Period
to 18 February 2019

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 18 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 284 256 210
Rank change year-on-year -28 -46 +25
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1,821 2,259 2,893
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.30% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.41% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,355 1,875 2,404
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%

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 138,154 159,988 159,473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.75% 91.83% 91.32%
Number of salaries quoted 108,975 129,839 131,487
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in the UK

Test Scripting
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in the UK

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting over the 6 months to 18 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019. 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
England -40 1,588 £45,000 +11.11% 354
UK excluding London -34 1,107 £42,500 +6.25% 307
London +42 671 £52,500 - 76
South East -60 329 £42,500 +6.25% 88
North of England -56 272 £41,366 +3.41% 81
North West +5 177 £39,500 -1.25% 35
Midlands -13 167 £35,000 - 44
Scotland +73 144 £40,000 - 19
East of England +20 94 £45,000 +5.88% 29
West Midlands -31 89 £35,000 - 20
Yorkshire -63 80 £42,500 +6.25% 32
East Midlands +35 78 £42,500 +21.43% 24
South West -39 54 £45,000 +5.88% 36
Wales +35 40 £33,173 -9.12% 6
North East -16 13 £42,500 +10.39% 14
Northern Ireland -6 11 £40,000 +33.33% 4

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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 1,214 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 978 (53.71%) Agile Software Development
3 619 (33.99%) QA
4 618 (33.94%) SQL
5 566 (31.08%) Java
6 547 (30.04%) Selenium
7 465 (25.54%) Software Testing
8 430 (23.61%) C#
9 426 (23.39%) Finance
10 390 (21.42%) BDD
11 369 (20.26%) ISTQB
12 350 (19.22%) Cucumber
13 331 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
14 326 (17.90%) Regression Testing
15 312 (17.13%) Degree
16 310 (17.02%) JIRA
16 310 (17.02%) Test Strategy
17 301 (16.53%) User Acceptance Testing
18 299 (16.42%) JavaScript
19 294 (16.14%) ISEB
20 292 (16.04%) Jenkins
21 280 (15.38%) .NET
22 279 (15.32%) TDD
23 277 (15.21%) Scrum
24 262 (14.39%) SDLC
25 254 (13.95%) Manual Testing
26 252 (13.84%) Continuous Integration
27 250 (13.73%) Python
28 248 (13.62%) SQL Server
29 243 (13.34%) Windows

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 82 (4.50%) IIS
2 65 (3.57%) Confluence
3 61 (3.35%) SharePoint
4 29 (1.59%) CMS
5 23 (1.26%) WebSphere
6 16 (0.88%) SAS
7 9 (0.49%) EPiServer
7 9 (0.49%) JBoss
7 9 (0.49%) Tomcat
7 9 (0.49%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (0.38%) Liferay
9 6 (0.33%) Apache
9 6 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.16%) Documentum
11 3 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.11%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.11%) DNN
12 2 (0.11%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 61 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 14 (0.77%) Mingle
7 13 (0.71%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.22%) Maple
8 4 (0.22%) Windchill
9 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 15 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
3 12 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.55%) IntelliMatch
5 8 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.38%) Markit EDM
7 6 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.33%) Infor LN
7 6 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
7 6 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
7 6 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.27%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.27%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 5 (0.27%) SAP FI-CA
8 5 (0.27%) SAP PSCD
9 4 (0.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 77 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (2.47%) SaaS
4 27 (1.48%) GitHub
5 20 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 8 (0.44%) AWS CloudTrail
7 8 (0.44%) AWS CodePipeline
7 8 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (0.44%) BrowserStack
7 8 (0.44%) CloudFront
7 8 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
7 8 (0.44%) OpenShift
7 8 (0.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 8 (0.44%) Serverless
7 8 (0.44%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.54%) HTTP
2 14 (0.77%) Internet
3 7 (0.38%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (0.38%) Wireless
4 6 (0.33%) Bluetooth
4 6 (0.33%) ZigBee
5 5 (0.27%) LAN
5 5 (0.27%) WAN
6 4 (0.22%) 2G
6 4 (0.22%) 3G
6 4 (0.22%) 802.15
6 4 (0.22%) DHCP
6 4 (0.22%) DNS
6 4 (0.22%) Firewall
6 4 (0.22%) ICMP
6 4 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (0.22%) Network Security
7 3 (0.16%) FTP
7 3 (0.16%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (13.62%) SQL Server
2 53 (2.91%) Relational Database
3 38 (2.09%) Big Data
4 34 (1.87%) MySQL
5 33 (1.81%) MongoDB
6 28 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (1.37%) DB2
8 21 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
9 17 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (0.88%) Oracle Database
10 16 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
11 10 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (0.44%) GIS
12 8 (0.44%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.38%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (0.33%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 547 (30.04%) Selenium
2 350 (19.22%) Cucumber
3 310 (17.02%) JIRA
4 292 (16.04%) Jenkins
5 186 (10.21%) SpecFlow
6 175 (9.61%) Git (software)
7 167 (9.17%) WebDriver
8 138 (7.58%) SoapUI
9 120 (6.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 98 (5.38%) TeamCity
11 94 (5.16%) NUnit
12 91 (5.00%) JMeter
13 89 (4.89%) JUnit
14 75 (4.12%) Maven
15 67 (3.68%) Visual Studio
16 61 (3.35%) Appium
17 57 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 55 (3.02%) WATIR
19 44 (2.42%) TestRail
20 41 (2.25%) Protractor
General
1 426 (23.39%) Finance
2 132 (7.25%) Banking
3 76 (4.17%) Retail
4 65 (3.57%) Games
5 45 (2.47%) Marketing
6 42 (2.31%) Telecoms
7 41 (2.25%) Electronics
8 33 (1.81%) Manufacturing
9 30 (1.65%) Investment Banking
10 28 (1.54%) Advertising
11 26 (1.43%) Law
12 21 (1.15%) Retail Banking
13 17 (0.93%) Back Office
13 17 (0.93%) Publishing
14 15 (0.82%) Legal
15 12 (0.66%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.55%) Front Office
17 9 (0.49%) Aerospace
17 9 (0.49%) Automotive
18 8 (0.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 701 (38.50%) Analyst
2 456 (25.04%) Test Analyst
3 370 (20.32%) Test Engineer
4 320 (17.57%) Tester
5 210 (11.53%) Developer
6 168 (9.23%) Automation Tester
7 156 (8.57%) Software Test Engineer
8 152 (8.35%) Test Automation Engineer
9 136 (7.47%) QA Analyst
10 125 (6.86%) Developer in Test
11 113 (6.21%) Software Tester
12 110 (6.04%) Business Analyst
13 97 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
13 97 (5.33%) Software Engineer
14 91 (5.00%) QA Engineer
14 91 (5.00%) Test Leader
15 87 (4.78%) Automation Test Analyst
15 87 (4.78%) Development Engineer
15 87 (4.78%) Software Developer
16 83 (4.56%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (15.38%) .NET
2 233 (12.80%) XML
3 186 (10.21%) Gherkin
4 172 (9.45%) Web Services
5 145 (7.96%) JSON
6 142 (7.80%) REST
7 125 (6.86%) HTML
8 110 (6.04%) SOAP
9 98 (5.38%) CSS
10 77 (4.23%) ASP.NET Web API
11 62 (3.40%) ASP.NET
12 41 (2.25%) Middleware
13 37 (2.03%) Spring
14 35 (1.92%) AngularJS
15 34 (1.87%) J2EE
16 33 (1.81%) Behat
17 27 (1.48%) .NET Framework
18 25 (1.37%) jQuery
19 24 (1.32%) React
20 22 (1.21%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 219 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 80 (4.39%) Fintech
4 78 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
5 47 (2.58%) User Experience
6 43 (2.36%) Client/Server
7 30 (1.65%) Management Information System
8 22 (1.21%) SWIFT
9 21 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.15%) Mainframe
10 19 (1.04%) Life Science
11 15 (0.82%) AS400
12 13 (0.71%) Derivative
12 13 (0.71%) Driving Licence
13 12 (0.66%) Data Centre
13 12 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
14 11 (0.60%) PMI
15 10 (0.55%) Data Structures
15 10 (0.55%) OTC Derivatives
16 9 (0.49%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 243 (13.34%) Windows
2 137 (7.52%) Linux
3 94 (5.16%) Unix
4 40 (2.20%) Android
5 33 (1.81%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.44%) Solaris
7 7 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.22%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.16%) AIX
9 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.16%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.16%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.16%) zOS
10 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,214 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 978 (53.71%) Agile Software Development
3 465 (25.54%) Software Testing
4 390 (21.42%) BDD
5 331 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
6 326 (17.90%) Regression Testing
7 310 (17.02%) Test Strategy
8 301 (16.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 279 (15.32%) TDD
10 277 (15.21%) Scrum
11 262 (14.39%) SDLC
12 254 (13.95%) Manual Testing
13 252 (13.84%) Continuous Integration
14 216 (11.86%) Functional Testing
15 206 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
16 195 (10.71%) User Stories
17 180 (9.88%) Waterfall
18 166 (9.12%) API Testing
18 166 (9.12%) SDET
19 164 (9.01%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 618 (33.94%) SQL
2 566 (31.08%) Java
3 430 (23.61%) C#
4 299 (16.42%) JavaScript
5 250 (13.73%) Python
6 124 (6.81%) PowerShell
7 109 (5.99%) Ruby
8 73 (4.01%) C
9 53 (2.91%) C++
10 51 (2.80%) PHP
11 41 (2.25%) Perl
12 37 (2.03%) T-SQL
13 30 (1.65%) VBScript
14 29 (1.59%) VB
15 24 (1.32%) Shell Script
16 21 (1.15%) Bash Shell
17 20 (1.10%) Go
17 20 (1.10%) PL/SQL
18 17 (0.93%) Scala
18 17 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 369 (20.26%) ISTQB
2 312 (17.13%) Degree
3 294 (16.14%) ISEB
4 190 (10.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 70 (3.84%) Security Cleared
6 54 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
7 47 (2.58%) SC Cleared
8 20 (1.10%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.60%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.49%) DBS Check
10 9 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 9 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.27%) CEH
12 5 (0.27%) CFA
12 5 (0.27%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.27%) MCSA
12 5 (0.27%) MCSE
13 4 (0.22%) CISSP
13 4 (0.22%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 619 (33.99%) QA
2 21 (1.15%) SEPA
2 21 (1.15%) SLA
3 17 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.82%) ISO 9000
5 14 (0.77%) ISO 20022
5 14 (0.77%) TARGET2
6 13 (0.71%) PMO
7 12 (0.66%) GDPR
8 6 (0.33%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.22%) Basel III
9 4 (0.22%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.22%) MiFID
10 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.055%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.055%) COBIT
12 1 (0.055%) GAAP
12 1 (0.055%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 89 (4.89%) Active Directory
2 39 (2.14%) Docker
3 11 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.16%) Firmware
7 2 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 78 (4.28%) HP Quality Center
2 57 (3.13%) HP ALM
3 39 (2.14%) Puppet
4 38 (2.09%) Ansible
5 29 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (0.99%) Kubernetes
7 13 (0.71%) Salt
8 8 (0.44%) Mesos
8 8 (0.44%) rkt
8 8 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (0.44%) Terraform
9 3 (0.16%) Control-M
10 2 (0.11%) CA Service Virtualization
10 2 (0.11%) HP Fortify
10 2 (0.11%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.055%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.055%) Nessus
11 1 (0.055%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 195 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 129 (7.08%) Oracle
3 93 (5.11%) HP
4 77 (4.23%) SAP
5 53 (2.91%) IBM
6 38 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
7 24 (1.32%) Workday
8 22 (1.21%) Atlassian
8 22 (1.21%) Google
9 20 (1.10%) Calypso
9 20 (1.10%) Cognizant
10 19 (1.04%) Sage
11 16 (0.88%) Remedy
12 14 (0.77%) Telerik
13 13 (0.71%) WorldPay
14 12 (0.66%) JDA
14 12 (0.66%) Sitecore
14 12 (0.66%) VMware
15 10 (0.55%) Adobe
15 10 (0.55%) FIS