Period
to 16 December 2018

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

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 282 260 224
Rank change year-on-year -22 -36 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1,877 2,416 2,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 1.36% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.48% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,363 1,959 2,425
UK median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,150 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £58,750
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 144,874 163,724 169,145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.60% 91.89% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 114,516 130,082 140,302
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 16 December 2018.

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 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
England -36 1,643 £45,000 +7.14% 284
UK excluding London -67 1,108 £42,500 +6.25% 229
London +35 699 £50,000 - 83
South East -84 310 £42,500 +9.68% 50
North of England -48 306 £40,000 - 70
North West -21 204 £37,500 -11.76% 39
Midlands -47 150 £38,132 +3.76% 31
Scotland +18 129 £41,750 +11.33% 21
Yorkshire -56 92 £42,500 +0.59% 20
East of England -4 91 £45,000 - 25
West Midlands -52 81 £37,500 +1.35% 16
South West -26 76 £40,000 - 25
East Midlands +24 69 £42,500 +16.44% 15
Wales +5 36 £30,000 -25.00% 6
Northern Ireland -7 13 £40,000 +33.33% 1
North East -25 10 £37,500 - 11

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

1 1,191 (63.45%) Test Automation
2 983 (52.37%) Agile Software Development
3 602 (32.07%) SQL
4 579 (30.85%) QA
5 553 (29.46%) Selenium
6 544 (28.98%) Java
7 463 (24.67%) Finance
8 451 (24.03%) C#
9 406 (21.63%) Software Testing
10 366 (19.50%) BDD
11 348 (18.54%) ISTQB
12 326 (17.37%) Degree
13 325 (17.31%) Cucumber
14 315 (16.78%) Regression Testing
15 313 (16.68%) Scenario Testing
16 308 (16.41%) JavaScript
17 305 (16.25%) User Acceptance Testing
18 299 (15.93%) JIRA
19 295 (15.72%) Scrum
20 291 (15.50%) ISEB
21 282 (15.02%) SDLC
22 277 (14.76%) Jenkins
23 272 (14.49%) Test Strategy
24 270 (14.38%) .NET
25 260 (13.85%) Manual Testing
26 258 (13.75%) TDD
27 253 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
28 250 (13.32%) Python
29 237 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
30 235 (12.52%) SQL Server

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 69 (3.68%) IIS
2 68 (3.62%) Confluence
3 53 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 28 (1.49%) CMS
5 18 (0.96%) WebSphere
6 13 (0.69%) Apache
6 13 (0.69%) SAS
7 12 (0.64%) JBoss
8 11 (0.59%) Apache Solr
9 10 (0.53%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.48%) Skype for Business
11 8 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (0.43%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.37%) EPiServer
12 7 (0.37%) Liferay
13 6 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.27%) GemFire
15 4 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 54 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.69%) Mingle
5 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.21%) Windchill
8 3 (0.16%) InVision
9 2 (0.11%) Maple
10 1 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.59%) Oracle Assets
4 11 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
4 11 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
4 11 (0.59%) Oracle General Ledger
4 11 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
4 11 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
4 11 (0.59%) SAP Hybris
5 10 (0.53%) IntelliMatch
6 9 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
7 8 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
7 8 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
8 6 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
9 4 (0.21%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 4 (0.21%) SAP FI-CA
9 4 (0.21%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 81 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (2.56%) SaaS
4 23 (1.23%) Serverless
5 21 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
7 12 (0.64%) GitHub
8 10 (0.53%) Office 365
9 9 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 9 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 9 (0.48%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (0.48%) AWS CloudTrail
9 9 (0.48%) AWS CodePipeline
9 9 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (0.48%) Azure Functions
9 9 (0.48%) CloudFront
9 9 (0.48%) SoftLayer
9 9 (0.48%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.86%) HTTP
2 13 (0.69%) Internet
3 10 (0.53%) 3G
3 10 (0.53%) Wireless
4 9 (0.48%) Intranet
4 9 (0.48%) LAN
4 9 (0.48%) Skype
5 8 (0.43%) Bluetooth
5 8 (0.43%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.43%) WAN
5 8 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (0.37%) ATM
6 7 (0.37%) LTE
7 6 (0.32%) 2G
7 6 (0.32%) 802.15
7 6 (0.32%) DHCP
7 6 (0.32%) DNS
7 6 (0.32%) ICMP
7 6 (0.32%) ZigBee
8 5 (0.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (12.52%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.25%) Relational Database
3 36 (1.92%) Big Data
3 36 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
4 28 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (1.49%) MongoDB
5 27 (1.44%) MySQL
6 26 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (0.96%) Oracle Database
8 17 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (0.85%) DB2
9 16 (0.85%) NoSQL
9 16 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
11 12 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
12 11 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (0.43%) SAP HANA
14 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 553 (29.46%) Selenium
2 325 (17.31%) Cucumber
3 299 (15.93%) JIRA
4 277 (14.76%) Jenkins
5 178 (9.48%) Git (software)
6 174 (9.27%) WebDriver
7 157 (8.36%) SpecFlow
8 123 (6.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 113 (6.02%) SoapUI
10 99 (5.27%) TeamCity
11 95 (5.06%) NUnit
12 87 (4.64%) JMeter
12 87 (4.64%) JUnit
13 81 (4.32%) Visual Studio
14 70 (3.73%) Maven
15 68 (3.62%) Appium
16 53 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 46 (2.45%) WATIR
18 39 (2.08%) WatiN
19 36 (1.92%) LoadRunner
General
1 463 (24.67%) Finance
2 142 (7.57%) Banking
3 99 (5.27%) Retail
4 66 (3.52%) Games
5 44 (2.34%) Electronics
6 40 (2.13%) Marketing
7 33 (1.76%) Telecoms
8 30 (1.60%) Investment Banking
9 29 (1.55%) Law
10 23 (1.23%) Retail Banking
11 22 (1.17%) Advertising
12 18 (0.96%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.85%) Publishing
14 14 (0.75%) Legal
15 13 (0.69%) Back Office
16 9 (0.48%) Automotive
16 9 (0.48%) Military
17 8 (0.43%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.43%) Front Office
18 6 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 719 (38.31%) Analyst
2 458 (24.40%) Test Analyst
3 362 (19.29%) Tester
4 323 (17.21%) Test Engineer
5 208 (11.08%) Developer
6 175 (9.32%) Automation Tester
7 136 (7.25%) Software Test Engineer
8 133 (7.09%) Software Tester
9 128 (6.82%) Business Analyst
10 117 (6.23%) Test Automation Engineer
11 116 (6.18%) Developer in Test
12 113 (6.02%) QA Analyst
13 106 (5.65%) Software Engineer
14 94 (5.01%) QA Engineer
15 89 (4.74%) Development Engineer
16 85 (4.53%) Test Development Engineer
17 84 (4.48%) Software Development Engineer
18 80 (4.26%) Test Leader
19 78 (4.16%) Automation Test Analyst
20 77 (4.10%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (14.38%) .NET
2 202 (10.76%) XML
3 175 (9.32%) Gherkin
4 171 (9.11%) Web Services
5 140 (7.46%) REST
6 129 (6.87%) HTML
7 127 (6.77%) JSON
8 102 (5.43%) CSS
9 96 (5.11%) SOAP
10 67 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
11 64 (3.41%) ASP.NET
12 51 (2.72%) AngularJS
13 43 (2.29%) Middleware
14 40 (2.13%) RESTful
15 39 (2.08%) HTML5
16 37 (1.97%) Spring
17 31 (1.65%) .NET Framework
18 30 (1.60%) Behat
18 30 (1.60%) J2EE
18 30 (1.60%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 237 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (4.74%) Self-Motivation
3 79 (4.21%) Mobile App
4 75 (4.00%) Fintech
5 61 (3.25%) User Experience
6 32 (1.70%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.17%) Mainframe
8 20 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (0.85%) Derivative
10 15 (0.80%) Client/Server
10 15 (0.80%) Data Centre
10 15 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
10 15 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
11 14 (0.75%) AS400
11 14 (0.75%) Life Science
11 14 (0.75%) SWIFT
12 12 (0.64%) e-Learning
13 11 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (0.59%) OTC Derivatives
14 10 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 215 (11.45%) Windows
2 171 (9.11%) Linux
3 106 (5.65%) Unix
4 44 (2.34%) Android
5 41 (2.18%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.43%) Solaris
8 6 (0.32%) AIX
9 4 (0.21%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.11%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.053%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.053%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.053%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,191 (63.45%) Test Automation
2 983 (52.37%) Agile Software Development
3 406 (21.63%) Software Testing
4 366 (19.50%) BDD
5 315 (16.78%) Regression Testing
6 313 (16.68%) Scenario Testing
7 305 (16.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 295 (15.72%) Scrum
9 282 (15.02%) SDLC
10 272 (14.49%) Test Strategy
11 260 (13.85%) Manual Testing
12 258 (13.75%) TDD
13 253 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
14 200 (10.66%) Problem-Solving
15 194 (10.34%) Functional Testing
16 188 (10.02%) Waterfall
17 183 (9.75%) User Stories
18 160 (8.52%) SDET
19 151 (8.04%) Defect Management
19 151 (8.04%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 602 (32.07%) SQL
2 544 (28.98%) Java
3 451 (24.03%) C#
4 308 (16.41%) JavaScript
5 250 (13.32%) Python
6 103 (5.49%) Ruby
7 97 (5.17%) PowerShell
8 63 (3.36%) C
9 57 (3.04%) Perl
10 55 (2.93%) C++
11 50 (2.66%) PHP
12 29 (1.55%) TypeScript
12 29 (1.55%) VB
13 26 (1.39%) T-SQL
14 25 (1.33%) Bash Shell
15 23 (1.23%) XPath
16 20 (1.07%) VBScript
17 17 (0.91%) Scala
18 16 (0.85%) Shell Script
19 15 (0.80%) Go
Qualifications
1 348 (18.54%) ISTQB
2 326 (17.37%) Degree
3 291 (15.50%) ISEB
4 157 (8.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 82 (4.37%) Security Cleared
6 61 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 44 (2.34%) SC Cleared
8 25 (1.33%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.53%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 7 (0.37%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.32%) CEH
12 6 (0.32%) MCSA
12 6 (0.32%) MCSE
12 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.32%) PMP
13 5 (0.27%) CFA
13 5 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
13 5 (0.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 579 (30.85%) QA
2 16 (0.85%) PMO
2 16 (0.85%) SLA
3 14 (0.75%) ISO 9000
4 13 (0.69%) SEPA
5 11 (0.59%) GDPR
5 11 (0.59%) ISO 20022
5 11 (0.59%) TARGET2
6 10 (0.53%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.43%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.21%) Basel III
8 4 (0.21%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.21%) MiFID
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.053%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.053%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.053%) GAAP
10 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 81 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 46 (2.45%) Docker
3 18 (0.96%) Hyper-V
3 18 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.43%) Firmware
5 5 (0.27%) NFS
6 4 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.11%) ACF2
7 2 (0.11%) RACF
8 1 (0.053%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 63 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
2 49 (2.61%) HP ALM
3 38 (2.02%) Ansible
4 37 (1.97%) Puppet
5 25 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (1.17%) Kubernetes
7 11 (0.59%) Salt
8 9 (0.48%) Mesos
8 9 (0.48%) rkt
8 9 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (0.48%) Terraform
9 4 (0.21%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.16%) HP Fortify
11 2 (0.11%) PowerCLI
12 1 (0.053%) CA Wily
12 1 (0.053%) Rundeck
12 1 (0.053%) SCCM
12 1 (0.053%) SCOM
Vendors
1 193 (10.28%) Microsoft
2 125 (6.66%) Oracle
3 81 (4.32%) SAP
4 76 (4.05%) HP
5 51 (2.72%) IBM
6 34 (1.81%) Atlassian
7 26 (1.39%) Cognizant
8 22 (1.17%) VMware
9 21 (1.12%) Google
9 21 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
10 20 (1.07%) Calypso
11 19 (1.01%) JDA
12 15 (0.80%) Remedy
13 14 (0.75%) hybris
14 13 (0.69%) Telerik
15 12 (0.64%) Cisco
15 12 (0.64%) Workday
16 10 (0.53%) Adobe
16 10 (0.53%) FIS
17 9 (0.48%) Concur