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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 203 194 200
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1615 1771 1551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.51% 1.51% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.84% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1315 1497 1287
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -

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
89248 96221 87010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.53% 81.95% 79.97%
Number of salaries quoted 72491 78159 71532
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(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 -1 1499 £40,000 - 182
London -25 512 £47,500 - 65
South East +13 338 £42,500 +21.42% 35
Yorkshire -11 182 £33,000 +1.53% 12
East of England -4 138 £45,000 +12.50% 10
City of London -12 121 £42,500 -10.52% 25
West Midlands +26 110 £32,500 +3.17% 12
North West +11 102 £32,500 -7.14% 16
West Yorkshire -30 100 £35,000 +7.69% 6
South West +4 91 £35,000 -12.50% 19
Surrey +4 78 £42,500 -10.52% 10
Scotland +57 75 £42,926 +14.46% 11
Hampshire +21 70 £42,500 +34.92% 9
Cambridgeshire +13 70 £46,250 +8.82% 5
Leeds -25 69 £35,000 - 2
Berkshire +1 63 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Cambridge +26 54 £47,500 +25.82% 4
Manchester +32 48 £32,500 +1.56% 7
West Sussex +28 38 £47,500 +35.71% 3
Buckinghamshire +7 38 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Birmingham +6 38 £35,000 -22.22% 7
Gloucestershire +18 37 £35,000 -17.64% 2
North Yorkshire +16 35 £30,000 - 4
Cheshire +4 35 £33,000 -17.50% 6
Edinburgh +47 33 £50,000 +62.60% 3
Southampton +18 29 £41,250 +26.92% 3
South Yorkshire -1 29 £33,000 -2.22% 2
Sheffield -5 29 £33,000 -2.22% 2
Glasgow +14 27 £35,000 -22.22% 5
South Wales -14 27 £40,000 +17.64% 1

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1384 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 1192 (38.06%) QA
3 1080 (34.48%) SQL
4 885 (28.26%) Finance
5 837 (26.72%) Selenium
6 740 (23.63%) ISEB
7 689 (22.00%) Java
8 607 (19.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 601 (19.19%) Software Testing
10 568 (18.14%) Automated Testing
11 555 (17.72%) Test Automation
12 523 (16.70%) ISTQB
13 521 (16.63%) C#
14 482 (15.39%) Manual Testing
15 470 (15.01%) Regression Testing
16 436 (13.92%) Scrum
17 426 (13.60%) Degree
18 422 (13.47%) .NET
19 410 (13.09%) Microsoft
20 366 (11.69%) Test Strategy
21 354 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
22 351 (11.21%) WebDriver
23 336 (10.73%) SQL Server
24 316 (10.09%) Project Management
25 304 (9.71%) Performance Testing
26 301 (9.61%) TDD
27 296 (9.45%) JavaScript
27 296 (9.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
28 291 (9.29%) BDD
29 290 (9.26%) Banking

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 76 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 35 (1.12%) IIS
3 31 (0.99%) WebSphere
4 19 (0.61%) CMS
5 17 (0.54%) WebLogic
6 14 (0.45%) Apache Solr
7 11 (0.35%) SAS
8 9 (0.29%) WebSphere Portal
8 9 (0.29%) Confluence
8 9 (0.29%) ArcGIS
9 8 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.19%) Apache
11 6 (0.19%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.16%) JBoss
13 4 (0.13%) Commerce Server
13 4 (0.13%) WordPress
13 4 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.096%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 248 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 143 (4.57%) MS Office
3 48 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 28 (0.89%) MS Project
5 23 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.096%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.032%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.032%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.032%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 66 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
4 17 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
5 15 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
5 15 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
6 14 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
7 13 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
8 11 (0.35%) Summit
8 11 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
9 10 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
9 10 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
10 7 (0.22%) ResourceLink
11 6 (0.19%) SAP CO
11 6 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
11 6 (0.19%) SAP R/3
11 6 (0.19%) SAP FI
11 6 (0.19%) JDE OneWorld
11 6 (0.19%) SAP Retail
12 5 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 44 (1.40%) SaaS
