Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 252 232 222
Rank change year-on-year -20 -10 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 2489 2850 3410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.50% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.68% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2021 2420 2863
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +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 161952 169683 193148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.39% 88.81%
Number of salaries quoted 127936 140934 159138
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,350 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -24 2294 £42,500 +6.25% 176
UK excluding London -3 1709 £40,000 +6.67% 140
London -44 731 £50,000 - 47
South East +7 537 £40,000 - 37
North of England +6 482 £40,000 +14.29% 50
Midlands -7 272 £38,500 +18.46% 17
North West -26 246 £45,000 +28.57% 21
West Midlands +7 204 £37,500 +8.02% 12
Yorkshire +24 202 £42,000 +16.67% 23
South West -15 145 £37,500 +4.90% 9
East of England -61 125 £45,000 +5.88% 15
Scotland +24 102 £35,500 -11.25% 10
East Midlands +5 66 £38,250 +17.69% 5
Wales +4 40 £40,000 +23.08% 2
North East +28 34 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Northern Ireland - 18 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 1502 (60.35%) Test Automation
2 1157 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
3 905 (36.36%) Selenium
4 764 (30.70%) QA
5 678 (27.24%) SQL
6 649 (26.07%) Java
7 602 (24.19%) Finance
8 554 (22.26%) C#
9 529 (21.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 489 (19.65%) Cucumber
11 468 (18.80%) Test Strategy
12 465 (18.68%) SDLC
13 436 (17.52%) Software Testing
14 432 (17.36%) ISTQB
14 432 (17.36%) Regression Testing
15 408 (16.39%) ISEB
16 407 (16.35%) BDD
17 402 (16.15%) Microsoft
18 380 (15.27%) Scrum
18 380 (15.27%) Degree
19 365 (14.66%) JIRA
20 364 (14.62%) WebDriver
21 335 (13.46%) Functional Testing
22 333 (13.38%) TDD
23 319 (12.82%) Scenario Testing
24 312 (12.54%) Analytical Skills
25 294 (11.81%) Manual Testing
26 269 (10.81%) .NET
27 264 (10.61%) SQL Server
28 251 (10.08%) 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 51 (2.05%) SharePoint
2 43 (1.73%) Confluence
3 29 (1.17%) CMS
4 23 (0.92%) IIS
5 18 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (0.40%) JBoss
7 7 (0.28%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.24%) Apache
8 6 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.20%) EPiServer
9 5 (0.20%) K2 blackpearl
10 3 (0.12%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.12%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.12%) SAS
10 3 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.12%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.080%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.080%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 147 (5.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 137 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.24%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
8 4 (0.16%) Avid Media Composer
9 1 (0.040%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 72 (2.89%) Dynamics AX
2 58 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 27 (1.08%) SAP ERP
4 20 (0.80%) SAP CO
4 20 (0.80%) SAP FI
4 20 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
5 19 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
6 18 (0.72%) SAP Hybris
6 18 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
7 16 (0.64%) SAP SD
8 14 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
9 10 (0.40%) thinkFolio
10 9 (0.36%) Markit EDM
11 7 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
11 7 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
12 6 (0.24%) NetSuite
12 6 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 6 (0.24%) SAP CRM
12 6 (0.24%) SAP MM
12 6 (0.24%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 92 (3.70%) GitHub
2 44 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (1.65%) SaaS
4 37 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
6 12 (0.48%) BrowserStack
7 9 (0.36%) Office 365
8 6 (0.24%) OpenShift
8 6 (0.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 6 (0.24%) Veeva
9 5 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.20%) Slack
10 3 (0.12%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.080%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (0.080%) Trello
12 1 (0.040%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.040%) BlazeMeter
12 1 (0.040%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.040%) IaaS
12 1 (0.040%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 41 (1.65%) Internet
2 29 (1.17%) Wireless
3 28 (1.12%) HTTP
4 15 (0.60%) Intranet
4 15 (0.60%) WLAN
5 14 (0.56%) ATM
6 11 (0.44%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.40%) Bluetooth
8 8 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.28%) Firewall
10 5 (0.20%) 3G
10 5 (0.20%) 4G
10 5 (0.20%) SSL
10 5 (0.20%) WAN
11 4 (0.16%) 2G
11 4 (0.16%) LTE
11 4 (0.16%) SMS
12 3 (0.12%) TETRA
12 3 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 96 (3.86%) Relational Database
3 66 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
4 55 (2.21%) Big Data
5 39 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 28 (1.12%) Oracle ODI
8 25 (1.00%) MS Access
9 21 (0.84%) MySQL
10 20 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 19 (0.76%) Oracle Database
11 19 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
13 15 (0.60%) Blockchain
14 14 (0.56%) QlikView
14 14 (0.56%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
16 12 (0.48%) Power BI
17 11 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
18 10 (0.40%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 905 (36.36%) Selenium
2 489 (19.65%) Cucumber
3 365 (14.66%) JIRA
4 364 (14.62%) WebDriver
5 224 (9.00%) Jenkins
6 216 (8.68%) SoapUI
7 168 (6.75%) HP UFT
8 138 (5.54%) JMeter
9 137 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 134 (5.38%) SpecFlow
11 130 (5.22%) Git (software)
12 120 (4.82%) Visual Studio
13 75 (3.01%) LoadRunner
14 55 (2.21%) JUnit
15 54 (2.17%) TeamCity
16 53 (2.13%) NUnit
17 46 (1.85%) Subversion
18 42 (1.69%) TestRail
19 41 (1.65%) Appium
19 41 (1.65%) Gatling
General
1 602 (24.19%) Finance
2 177 (7.11%) Retail
3 109 (4.38%) Banking
4 60 (2.41%) Games
4 60 (2.41%) Marketing
5 55 (2.21%) Legal
6 48 (1.93%) Back Office
6 48 (1.93%) Telecoms
7 40 (1.61%) Financial Institution
8 33 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 30 (1.21%) Electronics
9 30 (1.21%) Law
10 24 (0.96%) Digital Economy
11 21 (0.84%) Military
12 20 (0.80%) Billing
13 17 (0.68%) Polish Language
14 15 (0.60%) Investment Banking
15 14 (0.56%) General Ledger
15 14 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
16 13 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 896 (36.00%) Analyst
2 613 (24.63%) Test Analyst
3 604 (24.27%) Tester
4 338 (13.58%) Test Engineer
5 299 (12.01%) Automation Tester
6 238 (9.56%) Developer
7 164 (6.59%) Software Tester
8 158 (6.35%) QA Engineer
9 149 (5.99%) Business Analyst
10 130 (5.22%) Test Automation Engineer
11 124 (4.98%) QA Analyst
12 114 (4.58%) Automation Test Analyst
13 112 (4.50%) Senior Tester
14 111 (4.46%) Test Leader
15 102 (4.10%) QA Tester
16 99 (3.98%) Senior Analyst
17 96 (3.86%) Software Test Engineer
18 92 (3.70%) Consultant
19 86 (3.46%) Software Analyst
20 83 (3.33%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (10.81%) .NET
2 183 (7.35%) Gherkin
3 171 (6.87%) XML
4 165 (6.63%) HTML
5 151 (6.07%) Web Services
6 150 (6.03%) SOAP
7 113 (4.54%) CSS
8 84 (3.37%) ASP.NET
9 76 (3.05%) REST
10 58 (2.33%) RESTful
11 57 (2.29%) AngularJS
12 52 (2.09%) JSON
13 38 (1.53%) jQuery
14 33 (1.33%) HTML5
15 32 (1.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 32 (1.29%) WCF
16 31 (1.25%) Spring
17 28 (1.12%) J2EE
18 27 (1.08%) .NET Framework
19 26 (1.04%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 312 (12.54%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (6.15%) Computer Science
3 90 (3.62%) Management Information System
4 82 (3.29%) Mobile App
5 67 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
6 50 (2.01%) User Experience
7 48 (1.93%) Client/Server
8 43 (1.73%) Fintech
9 38 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 25 (1.00%) Algorithms
10 25 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (0.88%) EPoS
12 19 (0.76%) N-Tier
12 19 (0.76%) Virtual Team
13 16 (0.64%) Equities
13 16 (0.64%) Fixed Income
13 16 (0.64%) Smart Meter
14 15 (0.60%) Derivative
15 14 (0.56%) iPad
16 12 (0.48%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 251 (10.08%) Windows
2 149 (5.99%) Linux
3 77 (3.09%) Unix
4 44 (1.77%) Apple iOS
5 35 (1.41%) Android
6 26 (1.04%) Windows Server
7 17 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.16%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.16%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.12%) AIX
11 2 (0.080%) CentOS
11 2 (0.080%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.080%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.080%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.040%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.040%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.040%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1502 (60.35%) Test Automation
2 1157 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
3 529 (21.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 468 (18.80%) Test Strategy
5 465 (18.68%) SDLC
6 436 (17.52%) Software Testing
7 432 (17.36%) Regression Testing
8 407 (16.35%) BDD
9 380 (15.27%) Scrum
10 335 (13.46%) Functional Testing
11 333 (13.38%) TDD
12 319 (12.82%) Scenario Testing
13 294 (11.81%) Manual Testing
14 223 (8.96%) Test Management
15 218 (8.76%) Non-Functional Testing
16 195 (7.83%) Defect Management
17 192 (7.71%) Performance Testing
18 188 (7.55%) Waterfall
19 184 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
20 183 (7.35%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 678 (27.24%) SQL
2 649 (26.07%) Java
3 554 (22.26%) C#
4 215 (8.64%) Python
5 186 (7.47%) JavaScript
6 103 (4.14%) Ruby
7 86 (3.46%) C
8 84 (3.37%) T-SQL
9 67 (2.69%) C++
10 50 (2.01%) Perl
11 49 (1.97%) PHP
12 40 (1.61%) VB.NET
13 35 (1.41%) PL/SQL
14 34 (1.37%) VBScript
15 32 (1.29%) VB
16 30 (1.21%) Shell Script
17 29 (1.17%) PowerShell
18 26 (1.04%) Bash Shell
19 20 (0.80%) Groovy
20 19 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 432 (17.36%) ISTQB
2 408 (16.39%) ISEB
3 380 (15.27%) Degree
4 234 (9.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 105 (4.22%) Security Cleared
6 87 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 47 (1.89%) SC Cleared
8 35 (1.41%) DV Cleared
9 24 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (0.80%) MBA
11 18 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
12 15 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 13 (0.52%) MCSA
13 13 (0.52%) MCSE
14 12 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
15 11 (0.44%) PMI Certification
16 10 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (0.32%) HNC
18 7 (0.28%) CEH
18 7 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 764 (30.70%) QA
2 25 (1.00%) PMO
3 18 (0.72%) SLA
4 6 (0.24%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.24%) MiFID
5 4 (0.16%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.12%) COSO
6 3 (0.12%) ISO 20022
6 3 (0.12%) ISO 8583
6 3 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.080%) GDPR
7 2 (0.080%) HL7
7 2 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.040%) EMIR
8 1 (0.040%) GxP
8 1 (0.040%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.040%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (1.12%) Docker
2 23 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.64%) Firmware
4 11 (0.44%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.12%) vSphere
7 2 (0.080%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.080%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.040%) NFS
8 1 (0.040%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.040%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.040%) XenApp
8 1 (0.040%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 189 (7.59%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.080%) Ansible
4 2 (0.080%) Grafana
4 2 (0.080%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.080%) logstash
4 2 (0.080%) Nagios
4 2 (0.080%) Puppet
4 2 (0.080%) SCCM
4 2 (0.080%) vRealize
4 2 (0.080%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (0.080%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.040%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.040%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.040%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.040%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.040%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.040%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.040%) Terraform
Vendors
1 402 (16.15%) Microsoft
2 162 (6.51%) HP
3 149 (5.99%) Oracle
4 139 (5.58%) SAP
5 33 (1.33%) Cognizant
6 23 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
6 23 (0.92%) VMware
7 22 (0.88%) CA
7 22 (0.88%) hybris
7 22 (0.88%) Informatica
8 20 (0.80%) IBM
8 20 (0.80%) Tableau
9 16 (0.64%) Perforce
10 14 (0.56%) Workday
11 13 (0.52%) Google
11 13 (0.52%) Siebel
12 12 (0.48%) Apple
13 11 (0.44%) Splunk
13 11 (0.44%) Xerox
14 10 (0.40%) AppDynamics