Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 271 279 212
Rank change year-on-year +8 -67 +31
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1,766 2,102 2,820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.22% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.33% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,345 1,665 2,290
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,129 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,178 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.45% +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 132,251 158,378 158,006
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.03% 92.00% 91.75%
Number of salaries quoted 103,737 127,468 128,710
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 2019. 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 -7 1,578 £45,000 +7.14% 93
UK excluding London +3 1,167 £42,178 +5.45% 79
London +32 581 £55,000 +4.76% 21
South East +19 401 £44,500 +11.25% 20
North of England -100 216 £40,000 - 20
Midlands +32 177 £35,000 -6.67% 6
South West +23 127 £45,000 +12.50% 17
North West -38 126 £42,500 +6.25% 12
Scotland +37 113 £40,000 +15.94% 4
East Midlands +53 87 £34,375 -14.06% 1
West Midlands -3 87 £34,500 -4.17% 5
East of England +33 76 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Yorkshire -115 70 £40,000 +6.67% 6
Wales +37 45 £40,000 +31.15% 2
North East +3 16 £39,500 +5.33% 2
Northern Ireland -15 13 £40,000 +42.86% 1

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 1,180 (66.82%) Test Automation
2 990 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
3 675 (38.22%) QA
4 646 (36.58%) SQL
5 581 (32.90%) Selenium
6 517 (29.28%) Java
7 462 (26.16%) Software Testing
8 421 (23.84%) C#
9 415 (23.50%) ISTQB
10 372 (21.06%) JIRA
11 371 (21.01%) BDD
12 353 (19.99%) Cucumber
13 336 (19.03%) Scrum
14 333 (18.86%) Finance
15 319 (18.06%) Regression Testing
16 316 (17.89%) Test Strategy
17 287 (16.25%) Degree
18 284 (16.08%) TDD
19 283 (16.02%) User Acceptance Testing
20 274 (15.52%) ISEB
21 244 (13.82%) SDLC
22 242 (13.70%) .NET
23 241 (13.65%) Jenkins
24 239 (13.53%) Scenario Testing
25 232 (13.14%) User Stories
26 222 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
27 221 (12.51%) Problem-Solving
28 219 (12.40%) Continuous Integration
28 219 (12.40%) Manual Testing
29 211 (11.95%) JavaScript

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 76 (4.30%) Confluence
2 75 (4.25%) SharePoint
3 65 (3.68%) IIS
4 11 (0.62%) Documentum
5 9 (0.51%) WebSphere
6 8 (0.45%) SAS
7 7 (0.40%) CMS
8 6 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.28%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.23%) JBoss
10 4 (0.23%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.23%) WordPress
11 2 (0.11%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.11%) Apache
11 2 (0.11%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.11%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle UPK
12 1 (0.057%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.057%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 90 (5.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 77 (4.36%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.23%) Maple
9 3 (0.17%) Figma
9 3 (0.17%) InVision
9 3 (0.17%) Mingle
9 3 (0.17%) Sketch
9 3 (0.17%) UXPin
10 1 (0.057%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.057%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.85%) Markit EDM
2 15 (0.85%) thinkFolio
3 12 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
5 9 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
5 9 (0.51%) SAP ERP
6 7 (0.40%) Infor LN
7 6 (0.34%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.28%) IntelliMatch
8 5 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
8 5 (0.28%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.23%) SAP PM
10 3 (0.17%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 74 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (1.98%) GitHub
4 25 (1.42%) BrowserStack
4 25 (1.42%) SaaS
5 20 (1.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 16 (0.91%) PaaS
7 13 (0.74%) Lucidchart
8 11 (0.62%) BlazeMeter
9 10 (0.57%) Basecamp
10 9 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (0.51%) Office 365
10 9 (0.51%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 7 (0.40%) Sauce Labs
11 7 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
12 6 (0.34%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.34%) Serverless
13 5 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.28%) Slack
14 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.57%) HTTP
2 8 (0.45%) Firewall
3 5 (0.28%) Internet
3 5 (0.28%) MPLS
4 4 (0.23%) FTP
4 4 (0.23%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.17%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.11%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.11%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.11%) MQTT
6 2 (0.11%) Network Security
6 2 (0.11%) PBX
6 2 (0.11%) Skype
6 2 (0.11%) SMTP
6 2 (0.11%) VoIP
6 2 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.11%) Wireless
6 2 (0.11%) ZigBee
6 2 (0.11%) Z-Wave
7 1 (0.057%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 82 (4.64%) Relational Database
3 38 (2.15%) DB2
4 35 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (1.93%) MySQL
6 24 (1.36%) Big Data
7 21 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (1.02%) MongoDB
8 18 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
10 13 (0.74%) NoSQL
11 12 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
11 12 (0.68%) Geospatial Data
11 12 (0.68%) SAP HANA
12 11 (0.62%) GIS
12 11 (0.62%) Oracle Database
13 9 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (0.45%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
16 6 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 581 (32.90%) Selenium
2 372 (21.06%) JIRA
3 353 (19.99%) Cucumber
4 241 (13.65%) Jenkins
5 171 (9.68%) WebDriver
6 170 (9.63%) SpecFlow
7 157 (8.89%) Git (software)
8 140 (7.93%) SoapUI
9 90 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
10 88 (4.98%) LoadRunner
11 83 (4.70%) JMeter
11 83 (4.70%) TeamCity
12 70 (3.96%) NUnit
13 64 (3.62%) Maven
14 63 (3.57%) TestRail
15 61 (3.45%) JUnit
16 60 (3.40%) Bitbucket Server
17 54 (3.06%) HP UFT
18 51 (2.89%) Protractor
18 51 (2.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 333 (18.86%) Finance
2 110 (6.23%) Banking
3 71 (4.02%) Retail
4 50 (2.83%) Games
5 45 (2.55%) Marketing
6 42 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 30 (1.70%) Manufacturing
8 25 (1.42%) Back Office
9 22 (1.25%) Aerospace
10 19 (1.08%) Advertising
11 15 (0.85%) Electronics
12 13 (0.74%) Billing
13 12 (0.68%) Legal
13 12 (0.68%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.51%) Front Office
14 9 (0.51%) Law
15 8 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.40%) Automotive
17 6 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 668 (37.83%) Analyst
2 440 (24.92%) Test Analyst
3 374 (21.18%) Test Engineer
4 240 (13.59%) Tester
5 213 (12.06%) Developer
6 156 (8.83%) Test Automation Engineer
7 127 (7.19%) Software Test Engineer
8 126 (7.13%) QA Analyst
9 110 (6.23%) Business Analyst
9 110 (6.23%) Senior Analyst
10 107 (6.06%) Automation Tester
11 103 (5.83%) Automation Test Analyst
12 101 (5.72%) QA Engineer
13 98 (5.55%) Developer in Test
14 81 (4.59%) Senior Test Analyst
15 75 (4.25%) Software Developer
16 71 (4.02%) Software Tester
17 68 (3.85%) Test Leader
18 60 (3.40%) C# Developer
19 59 (3.34%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (13.70%) .NET
2 173 (9.80%) XML
3 158 (8.95%) Gherkin
4 147 (8.32%) Web Services
5 115 (6.51%) JSON
6 111 (6.29%) REST
7 108 (6.12%) HTML
8 100 (5.66%) CSS
8 100 (5.66%) SOAP
9 67 (3.79%) ASP.NET
10 61 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
11 40 (2.27%) Spring
12 35 (1.98%) Node.js
13 34 (1.93%) Swagger
14 33 (1.87%) Middleware
15 27 (1.53%) HTML5
16 26 (1.47%) AngularJS
17 25 (1.42%) CSS3
18 23 (1.30%) Spring Boot
19 21 (1.19%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 222 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (6.23%) Mobile App
3 84 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
4 55 (3.11%) Client/Server
5 51 (2.89%) User Experience
6 45 (2.55%) Management Information System
7 27 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
8 19 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (0.96%) Driving Licence
10 15 (0.85%) Wiki
11 14 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
12 13 (0.74%) Life Science
12 13 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
13 12 (0.68%) Equities
14 11 (0.62%) SWIFT
15 9 (0.51%) Mainframe
16 8 (0.45%) EPoS
17 7 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
17 7 (0.40%) PMI
18 6 (0.34%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 207 (11.72%) Windows
2 109 (6.17%) Linux
3 81 (4.59%) Unix
4 39 (2.21%) Android
5 32 (1.81%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.79%) Windows 10
7 11 (0.62%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.34%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (0.23%) zOS
10 2 (0.11%) Solaris
11 1 (0.057%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,180 (66.82%) Test Automation
2 990 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
3 462 (26.16%) Software Testing
4 371 (21.01%) BDD
5 336 (19.03%) Scrum
6 319 (18.06%) Regression Testing
7 316 (17.89%) Test Strategy
8 284 (16.08%) TDD
9 283 (16.02%) User Acceptance Testing
10 244 (13.82%) SDLC
11 239 (13.53%) Scenario Testing
12 232 (13.14%) User Stories
13 221 (12.51%) Problem-Solving
14 219 (12.40%) Continuous Integration
14 219 (12.40%) Manual Testing
15 202 (11.44%) Functional Testing
16 198 (11.21%) Test Management
17 192 (10.87%) Non-Functional Testing
18 173 (9.80%) Defect Management
19 164 (9.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 646 (36.58%) SQL
2 517 (29.28%) Java
3 421 (23.84%) C#
4 211 (11.95%) JavaScript
5 188 (10.65%) Python
6 86 (4.87%) PowerShell
7 77 (4.36%) Ruby
8 70 (3.96%) C
9 47 (2.66%) C++
10 37 (2.10%) VB
11 35 (1.98%) PL/SQL
12 33 (1.87%) T-SQL
13 30 (1.70%) Shell Script
14 23 (1.30%) PHP
15 18 (1.02%) Bash Shell
16 17 (0.96%) VBScript
17 15 (0.85%) VBA
18 12 (0.68%) Perl
19 11 (0.62%) Apex Code
20 8 (0.45%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 415 (23.50%) ISTQB
2 287 (16.25%) Degree
3 274 (15.52%) ISEB
4 180 (10.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 121 (6.85%) Security Cleared
6 60 (3.40%) DV Cleared
7 53 (3.00%) SC Cleared
8 46 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
9 30 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (1.36%) SAP Certification
11 23 (1.30%) MCP
11 23 (1.30%) OCP
11 23 (1.30%) Oracle Certification
12 11 (0.62%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 8 (0.45%) DBS Check
13 8 (0.45%) PMI Certification
14 7 (0.40%) MCSA
14 7 (0.40%) MCSE
15 6 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 675 (38.22%) QA
2 19 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 13 (0.74%) SLA
4 11 (0.62%) SEPA
5 10 (0.57%) COBIT
6 8 (0.45%) GDPR
7 7 (0.40%) ISO 20022
7 7 (0.40%) TARGET2
8 5 (0.28%) ISO 9000
8 5 (0.28%) PMO
9 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.11%) GxP
10 2 (0.11%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.057%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.057%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.057%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.057%) TickIT
System Software
1 63 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 32 (1.81%) Docker
3 8 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.11%) Firmware
4 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.057%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 130 (7.36%) HP Quality Center
2 67 (3.79%) HP ALM
3 18 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (0.85%) Ansible
4 15 (0.85%) Puppet
5 9 (0.51%) CA Service Virtualization
6 8 (0.45%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.40%) Control-M
8 4 (0.23%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.23%) Netcool
8 4 (0.23%) Salt
8 4 (0.23%) SCOM
9 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.11%) Nessus
11 1 (0.057%) CA Endevor
11 1 (0.057%) Fluentd
11 1 (0.057%) Istio
11 1 (0.057%) Kibana
11 1 (0.057%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 211 (11.95%) Microsoft
2 139 (7.87%) HP
3 124 (7.02%) Oracle
4 101 (5.72%) SAP
5 53 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
6 35 (1.98%) Atlassian
7 15 (0.85%) IBM
7 15 (0.85%) JD Edwards
8 14 (0.79%) Workday
8 14 (0.79%) WorldPay
9 12 (0.68%) Sage
10 10 (0.57%) Demandware
10 10 (0.57%) Intel
10 10 (0.57%) Remedy
11 9 (0.51%) CA
11 9 (0.51%) Cognos
11 9 (0.51%) Google
11 9 (0.51%) OutSystems
11 9 (0.51%) Sitecore
12 8 (0.45%) JDA