Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 273 290 253
Rank change year-on-year +17 -37 -17
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1,593 1,940 2,458
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.19% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.29% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,246 1,420 1,966
UK median annual salary £44,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.67% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,129 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,029 £70,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 125,339 150,104 160,996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.13% 91.82% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 98,593 119,437 127,009
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,125
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +23 1,460 £45,000 - 230
UK excluding London +43 1,097 £40,000 - 224
London -27 463 £55,000 +10.00% 33
South East +97 415 £40,000 -5.88% 58
North of England -72 187 £37,500 -6.25% 62
South West +60 160 £40,000 +6.67% 23
Midlands +13 139 £39,500 -1.25% 38
North West -43 118 £37,000 -1.33% 34
East of England +79 94 £45,000 +1.12% 17
West Midlands +13 70 £40,000 +6.67% 16
East Midlands +16 67 £37,500 -6.25% 22
Yorkshire -58 57 £37,000 -12.94% 23
Scotland -40 49 £37,500 -7.41% 18
Wales +8 43 £39,250 +30.83% 9
North East +16 14 £40,000 +23.08% 5
Northern Ireland -9 13 £30,000 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 993 (62.34%) Test Automation
2 876 (54.99%) Agile Software Development
3 570 (35.78%) QA
4 541 (33.96%) SQL
5 467 (29.32%) Selenium
6 378 (23.73%) ISTQB
7 373 (23.41%) Software Testing
8 356 (22.35%) Java
9 353 (22.16%) JIRA
10 340 (21.34%) C#
11 327 (20.53%) Scrum
12 288 (18.08%) User Acceptance Testing
12 288 (18.08%) BDD
13 261 (16.38%) Regression Testing
14 259 (16.26%) SDLC
15 238 (14.94%) Finance
16 231 (14.50%) Test Strategy
17 226 (14.19%) Cucumber
18 225 (14.12%) Problem-Solving
19 222 (13.94%) TDD
20 216 (13.56%) ISEB
21 215 (13.50%) Manual Testing
22 207 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
23 200 (12.55%) Degree
24 194 (12.18%) JavaScript
25 187 (11.74%) Scenario Testing
26 182 (11.42%) Functional Testing
27 181 (11.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
27 181 (11.36%) Test Management
28 179 (11.24%) 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 71 (4.46%) Confluence
2 52 (3.26%) SharePoint
3 37 (2.32%) IIS
4 23 (1.44%) CMS
5 10 (0.63%) WordPress
6 9 (0.56%) SAS
7 5 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.31%) Joomla!
8 4 (0.25%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.19%) Drupal
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.19%) SugarCRM
9 3 (0.19%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.13%) Alfresco
10 2 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.13%) Documentum
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle UPK
10 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.063%) CICS
Applications
1 64 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 63 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
4 24 (1.51%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.31%) Sketch
8 4 (0.25%) Figma
8 4 (0.25%) InVision
8 4 (0.25%) UXPin
9 1 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.063%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.063%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.063%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (1.26%) Payment Gateway
2 16 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
5 11 (0.69%) SAP ERP
6 10 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (0.56%) Markit EDM
8 8 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
8 8 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
8 8 (0.50%) SAP FI
8 8 (0.50%) thinkFolio
9 7 (0.44%) Loan IQ
9 7 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
9 7 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
9 7 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
11 5 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.31%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 85 (5.34%) Azure
2 40 (2.51%) AWS
2 40 (2.51%) SaaS
3 31 (1.95%) BrowserStack
4 19 (1.19%) Office 365
5 17 (1.07%) BlazeMeter
