Period
to 29 November 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 29 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK
6 months to
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 305 284 290
Rank change year-on-year -21 +6 -27
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 552 1,550 1,932
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.15% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.24% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 536 1,268 1,446
Median annual salary £43,891 £44,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.37% -1.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,017 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

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 50,527 124,664 148,772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.24% 92.18% 92.02%
Number of salaries quoted 41,928 98,623 118,326
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +1.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +3.45%

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 29 November 2020.

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 29 November 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 -29 482 £42,500 -5.56% 66
UK excluding London -29 328 £41,500 +3.75% 55
London +49 184 £53,750 -2.27% 15
North of England +78 120 £41,500 +9.21% 11
South East -11 96 £42,500 +6.25% 20
Work from Home +35 76 £45,000 -4.26% 9
Yorkshire +97 65 £41,500 +10.67% 4
Midlands +24 49 £45,000 +12.50% 6
North West +49 39 £36,500 -1.35% 5
West Midlands +36 29 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Scotland +52 27 £35,000 - 3
South West -1 22 £40,500 +1.25% 6
East Midlands +38 20 £41,500 +10.67% 1
North East +26 16 £45,000 +12.50% 2
East of England +57 9 £42,500 -10.53% 9
Wales +13 4 £52,500 +38.16% 1
Northern Ireland +10 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 November 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.

1 340 (61.59%) Test Automation
2 302 (54.71%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (36.05%) QA
4 193 (34.96%) Selenium
5 153 (27.72%) C#
6 152 (27.54%) JIRA
7 141 (25.54%) Java
8 137 (24.82%) SQL
9 113 (20.47%) BDD
10 110 (19.93%) TDD
11 107 (19.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 105 (19.02%) Scrum
13 102 (18.48%) Microsoft
14 91 (16.49%) SDLC
15 87 (15.76%) Scenario Testing
16 84 (15.22%) Windows
17 80 (14.49%) API Testing
18 77 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
18 77 (13.95%) Cucumber
19 74 (13.41%) Software Testing
20 72 (13.04%) Python
21 71 (12.86%) JavaScript
22 70 (12.68%) .NET
22 70 (12.68%) Finance
23 68 (12.32%) Regression Testing
23 68 (12.32%) ISTQB
23 68 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
24 65 (11.78%) Project Delivery
24 65 (11.78%) Azure
25 63 (11.41%) WebDriver

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 30 (5.43%) Confluence
2 18 (3.26%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.91%) CMS
4 4 (0.72%) IIS
4 4 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (0.72%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.54%) IBM Domino
5 3 (0.54%) MQSeries
5 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.54%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 34 (6.16%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.63%) iTrent
2 9 (1.63%) Northgate Housing
2 9 (1.63%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (1.45%) Magento
4 6 (1.09%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.54%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.54%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.36%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.36%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.36%) SAP Payroll
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.18%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 65 (11.78%) Azure
2 26 (4.71%) SaaS
3 14 (2.54%) Power Platform
4 11 (1.99%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (1.81%) AWS
6 9 (1.63%) BrowserStack
7 7 (1.27%) Office 365
8 6 (1.09%) GitHub
9 5 (0.91%) BlazeMeter
9 5 (0.91%) npm
10 3 (0.54%) Serverless
10 3 (0.54%) Slack
11 2 (0.36%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.36%) Tricentis Tosca
12 1 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.81%) Skype
2 7 (1.27%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.72%) Wireshark
4 3 (0.54%) Diameter Protocol
4 3 (0.54%) Firewall
4 3 (0.54%) INAP
4 3 (0.54%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (0.54%) Software-Defined Radio
5 2 (0.36%) 3G
5 2 (0.36%) 4G
5 2 (0.36%) DSL
5 2 (0.36%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.36%) HTTP
5 2 (0.36%) Intelligent Network
5 2 (0.36%) Internet
5 2 (0.36%) IPv4
5 2 (0.36%) IPv6
5 2 (0.36%) SIGTRAN
5 2 (0.36%) SMS
5 2 (0.36%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.07%) Crystal Reports
3 18 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (2.72%) MongoDB
5 14 (2.54%) Power BI
6 11 (1.99%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.63%) JasperReports
7 9 (1.63%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.45%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 8 (1.45%) Snowflake Schema
9 7 (1.27%) Blockchain
9 7 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.09%) MySQL
10 6 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 193 (34.96%) Selenium
2 152 (27.54%) JIRA
3 77 (13.95%) Cucumber
4 63 (11.41%) SpecFlow
4 63 (11.41%) WebDriver
5 62 (11.23%) Jenkins
6 55 (9.96%) SoapUI
7 50 (9.06%) Git (software)
8 46 (8.33%) JMeter
9 37 (6.70%) Postman
9 37 (6.70%) TestRail
10 30 (5.43%) Maven
11 16 (2.90%) FitNesse
12 14 (2.54%) LoadRunner
13 13 (2.36%) Subversion
14 12 (2.17%) Appium
14 12 (2.17%) Gatling
14 12 (2.17%) TestComplete
15 10 (1.81%) JUnit
16 9 (1.63%) HP UFT
General
1 70 (12.68%) Finance
2 20 (3.62%) Banking
2 20 (3.62%) Retail
3 13 (2.36%) Back Office
4 9 (1.63%) Social Housing
5 8 (1.45%) Public Sector
6 7 (1.27%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.09%) General Ledger
7 6 (1.09%) Law
7 6 (1.09%) Publishing
8 5 (0.91%) Electronics
9 4 (0.72%) Digital Economy
10 3 (0.54%) Advertising
10 3 (0.54%) Marketing
10 3 (0.54%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.36%) Automotive
11 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.36%) Front Office
11 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 142 (25.72%) Analyst
2 117 (21.20%) Test Engineer
3 96 (17.39%) Tester
4 81 (14.67%) Test Analyst
5 80 (14.49%) Developer
6 51 (9.24%) QA Engineer
7 39 (7.07%) Business Analyst
7 39 (7.07%) Software Test Engineer
7 39 (7.07%) Test Automation Engineer
8 32 (5.80%) Automation Tester
9 29 (5.25%) Software Engineer
10 28 (5.07%) Project Leader
11 26 (4.71%) Insurance Business Analyst
12 25 (4.53%) Automation Test Analyst
12 25 (4.53%) Developer in Test
12 25 (4.53%) Development Engineer
12 25 (4.53%) Software Development Engineer
12 25 (4.53%) Test Development Engineer
13 23 (4.17%) Software Tester
14 21 (3.80%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (12.68%) .NET
2 32 (5.80%) Gherkin
3 30 (5.43%) REST
4 27 (4.89%) ASP.NET
5 26 (4.71%) Node.js
6 24 (4.35%) HTML
6 24 (4.35%) XML
7 22 (3.99%) SOAP
8 21 (3.80%) React
9 20 (3.62%) .NET Framework
10 18 (3.26%) AngularJS
11 17 (3.08%) RESTful
12 16 (2.90%) CSS
12 16 (2.90%) JSON
13 13 (2.36%) Spring
13 13 (2.36%) Web Services
14 10 (1.81%) EDI
14 10 (1.81%) Middleware
15 8 (1.45%) .NET Core
15 8 (1.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 68 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (7.43%) Mobile App
3 28 (5.07%) STB
4 24 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (3.08%) User Experience
6 16 (2.90%) Digital TV
7 11 (1.99%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.27%) e-Learning
10 6 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.91%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.72%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.72%) AS400
12 4 (0.72%) IBM Mainframe
12 4 (0.72%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.54%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.54%) Renewable Energy
13 3 (0.54%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 84 (15.22%) Windows
2 40 (7.25%) Linux
3 35 (6.34%) Unix
4 9 (1.63%) Android
4 9 (1.63%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.45%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.91%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.36%) AIX
8 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (61.59%) Test Automation
2 302 (54.71%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (20.47%) BDD
4 110 (19.93%) TDD
5 107 (19.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 105 (19.02%) Scrum
7 91 (16.49%) SDLC
8 87 (15.76%) Scenario Testing
9 80 (14.49%) API Testing
10 77 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
11 74 (13.41%) Software Testing
12 68 (12.32%) Regression Testing
13 65 (11.78%) Project Delivery
14 63 (11.41%) DevOps
15 61 (11.05%) SDET
16 59 (10.69%) Test Strategy
17 58 (10.51%) User Stories
18 51 (9.24%) Manual Testing
19 49 (8.88%) Integration Testing
19 49 (8.88%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 153 (27.72%) C#
2 141 (25.54%) Java
3 137 (24.82%) SQL
4 72 (13.04%) Python
5 71 (12.86%) JavaScript
6 37 (6.70%) T-SQL
7 29 (5.25%) C++
8 15 (2.72%) TypeScript
9 13 (2.36%) C
9 13 (2.36%) Go
10 12 (2.17%) Shell Script
11 11 (1.99%) PL/SQL
11 11 (1.99%) Scala
12 8 (1.45%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.45%) Ruby
13 4 (0.72%) Embedded C
13 4 (0.72%) PHP
13 4 (0.72%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.54%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (12.32%) ISTQB
2 63 (11.41%) Degree
3 39 (7.07%) ISEB
4 37 (6.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (4.17%) Security Cleared
6 15 (2.72%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.54%) CBAP
9 3 (0.54%) IIBA
9 3 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.18%) CEH
10 1 (0.18%) CISM
10 1 (0.18%) CISSP
10 1 (0.18%) GIAC
10 1 (0.18%) HNC
10 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (36.05%) QA
2 13 (2.36%) SLA
3 11 (1.99%) GDPR
4 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.36%) GxP
4 2 (0.36%) PMO
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.36%) Docker
3 4 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.72%) vSphere
4 1 (0.18%) Cronacle
4 1 (0.18%) Firmware
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (2.36%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.27%) Puppet
4 4 (0.72%) Ansible
4 4 (0.72%) Terraform
5 3 (0.54%) Kibana
6 2 (0.36%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 102 (18.48%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.62%) Oracle
3 22 (3.99%) SAP
4 15 (2.72%) Ceridian
5 10 (1.81%) HP
6 9 (1.63%) JDA
6 9 (1.63%) Northgate
7 7 (1.27%) IBM
8 6 (1.09%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.72%) Cognos
9 4 (0.72%) Concur
9 4 (0.72%) VMware
10 3 (0.54%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.54%) Temenos
10 3 (0.54%) Workday
10 3 (0.54%) Xerox
11 2 (0.36%) Citrix
11 2 (0.36%) Sage
11 2 (0.36%) Sun
11 2 (0.36%) Sybase