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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 102 82 95
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 35 39 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.76% 2.34% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 2.81% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 23 16 33
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £25,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £40,000 £48,500
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
1691 1387 1619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.10% 83.30% 80.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1444 1120 1350
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 17 £33,750 -15.62% 4
Macclesfield - 10 £38,750 - 1
Crewe -1 4 - -
Chester -1 1 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 37 (56.92%) QA
2 35 (53.85%) Windows
3 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (43.08%) ISEB
5 26 (40.00%) SQL
6 21 (32.31%) QuickTest Pro
7 20 (30.77%) Finance
7 20 (30.77%) Test Automation
8 18 (27.69%) Automated Testing
9 16 (24.62%) Software Testing
9 16 (24.62%) Active Directory
9 16 (24.62%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (20.00%) Citrix
10 13 (20.00%) VMware
10 13 (20.00%) Regression Testing
11 12 (18.46%) Manual Testing
11 12 (18.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (18.46%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (16.92%) Degree
12 11 (16.92%) Selenium
13 10 (15.38%) C#
13 10 (15.38%) Cucumber
14 9 (13.85%) XenApp
14 9 (13.85%) XenDesktop
14 9 (13.85%) C++
14 9 (13.85%) C
14 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
14 9 (13.85%) Web Services
14 9 (13.85%) LAN
14 9 (13.85%) WAN

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 7 (10.77%) IIS
2 1 (1.54%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) Mingle
2 1 (1.54%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.85%) LAN
1 9 (13.85%) WAN
2 2 (3.08%) HTTP
3 1 (1.54%) Firewall
3 1 (1.54%) SSH
3 1 (1.54%) PuTTY
3 1 (1.54%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) MySQL
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (32.31%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (18.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (16.92%) Selenium
4 10 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 8 (12.31%) MSTest
5 8 (12.31%) JIRA
5 8 (12.31%) FitNesse
6 5 (7.69%) LoadRunner
7 3 (4.62%) Subversion
8 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.08%) WATIR
8 2 (3.08%) WebDriver
8 2 (3.08%) CruiseControl
8 2 (3.08%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.54%) NUnit
General
1 20 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Marketing
3 2 (3.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Billing
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (50.77%) Analyst
2 26 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 13 (20.00%) Tester
4 10 (15.38%) Software Tester
5 9 (13.85%) Development Engineer
5 9 (13.85%) Senior Development Engineer
5 9 (13.85%) Automation Engineer
5 9 (13.85%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (12.31%) Senior Test Analyst
6 8 (12.31%) QA Tester
7 6 (9.23%) Test Engineer
8 5 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
8 5 (7.69%) Business Analyst
8 5 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
9 4 (6.15%) Project Manager
9 4 (6.15%) Business Project Manager
9 4 (6.15%) Business Manager
10 3 (4.62%) Lead Test Analyst
10 3 (4.62%) Senior Software Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) Web Services
2 7 (10.77%) .NET
3 4 (6.15%) XML
3 4 (6.15%) HTML
4 3 (4.62%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.08%) JSON
5 2 (3.08%) XSLT
6 1 (1.54%) XHTML
6 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.54%) CSS
6 1 (1.54%) SOAP
6 1 (1.54%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (9.23%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (7.69%) Windows XP
2 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.08%) Android
4 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.54%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 18 (27.69%) Automated Testing
4 16 (24.62%) Software Testing
5 13 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 12 (18.46%) Manual Testing
7 9 (13.85%) Scrum
8 8 (12.31%) Performance Testing
8 8 (12.31%) Integration Testing
8 8 (12.31%) Release Management
8 8 (12.31%) RAD
9 6 (9.23%) Workflow
10 5 (7.69%) Migration
11 4 (6.15%) Business Analysis
11 4 (6.15%) Project Management
11 4 (6.15%) Test Management
11 4 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (6.15%) Test Planning
12 3 (4.62%) Mentoring
12 3 (4.62%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.00%) SQL
2 10 (15.38%) C#
3 9 (13.85%) C++
3 9 (13.85%) C
4 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
5 5 (7.69%) VBScript
6 3 (4.62%) Java
6 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.08%) Perl
7 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.08%) Ruby
7 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (43.08%) ISEB
2 11 (16.92%) Degree
3 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared
4 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
4 6 (9.23%) ISTQB
5 5 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.08%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (56.92%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (24.62%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.85%) XenApp
2 9 (13.85%) XenDesktop
3 8 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (12.31%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.62%) Terminal Server
4 3 (4.62%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (24.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (20.00%) Citrix
1 13 (20.00%) VMware
2 6 (9.23%) Oracle
3 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.54%) Adobe
4 1 (1.54%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.54%) SAP
4 1 (1.54%) Teradata
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