Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 269 176 218
Rank change year-on-year -93 +42 +38
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 87 191 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 0.73% 1.62% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.82% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 68 164 215
Thames Valley median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £28,250 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £57,500 £52,000
South East median annual salary £42,500 £38,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% -1.84%

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 10,685 10,470 13,547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 90.08% 88.62% 90.10%
Number of salaries quoted 8,838 8,311 10,790
Thames Valley median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,675 £27,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -76 50 £37,500 -11.76% 16
Buckinghamshire -3 25 £47,500 +26.67% 3
Oxfordshire -32 11 £42,500 +3.03% 5
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 56 (64.37%) Test Automation
2 43 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (41.38%) ISTQB
3 36 (41.38%) JIRA
4 34 (39.08%) Software Testing
5 30 (34.48%) QA
6 29 (33.33%) Selenium
7 26 (29.89%) C#
8 22 (25.29%) JavaScript
8 22 (25.29%) .NET
8 22 (25.29%) ISEB
8 22 (25.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 20 (22.99%) Python
9 20 (22.99%) Confluence
10 19 (21.84%) Jenkins
10 19 (21.84%) Degree
10 19 (21.84%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (20.69%) Git (software)
12 15 (17.24%) HTML
12 15 (17.24%) Microsoft
12 15 (17.24%) REST
12 15 (17.24%) SDLC
13 14 (16.09%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (16.09%) SQL Server
14 13 (14.94%) Finance
14 13 (14.94%) Scrum
14 13 (14.94%) E-Commerce
14 13 (14.94%) Mathematics
14 13 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (13.79%) 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 20 (22.99%) Confluence
2 1 (1.15%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.15%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.15%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (4.60%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (4.60%) HFM
3 3 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.15%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.75%) Serverless
3 2 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.05%) Bluetooth
2 6 (6.90%) 2G
2 6 (6.90%) 3G
2 6 (6.90%) 802.15
2 6 (6.90%) DHCP
2 6 (6.90%) DNS
2 6 (6.90%) ICMP
2 6 (6.90%) LAN
2 6 (6.90%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.90%) WAN
2 6 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (6.90%) Wireless
2 6 (6.90%) ZigBee
3 4 (4.60%) Internet
4 2 (2.30%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (1.15%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.90%) Essbase
3 4 (4.60%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (4.60%) Oracle Smart View
4 2 (2.30%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (41.38%) JIRA
2 29 (33.33%) Selenium
3 19 (21.84%) Jenkins
4 18 (20.69%) Git (software)
5 11 (12.64%) Cucumber
6 9 (10.34%) WebDriver
7 8 (9.20%) Subversion
8 7 (8.05%) Robot Framework
9 6 (6.90%) Mercurial
9 6 (6.90%) TeamCity
10 5 (5.75%) Bugzilla
10 5 (5.75%) Eclipse
10 5 (5.75%) HP UFT
10 5 (5.75%) SpecFlow
11 4 (4.60%) Appium
11 4 (4.60%) Bitbucket
11 4 (4.60%) SoapUI
11 4 (4.60%) Visual Studio
12 3 (3.45%) PyCharm
12 3 (3.45%) TestRail
General
1 13 (14.94%) Finance
2 7 (8.05%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (6.90%) Automotive
4 3 (3.45%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.45%) Billing
4 3 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.30%) Marketing
5 2 (2.30%) Retail
6 1 (1.15%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 21 (24.14%) Analyst
1 21 (24.14%) Test Engineer
2 16 (18.39%) Test Analyst
3 14 (16.09%) Developer
4 13 (14.94%) Tester
5 11 (12.64%) QA Engineer
5 11 (12.64%) Software Test Engineer
6 7 (8.05%) QA Automation Engineer
6 7 (8.05%) Software Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) Automation Tester
7 6 (6.90%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.90%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Author
8 5 (5.75%) Development Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Junior
8 5 (5.75%) Junior Software Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Junior Software Test Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Software Development Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Software Tester
8 5 (5.75%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (25.29%) .NET
2 15 (17.24%) HTML
2 15 (17.24%) REST
3 11 (12.64%) Web Services
4 10 (11.49%) .NET Framework
4 10 (11.49%) SOAP
5 8 (9.20%) HTML5
6 6 (6.90%) 802.1X
7 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET
7 5 (5.75%) WCF
7 5 (5.75%) WPF
8 4 (4.60%) CSS
8 4 (4.60%) Node.js
8 4 (4.60%) React
9 3 (3.45%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.45%) CSS3
9 3 (3.45%) LESS
9 3 (3.45%) Sass
10 2 (2.30%) Gherkin
10 2 (2.30%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.09%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.20%) Mobile App
3 7 (8.05%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (5.75%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.75%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.75%) Life Science
5 3 (3.45%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (3.45%) User Experience
6 2 (2.30%) Replication
7 1 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.15%) Robotics
7 1 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.90%) Linux
1 6 (6.90%) Unix
2 5 (5.75%) Android
3 3 (3.45%) Windows
3 3 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (64.37%) Test Automation
2 43 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (39.08%) Software Testing
4 19 (21.84%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (17.24%) SDLC
6 13 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (14.94%) E-Commerce
6 13 (14.94%) Mathematics
6 13 (14.94%) Scrum
7 12 (13.79%) Test Management
7 12 (13.79%) User Stories
8 11 (12.64%) Functional Testing
9 10 (11.49%) Microservices
9 10 (11.49%) Test Strategy
10 9 (10.34%) BDD
10 9 (10.34%) Scenario Testing
10 9 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (10.34%) V-Model
11 7 (8.05%) Kanban
11 7 (8.05%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (29.89%) C#
2 22 (25.29%) JavaScript
3 20 (22.99%) Python
4 11 (12.64%) Java
5 9 (10.34%) SQL
6 7 (8.05%) Bourne shell
6 7 (8.05%) Delphi
7 6 (6.90%) Bash Shell
7 6 (6.90%) PHP
7 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.45%) C++
8 3 (3.45%) MATLAB
8 3 (3.45%) X++
9 2 (2.30%) Java 8
10 1 (1.15%) Scala
10 1 (1.15%) VB
10 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (41.38%) ISTQB
2 22 (25.29%) ISEB
2 22 (25.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 19 (21.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (34.48%) QA
2 5 (5.75%) GAMP
2 5 (5.75%) GMP
System Software
1 5 (5.75%) Firmware
2 1 (1.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) HP ALM
2 4 (4.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.64%) Oracle
3 10 (11.49%) HP
4 8 (9.20%) Cognizant
4 8 (9.20%) Hyperion
5 6 (6.90%) Atlassian
5 6 (6.90%) Remedy
6 1 (1.15%) Google
6 1 (1.15%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.15%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com