Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 284 254 235
Rank change year-on-year -30 -19 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1,959 2,466 2,799
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 1.42% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.55% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,432 1,974 2,389
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £61,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% 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 149,810 159,174 173,018
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.02% 91.57% 90.85%
Number of salaries quoted 119,232 125,620 144,140
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -47 1,746 £45,000 +5.88% 302
UK excluding London -55 1,190 £40,000 - 248
London +8 694 £50,000 - 82
North of England -24 368 £40,000 - 69
South East -97 304 £42,500 +9.68% 50
North West -9 228 £37,500 -11.76% 44
Midlands -24 173 £40,000 - 42
Yorkshire -28 123 £42,500 +6.25% 20
South West -50 103 £38,750 +10.71% 25
Scotland +2 102 £41,000 +17.14% 23
West Midlands -55 93 £37,500 -6.25% 22
East of England -7 90 £45,000 -5.26% 35
East Midlands +21 80 £40,000 +9.59% 20
Wales +7 40 £30,250 -24.38% 3
North East -12 17 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Northern Ireland -1 10 £25,000 -16.67% 2

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 1,227 (62.63%) Test Automation
2 1,010 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
3 619 (31.60%) Selenium
4 607 (30.99%) SQL
5 579 (29.56%) QA
6 524 (26.75%) Java
7 481 (24.55%) Finance
8 465 (23.74%) C#
9 374 (19.09%) Software Testing
10 365 (18.63%) JIRA
11 345 (17.61%) Degree
12 343 (17.51%) Cucumber
13 336 (17.15%) ISTQB
14 333 (17.00%) BDD
15 310 (15.82%) Regression Testing
16 292 (14.91%) Test Strategy
17 291 (14.85%) SDLC
18 288 (14.70%) Scrum
18 288 (14.70%) JavaScript
19 284 (14.50%) User Acceptance Testing
20 281 (14.34%) Scenario Testing
21 274 (13.99%) ISEB
22 273 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
23 264 (13.48%) .NET
24 262 (13.37%) Jenkins
25 259 (13.22%) Problem-Solving
26 251 (12.81%) Manual Testing
27 235 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
28 234 (11.94%) SQL Server
29 228 (11.64%) Python

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 77 (3.93%) Confluence
2 60 (3.06%) IIS
3 37 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 36 (1.84%) CMS
5 21 (1.07%) Apache Solr
6 15 (0.77%) Apache
7 12 (0.61%) JBoss
7 12 (0.61%) WebSphere
8 11 (0.56%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.51%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (0.46%) Skype for Business
11 8 (0.41%) EPiServer
11 8 (0.41%) SAS
12 7 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.31%) Liferay
13 6 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.26%) Drupal
14 5 (0.26%) GemFire
Applications
1 69 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.56%) Mingle
5 10 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.15%) InVision
8 1 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.051%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.051%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.051%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 27 (1.38%) SAP Hybris
2 21 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (0.71%) SAP ERP
4 12 (0.61%) SAP MM
5 10 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
6 9 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
6 9 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
6 9 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
6 9 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
7 6 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.26%) IntelliMatch
8 5 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.20%) Elite 3E
9 4 (0.20%) Magento
9 4 (0.20%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 84 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (2.40%) SaaS
4 19 (0.97%) Serverless
5 18 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
6 16 (0.82%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 14 (0.71%) BlazeMeter
8 11 (0.56%) Google Analytics
8 11 (0.56%) Office 365
9 9 (0.46%) Azure Functions
9 9 (0.46%) BrowserStack
9 9 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
9 9 (0.46%) Yammer
10 8 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (0.26%) GitHub
11 5 (0.26%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.26%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.33%) HTTP
2 16 (0.82%) Internet
2 16 (0.82%) SMS
3 11 (0.56%) Skype
3 11 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.51%) 3G
4 10 (0.51%) ATM
5 9 (0.46%) Intranet
5 9 (0.46%) Wireless
6 8 (0.41%) Bluetooth
6 8 (0.41%) LAN
7 7 (0.36%) WAN
7 7 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.31%) 2G
8 6 (0.31%) 802.15
8 6 (0.31%) DHCP
8 6 (0.31%) Firewall
8 6 (0.31%) FTP
8 6 (0.31%) LTE
8 6 (0.31%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 70 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 40 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
5 30 (1.53%) Big Data
5 30 (1.53%) MySQL
6 29 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (1.17%) Oracle Database
8 22 (1.12%) MongoDB
9 18 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
10 17 (0.87%) NoSQL
11 16 (0.82%) SAP BW
12 15 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
12 15 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (0.66%) RDBMS
14 11 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 8 (0.41%) SAP HANA
17 8 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 619 (31.60%) Selenium
2 365 (18.63%) JIRA
3 343 (17.51%) Cucumber
4 262 (13.37%) Jenkins
5 219 (11.18%) WebDriver
6 182 (9.29%) Git (software)
7 172 (8.78%) SpecFlow
8 123 (6.28%) JMeter
8 123 (6.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 107 (5.46%) SoapUI
10 96 (4.90%) Visual Studio
11 94 (4.80%) TeamCity
12 88 (4.49%) NUnit
13 74 (3.78%) JUnit
14 65 (3.32%) Maven
15 53 (2.71%) Appium
16 52 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 49 (2.50%) LoadRunner
18 44 (2.25%) HP UFT
19 38 (1.94%) TestRail
General
1 481 (24.55%) Finance
2 142 (7.25%) Banking
3 130 (6.64%) Retail
4 62 (3.16%) Games
5 44 (2.25%) Marketing
6 40 (2.04%) Electronics
7 31 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 28 (1.43%) Law
9 25 (1.28%) Investment Banking
10 22 (1.12%) Legal
11 17 (0.87%) Advertising
11 17 (0.87%) Front Office
12 15 (0.77%) Manufacturing
12 15 (0.77%) Publishing
12 15 (0.77%) Retail Banking
13 13 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.51%) Back Office
15 9 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.46%) General Ledger
15 9 (0.46%) Military
Job Titles
1 747 (38.13%) Analyst
2 470 (23.99%) Test Analyst
3 379 (19.35%) Tester
4 313 (15.98%) Test Engineer
5 211 (10.77%) Developer
6 176 (8.98%) Automation Tester
7 124 (6.33%) Business Analyst
8 116 (5.92%) Software Tester
9 115 (5.87%) Software Test Engineer
10 114 (5.82%) Developer in Test
11 112 (5.72%) QA Engineer
12 110 (5.62%) QA Analyst
13 103 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
13 103 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
14 95 (4.85%) Software Engineer
15 81 (4.13%) Development Engineer
16 80 (4.08%) Software Development Engineer
17 79 (4.03%) Test Development Engineer
18 77 (3.93%) Automation Test Analyst
19 75 (3.83%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (13.48%) .NET
2 208 (10.62%) XML
3 180 (9.19%) Gherkin
4 149 (7.61%) Web Services
5 143 (7.30%) HTML
6 121 (6.18%) JSON
7 112 (5.72%) REST
8 109 (5.56%) CSS
9 91 (4.65%) SOAP
10 56 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
11 53 (2.71%) ASP.NET
12 51 (2.60%) RESTful
13 50 (2.55%) Spring
14 47 (2.40%) AngularJS
15 35 (1.79%) HTML5
16 34 (1.74%) .NET Framework
17 33 (1.68%) Middleware
18 32 (1.63%) Java EE
19 26 (1.33%) J2EE
20 25 (1.28%) React
Miscellaneous
1 273 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (5.21%) Computer Science
3 90 (4.59%) Self-Motivation
4 79 (4.03%) Mobile App
5 64 (3.27%) User Experience
6 60 (3.06%) Fintech
7 46 (2.35%) Management Information System
8 29 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
9 24 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
10 17 (0.87%) e-Learning
11 16 (0.82%) Fixed Income
12 15 (0.77%) Life Science
13 14 (0.71%) Data Centre
14 13 (0.66%) Mainframe
15 11 (0.56%) Virtual Team
16 9 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 9 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
16 9 (0.46%) SWIFT
16 9 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 225 (11.49%) Windows
2 196 (10.01%) Linux
3 127 (6.48%) Unix
4 54 (2.76%) Android
5 50 (2.55%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.71%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.46%) AIX
7 9 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.41%) Solaris
8 8 (0.41%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.10%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.051%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.051%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,227 (62.63%) Test Automation
2 1,010 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
3 374 (19.09%) Software Testing
4 333 (17.00%) BDD
5 310 (15.82%) Regression Testing
6 292 (14.91%) Test Strategy
7 291 (14.85%) SDLC
8 288 (14.70%) Scrum
9 284 (14.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 281 (14.34%) Scenario Testing
11 259 (13.22%) Problem-Solving
12 251 (12.81%) Manual Testing
13 235 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
14 227 (11.59%) TDD
15 189 (9.65%) Waterfall
16 178 (9.09%) Functional Testing
17 171 (8.73%) User Stories
18 152 (7.76%) Test Management
19 148 (7.55%) Non-Functional Testing
20 147 (7.50%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 607 (30.99%) SQL
2 524 (26.75%) Java
3 465 (23.74%) C#
4 288 (14.70%) JavaScript
5 228 (11.64%) Python
6 100 (5.10%) Ruby
7 73 (3.73%) PowerShell
8 60 (3.06%) Perl
9 55 (2.81%) C
10 52 (2.65%) C++
11 41 (2.09%) PHP
12 38 (1.94%) Bash Shell
13 32 (1.63%) TypeScript
14 22 (1.12%) ABAP
15 21 (1.07%) T-SQL
15 21 (1.07%) VB
16 19 (0.97%) Shell Script
17 17 (0.87%) VBScript
18 16 (0.82%) Scala
19 14 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 345 (17.61%) Degree
2 336 (17.15%) ISTQB
3 274 (13.99%) ISEB
4 132 (6.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 110 (5.62%) Security Cleared
6 62 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
7 51 (2.60%) SC Cleared
8 39 (1.99%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.66%) PMI Certification
10 10 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 10 (0.51%) Master's Degree
10 10 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.36%) PMP
12 6 (0.31%) CISSP
12 6 (0.31%) MCSE
12 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.26%) RHCSA
14 4 (0.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 579 (29.56%) QA
2 16 (0.82%) Data Quality
2 16 (0.82%) PMO
3 10 (0.51%) ISO 9000
4 8 (0.41%) WCAG
5 7 (0.36%) SLA
6 6 (0.31%) GDPR
6 6 (0.31%) ISO 20022
6 6 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.31%) SEPA
6 6 (0.31%) TARGET2
7 5 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.20%) GAMP
8 4 (0.20%) GMP
8 4 (0.20%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.051%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.051%) MiFID
10 1 (0.051%) WAI
System Software
1 73 (3.73%) Active Directory
2 44 (2.25%) Docker
3 23 (1.17%) Hyper-V
3 23 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.36%) Firmware
5 3 (0.15%) ACF2
5 3 (0.15%) NFS
5 3 (0.15%) RACF
6 1 (0.051%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.051%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 73 (3.73%) HP Quality Center
2 45 (2.30%) HP ALM
3 24 (1.23%) Ansible
4 22 (1.12%) Puppet
5 13 (0.66%) Kubernetes
6 12 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.36%) HP Fortify
8 5 (0.26%) Mesos
8 5 (0.26%) rkt
8 5 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.26%) Terraform
8 5 (0.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 5 (0.26%) WMI
9 4 (0.20%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 4 (0.20%) Salt
10 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.051%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.051%) Rundeck
11 1 (0.051%) SCCM
Vendors
1 213 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 127 (6.48%) Oracle
3 112 (5.72%) SAP
4 90 (4.59%) HP
5 61 (3.11%) Atlassian
6 34 (1.74%) IBM
7 32 (1.63%) Google
8 29 (1.48%) hybris
9 28 (1.43%) Cognizant
10 25 (1.28%) VMware
11 22 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
12 17 (0.87%) JDA
13 16 (0.82%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 11 (0.56%) Remedy
15 10 (0.51%) Telerik
16 9 (0.46%) Cisco
16 9 (0.46%) Concur
17 8 (0.41%) EMC
17 8 (0.41%) Hyperion
17 8 (0.41%) NetApp