The first table below looks at the demand for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Halifax 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Halifax region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 16 13 28
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +15
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 23 13 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 12.04% 9.85% 4.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.94% 11.93% 5.66%
Number of salaries quoted 23 10 9
Average salary £32,500 £34,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £33,600 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £34,600 £42,600 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
154 109 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 80.63% 82.58% 80.71%
Number of salaries quoted 143 88 112
Average salary £38,750 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £21,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Scripting
West Yorkshire

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Halifax

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Halifax

Test Scripting
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 72 (93.51%) QA
2 70 (90.91%) Regression Testing
3 68 (88.31%) User Acceptance Testing
4 48 (62.34%) Project Management
5 39 (50.65%) Software Testing
6 31 (40.26%) HP Quality Center
6 31 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (31.17%) Test Strategy
8 22 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
8 22 (28.57%) XML
9 21 (27.27%) Web Services
9 21 (27.27%) Finance
10 18 (23.38%) Automated Testing
10 18 (23.38%) SOAP
11 17 (22.08%) .NET
12 14 (18.18%) VB.NET
13 5 (6.49%) SQL
13 5 (6.49%) ISEB
13 5 (6.49%) Automation Testing
14 3 (3.90%) SoapUI
15 2 (2.60%) Manual Testing
16 1 (1.30%) COBOL
16 1 (1.30%) UNIX
16 1 (1.30%) Linux
16 1 (1.30%) Product Management
16 1 (1.30%) Stakeholder Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Halifax 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.

Development Applications
1 22 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (3.90%) SoapUI
General
1 21 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 60 (77.92%) Test Engineer
2 43 (55.84%) Analyst
3 41 (53.25%) Test Analyst
4 31 (40.26%) QA Analyst
5 15 (19.48%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Lead Test Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Software Tester
8 2 (2.60%) QA Tester
8 2 (2.60%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Tester
9 1 (1.30%) Senior Manager
9 1 (1.30%) Programmer
9 1 (1.30%) Test Manager
9 1 (1.30%) COBOL Programmer
9 1 (1.30%) Senior Test Manager
9 1 (1.30%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.57%) XML
2 21 (27.27%) Web Services
3 18 (23.38%) SOAP
4 17 (22.08%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.30%) UNIX
1 1 (1.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (90.91%) Regression Testing
2 68 (88.31%) User Acceptance Testing
3 48 (62.34%) Project Management
4 39 (50.65%) Software Testing
5 31 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (31.17%) Test Strategy
7 18 (23.38%) Automated Testing
8 5 (6.49%) Automation Testing
9 2 (2.60%) Manual Testing
10 1 (1.30%) Product Management
10 1 (1.30%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.18%) VB.NET
2 5 (6.49%) SQL
3 1 (1.30%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (93.51%) QA
Systems Management
1 31 (40.26%) HP Quality Center
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Posted: Yesterday
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