Period
to 22 July 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 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 245 152 228
Rank change year-on-year -93 +76 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 362 650 555
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.20% 2.17% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 2.47% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 292 530 534
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% -8.24%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,375 £52,625 £52,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 26,820 26,322 33,466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.79% 88.00% 87.93%
Number of salaries quoted 22,188 21,778 28,167
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 July 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 July 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 -24 134 £40,000 +21.21% 17
Thames Valley -89 117 £40,500 +1.25% 19
Berkshire -65 68 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Surrey -46 60 £47,500 +18.75% 9
Buckinghamshire -6 31 £45,000 +26.76% 8
East Sussex -39 23 £45,000 -10.00%
West Sussex -23 19 £35,500 -5.33% 1
Oxfordshire -54 17 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Kent -5 6 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Middlesex - 2 £67,500 -
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 202 (55.80%) Test Automation
2 173 (47.79%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (34.81%) SQL
4 113 (31.22%) Selenium
5 107 (29.56%) QA
6 99 (27.35%) Problem-Solving
7 93 (25.69%) ISTQB
8 88 (24.31%) JIRA
9 86 (23.76%) ISEB
10 82 (22.65%) C#
11 79 (21.82%) Regression Testing
12 77 (21.27%) Finance
13 76 (20.99%) Java
14 75 (20.72%) Software Testing
15 67 (18.51%) SDLC
16 65 (17.96%) Microsoft
17 64 (17.68%) Scrum
18 61 (16.85%) Cucumber
19 56 (15.47%) Analytical Skills
20 54 (14.92%) Waterfall
21 53 (14.64%) Scenario Testing
22 50 (13.81%) User Acceptance Testing
23 48 (13.26%) E-Commerce
24 46 (12.71%) Test Strategy
25 42 (11.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
25 42 (11.60%) SoapUI
26 41 (11.33%) Jenkins
26 41 (11.33%) Unit Testing
27 40 (11.05%) WebDriver
27 40 (11.05%) Linux

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 23 (6.35%) Confluence
2 9 (2.49%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.21%) Apache
4 7 (1.93%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.38%) CMS
5 5 (1.38%) JBoss
6 4 (1.10%) SAS
7 3 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.83%) CICS
8 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.28%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.28%) IIS
9 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 31 (8.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.66%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (5.25%) SAP ERP
2 15 (4.14%) SAP Hybris
3 9 (2.49%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (1.93%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (1.66%) SAP MM
6 4 (1.10%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.83%) HFM
8 2 (0.55%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.28%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payroll
9 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.28%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.97%) SaaS
2 7 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.93%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.93%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (1.10%) GitHub
3 4 (1.10%) IaaS
3 4 (1.10%) PaaS
4 2 (0.55%) BrowserStack
4 2 (0.55%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.55%) Taleo
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.80%) Internet
2 8 (2.21%) SSL
3 2 (0.55%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (0.55%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.55%) Firewall
3 2 (0.55%) HTTP
3 2 (0.55%) iSCSI
3 2 (0.55%) LAN
3 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.55%) WAN
4 1 (0.28%) Broadband
4 1 (0.28%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.28%) SMS
4 1 (0.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.39%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.76%) MS Access
3 5 (1.38%) Essbase
3 5 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.10%) MySQL
4 4 (1.10%) OLTP
4 4 (1.10%) Oracle Smart View
4 4 (1.10%) SAP BW
5 3 (0.83%) DB2
5 3 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.55%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.55%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.28%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.28%) Big Data
7 1 (0.28%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 113 (31.22%) Selenium
2 88 (24.31%) JIRA
3 61 (16.85%) Cucumber
4 42 (11.60%) SoapUI
5 41 (11.33%) Jenkins
6 40 (11.05%) WebDriver
7 35 (9.67%) Git (software)
8 25 (6.91%) JMeter
9 22 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
10 21 (5.80%) HP UFT
10 21 (5.80%) Subversion
11 20 (5.52%) Bitbucket
12 13 (3.59%) SpecFlow
13 11 (3.04%) Sahi
13 11 (3.04%) Visual Studio
14 10 (2.76%) Robot Framework
15 8 (2.21%) TestRail
16 7 (1.93%) Eclipse
16 7 (1.93%) JUnit
16 7 (1.93%) PVCS
General
1 77 (21.27%) Finance
2 39 (10.77%) Retail
3 21 (5.80%) Banking
4 12 (3.31%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (1.93%) Billing
6 6 (1.66%) Back Office
6 6 (1.66%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.38%) Marketing
8 4 (1.10%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.10%) Automotive
8 4 (1.10%) Games
8 4 (1.10%) Legal
8 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.10%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.83%) Advertising
10 2 (0.55%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 110 (30.39%) Analyst
2 80 (22.10%) Test Analyst
3 61 (16.85%) Test Engineer
4 59 (16.30%) Tester
5 36 (9.94%) Consultant
6 33 (9.12%) QA Analyst
7 29 (8.01%) Software Test Engineer
8 28 (7.73%) Developer
9 26 (7.18%) QA Engineer
9 26 (7.18%) Software Tester
10 25 (6.91%) Automation Tester
11 22 (6.08%) Implementation Consultant
11 22 (6.08%) QA Test Analyst
12 17 (4.70%) Architect
12 17 (4.70%) Automation Test Analyst
13 16 (4.42%) QA Automation Engineer
13 16 (4.42%) Software Analyst
13 16 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
13 16 (4.42%) Test Automation Engineer
14 15 (4.14%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (11.05%) .NET
2 39 (10.77%) Web Services
3 36 (9.94%) HTML
4 32 (8.84%) CSS
5 31 (8.56%) REST
6 20 (5.52%) SOAP
7 17 (4.70%) J2EE
7 17 (4.70%) Spring
8 10 (2.76%) .NET Framework
9 8 (2.21%) XML
10 7 (1.93%) Gherkin
10 7 (1.93%) JSON
10 7 (1.93%) SAP Fiori
11 6 (1.66%) ASP.NET
11 6 (1.66%) HTML5
11 6 (1.66%) RESTful
12 5 (1.38%) AngularJS
12 5 (1.38%) Middleware
12 5 (1.38%) WCF
12 5 (1.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 56 (15.47%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.35%) User Experience
3 19 (5.25%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (4.70%) Computer Science
4 17 (4.70%) Contactless
4 17 (4.70%) EMV
4 17 (4.70%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.31%) Linux Command Line
5 12 (3.31%) Virtual Team
6 8 (2.21%) Life Science
7 7 (1.93%) e-Learning
8 6 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.38%) EPoS
9 5 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.10%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.83%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.83%) IBM Mainframe
11 3 (0.83%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.83%) PMI
11 3 (0.83%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 40 (11.05%) Linux
2 39 (10.77%) Windows
3 23 (6.35%) Unix
4 7 (1.93%) AIX
4 7 (1.93%) Embedded Linux
4 7 (1.93%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.66%) Android
6 5 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.10%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.55%) ThreadX
9 1 (0.28%) Solaris
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (55.80%) Test Automation
2 173 (47.79%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (27.35%) Problem-Solving
4 79 (21.82%) Regression Testing
5 75 (20.72%) Software Testing
6 67 (18.51%) SDLC
7 64 (17.68%) Scrum
8 54 (14.92%) Waterfall
9 53 (14.64%) Scenario Testing
10 50 (13.81%) User Acceptance Testing
11 48 (13.26%) E-Commerce
12 46 (12.71%) Test Strategy
13 41 (11.33%) Unit Testing
14 37 (10.22%) Defect Management
15 35 (9.67%) Performance Testing
16 32 (8.84%) Manual Testing
16 32 (8.84%) TDD
17 30 (8.29%) User Stories
18 29 (8.01%) System Testing
19 27 (7.46%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (34.81%) SQL
2 82 (22.65%) C#
3 76 (20.99%) Java
4 38 (10.50%) Python
5 24 (6.63%) Bash Shell
5 24 (6.63%) JavaScript
6 22 (6.08%) C
6 22 (6.08%) C++
7 17 (4.70%) Perl
8 16 (4.42%) Ruby
8 16 (4.42%) T-SQL
9 12 (3.31%) PowerShell
10 9 (2.49%) X++
11 7 (1.93%) Bourne shell
11 7 (1.93%) Delphi
11 7 (1.93%) Tcl
12 4 (1.10%) ABAP
12 4 (1.10%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.10%) VB
12 4 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 93 (25.69%) ISTQB
2 86 (23.76%) ISEB
3 42 (11.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 37 (10.22%) Degree
5 33 (9.12%) Security Cleared
6 20 (5.52%) SC Cleared
7 10 (2.76%) PMI Certification
8 8 (2.21%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.93%) ISEB Practitioner
9 7 (1.93%) PMP
10 3 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.83%) RHCSA
11 2 (0.55%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.55%) RHCE
12 1 (0.28%) HND
12 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (29.56%) QA
2 14 (3.87%) PCI DSS
3 13 (3.59%) PSD2
4 8 (2.21%) SLA
5 5 (1.38%) GAMP
5 5 (1.38%) GMP
6 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (3.59%) Firmware
2 9 (2.49%) Docker
3 4 (1.10%) ACF2
3 4 (1.10%) RACF
4 3 (0.83%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.55%) NFS
6 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (3.87%) HP ALM
2 9 (2.49%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.38%) Ansible
3 5 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.38%) Puppet
4 2 (0.55%) SCCM
4 2 (0.55%) SCOM
5 1 (0.28%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 65 (17.96%) Microsoft
2 38 (10.50%) SAP
3 27 (7.46%) HP
4 26 (7.18%) Oracle
5 17 (4.70%) PayPal
6 15 (4.14%) hybris
7 14 (3.87%) Atlassian
8 13 (3.59%) Apple
9 7 (1.93%) Atmel
10 6 (1.66%) Cognizant
10 6 (1.66%) Hyperion
11 4 (1.10%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (1.10%) IBM
11 4 (1.10%) Symantec
11 4 (1.10%) WorldPay
12 3 (0.83%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.83%) VMware
13 1 (0.28%) JD Edwards
13 1 (0.28%) Sage
13 1 (0.28%) webMethods