Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 190 198
Rank change year-on-year -86 +8 +30
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 298 540 603
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.04% 1.75% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.96% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 255 468 536
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £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 25,972 27,620 31,224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.33% 89.59% 89.28%
Number of salaries quoted 21,366 22,788 25,950
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -3 106 £40,000 +6.67% 21
Thames Valley -80 74 £43,000 +1.18% 19
Surrey -31 67 £50,000 +25.00% 9
Berkshire -67 40 £40,000 -11.11% 8
East Sussex -25 20 £44,000 -12.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +2 17 £47,500 +26.67% 6
West Sussex -18 17 £42,500 +13.33%
Oxfordshire +2 16 £40,000 - 5
Kent -2 13 £32,500 -3.70% 4
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 197 (66.11%) Test Automation
2 130 (43.62%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (34.90%) QA
4 92 (30.87%) Selenium
5 91 (30.54%) C#
5 91 (30.54%) SQL
6 74 (24.83%) Software Testing
7 69 (23.15%) ISTQB
8 66 (22.15%) Regression Testing
8 66 (22.15%) JIRA
9 64 (21.48%) ISEB
10 59 (19.80%) Finance
10 59 (19.80%) Scrum
11 58 (19.46%) Java
12 55 (18.46%) Problem-Solving
13 53 (17.79%) Manual Testing
14 52 (17.45%) Python
15 49 (16.44%) SDLC
16 47 (15.77%) Jenkins
16 47 (15.77%) Git (software)
17 46 (15.44%) User Acceptance Testing
17 46 (15.44%) JavaScript
18 44 (14.77%) Linux
19 43 (14.43%) Cucumber
20 42 (14.09%) Microsoft
21 40 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
21 40 (13.42%) Degree
21 40 (13.42%) WebDriver
22 39 (13.09%) Waterfall
22 39 (13.09%) Scenario Testing

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 18 (6.04%) Confluence
2 7 (2.35%) JBoss
3 5 (1.68%) Apache
3 5 (1.68%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.01%) CMS
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.34%) CICS
6 1 (0.34%) IIS
6 1 (0.34%) SAS
6 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.01%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.34%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.67%) Demantra
4 2 (0.67%) HFM
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle ASCP
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.34%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.34%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.34%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.68%) Serverless
3 5 (1.68%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (1.34%) SaaS
5 2 (0.67%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.67%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.34%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.02%) Wireless
2 7 (2.35%) Bluetooth
2 7 (2.35%) LAN
2 7 (2.35%) WAN
3 6 (2.01%) 2G
3 6 (2.01%) 3G
3 6 (2.01%) 802.15
3 6 (2.01%) DHCP
3 6 (2.01%) DNS
3 6 (2.01%) ICMP
3 6 (2.01%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (2.01%) ZigBee
4 5 (1.68%) HTTP
5 3 (1.01%) iSCSI
5 3 (1.01%) LTE
6 2 (0.67%) Internet
7 1 (0.34%) Broadband
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.34%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.68%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.34%) Big Data
3 4 (1.34%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.67%) Essbase
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.34%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.34%) DB2
6 1 (0.34%) MS Access
6 1 (0.34%) MySQL
6 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.34%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 92 (30.87%) Selenium
2 66 (22.15%) JIRA
3 47 (15.77%) Git (software)
3 47 (15.77%) Jenkins
4 43 (14.43%) Cucumber
5 40 (13.42%) WebDriver
6 18 (6.04%) JMeter
7 17 (5.70%) Subversion
8 15 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (4.70%) Bitbucket
9 14 (4.70%) SpecFlow
9 14 (4.70%) Visual Studio
10 13 (4.36%) SoapUI
11 12 (4.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (3.69%) Eclipse
12 11 (3.69%) Robot Framework
12 11 (3.69%) WATIR
13 10 (3.36%) HP UFT
13 10 (3.36%) Maven
13 10 (3.36%) TestRail
General
1 59 (19.80%) Finance
2 19 (6.38%) Retail
3 11 (3.69%) Banking
4 7 (2.35%) Marketing
5 6 (2.01%) Advertising
5 6 (2.01%) Back Office
5 6 (2.01%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.34%) Automotive
6 4 (1.34%) Games
7 3 (1.01%) Electronics
7 3 (1.01%) Publishing
8 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.34%) Law
9 1 (0.34%) Legal
9 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 118 (39.60%) Analyst
2 85 (28.52%) Test Analyst
3 60 (20.13%) Tester
4 45 (15.10%) Test Engineer