6 14 (0.88%) Sauce Labs
7 13 (0.82%) GitHub
8 12 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (0.69%) Serverless
9 11 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
10 9 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 8 (0.50%) CloudBees
11 8 (0.50%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.44%) Basecamp
12 7 (0.44%) Lucidchart
13 6 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.31%) GCP
15 4 (0.25%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.82%) DAB
2 9 (0.56%) Intranet
3 7 (0.44%) HTTP
4 6 (0.38%) Broadband
5 5 (0.31%) FTP
6 4 (0.25%) Firewall
6 4 (0.25%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.19%) MPLS
7 3 (0.19%) Skype
7 3 (0.19%) Wireless
7 3 (0.19%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.13%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.13%) Internet
8 2 (0.13%) PBX
8 2 (0.13%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.13%) Telnet
8 2 (0.13%) WAN
9 1 (0.063%) ATM
9 1 (0.063%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.89%) Relational Database
3 47 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (1.32%) MongoDB
4 21 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
5 18 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (0.88%) Big Data
7 14 (0.88%) Oracle Database
8 13 (0.82%) SAP HANA
9 12 (0.75%) NoSQL
9 12 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (0.69%) GIS
10 11 (0.69%) MySQL
11 10 (0.63%) Geospatial Data
12 9 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (0.56%) DB2
12 9 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 9 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 467 (29.32%) Selenium
2 353 (22.16%) JIRA
3 226 (14.19%) Cucumber
4 150 (9.42%) WebDriver
5 135 (8.47%) Jenkins
6 133 (8.35%) SpecFlow
7 108 (6.78%) SoapUI
8 99 (6.21%) Git (software)
9 81 (5.08%) JMeter
10 62 (3.89%) TestRail
11 61 (3.83%) LoadRunner
11 61 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
12 55 (3.45%) Visual Studio
13 51 (3.20%) TeamCity
14 50 (3.14%) Appium
15 49 (3.08%) HP UFT
16 48 (3.01%) JUnit
16 48 (3.01%) NUnit
17 42 (2.64%) Zephyr
18 37 (2.32%) Maven
General
1 238 (14.94%) Finance
2 104 (6.53%) Banking
3 72 (4.52%) Retail
4 60 (3.77%) Games
5 58 (3.64%) Public Sector
6 47 (2.95%) Telecoms
7 39 (2.45%) Marketing
8 21 (1.32%) Billing
9 19 (1.19%) Aerospace
9 19 (1.19%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.88%) Back Office
11 12 (0.75%) Law
12 11 (0.69%) Advertising
13 10 (0.63%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.56%) Automotive
15 8 (0.50%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.38%) Electronics
16 6 (0.38%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.31%) Dutch Language
18 4 (0.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 612 (38.42%) Analyst
2 382 (23.98%) Test Analyst
3 322 (20.21%) Test Engineer
4 268 (16.82%) Tester
5 132 (8.29%) QA Engineer
6 123 (7.72%) Developer
7 115 (7.22%) QA Analyst
8 112 (7.03%) Business Analyst
9 105 (6.59%) Test Automation Engineer
10 104 (6.53%) Automation Tester
11 99 (6.21%) Automation Test Analyst
12 91 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
13 90 (5.65%) Software Test Engineer
14 84 (5.27%) Software Tester
15 77 (4.83%) Senior Test Engineer
16 68 (4.27%) QA Tester
17 64 (4.02%) Test Leader
18 63 (3.95%) Senior Test Analyst
19 58 (3.64%) QA Test Analyst
20 45 (2.82%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (9.42%) .NET
2 149 (9.35%) Web Services
3 93 (5.84%) XML
4 92 (5.78%) CSS
5 89 (5.59%) HTML
6 88 (5.52%) REST
7 84 (5.27%) Gherkin
8 83 (5.21%) SOAP
9 74 (4.65%) JSON
10 56 (3.52%) ASP.NET
11 36 (2.26%) Middleware
12 34 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
13 28 (1.76%) Spring
14 27 (1.69%) Node.js
14 27 (1.69%) RESTful
15 26 (1.63%) AngularJS
15 26 (1.63%) Swagger
16 21 (1.32%) HTML5
17 18 (1.13%) jQuery
18 17 (1.07%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 207 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (6.03%) Mobile App
3 72 (4.52%) User Experience
4 66 (4.14%) Management Information System
5 59 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (1.51%) Client/Server
7 21 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
10 13 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
11 12 (0.75%) Wiki
12 11 (0.69%) Data Centre
12 11 (0.69%) PlayStation
12 11 (0.69%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.63%) Life Science
13 10 (0.63%) PMI
14 8 (0.50%) Equities
15 7 (0.44%) EPoS
16 6 (0.38%) Driving Licence
17 5 (0.31%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 164 (10.30%) Windows
2 88 (5.52%) Linux
3 63 (3.95%) Unix
4 46 (2.89%) Android
4 46 (2.89%) Apple iOS
5 20 (1.26%) Mac OS
6 17 (1.07%) Windows Server
7 16 (1.00%) Windows 10
8 11 (0.69%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.25%) CentOS
9 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.063%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.063%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 993 (62.34%) Test Automation
2 876 (54.99%) Agile Software Development
3 373 (23.41%) Software Testing
4 327 (20.53%) Scrum
5 288 (18.08%) BDD
5 288 (18.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 261 (16.38%) Regression Testing
7 259 (16.26%) SDLC
8 231 (14.50%) Test Strategy
9 225 (14.12%) Problem-Solving
10 222 (13.94%) TDD
11 215 (13.50%) Manual Testing
12 187 (11.74%) Scenario Testing
13 182 (11.42%) Functional Testing
14 181 (11.36%) Test Management
15 172 (10.80%) User Stories
16 171 (10.73%) Defect Management
17 170 (10.67%) Non-Functional Testing
18 164 (10.30%) Continuous Integration
19 131 (8.22%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 541 (33.96%) SQL
2 356 (22.35%) Java
3 340 (21.34%) C#
4 194 (12.18%) JavaScript
5 140 (8.79%) Python
6 54 (3.39%) C
6 54 (3.39%) Ruby
7 46 (2.89%) PowerShell
8 32 (2.01%) VB
9 31 (1.95%) T-SQL
10 22 (1.38%) PHP
10 22 (1.38%) Shell Script
11 20 (1.26%) C++
11 20 (1.26%) VBScript
12 16 (1.00%) Groovy
12 16 (1.00%) PL/SQL
13 14 (0.88%) TypeScript
14 9 (0.56%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.38%) ABAP
15 6 (0.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 378 (23.73%) ISTQB
2 216 (13.56%) ISEB
3 200 (12.55%) Degree
4 181 (11.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 149 (9.35%) Security Cleared
6 94 (5.90%) SC Cleared
7 34 (2.13%) DV Cleared
8 25 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
9 24 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (0.94%) PMI Certification
11 12 (0.75%) MCSE
12 11 (0.69%) MCP
12 11 (0.69%) MCSA
12 11 (0.69%) SAP Certification
13 10 (0.63%) OCP
13 10 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
14 8 (0.50%) CISSP
15 7 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
16 6 (0.38%) CEH
16 6 (0.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 570 (35.78%) QA
2 16 (1.00%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.69%) GDPR
4 7 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.31%) COBIT
5 5 (0.31%) SLA
6 4 (0.25%) PMO
7 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.063%) GAMP
9 1 (0.063%) GxP
9 1 (0.063%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.063%) NCSC
9 1 (0.063%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 57 (3.58%) Active Directory
2 40 (2.51%) Docker
3 4 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.19%) Firmware
5 1 (0.063%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.063%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.063%) Postfix
5 1 (0.063%) vSphere
5 1 (0.063%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 117 (7.34%) HP Quality Center
2 42 (2.64%) HP ALM
3 13 (0.82%) AirWatch
3 13 (0.82%) Netcool
4 10 (0.63%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.56%) Puppet
6 7 (0.44%) SCOM
6 7 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.38%) Rancher
8 5 (0.31%) Ansible
8 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.25%) Kibana
9 4 (0.25%) SCCM
10 3 (0.19%) Fluentd
10 3 (0.19%) Istio
10 3 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.19%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
11 2 (0.13%) Nessus
11 2 (0.13%) nmon
Vendors
1 172 (10.80%) Microsoft
2 99 (6.21%) Oracle
3 89 (5.59%) SAP
4 88 (5.52%) HP
5 29 (1.82%) Atlassian
5 29 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (1.57%) WorldPay
7 20 (1.26%) Remedy
8 15 (0.94%) Cognos
9 14 (0.88%) Google
10 13 (0.82%) TOWER Software
11 10 (0.63%) Ariba
12 9 (0.56%) IBM
12 9 (0.56%) Intel
12 9 (0.56%) Workday
13 8 (0.50%) Cypress Semiconductor
13 8 (0.50%) Demandware
13 8 (0.50%) Guidewire
13 8 (0.50%) JD Edwards
13 8 (0.50%) Tableau