The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 191 208 170
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -38
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1783 1478 1916
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.52% 1.36% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.73% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1478 1236 1658
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94579 85669 91251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.38% 78.68% 77.38%
Number of salaries quoted 76287 70054 77728
Average salary £48,000 £46,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +18 1670 £40,000 +6.66% 220
London +20 693 £47,500 - 83
South East +17 369 £37,500 +7.14% 44
City of London +42 193 £48,500 +2.10% 29
Yorkshire +6 161 £32,500 - 18
East of England +34 157 £40,500 +15.71% 18
West Yorkshire -4 131 £32,750 -3.67% 13
Surrey +45 99 £40,000 +14.28% 11
Hampshire +15 92 £35,000 - 10
Berkshire +32 88 £41,250 +18.70% 10
North West +12 88 £35,000 +12.90% 15
West Midlands 0 83 £35,000 +7.69% 16
Leeds -24 83 £35,000 +6.06% 9
South West -22 82 £37,500 +10.29% 22
East Midlands -19 63 £31,375 -3.46% 4
Cambridgeshire +33 62 £45,000 +36.36% 12
Wales +29 61 £30,000 - 7
South Wales +26 54 £30,000 - 6
Cambridge +17 52 £35,500 +9.23% 8
Reading +18 51 £40,000 +13.47% 3
Hertfordshire -8 41 £47,500 +11.76%
Cardiff +14 36 £30,000 -1.63% 5
Buckinghamshire +15 34 £35,000 - 7
Scotland -9 33 £31,000 +3.33% 6
Bristol -12 32 £35,000 +2.94% 6
Cheshire +4 30 £31,500 +31.25% 2
Leicestershire -7 30 £35,000 -11.39% 1
Milton Keynes -7 27 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Watford +3 26 £47,500 +35.71%
Manchester -1 26 £34,000 +4.61% 4

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1314 (36.58%) QA
2 1200 (33.41%) SQL
3 970 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
4 916 (25.50%) Finance
5 892 (24.83%) ISEB
6 881 (24.53%) Selenium
7 764 (21.27%) Software Testing
8 748 (20.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 661 (18.40%) Automated Testing
10 651 (18.12%) Java
11 645 (17.96%) Degree
12 570 (15.87%) C#
13 569 (15.84%) .NET
14 557 (15.51%) Test Automation
15 494 (13.75%) ISTQB
16 466 (12.97%) Test Strategy
17 448 (12.47%) Microsoft
18 447 (12.44%) Scrum
19 416 (11.58%) Regression Testing
20 408 (11.36%) SQL Server
21 399 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
22 396 (11.02%) Automation Testing
23 384 (10.69%) TDD
24 383 (10.66%) Manual Testing
25 367 (10.22%) Windows
26 364 (10.13%) HP Quality Center
27 355 (9.88%) JavaScript
28 345 (9.60%) Oracle
29 335 (9.33%) WebDriver
30 312 (8.69%) BDD

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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
1 148 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 70 (1.95%) IIS
3 37 (1.03%) Tomcat
4 28 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
5 25 (0.70%) Confluence
6 23 (0.64%) WebSphere
7 21 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
8 17 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
9 16 (0.45%) CMS
10 14 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (0.39%) Apache Solr
11 10 (0.28%) MS Exchange
12 9 (0.25%) Apache
12 9 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.25%) Adobe CQ
13 8 (0.22%) Commerce Server
14 7 (0.19%) ColdFusion
14 7 (0.19%) LiveLink
15 6 (0.17%) GlassFish
16 5 (0.14%) Liferay
Applications
1 282 (7.85%) MS Excel
2 106 (2.95%) MS Office
3 41 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (0.95%) MS Project
5 30 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.084%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.084%) Stata
7 3 (0.084%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.028%) Casewise Modeler
8 1 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 62 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (0.67%) Magento
4 22 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
5 16 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
6 14 (0.39%) JDE OneWorld
7 12 (0.33%) SAP HR
7 12 (0.33%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 10 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
8 10 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
8 10 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
9 9 (0.25%) SAP HCM
10 8 (0.22%) Fredhopper
11 7 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
11 7 (0.19%) SAP FI
12 5 (0.14%) PeopleSoft Financials
12 5 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
12 5 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
12 5 (0.14%) SAP CRM
13 4 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 39 (1.09%) SaaS
2 28 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (0.47%) Basecamp
4 15 (0.42%) GitHub
5 11 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (0.31%) Heroku
6 8 (0.22%) Taleo
7 4 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.056%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.028%) PaaS
9 1 (0.028%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (2.45%) Internet
2 43 (1.20%) HTTP
3 37 (1.03%) Wireless
4 33 (0.92%) TCP/IP
5 26 (0.72%) Firewall
6 22 (0.61%) LAN
7 14 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
7 14 (0.39%) Bluetooth
8 13 (0.36%) DNS
9 12 (0.33%) ATM
10 11 (0.31%) WAN
11 9 (0.25%) Intranet
12 8 (0.22%) SSL
12 8 (0.22%) HTTPS
13 7 (0.19%) NFC
13 7 (0.19%) GSM
13 7 (0.19%) 3G
14 6 (0.17%) SAN
14 6 (0.17%) GPRS
15 5 (0.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 408 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 167 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 99 (2.76%) MySQL
4 72 (2.00%) Oracle Database
5 63 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 50 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 42 (1.17%) RDBMS
7 42 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
8 39 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 38 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 34 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
11 31 (0.86%) MongoDB
12 25 (0.70%) Big Data
13 24 (0.67%) DB2
14 22 (0.61%) Data Mining
15 21 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
16 18 (0.50%) RavenDB
17 16 (0.45%) NoSQL
17 16 (0.45%) MS Access
18 15 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 881 (24.53%) Selenium
2 399 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
3 335 (9.33%) WebDriver
4 300 (8.35%) JIRA
5 255 (7.10%) Cucumber
6 183 (5.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 167 (4.65%) LoadRunner
8 149 (4.15%) Visual Studio
9 146 (4.06%) JMeter
10 141 (3.93%) JUnit
11 139 (3.87%) Jenkins
12 116 (3.23%) SoapUI
12 116 (3.23%) NUnit
13 102 (2.84%) Subversion
14 92 (2.56%) WATIR
15 78 (2.17%) Git (software)
16 71 (1.98%) Hudson
17 63 (1.75%) SpecFlow
18 56 (1.56%) Bugzilla
19 47 (1.31%) WinRunner
General
1 916 (25.50%) Finance
2 249 (6.93%) Retail
3 233 (6.49%) Banking
4 106 (2.95%) Telecoms
5 73 (2.03%) Back Office
6 64 (1.78%) Investment Banking
7 54 (1.50%) Games
8 49 (1.36%) Front Office
9 40 (1.11%) Legal
10 36 (1.00%) Marketing
11 33 (0.92%) Retail Banking
12 31 (0.86%) Publishing
13 28 (0.78%) Advertising
14 27 (0.75%) Law
14 27 (0.75%) Electronics
15 25 (0.70%) Financial Institution
16 24 (0.67%) Automotive
16 24 (0.67%) Manufacturing
17 13 (0.36%) Aerospace
17 13 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 1698 (47.27%) Analyst
2 1118 (31.12%) Test Analyst
3 570 (15.87%) Tester
4 386 (10.75%) Test Engineer
5 348 (9.69%) Developer
6 318 (8.85%) Business Analyst
7 256 (7.13%) QA Engineer
8 251 (6.99%) QA Analyst
9 200 (5.57%) Senior Analyst
10 171 (4.76%) Software Tester
11 153 (4.26%) Senior Test Analyst
12 152 (4.23%) Test Leader
13 133 (3.70%) Consultant
14 127 (3.54%) Automation Analyst
15 124 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
16 116 (3.23%) Software Engineer
17 114 (3.17%) Automation Engineer
18 109 (3.03%) Test Manager
18 109 (3.03%) Automation Test Analyst
19 96 (2.67%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 569 (15.84%) .NET
2 303 (8.44%) Web Services
3 291 (8.10%) HTML
4 255 (7.10%) XML
5 196 (5.46%) CSS
6 170 (4.73%) SOAP
7 162 (4.51%) ASP.NET
8 124 (3.45%) jQuery
9 118 (3.29%) REST
10 102 (2.84%) Gherkin
11 96 (2.67%) .NET Framework
12 84 (2.34%) WCF
13 67 (1.87%) RESTful
14 56 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
15 53 (1.48%) CSS3
16 50 (1.39%) HTML5
17 48 (1.34%) J2EE
17 48 (1.34%) WPF
18 47 (1.31%) Middleware
19 43 (1.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 172 (4.79%) Computer Science
2 158 (4.40%) Mobile App
3 143 (3.98%) Management Information System
4 141 (3.93%) Open Source
5 77 (2.14%) Mathematics
6 66 (1.84%) Client/Server
7 63 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
8 61 (1.70%) Equities
9 59 (1.64%) Fixed Income
10 44 (1.22%) Blackberry
11 40 (1.11%) Mainframe
12 34 (0.95%) Hedge funds
13 29 (0.81%) Statistics
14 28 (0.78%) Life Science
15 26 (0.72%) EFT
16 25 (0.70%) EPoS
17 23 (0.64%) Derivative
18 22 (0.61%) Physics
19 20 (0.56%) AS400
19 20 (0.56%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 367 (10.22%) Windows
2 182 (5.07%) Linux
3 162 (4.51%) UNIX
4 132 (3.67%) Android
5 129 (3.59%) Apple iOS
6 28 (0.78%) Windows XP
7 23 (0.64%) Windows 7
8 20 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
10 12 (0.33%) Mac OS X
11 11 (0.31%) Windows Phone
12 10 (0.28%) Solaris
12 10 (0.28%) Windows Vista
13 9 (0.25%) Windows 8
13 9 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.17%) Windows 2000
14 6 (0.17%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 970 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
2 764 (21.27%) Software Testing
3 748 (20.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 661 (18.40%) Automated Testing
5 557 (15.51%) Test Automation
6 466 (12.97%) Test Strategy
7 447 (12.44%) Scrum
8 416 (11.58%) Regression Testing
9 396 (11.02%) Automation Testing
10 384 (10.69%) TDD
11 383 (10.66%) Manual Testing
12 312 (8.69%) BDD
13 301 (8.38%) Performance Testing
14 281 (7.82%) Project Management
15 243 (6.77%) System Testing
16 227 (6.32%) E-Commerce
17 216 (6.01%) Business Analysis
18 212 (5.90%) Integration Testing
19 210 (5.85%) Test Management
20 194 (5.40%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1200 (33.41%) SQL
2 651 (18.12%) Java
3 570 (15.87%) C#
4 355 (9.88%) JavaScript
5 183 (5.09%) Ruby
6 168 (4.68%) Python
7 119 (3.31%) VB
8 108 (3.01%) PHP
9 104 (2.90%) C++
10 85 (2.37%) C
11 78 (2.17%) T-SQL
12 73 (2.03%) VBScript
13 69 (1.92%) PL/SQL
14 64 (1.78%) VB.NET
14 64 (1.78%) Perl
15 34 (0.95%) Shell Script
16 31 (0.86%) Groovy
17 22 (0.61%) Bash Shell
18 19 (0.53%) VBA
19 17 (0.47%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 892 (24.83%) ISEB
2 645 (17.96%) Degree
3 494 (13.75%) ISTQB
4 229 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 124 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 82 (2.28%) SC Cleared
7 31 (0.86%) HND
8 24 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
9 22 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 22 (0.61%) DV Cleared
10 19 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (0.53%) PhD
11 17 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 11 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
13 9 (0.25%) HP ASE
14 5 (0.14%) HNC
15 4 (0.11%) PMI Certification
16 2 (0.056%) OSCP
16 2 (0.056%) CCNA
16 2 (0.056%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1314 (36.58%) QA
2 64 (1.78%) SLA
3 20 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
4 18 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 17 (0.47%) EMIR
6 15 (0.42%) UCITS
7 7 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.17%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.084%) Basel III
9 3 (0.084%) FATCA
10 2 (0.056%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.056%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.056%) MiFID
10 2 (0.056%) HL7
11 1 (0.028%) JTAG
11 1 (0.028%) WAI
11 1 (0.028%) GAMP
11 1 (0.028%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.028%) DO-178B
System Software
1 36 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 29 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.70%) XenApp
4 16 (0.45%) VirtualBox
4 16 (0.45%) XenDesktop
5 15 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.084%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.084%) Docker
7 1 (0.028%) Xen
7 1 (0.028%) vSphere
7 1 (0.028%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.028%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 364 (10.13%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.33%) Puppet
3 10 (0.28%) Tivoli
4 8 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
4 8 (0.22%) HP SIM
5 7 (0.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.17%) Netcool
7 3 (0.084%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.056%) CA LISA
8 2 (0.056%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.056%) OpenView
8 2 (0.056%) Nessus
9 1 (0.028%) Control-M
9 1 (0.028%) Nagios
9 1 (0.028%) TIBCO Hawk
9 1 (0.028%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.028%) Oozie
9 1 (0.028%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 448 (12.47%) Microsoft
2 345 (9.60%) Oracle
3 250 (6.96%) HP
4 101 (2.81%) SAP
5 82 (2.28%) IBM
6 73 (2.03%) Citrix
7 48 (1.34%) VMware
8 30 (0.84%) Endeca
9 27 (0.75%) Adobe
10 25 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
11 23 (0.64%) Cognos
12 22 (0.61%) RedPrairie
13 21 (0.58%) JBoss
13 21 (0.58%) T-Plan
14 19 (0.53%) SunGard
15 18 (0.50%) Bloomberg
15 18 (0.50%) Capita
16 17 (0.47%) Business Objects
17 15 (0.42%) Siebel
17 15 (0.42%) Charles River
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Candidate Source
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable upon Application
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable upon Application
Posted: 13 hours ago
North London
Cyber Team
Salary: From £38,000 to £43,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: negotiable - excellent bonus and benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £20,000 to £25,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Suffolk
Capita IT Professional Services
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £55000 to £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Next Move IT
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday