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

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 63 48 57
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 8 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.36% 2.61% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 3.23% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 5
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +75.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £23,400 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £36,150 £29,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
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 Lancashire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
497 372 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 84.67% 81.05% 78.24%
Number of salaries quoted 406 282 343
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £47,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Lancashire

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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
Blackpool - 2 - -
Preston -12 1 £29,000 +26.08% 1
Newton-le-Willows - 1 £35,000 -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 16 (80.00%) Finance
2 11 (55.00%) QA
3 10 (50.00%) ISEB
3 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (45.00%) Use Case
5 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (30.00%) Logistics
6 6 (30.00%) Retail
6 6 (30.00%) UML
7 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 4 (20.00%) JIRA
7 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
8 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
8 3 (15.00%) HP
8 3 (15.00%) Bugzilla
9 2 (10.00%) Scrum
9 2 (10.00%) Banking
9 2 (10.00%) Java
9 2 (10.00%) Degree
9 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
9 2 (10.00%) SDLC
10 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
10 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (15.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
General
1 16 (80.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Analyst
2 11 (55.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Systems Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Software Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 2 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) QA Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Use Case
3 6 (30.00%) Logistics
3 6 (30.00%) UML
4 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.00%) SDLC
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Stress Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) Ruby
2 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (55.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
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