Period
to 22 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 243 194 161
Rank change year-on-year -49 -33 +72
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 344 543 670
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.28% 1.72% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.91% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 286 514 553
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.71% +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 24,535 28,406 28,011
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.31% 90.00% 89.12%
Number of salaries quoted 20,037 23,482 22,963
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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
Thames Valley -3 111 £40,000 - 41
Surrey +16 109 £50,000 +25.00% 19
Hampshire -69 73 £35,000 -6.67% 24
Berkshire -19 56 £40,000 -5.88% 19
Oxfordshire +45 30 £35,000 - 13
Buckinghamshire +24 25 £45,000 +12.50% 9
West Sussex -12 21 £44,000 +25.71% 3
East Sussex -10 18 £42,500 -15.00% 4
Kent +13 12 £32,500 -16.13% 1
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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.

1 220 (63.95%) Test Automation
2 168 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (34.01%) QA
4 108 (31.40%) SQL
5 96 (27.91%) ISTQB
5 96 (27.91%) Software Testing
5 96 (27.91%) Selenium
6 85 (24.71%) Regression Testing
7 78 (22.67%) Java
8 77 (22.38%) C#
9 69 (20.06%) JIRA
9 69 (20.06%) ISEB
10 65 (18.90%) Scrum
11 64 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
12 62 (18.02%) Python
13 56 (16.28%) Linux
14 52 (15.12%) User Acceptance Testing
15 51 (14.83%) Jenkins
16 49 (14.24%) Analytical Skills
17 47 (13.66%) SDLC
18 46 (13.37%) Manual Testing
19 45 (13.08%) Cucumber
19 45 (13.08%) Finance
19 45 (13.08%) Degree
20 44 (12.79%) Unix
21 43 (12.50%) Test Strategy
22 38 (11.05%) Ruby
22 38 (11.05%) BDD
22 38 (11.05%) WebDriver
23 37 (10.76%) Continuous Integration

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 10 (2.91%) Confluence
2 7 (2.03%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.45%) Apache
4 4 (1.16%) Documentum
4 4 (1.16%) IIS
4 4 (1.16%) JBoss
5 3 (0.87%) CMS
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.29%) Maple
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.58%) Demantra
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle ASCP
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.29%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.33%) SaaS
4 3 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (0.87%) Force.com
4 3 (0.87%) GitHub
5 2 (0.58%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.58%) Lucidchart
5 2 (0.58%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.03%) Wireless
2 6 (1.74%) HTTP
3 4 (1.16%) 2G
3 4 (1.16%) 3G
3 4 (1.16%) 802.15
3 4 (1.16%) Bluetooth
3 4 (1.16%) DHCP
3 4 (1.16%) DNS
3 4 (1.16%) ICMP
3 4 (1.16%) LAN
3 4 (1.16%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.16%) WAN
3 4 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (1.16%) ZigBee
4 3 (0.87%) LTE
5 2 (0.58%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.03%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (1.16%) QualityStage
4 4 (1.16%) Snowflake Schema
5 3 (0.87%) Big Data
6 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.29%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.29%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 96 (27.91%) Selenium
2 69 (20.06%) JIRA
3 51 (14.83%) Jenkins
4 45 (13.08%) Cucumber
5 38 (11.05%) WebDriver
6 34 (9.88%) Git (software)
7 25 (7.27%) SoapUI
7 25 (7.27%) WATIR
8 23 (6.69%) SpecFlow
9 19 (5.52%) JMeter
10 18 (5.23%) Subversion
11 17 (4.94%) Bitbucket
11 17 (4.94%) TestRail
12 16 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (4.65%) Maven
13 15 (4.36%) Appium
14 12 (3.49%) Robot Framework
15 10 (2.91%) Protractor
15 10 (2.91%) TestNG
15 10 (2.91%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (13.08%) Finance
2 13 (3.78%) Back Office
2 13 (3.78%) Retail
3 9 (2.62%) Banking
4 8 (2.33%) Advertising
5 7 (2.03%) Marketing
5 7 (2.03%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.87%) Electronics
6 3 (0.87%) Games
6 3 (0.87%) Publishing
7 2 (0.58%) Legal
7 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.58%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 139 (40.41%) Analyst
2 105 (30.52%) Test Analyst
3 73 (21.22%) Test Engineer
4 63 (18.31%) Tester
5 40 (11.63%) Software Tester
6 37 (10.76%) QA Engineer
7 30 (8.72%) QA Analyst
7 30 (8.72%) Test Automation Engineer
8 28 (8.14%) Software Test Engineer
9 22 (6.40%) QA Automation Engineer
9 22 (6.40%) QA Test Analyst
10 21 (6.10%) Developer
10 21 (6.10%) QA Test Engineer
11 20 (5.81%) Automation Test Analyst
12 17 (4.94%) QA Tester
13 16 (4.65%) Automation Tester
14 15 (4.36%) Business Analyst
15 13 (3.78%) Junior
16 12 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
16 12 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.88%) .NET
2 32 (9.30%) XML
3 28 (8.14%) Web Services
4 26 (7.56%) SOAP
5 17 (4.94%) HTML
6 16 (4.65%) Gherkin
6 16 (4.65%) J2EE
7 12 (3.49%) REST
8 10 (2.91%) CSS
9 9 (2.62%) Middleware
9 9 (2.62%) Spring
10 8 (2.33%) React
11 7 (2.03%) AngularJS
12 6 (1.74%) Ruby on Rails
13 5 (1.45%) HTML5
13 5 (1.45%) JSON
14 4 (1.16%) 802.1X
14 4 (1.16%) jQuery
15 3 (0.87%) Visualforce
16 2 (0.58%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.24%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.40%) Fintech
2 22 (6.40%) User Experience
3 17 (4.94%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (4.36%) Client/Server
5 12 (3.49%) Life Science
6 8 (2.33%) Data Structures
6 8 (2.33%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.03%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.16%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (0.87%) VHDL
9 3 (0.87%) W3C
10 2 (0.58%) Replication
11 1 (0.29%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.29%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.29%) EPoS
11 1 (0.29%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.29%) PMI
11 1 (0.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 56 (16.28%) Linux
2 44 (12.79%) Unix
3 35 (10.17%) Windows
4 6 (1.74%) Android
5 5 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.16%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.58%) AIX
8 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (63.95%) Test Automation
2 168 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (27.91%) Software Testing
4 85 (24.71%) Regression Testing
5 65 (18.90%) Scrum
6 64 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
7 52 (15.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 47 (13.66%) SDLC
9 46 (13.37%) Manual Testing
10 43 (12.50%) Test Strategy
11 38 (11.05%) BDD
12 37 (10.76%) Continuous Integration
13 36 (10.47%) User Stories
14 35 (10.17%) Kanban
15 34 (9.88%) Scenario Testing
16 33 (9.59%) Functional Testing
16 33 (9.59%) System Testing
17 32 (9.30%) TDD
18 31 (9.01%) Waterfall
19 30 (8.72%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 108 (31.40%) SQL
2 78 (22.67%) Java
3 77 (22.38%) C#
4 62 (18.02%) Python
5 38 (11.05%) Ruby
6 29 (8.43%) JavaScript
7 23 (6.69%) Perl
8 20 (5.81%) C
8 20 (5.81%) T-SQL
9 19 (5.52%) PHP
10 11 (3.20%) C++
10 11 (3.20%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.03%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.03%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.45%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.87%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.87%) Embedded C
13 3 (0.87%) Embedded C++
13 3 (0.87%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 96 (27.91%) ISTQB
2 69 (20.06%) ISEB
3 45 (13.08%) Degree
4 31 (9.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (4.65%) Security Cleared
6 15 (4.36%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.16%) APMP
7 4 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (1.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 3 (0.87%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.58%) RHCE
10 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (34.01%) QA
2 5 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.58%) COBIT
3 2 (0.58%) GDPR
3 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (1.74%) Docker
2 2 (0.58%) NFS
3 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (6.40%) Ansible
1 22 (6.40%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (6.10%) Puppet
3 17 (4.94%) HP ALM
4 16 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (3.78%) Salt
6 11 (3.20%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.58%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 37 (10.76%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.56%) HP
3 21 (6.10%) Oracle
4 15 (4.36%) SAP
5 8 (2.33%) Remedy
6 6 (1.74%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.45%) IBM
8 4 (1.16%) Borland
8 4 (1.16%) Cognizant
8 4 (1.16%) Cognos
8 4 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.16%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.16%) Workday
9 3 (0.87%) Jitterbit
9 3 (0.87%) VMware
10 2 (0.58%) New Relic
10 2 (0.58%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.29%) Fujitsu
11 1 (0.29%) GUPTA
11 1 (0.29%) IFS