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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 26 30 39
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 4 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 3.67% 2.02% 3.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.60% 2.34% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 1
Average salary £31,750 £32,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.30% -9.72%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
87 171 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 79.82% 86.36% 86.88%
Number of salaries quoted 77 148 112
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £39,900
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,800 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) ISEB
4 2 (33.33%) Maven
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) SOAP
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) JUnit
4 2 (33.33%) Toad
4 2 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) JUnit
2 2 (33.33%) Maven
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Toad
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
4 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Content Management
5 1 (16.67%) Data Management
5 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (16.67%) SEO
5 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft