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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 250 228 211
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -17
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1328 1576 1794
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.35% 1.44% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.66% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1145 1329 1500
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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
86444 95076 101495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.86% 86.85% 85.48%
Number of salaries quoted 72313 77694 82267
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -24 1258 £40,000 - 157
London -19 424 £49,500 +10.00% 40
South East +9 284 £40,000 -8.04% 30
Yorkshire +4 128 £35,000 +7.69% 17
West Midlands +7 117 £32,500 - 15
East of England -9 99 £47,500 +11.76% 5
North West +16 92 £35,000 -5.40% 22
City of London +10 77 £48,250 +13.52% 6
Hampshire +9 76 £35,000 -18.60% 9
Manchester +23 65 £32,500 -18.75% 13
Surrey +21 63 £42,500 -5.55% 7
West Yorkshire -19 61 £35,000 - 14
South West -28 58 £37,500 +7.14% 15
Berkshire +6 47 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Leeds 0 44 £35,000 - 13
East Midlands -8 40 £31,500 -3.07% 9
Scotland -44 36 £35,000 -9.67% 9
Kent +38 35 £42,500 +41.66%
Buckinghamshire +24 31 £37,500 - 4
Birmingham -13 31 £37,614 +7.46% 6
North Yorkshire +13 30 £34,500 +15.00% 2
Staffordshire +8 30 £30,000 +5.07% 2
South Yorkshire +23 29 £42,500 +54.54%
Hertfordshire +16 28 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Cambridgeshire -30 25 £47,500 - 2
Sheffield +21 24 £42,500 +54.54%
Suffolk +29 23 £32,500 -3.70% 1
Milton Keynes +31 21 £37,500 +5.63% 2
Wales +1 21 £37,500 +13.63% 6
Southampton -4 21 £35,000 -17.64% 3

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1345 (46.96%) Agile Software Development
2 940 (32.82%) Finance
3 902 (31.49%) QA
4 873 (30.48%) SQL
5 825 (28.81%) Selenium
6 693 (24.20%) ISEB
7 628 (21.93%) User Acceptance Testing
8 619 (21.61%) ISTQB
9 575 (20.08%) Software Testing
10 525 (18.33%) Test Automation
11 521 (18.19%) Java
12 512 (17.88%) Automated Testing
13 508 (17.74%) SDLC
14 489 (17.07%) Microsoft
15 480 (16.76%) Scrum
16 477 (16.66%) Regression Testing
16 477 (16.66%) C#
17 444 (15.50%) Test Strategy
18 434 (15.15%) Degree
19 426 (14.87%) .NET
20 387 (13.51%) Manual Testing
20 387 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
21 386 (13.48%) Functional Testing
22 360 (12.57%) Automation Testing
23 353 (12.33%) JIRA
24 318 (11.10%) BDD
25 312 (10.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 304 (10.61%) MS Excel
27 297 (10.37%) TDD
28 284 (9.92%) Windows

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 (2.83%) SharePoint
2 55 (1.92%) CMS
3 42 (1.47%) IIS
4 24 (0.84%) Apache
5 19 (0.66%) Confluence
6 18 (0.63%) WebSphere
7 16 (0.56%) SAS
8 10 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (0.28%) JBoss
10 7 (0.24%) MQSeries
11 6 (0.21%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.21%) Mule
11 6 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.21%) Smallworld
11 6 (0.21%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.17%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.17%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.17%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.14%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 304 (10.61%) MS Excel
2 213 (7.44%) MS Office
3 70 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 66 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 35 (1.22%) MS Project
6 6 (0.21%) Maple
6 6 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.070%) GIMP
9 1 (0.035%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 35 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
2 29 (1.01%) Temenos T24
3 20 (0.70%) Finacle
4 19 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
5 17 (0.59%) Misys Midas
5 17 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 15 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
7 12 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
7 12 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
8 11 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
9 10 (0.35%) SAP EHS
10 8 (0.28%) SAP BPC
11 7 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
11 7 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 7 (0.24%) SAP SCM
12 6 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
12 6 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 5 (0.17%) Primavera
13 5 (0.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 44 (1.54%) SaaS
2 31 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (0.66%) PaaS
4 18 (0.63%) GitHub
5 16 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.21%) Office 365
7 5 (0.17%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.14%) IaaS
9 3 (0.10%) Force.com
9 3 (0.10%) Veeva
10 2 (0.070%) Pure360
11 1 (0.035%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 45 (1.57%) TCP/IP
2 35 (1.22%) Firewall
3 32 (1.12%) Internet
4 21 (0.73%) HTTP
5 18 (0.63%) DNS
6 8 (0.28%) PuTTY
7 7 (0.24%) SAN
7 7 (0.24%) VoIP
8 6 (0.21%) Network Security
8 6 (0.21%) Skype
8 6 (0.21%) WAN
9 5 (0.17%) DVB
10 4 (0.14%) DSL
10 4 (0.14%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.14%) Intranet
10 4 (0.14%) iSCSI
10 4 (0.14%) LAN
10 4 (0.14%) NAS
10 4 (0.14%) RS-485
10 4 (0.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 78 (2.72%) Relational Database
3 69 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
4 44 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 42 (1.47%) MySQL
6 30 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 27 (0.94%) Big Data
8 23 (0.80%) GIS
9 22 (0.77%) Data Mining
10 20 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
11 19 (0.66%) Oracle Database
11 19 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
12 18 (0.63%) EDRMS
12 18 (0.63%) Hadoop
13 17 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (0.52%) PowerPivot
14 15 (0.52%) QlikView
15 13 (0.45%) Oracle ODI
16 12 (0.42%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 825 (28.81%) Selenium
2 353 (12.33%) JIRA
3 278 (9.71%) WebDriver
4 245 (8.55%) SoapUI
5 233 (8.14%) Cucumber
6 226 (7.89%) HP UFT
7 198 (6.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 160 (5.59%) JMeter
9 139 (4.85%) Jenkins
10 126 (4.40%) NUnit
11 119 (4.16%) SpecFlow
12 117 (4.09%) Git (software)
13 112 (3.91%) Visual Studio
14 107 (3.74%) LoadRunner
15 57 (1.99%) Subversion
16 53 (1.85%) Selenium IDE
17 51 (1.78%) JUnit
18 48 (1.68%) TestNG
19 43 (1.50%) Appium
20 42 (1.47%) MSTest
General
1 940 (32.82%) Finance
2 280 (9.78%) Banking
3 176 (6.15%) Retail
4 86 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 80 (2.79%) Manufacturing
6 66 (2.30%) Games
7 57 (1.99%) Legal
8 56 (1.96%) Marketing
9 50 (1.75%) Advertising
10 48 (1.68%) Back Office
11 47 (1.64%) Investment Banking
12 44 (1.54%) Law
13 34 (1.19%) Retail Banking
14 30 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
15 26 (0.91%) Billing
15 26 (0.91%) Front Office
16 18 (0.63%) Electronics
17 11 (0.38%) Polish Language
18 10 (0.35%) Spanish Language
19 8 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1367 (47.73%) Analyst
2 978 (34.15%) Test Analyst
3 623 (21.75%) Tester
4 300 (10.47%) Test Engineer
5 233 (8.14%) Developer
6 227 (7.93%) Software Tester
7 203 (7.09%) Business Analyst
8 192 (6.70%) Test Leader
9 185 (6.46%) Automation Tester
10 170 (5.94%) Automation Test Analyst
11 158 (5.52%) QA Tester
12 155 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
13 151 (5.27%) Software Analyst
14 150 (5.24%) QA Analyst
15 146 (5.10%) QA Engineer
16 135 (4.71%) Software Test Analyst
17 132 (4.61%) Senior Test Analyst
18 119 (4.16%) Test Manager
19 116 (4.05%) QA Test Analyst
20 115 (4.02%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 426 (14.87%) .NET
2 223 (7.79%) Web Services
3 208 (7.26%) HTML
4 198 (6.91%) XML
5 155 (5.41%) SOAP
6 98 (3.42%) ASP.NET
7 86 (3.00%) CSS
8 67 (2.34%) .NET Framework
9 61 (2.13%) REST
10 59 (2.06%) Gherkin
10 59 (2.06%) jQuery
11 57 (1.99%) JSON
12 44 (1.54%) J2EE
13 43 (1.50%) HTML5
14 40 (1.40%) Ajax
15 39 (1.36%) RESTful
16 37 (1.29%) AngularJS
17 26 (0.91%) Middleware
18 25 (0.87%) Node.js
19 24 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 387 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 147 (5.13%) Computer Science
3 111 (3.88%) Mobile App
4 107 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 97 (3.39%) Client/Server
6 58 (2.03%) Mathematics
7 49 (1.71%) N-Tier
8 46 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 43 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
10 42 (1.47%) User Experience
11 39 (1.36%) Fintech
12 37 (1.29%) iPad
12 37 (1.29%) Virtual Team
13 33 (1.15%) Mainframe
14 27 (0.94%) Derivative
15 24 (0.84%) AS400
16 22 (0.77%) Life Science
16 22 (0.77%) Replication
17 19 (0.66%) Algorithms
17 19 (0.66%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 284 (9.92%) Windows
2 211 (7.37%) Unix
3 170 (5.94%) Linux
4 95 (3.32%) Android
5 88 (3.07%) Apple iOS
6 52 (1.82%) Windows Server
7 17 (0.59%) CentOS
8 10 (0.35%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.31%) Solaris
10 7 (0.24%) AIX
10 7 (0.24%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.21%) VMS
11 6 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
11 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.14%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.10%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.070%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1345 (46.96%) Agile Software Development
2 628 (21.93%) User Acceptance Testing
3 575 (20.08%) Software Testing
4 525 (18.33%) Test Automation
5 512 (17.88%) Automated Testing
6 508 (17.74%) SDLC
7 480 (16.76%) Scrum
8 477 (16.66%) Regression Testing
9 444 (15.50%) Test Strategy
10 387 (13.51%) Manual Testing
11 386 (13.48%) Functional Testing
12 360 (12.57%) Automation Testing
13 318 (11.10%) BDD
14 297 (10.37%) TDD
15 280 (9.78%) Defect Management
16 264 (9.22%) Test Management
17 255 (8.90%) Waterfall
18 242 (8.45%) Integration Testing
19 234 (8.17%) Non-Functional Testing
20 230 (8.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 873 (30.48%) SQL
2 521 (18.19%) Java
3 477 (16.66%) C#
4 212 (7.40%) JavaScript
5 103 (3.60%) Python
6 102 (3.56%) Ruby
7 71 (2.48%) PHP
7 71 (2.48%) VB.NET
8 69 (2.41%) T-SQL
9 65 (2.27%) VB
10 60 (2.09%) Shell Script
11 57 (1.99%) Perl
12 55 (1.92%) C
12 55 (1.92%) VBScript
13 53 (1.85%) C++
14 50 (1.75%) PL/SQL
15 22 (0.77%) Scala
16 20 (0.70%) Bash Shell
17 18 (0.63%) XPath
18 14 (0.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 693 (24.20%) ISEB
2 619 (21.61%) ISTQB
3 434 (15.15%) Degree
4 312 (10.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 82 (2.86%) Security Cleared
6 62 (2.16%) SC Cleared
7 33 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 29 (1.01%) DV Cleared
9 28 (0.98%) PMI Certification
10 18 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (0.38%) IIBA
12 11 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 10 (0.35%) PMP
14 8 (0.28%) HND
14 8 (0.28%) HP ASE
15 7 (0.24%) CISSP
15 7 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
16 6 (0.21%) CISA
16 6 (0.21%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 902 (31.49%) QA
2 34 (1.19%) Data Quality
3 30 (1.05%) SLA
4 19 (0.66%) Solvency II
5 17 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.59%) SEPA
6 15 (0.52%) SDET
7 12 (0.42%) JSP 440
8 9 (0.31%) GMP
8 9 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (0.28%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.17%) MiFID
11 4 (0.14%) COBIT
11 4 (0.14%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.14%) Val IT
12 3 (0.10%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.070%) Basel II
13 2 (0.070%) FATCA
13 2 (0.070%) MISRA
System Software
1 30 (1.05%) Docker
2 25 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 21 (0.73%) Active Directory
5 11 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.035%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 253 (8.83%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.52%) Control-M
2 15 (0.52%) HP SiteScope
3 10 (0.35%) BladeLogic
4 7 (0.24%) CA Wily
5 5 (0.17%) OpenView
5 5 (0.17%) SCCM
5 5 (0.17%) SCOM
6 4 (0.14%) Ansible
6 4 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.14%) Puppet
7 2 (0.070%) CA Service Virtualization
7 2 (0.070%) vRealize
8 1 (0.035%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.035%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.035%) Grafana
8 1 (0.035%) Graphite
8 1 (0.035%) Kibana
8 1 (0.035%) Nagios
8 1 (0.035%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 489 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 252 (8.80%) Oracle
3 230 (8.03%) HP
4 131 (4.57%) SAP
5 40 (1.40%) VMware
6 28 (0.98%) IBM
6 28 (0.98%) Siebel
7 23 (0.80%) Citrix
8 22 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (0.70%) Temenos
9 20 (0.70%) Unisys
10 18 (0.63%) OpenText
10 18 (0.63%) Red Hat
11 15 (0.52%) Telerik
12 13 (0.45%) Demandware
12 13 (0.45%) Murex
12 13 (0.45%) webMethods
13 12 (0.42%) Atlassian
14 11 (0.38%) Google
14 11 (0.38%) TSYS
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29000 - £33500 per annum + pension + incremental salary
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £29000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Lothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k - 40k + bonus and benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newquay, Cornwall
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newquay, Cornwall
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Recann
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
UK
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Travel, Pension, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Travel, Pension, Bonus and more
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum + Travel, Pension, Bonus and more
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 60,000 plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Capita ITPS
Salary: £38000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday