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 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 202 187 177
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1717 1861 1802
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.55% 1.54% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.88% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1368 1547 1458
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
92422 99148 89123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.24% 82.05% 80.14%
Number of salaries quoted 74819 79604 73112
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -8 1601 £37,500 -6.25% 179
London -34 519 £50,000 +5.26% 61
South East +22 353 £40,000 +14.28% 44
Yorkshire -3 232 £32,500 - 15
North West +40 135 £32,500 -7.14% 7
City of London -21 131 £42,750 -14.50% 25
West Yorkshire -16 129 £35,000 +7.69% 10
East of England -8 121 £42,500 +6.25% 7
West Midlands +39 114 £35,000 +7.69% 16
South West +2 106 £37,500 -6.25% 18
Leeds -6 89 £35,000 +6.06% 7
Surrey +17 79 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Scotland +38 77 £43,913 +13.32% 17
Berkshire +16 72 £45,000 +21.62% 12
Manchester +30 69 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Hampshire -11 56 £35,000 +16.66% 13
Buckinghamshire +18 51 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Cambridgeshire +3 51 £45,000 +12.50% 6
South Yorkshire +12 48 £33,000 -5.71% 3
Sheffield +12 47 £32,750 -6.42% 3
Gloucestershire +25 44 £38,000 +42.05% 2
Cambridge +2 43 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Birmingham +13 41 £35,000 -15.15% 3
Cheshire +11 38 £33,000 -5.71% 3
West Sussex +22 35 £47,500 +35.71% 1
North Yorkshire +16 34 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Edinburgh +27 33 £45,000 +47.54% 8
Essex +23 32 £40,000 -12.08% 1
Bristol -28 30 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Glasgow +20 29 £43,913 -2.41% 4

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 1422 (44.27%) Agile Software Development
2 1152 (35.87%) QA
3 1106 (34.43%) SQL
4 858 (26.71%) Finance
5 857 (26.68%) Selenium
6 759 (23.63%) ISEB
7 679 (21.14%) Java
8 630 (19.61%) User Acceptance Testing
9 612 (19.05%) Software Testing
10 593 (18.46%) Test Automation
11 563 (17.53%) Automated Testing
12 556 (17.31%) ISTQB
13 540 (16.81%) C#
14 478 (14.88%) Regression Testing
15 471 (14.66%) Manual Testing
16 450 (14.01%) .NET
17 444 (13.82%) Scrum
18 427 (13.29%) Degree
19 407 (12.67%) Microsoft
20 367 (11.43%) WebDriver
21 365 (11.36%) Test Strategy
22 356 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
23 348 (10.83%) SQL Server
24 333 (10.37%) TDD
25 328 (10.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 321 (9.99%) BDD
27 312 (9.71%) JavaScript
28 305 (9.50%) Performance Testing
29 303 (9.43%) Project Management
30 301 (9.37%) Windows

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 80 (2.49%) SharePoint
2 37 (1.15%) IIS
3 26 (0.81%) WebSphere
4 17 (0.53%) CMS
5 16 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
5 16 (0.50%) WebLogic
6 14 (0.44%) Apache Solr
7 10 (0.31%) SAS
8 9 (0.28%) MS Exchange
9 8 (0.25%) Apache
9 8 (0.25%) Commerce Server
9 8 (0.25%) Confluence
10 7 (0.22%) ArcGIS
10 7 (0.22%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.22%) JBoss
11 6 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.16%) WebSphere Portal
13 4 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 248 (7.72%) MS Excel
2 134 (4.17%) MS Office
3 44 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 34 (1.06%) MS Project
5 23 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.062%) Mingle
8 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.031%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.031%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 68 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
4 20 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
5 17 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
5 17 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
5 17 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
6 14 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
6 14 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
7 11 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
8 10 (0.31%) Summit
9 8 (0.25%) SAP Retail
10 7 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
10 7 (0.22%) SAP CO
10 7 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
10 7 (0.22%) SAP FI
10 7 (0.22%) Markit EDM
11 6 (0.19%) SAP R/3
12 5 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 5 (0.16%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 42 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (1.18%) SaaS
3 19 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.16%) PaaS
6 3 (0.093%) Heroku
7 2 (0.062%) Office 365
7 2 (0.062%) Trello
8 1 (0.031%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.031%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.031%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.031%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 59 (1.84%) HTTP
2 42 (1.31%) Internet
3 39 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.37%) WAN
4 12 (0.37%) LAN
5 10 (0.31%) DNS
5 10 (0.31%) Firewall
6 9 (0.28%) Wireshark
7 6 (0.19%) SSL
8 5 (0.16%) ATM
9 4 (0.12%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.093%) VPN
10 3 (0.093%) Network Security
10 3 (0.093%) LTE
10 3 (0.093%) 3G
10 3 (0.093%) Wireless
11 2 (0.062%) 2.5G
11 2 (0.062%) MPLS
11 2 (0.062%) GGSN
11 2 (0.062%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 348 (10.83%) SQL Server
2 96 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
3 85 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 67 (2.09%) Relational Database
5 61 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 50 (1.56%) MySQL
7 49 (1.53%) Oracle Database
8 38 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 36 (1.12%) Big Data
10 23 (0.72%) RDBMS
11 22 (0.68%) DB2
12 21 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
12 21 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
14 17 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 15 (0.47%) Data Mining
16 13 (0.40%) QlikView
17 12 (0.37%) MS Access
18 11 (0.34%) OLAP
19 10 (0.31%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 857 (26.68%) Selenium
2 367 (11.43%) WebDriver
3 298 (9.28%) JIRA
4 286 (8.90%) QuickTest Pro
5 217 (6.76%) Cucumber
6 146 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 145 (4.51%) LoadRunner
8 142 (4.42%) Visual Studio
9 119 (3.70%) Jenkins
10 118 (3.67%) JUnit
11 107 (3.33%) JMeter
12 103 (3.21%) SpecFlow
13 83 (2.58%) SoapUI
14 69 (2.15%) Eclipse
15 61 (1.90%) JBehave
16 59 (1.84%) Subversion
17 57 (1.77%) TestNG
18 56 (1.74%) NUnit
19 55 (1.71%) Maven
20 50 (1.56%) Git (software)
General
1 858 (26.71%) Finance
2 290 (9.03%) Banking
3 232 (7.22%) Retail
4 104 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 68 (2.12%) Games
6 48 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 43 (1.34%) Marketing
8 40 (1.25%) Legal
9 36 (1.12%) Military
10 32 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 32 (1.00%) Back Office
11 31 (0.97%) Billing
12 26 (0.81%) Law
13 25 (0.78%) Aerospace
14 24 (0.75%) Financial Institution
15 22 (0.68%) Advertising
16 21 (0.65%) Automotive
17 15 (0.47%) Front Office
18 14 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
18 14 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1514 (47.14%) Analyst
2 1054 (32.81%) Test Analyst
3 621 (19.33%) Tester
4 277 (8.62%) Business Analyst
5 264 (8.22%) Test Engineer
6 245 (7.63%) Developer
7 208 (6.48%) Software Tester
8 200 (6.23%) QA Engineer
9 183 (5.70%) Senior Analyst
10 163 (5.07%) QA Analyst
11 154 (4.79%) Consultant
12 146 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
13 129 (4.02%) Test Leader
14 120 (3.74%) Test Manager
15 109 (3.39%) Software Engineer
16 103 (3.21%) Automation Tester
17 99 (3.08%) QA Tester
18 86 (2.68%) Test Consultant
19 83 (2.58%) Automation Engineer
20 75 (2.33%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 450 (14.01%) .NET
2 235 (7.32%) HTML
3 233 (7.25%) Web Services
4 206 (6.41%) XML
5 144 (4.48%) ASP.NET
6 110 (3.42%) CSS
7 94 (2.93%) Gherkin
8 72 (2.24%) SOAP
9 63 (1.96%) jQuery
10 60 (1.87%) ASP.NET MVC
11 58 (1.81%) .NET Framework
12 50 (1.56%) REST
13 37 (1.15%) J2EE
14 34 (1.06%) RESTful
15 30 (0.93%) WCF
16 26 (0.81%) Ajax
16 26 (0.81%) WinForms
17 23 (0.72%) HTML5
18 22 (0.68%) LAMP
19 21 (0.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 356 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
2 124 (3.86%) Management Information System
3 122 (3.80%) Computer Science
4 114 (3.55%) Open Source
5 82 (2.55%) Mobile App
6 55 (1.71%) User Experience
7 51 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
7 51 (1.59%) Client/Server
8 36 (1.12%) Replication
9 33 (1.03%) Derivative
10 31 (0.97%) iPhone
11 28 (0.87%) iPad
12 25 (0.78%) GIS
12 25 (0.78%) Data Structures
13 24 (0.75%) Fixed Income
13 24 (0.75%) Mathematics
14 23 (0.72%) Data Integration
15 22 (0.68%) N-Tier
15 22 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 21 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 301 (9.37%) Windows
2 181 (5.64%) Linux
3 169 (5.26%) UNIX
4 97 (3.02%) Android
5 85 (2.65%) Apple iOS
6 32 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (0.97%) Windows XP
8 30 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (0.78%) Windows 7
10 16 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 12 (0.37%) Windows 2000
13 6 (0.19%) AIX
13 6 (0.19%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.12%) Solaris
15 2 (0.062%) VMS
15 2 (0.062%) Windows CE
15 2 (0.062%) Debian
16 1 (0.031%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1422 (44.27%) Agile Software Development
2 630 (19.61%) User Acceptance Testing
3 612 (19.05%) Software Testing
4 593 (18.46%) Test Automation
5 563 (17.53%) Automated Testing
6 478 (14.88%) Regression Testing
7 471 (14.66%) Manual Testing
8 444 (13.82%) Scrum
9 365 (11.36%) Test Strategy
10 333 (10.37%) TDD
11 321 (9.99%) BDD
12 305 (9.50%) Performance Testing
13 303 (9.43%) Project Management
14 279 (8.69%) Integration Testing
15 263 (8.19%) Automation Testing
16 261 (8.13%) Waterfall
17 246 (7.66%) Test Management
18 216 (6.72%) Business Analysis
19 215 (6.69%) E-Commerce
20 194 (6.04%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1106 (34.43%) SQL
2 679 (21.14%) Java
3 540 (16.81%) C#
4 312 (9.71%) JavaScript
5 148 (4.61%) C++
6 144 (4.48%) Python
7 130 (4.05%) C
8 101 (3.14%) T-SQL
9 86 (2.68%) Ruby
10 73 (2.27%) Perl
11 62 (1.93%) VB
12 57 (1.77%) PHP
12 57 (1.77%) PL/SQL
13 30 (0.93%) VB.NET
14 22 (0.68%) Shell Script
15 21 (0.65%) Objective-C
16 19 (0.59%) VBScript
17 17 (0.53%) PowerShell
18 14 (0.44%) VBA
18 14 (0.44%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 759 (23.63%) ISEB
2 556 (17.31%) ISTQB
3 427 (13.29%) Degree
4 328 (10.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 179 (5.57%) Security Cleared
6 116 (3.61%) SC Cleared
7 43 (1.34%) DV Cleared
8 40 (1.25%) CISA
8 40 (1.25%) CISSP
9 33 (1.03%) HND
10 25 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 21 (0.65%) PMI Certification
12 16 (0.50%) PMP
13 12 (0.37%) MCSE
13 12 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
14 9 (0.28%) MCSA
15 8 (0.25%) HP ASE
16 4 (0.12%) IBM Certification
17 3 (0.093%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1152 (35.87%) QA
2 21 (0.65%) SLA
3 11 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.16%) TickIT
7 4 (0.12%) HL7
8 3 (0.093%) DICOM
8 3 (0.093%) FATCA
8 3 (0.093%) Basel II
9 2 (0.062%) WAI
9 2 (0.062%) COBIT
9 2 (0.062%) MiFID
10 1 (0.031%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.031%) EMIR
10 1 (0.031%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 31 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.53%) vSphere
4 5 (0.16%) XenApp
5 4 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.12%) Firmware
5 4 (0.12%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.062%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.062%) KVM
6 2 (0.062%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.031%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.031%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.031%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 251 (7.81%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.28%) Puppet
2 9 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (0.16%) Netcool
3 5 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (0.12%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (0.093%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (0.093%) Oozie
5 3 (0.093%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.093%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.062%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.062%) Control-M
6 2 (0.062%) SCCM
6 2 (0.062%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.031%) nmon
7 1 (0.031%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.031%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 407 (12.67%) Microsoft
2 287 (8.94%) Oracle
3 228 (7.10%) HP
4 68 (2.12%) IBM
5 67 (2.09%) SAP
6 37 (1.15%) VMware
7 30 (0.93%) Citrix
8 23 (0.72%) Capita
9 21 (0.65%) ATG
10 19 (0.59%) Telerik
11 18 (0.56%) Cognos
12 17 (0.53%) Business Objects
12 17 (0.53%) hybris
13 15 (0.47%) Siebel
14 14 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (0.40%) Bloomberg
16 12 (0.37%) Laserfiche
17 11 (0.34%) Google
17 11 (0.34%) BT
17 11 (0.34%) Reuters
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28550 per annum + training and excellent package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Kent
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £44000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
People Source Consulting
Salary: £36000 - £49000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Salary: £36000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Enorth Staffing
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + superb beneifts
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-60,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Botley, Hampshire
Experis Engineering
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Life Cover, Private Medic
Posted: Yesterday