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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 50 59 52
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 11 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.20% 1.20% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 1.45% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 8
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +20.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £35,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £35,000 £35,000
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 Lancashire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
414 414 399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 82.63% 83.13% 79.01%
Number of salaries quoted 343 332 357
Average salary £35,000 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,550 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,875 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram 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 28 August 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
Chorley - 3 £30,000 -
Blackpool - 2 - -
Newton-le-Willows - 1 £35,000 -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (68.75%) QA
2 9 (56.25%) ISEB
3 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
5 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (18.75%) .NET
6 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
6 3 (18.75%) Degree
6 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (18.75%) Time Management
7 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 2 (12.50%) JIRA
7 2 (12.50%) Use Case
7 2 (12.50%) Banking
7 2 (12.50%) Java
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) SDLC
8 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
8 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
8 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
8 1 (6.25%) C#
8 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
8 1 (6.25%) Oracle
8 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
8 1 (6.25%) UML
8 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
8 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
8 1 (6.25%) MS Visio

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Analyst
2 9 (56.25%) Test Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 4 (25.00%) Tester
3 4 (25.00%) QA Tester
3 4 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) QA Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 2 (12.50%) Use Case
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Stress Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Data Management
5 1 (6.25%) Information Management
5 1 (6.25%) Document Management
5 1 (6.25%) Logistics
5 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) UML
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby
2 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) ISEB
2 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
3 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (68.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
1 1 (6.25%) IBM
1 1 (6.25%) HP