Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 252 225 229
Rank change year-on-year -27 +4 -9
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 2301 2682 3078
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.37% 1.52% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.70% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1915 2284 2560
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £28,100 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £61,250
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 151516 157743 182536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.93% 89.35% 88.74%
Number of salaries quoted 120527 132311 151934
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
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 England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in England

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in England

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in England

Test Scripting
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the England region over the 6 months to 20 November 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
London -38 739 £50,750 +1.50% 43
South East +4 534 £40,000 - 40
North of England +2 480 £40,000 +13.48% 47
Midlands -5 272 £39,250 +15.44% 18
North West -24 243 £45,000 +28.57% 18
West Midlands +7 204 £38,000 +9.46% 12
Yorkshire +18 203 £42,000 +16.67% 22
South West -12 151 £37,500 +7.14% 6
East of England -72 123 £45,000 +5.88% 12
East Midlands 0 66 £38,250 +17.69% 6
North East +18 34 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Test Scripting
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 England region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 1412 (61.36%) Test Automation
2 1087 (47.24%) Agile Software Development
3 867 (37.68%) Selenium
4 726 (31.55%) QA
5 643 (27.94%) SQL
6 621 (26.99%) Java
7 547 (23.77%) Finance
8 540 (23.47%) C#
9 474 (20.60%) User Acceptance Testing
10 457 (19.86%) Cucumber
11 434 (18.86%) Test Strategy
12 427 (18.56%) SDLC
13 418 (18.17%) Software Testing
14 407 (17.69%) Regression Testing
15 388 (16.86%) ISEB
16 375 (16.30%) ISTQB
16 375 (16.30%) BDD
17 367 (15.95%) Degree
18 360 (15.65%) Scrum
19 356 (15.47%) Microsoft
20 346 (15.04%) WebDriver
21 343 (14.91%) JIRA
22 316 (13.73%) TDD
23 293 (12.73%) Functional Testing
24 291 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
25 281 (12.21%) Scenario Testing
26 273 (11.86%) Manual Testing
27 255 (11.08%) .NET
28 245 (10.65%) Windows
29 243 (10.56%) SQL Server

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 52 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 42 (1.83%) Confluence
3 26 (1.13%) CMS
4 23 (1.00%) IIS
5 19 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (0.35%) JBoss
7 7 (0.30%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.26%) Apache
8 6 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.26%) EPiServer
8 6 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.13%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.13%) SAS
9 3 (0.13%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.087%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.087%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.087%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.087%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.043%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 138 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 134 (5.82%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.22%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.043%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.043%) Avid Media Composer
8 1 (0.043%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 53 (2.30%) Dynamics AX
2 46 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 27 (1.17%) SAP ERP
4 20 (0.87%) SAP CO
4 20 (0.87%) SAP FI
4 20 (0.87%) SAP FI/CO
5 18 (0.78%) SAP Hybris
6 17 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
7 15 (0.65%) SAP SD
8 14 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
9 13 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (0.39%) thinkFolio
11 8 (0.35%) Markit EDM
12 6 (0.26%) NetSuite
12 6 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 6 (0.26%) SAP CRM
12 6 (0.26%) VisionPLUS
13 5 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
13 5 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
13 5 (0.22%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 87 (3.78%) GitHub
2 42 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (1.74%) SaaS
4 37 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (0.52%) BrowserStack
6 9 (0.39%) Office 365
7 7 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (0.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 6 (0.26%) Veeva
9 5 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.22%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.22%) Slack
10 3 (0.13%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.087%) Trello
12 1 (0.043%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.043%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.043%) BlazeMeter
12 1 (0.043%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.043%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.043%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.69%) Internet
2 30 (1.30%) Wireless
3 26 (1.13%) HTTP
4 16 (0.70%) WLAN
5 15 (0.65%) Intranet
6 14 (0.61%) ATM
7 11 (0.48%) TCP/IP
8 10 (0.43%) Bluetooth
9 8 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.30%) Firewall
11 5 (0.22%) 3G
11 5 (0.22%) 4G
11 5 (0.22%) SSL
11 5 (0.22%) WAN
12 4 (0.17%) 2G
12 4 (0.17%) LTE
13 3 (0.13%) SMS
13 3 (0.13%) TETRA
13 3 (0.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (10.56%) SQL Server
2 85 (3.69%) Relational Database
3 63 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
4 49 (2.13%) Big Data
5 36 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 28 (1.22%) Oracle ODI
8 26 (1.13%) MS Access
9 21 (0.91%) MySQL
10 19 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (0.78%) Oracle Database
12 17 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (0.61%) Blockchain
13 14 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
13 14 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
13 14 (0.61%) QlikView
13 14 (0.61%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (0.43%) SQLPlus
15 9 (0.39%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 867 (37.68%) Selenium
2 457 (19.86%) Cucumber
3 346 (15.04%) WebDriver
4 343 (14.91%) JIRA
5 218 (9.47%) Jenkins
6 213 (9.26%) SoapUI
7 165 (7.17%) HP UFT
8 139 (6.04%) JMeter
9 130 (5.65%) Git (software)
9 130 (5.65%) SpecFlow
9 130 (5.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 118 (5.13%) Visual Studio
11 74 (3.22%) LoadRunner
12 56 (2.43%) TeamCity
13 54 (2.35%) NUnit
14 47 (2.04%) JUnit
15 45 (1.96%) Subversion
16 41 (1.78%) Gatling
16 41 (1.78%) TestRail
17 35 (1.52%) Capybara
General
1 547 (23.77%) Finance
2 171 (7.43%) Retail
3 97 (4.22%) Banking
4 57 (2.48%) Marketing
5 49 (2.13%) Games
6 47 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 45 (1.96%) Back Office
8 44 (1.91%) Legal
9 30 (1.30%) Electronics
9 30 (1.30%) Financial Institution
9 30 (1.30%) Law
10 29 (1.26%) Manufacturing
11 24 (1.04%) Digital Economy
12 21 (0.91%) Military
13 20 (0.87%) Billing
14 17 (0.74%) Polish Language
15 16 (0.70%) Investment Banking
16 14 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
17 13 (0.56%) Publishing
18 7 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 818 (35.55%) Analyst
2 574 (24.95%) Tester
3 550 (23.90%) Test Analyst
4 307 (13.34%) Test Engineer
5 292 (12.69%) Automation Tester
6 222 (9.65%) Developer
7 152 (6.61%) QA Engineer
7 152 (6.61%) Software Tester
8 141 (6.13%) Business Analyst
9 122 (5.30%) Test Automation Engineer
10 121 (5.26%) QA Analyst
11 116 (5.04%) Test Leader
12 111 (4.82%) Senior Tester
13 110 (4.78%) Automation Test Analyst
14 94 (4.09%) Senior Analyst
15 90 (3.91%) QA Tester
15 90 (3.91%) Software Analyst
16 89 (3.87%) Software Test Engineer
17 86 (3.74%) Software Test Analyst
18 80 (3.48%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (11.08%) .NET
2 177 (7.69%) Gherkin
3 168 (7.30%) XML
4 164 (7.13%) HTML
5 153 (6.65%) Web Services
6 145 (6.30%) SOAP
7 113 (4.91%) CSS
8 84 (3.65%) ASP.NET
9 75 (3.26%) REST
10 54 (2.35%) AngularJS
11 52 (2.26%) JSON
12 50 (2.17%) RESTful
13 37 (1.61%) jQuery
14 33 (1.43%) HTML5
15 32 (1.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 32 (1.39%) WCF
16 30 (1.30%) Spring
17 28 (1.22%) J2EE
17 28 (1.22%) Node.js
18 27 (1.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 291 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
2 144 (6.26%) Computer Science
3 85 (3.69%) Management Information System
4 74 (3.22%) Mobile App
5 60 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
6 49 (2.13%) Client/Server
7 45 (1.96%) User Experience
8 43 (1.87%) Fintech
9 36 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 26 (1.13%) Algorithms
11 22 (0.96%) EPoS
12 19 (0.83%) N-Tier
12 19 (0.83%) Virtual Team
13 16 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (0.70%) Fixed Income
13 16 (0.70%) Smart Meter
14 15 (0.65%) Equities
