Period
to 17 June 2018

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 17 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 275 213 243
Rank change year-on-year -62 +30 -15
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 2,102 2,815 2,890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.64% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.81% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,669 2,284 2,540
UK median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £61,250
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 155,966 155,789 180,667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.77% 90.62% 89.96%
Number of salaries quoted 125,400 126,906 150,227
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.15%
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 17 June 2018.

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 17 June 2018. 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 -64 1,942 £42,000 -1.18% 299
UK excluding London -64 1,382 £40,000 +6.67% 244
London -48 660 £52,500 -4.55% 80
North of England -35 456 £40,000 +6.67% 78
South East -78 405 £40,000 +6.67% 54
North West -36 211 £40,000 +6.67% 43
Yorkshire -20 208 £37,500 -6.25% 32
Midlands -48 187 £37,500 +2.74% 42
West Midlands -47 128 £36,000 -1.37% 22
South West -56 125 £40,000 +14.29% 22
East of England -43 111 £42,500 -5.56% 22
Scotland +1 82 £34,000 -9.33% 21
East Midlands +8 59 £40,000 - 20
North East -7 37 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Wales -5 15 £30,500 -6.15% 5
Northern Ireland -8 4 £28,000 -16.42%

For the 6 months to 17 June 2018, 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 1,309 (62.27%) Test Automation
2 1,039 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
3 766 (36.44%) Selenium
4 709 (33.73%) QA
5 686 (32.64%) SQL
6 471 (22.41%) Java
7 467 (22.22%) C#
8 462 (21.98%) JIRA
9 450 (21.41%) Finance
10 397 (18.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 390 (18.55%) SDLC
12 375 (17.84%) Software Testing
13 368 (17.51%) Cucumber
14 355 (16.89%) Scrum
15 353 (16.79%) ISTQB
16 349 (16.60%) Regression Testing
17 328 (15.60%) Test Strategy
18 310 (14.75%) BDD
19 306 (14.56%) ISEB
20 301 (14.32%) Microsoft
21 296 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
22 291 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
23 287 (13.65%) Degree
24 273 (12.99%) Scenario Testing
25 266 (12.65%) Manual Testing
26 263 (12.51%) WebDriver
27 250 (11.89%) Windows
27 250 (11.89%) TDD
28 226 (10.75%) Jenkins
29 224 (10.66%) .NET

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 81 (3.85%) Confluence
2 32 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 27 (1.28%) CMS
4 25 (1.19%) IIS
5 23 (1.09%) Apache Solr
6 16 (0.76%) Tomcat
6 16 (0.76%) WebSphere
7 14 (0.67%) Apache
8 13 (0.62%) SAS
8 13 (0.62%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (0.38%) JBoss
10 8 (0.38%) nginx
11 7 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.24%) Drupal
13 5 (0.24%) Mule
14 4 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.19%) CICS
14 4 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 92 (4.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 79 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
4 15 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.29%) Chatbot
6 6 (0.29%) Mingle
7 3 (0.14%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.048%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 43 (2.05%) SAP Hybris
2 28 (1.33%) SAP ERP
3 23 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
4 20 (0.95%) SAP MM
5 17 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
7 6 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.29%) SAP HCM
8 5 (0.24%) Eloqua
8 5 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.24%) SAP SD
8 5 (0.24%) Unica
9 4 (0.19%) Elite 3E
9 4 (0.19%) Magento
9 4 (0.19%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.19%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.19%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 72 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (3.14%) SaaS
3 37 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
5 22 (1.05%) GitHub
6 12 (0.57%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 11 (0.52%) BrowserStack
8 9 (0.43%) BlazeMeter
8 9 (0.43%) Office 365
9 8 (0.38%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
11 5 (0.24%) IaaS
11 5 (0.24%) PaaS
11 5 (0.24%) Sauce Labs
12 4 (0.19%) Force.com
12 4 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (0.19%) Veeva
13 2 (0.095%) Heroku
13 2 (0.095%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.71%) Internet
2 33 (1.57%) HTTP
3 25 (1.19%) SMS
4 9 (0.43%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.38%) SSL
6 7 (0.33%) 3G
6 7 (0.33%) Firewall
7 6 (0.29%) 4G
7 6 (0.29%) ATM
7 6 (0.29%) LTE
8 5 (0.24%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.24%) FTP
8 5 (0.24%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.24%) Wireless
9 4 (0.19%) 2G
9 4 (0.19%) TETRA
9 4 (0.19%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.14%) SSH
10 3 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 65 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
3 61 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 35 (1.67%) MySQL
4 35 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
5 29 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
6 26 (1.24%) Oracle Database
7 25 (1.19%) Big Data
8 22 (1.05%) Redis
9 21 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (0.90%) Blockchain
10 19 (0.90%) NoSQL
11 17 (0.81%) MS Access
12 13 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (0.52%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.52%) SAP BW
13 11 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (0.48%) MongoDB
14 10 (0.48%) Power BI
15 8 (0.38%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 766 (36.44%) Selenium
2 462 (21.98%) JIRA
3 368 (17.51%) Cucumber
4 263 (12.51%) WebDriver
5 226 (10.75%) Jenkins
6 215 (10.23%) SoapUI
7 145 (6.90%) Git (software)
8 144 (6.85%) JMeter
9 127 (6.04%) SpecFlow
10 118 (5.61%) Team Foundation Server
11 100 (4.76%) Visual Studio
12 71 (3.38%) Maven
13 59 (2.81%) HP UFT
14 56 (2.66%) LoadRunner
15 54 (2.57%) TeamCity
16 53 (2.52%) JUnit
17 48 (2.28%) NUnit
18 35 (1.67%) Subversion
19 34 (1.62%) Bitbucket
19 34 (1.62%) Robot Framework
General
1 450 (21.41%) Finance
2 158 (7.52%) Retail
3 114 (5.42%) Banking
4 62 (2.95%) Marketing
5 48 (2.28%) Games
6 34 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 33 (1.57%) Advertising
8 31 (1.47%) Law
9 28 (1.33%) Legal
10 25 (1.19%) Back Office
11 24 (1.14%) Automotive
12 22 (1.05%) Billing
13 21 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
14 19 (0.90%) Front Office
15 16 (0.76%) Investment Banking
16 14 (0.67%) Manufacturing
16 14 (0.67%) Polish Language
16 14 (0.67%) Publishing
17 11 (0.52%) Electronics
18 9 (0.43%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 768 (36.54%) Analyst
2 530 (25.21%) Test Analyst
3 427 (20.31%) Tester
4 324 (15.41%) Test Engineer
5 217 (10.32%) Developer
6 187 (8.90%) Automation Tester
7 152 (7.23%) QA Analyst
8 138 (6.57%) QA Engineer
9 134 (6.37%) Software Tester
10 123 (5.85%) Test Automation Engineer
11 118 (5.61%) Software Test Engineer
12 100 (4.76%) Developer in Test
13 98 (4.66%) Business Analyst
14 97 (4.61%) QA Tester
15 95 (4.52%) Senior Analyst
16 93 (4.42%) QA Test Analyst
17 83 (3.95%) Automation Test Analyst
18 81 (3.85%) Test Manager
19 73 (3.47%) Consultant
20 72 (3.43%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (10.66%) .NET
2 169 (8.04%) Web Services
3 145 (6.90%) XML
4 141 (6.71%) HTML
5 110 (5.23%) CSS
6 101 (4.80%) Gherkin
7 77 (3.66%) SOAP
8 76 (3.62%) REST
9 74 (3.52%) RESTful
10 62 (2.95%) JSON
11 55 (2.62%) Spring
12 46 (2.19%) ASP.NET
13 37 (1.76%) AngularJS
14 35 (1.67%) Node.js
15 33 (1.57%) J2EE
16 29 (1.38%) Java EE
17 27 (1.28%) .NET Framework
18 24 (1.14%) React
19 23 (1.09%) jQuery
20 21 (1.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 296 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (6.37%) Mobile App
3 88 (4.19%) User Experience
4 83 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 58 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
6 43 (2.05%) Fintech
7 40 (1.90%) Management Information System
8 33 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
9 29 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
10 28 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (1.14%) Client/Server
11 24 (1.14%) Fixed Income
12 22 (1.05%) EMV
13 20 (0.95%) Contactless
14 19 (0.90%) Life Science
15 18 (0.86%) iPhone
16 17 (0.81%) Virtual Team
17 13 (0.62%) Derivative
18 11 (0.52%) e-Learning
19 10 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 250 (11.89%) Windows
2 186 (8.85%) Linux
3 100 (4.76%) Unix
4 57 (2.71%) Apple iOS
5 53 (2.52%) Android
6 20 (0.95%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
8 10 (0.48%) AIX
9 6 (0.29%) Solaris
9 6 (0.29%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.24%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.095%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.095%) ThreadX
11 2 (0.095%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.095%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.048%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.048%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.048%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,309 (62.27%) Test Automation
2 1,039 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
3 397 (18.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 390 (18.55%) SDLC
5 375 (17.84%) Software Testing
6 355 (16.89%) Scrum
7 349 (16.60%) Regression Testing
8 328 (15.60%) Test Strategy
9 310 (14.75%) BDD
10 291 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
11 273 (12.99%) Scenario Testing
12 266 (12.65%) Manual Testing
13 250 (11.89%) TDD
14 214 (10.18%) Functional Testing
15 203 (9.66%) Waterfall
16 165 (7.85%) Continuous Integration
17 163 (7.75%) Performance Testing
18 159 (7.56%) API Testing
19 153 (7.28%) Integration Testing
19 153 (7.28%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 686 (32.64%) SQL
2 471 (22.41%) Java
3 467 (22.22%) C#
4 205 (9.75%) Python
5 204 (9.71%) JavaScript
6 126 (5.99%) Ruby
7 93 (4.42%) C++
8 78 (3.71%) C
9 52 (2.47%) Bash Shell
10 48 (2.28%) Perl
11 46 (2.19%) PowerShell
12 45 (2.14%) T-SQL
13 41 (1.95%) PHP
14 29 (1.38%) PL/SQL
15 21 (1.00%) VBScript
16 20 (0.95%) Shell Script
17 13 (0.62%) ABAP
17 13 (0.62%) Groovy
17 13 (0.62%) TypeScript
18 12 (0.57%) X++
Qualifications
1 353 (16.79%) ISTQB
2 306 (14.56%) ISEB
3 287 (13.65%) Degree
4 154 (7.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 149 (7.09%) Security Cleared
6 53 (2.52%) SC Cleared
7 38 (1.81%) DV Cleared
8 36 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
9 30 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
10 21 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
11 16 (0.76%) PMI Certification
12 11 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.43%) Master's Degree
13 9 (0.43%) PMP
14 8 (0.38%) MCSE
14 8 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 7 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.29%) CEH
16 6 (0.29%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 709 (33.73%) QA
2 16 (0.76%) PCI DSS
2 16 (0.76%) PSD2
3 14 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.57%) WCAG
5 10 (0.48%) PMO
5 10 (0.48%) SLA
6 8 (0.38%) ARP4754
6 8 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.29%) IFRS
7 6 (0.29%) IFRS 9
7 6 (0.29%) ISO 9000
7 6 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.24%) GAMP
8 5 (0.24%) GMP
9 3 (0.14%) GDPR
10 2 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.048%) EMIR
11 1 (0.048%) MiFID
11 1 (0.048%) WAI
System Software
1 42 (2.00%) Docker
2 32 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.76%) Hyper-V
3 16 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.52%) Firmware
5 4 (0.19%) ACF2
5 4 (0.19%) RACF
5 4 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.048%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.048%) NFS
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.048%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 109 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
2 42 (2.00%) HP ALM
3 11 (0.52%) WebInspect
4 10 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (0.33%) HP Fortify
6 5 (0.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 5 (0.24%) WMI
7 4 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 3 (0.14%) CA Wily
8 3 (0.14%) SCCM
9 2 (0.095%) Ansible
9 2 (0.095%) CA Service Virtualization
9 2 (0.095%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.095%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.095%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.095%) Puppet
10 1 (0.048%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.048%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.048%) SCOM
Vendors
1 301 (14.32%) Microsoft
2 139 (6.61%) Oracle
3 115 (5.47%) HP
3 115 (5.47%) SAP
4 51 (2.43%) hybris
5 47 (2.24%) Atlassian
6 29 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
7 28 (1.33%) Capita
8 22 (1.05%) Apple
9 21 (1.00%) IBM
10 20 (0.95%) Google
10 20 (0.95%) PayPal
11 17 (0.81%) VMware
12 15 (0.71%) Cognizant
12 15 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
13 14 (0.67%) RedGate
14 12 (0.57%) MuleSoft
15 10 (0.48%) Atmel
15 10 (0.48%) Citrix
15 10 (0.48%) Cypress Semiconductor