Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 278 231 238
Rank change year-on-year -47 +7 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 2,035 2,733 2,902
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.54% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.69% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,532 2,201 2,524
UK median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £61,250
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 154,232 161,956 179,850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.13% 91.54% 90.80%
Number of salaries quoted 122,829 128,892 150,064
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -55 1,831 £45,000 +5.88% 286
UK excluding London -67 1,288 £40,000 +6.67% 241
London -15 671 £50,000 -4.76% 68
North of England -34 417 £40,000 +6.67% 82
South East -102 331 £43,000 +14.67% 56
North West -24 228 £40,000 +6.67% 45
Midlands -39 183 £40,000 +12.68% 35
Yorkshire -50 165 £40,000 +6.67% 33
South West -63 117 £37,500 +7.14% 24
West Midlands -55 109 £37,500 +7.14% 17
Scotland +3 105 £33,000 -2.22% 18
East of England +15 104 £44,000 -7.37% 20
East Midlands +30 74 £40,000 - 18
Wales -3 25 £30,250 -24.38% 4
North East -23 24 £33,375 -1.11% 4
Northern Ireland -16 6 £25,000 -25.37% 2

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 (60.29%) Test Automation
2 1,000 (49.14%) Agile Software Development
3 674 (33.12%) Selenium
4 616 (30.27%) QA
5 605 (29.73%) SQL
6 508 (24.96%) Java
7 498 (24.47%) Finance
8 459 (22.56%) C#
9 409 (20.10%) JIRA
10 359 (17.64%) Software Testing
11 353 (17.35%) User Acceptance Testing
12 351 (17.25%) SDLC
13 347 (17.05%) Regression Testing
14 344 (16.90%) ISTQB
15 337 (16.56%) Cucumber
16 331 (16.27%) Scrum
17 317 (15.58%) BDD
18 316 (15.53%) Degree
19 286 (14.05%) Problem-Solving
20 272 (13.37%) Analytical Skills
21 269 (13.22%) ISEB
22 267 (13.12%) Scenario Testing
23 258 (12.68%) Test Strategy
24 254 (12.48%) Manual Testing
25 249 (12.24%) .NET
26 246 (12.09%) Jenkins
27 236 (11.60%) Microsoft
28 234 (11.50%) JavaScript
29 233 (11.45%) WebDriver
30 218 (10.71%) TDD

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 86 (4.23%) Confluence
2 40 (1.97%) IIS
3 36 (1.77%) SharePoint
4 26 (1.28%) Apache Solr
5 20 (0.98%) CMS
6 19 (0.93%) Apache
7 18 (0.88%) WebSphere
8 15 (0.74%) Tomcat
9 14 (0.69%) JBoss
10 13 (0.64%) SAS
10 13 (0.64%) WebLogic
11 10 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (0.44%) Skype for Business
13 8 (0.39%) nginx
13 8 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.25%) CICS
14 5 (0.25%) Drupal
14 5 (0.25%) GemFire
15 4 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 68 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
1 68 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.39%) Mingle
5 7 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.15%) InVision
6 3 (0.15%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.098%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.049%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.049%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 39 (1.92%) SAP Hybris
2 25 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (1.03%) SAP ERP
4 17 (0.84%) SAP MM
5 16 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
6 9 (0.44%) SAP HCM
7 7 (0.34%) Elite 3E
7 7 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
8 6 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
8 6 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
8 6 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
10 4 (0.20%) HFM
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 83 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (2.51%) SaaS
3 38 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
5 16 (0.79%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 15 (0.74%) Serverless
7 13 (0.64%) BlazeMeter
7 13 (0.64%) GitHub
8 11 (0.54%) Office 365
9 10 (0.49%) BrowserStack
10 9 (0.44%) Azure Functions
10 9 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.44%) Google Analytics
10 9 (0.44%) Yammer
11 8 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
12 5 (0.25%) IBM Blueworks
13 4 (0.20%) Force.com
13 4 (0.20%) Veeva
14 3 (0.15%) Tricentis Tosca
15 2 (0.098%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.52%) HTTP
2 28 (1.38%) Internet
3 23 (1.13%) SMS
4 11 (0.54%) ATM
4 11 (0.54%) Skype
5 9 (0.44%) 3G
5 9 (0.44%) 4G
5 9 (0.44%) Intranet
5 9 (0.44%) LTE
6 8 (0.39%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.29%) Firewall
8 5 (0.25%) FTP
8 5 (0.25%) GPRS
8 5 (0.25%) GSM
8 5 (0.25%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.25%) PSTN
9 4 (0.20%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.20%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.20%) SSL
9 4 (0.20%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (9.53%) SQL Server
2 72 (3.54%) Relational Database
3 52 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
4 30 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (1.18%) MySQL
6 23 (1.13%) Oracle Database
7 21 (1.03%) Big Data
8 18 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
8 18 (0.88%) NoSQL
9 16 (0.79%) MongoDB
10 14 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
11 12 (0.59%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.59%) Redis
11 12 (0.59%) SAP BW
11 12 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.44%) DB2
12 9 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (0.39%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 674 (33.12%) Selenium
2 409 (20.10%) JIRA
3 337 (16.56%) Cucumber
4 246 (12.09%) Jenkins
5 233 (11.45%) WebDriver
6 163 (8.01%) Git (software)
7 157 (7.71%) SoapUI
8 138 (6.78%) SpecFlow
9 136 (6.68%) JMeter
10 121 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 87 (4.28%) Visual Studio
12 80 (3.93%) TeamCity
13 67 (3.29%) NUnit
14 62 (3.05%) JUnit
14 62 (3.05%) LoadRunner
14 62 (3.05%) Maven
15 50 (2.46%) HP UFT
16 33 (1.62%) Bitbucket
17 32 (1.57%) Appium
17 32 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 498 (24.47%) Finance
2 162 (7.96%) Retail
3 126 (6.19%) Banking
4 56 (2.75%) Games
5 47 (2.31%) Marketing
6 36 (1.77%) Law
7 32 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 25 (1.23%) Legal
9 23 (1.13%) Advertising
10 21 (1.03%) Automotive
11 20 (0.98%) Billing
12 19 (0.93%) Back Office
12 19 (0.93%) Front Office
13 18 (0.88%) Investment Banking
13 18 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
14 17 (0.84%) Electronics
15 15 (0.74%) Publishing
16 14 (0.69%) Manufacturing
17 10 (0.49%) General Ledger
17 10 (0.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 769 (37.79%) Analyst
2 496 (24.37%) Test Analyst
3 387 (19.02%) Tester
4 315 (15.48%) Test Engineer
5 219 (10.76%) Developer
6 169 (8.30%) Automation Tester
7 125 (6.14%) Software Tester
8 122 (6.00%) QA Engineer
9 120 (5.90%) Business Analyst
10 114 (5.60%) Test Automation Engineer
11 111 (5.45%) QA Analyst
11 111 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
12 109 (5.36%) Software Test Engineer
13 107 (5.26%) Developer in Test
14 88 (4.32%) Software Engineer
15 78 (3.83%) Development Engineer
16 77 (3.78%) Software Development Engineer
17 76 (3.73%) Automation Test Analyst
18 73 (3.59%) Test Development Engineer
19 71 (3.49%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (12.24%) .NET
2 155 (7.62%) XML
3 153 (7.52%) Web Services
4 138 (6.78%) HTML
5 133 (6.54%) Gherkin
6 96 (4.72%) CSS
7 93 (4.57%) REST
8 78 (3.83%) SOAP
9 76 (3.73%) JSON
10 62 (3.05%) RESTful
11 57 (2.80%) ASP.NET
12 53 (2.60%) Spring
13 39 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
14 36 (1.77%) AngularJS
15 35 (1.72%) .NET Framework
16 31 (1.52%) Java EE
17 30 (1.47%) HTML5
18 26 (1.28%) J2EE
19 25 (1.23%) Node.js
20 22 (1.08%) React
Miscellaneous
1 272 (13.37%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (5.36%) Mobile App
3 87 (4.28%) Computer Science
4 83 (4.08%) User Experience
5 81 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
6 52 (2.56%) Fintech
7 44 (2.16%) Management Information System
8 36 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
9 34 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
10 32 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
11 23 (1.13%) Fixed Income
12 19 (0.93%) Client/Server
13 18 (0.88%) e-Learning
14 16 (0.79%) Life Science
14 16 (0.79%) Virtual Team
15 14 (0.69%) Derivative
16 13 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 10 (0.49%) EMV
18 9 (0.44%) EPoS
18 9 (0.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 205 (10.07%) Windows
2 192 (9.43%) Linux
3 100 (4.91%) Unix
4 49 (2.41%) Apple iOS
5 48 (2.36%) Android
6 15 (0.74%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.59%) AIX
8 9 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.39%) Solaris
10 5 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.25%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.098%) ThreadX
11 2 (0.098%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.098%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.098%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.049%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.049%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.049%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,227 (60.29%) Test Automation
2 1,000 (49.14%) Agile Software Development
3 359 (17.64%) Software Testing
4 353 (17.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 351 (17.25%) SDLC
6 347 (17.05%) Regression Testing
7 331 (16.27%) Scrum
8 317 (15.58%) BDD
9 286 (14.05%) Problem-Solving
10 267 (13.12%) Scenario Testing
11 258 (12.68%) Test Strategy
12 254 (12.48%) Manual Testing
13 218 (10.71%) TDD
14 206 (10.12%) Continuous Integration
15 188 (9.24%) Waterfall
16 172 (8.45%) Functional Testing
17 165 (8.11%) User Stories
18 151 (7.42%) API Testing
19 143 (7.03%) Defect Management
20 142 (6.98%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 605 (29.73%) SQL
2 508 (24.96%) Java
3 459 (22.56%) C#
4 234 (11.50%) JavaScript
5 211 (10.37%) Python
6 89 (4.37%) C
7 87 (4.28%) Ruby
8 76 (3.73%) C++
9 64 (3.14%) Perl
10 54 (2.65%) PowerShell
11 46 (2.26%) Bash Shell
12 37 (1.82%) PHP
13 30 (1.47%) TypeScript
14 20 (0.98%) T-SQL
14 20 (0.98%) VBScript
15 18 (0.88%) PL/SQL
16 15 (0.74%) ABAP
17 14 (0.69%) VB
18 13 (0.64%) Delphi
18 13 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 344 (16.90%) ISTQB
2 316 (15.53%) Degree
3 269 (13.22%) ISEB
4 144 (7.08%) Security Cleared
5 131 (6.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 52 (2.56%) SC Cleared
7 42 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
8 40 (1.97%) DV Cleared
9 21 (1.03%) Numerate Degree
10 19 (0.93%) PMI Certification
11 15 (0.74%) PMP
12 13 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (0.64%) Master's Degree
13 8 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
14 7 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 6 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 5 (0.25%) CISSP
16 5 (0.25%) RHCSA
17 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 616 (30.27%) QA
2 13 (0.64%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.44%) SLA
4 9 (0.44%) WCAG
5 8 (0.39%) ARP4754
5 8 (0.39%) ISO 9000
5 8 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.34%) PSD2
7 6 (0.29%) PMO
8 5 (0.25%) GAMP
8 5 (0.25%) GMP
8 5 (0.25%) IFRS
8 5 (0.25%) IFRS 9
8 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.20%) GDPR
10 2 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.049%) EMIR
11 1 (0.049%) MiFID
11 1 (0.049%) WAI
System Software
1 45 (2.21%) Active Directory
1 45 (2.21%) Docker
2 25 (1.23%) Hyper-V
2 25 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.49%) Firmware
4 6 (0.29%) ACF2
4 6 (0.29%) RACF
5 4 (0.20%) NFS
6 3 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.049%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.049%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.049%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 103 (5.06%) HP Quality Center
2 43 (2.11%) HP ALM
3 10 (0.49%) Ansible
4 9 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.44%) Puppet
5 7 (0.34%) HP Fortify
6 5 (0.25%) AirWatch
6 5 (0.25%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (0.25%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 5 (0.25%) WMI
7 4 (0.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 4 (0.20%) WebInspect
8 3 (0.15%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.098%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.098%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.098%) SCCM
10 1 (0.049%) Mesos
10 1 (0.049%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.049%) Terraform
Vendors
1 236 (11.60%) Microsoft
2 128 (6.29%) Oracle
3 120 (5.90%) SAP
4 107 (5.26%) HP
5 58 (2.85%) Atlassian
6 42 (2.06%) hybris
7 27 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (1.33%) VMware
8 24 (1.18%) IBM
9 23 (1.13%) Cognizant
10 22 (1.08%) Google
11 19 (0.93%) Capita
12 14 (0.69%) Apple
12 14 (0.69%) JDA
13 12 (0.59%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 11 (0.54%) MuleSoft
15 9 (0.44%) PayPal
15 9 (0.44%) PeopleSoft
16 8 (0.39%) Cypress Semiconductor
16 8 (0.39%) Hyperion