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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 213 201 212
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1571 1770 1493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.43% 1.51% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.83% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1316 1466 1248
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 £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +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
92903 96809 88106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.83% 82.75% 81.03%
Number of salaries quoted 76050 77958 72052
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 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 31 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
(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 -23 1423 £40,000 - 194
London -50 507 £47,500 -1.04% 64
South East -41 279 £42,500 +10.38% 29
Yorkshire +4 163 £34,500 +3.75% 25
City of London -15 137 £45,500 -9.00% 21
North West +23 118 £40,000 +14.28% 28
West Yorkshire -14 110 £35,000 +4.86% 19
East of England -27 108 £40,000 -2.43% 13
Scotland +63 91 £35,000 +16.66% 9
Hampshire -4 84 £43,000 +22.85% 10
South West -19 84 £36,500 -2.66% 20
Manchester +54 78 £40,000 +17.64% 17
East Midlands +17 74 £34,000 +13.33% 7
West Midlands -21 73 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Leeds +6 72 £35,000 - 10
Surrey -23 56 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Cambridgeshire +7 49 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Edinburgh +29 46 £40,000 +33.33% 5
Berkshire -44 40 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Glasgow +40 39 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Bristol -11 37 £35,000 -4.10% 8
Hertfordshire -17 36 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Cambridge -4 35 £47,500 +14.45% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 34 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Wales -27 33 £31,500 +5.00% 5
South Wales -31 30 £31,500 +5.00% 5
Southampton +28 28 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Birmingham -8 27 £32,500 -4.41% 2
Reading -18 26 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Northamptonshire +12 25 £30,000 +9.09% 1

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
2 1331 (40.27%) QA
3 1081 (32.71%) SQL
4 962 (29.11%) Finance
5 880 (26.63%) Selenium
6 736 (22.27%) ISEB
7 713 (21.57%) Java
8 635 (19.21%) User Acceptance Testing
9 617 (18.67%) Software Testing
10 597 (18.06%) Automated Testing
11 591 (17.88%) C#
12 562 (17.00%) ISTQB
13 547 (16.55%) SDLC
14 542 (16.40%) Test Automation
15 493 (14.92%) Microsoft
16 489 (14.80%) Manual Testing
17 468 (14.16%) Scrum
18 449 (13.59%) Degree
19 445 (13.46%) Regression Testing
20 438 (13.25%) .NET
21 434 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
22 402 (12.16%) Test Strategy
23 375 (11.35%) SQL Server
24 342 (10.35%) WebDriver
25 337 (10.20%) JIRA
26 334 (10.11%) Project Management
27 320 (9.68%) Oracle
28 314 (9.50%) MS Excel
29 304 (9.20%) BDD
30 303 (9.17%) Windows

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 70 (2.12%) SharePoint
2 41 (1.24%) IIS
3 25 (0.76%) WebSphere
4 20 (0.61%) CMS
5 19 (0.57%) WebLogic
6 13 (0.39%) SAS
7 12 (0.36%) Documentum
8 11 (0.33%) ArcGIS
8 11 (0.33%) WebSphere Portal
8 11 (0.33%) Apache Solr
9 10 (0.30%) Confluence
10 9 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.18%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.18%) NetWeaver
12 5 (0.15%) Apache
13 4 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.12%) JBoss
13 4 (0.12%) Drupal
14 3 (0.091%) WordPress
Applications
1 314 (9.50%) MS Excel
2 171 (5.17%) MS Office
3 78 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 52 (1.57%) MS Project
5 32 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.030%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.030%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 59 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
3 29 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.54%) Oracle Utilities
5 12 (0.36%) SAP CRM
5 12 (0.36%) Summit
6 11 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
6 11 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
7 10 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
7 10 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
7 10 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
8 8 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 7 (0.21%) ResourceLink
9 7 (0.21%) SAP MM
10 6 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 4 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
12 4 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
12 4 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 43 (1.30%) SaaS
2 41 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.061%) Office 365
6 1 (0.030%) IaaS
6 1 (0.030%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.030%) PaaS
6 1 (0.030%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.030%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 60 (1.82%) HTTP
2 44 (1.33%) Internet
3 28 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 23 (0.70%) Skype
5 11 (0.33%) Unified Communications
6 10 (0.30%) SAN
7 9 (0.27%) Wireshark
8 8 (0.24%) FTP
9 7 (0.21%) Firewall
9 7 (0.21%) Wireless
9 7 (0.21%) LTE
10 6 (0.18%) DNS
11 3 (0.091%) SSL
11 3 (0.091%) IPv4
11 3 (0.091%) 3G
11 3 (0.091%) Intranet
11 3 (0.091%) DHCP
11 3 (0.091%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.091%) Network Security
12 2 (0.061%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 375 (11.35%) SQL Server
2 116 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
3 70 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 63 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 61 (1.85%) Relational Database
6 55 (1.66%) MySQL
7 52 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 46 (1.39%) Oracle Database
9 32 (0.97%) Big Data
10 30 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
11 28 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
12 25 (0.76%) MS Access
13 23 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 21 (0.64%) DB2
15 16 (0.48%) Cognos Impromptu
15 16 (0.48%) Star Schema
15 16 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
16 14 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 13 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
17 13 (0.39%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 880 (26.63%) Selenium
2 342 (10.35%) WebDriver
3 337 (10.20%) JIRA
4 256 (7.75%) HP UFT
5 255 (7.72%) Cucumber
6 180 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 138 (4.18%) Visual Studio
8 133 (4.02%) LoadRunner
9 122 (3.69%) JMeter
10 120 (3.63%) Jenkins
11 115 (3.48%) SpecFlow
12 111 (3.36%) SoapUI
13 101 (3.06%) JUnit
14 81 (2.45%) Eclipse
15 68 (2.06%) Subversion
16 62 (1.88%) TestNG
17 61 (1.85%) FitNesse
18 59 (1.79%) Maven
19 57 (1.72%) NUnit
20 45 (1.36%) Ant
General
1 962 (29.11%) Finance
2 299 (9.05%) Banking
3 190 (5.75%) Retail
4 110 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 70 (2.12%) Games
6 63 (1.91%) Manufacturing
6 63 (1.91%) Investment Banking
7 40 (1.21%) Marketing
8 39 (1.18%) Billing
9 33 (1.00%) Legal
10 31 (0.94%) Back Office
11 30 (0.91%) Law
12 22 (0.67%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.64%) Advertising
14 19 (0.57%) Publishing
14 19 (0.57%) Military
15 13 (0.39%) General Ledger
16 12 (0.36%) Front Office
17 11 (0.33%) Electronics
17 11 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1460 (44.18%) Analyst
2 1002 (30.32%) Test Analyst
3 625 (18.91%) Tester
4 314 (9.50%) Business Analyst
5 309 (9.35%) Test Engineer
6 239 (7.23%) Developer
7 219 (6.63%) Software Tester
8 212 (6.41%) QA Analyst
9 197 (5.96%) QA Engineer
10 179 (5.42%) Senior Analyst
11 161 (4.87%) Consultant
12 145 (4.39%) Test Leader
13 141 (4.27%) Test Manager
14 129 (3.90%) Software Engineer
15 126 (3.81%) Automation Tester
16 125 (3.78%) Senior Test Analyst
17 111 (3.36%) QA Tester
18 89 (2.69%) Automation Engineer
19 77 (2.33%) QA Test Analyst
19 77 (2.33%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 438 (13.25%) .NET
2 270 (8.17%) HTML
3 251 (7.59%) XML
4 210 (6.35%) Web Services
5 143 (4.33%) ASP.NET
6 124 (3.75%) CSS
7 115 (3.48%) Gherkin
8 82 (2.48%) SOAP
9 61 (1.85%) .NET Framework
10 54 (1.63%) jQuery
11 46 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 46 (1.39%) J2EE
12 37 (1.12%) RESTful
12 37 (1.12%) REST
13 26 (0.79%) HTML5
13 26 (0.79%) LAMP
14 22 (0.67%) Spring
15 21 (0.64%) AngularJS
16 20 (0.61%) Backbone.js
17 19 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 434 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (4.63%) Computer Science
3 111 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 91 (2.75%) Mobile App
5 87 (2.63%) User Experience
6 73 (2.21%) Client/Server
7 43 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 37 (1.12%) Derivative
8 37 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
9 36 (1.09%) Fixed Income
10 35 (1.06%) Equities
11 29 (0.88%) Mathematics
12 27 (0.82%) Blog
12 27 (0.82%) Data Integration
13 26 (0.79%) N-Tier
14 25 (0.76%) Replication
14 25 (0.76%) iPhone
15 22 (0.67%) iPad
16 17 (0.51%) PMI
17 15 (0.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 303 (9.17%) Windows
2 176 (5.33%) UNIX
3 161 (4.87%) Linux
4 99 (3.00%) Android
5 87 (2.63%) Apple iOS
6 26 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (0.64%) Windows XP
8 16 (0.48%) Windows 7
9 13 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.33%) Mac OS X
10 11 (0.33%) Windows Vista
11 8 (0.24%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.15%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.12%) FreeBSD
14 3 (0.091%) OpenWrt
14 3 (0.091%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.091%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.061%) AIX
16 1 (0.030%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1433 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
2 635 (19.21%) User Acceptance Testing
3 617 (18.67%) Software Testing
4 597 (18.06%) Automated Testing
5 547 (16.55%) SDLC
6 542 (16.40%) Test Automation
7 489 (14.80%) Manual Testing
8 468 (14.16%) Scrum
9 445 (13.46%) Regression Testing
10 402 (12.16%) Test Strategy
11 334 (10.11%) Project Management
12 304 (9.20%) BDD
13 294 (8.90%) Performance Testing
14 290 (8.77%) TDD
15 288 (8.71%) Integration Testing
16 284 (8.59%) Automation Testing
17 263 (7.96%) Waterfall
18 262 (7.93%) Test Management
19 211 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
20 207 (6.26%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1081 (32.71%) SQL
2 713 (21.57%) Java
3 591 (17.88%) C#
4 301 (9.11%) JavaScript
5 165 (4.99%) C++
6 159 (4.81%) Python
7 129 (3.90%) C
8 110 (3.33%) T-SQL
9 105 (3.18%) Ruby
10 90 (2.72%) Perl
11 88 (2.66%) PHP
12 65 (1.97%) VB
13 54 (1.63%) PL/SQL
14 22 (0.67%) VBScript
15 16 (0.48%) Bash Shell
16 15 (0.45%) ABAP
17 14 (0.42%) VB.NET
17 14 (0.42%) Objective-C
18 11 (0.33%) TypeScript
19 10 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 736 (22.27%) ISEB
2 562 (17.00%) ISTQB
3 449 (13.59%) Degree
4 295 (8.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 192 (5.81%) Security Cleared
6 112 (3.39%) SC Cleared
7 48 (1.45%) DV Cleared
8 40 (1.21%) CISA
8 40 (1.21%) CISSP
9 39 (1.18%) PMI Certification
10 32 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 23 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (0.70%) HND
12 22 (0.67%) PMP
13 13 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 12 (0.36%) APMP
15 9 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
15 9 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.27%) IBM Certification
16 8 (0.24%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1331 (40.27%) QA
2 22 (0.67%) SLA
3 13 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.15%) TickIT
6 2 (0.061%) WAI
6 2 (0.061%) COBIT
6 2 (0.061%) GxP
6 2 (0.061%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.061%) COREP
6 2 (0.061%) FINREP
6 2 (0.061%) Basel III
7 1 (0.030%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.030%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.030%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.030%) MiFID
System Software
1 28 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.15%) KVM
4 4 (0.12%) Firmware
5 3 (0.091%) Docker
5 3 (0.091%) XenApp
5 3 (0.091%) vSphere
5 3 (0.091%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.061%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.030%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 220 (6.66%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.48%) Puppet
3 12 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.30%) MOM
5 4 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.091%) Oozie
6 3 (0.091%) SCCM
6 3 (0.091%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.061%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.030%) nmon
8 1 (0.030%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.030%) Ansible
Vendors
1 493 (14.92%) Microsoft
2 320 (9.68%) Oracle
3 221 (6.69%) HP
4 90 (2.72%) SAP
5 51 (1.54%) IBM
6 37 (1.12%) VMware
7 31 (0.94%) Cognos
8 23 (0.70%) Capita
9 20 (0.61%) Citrix
10 17 (0.51%) Telerik
11 13 (0.39%) Bloomberg
11 13 (0.39%) Charles River
12 12 (0.36%) ESRI
12 12 (0.36%) Google
12 12 (0.36%) Fujitsu
12 12 (0.36%) WorldPay
13 11 (0.33%) Progress
13 11 (0.33%) Cisco
14 9 (0.27%) Informatica
14 9 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum Superb base, bonus, benefits and fir
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Expert Employment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £375.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £42800 - £44600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Company Car, Pension, Parking
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The People Network
Salary: superb benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago