Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 188 220
Rank change year-on-year +3 +32 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 536 612 632
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.76% 1.74% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 1.99% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 465 544 579
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 26574 30766 37248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.44% 87.44% 86.93%
Number of salaries quoted 21881 25532 30764
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 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
Thames Valley -18 173 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Surrey +7 133 £40,000 -14.44% 8
Hampshire +16 122 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Berkshire +42 113 £47,500 +5.56% 6
East Sussex +8 40 £50,000 +34.86%
West Sussex +9 33 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Buckinghamshire -38 32 £37,500 +12.78% 1
Kent -1 29 £33,750 -20.59% 3
Oxfordshire -11 28 £40,000 +23.08% 4
Sussex - 3 £57,500 - 1
Isle of Wight 0 2 £27,000 +1.89%
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South East region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 349 (65.11%) Test Automation
2 246 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
3 244 (45.52%) SQL
4 193 (36.01%) Selenium
5 162 (30.22%) C#
6 149 (27.80%) QA
7 138 (25.75%) Java
8 134 (25.00%) ISTQB
9 129 (24.07%) Regression Testing
10 123 (22.95%) Test Strategy
11 106 (19.78%) Finance
11 106 (19.78%) Scrum
12 95 (17.72%) WebDriver
13 94 (17.54%) Software Testing
14 93 (17.35%) Degree
14 93 (17.35%) Windows
15 92 (17.16%) Microsoft
15 92 (17.16%) ISEB
15 92 (17.16%) Analytical Skills
16 91 (16.98%) JIRA
17 86 (16.04%) User Acceptance Testing
18 81 (15.11%) SDLC
19 80 (14.93%) TDD
20 75 (13.99%) Test Management
20 75 (13.99%) Manual Testing
21 74 (13.81%) HP
22 70 (13.06%) SoapUI
23 69 (12.87%) Functional Testing
24 68 (12.69%) Cucumber
24 68 (12.69%) BDD

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 13 (2.43%) CMS
2 8 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.93%) IIS
4 3 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.37%) SAS
6 1 (0.19%) Apache
6 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 64 (11.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (4.85%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (2.99%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 28 (5.22%) SAP ERP
2 19 (3.54%) SAP Hybris
3 11 (2.05%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.37%) SAP Retail
8 1 (0.19%) Primavera
8 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.93%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.19%) GitHub
3 1 (0.19%) Office 365
3 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.29%) Internet
2 5 (0.93%) SSL
3 3 (0.56%) Firewall
4 2 (0.37%) HTTP
4 2 (0.37%) NGN
5 1 (0.19%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.19%) Intranet
5 1 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.19%) LAN
5 1 (0.19%) LDAP
5 1 (0.19%) Network Security
5 1 (0.19%) RFID
5 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.19%) VPN
5 1 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (11.01%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.85%) Relational Database
3 25 (4.66%) MS Access
4 9 (1.68%) SQLPlus
5 5 (0.93%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.37%) Big Data
7 2 (0.37%) InfluxDB
7 2 (0.37%) MySQL
8 1 (0.19%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.19%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.19%) GIS
8 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 193 (36.01%) Selenium
2 95 (17.72%) WebDriver
3 91 (16.98%) JIRA
4 70 (13.06%) SoapUI
5 68 (12.69%) Cucumber
6 61 (11.38%) HP UFT
7 59 (11.01%) JMeter
8 48 (8.96%) Visual Studio
9 45 (8.40%) Git (software)
10 43 (8.02%) Jenkins
11 34 (6.34%) LoadRunner
12 33 (6.16%) Capybara
12 33 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
13 29 (5.41%) SpecFlow
14 25 (4.66%) NUnit
15 21 (3.92%) MSTest
16 20 (3.73%) Eclipse
17 15 (2.80%) JUnit
18 13 (2.43%) TestDirector
19 12 (2.24%) Maven
General
1 106 (19.78%) Finance
2 48 (8.96%) Retail
3 25 (4.66%) Digital Economy
4 21 (3.92%) Back Office
5 11 (2.05%) Billing
6 10 (1.87%) Banking
6 10 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.68%) Publishing
8 5 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.93%) Legal
9 4 (0.75%) Marketing
10 3 (0.56%) Automotive
10 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.19%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) Law
11 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 159 (29.66%) Analyst
2 121 (22.57%) Test Analyst
3 104 (19.40%) Test Engineer
3 104 (19.40%) Tester
4 50 (9.33%) Developer
5 49 (9.14%) Test Automation Engineer
6 48 (8.96%) Software Tester
7 43 (8.02%) Automation Tester
8 39 (7.28%) QA Engineer
9 38 (7.09%) Software Test Engineer
10 33 (6.16%) Consultant
11 28 (5.22%) QA Analyst
12 27 (5.04%) Automation Test Analyst
13 24 (4.48%) Implementation Consultant
13 24 (4.48%) Software Consultant
14 23 (4.29%) QA Test Analyst
15 20 (3.73%) QA Test Engineer
15 20 (3.73%) Team Leader
16 19 (3.54%) Software Implementation Consultant
17 18 (3.36%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (11.75%) HTML
2 46 (8.58%) XML
3 44 (8.21%) CSS
4 43 (8.02%) .NET
5 30 (5.60%) SOAP
5 30 (5.60%) Web Services
6 25 (4.66%) Spring
7 19 (3.54%) Gherkin
7 19 (3.54%) J2EE
7 19 (3.54%) RESTful
8 17 (3.17%) AngularJS
8 17 (3.17%) REST
9 12 (2.24%) ASP.NET
10 10 (1.87%) HTML5
11 8 (1.49%) DOM
12 6 (1.12%) jQuery
12 6 (1.12%) Spring Boot
13 5 (0.93%) Ajax
13 5 (0.93%) JPA
13 5 (0.93%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 92 (17.16%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (11.19%) Computer Science
3 41 (7.65%) Client/Server
4 18 (3.36%) N-Tier
5 15 (2.80%) Mobile App
6 13 (2.43%) Smart Meter
7 11 (2.05%) iPad
8 10 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.49%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.93%) Fintech
11 5 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.75%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.75%) Life Science
12 4 (0.75%) Replication
12 4 (0.75%) W3C
13 3 (0.56%) PKI
14 2 (0.37%) Data Centre
14 2 (0.37%) SWIFT
14 2 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 93 (17.35%) Windows
2 42 (7.84%) Linux
3 27 (5.04%) Unix
4 7 (1.31%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.75%) Android
6 2 (0.37%) AIX
6 2 (0.37%) FreeBSD
6 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (65.11%) Test Automation
2 246 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (24.07%) Regression Testing
4 123 (22.95%) Test Strategy
5 106 (19.78%) Scrum
6 94 (17.54%) Software Testing
7 86 (16.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 81 (15.11%) SDLC
9 80 (14.93%) TDD
10 75 (13.99%) Manual Testing
10 75 (13.99%) Test Management
11 69 (12.87%) Functional Testing
12 68 (12.69%) BDD
13 67 (12.50%) Performance Testing
14 62 (11.57%) Scenario Testing
15 57 (10.63%) Unit Testing
16 49 (9.14%) User Stories
17 47 (8.77%) Mentoring
18 46 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
19 40 (7.46%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 244 (45.52%) SQL
2 162 (30.22%) C#
3 138 (25.75%) Java
4 55 (10.26%) Python
5 49 (9.14%) T-SQL
6 30 (5.60%) Ruby
7 27 (5.04%) Shell Script
8 25 (4.66%) JavaScript
9 19 (3.54%) C
10 18 (3.36%) Perl
11 17 (3.17%) C++
12 15 (2.80%) PL/SQL
12 15 (2.80%) VB.NET
13 14 (2.61%) VB
14 11 (2.05%) VBScript
15 10 (1.87%) PHP
16 8 (1.49%) X++
17 5 (0.93%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.93%) Groovy
18 4 (0.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 134 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 93 (17.35%) Degree
3 92 (17.16%) ISEB
4 57 (10.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 47 (8.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 30 (5.60%) Security Cleared
7 17 (3.17%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.24%) SC Cleared
9 10 (1.87%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.93%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.37%) CCNA
12 2 (0.37%) CCNP
12 2 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.19%) CISSP
13 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
13 1 (0.19%) MCP
13 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (27.80%) QA
2 4 (0.75%) PMO
3 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (2.05%) Docker
2 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.37%) vSphere
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 60 (11.19%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.37%) Grafana
3 2 (0.37%) vRealize
4 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.19%) Ansible
4 1 (0.19%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 92 (17.16%) Microsoft
2 74 (13.81%) HP
3 39 (7.28%) SAP
4 37 (6.90%) Oracle
5 20 (3.73%) hybris
6 7 (1.31%) Sitecore
7 5 (0.93%) AppDynamics
7 5 (0.93%) JD Edwards
7 5 (0.93%) PeopleSoft
7 5 (0.93%) Remedy
7 5 (0.93%) Splunk
8 4 (0.75%) Cisco
9 3 (0.56%) Apple
9 3 (0.56%) Facebook
9 3 (0.56%) ForgeRock
9 3 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.37%) Ariba
10 2 (0.37%) Arqiva
10 2 (0.37%) VMware
11 1 (0.19%) TOWER Software