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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 205 194 204
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1711 1795 1512
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.54% 1.54% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.86% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1423 1472 1265
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
94518 96399 86950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.17% 82.80% 81.73%
Number of salaries quoted 77981 76960 71128
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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 1518 £40,000 - 207
London -50 515 £50,000 +4.16% 50
South East -17 299 £40,000 +3.89% 39
Yorkshire +13 160 £35,000 +4.47% 23
North West +53 157 £38,500 +10.00% 32
City of London +1 132 £50,000 - 9
West Yorkshire +11 122 £35,000 - 16
South West -27 115 £36,500 -2.66% 12
Scotland +60 110 £35,000 +6.87% 10
East of England -39 105 £36,000 -11.11% 18
Manchester +65 100 £45,000 +28.57% 14
Hampshire +7 85 £41,500 +18.57% 9
East Midlands +33 80 £35,000 +16.66% 12
Leeds +15 80 £35,000 - 13
West Midlands -17 73 £32,500 -4.41% 18
Glasgow +45 57 £35,000 +7.69% 8
Wales -1 54 £31,500 +5.00% 11
Edinburgh +24 52 £36,250 +6.61% 2
South Wales -6 51 £31,500 +5.00% 11
Bristol -7 49 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Surrey -42 49 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Cambridgeshire +3 45 £47,500 +14.45% 4
Berkshire -26 43 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Buckinghamshire -15 41 £38,750 +0.64% 3
Hertfordshire -17 33 £35,000 -17.64% 8
Cambridge -13 30 £50,000 +19.04% 3
Leicestershire +20 29 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Nottinghamshire +4 29 £35,000 +25.00% 8
Cheshire -4 28 £33,500 +9.83% 5
Gloucestershire -5 28 £35,000 -7.89% 4

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1418 (43.44%) Agile Software Development
2 1348 (41.30%) QA
3 1078 (33.03%) SQL
4 969 (29.69%) Finance
5 839 (25.70%) Selenium
6 764 (23.41%) ISEB
7 675 (20.68%) Java
8 634 (19.42%) Software Testing
9 604 (18.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 600 (18.38%) C#
11 573 (17.56%) Automated Testing
12 565 (17.31%) ISTQB
13 551 (16.88%) SDLC
14 544 (16.67%) Microsoft
15 530 (16.24%) Test Automation
16 498 (15.26%) Scrum
17 471 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
18 458 (14.03%) Degree
19 457 (14.00%) Manual Testing
20 435 (13.33%) .NET
21 434 (13.30%) Regression Testing
22 393 (12.04%) Test Strategy
23 364 (11.15%) SQL Server
24 344 (10.54%) MS Excel
25 343 (10.51%) JIRA
26 336 (10.29%) Windows
27 324 (9.93%) Performance Testing
28 321 (9.83%) Project Management
29 316 (9.68%) BDD
30 313 (9.59%) Oracle

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 86 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 45 (1.38%) IIS
3 25 (0.77%) WebSphere
4 24 (0.74%) CMS
5 23 (0.70%) Documentum
6 15 (0.46%) WebLogic
7 13 (0.40%) SAS
8 12 (0.37%) ArcGIS
8 12 (0.37%) WebSphere Portal
9 10 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (0.28%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.28%) Confluence
11 8 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.21%) Apache
13 6 (0.18%) NetWeaver
13 6 (0.18%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.15%) JBoss
15 4 (0.12%) Drupal
16 3 (0.092%) Moodle
Applications
1 344 (10.54%) MS Excel
2 181 (5.55%) MS Office
3 93 (2.85%) MS Visio
4 45 (1.38%) MS Project
5 37 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.12%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 38 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (0.55%) Oracle Utilities
5 17 (0.52%) SAP CRM
6 13 (0.40%) SAP MM
7 11 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
7 11 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
7 11 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
7 11 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
7 11 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
8 10 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 10 (0.31%) ResourceLink
9 9 (0.28%) SAP SRM
10 7 (0.21%) SAP FI
10 7 (0.21%) Markit EDM
11 6 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 6 (0.18%) SAP CO
11 6 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
12 5 (0.15%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 42 (1.29%) SaaS
2 31 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.092%) Office 365
6 1 (0.031%) IaaS
6 1 (0.031%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.031%) PaaS
6 1 (0.031%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 56 (1.72%) HTTP
2 54 (1.65%) Internet
3 24 (0.74%) Skype
4 23 (0.70%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.34%) Unified Communications
6 10 (0.31%) SAN
7 8 (0.25%) FTP
8 6 (0.18%) DNS
8 6 (0.18%) Firewall
8 6 (0.18%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.15%) Wireless
9 5 (0.15%) LTE
9 5 (0.15%) Intranet
9 5 (0.15%) VoIP
10 4 (0.12%) SSL
11 3 (0.092%) IPv4
11 3 (0.092%) WAN
11 3 (0.092%) DHCP
11 3 (0.092%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.092%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (11.15%) SQL Server
2 105 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
3 66 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 62 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 61 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 55 (1.69%) MySQL
7 52 (1.59%) Relational Database
8 47 (1.44%) Oracle Database
9 41 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
10 34 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
11 30 (0.92%) Big Data
12 23 (0.70%) MS Access
13 21 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 19 (0.58%) DB2
15 16 (0.49%) Cognos Impromptu
15 16 (0.49%) Star Schema
16 14 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
16 14 (0.43%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
17 13 (0.40%) DbVisualizer
17 13 (0.40%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 839 (25.70%) Selenium
2 343 (10.51%) JIRA
3 313 (9.59%) WebDriver
4 262 (8.03%) HP UFT
5 256 (7.84%) Cucumber
6 201 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 161 (4.93%) Visual Studio
8 135 (4.14%) LoadRunner
9 130 (3.98%) SpecFlow
10 129 (3.95%) JMeter
11 128 (3.92%) SoapUI
12 108 (3.31%) Jenkins
13 102 (3.13%) JUnit
14 84 (2.57%) Eclipse
15 70 (2.14%) Subversion
16 67 (2.05%) NUnit
17 62 (1.90%) FitNesse
18 52 (1.59%) TestNG
19 48 (1.47%) Maven
20 45 (1.38%) Bugzilla
General
1 969 (29.69%) Finance
2 268 (8.21%) Banking
3 160 (4.90%) Retail
4 104 (3.19%) Telecoms
5 67 (2.05%) Manufacturing
5 67 (2.05%) Games
6 58 (1.78%) Investment Banking
7 37 (1.13%) Law
7 37 (1.13%) Back Office
8 36 (1.10%) Legal
8 36 (1.10%) Marketing
9 34 (1.04%) Billing
10 23 (0.70%) Publishing
11 22 (0.67%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.52%) Advertising
13 13 (0.40%) Retail Banking
14 12 (0.37%) Electronics
15 11 (0.34%) Front Office
16 10 (0.31%) Polish Language
16 10 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1394 (42.71%) Analyst
2 952 (29.17%) Test Analyst
3 621 (19.03%) Tester
4 315 (9.65%) Business Analyst
5 306 (9.38%) Test Engineer
6 211 (6.46%) Developer
7 209 (6.40%) QA Analyst
8 207 (6.34%) Software Tester
9 204 (6.25%) QA Engineer
10 193 (5.91%) Senior Analyst
11 151 (4.63%) Test Manager
12 149 (4.56%) Consultant
13 145 (4.44%) Test Leader
14 140 (4.29%) Software Engineer
14 140 (4.29%) Senior Test Analyst
15 129 (3.95%) Automation Tester
16 118 (3.62%) QA Tester
17 92 (2.82%) QA Test Analyst
18 87 (2.67%) Automation Engineer
19 73 (2.24%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 435 (13.33%) .NET
2 259 (7.94%) XML
3 253 (7.75%) HTML
4 222 (6.80%) Web Services
5 128 (3.92%) Gherkin
6 126 (3.86%) ASP.NET
7 124 (3.80%) CSS
8 92 (2.82%) SOAP
9 62 (1.90%) .NET Framework
10 49 (1.50%) J2EE
11 41 (1.26%) jQuery
11 41 (1.26%) RESTful
12 38 (1.16%) REST
13 34 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
14 31 (0.95%) LAMP
15 23 (0.70%) Spring
16 22 (0.67%) HTML5
17 20 (0.61%) Mason
18 19 (0.58%) STL
19 16 (0.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 471 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
2 149 (4.56%) Computer Science
3 113 (3.46%) Management Information System
4 92 (2.82%) Mobile App
5 86 (2.63%) User Experience
6 84 (2.57%) Client/Server
7 46 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 31 (0.95%) Fixed Income
8 31 (0.95%) Derivative
8 31 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
9 30 (0.92%) iPhone
10 28 (0.86%) Equities
10 28 (0.86%) Mathematics
10 28 (0.86%) N-Tier
11 27 (0.83%) Blog
12 24 (0.74%) Data Integration
13 23 (0.70%) PMI
14 22 (0.67%) iPad
15 21 (0.64%) Replication
16 19 (0.58%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 336 (10.29%) Windows
2 194 (5.94%) UNIX
3 152 (4.66%) Linux
4 94 (2.88%) Android
5 83 (2.54%) Apple iOS
6 23 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (0.67%) Windows 7
8 17 (0.52%) Mac OS X
9 16 (0.49%) Windows XP
10 13 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.31%) Windows Vista
11 10 (0.31%) FreeBSD
12 7 (0.21%) Windows 2000
12 7 (0.21%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.092%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.061%) OpenWrt
14 2 (0.061%) AIX
15 1 (0.031%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.031%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1418 (43.44%) Agile Software Development
2 634 (19.42%) Software Testing
3 604 (18.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 573 (17.56%) Automated Testing
5 551 (16.88%) SDLC
6 530 (16.24%) Test Automation
7 498 (15.26%) Scrum
8 457 (14.00%) Manual Testing
9 434 (13.30%) Regression Testing
10 393 (12.04%) Test Strategy
11 324 (9.93%) Performance Testing
12 321 (9.83%) Project Management
13 316 (9.68%) BDD
14 298 (9.13%) Test Management
15 269 (8.24%) TDD
16 265 (8.12%) Automation Testing
17 261 (8.00%) Integration Testing
18 255 (7.81%) Waterfall
19 214 (6.56%) User Stories
20 213 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1078 (33.03%) SQL
2 675 (20.68%) Java
3 600 (18.38%) C#
4 287 (8.79%) JavaScript
5 160 (4.90%) Python
6 152 (4.66%) C++
7 134 (4.11%) C
8 114 (3.49%) T-SQL
9 106 (3.25%) Ruby
10 103 (3.16%) PHP
11 87 (2.67%) Perl
12 62 (1.90%) VB
13 56 (1.72%) PL/SQL
14 22 (0.67%) VBScript
15 19 (0.58%) ABAP
15 19 (0.58%) Bash Shell
16 15 (0.46%) VB.NET
17 13 (0.40%) PowerShell
18 12 (0.37%) Scala
18 12 (0.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 764 (23.41%) ISEB
2 565 (17.31%) ISTQB
3 458 (14.03%) Degree
4 298 (9.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 214 (6.56%) Security Cleared
6 132 (4.04%) SC Cleared
7 50 (1.53%) DV Cleared
8 45 (1.38%) PMI Certification
9 32 (0.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 24 (0.74%) CISSP
10 24 (0.74%) CISA
11 22 (0.67%) HND
11 22 (0.67%) PMP
12 21 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 15 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.37%) APMP
15 9 (0.28%) IBM Certification
15 9 (0.28%) CBAP
16 8 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1348 (41.30%) QA
2 29 (0.89%) SLA
3 14 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.15%) TickIT
7 2 (0.061%) GxP
7 2 (0.061%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.061%) COREP
7 2 (0.061%) FINREP
7 2 (0.061%) Basel III
8 1 (0.031%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.031%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.031%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.031%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.031%) COBIT
System Software
1 27 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.15%) KVM
4 4 (0.12%) Docker
5 3 (0.092%) Firmware
5 3 (0.092%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.092%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.061%) XenApp
6 2 (0.061%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.061%) HDFS
7 1 (0.031%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.031%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 252 (7.72%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.46%) Puppet
3 11 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.31%) MOM
5 4 (0.12%) SCCM
5 4 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.061%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.061%) Oozie
7 1 (0.031%) Ansible
7 1 (0.031%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 544 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 313 (9.59%) Oracle
3 248 (7.60%) HP
4 114 (3.49%) SAP
5 56 (1.72%) IBM
6 41 (1.26%) VMware
7 30 (0.92%) Cognos
8 23 (0.70%) Citrix
9 22 (0.67%) Capita
10 20 (0.61%) Telerik
11 16 (0.49%) Cisco
12 15 (0.46%) Charles River
13 14 (0.43%) Sage
14 13 (0.40%) ESRI
15 12 (0.37%) Google
15 12 (0.37%) Fujitsu
16 11 (0.34%) Bloomberg
16 11 (0.34%) Adobe
17 10 (0.31%) Progress
17 10 (0.31%) Informatica
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Bonus, Life Assurance, Pension and Medical C
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Network ITR
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Bens Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
North London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Bens Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 11 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago