Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley 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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 154 238
Rank change year-on-year -97 +84 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 117 241 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.93% 1.96% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 2.23% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 96 199 207
Thames Valley median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,500 £29,150 £27,300
90th Percentile £59,375 £53,750 £50,000
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% -8.24%

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 Thames Valley with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Thames Valley
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11,216 10,791 14,015
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 89.16% 87.89% 88.55%
Number of salaries quoted 9,295 8,654 11,268
Thames Valley median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £71,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in the Thames Valley

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Scripting in the Thames Valley.

Salary trend for Test Scripting in the Thames Valley

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in the Thames Valley

Test Scripting
Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 19 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
Berkshire -56 68 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Buckinghamshire -16 31 £45,000 +25.00% 8
Oxfordshire -52 17 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 19 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 Thames Valley region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 58 (49.57%) ISTQB
2 57 (48.72%) Test Automation
3 53 (45.30%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (40.17%) QA
5 40 (34.19%) Software Testing
6 36 (30.77%) ISEB
7 33 (28.21%) JIRA
8 31 (26.50%) Selenium
8 31 (26.50%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (21.37%) SQL
9 25 (21.37%) .NET
10 23 (19.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 22 (18.80%) SDLC
11 22 (18.80%) C#
11 22 (18.80%) Microsoft
11 22 (18.80%) Finance
12 19 (16.24%) SQL Server
12 19 (16.24%) Python
13 18 (15.38%) Degree
13 18 (15.38%) Git (software)
14 17 (14.53%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (14.53%) Windows
15 15 (12.82%) Java
15 15 (12.82%) V-Model
15 15 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (11.97%) Scenario Testing
16 14 (11.97%) C++
16 14 (11.97%) E-Commerce
16 14 (11.97%) Regression Testing
16 14 (11.97%) Validation

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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 8 (6.84%) Confluence
2 1 (0.85%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.85%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.85%) EPiServer
2 1 (0.85%) SAS
2 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (10.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.84%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (4.27%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (3.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.98%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (3.42%) Hyperion Planning
3 3 (2.56%) HFM
4 1 (0.85%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.85%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.42%) Internet
2 2 (1.71%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (0.85%) Broadband
3 1 (0.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.27%) Essbase
3 4 (3.42%) Oracle Smart View
4 3 (2.56%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.71%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.85%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.85%) MySQL
6 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.85%) SAS Visual Analytics
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (28.21%) JIRA
2 31 (26.50%) Selenium
3 18 (15.38%) Git (software)
4 14 (11.97%) Subversion
5 13 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 12 (10.26%) Cucumber
6 12 (10.26%) WebDriver
7 8 (6.84%) SoapUI
8 7 (5.98%) HP UFT
9 6 (5.13%) Bugzilla
9 6 (5.13%) Robot Framework
9 6 (5.13%) SpecFlow
9 6 (5.13%) TeamCity
10 4 (3.42%) Bitbucket
10 4 (3.42%) FitNesse
10 4 (3.42%) JBehave
10 4 (3.42%) LabVIEW
11 3 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (2.56%) TestComplete
11 3 (2.56%) TestRail
General
1 22 (18.80%) Finance
2 7 (5.98%) Billing
2 7 (5.98%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (5.13%) Retail
4 4 (3.42%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.42%) Automotive
4 4 (3.42%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.56%) Advertising
6 2 (1.71%) Marketing
6 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.85%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 29 (24.79%) Analyst
2 26 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 20 (17.09%) Test Analyst
4 17 (14.53%) Tester
5 14 (11.97%) QA Analyst
5 14 (11.97%) QA Engineer
5 14 (11.97%) Software Test Engineer
6 12 (10.26%) Developer
6 12 (10.26%) Software Engineer
7 11 (9.40%) Software Tester
8 10 (8.55%) QA Test Analyst
9 9 (7.69%) QA Tester
10 7 (5.98%) Consultant
10 7 (5.98%) Dynamics AX Developer
10 7 (5.98%) Embedded Engineer
10 7 (5.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 7 (5.98%) QA Automation Engineer
10 7 (5.98%) Software Analyst
10 7 (5.98%) Software QA Tester
11 6 (5.13%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.37%) .NET
2 11 (9.40%) REST
3 10 (8.55%) .NET Framework
3 10 (8.55%) Web Services
4 9 (7.69%) SOAP
5 6 (5.13%) HTML
5 6 (5.13%) JSON
6 5 (4.27%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.27%) HTML5
6 5 (4.27%) WCF
6 5 (4.27%) WPF
7 4 (3.42%) XML
8 3 (2.56%) RESTful
9 1 (0.85%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.85%) CSS
9 1 (0.85%) Lucene
9 1 (0.85%) Node.js
9 1 (0.85%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 11 (9.40%) Mobile App
4 8 (6.84%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (6.84%) Life Science
5 3 (2.56%) W3C
6 2 (1.71%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.85%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.53%) Windows
2 8 (6.84%) Linux
3 7 (5.98%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (5.13%) Unix
5 4 (3.42%) Android
5 4 (3.42%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (48.72%) Test Automation
2 53 (45.30%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (34.19%) Software Testing
4 31 (26.50%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (18.80%) SDLC
6 17 (14.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (12.82%) V-Model
8 14 (11.97%) E-Commerce
8 14 (11.97%) Regression Testing
8 14 (11.97%) Scenario Testing
8 14 (11.97%) Validation
9 12 (10.26%) Defect Management
9 12 (10.26%) User Stories
10 11 (9.40%) Functional Testing
10 11 (9.40%) Non-Functional Testing
10 11 (9.40%) Test Strategy
11 10 (8.55%) Agile Testing
11 10 (8.55%) Manual Testing
11 10 (8.55%) Mathematics
11 10 (8.55%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.37%) SQL
2 22 (18.80%) C#
3 19 (16.24%) Python
4 15 (12.82%) Java
5 14 (11.97%) C++
6 10 (8.55%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.98%) Bash Shell
7 7 (5.98%) Bourne shell
7 7 (5.98%) C
7 7 (5.98%) Delphi
7 7 (5.98%) Perl
7 7 (5.98%) PowerShell
7 7 (5.98%) Tcl
7 7 (5.98%) X++
8 4 (3.42%) MATLAB
8 4 (3.42%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.85%) VB
9 1 (0.85%) VBA
9 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (49.57%) ISTQB
2 36 (30.77%) ISEB
3 23 (19.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (15.38%) Degree
5 3 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.56%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (40.17%) QA
2 5 (4.27%) GAMP
2 5 (4.27%) GMP
3 3 (2.56%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (10.26%) Firmware
2 1 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (6.84%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.56%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 22 (18.80%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.11%) HP
3 9 (7.69%) Oracle
4 7 (5.98%) Atmel
5 6 (5.13%) Cognizant
5 6 (5.13%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.85%) Google
6 1 (0.85%) JD Edwards