The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 53 53 48
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 8 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.68% 1.63% 2.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 2.18% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 7
Average salary £35,000 £19,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+84.21% -34.48%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
387 367 356
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 81.13% 74.59% 71.77%
Number of salaries quoted 300 330 315
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Scripting
North West

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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
Lancaster - 7 £35,000 -
Preston +4 1 £23,500 -18.96%
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 (72.73%) Oracle
1 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) ASP.NET
2 13 (59.09%) C#
2 13 (59.09%) .NET
3 12 (54.55%) MVC
3 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 12 (54.55%) Oracle Reports
3 12 (54.55%) WPF
3 12 (54.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 11 (50.00%) OO
5 6 (27.27%) JIRA
6 4 (18.18%) TDD
6 4 (18.18%) Selenium
7 3 (13.64%) Firebug
7 3 (13.64%) Test Management
7 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Apple iOS
7 3 (13.64%) Hudson
7 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
7 3 (13.64%) Android
7 3 (13.64%) Web Accessibility
7 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
7 3 (13.64%) Keyword-Driven Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
7 3 (13.64%) Finance

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 2 (9.09%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
1 12 (54.55%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.55%) MS Access
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) JIRA
2 4 (18.18%) Selenium
3 3 (13.64%) Firebug
3 3 (13.64%) Hudson
3 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
4 2 (9.09%) Bugzilla
5 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Developer
2 12 (54.55%) .NET Developer
2 12 (54.55%) C# Developer
2 12 (54.55%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Test Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Programmer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior ASP.NET Programmer
6 1 (4.55%) Web Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Web Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) C# Programmer
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Programmer
6 1 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) ASP.NET
1 13 (59.09%) .NET
2 12 (54.55%) WPF
2 12 (54.55%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (9.09%) Web Services
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (4.55%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) WCF
4 1 (4.55%) WinForms
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Apple iOS
1 3 (13.64%) Android
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Mobile
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) MVC
3 11 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 11 (50.00%) OO
4 4 (18.18%) TDD
5 3 (13.64%) Test Management
5 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Web Accessibility
5 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.64%) Keyword-Driven Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Process Management
6 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Workflow
6 2 (9.09%) Document Management
6 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Automation Testing
7 1 (4.55%) User Stories
7 1 (4.55%) Manual Testing
7 1 (4.55%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) C#
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) XAML
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
1 3 (13.64%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Citrix