The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 35 42 32
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 10 3 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 4.24% 1.17% 4.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.55% 1.44% 5.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 8
Average salary £40,000 - £21,375
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Test Scripting
Cheshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
220 208 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 93.22% 80.93% 82.56%
Number of salaries quoted 119 137 143
Average salary £41,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.79% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,699
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.42%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Chester

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Chester region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Chester

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 15 (75.00%) SQL
2 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (40.00%) QA
5 7 (35.00%) Risk Analysis
5 7 (35.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
5 7 (35.00%) MySQL
5 7 (35.00%) MS Office
5 7 (35.00%) Web Services
6 6 (30.00%) CSS
6 6 (30.00%) Photoshop
6 6 (30.00%) MS Project
6 6 (30.00%) PHP
6 6 (30.00%) HTML
6 6 (30.00%) Adobe
6 6 (30.00%) Change Management
6 6 (30.00%) SEO
6 6 (30.00%) UNIX
6 6 (30.00%) XHTML
6 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
6 6 (30.00%) Subversion
6 6 (30.00%) Content Management
6 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (30.00%) User Experience
7 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
7 5 (25.00%) ISTQB

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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.

Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Office
2 6 (30.00%) Photoshop
2 6 (30.00%) MS Project
3 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) VPN
1 1 (5.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) MySQL
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Subversion
2 3 (15.00%) Selenium
3 2 (10.00%) JUnit
3 2 (10.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (10.00%) JMeter
3 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (10.00%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) QA Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Developer
3 6 (30.00%) Front-End Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Junior
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) Web Services
2 6 (30.00%) HTML
2 6 (30.00%) CSS
2 6 (30.00%) XHTML
3 1 (5.00%) COM
3 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) User Experience
2 5 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) UNIX
2 1 (5.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Automated Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Risk Analysis
2 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
2 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Content Management
3 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (30.00%) Change Management
3 6 (30.00%) SEO
4 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 5 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Release Management
7 2 (10.00%) Kanban
7 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.00%) User Stories
7 2 (10.00%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (30.00%) PHP
4 3 (15.00%) Java
4 3 (15.00%) Python
4 3 (15.00%) Ruby
5 2 (10.00%) Groovy
6 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) ISEB
1 5 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Adobe