The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 82 91 111
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +20
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 38 34 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.21% 1.90% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 2.37% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 31 16 10
Average salary £33,000 £38,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.15% +22.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Test Scripting
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1491 1433 1463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 86.69% 80.01% 79.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1131 1056 1107
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Cheshire region.

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Cheshire

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +2 12 £33,000 -12.00% 2
Chester +19 10 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting.

1 47 (72.31%) SQL
2 37 (56.92%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (53.85%) Performance Testing
4 34 (52.31%) QA
5 30 (46.15%) Windows
6 25 (38.46%) ISEB
7 22 (33.85%) Release Management
8 20 (30.77%) Software Testing
9 19 (29.23%) QuickTest Pro
9 19 (29.23%) .NET
10 17 (26.15%) Java
10 17 (26.15%) Manual Testing
10 17 (26.15%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (24.62%) HP Quality Center
11 16 (24.62%) MSTest
12 12 (18.46%) Automated Testing
13 11 (16.92%) Test Automation
13 11 (16.92%) Finance
14 10 (15.38%) HTTP
14 10 (15.38%) Selenium
14 10 (15.38%) Test Planning
15 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
15 9 (13.85%) HTML
15 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
16 8 (12.31%) VB
16 8 (12.31%) C++
16 8 (12.31%) C
16 8 (12.31%) Cucumber
16 8 (12.31%) BDD
17 7 (10.77%) Jenkins

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.54%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) Mingle
3 1 (1.54%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Trello
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.38%) HTTP
2 2 (3.08%) VPN
2 2 (3.08%) LAN
2 2 (3.08%) WAN
3 1 (1.54%) SSL
3 1 (1.54%) Firewall
3 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.54%) MySQL
3 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.54%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 19 (29.23%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (26.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (24.62%) MSTest
4 10 (15.38%) Selenium
5 8 (12.31%) Cucumber
6 7 (10.77%) LoadRunner
6 7 (10.77%) Jenkins
7 5 (7.69%) JUnit
7 5 (7.69%) JIRA
8 4 (6.15%) TeamCity
9 3 (4.62%) SoapUI
9 3 (4.62%) CruiseControl
9 3 (4.62%) Toad
9 3 (4.62%) Maven
10 2 (3.08%) Facilita Forecast
10 2 (3.08%) JMeter
10 2 (3.08%) Subversion
10 2 (3.08%) WATIR
10 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
10 2 (3.08%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (16.92%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.69%) Billing
3 4 (6.15%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.62%) Retail
5 2 (3.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (52.31%) Analyst
2 29 (44.62%) Test Analyst
3 25 (38.46%) Tester
4 16 (24.62%) QA Tester
5 15 (23.08%) Software Tester
6 13 (20.00%) Test Engineer
7 10 (15.38%) Test Consultant
7 10 (15.38%) Consultant
7 10 (15.38%) Software Consultant
7 10 (15.38%) QA Consultant
8 7 (10.77%) Test Manager
9 5 (7.69%) Performance Manager
9 5 (7.69%) Performance Test Manager
9 5 (7.69%) Business Analyst
9 5 (7.69%) QA Engineer
10 4 (6.15%) Automation Tester
10 4 (6.15%) Automation Engineer
11 3 (4.62%) Test Automation Engineer
11 3 (4.62%) QA Leader
11 3 (4.62%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (29.23%) .NET
2 9 (13.85%) HTML
3 7 (10.77%) Web Services
3 7 (10.77%) J2EE
3 7 (10.77%) ODBC
4 6 (9.23%) XML
5 2 (3.08%) XSLT
5 2 (3.08%) SOAP
5 2 (3.08%) JSON
5 2 (3.08%) REST
6 1 (1.54%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.54%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Mainframe
2 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.54%) User Experience
4 1 (1.54%) CCTV
4 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 30 (46.15%) Windows
2 7 (10.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (56.92%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (53.85%) Performance Testing
3 22 (33.85%) Release Management
4 20 (30.77%) Software Testing
5 17 (26.15%) Manual Testing
6 12 (18.46%) Automated Testing
7 11 (16.92%) Test Automation
8 10 (15.38%) Test Planning
9 8 (12.31%) BDD
10 7 (10.77%) Line Management
10 7 (10.77%) Mentoring
10 7 (10.77%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (7.69%) Analytics
13 4 (6.15%) Kanban
13 4 (6.15%) Risk Analysis
14 3 (4.62%) Validation
14 3 (4.62%) Regression Testing
15 2 (3.08%) Service Delivery
15 2 (3.08%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 47 (72.31%) SQL
2 17 (26.15%) Java
3 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
4 8 (12.31%) C
4 8 (12.31%) C++
4 8 (12.31%) VB
5 7 (10.77%) Ruby
6 3 (4.62%) Python
7 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.08%) Groovy
7 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.08%) VBScript
7 2 (3.08%) C#
8 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (38.46%) ISEB
2 7 (10.77%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.08%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (52.31%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.54%) XenApp
2 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.54%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 16 (24.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Oracle
1 7 (10.77%) HP
2 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.08%) Citrix
3 2 (3.08%) VMware
4 1 (1.54%) MKS
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Pacakge
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + bens
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