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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 96 86 75
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 32 31 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.64% 1.95% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 2.37% 3.69%
Number of salaries quoted 21 14 55
Average salary £31,000 £24,250 £30,300
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.83% -19.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £20,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
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
1628 1309 1627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.44% 82.48% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1315 1053 1381
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £68,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 -10 17 £30,000 +48.14% 1
Crewe 0 4 - -
Knutsford - 4 £30,000 -
Macclesfield - 4 £32,000 - 2
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 34 (53.13%) QA
2 33 (51.56%) SQL
3 31 (48.44%) Windows
4 28 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (39.06%) ISEB
6 19 (29.69%) Active Directory
6 19 (29.69%) Software Testing
7 17 (26.56%) VMware
7 17 (26.56%) Citrix
8 16 (25.00%) XenApp
8 16 (25.00%) XenDesktop
8 16 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (23.44%) C#
10 14 (21.88%) QuickTest Pro
10 14 (21.88%) Regression Testing
10 14 (21.88%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (20.31%) Test Automation
11 13 (20.31%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (20.31%) Hyper-V
11 13 (20.31%) C++
11 13 (20.31%) C
11 13 (20.31%) Finance
12 11 (17.19%) SQL Server
12 11 (17.19%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (17.19%) Integration Testing
13 10 (15.63%) IIS
13 10 (15.63%) Automated Testing
14 9 (14.06%) LAN
14 9 (14.06%) WAN
15 8 (12.50%) Microsoft

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (15.63%) IIS
2 1 (1.56%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.06%) LAN
1 9 (14.06%) WAN
2 1 (1.56%) HTTP
2 1 (1.56%) CTI
2 1 (1.56%) Firewall
2 1 (1.56%) SSH
2 1 (1.56%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.56%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.19%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.13%) MySQL
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (21.88%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (17.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (12.50%) MSTest
4 5 (7.81%) LoadRunner
5 4 (6.25%) Selenium
6 3 (4.69%) Subversion
7 2 (3.13%) JIRA
7 2 (3.13%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.13%) NUnit
7 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.56%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.56%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.56%) Hudson
8 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.56%) WATIR
8 1 (1.56%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (20.31%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Marketing
3 2 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (54.69%) Analyst
2 25 (39.06%) Test Analyst
3 13 (20.31%) Development Engineer
3 13 (20.31%) Senior Development Engineer
3 13 (20.31%) Automation Engineer
4 9 (14.06%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Performance Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Tester
6 5 (7.81%) Performance Test Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.25%) Business Manager
7 4 (6.25%) QA Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Trainee
7 4 (6.25%) Business Project Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Lead Test Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Software Tester
8 3 (4.69%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) .NET
2 6 (9.38%) XML
3 3 (4.69%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.69%) HTML
3 3 (4.69%) Web Services
4 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.13%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.56%) jQuery
5 1 (1.56%) CSS
5 1 (1.56%) JSON
5 1 (1.56%) XSLT
5 1 (1.56%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.88%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (9.38%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (48.44%) Windows
2 5 (7.81%) Windows XP
2 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (7.81%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.69%) Android
4 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (29.69%) Software Testing
3 14 (21.88%) Regression Testing
4 13 (20.31%) Test Automation
5 11 (17.19%) Integration Testing
6 10 (15.63%) Automated Testing
7 8 (12.50%) Workflow
7 8 (12.50%) Release Management
7 8 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 6 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (9.38%) Automation Testing
9 5 (7.81%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (7.81%) Migration
10 4 (6.25%) Business Analysis
10 4 (6.25%) Project Management
10 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
10 4 (6.25%) Test Strategy
10 4 (6.25%) Manual Testing
10 4 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (6.25%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 33 (51.56%) SQL
2 15 (23.44%) C#
3 13 (20.31%) C++
3 13 (20.31%) C
4 5 (7.81%) VBScript
4 5 (7.81%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 4 (6.25%) Perl
6 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.13%) Java
7 2 (3.13%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.13%) Ruby
8 1 (1.56%) PHP
8 1 (1.56%) Python
8 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (39.06%) ISEB
2 8 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.94%) Degree
3 7 (10.94%) Security Cleared
4 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
5 5 (7.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (6.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (53.13%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (29.69%) Active Directory
2 16 (25.00%) XenApp
2 16 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 13 (20.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (20.31%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (26.56%) Citrix
1 17 (26.56%) VMware
2 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.38%) Oracle
4 1 (1.56%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.56%) SAP
4 1 (1.56%) Adobe
4 1 (1.56%) Teradata
Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago