Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 177 226
Rank change year-on-year -13 +49 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 520 607 588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.69% 1.90% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 2.17% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 482 521 523
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -2.56%
10th Percentile £28,275 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £54,250
England median annual salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 26,897 28,015 35,097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.43% 87.48% 87.20%
Number of salaries quoted 22,146 22,971 29,444
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +5 162 £37,500 +2.74% 35
Surrey +7 131 £40,000 -14.89% 15
Thames Valley -60 130 £42,500 +13.33% 31
Berkshire -1 93 £42,500 -5.56% 14
East Sussex -1 40 £50,000 +38.41% 1
Kent +10 27 £35,000 -16.67% 1
Buckinghamshire -42 24 £42,500 +28.79% 5
West Sussex -9 21 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Oxfordshire -45 15 £37,500 +11.11% 12
Sussex - 6 £57,500 -
Isle of Wight -1 2 £27,000 +1.89%
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 299 (57.50%) Test Automation
2 235 (45.19%) SQL
3 213 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
4 177 (34.04%) Selenium
5 144 (27.69%) QA
6 143 (27.50%) C#
7 110 (21.15%) ISTQB
8 104 (20.00%) Regression Testing
9 101 (19.42%) Test Strategy
10 99 (19.04%) Scrum
10 99 (19.04%) SDLC
11 98 (18.85%) User Acceptance Testing
12 95 (18.27%) Microsoft
13 94 (18.08%) ISEB
14 93 (17.88%) Java
15 90 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
16 85 (16.35%) Software Testing
17 84 (16.15%) Finance
17 84 (16.15%) TDD
18 78 (15.00%) JIRA
19 75 (14.42%) Degree
20 73 (14.04%) SoapUI
21 72 (13.85%) Cucumber
22 70 (13.46%) SQL Server
23 68 (13.08%) Scenario Testing
24 65 (12.50%) HTML
24 65 (12.50%) Windows
25 63 (12.12%) Test Management
26 60 (11.54%) BDD
26 60 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel

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 15 (2.88%) CMS
2 8 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.35%) Confluence
4 3 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.19%) Apache
5 1 (0.19%) IIS
5 1 (0.19%) JBoss
Applications
1 60 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (4.62%) SAP ERP
2 18 (3.46%) SAP Hybris
3 15 (2.88%) Oracle ERP
4 10 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (1.35%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.58%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.58%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.58%) SAP Payroll
9 2 (0.38%) SAP Retail
10 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.19%) Primavera
10 1 (0.19%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.54%) OpenShift
1 8 (1.54%) SaaS
2 6 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
2 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.38%) GitHub
5 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.38%) Internet
2 6 (1.15%) SSL
3 4 (0.77%) Firewall
3 4 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (0.77%) LAN
3 4 (0.77%) Network Security
3 4 (0.77%) VPN
3 4 (0.77%) WAN
4 3 (0.58%) HTTP
5 1 (0.19%) Intranet
5 1 (0.19%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.19%) RFID
5 1 (0.19%) SMTP
5 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.54%) MS Access
3 16 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.54%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.15%) SQLPlus
6 5 (0.96%) Big Data
6 5 (0.96%) MySQL
7 1 (0.19%) GIS
7 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 177 (34.04%) Selenium
2 78 (15.00%) JIRA
3 73 (14.04%) SoapUI
4 72 (13.85%) Cucumber
5 59 (11.35%) WebDriver
6 43 (8.27%) Visual Studio
7 42 (8.08%) JMeter
8 34 (6.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 30 (5.77%) HP UFT
9 30 (5.77%) Jenkins
10 29 (5.58%) Git (software)
11 26 (5.00%) Capybara
12 20 (3.85%) SpecFlow
13 18 (3.46%) LoadRunner
14 15 (2.88%) JUnit
14 15 (2.88%) Maven
14 15 (2.88%) TestDirector
14 15 (2.88%) TestRail
15 14 (2.69%) MSTest
15 14 (2.69%) NUnit
General
1 84 (16.15%) Finance
2 49 (9.42%) Retail
3 20 (3.85%) Back Office
3 20 (3.85%) Digital Economy
4 19 (3.65%) Marketing
5 10 (1.92%) Billing
6 7 (1.35%) Banking
7 6 (1.15%) Publishing
8 4 (0.77%) Legal
9 3 (0.58%) Automotive
9 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.38%) Advertising
10 2 (0.38%) Electronics
10 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.19%) Games
11 1 (0.19%) Law
11 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 144 (27.69%) Analyst
2 114 (21.92%) Test Analyst
3 108 (20.77%) Tester
4 72 (13.85%) Test Engineer
5 55 (10.58%) Automation Tester
6 50 (9.62%) Software Tester
7 43 (8.27%) Consultant
8 38 (7.31%) Developer
9 35 (6.73%) Software Test Engineer
10 34 (6.54%) Implementation Consultant
11 31 (5.96%) Software Consultant
12 29 (5.58%) QA Engineer
12 29 (5.58%) Software Implementation Consultant
13 27 (5.19%) QA Analyst
14 25 (4.81%) Automation Test Analyst
15 24 (4.62%) Team Leader
15 24 (4.62%) Test Automation Engineer
16 22 (4.23%) Architect
16 22 (4.23%) Test Leader
17 20 (3.85%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (12.50%) HTML
2 52 (10.00%) CSS
3 40 (7.69%) XML
4 36 (6.92%) .NET
5 29 (5.58%) AngularJS
5 29 (5.58%) Web Services
6 26 (5.00%) Spring
7 22 (4.23%) Gherkin
8 18 (3.46%) J2EE
9 17 (3.27%) SOAP
10 14 (2.69%) HTML5
11 13 (2.50%) RESTful
12 12 (2.31%) jQuery
13 11 (2.12%) Ajax
13 11 (2.12%) REST
14 8 (1.54%) JPA
14 8 (1.54%) JSP
14 8 (1.54%) Spring Boot
14 8 (1.54%) Spring MVC
15 6 (1.15%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 90 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 28 (5.38%) Client/Server
4 19 (3.65%) Mobile App
5 13 (2.50%) Smart Meter
6 12 (2.31%) N-Tier
7 10 (1.92%) User Experience
8 8 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.54%) Fintech
8 8 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.35%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.15%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.15%) W3C
11 4 (0.77%) Life Science
12 3 (0.58%) PKI
13 2 (0.38%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.38%) iPad
13 2 (0.38%) SWIFT
13 2 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 65 (12.50%) Windows
2 41 (7.88%) Linux
3 28 (5.38%) Unix
4 9 (1.73%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.54%) Android
6 7 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.15%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (0.96%) AIX
9 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (57.50%) Test Automation
2 213 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 101 (19.42%) Test Strategy
5 99 (19.04%) Scrum
5 99 (19.04%) SDLC
6 98 (18.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 85 (16.35%) Software Testing
8 84 (16.15%) TDD
9 68 (13.08%) Scenario Testing
10 63 (12.12%) Test Management
11 60 (11.54%) BDD
12 54 (10.38%) Unit Testing
12 54 (10.38%) Web Development
13 52 (10.00%) Manual Testing
13 52 (10.00%) Waterfall
14 51 (9.81%) Performance Testing
15 47 (9.04%) E-Commerce
15 47 (9.04%) Mentoring
16 42 (8.08%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 235 (45.19%) SQL
2 143 (27.50%) C#
3 93 (17.88%) Java
4 60 (11.54%) T-SQL
5 33 (6.35%) Ruby
6 26 (5.00%) Shell Script
7 22 (4.23%) JavaScript
8 19 (3.65%) C
9 17 (3.27%) Python
10 13 (2.50%) VB.NET
11 10 (1.92%) C++
11 10 (1.92%) Perl
12 9 (1.73%) X++
13 8 (1.54%) Groovy
14 7 (1.35%) PHP
15 6 (1.15%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.15%) Tcl
16 2 (0.38%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.38%) VBScript
17 1 (0.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 110 (21.15%) ISTQB
2 94 (18.08%) ISEB
3 75 (14.42%) Degree
4 52 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 43 (8.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (2.88%) Security Cleared
7 8 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
7 8 (1.54%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.96%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.77%) CISM
9 4 (0.77%) CISSP
10 3 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (27.69%) QA
2 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (2.31%) Docker
2 6 (1.15%) Firmware
3 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 45 (8.65%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.19%) Ansible
3 1 (0.19%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 95 (18.27%) Microsoft
2 47 (9.04%) SAP
3 45 (8.65%) HP
4 40 (7.69%) Oracle
5 19 (3.65%) hybris
6 15 (2.88%) JD Edwards
6 15 (2.88%) PeopleSoft
7 8 (1.54%) AppDynamics
7 8 (1.54%) Splunk
8 7 (1.35%) Sitecore
9 6 (1.15%) Atmel
10 5 (0.96%) Remedy
11 3 (0.58%) ForgeRock
11 3 (0.58%) Sage
11 3 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.58%) White Clarke
12 2 (0.38%) Ariba
12 2 (0.38%) Google
12 2 (0.38%) Perfecto Mobile
13 1 (0.19%) Red Hat