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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 201 198 170
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -28
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1547 1590 1696
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 1.51% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.83% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1218 1233 1412
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,850 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
86854 87001 82391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.82% 82.35% 79.99%
Number of salaries quoted 70712 69242 68369
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -12 1441 £37,500 -6.25% 231
London -28 445 £47,500 - 70
South East -5 301 £37,500 +7.14% 54
Yorkshire +8 242 £32,500 - 37
West Yorkshire +2 140 £35,000 +7.69% 17
North West +45 126 £32,000 -1.53% 27
City of London -9 116 £42,500 -15.00% 24
East of England -30 111 £42,500 +6.25% 11
West Midlands -2 98 £35,000 - 12
South West -6 93 £37,000 -7.50% 11
Leeds +16 92 £32,500 - 12
Manchester +35 79 £34,000 +13.33% 17
Surrey +33 78 £37,500 +10.29% 10
Berkshire -10 69 £45,000 +21.62% 16
Scotland +26 68 £42,926 +11.49% 15
North Yorkshire +12 48 £30,000 -7.69% 6
Hampshire -27 45 £35,000 +27.27% 6
South Yorkshire +3 43 £32,500 -7.14% 11
Sheffield +5 41 £32,500 -7.14% 10
Cambridgeshire -11 39 £43,000 +14.66% 5
Harrogate +14 38 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Birmingham -2 38 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Buckinghamshire +15 33 £36,250 +3.57% 12
Bristol -21 33 £41,250 +3.12% 6
Cambridge -9 32 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Hertfordshire -18 32 £42,500 +6.25%
Gloucestershire +20 29 £29,500 +7.27% 3
Cheshire -10 29 £27,500 -8.33% 6
Reading -18 29 £55,000 +48.64% 6
Edinburgh +10 28 £45,000 +47.54% 5

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 1297 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
2 1061 (33.94%) QA
3 1029 (32.92%) SQL
4 849 (27.16%) Finance
5 807 (25.82%) Selenium
6 752 (24.06%) ISEB
7 640 (20.47%) User Acceptance Testing
8 617 (19.74%) Test Automation
9 570 (18.23%) Software Testing
10 568 (18.17%) Java
11 534 (17.08%) Automated Testing
12 528 (16.89%) ISTQB
13 502 (16.06%) C#
14 462 (14.78%) Regression Testing
15 452 (14.46%) Manual Testing
16 412 (13.18%) Microsoft
17 404 (12.92%) Degree
18 399 (12.76%) Scrum
19 389 (12.44%) .NET
20 364 (11.64%) Test Strategy
21 360 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
22 334 (10.68%) WebDriver
23 332 (10.62%) Windows
24 327 (10.46%) QuickTest Pro
24 327 (10.46%) TDD
25 325 (10.40%) SQL Server
26 318 (10.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
27 313 (10.01%) HP Quality Center
28 312 (9.98%) BDD
29 304 (9.72%) JIRA

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 84 (2.69%) SharePoint
2 34 (1.09%) IIS
3 22 (0.70%) WebSphere
3 22 (0.70%) MS Exchange
4 21 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
5 14 (0.45%) CMS
6 12 (0.38%) WebLogic
6 12 (0.38%) Apache
7 11 (0.35%) Tomcat
7 11 (0.35%) JBoss
8 10 (0.32%) Confluence
9 9 (0.29%) Apache Solr
10 8 (0.26%) Commerce Server
10 8 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.13%) Liferay
11 4 (0.13%) WordPress
11 4 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.13%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.064%) Node.js
12 2 (0.064%) SAS
Applications
1 255 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 136 (4.35%) MS Office
3 44 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 44 (1.41%) MS Project
4 22 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.096%) Mingle
8 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.032%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.032%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 58 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
4 21 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
5 18 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
6 17 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
7 16 (0.51%) Markit EDM
7 16 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
7 16 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
7 16 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
8 9 (0.29%) Summit
8 9 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.19%) SAP Retail
10 6 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.19%) SAP CO
10 6 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
10 6 (0.19%) SAP FI
11 5 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
11 5 (0.16%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 30 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
1 30 (0.96%) SaaS
2 14 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.22%) PaaS
5 5 (0.16%) Force.com
6 3 (0.096%) Trello
6 3 (0.096%) Heroku
7 2 (0.064%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.032%) GitHub
8 1 (0.032%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 54 (1.73%) HTTP
2 43 (1.38%) Internet
3 33 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 26 (0.83%) LAN
4 26 (0.83%) WAN
5 12 (0.38%) Wireless
6 10 (0.32%) DNS
7 9 (0.29%) Wireshark
8 8 (0.26%) Firewall
9 5 (0.16%) ATM
10 4 (0.13%) SSL
11 3 (0.096%) 3G
11 3 (0.096%) DHCP
12 2 (0.064%) GGSN
12 2 (0.064%) SGSN
12 2 (0.064%) Network Security
12 2 (0.064%) LTE
12 2 (0.064%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.064%) 2.5G
12 2 (0.064%) Packet Switching
Database & Business Intelligence
1 325 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 79 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 73 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
4 62 (1.98%) Relational Database
5 54 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 54 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 51 (1.63%) MySQL
7 43 (1.38%) Oracle Database
8 35 (1.12%) Big Data
9 27 (0.86%) QlikView
9 27 (0.86%) Data Mining
10 25 (0.80%) MS Access
11 22 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 20 (0.64%) RDBMS
13 18 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
14 17 (0.54%) DB2
15 16 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 16 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
17 11 (0.35%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 807 (25.82%) Selenium
2 334 (10.68%) WebDriver
3 327 (10.46%) QuickTest Pro
4 304 (9.72%) JIRA
5 200 (6.40%) Cucumber
6 142 (4.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 125 (4.00%) LoadRunner
8 124 (3.97%) JUnit
9 121 (3.87%) Visual Studio
10 119 (3.81%) Jenkins
11 103 (3.29%) JMeter
11 103 (3.29%) SpecFlow
12 72 (2.30%) JBehave
13 70 (2.24%) SoapUI
14 58 (1.86%) NUnit
14 58 (1.86%) Subversion
15 56 (1.79%) Git (software)
16 52 (1.66%) TestDirector
17 48 (1.54%) Eclipse
18 46 (1.47%) FitNesse
General
1 849 (27.16%) Finance
2 246 (7.87%) Banking
3 211 (6.75%) Retail
4 100 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 50 (1.60%) Marketing
6 49 (1.57%) Games
7 48 (1.54%) Investment Banking
8 47 (1.50%) Legal
9 35 (1.12%) Back Office
10 32 (1.02%) Billing
11 31 (0.99%) Military
12 26 (0.83%) Advertising
13 25 (0.80%) Automotive
13 25 (0.80%) Financial Institution
14 24 (0.77%) Law
14 24 (0.77%) Aerospace
15 23 (0.74%) Manufacturing
16 21 (0.67%) Front Office
17 15 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
18 13 (0.42%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1514 (48.43%) Analyst
2 1028 (32.89%) Test Analyst
3 575 (18.39%) Tester
4 285 (9.12%) Business Analyst
5 273 (8.73%) Test Engineer
6 215 (6.88%) Developer
7 188 (6.01%) Software Tester
8 182 (5.82%) Consultant
9 181 (5.79%) QA Engineer
10 174 (5.57%) Senior Analyst
11 158 (5.05%) QA Analyst
12 146 (4.67%) Senior Test Analyst
13 134 (4.29%) Test Leader
14 112 (3.58%) Software Engineer
14 112 (3.58%) Test Manager
14 112 (3.58%) QA Tester
15 105 (3.36%) Test Consultant
16 101 (3.23%) Automation Engineer
17 98 (3.13%) Automation Tester
18 83 (2.66%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 389 (12.44%) .NET
2 228 (7.29%) Web Services
3 203 (6.49%) XML
4 181 (5.79%) HTML
5 116 (3.71%) ASP.NET
6 85 (2.72%) CSS
7 82 (2.62%) Gherkin
8 69 (2.21%) SOAP
9 53 (1.70%) jQuery
10 46 (1.47%) .NET Framework
11 44 (1.41%) REST
12 42 (1.34%) RESTful
13 41 (1.31%) ASP.NET MVC
14 30 (0.96%) J2EE
15 23 (0.74%) WinForms
15 23 (0.74%) JSON
15 23 (0.74%) WCF
16 21 (0.67%) Ajax
17 20 (0.64%) Velocity
17 20 (0.64%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 360 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
2 128 (4.09%) Open Source
3 126 (4.03%) Management Information System
4 104 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 81 (2.59%) Mobile App
6 63 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
7 49 (1.57%) Client/Server
8 46 (1.47%) User Experience
9 38 (1.22%) Data Structures
10 34 (1.09%) Derivative
11 33 (1.06%) GIS
12 28 (0.90%) Replication
12 28 (0.90%) iPad
12 28 (0.90%) iPhone
13 27 (0.86%) Fixed Income
14 25 (0.80%) Mathematics
15 24 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 24 (0.77%) Equities
16 22 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
17 19 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 332 (10.62%) Windows
2 171 (5.47%) Linux
3 151 (4.83%) UNIX
4 81 (2.59%) Android
5 70 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 52 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 47 (1.50%) Windows XP
9 32 (1.02%) Windows 7
10 21 (0.67%) Windows 2000
11 14 (0.45%) Solaris
12 13 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (0.38%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.26%) AIX
15 5 (0.16%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.13%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.13%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.096%) VMS
18 2 (0.064%) Debian
19 1 (0.032%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1297 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
2 640 (20.47%) User Acceptance Testing
3 617 (19.74%) Test Automation
4 570 (18.23%) Software Testing
5 534 (17.08%) Automated Testing
6 462 (14.78%) Regression Testing
7 452 (14.46%) Manual Testing
8 399 (12.76%) Scrum
9 364 (11.64%) Test Strategy
10 327 (10.46%) TDD
11 312 (9.98%) BDD
12 269 (8.61%) Test Management
13 261 (8.35%) Automation Testing
14 256 (8.19%) Performance Testing
15 254 (8.13%) Project Management
16 239 (7.65%) Integration Testing
17 225 (7.20%) Business Analysis
18 210 (6.72%) Waterfall
19 208 (6.65%) E-Commerce
20 195 (6.24%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1029 (32.92%) SQL
2 568 (18.17%) Java
3 502 (16.06%) C#
4 277 (8.86%) JavaScript
5 132 (4.22%) Python
6 116 (3.71%) C++
7 112 (3.58%) C
8 99 (3.17%) T-SQL
8 99 (3.17%) Ruby
9 64 (2.05%) PL/SQL
10 63 (2.02%) Perl
11 56 (1.79%) PHP
12 49 (1.57%) VB
13 33 (1.06%) VB.NET
14 28 (0.90%) Shell Script
15 27 (0.86%) PowerShell
16 24 (0.77%) VBScript
17 23 (0.74%) VBA
18 17 (0.54%) Objective-C
19 16 (0.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 752 (24.06%) ISEB
2 528 (16.89%) ISTQB
3 404 (12.92%) Degree
4 318 (10.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 179 (5.73%) Security Cleared
6 120 (3.84%) SC Cleared
7 80 (2.56%) VCP4
8 41 (1.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 40 (1.28%) DV Cleared
10 39 (1.25%) HND
11 24 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (0.58%) CISA
12 18 (0.58%) PMI Certification
13 16 (0.51%) CISSP
14 14 (0.45%) PMP
15 12 (0.38%) MCSE
16 10 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
17 9 (0.29%) MCSA
18 7 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 6 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1061 (33.94%) QA
2 29 (0.93%) SLA
3 24 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.29%) GAMP
6 5 (0.16%) HL7
6 5 (0.16%) MiFID
7 4 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.13%) FATCA
8 3 (0.096%) Basel II
8 3 (0.096%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.096%) DICOM
9 2 (0.064%) WAI
9 2 (0.064%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.064%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.064%) GAAP
10 1 (0.032%) EMIR
10 1 (0.032%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.032%) GCP
10 1 (0.032%) GMP
System Software
1 45 (1.44%) Active Directory
2 42 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.74%) vSphere
4 18 (0.58%) XenApp
5 6 (0.19%) XenDesktop
5 6 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.16%) Firmware
6 5 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.13%) Cygwin
7 4 (0.13%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.13%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.032%) HDFS
8 1 (0.032%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.032%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.032%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 313 (10.01%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.38%) HP SIM
2 12 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
3 10 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (0.32%) Puppet
3 10 (0.32%) Netcool
3 10 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.19%) Control-M
6 5 (0.16%) SCCM
6 5 (0.16%) WSUS
7 3 (0.096%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (0.096%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.064%) CA LISA
8 2 (0.064%) Oozie
9 1 (0.032%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.032%) nmon
9 1 (0.032%) BMC Performance Manager
9 1 (0.032%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 412 (13.18%) Microsoft
2 262 (8.38%) HP
3 238 (7.61%) Oracle
4 62 (1.98%) SAP
4 62 (1.98%) VMware
5 56 (1.79%) IBM
6 50 (1.60%) Citrix
7 22 (0.70%) Telerik
8 21 (0.67%) ATG
9 20 (0.64%) Cisco
10 17 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (0.51%) Fujitsu
11 16 (0.51%) hybris
11 16 (0.51%) Siebel
12 15 (0.48%) Capita
13 12 (0.38%) Laserfiche
13 12 (0.38%) Kaseya
13 12 (0.38%) SolarWinds
14 11 (0.35%) Business Objects
14 11 (0.35%) PeopleSoft
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £23500 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £35k - £38k + Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Burnham Resources
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bath, Avon
ARM Technology
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Oxford Hays
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Oxford Hays
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £450000.00 per annum + 30% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Hessle, North Humberside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday