3.80%) Software Engineer
15 117 (3.55%) Senior Test Analyst
16 104 (3.16%) QA Tester
17 84 (2.55%) Automation Engineer
18 80 (2.43%) Junior
19 76 (2.31%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 453 (13.76%) .NET
2 278 (8.44%) HTML
3 243 (7.38%) XML
4 212 (6.44%) Web Services
5 161 (4.89%) ASP.NET
6 124 (3.77%) CSS
7 100 (3.04%) Gherkin
8 71 (2.16%) SOAP
9 66 (2.00%) jQuery
10 57 (1.73%) .NET Framework
11 53 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 46 (1.40%) J2EE
13 38 (1.15%) REST
14 37 (1.12%) RESTful
15 31 (0.94%) HTML5
16 28 (0.85%) LAMP
17 24 (0.73%) Backbone.js
17 24 (0.73%) AngularJS
18 23 (0.70%) WCF
19 20 (0.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 401 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
2 139 (4.22%) Computer Science
3 111 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 91 (2.76%) Mobile App
5 82 (2.49%) User Experience
6 67 (2.04%) Client/Server
7 47 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 36 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 31 (0.94%) Replication
9 31 (0.94%) Derivative
9 31 (0.94%) Mathematics
10 30 (0.91%) Fixed Income
10 30 (0.91%) Equities
11 27 (0.82%) Data Integration
12 26 (0.79%) iPhone
13 23 (0.70%) N-Tier
14 22 (0.67%) iPad
15 20 (0.61%) Blog
16 16 (0.49%) AS400
16 16 (0.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 290 (8.81%) Windows
2 186 (5.65%) UNIX
3 171 (5.19%) Linux
4 104 (3.16%) Android
5 87 (2.64%) Apple iOS
6 26 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (0.64%) Windows XP
9 17 (0.52%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.27%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.27%) Windows Vista
12 8 (0.24%) Windows 2000
13 5 (0.15%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.12%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.091%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.091%) AIX
16 2 (0.061%) Solaris
16 2 (0.061%) VMS
16 2 (0.061%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1433 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
2 624 (18.96%) User Acceptance Testing
3 619 (18.80%) Software Testing
4 597 (18.13%) Automated Testing
5 558 (16.95%) Test Automation
6 515 (15.64%) SDLC
7 497 (15.10%) Manual Testing
8 473 (14.37%) Regression Testing
9 454 (13.79%) Scrum
10 382 (11.60%) Test Strategy
11 337 (10.24%) Project Management
12 302 (9.17%) TDD
13 295 (8.96%) Integration Testing
14 293 (8.90%) BDD
15 290 (8.81%) Automation Testing
16 286 (8.69%) Performance Testing
17 250 (7.59%) Waterfall
18 240 (7.29%) Test Management
19 210 (6.38%) User Stories
20 206 (6.26%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1113 (33.81%) SQL
2 717 (21.78%) Java
3 583 (17.71%) C#
4 318 (9.66%) JavaScript
5 163 (4.95%) C++
6 151 (4.59%) Python
7 133 (4.04%) C
8 106 (3.22%) T-SQL
9 91 (2.76%) Ruby
10 80 (2.43%) PHP
11 77 (2.34%) Perl
12 76 (2.31%) VB
13 60 (1.82%) PL/SQL
14 22 (0.67%) VBScript
15 20 (0.61%) VB.NET
16 15 (0.46%) Bash Shell
17 14 (0.43%) TypeScript
17 14 (0.43%) Objective-C
18 13 (0.39%) Shell Script
19 10 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 757 (23.00%) ISEB
2 558 (16.95%) ISTQB
3 458 (13.91%) Degree
4 302 (9.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 192 (5.83%) Security Cleared
6 116 (3.52%) SC Cleared
7 47 (1.43%) DV Cleared
8 40 (1.22%) CISA
8 40 (1.22%) CISSP
9 32 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 29 (0.88%) PMI Certification
11 27 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 24 (0.73%) HND
13 19 (0.58%) PMP
14 13 (0.39%) APMP
15 11 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
16 9 (0.27%) IBM Certification
16 9 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 8 (0.24%) HP ASE
18 7 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1312 (39.85%) QA
2 21 (0.64%) SLA
3 10 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.15%) TickIT
8 2 (0.061%) WAI
8 2 (0.061%) COBIT
8 2 (0.061%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.061%) COREP
8 2 (0.061%) FINREP
8 2 (0.061%) Basel III
9 1 (0.030%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.030%) MiFID
9 1 (0.030%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.030%) HL7
9 1 (0.030%) DICOM
System Software
1 25 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.15%) vSphere
3 5 (0.15%) KVM
4 3 (0.091%) Docker
4 3 (0.091%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.091%) Firmware
4 3 (0.091%) XenApp
5 2 (0.061%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.030%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 215 (6.53%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.49%) Puppet
3 12 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.24%) MOM
5 4 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.091%) SCCM
6 3 (0.091%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (0.091%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (0.091%) Oozie
7 1 (0.030%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.030%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.030%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.030%) nmon
Vendors
1 472 (14.34%) Microsoft
2 322 (9.78%) Oracle
3 224 (6.80%) HP
4 75 (2.28%) SAP
5 48 (1.46%) IBM
6 30 (0.91%) VMware
7 29 (0.88%) Cognos
7 29 (0.88%) Capita
8 25 (0.76%) Citrix
9 24 (0.73%) Business Objects
10 16 (0.49%) Telerik
11 14 (0.43%) Google
12 13 (0.39%) WorldPay
12 13 (0.39%) Laserfiche
13 12 (0.36%) ESRI
13 12 (0.36%) Fujitsu
14 10 (0.30%) Bloomberg
14 10 (0.30%) Charles River
14 10 (0.30%) Progress
15 9 (0.27%) Informatica
South West London
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £38,000 to £40,000 per annum Negotiable (strong benefits)
Posted: 58 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West London
ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 hours ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment Midlands Ltd
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Salary: £Market Rates
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: excellent benefits & bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago