Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 16 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 329 441 340
Rank change year-on-year +112 -101 -52
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1,841 814 564
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 0.71% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.75% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 883 634 480
10th Percentile £33,645 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £68,750 £71,825
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,625
% change year-on-year - +3.15% +5.12%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 159,883 108,556 57,895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.81% 94.18% 93.17%
Number of salaries quoted 83,186 73,307 47,022
10th Percentile £34,250 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,750 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.62% +1.36% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,290 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in the UK

Test Scripting
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Scripting.

Salary trend for Test Scripting in the UK

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Scripting over the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in the UK

Test Scripting
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the UK over the 6 months to 16 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +103 1,625 £50,000 - 103
UK excluding London +117 1,137 £45,000 - 84
Work from Home -3 664 £50,000 - 40
London +12 575 £60,000 +8.13% 33
North of England +78 326 £45,000 +9.09% 11
South East +57 300 £47,500 - 22
Midlands +28 163 £44,250 -8.95% 15
North West 0 156 £45,000 +5.88% 5
South West +96 145 £45,041 +5.98% 10
Yorkshire +63 136 £45,000 +12.50% 3
East of England +41 125 £42,500 -10.53% 11
West Midlands +11 120 £43,500 -8.42% 6
Scotland -8 49 £51,858 +59.56% 12
East Midlands +5 43 £46,500 -8.82% 9
North East +17 34 £50,000 +29.03% 3
Wales +4 34 £35,000 -22.22% 3

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, 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 with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 970 (52.69%) Software Testing
2 896 (48.67%) QA
3 828 (44.98%) Test Automation
4 728 (39.54%) Test Strategy
5 714 (38.78%) Agile
6 646 (35.09%) Test Management
7 630 (34.22%) Microsoft
8 601 (32.65%) Social Skills
9 595 (32.32%) Defect Management
10 552 (29.98%) JMeter
11 523 (28.41%) Project Delivery
12 522 (28.35%) Virtual Team
13 508 (27.59%) HP
14 497 (27.00%) Zephyr
15 495 (26.89%) HP ALM
16 488 (26.51%) HP Quality Center
17 462 (25.10%) IBM
18 460 (24.99%) Google
19 454 (24.66%) Rational Quality Manager
20 394 (21.40%) Selenium
20 394 (21.40%) SQL
21 362 (19.66%) Finance
22 335 (18.20%) C#
23 330 (17.93%) Java
24 314 (17.06%) JIRA
25 297 (16.13%) Degree
26 282 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
27 256 (13.91%) BDD
28 253 (13.74%) Python
29 252 (13.69%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 110 (5.98%) Confluence
2 60 (3.26%) IIS
3 49 (2.66%) SharePoint
4 13 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.22%) Kentico
5 4 (0.22%) SAS
5 4 (0.22%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.16%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.16%) CMS
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.054%) Apache
7 1 (0.054%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.054%) Appian
7 1 (0.054%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 57 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (1.74%) MS Visio
3 28 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (1.14%) Chatbot
5 13 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.33%) Simulink
7 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.11%) Sketch
9 1 (0.054%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 36 (1.96%) SAP S/4HANA
2 14 (0.76%) SAP ERP
3 12 (0.65%) SAP BPC
3 12 (0.65%) SAP FI
3 12 (0.65%) SAP Retail
4 11 (0.60%) NetSuite
5 10 (0.54%) SAP SD
6 9 (0.49%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 6 (0.33%) Workday HCM
8 5 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.22%) SAP HCM
9 4 (0.22%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.16%) iTrent
10 3 (0.16%) SAP APO
10 3 (0.16%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.16%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
11 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.11%) SAP LE
Cloud Services
1 125 (6.79%) Azure
2 83 (4.51%) AWS
3 67 (3.64%) GitHub
4 63 (3.42%) Azure DevOps
5 58 (3.15%) SaaS
6 34 (1.85%) Power Platform
7 31 (1.68%) Microsoft 365
8 26 (1.41%) BrowserStack
9 24 (1.30%) BlazeMeter
10 22 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
11 17 (0.92%) Tricentis Tosca
12 16 (0.87%) Serverless
13 14 (0.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 11 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
14 11 (0.60%) Sauce Labs
15 10 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
16 9 (0.49%) GCP
16 9 (0.49%) GitHub Actions
17 7 (0.38%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.72%) TCP/IP
2 44 (2.39%) DHCP
3 41 (2.23%) HTTP
4 38 (2.06%) Wireless
5 28 (1.52%) Broadband
6 23 (1.25%) DNS
7 22 (1.20%) Wireshark
8 21 (1.14%) IMAP
8 21 (1.14%) Network Security
8 21 (1.14%) SSL
8 21 (1.14%) tcpdump
8 21 (1.14%) WebEx
9 5 (0.27%) 5G
9 5 (0.27%) Intranet
10 4 (0.22%) Firewall
11 2 (0.11%) WAN
12 1 (0.054%) 3GPP
12 1 (0.054%) GPRS
12 1 (0.054%) GSM
12 1 (0.054%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (10.65%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.31%) MySQL
3 37 (2.01%) Big Data
4 36 (1.96%) MongoDB
5 34 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
6 31 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (1.58%) Power BI
8 27 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
9 19 (1.03%) Oracle Database
10 18 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (0.87%) Relational Database
12 15 (0.81%) NoSQL
13 13 (0.71%) RDBMS
14 11 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.43%) Data Mining
15 8 (0.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 8 (0.43%) Metadata
15 8 (0.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 7 (0.38%) Redis
17 6 (0.33%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 552 (29.98%) JMeter
2 497 (27.00%) Zephyr
3 454 (24.66%) Rational Quality Manager
4 394 (21.40%) Selenium
5 314 (17.06%) JIRA
6 213 (11.57%) Cucumber
7 174 (9.45%) Jenkins
8 156 (8.47%) Git (software)
9 129 (7.01%) Postman
10 96 (5.21%) Visual Studio
11 94 (5.11%) WebDriver
12 93 (5.05%) SpecFlow
13 80 (4.35%) JUnit
14 74 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
15 64 (3.48%) SoapUI
16 60 (3.26%) Appium
17 53 (2.88%) Cypress.io
18 52 (2.82%) TeamCity
19 50 (2.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 47 (2.55%) NUnit
General
1 601 (32.65%) Social Skills
2 362 (19.66%) Finance
3 214 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
4 112 (6.08%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 87 (4.73%) Electronics
6 79 (4.29%) Games
6 79 (4.29%) Public Sector
7 64 (3.48%) Retail
8 58 (3.15%) Banking
9 55 (2.99%) Law
10 54 (2.93%) Documentation Skills
10 54 (2.93%) Legal
11 50 (2.72%) Telecoms
12 46 (2.50%) Manufacturing
13 39 (2.12%) Marketing
14 35 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
15 32 (1.74%) Automotive
16 28 (1.52%) Presentation Skills
17 20 (1.09%) Back Office
18 17 (0.92%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 468 (25.42%) QA Leader
2 352 (19.12%) Analyst
3 222 (12.06%) Test Engineer
4 201 (10.92%) Tester
5 160 (8.69%) Test Analyst
6 132 (7.17%) Developer
7 107 (5.81%) QA Engineer
8 96 (5.21%) Automation Tester
9 83 (4.51%) Business Analyst
10 80 (4.35%) Software Developer
11 68 (3.69%) Developer in Test
11 68 (3.69%) Software Test Engineer
12 66 (3.59%) Test Automation Engineer
13 60 (3.26%) Test Leader
14 50 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
15 46 (2.50%) Software Tester
16 45 (2.44%) Graduate
17 43 (2.34%) C# Developer
17 43 (2.34%) QA Analyst
17 43 (2.34%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (8.09%) XML
2 148 (8.04%) .NET
3 129 (7.01%) Gherkin
4 116 (6.30%) REST
5 103 (5.59%) JSON
6 98 (5.32%) Web Services
7 89 (4.83%) SOAP
8 74 (4.02%) HTML
9 45 (2.44%) COM
10 44 (2.39%) WPF
11 39 (2.12%) ASP.NET
11 39 (2.12%) CSS
12 37 (2.01%) WebdriverIO
13 35 (1.90%) Node.js
13 35 (1.90%) React
14 34 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
15 33 (1.79%) Behat
16 32 (1.74%) AngularJS
17 28 (1.52%) jQuery
18 25 (1.36%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 522 (28.35%) Virtual Team
2 94 (5.11%) User Experience
3 77 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
4 76 (4.13%) Mobile App
5 59 (3.20%) Management Information System
6 52 (2.82%) Cyberattack
7 43 (2.34%) Cybercrime
8 42 (2.28%) Cyber Defence
9 28 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
10 22 (1.20%) Team-Oriented Environment
11 21 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
12 19 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
12 19 (1.03%) Biotechnology
12 19 (1.03%) Raspberry Pi
13 18 (0.98%) Social Media
14 16 (0.87%) PlayStation
15 15 (0.81%) Wiki
16 13 (0.71%) Hackathon
17 12 (0.65%) Hedge funds
18 11 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 147 (7.98%) Windows
2 143 (7.77%) Linux
3 66 (3.59%) Apple iOS
4 48 (2.61%) Android
5 44 (2.39%) VMS
6 23 (1.25%) Ubuntu
7 22 (1.20%) Unix
8 21 (1.14%) Kali Linux
9 8 (0.43%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.33%) AIX
11 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.11%) CentOS
12 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.054%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.054%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 970 (52.69%) Software Testing
2 828 (44.98%) Test Automation
3 728 (39.54%) Test Strategy
4 714 (38.78%) Agile
5 646 (35.09%) Test Management
6 595 (32.32%) Defect Management
7 523 (28.41%) Project Delivery
8 282 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
9 256 (13.91%) BDD
10 252 (13.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 249 (13.53%) Manual Testing
11 249 (13.53%) Regression Testing
12 233 (12.66%) DevOps
13 217 (11.79%) Functional Testing
14 210 (11.41%) Scenario Testing
15 208 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
16 182 (9.89%) User Stories
17 172 (9.34%) Performance Testing
18 165 (8.96%) CI/CD
19 161 (8.75%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 394 (21.40%) SQL
2 335 (18.20%) C#
3 330 (17.93%) Java
4 253 (13.74%) Python
5 243 (13.20%) JavaScript
6 85 (4.62%) C++
7 64 (3.48%) C
8 62 (3.37%) T-SQL
9 48 (2.61%) PowerShell
10 34 (1.85%) Shell Script
11 28 (1.52%) PHP
12 24 (1.30%) TypeScript
13 22 (1.20%) VB
14 19 (1.03%) VB.NET
15 14 (0.76%) Scala
16 9 (0.49%) ABAP
16 9 (0.49%) Ruby
16 9 (0.49%) VBScript
16 9 (0.49%) XPath
17 8 (0.43%) Bash
Qualifications
1 297 (16.13%) Degree
2 209 (11.35%) ISTQB
3 114 (6.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 109 (5.92%) Security Cleared
5 103 (5.59%) ISEB
6 79 (4.29%) SC Cleared
7 54 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
8 32 (1.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 14 (0.76%) Master's Degree
10 8 (0.43%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.27%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.27%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.11%) CBAP
13 2 (0.11%) IIBA
13 2 (0.11%) PMP
14 1 (0.054%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.054%) CCAB
14 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 896 (48.67%) QA
2 94 (5.11%) Accessibility
3 31 (1.68%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.49%) SLA
5 8 (0.43%) GDPR
5 8 (0.43%) HL7
5 8 (0.43%) WCAG
6 6 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 5 (0.27%) EMIR
8 3 (0.16%) GMP
8 3 (0.16%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.11%) FATCA
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.11%) MiFID
9 2 (0.11%) NCSC
10 1 (0.054%) GAMP
10 1 (0.054%) GxP
10 1 (0.054%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.054%) PMO
System Software
1 59 (3.20%) Active Directory
2 39 (2.12%) Docker
3 23 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.25%) vSphere
4 21 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.054%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 495 (26.89%) HP ALM
2 488 (26.51%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (1.14%) vCenter Server
4 14 (0.76%) Terraform
5 9 (0.49%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.38%) CA Service Virtualization
7 5 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.22%) Ansible
9 3 (0.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 3 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.11%) Perfmon
10 2 (0.11%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.054%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.054%) Kibana
11 1 (0.054%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.054%) Puppet
11 1 (0.054%) SCCM
Vendors
1 630 (34.22%) Microsoft
2 508 (27.59%) HP
3 462 (25.10%) IBM
4 460 (24.99%) Google
5 116 (6.30%) Oracle
6 67 (3.64%) SAP
7 44 (2.39%) ANSYS
7 44 (2.39%) Bloomberg
8 43 (2.34%) Atlassian
9 37 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
10 32 (1.74%) Hitachi
11 25 (1.36%) VMware
12 22 (1.20%) Genesys
13 15 (0.81%) Dynatrace
14 12 (0.65%) Workday
15 9 (0.49%) Apple
15 9 (0.49%) JD Edwards
15 9 (0.49%) Xamarin
16 7 (0.38%) CA
16 7 (0.38%) Ceridian