5 41 (13.76%) QA Engineer
6 33 (11.07%) QA Analyst
7 28 (9.40%) Software Tester
8 27 (9.06%) Automation Tester
9 21 (7.05%) QA Automation Engineer
10 20 (6.71%) Developer
11 17 (5.70%) QA Test Analyst
11 17 (5.70%) QA Test Engineer
11 17 (5.70%) Software Test Engineer
12 14 (4.70%) Automation Engineer
12 14 (4.70%) QA Tester
13 13 (4.36%) Software Analyst
14 12 (4.03%) Software Engineer
15 11 (3.69%) Test Automation Engineer
15 11 (3.69%) Web Analyst
15 11 (3.69%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (12.08%) .NET
1 36 (12.08%) HTML
2 24 (8.05%) CSS
3 23 (7.72%) Gherkin
4 19 (6.38%) Web Services
4 19 (6.38%) XML
5 17 (5.70%) HTML5
5 17 (5.70%) REST
6 15 (5.03%) SOAP
7 10 (3.36%) ASP.NET
7 10 (3.36%) J2EE
7 10 (3.36%) React
8 9 (3.02%) Ruby on Rails
9 8 (2.68%) CSS3
9 8 (2.68%) Middleware
10 7 (2.35%) AngularJS
10 7 (2.35%) jQuery
11 6 (2.01%) .NET Framework
11 6 (2.01%) 802.1X
12 5 (1.68%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.71%) User Experience
3 15 (5.03%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.36%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (4.03%) Fintech
6 11 (3.69%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.34%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.01%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (1.01%) EPoS
9 3 (1.01%) Life Science
9 3 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.01%) W3C
10 2 (0.67%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.67%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.67%) PMI
10 2 (0.67%) Replication
10 2 (0.67%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 44 (14.77%) Linux
2 24 (8.05%) Windows
3 21 (7.05%) Unix
4 8 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.35%) Android
6 5 (1.68%) AIX
7 3 (1.01%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.01%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (66.11%) Test Automation
2 130 (43.62%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (24.83%) Software Testing
4 66 (22.15%) Regression Testing
5 59 (19.80%) Scrum
6 55 (18.46%) Problem-Solving
7 53 (17.79%) Manual Testing
8 49 (16.44%) SDLC
9 46 (15.44%) User Acceptance Testing
10 39 (13.09%) Scenario Testing
10 39 (13.09%) Waterfall
11 38 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
12 37 (12.42%) BDD
13 35 (11.74%) Test Strategy
14 30 (10.07%) User Stories
15 29 (9.73%) TDD
15 29 (9.73%) Web Development
16 26 (8.72%) Kanban
16 26 (8.72%) System Testing
17 25 (8.39%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 91 (30.54%) C#
1 91 (30.54%) SQL
2 58 (19.46%) Java
3 52 (17.45%) Python
4 46 (15.44%) JavaScript
5 29 (9.73%) Ruby
6 17 (5.70%) PHP
7 14 (4.70%) C
7 14 (4.70%) Perl
8 9 (3.02%) Bash Shell
9 8 (2.68%) C++
9 8 (2.68%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.35%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.68%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.68%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.34%) Java 8
13 3 (1.01%) Bourne shell
13 3 (1.01%) Delphi
13 3 (1.01%) VBScript
14 2 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 69 (23.15%) ISTQB
2 64 (21.48%) ISEB
3 40 (13.42%) Degree
4 31 (10.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (5.70%) Security Cleared
6 12 (4.03%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.01%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.68%) RHCSA
9 4 (1.34%) PMP
10 3 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.01%) RHCE
11 2 (0.67%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.34%) HND
12 1 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (34.90%) QA
2 5 (1.68%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.34%) SLA
4 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (2.35%) Firmware
2 6 (2.01%) Docker
3 3 (1.01%) NFS
4 1 (0.34%) ACF2
4 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.34%) RACF
4 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (5.37%) Ansible
1 16 (5.37%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (5.37%) Puppet
2 14 (4.70%) HP ALM
3 8 (2.68%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (2.68%) Kubernetes
3 8 (2.68%) Salt
4 1 (0.34%) SCCM
4 1 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (14.09%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.05%) Oracle
3 18 (6.04%) HP
4 16 (5.37%) SAP
5 9 (3.02%) Atlassian
6 6 (2.01%) Remedy
7 4 (1.34%) Cognizant
7 4 (1.34%) Hyperion
8 3 (1.01%) Borland
8 3 (1.01%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.01%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.34%) Cisco
9 1 (0.34%) Cognos
9 1 (0.34%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.34%) IFS
9 1 (0.34%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.34%) Splunk
9 1 (0.34%) VMware
9 1 (0.34%) webMethods