Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 223 151 296
Rank change year-on-year -72 +145 -87
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 145 252 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 1.11% 2.04% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 2.32% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 154 203 129
Thames Valley median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.64% +0.61%
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,100 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,775 £57,000 £50,500
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -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 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 11,582 10,853 14,945
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 88.77% 88.06% 88.57%
Number of salaries quoted 9,382 8,644 12,098
Thames Valley median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £28,757 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -35 102 £42,500 - 7
Buckinghamshire -35 25 £37,500 +15.38% 8
Oxfordshire -54 20 £37,500 +6.38% 4
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 71 (48.97%) ISTQB
2 66 (45.52%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (43.45%) QA
4 62 (42.76%) Test Automation
5 55 (37.93%) SQL
6 34 (23.45%) Windows
7 33 (22.76%) Finance
8 32 (22.07%) Software Testing
9 30 (20.69%) ISEB
9 30 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (20.00%) Selenium
10 29 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 27 (18.62%) Regression Testing
12 26 (17.93%) Java
12 26 (17.93%) JIRA
13 25 (17.24%) Computer Science
13 25 (17.24%) Linux
14 24 (16.55%) SQL Server
15 23 (15.86%) C++
15 23 (15.86%) Microsoft
15 23 (15.86%) Open Source
15 23 (15.86%) SoapUI
16 22 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
16 22 (15.17%) SDLC
16 22 (15.17%) Degree
16 22 (15.17%) HP
17 21 (14.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 20 (13.79%) Functional Testing
18 20 (13.79%) WebDriver
19 19 (13.10%) Test Management

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 3 (2.07%) Confluence
2 1 (0.69%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.69%) SAS
2 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (4.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (11.03%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.69%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.69%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.76%) Firewall
1 4 (2.76%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (2.76%) LAN
1 4 (2.76%) Network Security
1 4 (2.76%) VPN
1 4 (2.76%) WAN
2 2 (1.38%) HTTP
2 2 (1.38%) SSL
3 1 (0.69%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (0.69%) Internet
3 1 (0.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.14%) MySQL
3 2 (1.38%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.69%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.69%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 29 (20.00%) Selenium
2 26 (17.93%) JIRA
3 23 (15.86%) SoapUI
4 20 (13.79%) WebDriver
5 17 (11.72%) Git (software)
6 15 (10.34%) Subversion
7 12 (8.28%) Cucumber
7 12 (8.28%) JMeter
8 11 (7.59%) Jenkins
9 10 (6.90%) HP UFT
10 7 (4.83%) TestComplete
11 6 (4.14%) LoadRunner
11 6 (4.14%) SpecFlow
11 6 (4.14%) Visual Studio
12 4 (2.76%) FitNesse
12 4 (2.76%) JBehave
12 4 (2.76%) LabVIEW
12 4 (2.76%) Maven
13 3 (2.07%) GitLab
13 3 (2.07%) Gradle
General
1 33 (22.76%) Finance
2 16 (11.03%) Billing
3 8 (5.52%) Retail
4 7 (4.83%) Advertising
4 7 (4.83%) Automotive
5 6 (4.14%) Digital Economy
6 5 (3.45%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.76%) Aerospace
8 3 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (2.07%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.38%) Electronics
10 1 (0.69%) Banking
10 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (31.03%) Analyst
2 36 (24.83%) Test Analyst
3 22 (15.17%) Test Engineer
4 20 (13.79%) QA Analyst
4 20 (13.79%) Tester
5 17 (11.72%) Software Tester
6 16 (11.03%) Developer
6 16 (11.03%) Dynamics AX Developer
7 15 (10.34%) QA Test Analyst
8 13 (8.97%) .NET Developer
8 13 (8.97%) Consultant
8 13 (8.97%) Embedded Engineer
8 13 (8.97%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 13 (8.97%) Software Engineer
9 11 (7.59%) Senior Developer
10 10 (6.90%) Senior .NET Developer
11 9 (6.21%) QA Engineer
11 9 (6.21%) QA Tester
11 9 (6.21%) Software Test Engineer
12 8 (5.52%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.10%) .NET
2 15 (10.34%) Web Services
3 10 (6.90%) XML
4 8 (5.52%) HTML
5 6 (4.14%) SOAP
6 5 (3.45%) CSS
7 4 (2.76%) JSON
7 4 (2.76%) REST
8 3 (2.07%) Ajax
8 3 (2.07%) CSS3
8 3 (2.07%) HTML5
8 3 (2.07%) jQuery
8 3 (2.07%) RESTful
8 3 (2.07%) XHTML
8 3 (2.07%) XML Messaging
9 2 (1.38%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.38%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.69%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.69%) Node.js
10 1 (0.69%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.24%) Computer Science
2 22 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.83%) Life Science
4 7 (4.83%) Mobile App
5 6 (4.14%) Algorithms
5 6 (4.14%) Client/Server
5 6 (4.14%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.14%) W3C
6 5 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.07%) User Experience
8 2 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.38%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.69%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 34 (23.45%) Windows
2 25 (17.24%) Linux
3 13 (8.97%) Embedded Linux
3 13 (8.97%) Unix
4 9 (6.21%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (45.52%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (42.76%) Test Automation
3 32 (22.07%) Software Testing
4 30 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 27 (18.62%) Regression Testing
7 23 (15.86%) Open Source
8 22 (15.17%) SDLC
9 20 (13.79%) Functional Testing
10 19 (13.10%) Test Management
11 18 (12.41%) Test Strategy
12 17 (11.72%) Defect Management
12 17 (11.72%) Non-Functional Testing
12 17 (11.72%) Validation
13 16 (11.03%) High Availability
14 15 (10.34%) Scenario Testing
14 15 (10.34%) V-Model
15 14 (9.66%) User Stories
16 13 (8.97%) Agile Testing
16 13 (8.97%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 55 (37.93%) SQL
2 26 (17.93%) Java
3 23 (15.86%) C++
4 16 (11.03%) X++
5 15 (10.34%) C
6 13 (8.97%) Tcl
7 12 (8.28%) C#
7 12 (8.28%) Shell Script
8 11 (7.59%) Python
9 8 (5.52%) T-SQL
10 7 (4.83%) Bash Shell
10 7 (4.83%) Perl
10 7 (4.83%) PowerShell
11 5 (3.45%) JavaScript
12 4 (2.76%) MATLAB
12 4 (2.76%) Ruby
13 2 (1.38%) Bourne shell
13 2 (1.38%) Delphi
13 2 (1.38%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 71 (48.97%) ISTQB
2 30 (20.69%) ISEB
3 22 (15.17%) Degree
4 21 (14.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (7.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (4.14%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.14%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.76%) CISM
7 4 (2.76%) CISSP
8 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (43.45%) QA
2 6 (4.14%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.38%) GAMP
3 2 (1.38%) GMP
4 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (8.97%) Firmware
2 2 (1.38%) Docker
2 2 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 12 (8.28%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (5.52%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.69%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (15.86%) Microsoft
2 22 (15.17%) HP
3 13 (8.97%) Atmel
4 3 (2.07%) White Clarke
5 2 (1.38%) Google
5 2 (1.38%) Oracle
5 2 (1.38%) Perfecto Mobile
5 2 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.69%) SAP