The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 47 64 67
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 14 5 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.32% 0.82% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 1.08% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 5
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,900 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £40,900 £44,400
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
479 463 451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.44% 76.03% 72.51%
Number of salaries quoted 390 403 420
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,450 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Merseyside

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Liverpool +11 13 £35,000 -12.50%
Birkenhead - 1 - -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 14 (58.33%) ISEB
1 14 (58.33%) Selenium
2 8 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 8 (33.33%) QA
3 7 (29.17%) ISTQB
3 7 (29.17%) HP
3 7 (29.17%) Java
3 7 (29.17%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 6 (25.00%) TeamCity
4 6 (25.00%) C#
4 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Ruby
5 5 (20.83%) JIRA
5 5 (20.83%) TDD
5 5 (20.83%) Bugzilla
5 5 (20.83%) Scrum
5 5 (20.83%) SQL
5 5 (20.83%) WebDriver
5 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
5 5 (20.83%) BDD
5 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (20.83%) Hudson
5 5 (20.83%) SpecFlow
5 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
5 5 (20.83%) User Stories
6 3 (12.50%) .NET
6 3 (12.50%) Finance
7 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 14 (58.33%) Selenium
2 6 (25.00%) TeamCity
3 5 (20.83%) WebDriver
3 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
3 5 (20.83%) Hudson
3 5 (20.83%) SpecFlow
3 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
3 5 (20.83%) Bugzilla
3 5 (20.83%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (4.17%) Subversion
4 1 (4.17%) YouTrack
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Analyst
1 16 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Test Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 5 (20.83%) TDD
3 5 (20.83%) User Stories
3 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (20.83%) Scrum
3 5 (20.83%) BDD
4 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) C#
3 5 (20.83%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) ISEB
2 7 (29.17%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft