Period
to 22 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 146 70
Rank change year-on-year +11 -76 +100
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 97 70 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.76% 1.33% 3.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.46% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 46 37 181
Scotland median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £28,250 £24,450 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £51,000 £50,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% -1.25%

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5028 4803 5789
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 90.97% 91.54% 90.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3194 2847 3650
Scotland median annual salary £44,500 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.71% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Scotland

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Scotland.

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Scotland

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Scotland

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +16 60 £33,000 -22.35% 3
Glasgow -7 31 £36,500 +4.29% 1
West Lothian - 4 - -
Fife - 2 £32,500 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £35,500 -
Test Scripting
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, 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 across the Scotland region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 45 (46.39%) Agile Software Development
1 45 (46.39%) ISTQB
2 43 (44.33%) Test Automation
3 36 (37.11%) Selenium
4 33 (34.02%) Defect Management
5 31 (31.96%) HP Quality Center
6 29 (29.90%) HP
7 24 (24.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 24 (24.74%) V-Model
7 24 (24.74%) Test Strategy
8 22 (22.68%) SDLC
9 21 (21.65%) Scenario Testing
10 19 (19.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (18.56%) Cognizant
11 18 (18.56%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (16.49%) Java
12 16 (16.49%) Banking
13 15 (15.46%) Degree
13 15 (15.46%) HP UFT
13 15 (15.46%) Functional Testing
13 15 (15.46%) Cucumber
14 11 (11.34%) WebDriver
14 11 (11.34%) Waterfall
14 11 (11.34%) SQL
14 11 (11.34%) Software Testing
14 11 (11.34%) Integration Testing
14 11 (11.34%) Computer Science
14 11 (11.34%) Legal
15 10 (10.31%) Test Management
15 10 (10.31%) Continuous Integration

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 5 (5.15%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (1.03%) Confluence
2 1 (1.03%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (9.28%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.19%) GitHub
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.03%) SMS
1 1 (1.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.09%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.03%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 36 (37.11%) Selenium
2 15 (15.46%) Cucumber
2 15 (15.46%) HP UFT
3 11 (11.34%) WebDriver
4 7 (7.22%) Appium
4 7 (7.22%) Jenkins
4 7 (7.22%) JUnit
5 6 (6.19%) LoadRunner
6 5 (5.15%) JIRA
7 1 (1.03%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.03%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.03%) JBehave
7 1 (1.03%) JMeter
7 1 (1.03%) Maven
7 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.03%) WinRunner
General
1 16 (16.49%) Banking
2 11 (11.34%) Legal
3 10 (10.31%) Finance
4 4 (4.12%) Games
5 3 (3.09%) Back Office
5 3 (3.09%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Law
6 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 56 (57.73%) Analyst
2 53 (54.64%) Test Analyst
3 15 (15.46%) Test Engineer
4 11 (11.34%) Developer
5 7 (7.22%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (7.22%) Senior Test Analyst
5 7 (7.22%) Software Test Engineer
5 7 (7.22%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (5.15%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (5.15%) Development Engineer
6 5 (5.15%) Software Development Engineer
6 5 (5.15%) Software Engineer
6 5 (5.15%) Test Development Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Developer in Test
7 4 (4.12%) iOS Developer
7 4 (4.12%) Software Developer
7 4 (4.12%) Tester
8 3 (3.09%) Analytics Consultant
8 3 (3.09%) Business Analytics Consultant
8 3 (3.09%) Customer Analytics Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.22%) .NET
2 6 (6.19%) Behat
2 6 (6.19%) Gherkin
3 5 (5.15%) RESTful
4 4 (4.12%) Angular 2
4 4 (4.12%) AngularJS
4 4 (4.12%) Cocoa
4 4 (4.12%) Cocoa Touch
4 4 (4.12%) Core Animation
4 4 (4.12%) Core Data
4 4 (4.12%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (1.03%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.03%) JSF
5 1 (1.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.56%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (11.34%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.22%) Mobile Banking
4 5 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (5.15%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.15%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.12%) Animation
5 4 (4.12%) Augmented Reality
5 4 (4.12%) User Experience
6 3 (3.09%) Credit Risk
7 2 (2.06%) APACS
7 2 (2.06%) Derivative
7 2 (2.06%) Equities
7 2 (2.06%) Fixed Income
7 2 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.03%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (1.03%) EMV
8 1 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.28%) Windows
2 4 (4.12%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (46.39%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (44.33%) Test Automation
3 33 (34.02%) Defect Management
4 24 (24.74%) Test Strategy
4 24 (24.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (24.74%) V-Model
5 22 (22.68%) SDLC
6 21 (21.65%) Scenario Testing
7 19 (19.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (15.46%) Functional Testing
9 11 (11.34%) Integration Testing
9 11 (11.34%) Software Testing
9 11 (11.34%) Waterfall
10 10 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (10.31%) Test Management
11 9 (9.28%) BDD
11 9 (9.28%) SDET
11 9 (9.28%) TDD
12 8 (8.25%) ETL
12 8 (8.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.49%) Java
2 11 (11.34%) SQL
3 9 (9.28%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.25%) C#
5 6 (6.19%) PHP
5 6 (6.19%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.15%) Python
6 5 (5.15%) VB
7 4 (4.12%) Apple Swift
7 4 (4.12%) Objective-C
7 4 (4.12%) Scala
8 2 (2.06%) C
8 2 (2.06%) C++
8 2 (2.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 45 (46.39%) ISTQB
2 15 (15.46%) Degree
3 10 (10.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (10.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (6.19%) MCP
4 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.19%) OCP
4 6 (6.19%) Oracle Certification
4 6 (6.19%) SAP Certification
5 2 (2.06%) ISEB
5 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 31 (31.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (29.90%) HP
2 18 (18.56%) Cognizant
3 10 (10.31%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.28%) SAP
5 7 (7.22%) IBM
5 7 (7.22%) Oracle
6 4 (4.12%) Apple
7 2 (2.06%) Calypso
7 2 (2.06%) Murex
7 2 (2.06%) Salesforce.com