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 3 months to 26 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 115 86
Rank change year-on-year -7 -29  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 25 42 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.00% 1.49% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.63% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 7 30 49
Median salary £33,750 £40,000 £42,926
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.62% -6.81%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £21,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,100 £57,550
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +4.16% -  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2307 2572 2676
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 92.35% 91.47% 90.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1465 1529 1671
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
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 3 months to 26 May 2017. 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 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
Edinburgh -6 13 £40,000 -2.43% 2
Glasgow +1 12 £30,000 -20.00% 4
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
Test Scripting
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 27 (56.25%) Test Automation
2 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (41.67%) ISTQB
3 20 (41.67%) Selenium
4 17 (35.42%) Test Strategy
5 16 (33.33%) Defect Management
6 15 (31.25%) SQL
7 13 (27.08%) C#
7 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
8 11 (22.92%) Finance
8 11 (22.92%) Regression Testing
8 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (22.92%) Scenario Testing
9 10 (20.83%) SDLC
9 10 (20.83%) Oracle
10 9 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (18.75%) Software Testing
11 8 (16.67%) Gherkin
11 8 (16.67%) Functional Testing
11 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 8 (16.67%) HP
11 8 (16.67%) HP UFT
11 8 (16.67%) Jenkins
12 7 (14.58%) LoadRunner
12 7 (14.58%) Scrum
12 7 (14.58%) Java
12 7 (14.58%) Waterfall
12 7 (14.58%) Cucumber
12 7 (14.58%) Degree
12 7 (14.58%) Computer Science

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 2 (4.17%) Confluence
1 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (41.67%) Selenium
2 8 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 8 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 7 (14.58%) Cucumber
3 7 (14.58%) LoadRunner
4 6 (12.50%) SpecFlow
5 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
5 5 (10.42%) Subversion
6 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
7 3 (6.25%) JIRA
7 3 (6.25%) MSTest
7 3 (6.25%) NUnit
7 3 (6.25%) WebDriver
8 2 (4.17%) Ant
8 2 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (4.17%) FitNesse
8 2 (4.17%) JMeter
8 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
8 2 (4.17%) WinRunner
General
1 11 (22.92%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
2 2 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Back Office
3 1 (2.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Analyst
2 20 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 15 (31.25%) Test Engineer
4 8 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) QA Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.25%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Systems Test Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Performance Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Performance Test Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Test Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Test Scripter
8 2 (4.17%) Tester
9 1 (2.08%) Graduate Test Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) Gherkin
2 5 (10.42%) .NET
3 3 (6.25%) XML
4 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.17%) jQuery
4 2 (4.17%) RESTful
5 1 (2.08%) Ajax
5 1 (2.08%) CSS
5 1 (2.08%) HTML
5 1 (2.08%) JSON
5 1 (2.08%) RSS
5 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.58%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.17%) Clustering
4 2 (4.17%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.08%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) Linux
2 3 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (2.08%) Android
3 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (56.25%) Test Automation
2 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (35.42%) Test Strategy
4 16 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 11 (22.92%) Regression Testing
5 11 (22.92%) Scenario Testing
6 10 (20.83%) SDLC
7 9 (18.75%) Software Testing
8 8 (16.67%) Functional Testing
9 7 (14.58%) Performance Testing
9 7 (14.58%) Scrum
9 7 (14.58%) Waterfall
10 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (12.50%) Test Planning
11 5 (10.42%) Continuous Deployment
11 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (10.42%) Exploratory Testing
11 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
11 5 (10.42%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.25%) SQL
2 13 (27.08%) C#
3 7 (14.58%) Java
4 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.42%) PL/SQL
6 4 (8.33%) Python
7 3 (6.25%) C++
8 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.17%) C
8 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (41.67%) ISTQB
2 7 (14.58%) Degree
3 5 (10.42%) ISEB
3 5 (10.42%) MCP
3 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (10.42%) OCP
3 5 (10.42%) Oracle Certification
3 5 (10.42%) SAP Certification
3 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.83%) Oracle
3 8 (16.67%) HP
4 5 (10.42%) SAP
5 3 (6.25%) Cognizant
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London/Bristol/Edinburgh
Cognizant
Posted: 16 days ago
Livingston
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago