Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 422 330 277
Rank change year-on-year -92 -53 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 708 747 1,771
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.93% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.01% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 558 611 1,373
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £29,350
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +7.14% +5.00%

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 98,425 73,961 133,186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.21% 92.34% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 67,779 59,551 105,846
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% -

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -98 643 £47,500 +1.06% 120
UK excluding London -92 433 £42,500 -5.56% 80
London -54 232 £55,000 - 47
Work from Home -100 142 £50,000 +3.09% 20
North of England -50 141 £37,500 -11.76% 20
South East -70 133 £45,000 - 10
North West -3 92 £37,500 -6.25% 10
Midlands -13 77 £47,500 +7.95% 12
West Midlands -33 53 £47,500 - 7
Yorkshire -48 44 £40,000 -8.57% 8
South West -84 25 £45,000 +12.50% 14
East Midlands -15 24 £50,500 +34.67% 5
East of England -23 21 £47,500 -5.00% 16
Scotland -59 21 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Wales -23 9 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Northern Ireland -23 9 £30,000 -14.29%
North East -37 5 £40,000 -11.11% 2

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 453 (63.98%) Test Automation
2 357 (50.42%) Agile Software Development
3 290 (40.96%) QA
4 252 (35.59%) Selenium
5 218 (30.79%) Software Testing
6 181 (25.56%) Social Skills
7 174 (24.58%) Java
8 172 (24.29%) SQL
9 169 (23.87%) JIRA
10 139 (19.63%) BDD
11 138 (19.49%) Finance
12 137 (19.35%) C#
13 129 (18.22%) Regression Testing
14 116 (16.38%) Cucumber
14 116 (16.38%) DevOps
14 116 (16.38%) SDLC
15 111 (15.68%) TDD
16 109 (15.40%) Scrum
17 104 (14.69%) Test Strategy
18 102 (14.41%) ISTQB
19 99 (13.98%) Scenario Testing
20 97 (13.70%) Azure
21 96 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
22 95 (13.42%) Python
23 93 (13.14%) User Acceptance Testing
24 90 (12.71%) JavaScript
24 90 (12.71%) Jenkins
25 84 (11.86%) Test Management
26 79 (11.16%) Oracle
27 77 (10.88%) Postman

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 29 (4.10%) Confluence
2 14 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.56%) SAS
4 3 (0.42%) CMS
5 2 (0.28%) Moodle
6 1 (0.14%) Apache
6 1 (0.14%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.14%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.14%) IIS
6 1 (0.14%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.14%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.26%) Oracle Smart View
3 14 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.14%) Figma
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (3.53%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (3.25%) Oracle Payables
2 23 (3.25%) Oracle Receivables
3 21 (2.97%) Oracle Cash Management
4 19 (2.68%) Oracle ERP
4 19 (2.68%) Oracle General Ledger
5 18 (2.54%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 9 (1.27%) SAP S/4HANA
7 7 (0.99%) Oracle Assets
8 6 (0.85%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.56%) Oracle iProcurement
10 4 (0.56%) SAP BPC
11 3 (0.42%) SAP CO
12 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
12 2 (0.28%) JDE EnterpriseOne
12 2 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
12 2 (0.28%) SAP FSCM
12 2 (0.28%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 97 (13.70%) Azure
2 31 (4.38%) SaaS
3 25 (3.53%) AWS
4 16 (2.26%) BlazeMeter
5 15 (2.12%) GitHub
6 11 (1.55%) Azure Service Bus
6 11 (1.55%) Azure Service Fabric
6 11 (1.55%) BrowserStack
6 11 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
7 10 (1.41%) Slack
8 9 (1.27%) Serverless
9 8 (1.13%) Power Platform
10 7 (0.99%) Microsoft 365
11 4 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.42%) GCP
13 1 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.14%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.69%) Internet
2 10 (1.41%) HTTP
3 8 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.71%) Broadband
5 4 (0.56%) DHCP
5 4 (0.56%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.56%) VoIP
5 4 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.56%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.42%) Firewall
7 2 (0.28%) DNS
7 2 (0.28%) FTP
7 2 (0.28%) WAAS
8 1 (0.14%) 5G
8 1 (0.14%) Diameter Protocol
8 1 (0.14%) GPON
8 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.14%) Intelligent Network
8 1 (0.14%) Skype
8 1 (0.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.11%) JasperReports
3 20 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
4 17 (2.40%) MongoDB
4 17 (2.40%) MySQL
4 17 (2.40%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (1.84%) Redis
8 12 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (1.69%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.41%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
10 7 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (0.99%) Oracle ODI
11 6 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.71%) Power BI
13 4 (0.56%) Electronic Patient Records
14 2 (0.28%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 252 (35.59%) Selenium
2 169 (23.87%) JIRA
3 116 (16.38%) Cucumber
4 90 (12.71%) Jenkins
5 77 (10.88%) Postman
6 72 (10.17%) JMeter
7 70 (9.89%) WebDriver
8 67 (9.46%) Git (software)
9 52 (7.34%) SpecFlow
10 44 (6.21%) SoapUI
11 30 (4.24%) HP UFT
12 29 (4.10%) TestRail
13 25 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
13 25 (3.53%) Zephyr
14 23 (3.25%) Appium
14 23 (3.25%) Ranorex
15 22 (3.11%) Visual Studio Team System
16 21 (2.97%) JUnit
17 20 (2.82%) LoadRunner
18 19 (2.68%) Cypress.io
General
1 181 (25.56%) Social Skills
2 138 (19.49%) Finance
3 76 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (5.08%) Legal
5 26 (3.67%) General Ledger
6 23 (3.25%) Banking
7 21 (2.97%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.54%) Documentation Skills
8 18 (2.54%) Law
8 18 (2.54%) Public Sector
9 12 (1.69%) Games
10 8 (1.13%) Organisational Skills
10 8 (1.13%) Retail
11 7 (0.99%) Billing
12 6 (0.85%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.85%) Influencing Skills
13 5 (0.71%) Automotive
13 5 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.42%) Back Office
14 3 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 184 (25.99%) Analyst
2 126 (17.80%) Tester
3 101 (14.27%) QA Engineer
3 101 (14.27%) Test Engineer
4 95 (13.42%) Test Analyst
5 56 (7.91%) Automation Tester
6 51 (7.20%) Test Automation Engineer
7 49 (6.92%) Developer
8 41 (5.79%) Business Analyst
9 38 (5.37%) Automation Engineer
9 38 (5.37%) QA Analyst
9 38 (5.37%) QA Automation Engineer
10 37 (5.23%) Software Tester
11 29 (4.10%) Consultant
12 28 (3.95%) Automation Test Analyst
13 25 (3.53%) Senior Analyst
14 24 (3.39%) Automation Test Lead
14 24 (3.39%) Senior Test Engineer
14 24 (3.39%) Test Leader
15 20 (2.82%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (7.77%) .NET
2 53 (7.49%) Gherkin
3 34 (4.80%) REST
4 28 (3.95%) XML
5 25 (3.53%) JSON
5 25 (3.53%) Spring
6 23 (3.25%) SOAP
7 22 (3.11%) EDI
7 22 (3.11%) WebdriverIO
8 21 (2.97%) RESTful
9 18 (2.54%) Web Services
10 16 (2.26%) .NET Framework
11 15 (2.12%) Node.js
12 13 (1.84%) CGI
12 13 (1.84%) React
13 11 (1.55%) AngularJS
13 11 (1.55%) Middleware
14 10 (1.41%) CSS
14 10 (1.41%) HTML
15 9 (1.27%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.20%) Mobile App
2 28 (3.95%) Virtual Team
3 27 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
4 25 (3.53%) Management Information System
5 21 (2.97%) User Experience
6 14 (1.98%) e-Learning
7 12 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.99%) NHS
10 6 (0.85%) Renewable Energy
11 5 (0.71%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.71%) Internet of Things
12 3 (0.42%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.42%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.42%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.42%) Derivative
12 3 (0.42%) Life Science
12 3 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.28%) Analytical Mindset
13 2 (0.28%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 46 (6.50%) Windows
2 39 (5.51%) Unix
3 27 (3.81%) Linux
4 9 (1.27%) Android
4 9 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.13%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.42%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.14%) HPUX
8 1 (0.14%) SUSE
8 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (63.98%) Test Automation
2 357 (50.42%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (30.79%) Software Testing
4 139 (19.63%) BDD
5 129 (18.22%) Regression Testing
6 116 (16.38%) DevOps
6 116 (16.38%) SDLC
7 111 (15.68%) TDD
8 109 (15.40%) Scrum
9 104 (14.69%) Test Strategy
10 99 (13.98%) Scenario Testing
11 96 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
12 93 (13.14%) User Acceptance Testing
13 84 (11.86%) Test Management
14 76 (10.73%) Project Management
15 72 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
16 71 (10.03%) Manual Testing
17 70 (9.89%) Test Planning
18 69 (9.75%) Stakeholder Management
19 68 (9.60%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 174 (24.58%) Java
2 172 (24.29%) SQL
3 137 (19.35%) C#
4 95 (13.42%) Python
5 90 (12.71%) JavaScript
6 23 (3.25%) C
7 22 (3.11%) PL/SQL
8 18 (2.54%) Ruby
9 15 (2.12%) Bash Shell
9 15 (2.12%) Groovy
9 15 (2.12%) Scala
10 13 (1.84%) TypeScript
10 13 (1.84%) VBScript
11 11 (1.55%) PHP
12 8 (1.13%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.13%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.13%) VB
13 6 (0.85%) Apple Swift
13 6 (0.85%) C++
13 6 (0.85%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 102 (14.41%) ISTQB
2 76 (10.73%) Security Cleared
3 63 (8.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 56 (7.91%) ISEB
5 55 (7.77%) Degree
6 37 (5.23%) SC Cleared
7 26 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 19 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 18 (2.54%) Oracle Certification
10 9 (1.27%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.56%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.56%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.28%) ACCA
12 2 (0.28%) CIMA
12 2 (0.28%) HND
13 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.14%) MBA
13 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 290 (40.96%) QA
2 32 (4.52%) GDPR
3 12 (1.69%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.99%) Accessibility
4 7 (0.99%) SLA
5 4 (0.56%) WCAG
6 3 (0.42%) GLP
7 2 (0.28%) GxP
8 1 (0.14%) Basel III
8 1 (0.14%) MiFID
8 1 (0.14%) NIST
8 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 30 (4.24%) Docker
2 6 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.85%) vSphere
3 5 (0.71%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.14%) XenApp
4 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (3.95%) Kubernetes
2 21 (2.97%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (2.54%) HP ALM
4 5 (0.71%) Ansible
5 4 (0.56%) Puppet
5 4 (0.56%) Terraform
6 2 (0.28%) Grafana
6 2 (0.28%) Nmap
6 2 (0.28%) SCCM
6 2 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.14%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 79 (11.16%) Oracle
2 63 (8.90%) Microsoft
3 38 (5.37%) HP
4 22 (3.11%) JDA
5 21 (2.97%) SAP
6 9 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.13%) Concur
7 8 (1.13%) Dynatrace
7 8 (1.13%) VMware
8 7 (0.99%) JD Edwards
9 6 (0.85%) Atlassian
9 6 (0.85%) Informatica
10 5 (0.71%) CA Agile Central
10 5 (0.71%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.56%) Micro Focus
12 3 (0.42%) Ariba
12 3 (0.42%) Fidessa
12 3 (0.42%) Mercator
12 3 (0.42%) Perforce
12 3 (0.42%) Portware