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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 219 210 213
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1471 1778 1742
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.54% 1.63% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.86% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1220 1451 1427
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £39,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -4.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
84067 95471 97586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.24% 87.53% 85.32%
Number of salaries quoted 69978 78940 78095
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 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +2 1394 £40,000 - 171
London +3 464 £50,000 - 55
South East +23 306 £40,000 - 31
North West -12 155 £34,000 -9.33% 22
East of England +43 107 £42,500 +13.33% 9
West Midlands +25 107 £35,000 +21.70% 9
City of London +33 103 £55,000 - 19
South West -18 103 £35,000 -4.10% 19
Yorkshire -19 99 £35,250 +0.71% 14
Manchester -22 94 £35,000 -12.50% 14
Surrey +38 72 £47,000 +13.25% 3
Hampshire -4 69 £35,000 -7.28% 5
Gloucestershire -2 55 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Berkshire +22 54 £45,000 +12.50% 4
West Yorkshire -43 44 £35,000 - 10
East Midlands -12 41 £35,000 -6.66% 7
Buckinghamshire +7 39 £33,000 -5.71% 8
Scotland -44 38 £42,500 +21.42% 7
Hertfordshire +30 36 £37,500 +23.96% 1
Southampton +18 36 £37,500 +23.96% 2
Cheshire +34 34 £30,500 -8.95% 4
Leeds -9 34 £37,500 +7.14% 8
South Yorkshire +31 33 £44,750 +39.84% 1
Birmingham -6 31 £37,500 +30.40% 3
Sheffield +35 29 £47,000 +46.87% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 28 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Wales -30 28 £30,750 -2.38% 3
Kent +15 27 £42,500 -5.55% 2
South Wales -24 25 £30,750 -2.38% 3
Nottingham +6 23 £35,000 -6.66% 1

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 1423 (50.71%) Agile Software Development
2 921 (32.82%) QA
3 870 (31.00%) Finance
4 868 (30.93%) Selenium
5 822 (29.29%) SQL
6 652 (23.24%) ISEB
7 573 (20.42%) Software Testing
8 568 (20.24%) ISTQB
9 555 (19.78%) Scrum
9 555 (19.78%) SDLC
10 538 (19.17%) Java
11 526 (18.75%) Regression Testing
12 513 (18.28%) C#
13 498 (17.75%) Test Automation
14 480 (17.11%) Automated Testing
15 478 (17.03%) User Acceptance Testing
16 455 (16.22%) Microsoft
17 406 (14.47%) Manual Testing
18 404 (14.40%) .NET
19 397 (14.15%) Test Strategy
20 396 (14.11%) Degree
21 371 (13.22%) JIRA
22 350 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
23 333 (11.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 333 (11.87%) Automation Testing
24 315 (11.23%) Functional Testing
25 305 (10.87%) HTML
26 302 (10.76%) Performance Testing
27 293 (10.44%) Defect Management
28 289 (10.30%) BDD

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 91 (3.24%) CMS
2 82 (2.92%) SharePoint
3 33 (1.18%) Confluence
4 20 (0.71%) SAS
5 16 (0.57%) MS Exchange
5 16 (0.57%) Skype for Business
6 15 (0.53%) IIS
6 15 (0.53%) WebSphere
7 12 (0.43%) WebLogic
8 10 (0.36%) Apache
9 9 (0.32%) Smallworld
10 7 (0.25%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.21%) nginx
11 6 (0.21%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.18%) CICS
12 5 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.11%) JBoss
13 3 (0.11%) Xceptor
14 2 (0.071%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.071%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 234 (8.34%) MS Excel
2 162 (5.77%) MS Office
3 52 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 36 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.71%) MS Project
6 2 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.071%) SPSS
7 1 (0.036%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 58 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.86%) Finacle
2 24 (0.86%) Temenos T24
3 19 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 17 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
5 15 (0.53%) Misys Midas
5 15 (0.53%) SAP CO
5 15 (0.53%) SAP FI
5 15 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
6 12 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.36%) SAP BPC
7 10 (0.36%) SAP MII
8 9 (0.32%) CSG Singleview
8 9 (0.32%) SAP SCM
8 9 (0.32%) Summit
9 8 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
9 8 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
9 8 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 7 (0.25%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 42 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (1.18%) SaaS
3 19 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.43%) GitHub
5 8 (0.29%) Office 365
6 5 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (0.14%) Google Apps
7 4 (0.14%) Slack
8 3 (0.11%) Google Play
9 2 (0.071%) Force.com
9 2 (0.071%) Trello
9 2 (0.071%) Veeva
10 1 (0.036%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 87 (3.10%) Internet
2 58 (2.07%) TCP/IP
3 46 (1.64%) Firewall
4 37 (1.32%) Intranet
5 34 (1.21%) DNS
6 25 (0.89%) HTTP
7 18 (0.64%) WAN
8 15 (0.53%) Wireless
9 13 (0.46%) LAN
10 10 (0.36%) Modbus
10 10 (0.36%) RS-485
11 9 (0.32%) SAN
12 8 (0.29%) ATM
12 8 (0.29%) IP Telephony
13 7 (0.25%) PuTTY
14 6 (0.21%) HTTPS
14 6 (0.21%) SSL
15 5 (0.18%) DVB
15 5 (0.18%) VoIP
15 5 (0.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (9.98%) SQL Server
2 62 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
3 58 (2.07%) MySQL
4 45 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (1.25%) Relational Database
6 32 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
7 30 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 30 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 27 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
10 24 (0.86%) Data Mining
11 21 (0.75%) MS Access
12 20 (0.71%) GIS
12 20 (0.71%) Oracle Database
13 16 (0.57%) Hadoop
14 14 (0.50%) SAP BW
15 13 (0.46%) Base SAS
16 12 (0.43%) Big Data
16 12 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
17 11 (0.39%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 868 (30.93%) Selenium
2 371 (13.22%) JIRA
3 257 (9.16%) WebDriver
4 230 (8.20%) Cucumber
5 226 (8.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 225 (8.02%) SoapUI
7 205 (7.31%) HP UFT
8 189 (6.74%) JMeter
9 168 (5.99%) Jenkins
10 155 (5.52%) LoadRunner
11 152 (5.42%) Visual Studio
12 119 (4.24%) SpecFlow
13 116 (4.13%) NUnit
14 97 (3.46%) Git (software)
15 66 (2.35%) TestNG
16 64 (2.28%) MSTest
17 59 (2.10%) Subversion
18 55 (1.96%) JUnit
19 52 (1.85%) Selenium IDE
20 49 (1.75%) Bugzilla
General
1 870 (31.00%) Finance
2 237 (8.45%) Banking
3 180 (6.41%) Retail
4 110 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 76 (2.71%) Manufacturing
6 73 (2.60%) Games
7 49 (1.75%) Marketing
8 41 (1.46%) Billing
9 38 (1.35%) Back Office
10 35 (1.25%) Advertising
11 32 (1.14%) Investment Banking
12 30 (1.07%) Retail Banking
13 27 (0.96%) Law
13 27 (0.96%) Legal
14 18 (0.64%) Front Office
14 18 (0.64%) Military
15 14 (0.50%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.46%) Aerospace
16 13 (0.46%) Electronics
16 13 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1309 (46.65%) Analyst
2 946 (33.71%) Test Analyst
3 630 (22.45%) Tester
4 282 (10.05%) Test Engineer
5 227 (8.09%) Software Tester
6 224 (7.98%) Developer
7 202 (7.20%) Automation Tester
7 202 (7.20%) Business Analyst
8 194 (6.91%) Automation Test Analyst
9 179 (6.38%) Test Leader
10 155 (5.52%) QA Analyst
11 151 (5.38%) QA Tester
12 145 (5.17%) Software Analyst
13 137 (4.88%) Software Test Analyst
14 131 (4.67%) QA Engineer
15 119 (4.24%) QA Test Analyst
15 119 (4.24%) Senior Analyst
16 118 (4.21%) Test Manager
17 102 (3.64%) Selenium Tester
17 102 (3.64%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 404 (14.40%) .NET
2 305 (10.87%) HTML
3 205 (7.31%) Web Services
4 159 (5.67%) ASP.NET
5 156 (5.56%) XML
6 142 (5.06%) CSS
7 110 (3.92%) SOAP
8 87 (3.10%) HTML5
9 73 (2.60%) .NET Framework
10 72 (2.57%) REST
11 62 (2.21%) jQuery
12 60 (2.14%) Ajax
12 60 (2.14%) CSS3
13 46 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
13 46 (1.64%) Gherkin
14 36 (1.28%) Node.js
15 35 (1.25%) RESTful
16 32 (1.14%) AngularJS
17 28 (1.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 28 (1.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 350 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
2 144 (5.13%) Mobile App
3 107 (3.81%) Computer Science
4 84 (2.99%) Client/Server
5 78 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 54 (1.92%) User Experience
7 45 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
8 41 (1.46%) Fintech
9 40 (1.43%) iPad
9 40 (1.43%) Mathematics
10 37 (1.32%) Driving Licence
11 36 (1.28%) N-Tier
12 34 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 25 (0.89%) Mainframe
13 25 (0.89%) Virtual Team
14 22 (0.78%) Data Conversion
15 19 (0.68%) Life Science
16 18 (0.64%) Derivative
16 18 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
17 17 (0.61%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 262 (9.34%) Windows
2 168 (5.99%) Linux
3 153 (5.45%) Unix
4 98 (3.49%) Android
4 98 (3.49%) Apple iOS
5 42 (1.50%) Windows Server
6 24 (0.86%) CentOS
7 20 (0.71%) Windows 7
8 16 (0.57%) Mac OS X
9 9 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.21%) AIX
10 6 (0.21%) Solaris
11 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.14%) VMS
12 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.071%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.071%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.036%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.036%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1423 (50.71%) Agile Software Development
2 573 (20.42%) Software Testing
3 555 (19.78%) Scrum
3 555 (19.78%) SDLC
4 526 (18.75%) Regression Testing
5 498 (17.75%) Test Automation
6 480 (17.11%) Automated Testing
7 478 (17.03%) User Acceptance Testing
8 406 (14.47%) Manual Testing
9 397 (14.15%) Test Strategy
10 333 (11.87%) Automation Testing
11 315 (11.23%) Functional Testing
12 302 (10.76%) Performance Testing
13 293 (10.44%) Defect Management
14 289 (10.30%) BDD
15 283 (10.09%) TDD
16 253 (9.02%) Waterfall
17 245 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
18 242 (8.62%) Non-Functional Testing
19 215 (7.66%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 822 (29.29%) SQL
2 538 (19.17%) Java
3 513 (18.28%) C#
4 284 (10.12%) JavaScript
5 184 (6.56%) Python
6 100 (3.56%) Perl
7 90 (3.21%) C
7 90 (3.21%) PHP
8 86 (3.06%) C++
9 75 (2.67%) VB
10 68 (2.42%) Ruby
11 63 (2.25%) T-SQL
12 57 (2.03%) PL/SQL
13 49 (1.75%) VB.NET
14 47 (1.67%) VBScript
15 43 (1.53%) Shell Script
15 43 (1.53%) XPath
16 34 (1.21%) Scala
17 19 (0.68%) ABAP
18 16 (0.57%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 652 (23.24%) ISEB
2 568 (20.24%) ISTQB
3 396 (14.11%) Degree
4 333 (11.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 118 (4.21%) Security Cleared
6 75 (2.67%) SC Cleared
7 56 (2.00%) DV Cleared
8 29 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 10 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
11 8 (0.29%) HP ASE
12 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.14%) IIBA
13 4 (0.14%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.11%) CGEIT
14 3 (0.11%) CISA
14 3 (0.11%) CISSP
14 3 (0.11%) CRISC
14 3 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 921 (32.82%) QA
2 27 (0.96%) SDET
3 19 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.46%) SEPA
5 10 (0.36%) SLA
5 10 (0.36%) Solvency II
6 8 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.29%) JSP 440
7 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.18%) CRD IV
8 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 5 (0.18%) ISO19770
8 5 (0.18%) MISRA
8 5 (0.18%) MISRA C
9 4 (0.14%) Basel II
10 3 (0.11%) COBIT
10 3 (0.11%) GAMP
10 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.11%) Val IT
System Software
1 44 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (1.43%) Hyper-V
3 26 (0.93%) Docker
4 17 (0.61%) Active Directory
5 14 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.14%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.036%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.036%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 260 (9.27%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (0.96%) HP SiteScope
3 16 (0.57%) SCCM
4 13 (0.46%) SCOM
5 8 (0.29%) Control-M
6 6 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.21%) Puppet
7 5 (0.18%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.14%) ServiceCenter
9 3 (0.11%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.11%) vRealize
10 2 (0.071%) Grafana
10 2 (0.071%) Graphite
10 2 (0.071%) Nexpose
10 2 (0.071%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.036%) Kibana
11 1 (0.036%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.036%) SCSM
11 1 (0.036%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 455 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 274 (9.76%) HP
3 207 (7.38%) Oracle
4 134 (4.78%) SAP
5 60 (2.14%) VMware
6 32 (1.14%) Citrix
7 27 (0.96%) EPiServer
8 25 (0.89%) Red Hat
8 25 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
9 24 (0.86%) Temenos
9 24 (0.86%) Unisys
10 22 (0.78%) TSYS
11 16 (0.57%) Cognizant
12 15 (0.53%) Siebel
13 14 (0.50%) Atlassian
13 14 (0.50%) Demandware
13 14 (0.50%) Google
13 14 (0.50%) Murex
14 13 (0.46%) Telerik
15 11 (0.39%) OpenText
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
Dunsdon Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum Bonus + Pension + Healthcare + Gym
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + ben
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
South West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: Salary dependent on role
Posted: 10 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £27,000 to £30,000 per annum Exceptional benefits and company cul
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £58000.00 per annum + generous package & bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Caspian One Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hastings, East Sussex
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + generous package & bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum DOE + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £32k - 35k per year + 3000 bouns
Posted: Yesterday
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Circa £55k plus benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Amazing Perks
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + 13% Bonus + Pension + Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Highly Competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago