Period
to 18 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
London > Central London
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 264 211 201
Rank change year-on-year -53 -10 +38
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 131 161 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.93% 1.30% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.42% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 98 134 218
Central London median annual salary £46,250 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.90% +5.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £24,000 £29,675 £32,275
90th Percentile £81,250 £67,500 £63,750
London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 Central London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13,020 11,346 14,223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 91.95% 91.51% 91.54%
Number of salaries quoted 11,607 10,236 12,916
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £91,250 £86,250
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Central London

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Central London

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Central London

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Central London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Central London over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Central London

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Central London region over the 6 months to 18 September 2018. 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
City of London -69 89 £52,500 -4.55% 24
West End of London 0 16 £24,000 -9.43% 3
Southwark -8 7 - -
City of Westminster +7 1 £42,500 -4.49%
Test Scripting
London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, IT jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 86 (65.65%) Test Automation
2 60 (45.80%) QA
3 56 (42.75%) Selenium
3 56 (42.75%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (41.98%) Finance
5 49 (37.40%) SQL
6 35 (26.72%) SDLC
7 34 (25.95%) Test Strategy
7 34 (25.95%) Java
8 28 (21.37%) JIRA
9 27 (20.61%) Cucumber
10 25 (19.08%) Software Testing
10 25 (19.08%) Regression Testing
11 24 (18.32%) Degree
11 24 (18.32%) Scrum
12 23 (17.56%) Windows
12 23 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (16.03%) ISTQB
15 20 (15.27%) Banking
15 20 (15.27%) HP Quality Center
16 19 (14.50%) WebDriver
16 19 (14.50%) User Acceptance Testing
16 19 (14.50%) Functional Testing
16 19 (14.50%) BDD
17 18 (13.74%) Scenario Testing
18 17 (12.98%) Mobile App
19 16 (12.21%) JavaScript
19 16 (12.21%) Fixed Income
19 16 (12.21%) HP

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 9 (6.87%) Confluence
2 2 (1.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (1.53%) CMS
2 2 (1.53%) IIS
2 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.53%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.76%) CICS
3 1 (0.76%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.76%) GeoServer
3 1 (0.76%) SAS
3 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (6.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.34%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.53%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.76%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Elite 3E
1 2 (1.53%) IntelliMatch
1 2 (1.53%) SAP ERP
1 2 (1.53%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.76%) Magento
2 1 (0.76%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.63%) Google Analytics
2 4 (3.05%) GitHub
3 2 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.53%) BrowserStack
3 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.53%) SaaS
4 1 (0.76%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.76%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.05%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.29%) HTTP
3 2 (1.53%) DAB
3 2 (1.53%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.11%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.05%) MySQL
3 4 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.53%) Big Data
5 2 (1.53%) Blockchain
5 2 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.53%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.53%) Power BI
5 2 (1.53%) PowerPivot
5 2 (1.53%) Redis
5 2 (1.53%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.76%) OLTP
6 1 (0.76%) QGIS
6 1 (0.76%) Spatial Data
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 56 (42.75%) Selenium
2 28 (21.37%) JIRA
3 27 (20.61%) Cucumber
4 19 (14.50%) WebDriver
5 14 (10.69%) HP UFT
6 13 (9.92%) Jenkins
7 11 (8.40%) JMeter
8 10 (7.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (7.63%) Visual Studio
9 9 (6.87%) Git (software)
10 8 (6.11%) SoapUI
10 8 (6.11%) SonarQube
11 7 (5.34%) Gatling
11 7 (5.34%) Robot Framework
11 7 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (3.82%) SpecFlow
13 4 (3.05%) Eclipse
13 4 (3.05%) Gitweb
13 4 (3.05%) LoadRunner
13 4 (3.05%) TeamCity
General
1 55 (41.98%) Finance
2 20 (15.27%) Banking
3 14 (10.69%) Law
4 10 (7.63%) Front Office
5 6 (4.58%) Legal
5 6 (4.58%) Retail
6 4 (3.05%) Games
7 3 (2.29%) Publishing
8 2 (1.53%) Advertising
8 2 (1.53%) Back Office
8 2 (1.53%) Billing
8 2 (1.53%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.53%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (32.06%) Tester
2 39 (29.77%) Analyst
3 16 (12.21%) QA Engineer
3 16 (12.21%) Test Analyst
4 15 (11.45%) Senior Tester
5 14 (10.69%) Automation Tester
6 13 (9.92%) QA Tester
6 13 (9.92%) Test Automation Engineer
6 13 (9.92%) Test Engineer
7 12 (9.16%) QA Analyst
8 11 (8.40%) Graduate
9 10 (7.63%) SAP Analyst
10 9 (6.87%) Electronic Trading Tester
10 9 (6.87%) Senior QA Tester
10 9 (6.87%) Software Tester
11 8 (6.11%) QA Automation Engineer
11 8 (6.11%) Test Manager
12 6 (4.58%) Automation Engineer
12 6 (4.58%) Business Analyst
12 6 (4.58%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.45%) XML
2 11 (8.40%) JSON
3 10 (7.63%) HTML
4 8 (6.11%) .NET
5 6 (4.58%) XML Schema
6 5 (3.82%) CSS
6 5 (3.82%) SOAP
7 4 (3.05%) RESTful
7 4 (3.05%) WebSockets
8 3 (2.29%) Node.js
8 3 (2.29%) REST
8 3 (2.29%) Web Services
9 2 (1.53%) DCOM
9 2 (1.53%) EDIFACT
9 2 (1.53%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.53%) HTML5
9 2 (1.53%) JDBC
9 2 (1.53%) JSP
9 2 (1.53%) Servlets
9 2 (1.53%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (12.98%) Mobile App
3 16 (12.21%) Fixed Income
4 14 (10.69%) User Experience
5 6 (4.58%) Fintech
6 5 (3.82%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (3.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (3.05%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.53%) Reinsurance
8 2 (1.53%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.76%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.56%) Windows
2 15 (11.45%) Linux
3 11 (8.40%) Unix
4 9 (6.87%) Android
4 9 (6.87%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (65.65%) Test Automation
2 56 (42.75%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (26.72%) SDLC
4 34 (25.95%) Test Strategy
5 25 (19.08%) Regression Testing
5 25 (19.08%) Software Testing
6 24 (18.32%) Scrum
7 22 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (14.50%) BDD
8 19 (14.50%) Functional Testing
8 19 (14.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (13.74%) Scenario Testing
10 15 (11.45%) Project Management
11 12 (9.16%) Analytics
11 12 (9.16%) Defect Management
11 12 (9.16%) Test Planning
12 11 (8.40%) Defect Tracking
13 10 (7.63%) Cross-Browser Testing
13 10 (7.63%) Electronic Trading
13 10 (7.63%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 49 (37.40%) SQL
2 34 (25.95%) Java
3 16 (12.21%) JavaScript
4 10 (7.63%) C#
5 9 (6.87%) Ruby
6 6 (4.58%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.82%) PHP
8 4 (3.05%) C
9 2 (1.53%) ABAP
9 2 (1.53%) ES6
9 2 (1.53%) Python
9 2 (1.53%) Scala
10 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.76%) Clojure
10 1 (0.76%) Groovy
10 1 (0.76%) Perl
10 1 (0.76%) PL/1
10 1 (0.76%) REXX
10 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (18.32%) Degree
2 21 (16.03%) ISTQB
3 9 (6.87%) ISEB
4 5 (3.82%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.29%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.53%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.76%) PMP
8 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (45.80%) QA
2 2 (1.53%) ISO 20022
2 2 (1.53%) SEPA
2 2 (1.53%) TARGET2
3 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.82%) Docker
2 1 (0.76%) ACF2
2 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) RACF
Systems Management
1 20 (15.27%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (8.40%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 16 (12.21%) HP
2 13 (9.92%) SAP
3 12 (9.16%) Google
4 8 (6.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.53%) Adobe
5 2 (1.53%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.53%) Calypso
5 2 (1.53%) Facebook
5 2 (1.53%) FIS
5 2 (1.53%) hybris
6 1 (0.76%) Alteryx
6 1 (0.76%) Demandware
6 1 (0.76%) ESRI
6 1 (0.76%) IBM
6 1 (0.76%) iManage
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle
6 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.76%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.76%) Sun
6 1 (0.76%) Tableau