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

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 236 230 213
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -17
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1387 1559 1783
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.41% 1.42% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.63% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1170 1312 1478
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,900 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +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
86142 95892 100545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.84% 87.29% 85.37%
Number of salaries quoted 71917 78502 81138
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 £31,000
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 July 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 July 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 +8 1332 £40,000 - 201
London +7 437 £47,500 +3.26% 62
South East +37 301 £40,000 -6.97% 38
West Midlands +35 129 £32,500 - 18
Yorkshire -1 123 £35,000 - 20
North West +12 116 £32,500 -18.75% 21
East of England +17 99 £45,000 +25.00% 14
City of London +11 83 £47,500 +5.55% 14
Surrey +38 73 £45,000 - 7
South West +3 70 £35,000 - 19
Hampshire -4 70 £35,000 -19.54% 6
Manchester -6 69 £32,500 -18.75% 13
West Yorkshire -20 66 £35,000 - 12
Berkshire +20 51 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Leeds +10 48 £35,000 - 9
East Midlands -16 48 £32,000 -1.53% 7
Buckinghamshire +33 40 £36,250 -19.44% 6
Staffordshire +26 36 £30,000 +12.09% 2
Birmingham -8 35 £37,500 +15.38% 6
Kent +35 34 £39,000 +30.00% 4
Cambridgeshire -11 30 £47,500 - 8
Scotland -44 30 £35,000 - 7
Milton Keynes +33 27 £34,000 +4.61% 4
Hertfordshire +12 27 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Gloucestershire +17 25 £42,500 +6.25% 10
North Yorkshire +27 24 £34,500 +6.15% 1
South Yorkshire +13 24 £42,500 +54.54% 4
Southampton -3 24 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Stoke-on-Trent +2 23 £32,500 +38.29%
Cambridge -5 22 £47,500 - 6

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1375 (47.38%) Agile Software Development
2 950 (32.74%) Finance
3 924 (31.84%) QA
4 870 (29.98%) SQL
5 866 (29.84%) Selenium
6 672 (23.16%) ISEB
7 601 (20.71%) ISTQB
8 598 (20.61%) User Acceptance Testing
9 597 (20.57%) Software Testing
10 568 (19.57%) Regression Testing
11 553 (19.06%) Java
12 532 (18.33%) SDLC
13 519 (17.88%) Test Automation
14 504 (17.37%) Automated Testing
15 492 (16.95%) Scrum
16 462 (15.92%) C#
17 451 (15.54%) Microsoft
18 439 (15.13%) Test Strategy
19 424 (14.61%) Degree
20 393 (13.54%) .NET
21 388 (13.37%) JIRA
22 380 (13.09%) Automation Testing
22 380 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
23 378 (13.03%) Manual Testing
24 375 (12.92%) Functional Testing
25 323 (11.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 318 (10.96%) BDD
27 312 (10.75%) TDD
28 297 (10.23%) Defect Management
29 287 (9.89%) WebDriver

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 92 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 62 (2.14%) CMS
3 22 (0.76%) IIS
4 19 (0.65%) Confluence
5 18 (0.62%) SAS
6 14 (0.48%) MS Exchange
7 13 (0.45%) Skype for Business
8 9 (0.31%) Apache
8 9 (0.31%) Smallworld
8 9 (0.31%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.24%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.10%) MTS
13 3 (0.10%) nginx
13 3 (0.10%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.069%) JBoss
14 2 (0.069%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.069%) Tomcat
Applications
1 274 (9.44%) MS Excel
2 202 (6.96%) MS Office
3 68 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 50 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 32 (1.10%) MS Project
6 6 (0.21%) Maple
7 3 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.034%) GIMP
8 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.034%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 48 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.90%) Temenos T24
3 24 (0.83%) Finacle
4 19 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
5 18 (0.62%) Misys Midas
6 13 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 12 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
7 12 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
8 11 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
9 10 (0.34%) SAP EHS
10 9 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
11 8 (0.28%) CSG Singleview
11 8 (0.28%) SAP BPC
12 7 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
12 7 (0.24%) Primavera
12 7 (0.24%) SAP SCM
13 6 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
13 6 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 6 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 34 (1.17%) SaaS
2 19 (0.65%) GitHub
3 13 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.24%) PaaS
5 3 (0.10%) Office 365
6 2 (0.069%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.069%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.069%) Force.com
6 2 (0.069%) Pure360
6 2 (0.069%) Trello
6 2 (0.069%) Veeva
7 1 (0.034%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 46 (1.59%) TCP/IP
2 43 (1.48%) Internet
3 37 (1.27%) Firewall
4 24 (0.83%) DNS
5 22 (0.76%) HTTP
6 11 (0.38%) Intranet
7 8 (0.28%) PuTTY
7 8 (0.28%) SAN
7 8 (0.28%) WAN
8 7 (0.24%) VoIP
9 6 (0.21%) LAN
9 6 (0.21%) Network Security
9 6 (0.21%) Skype
10 5 (0.17%) DVB
10 5 (0.17%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.14%) DSL
11 4 (0.14%) iSCSI
11 4 (0.14%) RS-485
11 4 (0.14%) SNMP
11 4 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 71 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
3 56 (1.93%) Relational Database
4 43 (1.48%) MySQL
5 38 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 27 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
8 25 (0.86%) GIS
9 22 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 21 (0.72%) Hadoop
11 20 (0.69%) Big Data
12 19 (0.65%) Data Mining
13 18 (0.62%) EDRMS
13 18 (0.62%) Oracle Database
14 17 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 15 (0.52%) PowerPivot
15 15 (0.52%) QlikView
16 12 (0.41%) Base SAS
16 12 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
16 12 (0.41%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 866 (29.84%) Selenium
2 388 (13.37%) JIRA
3 287 (9.89%) WebDriver
4 264 (9.10%) SoapUI
5 243 (8.37%) Cucumber
6 227 (7.82%) HP UFT
7 192 (6.62%) JMeter
7 192 (6.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 160 (5.51%) Jenkins
9 135 (4.65%) NUnit
10 121 (4.17%) LoadRunner
11 119 (4.10%) SpecFlow
12 114 (3.93%) Git (software)
12 114 (3.93%) Visual Studio
13 63 (2.17%) Subversion
14 54 (1.86%) JUnit
14 54 (1.86%) Selenium IDE
15 52 (1.79%) TestNG
16 45 (1.55%) Appium
17 41 (1.41%) MSTest
General
1 950 (32.74%) Finance
2 280 (9.65%) Banking
3 188 (6.48%) Retail
4 105 (3.62%) Telecoms
5 71 (2.45%) Games
5 71 (2.45%) Manufacturing
6 55 (1.90%) Marketing
7 52 (1.79%) Advertising
8 51 (1.76%) Back Office
9 48 (1.65%) Legal
10 45 (1.55%) Investment Banking
11 40 (1.38%) Law
12 37 (1.27%) Billing
13 33 (1.14%) Retail Banking
14 29 (1.00%) Front Office
15 23 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
16 17 (0.59%) Electronics
17 14 (0.48%) Military
18 10 (0.34%) Aerospace
19 9 (0.31%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 1387 (47.79%) Analyst
2 993 (34.22%) Test Analyst
3 662 (22.81%) Tester
4 298 (10.27%) Test Engineer
5 245 (8.44%) Software Tester
6 222 (7.65%) Business Analyst
7 202 (6.96%) Developer
8 201 (6.93%) Automation Tester
9 200 (6.89%) Test Leader
10 175 (6.03%) Automation Test Analyst
11 164 (5.65%) QA Tester
12 160 (5.51%) QA Analyst
12 160 (5.51%) Software Analyst
13 144 (4.96%) Software Test Analyst
14 141 (4.86%) QA Engineer
15 138 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
16 124 (4.27%) QA Test Analyst
17 118 (4.07%) Test Manager
18 116 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
19 108 (3.72%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 393 (13.54%) .NET
2 232 (7.99%) HTML
3 215 (7.41%) Web Services
4 171 (5.89%) XML
5 142 (4.89%) SOAP
6 94 (3.24%) ASP.NET
7 90 (3.10%) CSS
8 65 (2.24%) REST
9 61 (2.10%) jQuery
10 60 (2.07%) .NET Framework
11 51 (1.76%) Gherkin
12 46 (1.59%) HTML5
13 43 (1.48%) Ajax
14 40 (1.38%) JSON
15 36 (1.24%) RESTful
16 35 (1.21%) AngularJS
16 35 (1.21%) Node.js
17 33 (1.14%) J2EE
18 24 (0.83%) CSS3
18 24 (0.83%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 380 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
2 135 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 125 (4.31%) Computer Science
4 102 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 93 (3.20%) Client/Server
6 59 (2.03%) Mathematics
7 49 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 45 (1.55%) N-Tier
9 44 (1.52%) iPad
10 40 (1.38%) Fintech
11 38 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 34 (1.17%) Mainframe
13 31 (1.07%) Virtual Team
14 30 (1.03%) User Experience
15 29 (1.00%) Driving Licence
16 28 (0.96%) Derivative
17 24 (0.83%) AS400
18 23 (0.79%) Replication
19 20 (0.69%) NHS
20 19 (0.65%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 259 (8.92%) Windows
2 191 (6.58%) Unix
3 165 (5.69%) Linux
4 102 (3.51%) Android
5 98 (3.38%) Apple iOS
6 49 (1.69%) Windows Server
7 16 (0.55%) CentOS
8 12 (0.41%) Windows 7
9 11 (0.38%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.24%) Solaris
11 6 (0.21%) AIX
11 6 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
12 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.14%) VMS
14 3 (0.10%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.10%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.034%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.034%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1375 (47.38%) Agile Software Development
2 598 (20.61%) User Acceptance Testing
3 597 (20.57%) Software Testing
4 568 (19.57%) Regression Testing
5 532 (18.33%) SDLC
6 519 (17.88%) Test Automation
7 504 (17.37%) Automated Testing
8 492 (16.95%) Scrum
9 439 (15.13%) Test Strategy
10 380 (13.09%) Automation Testing
11 378 (13.03%) Manual Testing
12 375 (12.92%) Functional Testing
13 318 (10.96%) BDD
14 312 (10.75%) TDD
15 297 (10.23%) Defect Management
16 259 (8.92%) Waterfall
17 255 (8.79%) Performance Testing
18 247 (8.51%) Test Management
19 234 (8.06%) Integration Testing
20 232 (7.99%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 870 (29.98%) SQL
2 553 (19.06%) Java
3 462 (15.92%) C#
4 223 (7.68%) JavaScript
5 122 (4.20%) Python
6 101 (3.48%) Ruby
7 83 (2.86%) PHP
8 76 (2.62%) T-SQL
9 65 (2.24%) C
9 65 (2.24%) VB
9 65 (2.24%) VB.NET
10 63 (2.17%) Perl
11 62 (2.14%) C++
12 59 (2.03%) Shell Script
12 59 (2.03%) VBScript
13 48 (1.65%) PL/SQL
14 30 (1.03%) Scala
15 19 (0.65%) XPath
16 17 (0.59%) Bash Shell
17 14 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 672 (23.16%) ISEB
2 601 (20.71%) ISTQB
3 424 (14.61%) Degree
4 323 (11.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 99 (3.41%) Security Cleared
6 69 (2.38%) SC Cleared
7 45 (1.55%) DV Cleared
8 34 (1.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 20 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (0.41%) PMI Certification
11 11 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.31%) IIBA
13 8 (0.28%) HP ASE
14 7 (0.24%) CISSP
14 7 (0.24%) HND
14 7 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
14 7 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (0.21%) CISA
15 6 (0.21%) CRISC
16 4 (0.14%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 924 (31.84%) QA
2 36 (1.24%) Data Quality
3 25 (0.86%) SLA
4 19 (0.65%) Solvency II
5 18 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.62%) SDET
6 14 (0.48%) SEPA
7 12 (0.41%) JSP 440
8 9 (0.31%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.21%) Basel II
10 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 5 (0.17%) ISO19770
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%) GAMP
12 3 (0.10%) GMP
System Software
1 31 (1.07%) Hyper-V
2 28 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.76%) Docker
4 17 (0.59%) Active Directory
5 12 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.10%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.034%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.034%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.034%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 286 (9.86%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (0.83%) HP SiteScope
3 16 (0.55%) Control-M
4 13 (0.45%) SCCM
5 11 (0.38%) BladeLogic
6 10 (0.34%) SCOM
7 3 (0.10%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.069%) CA Service Virtualization
8 2 (0.069%) Nexpose
8 2 (0.069%) vRealize
9 1 (0.034%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.034%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.034%) Grafana
9 1 (0.034%) Graphite
9 1 (0.034%) Kibana
9 1 (0.034%) Nagios
9 1 (0.034%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.034%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.034%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 451 (15.54%) Microsoft
2 270 (9.30%) HP
3 239 (8.24%) Oracle
4 118 (4.07%) SAP
5 44 (1.52%) VMware
6 27 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
6 27 (0.93%) Siebel
7 24 (0.83%) Temenos
7 24 (0.83%) Unisys
8 22 (0.76%) Red Hat
9 19 (0.65%) Citrix
10 18 (0.62%) IBM
10 18 (0.62%) OpenText
11 17 (0.59%) Murex
12 15 (0.52%) Telerik
13 14 (0.48%) TSYS
14 13 (0.45%) Demandware
15 11 (0.38%) Rally
16 10 (0.34%) Calypso
17 9 (0.31%) Informatica
Bolton, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £27000 - £33800 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Sanderson
Salary: £27000 - £33800 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare etc...
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £37,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £50,000 to £61,000 per annum includes Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50k-55k + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
East Riding
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum includes Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-50K
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 60,000 plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 28,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago