The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 221 217 216
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1475 1624 1755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.50% 1.52% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.76% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1276 1322 1482
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,575 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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
86351 92506 100380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.87% 86.37% 85.31%
Number of salaries quoted 71934 75128 81657
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 1372 £40,500 +1.25% 165
London +5 496 £50,000 +5.26% 51
South East -13 282 £38,000 -10.58% 23
East of England +26 134 £42,500 -5.55% 9
Yorkshire -29 126 £35,000 +7.69% 23
North West +24 122 £35,000 +7.69% 23
City of London +55 114 £50,000 +14.28% 20
West Midlands -17 102 £32,500 - 17
Manchester +36 85 £37,500 +15.38% 14
Surrey +6 74 £41,500 -2.35% 5
Hampshire +6 68 £35,000 -17.64% 5
West Yorkshire -20 66 £35,000 - 12
South West -23 63 £37,500 +7.14% 14
Leeds -3 54 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Hertfordshire +53 48 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Berkshire 0 47 £45,000 - 2
Kent +34 44 £42,500 +54.54%
Scotland -30 42 £40,000 -6.81% 6
Suffolk +36 33 £32,500 -2.25% 2
Wales +12 32 £35,500 -11.25% 4
South Yorkshire +17 30 £42,500 +29.77% 3
South Wales +8 30 £35,000 -12.50% 4
East Midlands +19 29 £35,000 +16.66% 4
Birmingham -20 29 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Cambridgeshire -34 29 £37,500 -18.91% 2
Sheffield +19 28 £42,500 +29.77% 3
Ipswich +39 26 £33,000 -0.75% 2
Buckinghamshire +11 25 £35,000 -4.76% 4
Watford +23 24 £50,000 -
Cambridge -21 24 £42,500 -10.52% 1

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 1354 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
2 947 (32.71%) QA
3 892 (30.81%) Finance
4 880 (30.40%) SQL
5 805 (27.81%) Selenium
6 718 (24.80%) ISEB
7 650 (22.45%) ISTQB
8 636 (21.97%) User Acceptance Testing
9 573 (19.79%) Software Testing
10 564 (19.48%) Test Automation
11 548 (18.93%) Java
12 517 (17.86%) Automated Testing
13 512 (17.69%) SDLC
14 490 (16.93%) Regression Testing
15 479 (16.55%) C#
16 473 (16.34%) Microsoft
17 462 (15.96%) Scrum
18 449 (15.51%) Test Strategy
19 420 (14.51%) Degree
20 414 (14.30%) Functional Testing
21 406 (14.02%) Manual Testing
22 405 (13.99%) .NET
23 404 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
24 367 (12.68%) JIRA
25 348 (12.02%) Automation Testing
26 333 (11.50%) BDD
27 326 (11.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
28 309 (10.67%) MS Excel
29 294 (10.16%) TDD
29 294 (10.16%) Defect Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 81 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 59 (2.04%) CMS
3 45 (1.55%) IIS
4 33 (1.14%) Apache
5 25 (0.86%) WebSphere
6 20 (0.69%) Node.js
7 19 (0.66%) Confluence
8 16 (0.55%) SAS
9 14 (0.48%) Mule
10 12 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.31%) MQSeries
12 8 (0.28%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.24%) JBoss
14 6 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.21%) Umbraco
15 5 (0.17%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.14%) CloudStack
16 4 (0.14%) Kentico
Applications
1 309 (10.67%) MS Excel
2 217 (7.50%) MS Office
3 75 (2.59%) MS Visio
4 57 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 36 (1.24%) MS Project
6 10 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.21%) Maple
8 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.069%) GIMP
10 1 (0.035%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 30 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
2 29 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.00%) Temenos T24
3 17 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.59%) Misys Midas
3 17 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 16 (0.55%) Finacle
4 16 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
6 11 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
7 10 (0.35%) Markit EDM
7 10 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (0.35%) SAP EHS
8 7 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
8 7 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 6 (0.21%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.17%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 50 (1.73%) SaaS
2 32 (1.11%) PaaS
3 29 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (0.76%) GitHub
6 13 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (0.41%) Amazon S3
7 12 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.14%) IaaS
8 4 (0.14%) Office 365
9 3 (0.10%) Force.com
9 3 (0.10%) Sage Pay
9 3 (0.10%) Veeva
10 2 (0.069%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.21%) Firewall
2 34 (1.17%) TCP/IP
3 30 (1.04%) Internet
4 24 (0.83%) HTTP
5 11 (0.38%) DNS
6 8 (0.28%) HTTPS
6 8 (0.28%) SPDY
7 7 (0.24%) PuTTY
7 7 (0.24%) Skype
8 6 (0.21%) Network Security
8 6 (0.21%) VoIP
9 5 (0.17%) WAN
10 4 (0.14%) ATM
10 4 (0.14%) DVB
10 4 (0.14%) RS-485
10 4 (0.14%) SAN
10 4 (0.14%) SNMP
11 3 (0.10%) Extranet
11 3 (0.10%) Intranet
11 3 (0.10%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 80 (2.76%) Relational Database
3 64 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
4 50 (1.73%) MySQL
5 41 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 31 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 28 (0.97%) Big Data
8 22 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
8 22 (0.76%) Data Mining
9 20 (0.69%) Oracle Database
10 19 (0.66%) GIS
10 19 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
11 18 (0.62%) QlikView
12 17 (0.59%) Oracle ODI
13 16 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
13 16 (0.55%) DB2
13 16 (0.55%) Hadoop
14 15 (0.52%) EDRMS
14 15 (0.52%) PowerPivot
15 14 (0.48%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 805 (27.81%) Selenium
2 367 (12.68%) JIRA
3 283 (9.78%) WebDriver
4 248 (8.57%) HP UFT
5 239 (8.26%) Cucumber
6 235 (8.12%) SoapUI
7 201 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 153 (5.28%) JMeter
9 136 (4.70%) Jenkins
10 116 (4.01%) Git (software)
11 110 (3.80%) NUnit
12 109 (3.77%) Visual Studio
13 104 (3.59%) SpecFlow
14 101 (3.49%) LoadRunner
15 58 (2.00%) Selenium IDE
16 55 (1.90%) Subversion
17 49 (1.69%) JUnit
18 46 (1.59%) Appium
19 44 (1.52%) Hudson
20 41 (1.42%) TeamCity
General
1 892 (30.81%) Finance
2 272 (9.40%) Banking
3 166 (5.73%) Retail
4 83 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 82 (2.83%) Manufacturing
6 71 (2.45%) Games
7 63 (2.18%) Marketing
8 60 (2.07%) Legal
9 54 (1.87%) Advertising
10 51 (1.76%) Investment Banking
11 47 (1.62%) Law
12 42 (1.45%) Back Office
13 31 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
14 30 (1.04%) Retail Banking
15 26 (0.90%) Front Office
16 21 (0.73%) Billing
17 18 (0.62%) Electronics
18 15 (0.52%) Polish Language
18 15 (0.52%) Spanish Language
19 8 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1399 (48.32%) Analyst
2 1005 (34.72%) Test Analyst
3 578 (19.97%) Tester
4 300 (10.36%) Test Engineer
5 252 (8.70%) Developer
6 201 (6.94%) Business Analyst
7 195 (6.74%) Software Tester
8 194 (6.70%) Test Leader
9 176 (6.08%) Automation Test Analyst
10 170 (5.87%) Automation Tester
11 168 (5.80%) QA Analyst
12 167 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
13 154 (5.32%) QA Engineer
14 152 (5.25%) QA Tester
15 143 (4.94%) Software Analyst
16 142 (4.91%) Senior Test Analyst
17 129 (4.46%) Software Test Analyst
18 124 (4.28%) QA Test Analyst
19 117 (4.04%) Test Manager
20 105 (3.63%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 405 (13.99%) .NET
2 228 (7.88%) Web Services
3 227 (7.84%) XML
4 202 (6.98%) HTML
5 163 (5.63%) SOAP
6 88 (3.04%) CSS
7 87 (3.01%) ASP.NET
8 73 (2.52%) JSON
9 72 (2.49%) Gherkin
10 66 (2.28%) .NET Framework
11 60 (2.07%) jQuery
12 59 (2.04%) REST
13 46 (1.59%) HTML5
13 46 (1.59%) J2EE
14 43 (1.49%) RESTful
15 41 (1.42%) AngularJS
16 35 (1.21%) Middleware
17 31 (1.07%) Ajax
18 25 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web API
19 23 (0.79%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 404 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (5.11%) Computer Science
3 113 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 98 (3.39%) Mobile App
5 94 (3.25%) Client/Server
6 61 (2.11%) Mathematics
7 50 (1.73%) User Experience
8 48 (1.66%) N-Tier
9 41 (1.42%) iPad
10 39 (1.35%) Fintech
10 39 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 38 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 33 (1.14%) Mainframe
13 28 (0.97%) Algorithms
14 26 (0.90%) Derivative
15 25 (0.86%) Replication
16 24 (0.83%) AS400
16 24 (0.83%) Life Science
16 24 (0.83%) PMI
17 20 (0.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 280 (9.67%) Windows
2 217 (7.50%) Unix
3 160 (5.53%) Linux
4 87 (3.01%) Android
5 86 (2.97%) Apple iOS
6 54 (1.87%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.38%) Solaris
8 10 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.28%) CentOS
11 7 (0.24%) AIX
12 6 (0.21%) VMS
12 6 (0.21%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
12 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.14%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.10%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 1354 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
2 636 (21.97%) User Acceptance Testing
3 573 (19.79%) Software Testing
4 564 (19.48%) Test Automation
5 517 (17.86%) Automated Testing
6 512 (17.69%) SDLC
7 490 (16.93%) Regression Testing
8 462 (15.96%) Scrum
9 449 (15.51%) Test Strategy
10 414 (14.30%) Functional Testing
11 406 (14.02%) Manual Testing
12 348 (12.02%) Automation Testing
13 333 (11.50%) BDD
14 294 (10.16%) Defect Management
14 294 (10.16%) TDD
15 288 (9.95%) Test Management
16 269 (9.29%) Waterfall
17 234 (8.08%) Project Management
18 230 (7.94%) Integration Testing
19 228 (7.88%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 880 (30.40%) SQL
2 548 (18.93%) Java
3 479 (16.55%) C#
4 199 (6.87%) JavaScript
5 110 (3.80%) Ruby
6 93 (3.21%) Python
7 76 (2.63%) VB.NET
8 71 (2.45%) C
9 66 (2.28%) PHP
10 64 (2.21%) T-SQL
11 60 (2.07%) Shell Script
12 57 (1.97%) VB
13 55 (1.90%) VBScript
14 52 (1.80%) PL/SQL
15 51 (1.76%) Perl
16 48 (1.66%) C++
17 21 (0.73%) Bash Shell
18 20 (0.69%) Scala
19 17 (0.59%) Groovy
19 17 (0.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 718 (24.80%) ISEB
2 650 (22.45%) ISTQB
3 420 (14.51%) Degree
4 326 (11.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 58 (2.00%) Security Cleared
6 41 (1.42%) SC Cleared
7 39 (1.35%) PMI Certification
8 34 (1.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 22 (0.76%) DV Cleared
10 19 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (0.52%) PMP
12 13 (0.45%) IIBA
13 11 (0.38%) HND
13 11 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (0.28%) CBAP
15 7 (0.24%) HP ASE
16 5 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
17 4 (0.14%) CISSP
17 4 (0.14%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 947 (32.71%) QA
2 37 (1.28%) SLA
3 34 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.59%) SEPA
5 16 (0.55%) Solvency II
6 15 (0.52%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.48%) SDET
8 12 (0.41%) JSP 440
9 11 (0.38%) ISO 9001
10 9 (0.31%) GMP
11 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (0.17%) MiFID
13 4 (0.14%) CRD IV
13 4 (0.14%) ISO 9000
14 2 (0.069%) Basel II
14 2 (0.069%) FATCA
14 2 (0.069%) GAMP
14 2 (0.069%) MISRA
15 1 (0.035%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 1 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (1.42%) Docker
2 18 (0.62%) Active Directory
2 18 (0.62%) Hyper-V
2 18 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.035%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 286 (9.88%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.48%) Control-M
3 10 (0.35%) BladeLogic
4 8 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
5 7 (0.24%) CA Wily
6 6 (0.21%) OpenView
7 5 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.17%) Puppet
8 4 (0.14%) Ansible
9 2 (0.069%) CA Service Virtualization
9 2 (0.069%) vRealize
10 1 (0.035%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.035%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.035%) Grafana
10 1 (0.035%) Graphite
10 1 (0.035%) Kibana
10 1 (0.035%) Nagios
10 1 (0.035%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.035%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 473 (16.34%) Microsoft
2 262 (9.05%) Oracle
3 227 (7.84%) HP
4 138 (4.77%) SAP
5 33 (1.14%) IBM
6 30 (1.04%) VMware
7 26 (0.90%) Citrix
8 25 (0.86%) Siebel
9 22 (0.76%) webMethods
10 20 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (0.66%) Rally
12 18 (0.62%) Atlassian
13 17 (0.59%) Google
13 17 (0.59%) hybris
14 16 (0.55%) Temenos
14 16 (0.55%) Unisys
15 15 (0.52%) OpenText
15 15 (0.52%) WorldPay
16 13 (0.45%) Telerik
16 13 (0.45%) WSO2
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £33800.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £36047.00 - £39180.90 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum with payment review after 6 months
Posted: 3 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + incremental salary + 25 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
East Riding
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday