The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 129 125 123
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 50 57 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.23% 1.54% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.98% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 50 53 46
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,950 £24,200 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £41,200 £42,500
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3442 2884 3067
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.76% 78.16% 81.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2850 2447 2679
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Manchester

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Manchester

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Stockport - 2 £32,750 - 1
Wigan - 2 £24,250 - 1
Bolton +7 1 £25,000 +11.11%
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 47 (58.02%) ISEB
2 43 (53.09%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (28.40%) Functional Testing
4 22 (27.16%) Finance
5 20 (24.69%) Software Testing
6 19 (23.46%) Degree
7 18 (22.22%) Automated Testing
7 18 (22.22%) ISTQB
8 17 (20.99%) Test Strategy
9 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (19.75%) SQL
10 15 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (18.52%) Test Management
11 13 (16.05%) Validation
12 12 (14.81%) QA
13 11 (13.58%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (13.58%) Migration
13 11 (13.58%) Regression Testing
14 10 (12.35%) .NET
14 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
15 9 (11.11%) MS Excel
15 9 (11.11%) Project Management
15 9 (11.11%) C#
16 8 (9.88%) HTML
16 8 (9.88%) TDD
16 8 (9.88%) User Stories
16 8 (9.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 8 (9.88%) Selenium
17 7 (8.64%) jQuery
17 7 (8.64%) Manual Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (8.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.23%) Lync
2 1 (1.23%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) DMZ
1 1 (1.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (9.88%) Selenium
3 3 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (3.70%) TestPartner
4 1 (1.23%) JIRA
4 1 (1.23%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.23%) Cucumber
General
1 22 (27.16%) Finance
2 1 (1.23%) Advertising
2 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (37.04%) Analyst
2 29 (35.80%) Test Analyst
3 20 (24.69%) Consultant
4 19 (23.46%) Test Consultant
5 14 (17.28%) Senior Consultant
5 14 (17.28%) Senior Test Consultant
6 12 (14.81%) Test Manager
7 8 (9.88%) Tester
8 7 (8.64%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (8.64%) Senior Test Analyst
9 6 (7.41%) Software Tester
9 6 (7.41%) Developer
9 6 (7.41%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (3.70%) Test Leader
10 3 (3.70%) Electronics Technician
10 3 (3.70%) QA Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) Lead Test Analyst
11 2 (2.47%) QA Test Analyst
11 2 (2.47%) Software Test Analyst
11 2 (2.47%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.35%) .NET
2 8 (9.88%) HTML
3 7 (8.64%) jQuery
4 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.94%) XML
6 1 (1.23%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.23%) HTML5
6 1 (1.23%) CSS
6 1 (1.23%) Web Services
6 1 (1.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 43 (53.09%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.41%) Statistics
3 3 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.70%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.47%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.47%) User Experience
5 1 (1.23%) Replication
5 1 (1.23%) Open Source
5 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.70%) Windows
2 2 (2.47%) Android
3 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.40%) Functional Testing
2 20 (24.69%) Software Testing
3 18 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 17 (20.99%) Test Strategy
5 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (18.52%) Test Management
7 13 (16.05%) Validation
8 11 (13.58%) Migration
8 11 (13.58%) Regression Testing
8 11 (13.58%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (11.11%) Project Management
10 8 (9.88%) TDD
10 8 (9.88%) User Stories
11 7 (8.64%) E-Commerce
11 7 (8.64%) Manual Testing
12 6 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (7.41%) Scrum
12 6 (7.41%) Technical Analysis
13 5 (6.17%) Test Planning
14 3 (3.70%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.75%) SQL
2 9 (11.11%) C#
3 7 (8.64%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.47%) Java
4 2 (2.47%) VBScript
5 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (58.02%) ISEB
2 19 (23.46%) Degree
3 18 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 8 (9.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (8.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.70%) HNC
6 3 (3.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.94%) HP
3 3 (3.70%) Compuware
4 2 (2.47%) Apple
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle
5 1 (1.23%) Google
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + good benefits
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
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