15 14 (0.61%) iPad
16 12 (0.52%) Life Science
17 11 (0.48%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 245 (10.65%) Windows
2 146 (6.35%) Linux
3 76 (3.30%) Unix
4 35 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 33 (1.43%) Android
6 26 (1.13%) Windows Server
7 17 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.087%) AIX
9 2 (0.087%) CentOS
9 2 (0.087%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.087%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.087%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.087%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.043%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.043%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.043%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1412 (61.36%) Test Automation
2 1087 (47.24%) Agile Software Development
3 474 (20.60%) User Acceptance Testing
4 434 (18.86%) Test Strategy
5 427 (18.56%) SDLC
6 418 (18.17%) Software Testing
7 407 (17.69%) Regression Testing
8 375 (16.30%) BDD
9 360 (15.65%) Scrum
10 316 (13.73%) TDD
11 293 (12.73%) Functional Testing
12 281 (12.21%) Scenario Testing
13 273 (11.86%) Manual Testing
14 214 (9.30%) Test Management
15 205 (8.91%) Non-Functional Testing
16 176 (7.65%) Performance Testing
16 176 (7.65%) Waterfall
17 172 (7.48%) Integration Testing
18 167 (7.26%) Defect Management
19 165 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 643 (27.94%) SQL
2 621 (26.99%) Java
3 540 (23.47%) C#
4 207 (9.00%) Python
5 172 (7.48%) JavaScript
6 95 (4.13%) Ruby
7 83 (3.61%) C
7 83 (3.61%) T-SQL
8 69 (3.00%) C++
9 46 (2.00%) Perl
10 40 (1.74%) PHP
11 36 (1.56%) VB.NET
12 31 (1.35%) VBScript
13 30 (1.30%) Shell Script
14 29 (1.26%) PL/SQL
14 29 (1.26%) PowerShell
15 25 (1.09%) VB
16 24 (1.04%) Bash Shell
17 19 (0.83%) Groovy
18 17 (0.74%) X++
Qualifications
1 388 (16.86%) ISEB
2 375 (16.30%) ISTQB
3 367 (15.95%) Degree
4 213 (9.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 102 (4.43%) Security Cleared
6 83 (3.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 44 (1.91%) SC Cleared
8 36 (1.56%) DV Cleared
9 18 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
10 15 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 14 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
12 13 (0.56%) MCSA
12 13 (0.56%) MCSE
13 11 (0.48%) PMI Certification
14 10 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.39%) HNC
16 7 (0.30%) CEH
16 7 (0.30%) PMP
17 6 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 726 (31.55%) QA
2 24 (1.04%) PMO
3 19 (0.83%) SLA
4 7 (0.30%) MiFID
5 6 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.17%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.13%) COSO
7 3 (0.13%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.13%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.087%) EMIR
8 2 (0.087%) GDPR
8 2 (0.087%) HL7
8 2 (0.087%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.087%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.043%) GxP
9 1 (0.043%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (1.17%) Docker
2 23 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.74%) Firmware
4 11 (0.48%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.13%) vSphere
7 2 (0.087%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.043%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.043%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.043%) XenApp
8 1 (0.043%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 157 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.087%) Grafana
4 2 (0.087%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.087%) logstash
4 2 (0.087%) Nagios
4 2 (0.087%) SCCM
4 2 (0.087%) vRealize
4 2 (0.087%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.043%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.043%) Ansible
5 1 (0.043%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.043%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.043%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.043%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.043%) Puppet
5 1 (0.043%) SCOM
5 1 (0.043%) Terraform
Vendors
1 356 (15.47%) Microsoft
2 138 (6.00%) HP
3 136 (5.91%) Oracle
4 130 (5.65%) SAP
5 24 (1.04%) Cognizant
6 23 (1.00%) VMware
7 22 (0.96%) hybris
7 22 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
8 21 (0.91%) Informatica
9 19 (0.83%) Tableau
10 17 (0.74%) Perforce
11 13 (0.56%) Google
11 13 (0.56%) Siebel
12 11 (0.48%) Xerox
13 10 (0.43%) Splunk
14 9 (0.39%) AppDynamics
14 9 (0.39%) Citrix
14 9 (0.39%) Dynatrace
14 9 (0.39%) IBM
15 8 (0.35%) CA Agile Central