Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 326 276 280
Rank change year-on-year -50 +4 -43
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 579 1,717 2,076
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 1.20% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.30% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 520 1,359 1,595
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,550 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +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 59,330 132,451 157,683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.25% 92.20% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 47,394 104,308 125,677
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
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 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 10 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in the UK

Test Scripting
Top 18 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 10 August 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 -37 536 £45,000 - 64
UK excluding London -34 366 £42,500 +1.19% 56
London -24 195 £55,000 - 13
South East -9 131 £45,000 +2.27% 11
North of England +85 122 £43,375 +8.44% 11
Yorkshire +125 52 £42,500 +13.33% 5
North West +56 47 £40,000 -2.44% 5
Midlands +5 39 £42,500 +16.44% 14
South West -7 34 £36,250 -14.71% 7
Work from Home +70 32 £47,713 -4.58% 8
West Midlands +46 27 £47,500 +20.25% 12
North East +37 23 £45,000 +13.92% 1
Scotland +24 15 £38,000 +1.33% 2
East Midlands +15 12 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Wales +7 12 £45,000 +12.50% 2
East of England +38 10 £45,000 - 8
Isle of Man - 2 £33,000 -
Northern Ireland +8 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 10 August 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.

1 351 (60.62%) Test Automation
2 304 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
3 209 (36.10%) QA
4 201 (34.72%) Selenium
5 164 (28.32%) SQL
6 157 (27.12%) JIRA
7 148 (25.56%) Java
8 131 (22.63%) C#
9 127 (21.93%) User Acceptance Testing
10 117 (20.21%) BDD
11 111 (19.17%) Regression Testing
12 104 (17.96%) ISTQB
13 101 (17.44%) Software Testing
14 99 (17.10%) Cucumber
14 99 (17.10%) Scenario Testing
15 97 (16.75%) Scrum
16 96 (16.58%) SDLC
17 95 (16.41%) Test Strategy
18 93 (16.06%) TDD
19 84 (14.51%) Manual Testing
20 80 (13.82%) Microsoft
21 79 (13.64%) Finance
22 78 (13.47%) Degree
22 78 (13.47%) Jenkins
23 77 (13.30%) WebDriver
24 75 (12.95%) JavaScript
25 74 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
26 72 (12.44%) SoapUI
27 70 (12.09%) Azure
28 68 (11.74%) Windows

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 26 (4.49%) Confluence
2 17 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.86%) CICS
3 5 (0.86%) IIS
4 4 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (0.69%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.35%) CMS
5 2 (0.35%) JBoss
5 2 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.17%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.94%) MS Visio
4 12 (2.07%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 5 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.69%) SAP PM
3 4 (0.69%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.52%) iTrent
4 3 (0.52%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.52%) Northgate Housing
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.35%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.17%) Magento
6 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 70 (12.09%) Azure
2 22 (3.80%) BlazeMeter
3 14 (2.42%) AWS
3 14 (2.42%) SaaS
4 13 (2.25%) Office 365
5 11 (1.90%) GitHub
6 10 (1.73%) Sauce Labs
7 7 (1.21%) Power Platform
8 6 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (1.04%) npm
9 4 (0.69%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.35%) Trello
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.17%) Firebase
11 1 (0.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.55%) HTTP
1 9 (1.55%) Skype
1 9 (1.55%) Wireshark
2 6 (1.04%) Internet
2 6 (1.04%) SS7
3 5 (0.86%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (0.86%) INAP
3 5 (0.86%) Intelligent Network
3 5 (0.86%) SIGTRAN
3 5 (0.86%) SMS
4 4 (0.69%) IPv6
5 2 (0.35%) Broadband
5 2 (0.35%) DNS
5 2 (0.35%) DSL
5 2 (0.35%) Firewall
5 2 (0.35%) IPv4
5 2 (0.35%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.17%) FCAPS
6 1 (0.17%) Wireless
6 1 (0.17%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.18%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (3.28%) NoSQL
4 17 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (2.76%) Relational Database
6 14 (2.42%) RDBMS
7 12 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (1.90%) Data Lake
8 11 (1.90%) DB2
8 11 (1.90%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (1.21%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 7 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (1.21%) Power BI
10 7 (1.21%) Snowflake Schema
11 6 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (1.04%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 201 (34.72%) Selenium
2 157 (27.12%) JIRA
3 99 (17.10%) Cucumber
4 78 (13.47%) Jenkins
5 77 (13.30%) WebDriver
6 72 (12.44%) SoapUI
7 40 (6.91%) JMeter
8 39 (6.74%) Maven
9 37 (6.39%) Postman
10 36 (6.22%) Git (software)
10 36 (6.22%) SpecFlow
11 33 (5.70%) LoadRunner
12 30 (5.18%) HP UFT
13 22 (3.80%) Subversion
14 21 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (2.59%) Appium
15 15 (2.59%) Eclipse
16 13 (2.25%) Protractor
16 13 (2.25%) Visual Studio
17 12 (2.07%) REST Assured
General
1 79 (13.64%) Finance
2 49 (8.46%) Banking
3 15 (2.59%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.25%) Retail
5 10 (1.73%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.73%) Public Sector
6 8 (1.38%) Law
7 7 (1.21%) Electronics
7 7 (1.21%) General Ledger
7 7 (1.21%) Marketing
8 6 (1.04%) Back Office
8 6 (1.04%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.04%) Publishing
9 5 (0.86%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.86%) Automotive
10 4 (0.69%) Advertising
11 3 (0.52%) Front Office
11 3 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.52%) Social Housing
12 2 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 179 (30.92%) Analyst
2 116 (20.03%) Tester
3 109 (18.83%) Test Engineer
4 104 (17.96%) Test Analyst
5 55 (9.50%) Developer
6 50 (8.64%) QA Engineer
7 47 (8.12%) Software Tester
8 43 (7.43%) Business Analyst
9 41 (7.08%) Test Automation Engineer
10 36 (6.22%) Automation Tester
10 36 (6.22%) Software Test Engineer
11 32 (5.53%) Software Engineer
12 30 (5.18%) Test Leader
13 29 (5.01%) Development Engineer
13 29 (5.01%) Senior Analyst
13 29 (5.01%) Software Development Engineer
14 27 (4.66%) QA Analyst
15 25 (4.32%) Test Development Engineer
16 24 (4.15%) QA Tester
16 24 (4.15%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (10.19%) .NET
2 33 (5.70%) Gherkin
3 29 (5.01%) CSS
3 29 (5.01%) HTML
3 29 (5.01%) SOAP
4 25 (4.32%) REST
5 23 (3.97%) XML
6 20 (3.45%) Middleware
6 20 (3.45%) Web Services
7 17 (2.94%) .NET Framework
7 17 (2.94%) ASP.NET
8 15 (2.59%) Node.js
9 14 (2.42%) AngularJS
10 10 (1.73%) JSON
10 10 (1.73%) Spring
11 8 (1.38%) React
12 7 (1.21%) Redux
13 6 (1.04%) jQuery
13 6 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
13 6 (1.04%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.66%) User Experience
3 20 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.76%) Virtual Team
5 14 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.25%) SWIFT
7 12 (2.07%) Linux Command Line
8 11 (1.90%) Mainframe
9 9 (1.55%) Reinsurance
10 7 (1.21%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.04%) NHS
12 5 (0.86%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.86%) Derivative
12 5 (0.86%) Wiki
13 4 (0.69%) STB
13 4 (0.69%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 68 (11.74%) Windows
2 35 (6.04%) Linux
3 31 (5.35%) Unix
4 18 (3.11%) Apple iOS
5 17 (2.94%) Android
6 13 (2.25%) Windows 10
7 9 (1.55%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.52%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.17%) AIX
9 1 (0.17%) Android TV
9 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (60.62%) Test Automation
2 304 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (21.93%) User Acceptance Testing
4 117 (20.21%) BDD
5 111 (19.17%) Regression Testing
6 101 (17.44%) Software Testing
7 99 (17.10%) Scenario Testing
8 97 (16.75%) Scrum
9 96 (16.58%) SDLC
10 95 (16.41%) Test Strategy
11 93 (16.06%) TDD
12 84 (14.51%) Manual Testing
13 74 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
14 64 (11.05%) DevOps
15 63 (10.88%) User Stories
16 58 (10.02%) Continuous Integration
16 58 (10.02%) Requirements Gathering
17 57 (9.84%) Defect Management
18 55 (9.50%) API Testing
18 55 (9.50%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 164 (28.32%) SQL
2 148 (25.56%) Java
3 131 (22.63%) C#
4 75 (12.95%) JavaScript
5 63 (10.88%) Python
6 21 (3.63%) T-SQL
7 19 (3.28%) C++
8 18 (3.11%) C
9 15 (2.59%) Bash Shell
9 15 (2.59%) TypeScript
10 12 (2.07%) VB
11 11 (1.90%) VBScript
12 9 (1.55%) Perl
12 9 (1.55%) Ruby
13 8 (1.38%) COBOL
13 8 (1.38%) JCL
14 7 (1.21%) PHP
15 6 (1.04%) XAML
16 4 (0.69%) Groovy
16 4 (0.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 104 (17.96%) ISTQB
2 78 (13.47%) Degree
3 61 (10.54%) ISEB
4 41 (7.08%) Security Cleared
5 26 (4.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 23 (3.97%) Computer Science Degree
7 22 (3.80%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.73%) Master's Degree
9 7 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.21%) CISSP
10 6 (1.04%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 6 (1.04%) CCSP
10 6 (1.04%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (0.52%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.52%) MCP
12 2 (0.35%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.35%) PMP
13 1 (0.17%) ACCA
13 1 (0.17%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (36.10%) QA
2 13 (2.25%) PMO
3 7 (1.21%) GDPR
4 6 (1.04%) SLA
5 4 (0.69%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.52%) GxP
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (3.63%) Docker
2 11 (1.90%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.69%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (0.52%) RACF
5 2 (0.35%) ACF2
5 2 (0.35%) Postfix
6 1 (0.17%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.17%) Firmware
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (5.53%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (3.45%) Kubernetes
3 13 (2.25%) HP ALM
4 10 (1.73%) CA Service Virtualization
5 8 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.69%) Rancher
8 2 (0.35%) Ansible
8 2 (0.35%) Terraform
9 1 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.17%) Mesos
9 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.17%) Puppet
9 1 (0.17%) rkt
Vendors
1 80 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 41 (7.08%) Oracle
3 31 (5.35%) HP
4 22 (3.80%) SAP
5 10 (1.73%) CA
5 10 (1.73%) Perfecto Mobile
6 7 (1.21%) Capita
7 6 (1.04%) Cognizant
7 6 (1.04%) Databricks
7 6 (1.04%) Remedy
7 6 (1.04%) Unisys
8 5 (0.86%) Google
8 5 (0.86%) Guidewire
8 5 (0.86%) Nokia
8 5 (0.86%) Xamarin
9 4 (0.69%) Cognos
9 4 (0.69%) Concur
9 4 (0.69%) Sage
9 4 (0.69%) Temenos
10 3 (0.52%) Northgate