Period
to 22 September 2018

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

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 263 173 197
Rank change year-on-year -90 +24 +32
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 320 546 600
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.09% 1.88% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 2.10% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 262 452 558
South East median annual salary £42,500 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% -1.84%
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,025 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £53,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 26,311 25,994 32,057
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 89.47% 89.28% 89.05%
Number of salaries quoted 21,739 21,412 26,818
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,100 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.20% - +5.26%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in the South East

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in the South East

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in the South East over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in the South East

Test Scripting
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 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
Hampshire +1 125 £40,000 +14.29% 13
Thames Valley -83 87 £42,500 +6.25% 24
Surrey -60 53 £49,250 +31.33% 15
Berkshire -65 50 £37,500 -11.76% 16
Buckinghamshire -5 25 £47,500 +26.67% 3
East Sussex -47 24 £45,000 -10.00% 3
West Sussex -17 20 £40,000 -4.48% 4
Oxfordshire -27 11 £42,500 +3.03% 5
Kent +1 9 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Middlesex - 1 £67,500 -
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 201 (62.81%) Test Automation
2 132 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (31.25%) QA
4 95 (29.69%) SQL
5 87 (27.19%) C#
6 83 (25.94%) JIRA
7 80 (25.00%) Selenium
8 74 (23.13%) Software Testing
8 74 (23.13%) ISTQB
8 74 (23.13%) ISEB
8 74 (23.13%) Problem-Solving
9 73 (22.81%) Finance
10 63 (19.69%) Regression Testing
11 58 (18.13%) Java
12 54 (16.88%) Microsoft
12 54 (16.88%) SDLC
13 50 (15.63%) Manual Testing
13 50 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
14 48 (15.00%) Jenkins
15 47 (14.69%) Python
16 46 (14.38%) Scrum
16 46 (14.38%) Cucumber
17 45 (14.06%) Waterfall
18 44 (13.75%) Linux
19 43 (13.44%) .NET
20 42 (13.13%) JavaScript
20 42 (13.13%) HTML
20 42 (13.13%) User Acceptance Testing
20 42 (13.13%) Degree
21 40 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 34 (10.63%) Confluence
2 7 (2.19%) JBoss
2 7 (2.19%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.56%) Apache
4 3 (0.94%) CMS
4 3 (0.94%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.63%) CICS
5 2 (0.63%) SAS
5 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.31%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.31%) IIS
6 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (5.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.13%) SAP ERP
2 7 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.88%) Hyperion Planning
3 6 (1.88%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (1.88%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.25%) HFM
4 4 (1.25%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.31%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.31%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.19%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (1.88%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (1.56%) Serverless
6 2 (0.63%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.63%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.63%) SaaS
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.31%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.44%) Internet
2 8 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.19%) Bluetooth
3 7 (2.19%) LAN
3 7 (2.19%) WAN
4 6 (1.88%) 2G
4 6 (1.88%) 3G
4 6 (1.88%) 802.15
4 6 (1.88%) DHCP
4 6 (1.88%) DNS
4 6 (1.88%) ICMP
4 6 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (1.88%) Wireless
4 6 (1.88%) ZigBee
5 4 (1.25%) HTTP
6 3 (0.94%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.63%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (0.63%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.31%) Broadband
8 1 (0.31%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.81%) NoSQL
3 6 (1.88%) Essbase
4 4 (1.25%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (1.25%) Oracle Smart View
4 4 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.25%) SAP BW
5 3 (0.94%) Big Data
6 2 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.63%) DB2
6 2 (0.63%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.63%) MS Access
6 2 (0.63%) MySQL
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.31%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 83 (25.94%) JIRA
2 80 (25.00%) Selenium
3 48 (15.00%) Jenkins
4 46 (14.38%) Cucumber
5 37 (11.56%) Git (software)
6 26 (8.13%) WebDriver
7 21 (6.56%) Bitbucket
8 18 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (5.00%) JMeter
10 13 (4.06%) HP UFT
10 13 (4.06%) SoapUI
10 13 (4.06%) Visual Studio
11 11 (3.44%) Subversion
12 10 (3.13%) Eclipse
12 10 (3.13%) SpecFlow
13 9 (2.81%) Robot Framework
13 9 (2.81%) Sahi
14 8 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (2.50%) TestRail
15 7 (2.19%) Mercurial
General
1 73 (22.81%) Finance
2 16 (5.00%) Retail
3 12 (3.75%) Banking
4 10 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (2.19%) Automotive
5 7 (2.19%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.56%) Marketing
7 4 (1.25%) Legal
8 3 (0.94%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.94%) Billing
8 3 (0.94%) Games
8 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.63%) Back Office
9 2 (0.63%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) Law
Job Titles
1 117 (36.56%) Analyst
2 83 (25.94%) Test Analyst
3 56 (17.50%) Tester
4 43 (13.44%) Test Engineer
5 40 (12.50%) QA Engineer
6 33 (10.31%) QA Analyst
7 29 (9.06%) Developer
8 27 (8.44%) Automation Tester
9 23 (7.19%) Consultant
9 23 (7.19%) Software Tester
10 22 (6.88%) QA Automation Engineer
11 18 (5.63%) Automation Engineer
11 18 (5.63%) QA Test Analyst
12 15 (4.69%) Software Test Engineer
13 14 (4.38%) Implementation Consultant
13 14 (4.38%) QA Test Engineer
14 13 (4.06%) SAP Analyst
14 13 (4.06%) Software Engineer
15 12 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
15 12 (3.75%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (13.44%) .NET
2 42 (13.13%) HTML
3 31 (9.69%) CSS
4 23 (7.19%) REST
5 22 (6.88%) Web Services
6 20 (6.25%) Gherkin
7 15 (4.69%) XML
8 14 (4.38%) SOAP
9 13 (4.06%) HTML5
10 10 (3.13%) .NET Framework
10 10 (3.13%) ASP.NET
10 10 (3.13%) J2EE
10 10 (3.13%) Spring
11 9 (2.81%) Ruby on Rails
12 8 (2.50%) CSS3
12 8 (2.50%) Middleware
13 6 (1.88%) 802.1X
13 6 (1.88%) SAP Fiori
14 5 (1.56%) WCF
14 5 (1.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.00%) User Experience
3 12 (3.75%) Mobile App
3 12 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (3.44%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (2.81%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.50%) Fintech
6 8 (2.50%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.56%) e-Learning
8 5 (1.56%) Life Science
9 4 (1.25%) PMI
10 3 (0.94%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (0.94%) EPoS
10 3 (0.94%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.63%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 44 (13.75%) Linux
2 24 (7.50%) Windows
3 21 (6.56%) Unix
4 8 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.88%) Android
6 5 (1.56%) AIX
7 4 (1.25%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.94%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.63%) ThreadX
9 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (62.81%) Test Automation
2 132 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (23.13%) Problem-Solving
3 74 (23.13%) Software Testing
4 63 (19.69%) Regression Testing
5 54 (16.88%) SDLC
6 50 (15.63%) Manual Testing
7 46 (14.38%) Scrum
8 45 (14.06%) Waterfall
9 42 (13.13%) User Acceptance Testing
10 38 (11.88%) Scenario Testing
10 38 (11.88%) Test Strategy
11 34 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (9.38%) BDD
13 26 (8.13%) User Stories
14 25 (7.81%) E-Commerce
14 25 (7.81%) TDD
15 24 (7.50%) Test Management
16 22 (6.88%) Mathematics
16 22 (6.88%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (29.69%) SQL
2 87 (27.19%) C#
3 58 (18.13%) Java
4 47 (14.69%) Python
5 42 (13.13%) JavaScript
6 19 (5.94%) Bash Shell
7 18 (5.63%) Ruby
8 15 (4.69%) C
9 13 (4.06%) C++
10 10 (3.13%) PHP
11 9 (2.81%) Perl
12 8 (2.50%) PowerShell
13 7 (2.19%) Bourne shell
13 7 (2.19%) Delphi
14 5 (1.56%) TypeScript
15 4 (1.25%) ABAP
15 4 (1.25%) Java 8
15 4 (1.25%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.25%) X++
16 3 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (23.13%) ISEB
1 74 (23.13%) ISTQB
2 42 (13.13%) Degree
3 40 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 23 (7.19%) Security Cleared
5 12 (3.75%) SC Cleared
6 10 (3.13%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.88%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.88%) PMP
8 5 (1.56%) RHCSA
9 3 (0.94%) RHCE
10 2 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.63%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.31%) HND
11 1 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (31.25%) QA
2 6 (1.88%) SLA
3 5 (1.56%) GAMP
3 5 (1.56%) GMP
3 5 (1.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (4.06%) Docker
2 6 (1.88%) Firmware
3 3 (0.94%) ACF2
3 3 (0.94%) NFS
3 3 (0.94%) RACF
4 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (4.38%) HP ALM
2 10 (3.13%) Ansible
2 10 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (3.13%) Puppet
3 6 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.56%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.63%) Salt
6 1 (0.31%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.31%) SCCM
6 1 (0.31%) SCOM
Vendors
1 54 (16.88%) Microsoft
2 28 (8.75%) SAP
3 24 (7.50%) Oracle
4 22 (6.88%) HP
5 20 (6.25%) Atlassian
6 8 (2.50%) Cognizant
6 8 (2.50%) Hyperion
7 6 (1.88%) hybris
7 6 (1.88%) Remedy
8 3 (0.94%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.63%) Borland
9 2 (0.63%) IBM
10 1 (0.31%) Ariba
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco
10 1 (0.31%) Cognos
10 1 (0.31%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.31%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.31%) Sage
10 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.31%) webMethods