Period
to 18 September 2021

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 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 409 335 286
Rank change year-on-year -74 -49 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 922 446 1,665
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.88% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.95% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 721 385 1,305
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -

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 113,686 47,142 131,203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.99% 93.20% 92.62%
Number of salaries quoted 75,963 38,780 104,299
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,655 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in the UK

Test Scripting
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Scripting.

Salary trend for Test Scripting in the UK

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Scripting over the 6 months to 18 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in the UK

Test Scripting
Top 17 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 September 2021. 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 -49 828 £50,000 +11.11% 165
UK excluding London -43 555 £45,000 +8.43% 131
London -104 302 £55,000 - 48
Work from Home -152 176 £50,000 - 34
North of England -47 174 £45,000 +8.43% 32
South East -85 170 £46,500 +9.41% 27
North West +5 119 £45,000 +6.82% 17
Midlands -79 76 £49,326 +18.86% 26
West Midlands -57 55 £47,500 +5.56% 18
South West -77 45 £45,000 +33.01% 22
Yorkshire -99 44 £41,250 -0.60% 9
East of England -68 37 £47,500 +11.76% 9
Scotland -64 34 £41,500 +13.70% 5
East Midlands -57 21 £51,000 +22.89% 8
Northern Ireland -32 12 £30,000 - 5
North East -42 11 £41,250 -8.33% 6
Wales -39 10 £38,375 -26.90% 5

For the 6 months to 18 September 2021, 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.

1 540 (58.57%) Test Automation
2 438 (47.51%) Agile Software Development
3 349 (37.85%) QA
4 283 (30.69%) Selenium
5 265 (28.74%) Software Testing
6 240 (26.03%) Social Skills
7 202 (21.91%) JIRA
8 199 (21.58%) Java
9 186 (20.17%) Finance
10 179 (19.41%) SQL
11 156 (16.92%) Test Strategy
12 151 (16.38%) DevOps
13 150 (16.27%) BDD
13 150 (16.27%) C#
14 142 (15.40%) Regression Testing
15 139 (15.08%) Scrum
15 139 (15.08%) SDLC
16 138 (14.97%) Scenario Testing
17 133 (14.43%) Cucumber
18 131 (14.21%) Azure
19 121 (13.12%) TDD
20 112 (12.15%) Oracle
21 111 (12.04%) JavaScript
21 111 (12.04%) ISTQB
21 111 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
22 109 (11.82%) User Acceptance Testing
23 105 (11.39%) Jenkins
24 104 (11.28%) Python
25 99 (10.74%) User Stories
25 99 (10.74%) Functional Testing

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 32 (3.47%) Confluence
2 25 (2.71%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.19%) Tomcat
4 6 (0.65%) IIS
4 6 (0.65%) SAS
5 3 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.22%) Apache
6 2 (0.22%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.22%) JBoss
6 2 (0.22%) Moodle
6 2 (0.22%) Mule
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.22%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.11%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.11%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.11%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 29 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (2.06%) Oracle Smart View
4 10 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.76%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Figma
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 29 (3.15%) SAP S/4HANA
2 24 (2.60%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (2.39%) Oracle Cash Management
3 22 (2.39%) Oracle Payables
3 22 (2.39%) Oracle Receivables
4 14 (1.52%) Oracle ERP
4 14 (1.52%) Oracle General Ledger
4 14 (1.52%) SAP MM
5 13 (1.41%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 10 (1.08%) NetSuite
6 10 (1.08%) SAP APO
6 10 (1.08%) SAP SD
7 9 (0.98%) Oracle Assets
8 6 (0.65%) SAP HR
9 5 (0.54%) SAP PP
10 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
10 4 (0.43%) Oracle iProcurement
10 4 (0.43%) ResourceLink
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 131 (14.21%) Azure
2 60 (6.51%) AWS
3 34 (3.69%) SaaS
4 25 (2.71%) Power Platform
5 22 (2.39%) BlazeMeter
6 17 (1.84%) GitHub
7 10 (1.08%) Microsoft 365
8 9 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
9 8 (0.87%) BrowserStack
10 7 (0.76%) Serverless
11 6 (0.65%) Azure Service Bus
11 6 (0.65%) Azure Service Fabric
11 6 (0.65%) Boomi
11 6 (0.65%) GCP
12 5 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
12 5 (0.54%) Slack
13 4 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.36%) HTTP
2 24 (2.60%) Firewall
3 22 (2.39%) TCP/IP
4 16 (1.74%) Internet
5 11 (1.19%) SSL
6 9 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (0.87%) Wireshark
8 7 (0.76%) WebEx
9 6 (0.65%) FTP
9 6 (0.65%) Network Security
9 6 (0.65%) Skype
10 5 (0.54%) Broadband
11 4 (0.43%) POP3
11 4 (0.43%) SMTP
12 2 (0.22%) DHCP
12 2 (0.22%) DNS
12 2 (0.22%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.22%) VoIP
12 2 (0.22%) WAAS
12 2 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.56%) Relational Database
3 29 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
3 29 (3.15%) RDBMS
4 24 (2.60%) Power BI
5 22 (2.39%) MySQL
6 18 (1.95%) JasperReports
7 17 (1.84%) Redis
8 16 (1.74%) Oracle Database
9 15 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
10 13 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
13 10 (1.08%) MongoDB
14 9 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.76%) Electronic Patient Records
16 4 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
16 4 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 283 (30.69%) Selenium
2 202 (21.91%) JIRA
3 133 (14.43%) Cucumber
4 105 (11.39%) Jenkins
5 96 (10.41%) Postman
6 82 (8.89%) JMeter
7 70 (7.59%) WebDriver
8 58 (6.29%) SoapUI
9 57 (6.18%) SpecFlow
10 54 (5.86%) Git (software)
11 32 (3.47%) HP UFT
12 29 (3.15%) TestRail
13 27 (2.93%) Appium
13 27 (2.93%) Ranorex
14 26 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
15 25 (2.71%) Cypress.io
16 23 (2.49%) JUnit
17 22 (2.39%) LoadRunner
18 21 (2.28%) Zephyr
19 20 (2.17%) Serenity BDD
General
1 240 (26.03%) Social Skills
2 186 (20.17%) Finance
3 87 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (6.18%) Legal
5 40 (4.34%) Retail
6 34 (3.69%) Manufacturing
7 33 (3.58%) Public Sector
8 27 (2.93%) Banking
8 27 (2.93%) Law
9 23 (2.49%) General Ledger
10 22 (2.39%) Games
11 16 (1.74%) Telecoms
12 14 (1.52%) Billing
12 14 (1.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 14 (1.52%) Organisational Skills
13 13 (1.41%) Documentation Skills
14 11 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.87%) Automotive
16 7 (0.76%) Presentation Skills
17 5 (0.54%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 230 (24.95%) Analyst
2 149 (16.16%) Tester
3 139 (15.08%) QA Engineer
4 118 (12.80%) Test Engineer
5 110 (11.93%) Test Analyst
6 64 (6.94%) Consultant
6 64 (6.94%) Developer
7 63 (6.83%) Automation Tester
8 60 (6.51%) Automation Engineer
9 59 (6.40%) QA Automation Engineer
10 51 (5.53%) Business Analyst
11 43 (4.66%) Test Automation Engineer
12 40 (4.34%) Software Tester
13 38 (4.12%) Senior Analyst
14 36 (3.90%) Test Leader
15 31 (3.36%) SAP Consultant
16 30 (3.25%) QA Analyst
17 25 (2.71%) Quality Engineer
18 24 (2.60%) QA Tester
18 24 (2.60%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (9.11%) .NET
2 55 (5.97%) XML
3 53 (5.75%) Gherkin
4 40 (4.34%) Web Services
5 39 (4.23%) JSON
6 38 (4.12%) SOAP
7 37 (4.01%) .NET Framework
7 37 (4.01%) WebdriverIO
8 36 (3.90%) Spring
9 35 (3.80%) REST
10 31 (3.36%) Node.js
11 24 (2.60%) React
12 23 (2.49%) RESTful
13 21 (2.28%) AngularJS
13 21 (2.28%) Middleware
14 18 (1.95%) EDI
15 16 (1.74%) Classic ASP
15 16 (1.74%) Django
15 16 (1.74%) Laravel
15 16 (1.74%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 63 (6.83%) Mobile App
2 36 (3.90%) User Experience
3 34 (3.69%) Management Information System
4 33 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (3.15%) Virtual Team
6 18 (1.95%) Client/Server
7 13 (1.41%) Clustering
8 12 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.19%) NHS
10 10 (1.08%) AS400
11 9 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (0.65%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.65%) Replication
13 5 (0.54%) Internet of Things
13 5 (0.54%) Reinsurance
13 5 (0.54%) Renewable Energy
13 5 (0.54%) Tandem
14 3 (0.33%) Algorithms
14 3 (0.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 79 (8.57%) Windows
2 42 (4.56%) Linux
3 37 (4.01%) Unix
4 20 (2.17%) Apple iOS
5 19 (2.06%) Android
6 12 (1.30%) Windows 10
7 11 (1.19%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.65%) Solaris
9 3 (0.33%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.11%) HPUX
11 1 (0.11%) SUSE
11 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (58.57%) Test Automation
2 438 (47.51%) Agile Software Development
3 265 (28.74%) Software Testing
4 156 (16.92%) Test Strategy
5 151 (16.38%) DevOps
6 150 (16.27%) BDD
7 142 (15.40%) Regression Testing
8 139 (15.08%) Scrum
8 139 (15.08%) SDLC
9 138 (14.97%) Scenario Testing
10 121 (13.12%) TDD
11 111 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
12 109 (11.82%) User Acceptance Testing
13 99 (10.74%) Functional Testing
13 99 (10.74%) User Stories
14 98 (10.63%) Manual Testing
15 96 (10.41%) Stakeholder Management
16 92 (9.98%) Test Planning
17 89 (9.65%) Test Management
18 85 (9.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 199 (21.58%) Java
2 179 (19.41%) SQL
3 150 (16.27%) C#
4 111 (12.04%) JavaScript
5 104 (11.28%) Python
6 28 (3.04%) C
7 23 (2.49%) Groovy
7 23 (2.49%) Ruby
8 21 (2.28%) TypeScript
9 18 (1.95%) PL/SQL
10 17 (1.84%) PowerShell
11 13 (1.41%) PHP
12 12 (1.30%) Apple Swift
12 12 (1.30%) Bash Shell
12 12 (1.30%) Kotlin
12 12 (1.30%) Scala
13 11 (1.19%) C++
13 11 (1.19%) VBScript
14 8 (0.87%) Objective-C
15 7 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 111 (12.04%) ISTQB
2 88 (9.54%) Security Cleared
3 78 (8.46%) Degree
4 69 (7.48%) ISEB
5 59 (6.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 36 (3.90%) SC Cleared
7 25 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (1.95%) DBS Check
9 14 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (1.41%) Oracle Certification
11 9 (0.98%) DV Cleared
11 9 (0.98%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.65%) CEH
12 6 (0.65%) CISA
12 6 (0.65%) GIAC
12 6 (0.65%) OSCE
12 6 (0.65%) OSCP
13 5 (0.54%) CBAP
13 5 (0.54%) IIBA
14 4 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 349 (37.85%) QA
2 23 (2.49%) Accessibility
3 22 (2.39%) Data Quality
4 21 (2.28%) GDPR
5 10 (1.08%) SLA
6 7 (0.76%) WCAG
7 6 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.65%) NIST
8 3 (0.33%) GLP
8 3 (0.33%) PMO
9 1 (0.11%) Basel III
System Software
1 34 (3.69%) Docker
2 14 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (0.11%) iptables
5 1 (0.11%) pfSense
5 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.11%) vSphere
5 1 (0.11%) XenApp
5 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (3.58%) Kubernetes
2 31 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
3 30 (3.25%) HP ALM
4 9 (0.98%) Grafana
5 7 (0.76%) Nmap
6 6 (0.65%) HP Fortify
6 6 (0.65%) WebInspect
7 5 (0.54%) SCCM
8 4 (0.43%) Ansible
9 3 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.11%) Puppet
11 1 (0.11%) Rancher
11 1 (0.11%) WSUS
11 1 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 112 (12.15%) Oracle
2 88 (9.54%) Microsoft
3 58 (6.29%) HP
3 58 (6.29%) SAP
4 23 (2.49%) JDA
5 20 (2.17%) Cognizant
6 18 (1.95%) Dynatrace
7 12 (1.30%) Micro Focus
8 11 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.08%) Splunk
10 8 (0.87%) Google
11 7 (0.76%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.76%) Palo Alto
11 7 (0.76%) VMware
12 6 (0.65%) ArcSight
12 6 (0.65%) Black Duck
12 6 (0.65%) Dell
12 6 (0.65%) Hyperion
12 6 (0.65%) Sonatype
12 6 (0.65%) Talend