Period
to 18 December 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 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
London > Central London
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 271 148
Rank change year-on-year +11 -123 +70
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 117 121 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.87% 0.84% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.90% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 91 94 262
Central London median annual salary £47,000 £52,500 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.48% -0.94% +0.95%
10th Percentile £24,000 £36,075 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £58,750
London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 12,272 13,377 12,433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 91.57% 92.73% 91.14%
Number of salaries quoted 10,977 11,857 11,306
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £88,750
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 December 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 December 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 -29 90 £55,000 +4.76% 17
West End of London +9 15 £24,000 -56.36%
City of Westminster -5 3 £40,113 -35.82%
Southwark - 1 - -
Test Scripting
London

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 62 (52.99%) SQL
2 60 (51.28%) Test Automation
3 56 (47.86%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (46.15%) QA
5 51 (43.59%) Finance
6 40 (34.19%) Software Testing
7 32 (27.35%) Selenium
8 31 (26.50%) Regression Testing
9 30 (25.64%) Waterfall
10 29 (24.79%) Java
11 28 (23.93%) SDLC
12 27 (23.08%) Manual Testing
13 26 (22.22%) Mobile App
14 25 (21.37%) JIRA
15 22 (18.80%) Degree
15 22 (18.80%) ISTQB
16 21 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
17 20 (17.09%) Scrum
17 20 (17.09%) ISEB
18 19 (16.24%) Microsoft
19 18 (15.38%) Windows
19 18 (15.38%) BDD
19 18 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
20 17 (14.53%) Cucumber
21 16 (13.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 15 (12.82%) DB2
22 15 (12.82%) IBM
23 14 (11.97%) Linux
23 14 (11.97%) XML
23 14 (11.97%) SQL Server

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 8 (6.84%) Confluence
2 4 (3.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (3.42%) CMS
2 4 (3.42%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.71%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.85%) CICS
4 1 (0.85%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.85%) SAS
4 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.42%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.71%) Maple
4 2 (1.71%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (8.55%) IntelliMatch
2 2 (1.71%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.85%) Magento
3 1 (0.85%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.56%) Google Analytics
1 3 (2.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.85%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.85%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) Firewall
1 2 (1.71%) HTTP
1 2 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (1.71%) Network Security
1 2 (1.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.82%) DB2
2 14 (11.97%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.42%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.71%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.85%) MySQL
5 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.85%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.85%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 32 (27.35%) Selenium
2 25 (21.37%) JIRA
3 17 (14.53%) Cucumber
4 12 (10.26%) Jenkins
5 10 (8.55%) SoapUI
6 7 (5.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (5.13%) WebDriver
8 5 (4.27%) Git (software)
8 5 (4.27%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.56%) Gitweb
9 3 (2.56%) HP UFT
9 3 (2.56%) JMeter
9 3 (2.56%) Zephyr
10 2 (1.71%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.71%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.71%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.71%) TestRail
11 1 (0.85%) Capybara
11 1 (0.85%) PhantomJS
General
1 51 (43.59%) Finance
2 13 (11.11%) Banking
3 10 (8.55%) Law
4 6 (5.13%) Marketing
5 3 (2.56%) Games
6 2 (1.71%) Advertising
7 1 (0.85%) Back Office
7 1 (0.85%) Billing
7 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.85%) Front Office
7 1 (0.85%) Legal
7 1 (0.85%) Retail
7 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (43.59%) Analyst
2 29 (24.79%) Tester
3 25 (21.37%) Test Analyst
4 16 (13.68%) Software Tester
5 13 (11.11%) Graduate
6 12 (10.26%) Financial Analyst
6 12 (10.26%) Lead Test Analyst
6 12 (10.26%) Service Analyst
6 12 (10.26%) Test Leader
7 8 (6.84%) AS400 Test Analyst
7 8 (6.84%) Automation Tester
7 8 (6.84%) QA Analyst
7 8 (6.84%) Team Leader
7 8 (6.84%) Test Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) Test Team Leader
8 7 (5.98%) Business Analyst
8 7 (5.98%) Graduate Software Tester
8 7 (5.98%) Graduate Tester
8 7 (5.98%) QA Tester
8 7 (5.98%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.97%) XML
2 13 (11.11%) SOAP
3 10 (8.55%) EDIFACT
4 7 (5.98%) JSON
4 7 (5.98%) Spring
5 6 (5.13%) HTML
5 6 (5.13%) Java EE
5 6 (5.13%) JSP
6 5 (4.27%) REST
7 4 (3.42%) .NET
7 4 (3.42%) Apache Felix
7 4 (3.42%) Apache Sling
7 4 (3.42%) CSS
7 4 (3.42%) Hibernate
7 4 (3.42%) Servlets
8 3 (2.56%) XML Schema
9 2 (1.71%) JDBC
9 2 (1.71%) JSF
9 2 (1.71%) RESTful
9 2 (1.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 18 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (11.97%) AS400
4 10 (8.55%) SWIFT
5 7 (5.98%) User Experience
6 6 (5.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (3.42%) Fintech
8 3 (2.56%) Fixed Income
8 3 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.85%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.38%) Windows
2 14 (11.97%) Linux
3 6 (5.13%) Unix
4 4 (3.42%) Android
4 4 (3.42%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.71%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (51.28%) Test Automation
2 56 (47.86%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (34.19%) Software Testing
4 31 (26.50%) Regression Testing
5 30 (25.64%) Waterfall
6 28 (23.93%) SDLC
7 27 (23.08%) Manual Testing
8 21 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (17.09%) Scrum
10 18 (15.38%) BDD
11 14 (11.97%) Mentoring
12 12 (10.26%) Validation
13 11 (9.40%) Data Modelling
13 11 (9.40%) Test Strategy
13 11 (9.40%) Use Case
14 10 (8.55%) Functional Testing
14 10 (8.55%) Scenario Testing
15 9 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
16 8 (6.84%) DevOps
16 8 (6.84%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 62 (52.99%) SQL
2 29 (24.79%) Java
3 13 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.40%) C#
5 6 (5.13%) Python
6 4 (3.42%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.56%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.56%) C++
7 3 (2.56%) Groovy
7 3 (2.56%) PHP
7 3 (2.56%) Ruby
8 2 (1.71%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.71%) R
8 2 (1.71%) Scala
8 2 (1.71%) VBScript
9 1 (0.85%) Clojure
9 1 (0.85%) Perl
9 1 (0.85%) PL/1
9 1 (0.85%) REXX
9 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (18.80%) Degree
1 22 (18.80%) ISTQB
2 20 (17.09%) ISEB
3 16 (13.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (6.84%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.13%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.42%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.71%) CISSP
7 2 (1.71%) SANS
8 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (46.15%) QA
2 10 (8.55%) ISO 20022
2 10 (8.55%) SEPA
2 10 (8.55%) TARGET2
3 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.56%) Docker
2 1 (0.85%) ACF2
2 1 (0.85%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (3.42%) HP ALM
2 3 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (16.24%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.82%) IBM
3 10 (8.55%) Calypso
3 10 (8.55%) FIS
3 10 (8.55%) HP
4 8 (6.84%) Adobe
5 5 (4.27%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (3.42%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.42%) Marketo
6 4 (3.42%) Oracle
6 4 (3.42%) SAP
6 4 (3.42%) Tableau
7 3 (2.56%) Google
8 2 (1.71%) Cisco
8 2 (1.71%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.71%) Splunk
9 1 (0.85%) Cognos
9 1 (0.85%) Demandware
9 1 (0.85%) iManage
9 1 (0.85%) ServiceNow