Period
to 27 February 2020

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 27 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 305 278 257
Rank change year-on-year -27 -21 -45
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1,282 1,843 2,319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.22% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.32% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,021 1,387 1,921
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

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 112,976 139,423 162,557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.90% 92.23% 92.18%
Number of salaries quoted 89,546 110,162 132,603
UK median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020. 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 -9 1,164 £45,000 - 214
UK excluding London +12 851 £42,500 - 197
London -67 385 £55,000 - 44
South East +21 303 £45,000 +5.88% 51
North of England +4 188 £40,000 -5.88% 53
Midlands +3 122 £40,750 +16.43% 34
North West -20 99 £36,000 -10.00% 25
South West +71 85 £41,500 -7.78% 23
West Midlands +20 73 £40,000 +14.29% 18
Yorkshire +24 66 £45,000 +5.88% 21
East of England +42 65 £47,500 +5.56% 10
Scotland -51 52 £37,500 -6.25% 11
East Midlands -3 49 £42,500 +25.93% 16
Wales -8 41 £36,250 +3.57% 13
North East +25 23 £40,000 -5.88% 7
Northern Ireland +8 2 £32,500 -18.75% 3

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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.

1 838 (65.37%) Test Automation
2 723 (56.40%) Agile Software Development
3 455 (35.49%) Selenium
4 439 (34.24%) QA
5 406 (31.67%) SQL
6 314 (24.49%) Java
7 309 (24.10%) JIRA
8 271 (21.14%) ISTQB
9 266 (20.75%) Software Testing
10 259 (20.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 250 (19.50%) Scrum
12 249 (19.42%) C#
13 242 (18.88%) Regression Testing
14 230 (17.94%) SDLC
15 229 (17.86%) Finance
16 226 (17.63%) BDD
17 217 (16.93%) Cucumber
18 199 (15.52%) Manual Testing
19 196 (15.29%) Test Strategy
20 186 (14.51%) JavaScript
20 186 (14.51%) ISEB
21 166 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
22 161 (12.56%) Functional Testing
23 157 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
24 154 (12.01%) DevOps
25 151 (11.78%) Defect Management
26 148 (11.54%) Scenario Testing
27 147 (11.47%) TDD
28 146 (11.39%) Non-Functional Testing
29 144 (11.23%) Jenkins

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 48 (3.74%) Confluence
2 27 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.56%) CMS
4 19 (1.48%) IIS
5 16 (1.25%) Apache
6 15 (1.17%) CICS
6 15 (1.17%) WebSphere
7 9 (0.70%) EPiServer
7 9 (0.70%) SAS
8 4 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.23%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.16%) JBoss
10 2 (0.16%) Moodle
11 1 (0.078%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.078%) Appian
11 1 (0.078%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.078%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.078%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 44 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
3 23 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.078%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.078%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 25 (1.95%) Payment Gateway
2 16 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
3 13 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.47%) Oracle iProcurement
5 6 (0.47%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.39%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.31%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 3 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.23%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.23%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 93 (7.25%) Azure
2 49 (3.82%) AWS
2 49 (3.82%) SaaS
3 35 (2.73%) GitHub
4 26 (2.03%) BlazeMeter
5 25 (1.95%) SuccessFactors
6 22 (1.72%) BrowserStack
7 15 (1.17%) Office 365
8 12 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.86%) Power Platform
10 10 (0.78%) Sauce Labs
11 6 (0.47%) CloudBees
12 5 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.39%) Amazon ECS
12 5 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
12 5 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.39%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.31%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.33%) Internet
2 10 (0.78%) Intranet
3 8 (0.62%) Softphone
4 7 (0.55%) Wireshark
5 5 (0.39%) HTTP
5 5 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.31%) Wireless
7 3 (0.23%) 3GPP
7 3 (0.23%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.23%) tcpdump
8 2 (0.16%) ATM
8 2 (0.16%) Broadband
8 2 (0.16%) DAB
8 2 (0.16%) DSL
8 2 (0.16%) FCAPS
8 2 (0.16%) GSM
8 2 (0.16%) LAN
8 2 (0.16%) MPLS
8 2 (0.16%) UMTS
8 2 (0.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.65%) Relational Database
3 29 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (1.87%) NoSQL
5 19 (1.48%) MongoDB
5 19 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 19 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (1.33%) Oracle Database
6 17 (1.33%) RDBMS
7 16 (1.25%) MarkLogic
8 15 (1.17%) DB2
9 14 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
10 13 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (0.86%) Data Lake
11 11 (0.86%) Power BI
12 9 (0.70%) MySQL
13 8 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (0.55%) Qlik Sense
15 6 (0.47%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 455 (35.49%) Selenium
2 309 (24.10%) JIRA
3 217 (16.93%) Cucumber
4 144 (11.23%) Jenkins
5 140 (10.92%) WebDriver
6 132 (10.30%) JMeter
7 120 (9.36%) Postman
8 105 (8.19%) SpecFlow
9 99 (7.72%) SoapUI
10 79 (6.16%) Team Foundation Server
11 75 (5.85%) HP UFT
12 68 (5.30%) Git (software)
13 64 (4.99%) JUnit
14 61 (4.76%) Maven
15 52 (4.06%) LoadRunner
16 44 (3.43%) Visual Studio Team System
17 36 (2.81%) JBehave
18 34 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 33 (2.57%) Appium
19 33 (2.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 229 (17.86%) Finance
2 108 (8.42%) Banking
3 42 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 40 (3.12%) Public Sector
4 40 (3.12%) Retail
5 26 (2.03%) Marketing
6 16 (1.25%) Retail Banking
7 15 (1.17%) Aerospace
8 14 (1.09%) Games
8 14 (1.09%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.70%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.62%) Advertising
10 8 (0.62%) Front Office
10 8 (0.62%) Legal
11 6 (0.47%) Automotive
11 6 (0.47%) Electronics
11 6 (0.47%) Law
11 6 (0.47%) Publishing
12 5 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 522 (40.72%) Analyst
2 329 (25.66%) Test Analyst
3 234 (18.25%) Tester
4 222 (17.32%) Test Engineer
5 102 (7.96%) QA Engineer
6 94 (7.33%) Automation Test Analyst
7 89 (6.94%) Automation Tester
8 88 (6.86%) Business Analyst
9 79 (6.16%) Senior Analyst
10 76 (5.93%) Software Test Engineer
10 76 (5.93%) Test Automation Engineer
11 72 (5.62%) QA Analyst
12 70 (5.46%) Developer
13 69 (5.38%) Test Leader
14 66 (5.15%) Software Tester
15 60 (4.68%) Senior Test Analyst
16 56 (4.37%) Senior Test Engineer
17 49 (3.82%) Software Engineer
18 38 (2.96%) QA Tester
19 37 (2.89%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (9.28%) Web Services
2 112 (8.74%) .NET
3 87 (6.79%) REST
4 75 (5.85%) HTML
4 75 (5.85%) SOAP
5 69 (5.38%) Gherkin
6 67 (5.23%) XML
7 64 (4.99%) CSS
8 46 (3.59%) RESTful
9 42 (3.28%) JSON
10 34 (2.65%) Spring
11 28 (2.18%) AngularJS
12 26 (2.03%) .NET Framework
13 22 (1.72%) Node.js
14 21 (1.64%) ASP.NET
15 19 (1.48%) Spring Boot
16 17 (1.33%) Middleware
17 16 (1.25%) Apache POI
17 16 (1.25%) Spring Cloud
17 16 (1.25%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 166 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (6.08%) Mobile App
3 73 (5.69%) User Experience
4 63 (4.91%) Management Information System
5 37 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
6 30 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
7 25 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
8 21 (1.64%) Data Structures
8 21 (1.64%) Virtual Team
9 15 (1.17%) Mainframe
10 14 (1.09%) Client/Server
11 13 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 13 (1.01%) PMI
12 12 (0.94%) Derivative
12 12 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
12 12 (0.94%) IBM Mainframe
13 10 (0.78%) Wiki
14 8 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
14 8 (0.62%) Handset
14 8 (0.62%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 92 (7.18%) Linux
2 88 (6.86%) Windows
3 55 (4.29%) Unix
4 37 (2.89%) Apple iOS
5 33 (2.57%) Android
6 16 (1.25%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.86%) CentOS
7 11 (0.86%) Mac OS
8 10 (0.78%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.70%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.16%) Android TV
13 1 (0.078%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.078%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 838 (65.37%) Test Automation
2 723 (56.40%) Agile Software Development
3 266 (20.75%) Software Testing
4 259 (20.20%) User Acceptance Testing
5 250 (19.50%) Scrum
6 242 (18.88%) Regression Testing
7 230 (17.94%) SDLC
8 226 (17.63%) BDD
9 199 (15.52%) Manual Testing
10 196 (15.29%) Test Strategy
11 161 (12.56%) Functional Testing
12 157 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
13 154 (12.01%) DevOps
14 151 (11.78%) Defect Management
15 148 (11.54%) Scenario Testing
16 147 (11.47%) TDD
17 146 (11.39%) Non-Functional Testing
18 132 (10.30%) Continuous Integration
19 131 (10.22%) Performance Testing
20 127 (9.91%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 406 (31.67%) SQL
2 314 (24.49%) Java
3 249 (19.42%) C#
4 186 (14.51%) JavaScript
5 97 (7.57%) Python
6 40 (3.12%) C
7 35 (2.73%) VB
8 33 (2.57%) C++
9 28 (2.18%) Bash Shell
10 25 (1.95%) Ruby
10 25 (1.95%) T-SQL
11 21 (1.64%) Perl
11 21 (1.64%) PHP
12 20 (1.56%) VBScript
13 16 (1.25%) TypeScript
14 13 (1.01%) COBOL
14 13 (1.01%) Groovy
15 12 (0.94%) PL/1
15 12 (0.94%) PowerShell
16 11 (0.86%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 271 (21.14%) ISTQB
2 186 (14.51%) ISEB
3 142 (11.08%) Degree
4 100 (7.80%) Security Cleared
5 87 (6.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 78 (6.08%) SC Cleared
7 38 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
8 26 (2.03%) PMI Certification
9 17 (1.33%) DV Cleared
10 13 (1.01%) PMP
11 11 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.70%) CEH
12 9 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.70%) MCSA
12 9 (0.70%) MCSE
12 9 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (0.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 7 (0.55%) CCSP
13 7 (0.55%) CISSP
13 7 (0.55%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 439 (34.24%) QA
2 24 (1.87%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.17%) PMO
4 9 (0.70%) GDPR
5 2 (0.16%) GAMP
5 2 (0.16%) GxP
5 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.16%) ITGC
5 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.078%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 52 (4.06%) Docker
2 29 (2.26%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.01%) ACF2
3 13 (1.01%) RACF
4 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.078%) Cronacle
5 1 (0.078%) Firmware
5 1 (0.078%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 79 (6.16%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (2.34%) HP ALM
3 16 (1.25%) Kubernetes
4 11 (0.86%) CA Service Virtualization
5 10 (0.78%) SCCM
5 10 (0.78%) SCOM
6 9 (0.70%) Puppet
7 8 (0.62%) Rancher
8 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.31%) Ansible
10 3 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.078%) Control-M
11 1 (0.078%) Grafana
11 1 (0.078%) Kibana
11 1 (0.078%) logstash
11 1 (0.078%) nmon
Vendors
1 120 (9.36%) Microsoft
2 85 (6.63%) Oracle
3 71 (5.54%) HP
4 63 (4.91%) SAP
5 31 (2.42%) Tableau
6 30 (2.34%) WorldPay
7 19 (1.48%) FIS
7 19 (1.48%) IBM
8 11 (0.86%) CA
9 10 (0.78%) Charles River
9 10 (0.78%) Google
9 10 (0.78%) Perfecto Mobile
10 9 (0.70%) Cognos
10 9 (0.70%) Informatica
10 9 (0.70%) Pega
11 8 (0.62%) Atlassian
11 8 (0.62%) Databricks
11 8 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.55%) Ab Initio
12 7 (0.55%) Netezza