Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 246 208 231
Rank change year-on-year -38 +23 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 2,287 2,899 3,173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 1.66% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.86% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,900 2,410 2,660
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -5.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £58,750
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 156,488 156,273 187,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.87% 89.55% 88.83%
Number of salaries quoted 127,328 128,676 155,037
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -48 2,160 £40,500 -4.71% 348
UK excluding London -38 1,605 £40,000 +6.67% 281
London -67 647 £52,500 - 91
South East -35 537 £40,000 +6.67% 79
North of England -13 505 £40,000 +6.67% 81
Midlands -18 229 £35,000 -1.41% 43
North West -29 228 £40,000 +6.67% 36
Yorkshire +12 227 £40,000 +1.27% 35
West Midlands -12 167 £35,000 -3.45% 27
East of England -74 125 £42,500 - 30
South West -38 122 £42,500 +13.33% 24
Scotland -8 75 £40,000 -3.03% 14
East Midlands -24 62 £35,000 - 16
North East +10 50 £40,000 +23.08% 10
Wales -35 13 £32,750 -1.28% 9
Northern Ireland -15 5 £30,000 -3.23% 1

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 1,462 (63.93%) Test Automation
2 1,137 (49.72%) Agile Software Development
3 874 (38.22%) Selenium
4 753 (32.93%) QA
5 719 (31.44%) SQL
6 503 (21.99%) C#
7 490 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 478 (20.90%) Finance
9 474 (20.73%) Cucumber
10 472 (20.64%) Java
11 470 (20.55%) Software Testing
12 445 (19.46%) SDLC
13 427 (18.67%) Test Strategy
14 406 (17.75%) Scrum
15 403 (17.62%) ISEB
16 387 (16.92%) Regression Testing
17 385 (16.83%) JIRA
18 379 (16.57%) Microsoft
19 370 (16.18%) ISTQB
20 361 (15.78%) BDD
21 325 (14.21%) TDD
22 311 (13.60%) WebDriver
23 299 (13.07%) Degree
24 296 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
25 294 (12.86%) Scenario Testing
26 269 (11.76%) Manual Testing
27 253 (11.06%) Functional Testing
28 248 (10.84%) SQL Server
29 242 (10.58%) SoapUI
30 240 (10.49%) 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 52 (2.27%) Confluence
1 52 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 29 (1.27%) CMS
3 14 (0.61%) IIS
4 12 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (0.44%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.35%) EPiServer
7 7 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (0.31%) Apache
8 6 (0.26%) Apache Solr
8 6 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.17%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.13%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.13%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.13%) Mule
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.13%) SAS
10 3 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.087%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 124 (5.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (3.67%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
4 18 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.70%) Chatbot
5 16 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
7 4 (0.17%) Avid Media Composer
8 3 (0.13%) Mingle
9 1 (0.044%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 50 (2.19%) Dynamics AX
2 23 (1.01%) SAP Hybris
3 22 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 21 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
5 17 (0.74%) SAP ERP
6 10 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.44%) SAP MM
6 10 (0.44%) SAP SD
7 8 (0.35%) Markit EDM
7 8 (0.35%) thinkFolio
8 6 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.22%) Eloqua
9 5 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.22%) SAP CO
9 5 (0.22%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
9 5 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
9 5 (0.22%) Unica
10 4 (0.17%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 60 (2.62%) GitHub
2 53 (2.32%) SaaS
3 52 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (0.44%) BrowserStack
5 10 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (0.44%) Office 365
6 9 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.35%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.22%) Slack
9 4 (0.17%) IaaS
9 4 (0.17%) PaaS
10 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.13%) Sauce Labs
11 1 (0.044%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.044%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.044%) Boomi
11 1 (0.044%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.044%) Serverless
11 1 (0.044%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 40 (1.75%) Internet
2 28 (1.22%) HTTP
3 23 (1.01%) Wireless
4 13 (0.57%) SMS
5 12 (0.52%) Bluetooth
5 12 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (0.48%) SSL
7 8 (0.35%) Intranet
8 7 (0.31%) Firewall
8 7 (0.31%) LAN
8 7 (0.31%) WAN
9 6 (0.26%) 3G
9 6 (0.26%) ATM
10 5 (0.22%) 2G
10 5 (0.22%) 4G
10 5 (0.22%) LTE
11 4 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.17%) Network Security
11 4 (0.17%) TETRA
11 4 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 65 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
3 56 (2.45%) Big Data
4 50 (2.19%) Relational Database
5 48 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 35 (1.53%) MS Access
6 35 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 34 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 30 (1.31%) Blockchain
9 28 (1.22%) MySQL
10 27 (1.18%) Oracle Database
10 27 (1.18%) QlikView
11 21 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
12 18 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (0.52%) NoSQL
15 11 (0.48%) MongoDB
15 11 (0.48%) Redis
16 8 (0.35%) Oracle ODI
17 7 (0.31%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 874 (38.22%) Selenium
2 474 (20.73%) Cucumber
3 385 (16.83%) JIRA
4 311 (13.60%) WebDriver
5 242 (10.58%) SoapUI
6 185 (8.09%) Jenkins
7 154 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 123 (5.38%) Visual Studio
9 106 (4.63%) JMeter
10 105 (4.59%) Git (software)
11 96 (4.20%) SpecFlow
12 92 (4.02%) HP UFT
13 60 (2.62%) Maven
14 51 (2.23%) JUnit
15 44 (1.92%) Subversion
16 41 (1.79%) LoadRunner
17 39 (1.71%) NUnit
18 38 (1.66%) TeamCity
19 33 (1.44%) Robot Framework
19 33 (1.44%) Zephyr
General
1 478 (20.90%) Finance
2 165 (7.21%) Retail
3 107 (4.68%) Banking
4 51 (2.23%) Marketing
5 42 (1.84%) Games
6 40 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 34 (1.49%) Back Office
7 34 (1.49%) Legal
8 29 (1.27%) Advertising
9 20 (0.87%) Law
10 18 (0.79%) Billing
11 16 (0.70%) Electronics
11 16 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.66%) Digital Economy
13 14 (0.61%) Polish Language
14 13 (0.57%) Automotive
14 13 (0.57%) Manufacturing
15 12 (0.52%) Investment Banking
15 12 (0.52%) Military
16 9 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 816 (35.68%) Analyst
2 602 (26.32%) Test Analyst
3 549 (24.01%) Tester
4 331 (14.47%) Test Engineer
5 275 (12.02%) Automation Tester
6 225 (9.84%) Developer
7 161 (7.04%) Software Tester
8 157 (6.86%) QA Analyst
9 144 (6.30%) QA Engineer
10 123 (5.38%) Software Test Engineer
11 109 (4.77%) QA Test Analyst
11 109 (4.77%) Test Automation Engineer
12 108 (4.72%) Software Analyst
13 105 (4.59%) Test Leader
14 104 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
15 100 (4.37%) Automation Test Analyst
16 97 (4.24%) QA Tester
17 77 (3.37%) Senior Analyst
18 76 (3.32%) Developer in Test
19 75 (3.28%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (9.84%) .NET
2 177 (7.74%) Web Services
3 162 (7.08%) HTML
4 140 (6.12%) XML
5 138 (6.03%) Gherkin
6 136 (5.95%) CSS
7 95 (4.15%) SOAP
8 80 (3.50%) RESTful
9 68 (2.97%) AngularJS
10 60 (2.62%) REST
11 58 (2.54%) JSON
12 43 (1.88%) ASP.NET
13 41 (1.79%) Spring
14 39 (1.71%) jQuery
15 38 (1.66%) HTML5
16 33 (1.44%) Node.js
17 29 (1.27%) J2EE
18 27 (1.18%) Ajax
19 21 (0.92%) CSS3
20 14 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 296 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
2 133 (5.82%) Mobile App
3 102 (4.46%) User Experience
4 101 (4.42%) Computer Science
5 52 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
6 45 (1.97%) Management Information System
7 37 (1.62%) Fintech
8 36 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 25 (1.09%) Client/Server
10 23 (1.01%) EPoS
11 18 (0.79%) EMV
11 18 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
12 16 (0.70%) Contactless
12 16 (0.70%) Smart Meter
13 15 (0.66%) iPhone
14 13 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.57%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.52%) Algorithms
15 12 (0.52%) Driving Licence
16 10 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 240 (10.49%) Windows
2 174 (7.61%) Linux
3 95 (4.15%) Unix
4 55 (2.40%) Apple iOS
5 41 (1.79%) Android
6 22 (0.96%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
7 10 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.35%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.31%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.26%) AIX
11 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.13%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.087%) CentOS
13 2 (0.087%) Solaris
14 1 (0.044%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.044%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.044%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,462 (63.93%) Test Automation
2 1,137 (49.72%) Agile Software Development
3 490 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 470 (20.55%) Software Testing
5 445 (19.46%) SDLC
6 427 (18.67%) Test Strategy
7 406 (17.75%) Scrum
8 387 (16.92%) Regression Testing
9 361 (15.78%) BDD
10 325 (14.21%) TDD
11 294 (12.86%) Scenario Testing
12 269 (11.76%) Manual Testing
13 253 (11.06%) Functional Testing
14 214 (9.36%) Waterfall
15 203 (8.88%) Test Planning
16 191 (8.35%) Test Management
17 190 (8.31%) Integration Testing
18 169 (7.39%) Continuous Integration
19 160 (7.00%) Performance Testing
20 157 (6.86%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 719 (31.44%) SQL
2 503 (21.99%) C#
3 472 (20.64%) Java
4 195 (8.53%) JavaScript
5 192 (8.40%) Python
6 126 (5.51%) Ruby
7 108 (4.72%) T-SQL
8 93 (4.07%) C++
9 72 (3.15%) C
10 48 (2.10%) PHP
11 39 (1.71%) Bash Shell
12 37 (1.62%) PowerShell
13 36 (1.57%) VB.NET
14 35 (1.53%) Perl
15 30 (1.31%) Shell Script
16 25 (1.09%) PL/SQL
17 19 (0.83%) Groovy
17 19 (0.83%) X++
18 15 (0.66%) VB
18 15 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 403 (17.62%) ISEB
2 370 (16.18%) ISTQB
3 299 (13.07%) Degree
4 205 (8.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 110 (4.81%) Security Cleared
6 58 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 41 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
8 36 (1.57%) SC Cleared
9 29 (1.27%) DV Cleared
10 23 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (0.83%) MCSA
11 19 (0.83%) MCSE
12 16 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
13 14 (0.61%) CEH
14 10 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 9 (0.39%) PMI Certification
16 6 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 5 (0.22%) HNC
18 4 (0.17%) CISM
18 4 (0.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 753 (32.93%) QA
2 13 (0.57%) PSD2
3 12 (0.52%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.52%) SLA
4 10 (0.44%) PMO
5 6 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.17%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.17%) WCAG
7 3 (0.13%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.13%) ISO 8583
7 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.087%) COSO
8 2 (0.087%) GDPR
8 2 (0.087%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.044%) Basel II
9 1 (0.044%) Basel III
9 1 (0.044%) EMIR
9 1 (0.044%) IFRS
9 1 (0.044%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.044%) MiFID
System Software
1 45 (1.97%) Docker
2 16 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.52%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.48%) Firmware
5 5 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.044%) NFS
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.044%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 108 (4.72%) HP Quality Center
2 43 (1.88%) HP ALM
3 9 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (0.35%) WebInspect
5 5 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.13%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.13%) SCCM
7 2 (0.087%) CA Service Virtualization
7 2 (0.087%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.087%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.087%) Nagios
7 2 (0.087%) Puppet
7 2 (0.087%) SCOM
7 2 (0.087%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (0.087%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.044%) Ansible
8 1 (0.044%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.044%) Terraform
Vendors
1 379 (16.57%) Microsoft
2 139 (6.08%) Oracle
3 96 (4.20%) HP
4 79 (3.45%) SAP
5 32 (1.40%) hybris
6 25 (1.09%) Apple
7 20 (0.87%) Capita
8 18 (0.79%) IBM
9 17 (0.74%) Atlassian
9 17 (0.74%) PeopleSoft
10 16 (0.70%) PayPal
10 16 (0.70%) VMware
11 15 (0.66%) JD Edwards
12 13 (0.57%) AppDynamics
12 13 (0.57%) RedGate
12 13 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (0.48%) Adobe
13 11 (0.48%) Citrix
13 11 (0.48%) Splunk
14 9 (0.39%) Atmel