2 43 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.16%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.096%) PaaS
5 3 (0.096%) Heroku
6 2 (0.064%) Office 365
7 1 (0.032%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.032%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.032%) GitHub
7 1 (0.032%) IaaS
7 1 (0.032%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 53 (1.69%) HTTP
2 39 (1.25%) TCP/IP
3 38 (1.21%) Internet
4 10 (0.32%) Skype
5 8 (0.26%) Firewall
5 8 (0.26%) Wireshark
6 7 (0.22%) Unified Communications
7 6 (0.19%) Wireless
7 6 (0.19%) DNS
7 6 (0.19%) LTE
8 5 (0.16%) ATM
8 5 (0.16%) SSL
9 4 (0.13%) Network Security
10 3 (0.096%) DHCP
10 3 (0.096%) 3G
10 3 (0.096%) VPN
11 2 (0.064%) 2.5G
11 2 (0.064%) IPv4
11 2 (0.064%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.064%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 336 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 112 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
3 84 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 70 (2.23%) Relational Database
5 60 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 53 (1.69%) MySQL
7 43 (1.37%) Oracle Database
8 38 (1.21%) Big Data
9 30 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
10 26 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 23 (0.73%) DB2
12 20 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
12 20 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 19 (0.61%) RDBMS
14 16 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
15 12 (0.38%) MS Access
15 12 (0.38%) Oracle ODI
16 10 (0.32%) Star Schema
16 10 (0.32%) Cognos Impromptu
16 10 (0.32%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 837 (26.72%) Selenium
2 351 (11.21%) WebDriver
3 286 (9.13%) JIRA
4 259 (8.27%) QuickTest Pro
5 224 (7.15%) Cucumber
6 143 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 135 (4.31%) LoadRunner
8 132 (4.21%) Visual Studio
9 108 (3.45%) JMeter
9 108 (3.45%) Jenkins
10 106 (3.38%) SpecFlow
11 102 (3.26%) JUnit
12 93 (2.97%) SoapUI
13 74 (2.36%) Eclipse
14 59 (1.88%) TestNG
15 57 (1.82%) Subversion
16 51 (1.63%) Maven
17 48 (1.53%) JBehave
18 45 (1.44%) NUnit
19 37 (1.18%) FitNesse
General
1 885 (28.26%) Finance
2 290 (9.26%) Banking
3 222 (7.09%) Retail
4 99 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 66 (2.11%) Games
6 53 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 39 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 36 (1.15%) Marketing
8 36 (1.15%) Legal
9 32 (1.02%) Law
9 32 (1.02%) Billing
10 31 (0.99%) Back Office
11 27 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 24 (0.77%) Military
13 22 (0.70%) Advertising
14 19 (0.61%) Aerospace
15 18 (0.57%) Automotive
16 16 (0.51%) General Ledger
16 16 (0.51%) Retail Banking
17 13 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1453 (46.39%) Analyst
2 1012 (32.31%) Test Analyst
3 618 (19.73%) Tester
4 279 (8.91%) Business Analyst
5 245 (7.82%) Test Engineer
6 220 (7.02%) Developer
7 208 (6.64%) Software Tester
8 205 (6.55%) QA Engineer
9 173 (5.52%) QA Analyst
10 165 (5.27%) Senior Analyst
11 163 (5.20%) Consultant
12 126 (4.02%) Test Leader
13 117 (3.74%) Senior Test Analyst
14 115 (3.67%) Test Manager
15 112 (3.58%) Automation Tester
16 109 (3.48%) Software Engineer
17 103 (3.29%) QA Tester
18 87 (2.78%) Systems Analyst
19 74 (2.36%) Test Consultant
20 73 (2.33%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 422 (13.47%) .NET
2 243 (7.76%) HTML
3 219 (6.99%) Web Services
4 214 (6.83%) XML
5 140 (4.47%) ASP.NET
6 109 (3.48%) CSS
7 92 (2.94%) Gherkin
8 68 (2.17%) SOAP
9 60 (1.92%) jQuery
10 57 (1.82%) .NET Framework
11 52 (1.66%) ASP.NET MVC
12 47 (1.50%) J2EE
13 41 (1.31%) REST
14 36 (1.15%) RESTful
15 30 (0.96%) HTML5
16 26 (0.83%) LAMP
17 24 (0.77%) WCF
18 22 (0.70%) WinForms
18 22 (0.70%) Ajax
19 20 (0.64%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 354 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (4.28%) Computer Science
3 121 (3.86%) Management Information System
4 98 (3.13%) Open Source
5 86 (2.75%) Mobile App
6 68 (2.17%) User Experience
7 54 (1.72%) Client/Server
8 48 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
9 33 (1.05%) Replication
10 31 (0.99%) Derivative
11 27 (0.86%) Data Integration
11 27 (0.86%) Fixed Income
12 26 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 25 (0.80%) Mathematics
14 24 (0.77%) Equities
14 24 (0.77%) N-Tier
14 24 (0.77%) iPhone
15 20 (0.64%) iPad
15 20 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
16 18 (0.57%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 271 (8.65%) Windows
2 165 (5.27%) Linux
3 163 (5.20%) UNIX
4 96 (3.07%) Android
5 79 (2.52%) Apple iOS
6 28 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (0.73%) Windows 7
7 23 (0.73%) Windows XP
8 21 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (0.51%) Windows 8
11 14 (0.45%) Windows 2000
12 8 (0.26%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.13%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.096%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.064%) Debian
15 2 (0.064%) VMS
15 2 (0.064%) Solaris
15 2 (0.064%) CentOS
15 2 (0.064%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1384 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 607 (19.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 601 (19.19%) Software Testing
4 568 (18.14%) Automated Testing
5 555 (17.72%) Test Automation
6 482 (15.39%) Manual Testing
7 470 (15.01%) Regression Testing
8 436 (13.92%) Scrum
9 366 (11.69%) Test Strategy
10 316 (10.09%) Project Management
11 304 (9.71%) Performance Testing
12 301 (9.61%) TDD
13 291 (9.29%) BDD
14 282 (9.00%) Integration Testing
15 274 (8.75%) Automation Testing
16 253 (8.08%) Waterfall
17 229 (7.31%) Test Management
18 194 (6.19%) Business Analysis
18 194 (6.19%) User Stories
19 189 (6.03%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1080 (34.48%) SQL
2 689 (22.00%) Java
3 521 (16.63%) C#
4 296 (9.45%) JavaScript
5 156 (4.98%) C++
6 140 (4.47%) Python
7 126 (4.02%) C
8 96 (3.07%) T-SQL
9 80 (2.55%) Ruby
10 70 (2.23%) Perl
11 69 (2.20%) PHP
12 62 (1.98%) VB
13 61 (1.95%) PL/SQL
14 26 (0.83%) VB.NET
15 19 (0.61%) VBScript
16 17 (0.54%) Objective-C
16 17 (0.54%) Shell Script
17 14 (0.45%) TypeScript
18 13 (0.42%) Bash Shell
19 12 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 740 (23.63%) ISEB
2 523 (16.70%) ISTQB
3 426 (13.60%) Degree
4 296 (9.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 170 (5.43%) Security Cleared
6 112 (3.58%) SC Cleared
7 44 (1.40%) DV Cleared
8 40 (1.28%) CISA
8 40 (1.28%) CISSP
9 31 (0.99%) HND
10 29 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (0.73%) PMI Certification
12 20 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 18 (0.57%) PMP
14 13 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
14 13 (0.42%) MCSE
15 9 (0.29%) APMP
15 9 (0.29%) MCSA
16 8 (0.26%) HP ASE
17 7 (0.22%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1192 (38.06%) QA
2 19 (0.61%) SLA
3 12 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.16%) TickIT
7 4 (0.13%) HL7
8 3 (0.096%) FATCA
8 3 (0.096%) DICOM
9 2 (0.064%) WAI
9 2 (0.064%) COBIT
9 2 (0.064%) MiFID
10 1 (0.032%) EMIR
10 1 (0.032%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.032%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.032%) Basel II
System Software
1 26 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.32%) vSphere
4 4 (0.13%) Firmware
4 4 (0.13%) KVM
5 3 (0.096%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.096%) XenApp
6 2 (0.064%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.064%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.064%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.032%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.032%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 209 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.35%) Puppet
3 9 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.096%) Oozie
5 3 (0.096%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (0.096%) SCCM
5 3 (0.096%) Capistrano
5 3 (0.096%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.064%) MOM
7 1 (0.032%) nmon
7 1 (0.032%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.032%) BMC Performance Manager
7 1 (0.032%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 410 (13.09%) Microsoft
2 289 (9.23%) Oracle
3 223 (7.12%) HP
4 67 (2.14%) SAP
5 58 (1.85%) IBM
6 32 (1.02%) VMware
7 29 (0.93%) Capita
8 24 (0.77%) Cognos
9 21 (0.67%) Citrix
10 18 (0.57%) Telerik
11 17 (0.54%) Business Objects
12 13 (0.42%) ATG
13 12 (0.38%) Bloomberg
13 12 (0.38%) Laserfiche
14 11 (0.35%) Google
14 11 (0.35%) Siebel
14 11 (0.35%) Charles River
14 11 (0.35%) BT
15 10 (0.32%) Reuters
15 10 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
Bristol, Avon
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + 8% pens, 25 days hols, insurance
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Life Insurance, 25 days hols
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita IT Professional Services
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £28815 - £39550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £28815 - £39550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
IFDS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £32,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Cordant Group PLC
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago