Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 274 219 184
Rank change year-on-year -55 -35 +89
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 74 138 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.68% 1.12% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.25% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 63 128 211
Thames Valley median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,275 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £67,875 £52,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £38,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +6.67%

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 10,005 11,003 12,738
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 91.60% 89.25% 90.13%
Number of salaries quoted 8,033 8,766 10,059
Thames Valley median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -58 37 £40,000 -6.98% 11
Oxfordshire +25 21 £36,250 -6.45% 4
Buckinghamshire +6 15 £47,500 +15.15% 4
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 50 (67.57%) Test Automation
2 28 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (35.14%) C#
3 26 (35.14%) Software Testing
4 21 (28.38%) JIRA
4 21 (28.38%) QA
4 21 (28.38%) Selenium
4 21 (28.38%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (27.03%) ISTQB
5 20 (27.03%) JavaScript
6 18 (24.32%) Mathematics
6 18 (24.32%) Degree
7 17 (22.97%) Git (software)
8 15 (20.27%) Computer Science
8 15 (20.27%) Python
9 14 (18.92%) HTML
9 14 (18.92%) Confluence
9 14 (18.92%) Jenkins
10 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (16.22%) WebDriver
10 12 (16.22%) SQL Server
11 11 (14.86%) Oracle
11 11 (14.86%) Linux
11 11 (14.86%) Scrum
12 10 (13.51%) Regression Testing
12 10 (13.51%) .NET
12 10 (13.51%) Java
12 10 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (13.51%) Functional Testing
12 10 (13.51%) Continuous Integration

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 14 (18.92%) Confluence
2 3 (4.05%) CMS
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (5.41%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (2.70%) Demantra
3 2 (2.70%) HFM
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle ASCP
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (1.35%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Serverless
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.16%) Wireless
2 7 (9.46%) Bluetooth
3 6 (8.11%) 2G
3 6 (8.11%) 3G
3 6 (8.11%) 802.15
3 6 (8.11%) DHCP
3 6 (8.11%) DNS
3 6 (8.11%) ICMP
3 6 (8.11%) LAN
3 6 (8.11%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.11%) WAN
3 6 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (8.11%) ZigBee
4 3 (4.05%) LTE
5 2 (2.70%) Internet
6 1 (1.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) Essbase
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (28.38%) JIRA
1 21 (28.38%) Selenium
2 17 (22.97%) Git (software)
3 14 (18.92%) Jenkins
4 12 (16.22%) WebDriver
5 9 (12.16%) Cucumber
5 9 (12.16%) SpecFlow
5 9 (12.16%) Subversion
6 7 (9.46%) Eclipse
7 6 (8.11%) Appium
7 6 (8.11%) Mercurial
7 6 (8.11%) Visual Studio
8 5 (6.76%) PyCharm
8 5 (6.76%) Robot Framework
8 5 (6.76%) Sahi
8 5 (6.76%) Sikuli
8 5 (6.76%) UI Automator
9 4 (5.41%) Bugzilla
9 4 (5.41%) HP UFT
9 4 (5.41%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (8.11%) Marketing
2 5 (6.76%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.41%) Finance
4 3 (4.05%) Advertising
4 3 (4.05%) Automotive
4 3 (4.05%) Electronics
4 3 (4.05%) Publishing
4 3 (4.05%) Retail
5 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.35%) Games
6 1 (1.35%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 20 (27.03%) Test Engineer
2 18 (24.32%) Analyst
3 14 (18.92%) Software Test Engineer
4 12 (16.22%) Developer
4 12 (16.22%) Test Analyst
5 8 (10.81%) Tester
6 7 (9.46%) Software Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) QA Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Support Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Development Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Junior
8 5 (6.76%) Software Development Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Test Automation Developer
8 5 (6.76%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Test Development Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) Automation Tester
9 4 (5.41%) Junior Software Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) Junior Software Test Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Integration Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Software Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.92%) HTML
2 10 (13.51%) .NET
3 9 (12.16%) REST
4 8 (10.81%) React
4 8 (10.81%) SOAP
5 7 (9.46%) HTML5
6 6 (8.11%) 802.1X
7 5 (6.76%) Web Services
8 4 (5.41%) .NET Framework
8 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET
8 4 (5.41%) WCF
8 4 (5.41%) WPF
9 3 (4.05%) AngularJS
9 3 (4.05%) CSS
9 3 (4.05%) CSS3
9 3 (4.05%) Gherkin
9 3 (4.05%) LESS
9 3 (4.05%) Node.js
9 3 (4.05%) Sass
10 2 (2.70%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.81%) Life Science
3 7 (9.46%) Mobile App
3 7 (9.46%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.05%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (4.05%) User Experience
5 2 (2.70%) Replication
6 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.86%) Linux
2 7 (9.46%) Android
3 6 (8.11%) Unix
4 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (67.57%) Test Automation
2 28 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (35.14%) Software Testing
4 21 (28.38%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (24.32%) Mathematics
6 15 (20.27%) Computer Science
7 11 (14.86%) Scrum
8 10 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (13.51%) Functional Testing
8 10 (13.51%) Regression Testing
8 10 (13.51%) Test Management
9 9 (12.16%) Analytics
9 9 (12.16%) Integration Testing
9 9 (12.16%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (12.16%) Web Development
10 8 (10.81%) BDD
10 8 (10.81%) E-Commerce
10 8 (10.81%) Load Testing
10 8 (10.81%) Security Testing
10 8 (10.81%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 26 (35.14%) C#
2 20 (27.03%) JavaScript
3 15 (20.27%) Python
4 10 (13.51%) Java
5 8 (10.81%) SQL
6 7 (9.46%) Bash Shell
6 7 (9.46%) PowerShell
7 6 (8.11%) PHP
8 2 (2.70%) Bourne shell
8 2 (2.70%) Delphi
8 2 (2.70%) Java 8
9 1 (1.35%) C
9 1 (1.35%) C++
9 1 (1.35%) Perl
9 1 (1.35%) Ruby
9 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (27.03%) ISTQB
2 18 (24.32%) Degree
3 10 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (8.11%) ISEB
5 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (28.38%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.35%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (14.86%) Oracle
2 9 (12.16%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.81%) HP
4 6 (8.11%) Atlassian
4 6 (8.11%) Remedy
5 4 (5.41%) Cognizant
5 4 (5.41%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.35%) GUPTA
6 1 (1.35%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.35%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com