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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK
Rank 195 229 212
Rank change year-on-year +34 -17  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1422 1524 1641
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.68% 1.47% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.66% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1155 1271 1294
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  

Test Scripting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 75370 91581 93969
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.10% 88.56% 87.01%
Number of salaries quoted 61980 75773 76024
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in the UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 1351 £42,500 +6.25% 185
London +22 388 £55,000 +10.00% 55
South East +92 352 £36,500 -2.66% 29
Yorkshire +33 149 £45,000 +28.57% 22
North West -19 144 £37,500 +5.63% 22
Manchester +4 112 £40,000 +6.66% 17
Hampshire +64 104 £35,000 - 10
West Yorkshire +31 99 £46,250 +32.14% 19
West Midlands +49 98 £35,750 +7.49% 17
East of England -25 92 £45,000 +14.64% 10
Leeds +22 86 £48,750 +39.28% 18
South West +13 83 £35,000 - 16
City of London -9 83 £55,000 +10.00% 15
Berkshire +84 76 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Surrey +23 55 £45,000 +13.92% 5
Hertfordshire +1 44 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Birmingham +30 38 £40,000 +23.02% 6
East Midlands +24 37 £40,000 +17.64% 8
Oxfordshire +24 36 £35,000 +40.00% 6
Southampton +38 32 £35,000 +16.66% 4
Cambridgeshire -8 31 £47,500 +18.75% 8
South Yorkshire +20 30 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Cambridge -2 30 £47,500 +11.76% 8
Watford +3 29 £42,500 -5.55%
West Sussex +23 27 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Sheffield +19 25 £45,000 +16.12% 2
Nottinghamshire +18 24 £50,000 +39.86% 3
Scotland +12 24 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Buckinghamshire +21 23 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Reading +48 22 £37,000 -17.77% 2

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1564 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1007 (35.26%) Selenium
3 953 (33.37%) QA
4 797 (27.91%) SQL
5 753 (26.37%) Java
6 736 (25.77%) Finance
7 658 (23.04%) C#
8 614 (21.50%) Test Automation
8 614 (21.50%) SDLC
9 600 (21.01%) Automated Testing
10 565 (19.78%) ISEB
11 551 (19.29%) Microsoft
12 543 (19.01%) ISTQB
13 504 (17.65%) Scrum
14 500 (17.51%) Automation Testing
15 472 (16.53%) Test Strategy
16 469 (16.42%) User Acceptance Testing
17 464 (16.25%) Regression Testing
18 444 (15.55%) Software Testing
19 426 (14.92%) SQL Server
20 410 (14.36%) BDD
21 388 (13.59%) Degree
21 388 (13.59%) Python
21 388 (13.59%) TDD
22 377 (13.20%) Cucumber
23 365 (12.78%) .NET
24 351 (12.29%) Windows
25 335 (11.73%) Manual Testing
26 327 (11.45%) JIRA
27 325 (11.38%) Functional Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related 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 81 (2.84%) CMS
2 62 (2.17%) EPiServer
3 55 (1.93%) SharePoint
4 44 (1.54%) Confluence
5 39 (1.37%) IIS
6 27 (0.95%) Tomcat
7 20 (0.70%) Apache
8 15 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
8 15 (0.53%) JBoss
9 13 (0.46%) WebLogic
10 10 (0.35%) OpenStack
11 9 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (0.28%) Smallworld
13 7 (0.25%) MS Exchange
14 6 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.21%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.18%) SAS
16 4 (0.14%) GlassFish
16 4 (0.14%) NetWeaver
16 4 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 263 (9.21%) MS Excel
2 90 (3.15%) MS Office
3 39 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.70%) MS Project
6 6 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.070%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.035%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.035%) Avid Media Composer
8 1 (0.035%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 34 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.84%) SAP ERP
2 24 (0.84%) SAP FI
2 24 (0.84%) SAP Hybris
3 23 (0.81%) SAP CO
3 23 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
4 20 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.39%) Postilion
6 7 (0.25%) Finacle
6 7 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.25%) Summit
6 7 (0.25%) Temenos T24
7 6 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.14%) Demantra
9 4 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.14%) SAP FSCM
9 4 (0.14%) SAP MM
9 4 (0.14%) SAP PP
9 4 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 58 (2.03%) GitHub
2 45 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (1.16%) SaaS
5 30 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
6 6 (0.21%) Office 365
7 5 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.070%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.070%) Lucidchart
10 1 (0.035%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 115 (4.03%) Internet
2 89 (3.12%) Intranet
3 34 (1.19%) Wireless
4 31 (1.09%) HTTP
5 18 (0.63%) ATM
6 15 (0.53%) LDAP
7 12 (0.42%) WAN
8 11 (0.39%) LAN
9 7 (0.25%) SAN
10 5 (0.18%) DNS
10 5 (0.18%) Firewall
11 3 (0.11%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.11%) TCP/IP
12 2 (0.070%) CTI
12 2 (0.070%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.070%) FTP
12 2 (0.070%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.070%) SSL
12 2 (0.070%) VoIP
12 2 (0.070%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 426 (14.92%) SQL Server
2 111 (3.89%) MySQL
3 93 (3.26%) Relational Database
4 84 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 77 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
5 77 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
6 53 (1.86%) Big Data
7 51 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 36 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
9 35 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
10 31 (1.09%) Oracle Database
11 25 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
12 21 (0.74%) MS Access
13 20 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
15 15 (0.53%) SAP BW
16 14 (0.49%) GIS
17 13 (0.46%) CouchDB
17 13 (0.46%) Oracle ODI
17 13 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1007 (35.26%) Selenium
2 377 (13.20%) Cucumber
3 327 (11.45%) JIRA
4 313 (10.96%) WebDriver
5 293 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 212 (7.42%) HP UFT
7 183 (6.41%) Visual Studio
8 167 (5.85%) SoapUI
9 161 (5.64%) SpecFlow
10 156 (5.46%) Jenkins
11 115 (4.03%) LoadRunner
12 113 (3.96%) JMeter
13 91 (3.19%) Git (software)
14 62 (2.17%) Subversion
15 58 (2.03%) JUnit
16 48 (1.68%) Bugzilla
17 45 (1.58%) NUnit
18 42 (1.47%) TeamCity
19 34 (1.19%) Gatling
20 30 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 736 (25.77%) Finance
2 211 (7.39%) Banking
3 125 (4.38%) Retail
4 122 (4.27%) Telecoms
5 44 (1.54%) Legal
6 43 (1.51%) Back Office
6 43 (1.51%) Financial Institution
7 42 (1.47%) Law
8 39 (1.37%) Electronics
8 39 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 38 (1.33%) Marketing
10 37 (1.30%) Games
11 30 (1.05%) Investment Banking
12 21 (0.74%) Front Office
13 18 (0.63%) Advertising
14 16 (0.56%) Military
15 13 (0.46%) Billing
16 12 (0.42%) Polish Language
17 10 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1059 (37.08%) Analyst
2 721 (25.25%) Test Analyst
3 558 (19.54%) Tester
4 449 (15.72%) Test Engineer
5 278 (9.73%) Automation Tester
6 277 (9.70%) Developer
7 237 (8.30%) QA Engineer
8 214 (7.49%) Test Leader
9 212 (7.42%) Test Automation Engineer
10 173 (6.06%) QA Analyst
11 167 (5.85%) Business Analyst
12 165 (5.78%) Automation Test Analyst
13 162 (5.67%) Software Tester
14 155 (5.43%) QA Tester
15 123 (4.31%) QA Test Analyst
16 117 (4.10%) Consultant
17 108 (3.78%) Software Analyst
17 108 (3.78%) Software Test Engineer
18 104 (3.64%) Test Manager
19 99 (3.47%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 365 (12.78%) .NET
2 240 (8.40%) Web Services
3 237 (8.30%) HTML
4 205 (7.18%) XML
5 182 (6.37%) CSS
6 164 (5.74%) Gherkin
7 160 (5.60%) ASP.NET
8 123 (4.31%) .NET Framework
9 104 (3.64%) SOAP
10 94 (3.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 92 (3.22%) HTML5
12 80 (2.80%) CSS3
12 80 (2.80%) REST
13 74 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 73 (2.56%) Entity Framework
15 65 (2.28%) XSLT
16 62 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 60 (2.10%) Spring
18 56 (1.96%) AngularJS
19 45 (1.58%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 264 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 121 (4.24%) Computer Science
3 111 (3.89%) Mobile App
4 99 (3.47%) User Experience
5 98 (3.43%) Management Information System
6 58 (2.03%) iPad
7 55 (1.93%) Fixed Income
8 40 (1.40%) Fintech
9 37 (1.30%) Client/Server
10 25 (0.88%) Derivative
11 24 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (0.77%) Equities
13 20 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 19 (0.67%) Driving Licence
15 17 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
16 16 (0.56%) e-Learning
17 15 (0.53%) iPhone
18 13 (0.46%) Online Gambling
18 13 (0.46%) Reinsurance
18 13 (0.46%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 351 (12.29%) Windows
2 264 (9.24%) Linux
3 127 (4.45%) Unix
4 64 (2.24%) Android
5 48 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 47 (1.65%) Windows Server
7 23 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (0.49%) CentOS
8 14 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (0.39%) AIX
10 9 (0.32%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.25%) Amazon Linux
11 7 (0.25%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.14%) FreeBSD
14 3 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.11%) VMS
15 2 (0.070%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.070%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.070%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1564 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 614 (21.50%) SDLC
2 614 (21.50%) Test Automation
3 600 (21.01%) Automated Testing
4 504 (17.65%) Scrum
5 500 (17.51%) Automation Testing
6 472 (16.53%) Test Strategy
7 469 (16.42%) User Acceptance Testing
8 464 (16.25%) Regression Testing
9 444 (15.55%) Software Testing
10 410 (14.36%) BDD
11 388 (13.59%) TDD
12 335 (11.73%) Manual Testing
13 325 (11.38%) Functional Testing
14 261 (9.14%) Non-Functional Testing
15 247 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
16 242 (8.47%) Waterfall
17 202 (7.07%) System Integration Testing
18 193 (6.76%) Configuration Management
19 181 (6.34%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 797 (27.91%) SQL
2 753 (26.37%) Java
3 658 (23.04%) C#
4 388 (13.59%) Python
5 295 (10.33%) JavaScript
6 203 (7.11%) C++
7 126 (4.41%) C
8 116 (4.06%) Perl
9 100 (3.50%) Ruby
10 88 (3.08%) T-SQL
11 70 (2.45%) PHP
12 61 (2.14%) XPath
13 45 (1.58%) VB.NET
14 43 (1.51%) VBScript
15 42 (1.47%) Bash Shell
16 41 (1.44%) VB
17 40 (1.40%) Shell Script
18 37 (1.30%) PowerShell
19 32 (1.12%) PL/SQL
20 27 (0.95%) Scala
Qualifications
1 565 (19.78%) ISEB
2 543 (19.01%) ISTQB
3 388 (13.59%) Degree
4 207 (7.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 154 (5.39%) Security Cleared
6 69 (2.42%) DV Cleared
6 69 (2.42%) SC Cleared
7 20 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 12 (0.42%) CBAP
9 12 (0.42%) IIBA
10 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.21%) PhD
12 4 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.11%) HND
13 3 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.070%) CISM
14 2 (0.070%) CISSP
14 2 (0.070%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 953 (33.37%) QA
2 32 (1.12%) SDET
3 19 (0.67%) PMO
4 14 (0.49%) SLA
5 5 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.14%) Basel II
6 4 (0.14%) HL7
6 4 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.14%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.11%) IEC 61508
7 3 (0.11%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.070%) GCP
8 2 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.070%) WCAG
9 1 (0.035%) DICOM
9 1 (0.035%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.035%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.035%) ISO13485
9 1 (0.035%) MISRA
9 1 (0.035%) MISRA C
System Software
1 34 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (1.02%) Hyper-V
3 22 (0.77%) Active Directory
4 17 (0.60%) Docker
5 16 (0.56%) Firmware
6 12 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.21%) XenApp
8 5 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.14%) RACF
9 4 (0.14%) Time Sharing Option
9 4 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.070%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.035%) KVM
11 1 (0.035%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.035%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.035%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.035%) Xen
Systems Management
1 172 (6.02%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.42%) Ganglia
3 11 (0.39%) Netcool
4 8 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
4 8 (0.28%) Perfmon
5 6 (0.21%) HP SIM
6 4 (0.14%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.11%) logstash
7 3 (0.11%) SELinux
8 2 (0.070%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.070%) Grafana
8 2 (0.070%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.070%) Puppet
8 2 (0.070%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.035%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.035%) Cacti
9 1 (0.035%) Control-M
9 1 (0.035%) MIMEsweeper
9 1 (0.035%) Nagios
9 1 (0.035%) WMI
Vendors
1 551 (19.29%) Microsoft
2 213 (7.46%) HP
3 206 (7.21%) Oracle
4 171 (5.99%) SAP
5 46 (1.61%) VMware
6 32 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
7 30 (1.05%) Ariba
8 29 (1.02%) Atlassian
9 28 (0.98%) hybris
10 27 (0.95%) Vermilion
11 24 (0.84%) IBM
12 22 (0.77%) Citrix
13 14 (0.49%) Cisco
14 13 (0.46%) AppDynamics
14 13 (0.46%) Google
14 13 (0.46%) RedGate
14 13 (0.46%) Tableau
15 12 (0.42%) Dynatrace
15 12 (0.42%) SOASTA, Inc
16 11 (0.39%) Facebook
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000 plus benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Next
Salary: Completive salary and benefits package including relocation package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: Unspecified Market Rate + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Holidays, Pension, Bonus, Life Assurance and mor
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Highly competitive salary plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Industry Leading Package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + PERKS
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Derbyshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago