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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 61 55 54
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 7 7 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.23% 1.41% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.72% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 14
Median salary £37,500 £47,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% +43.93%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
485 408 566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 84.94% 81.93% 86.81%
Number of salaries quoted 367 304 469
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £26,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of job ads across the Merseyside region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -16 7 £37,500 -21.05%
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 14 (82.35%) QA
2 11 (64.71%) Selenium
2 11 (64.71%) Automated Testing
2 11 (64.71%) Cucumber
3 10 (58.82%) JIRA
4 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (47.06%) SQL
4 8 (47.06%) API Testing
5 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
6 6 (35.29%) TDD
6 6 (35.29%) Java
6 6 (35.29%) Defect Management
6 6 (35.29%) BDD
6 6 (35.29%) WebDriver
7 5 (29.41%) SoapUI
7 5 (29.41%) Gherkin
7 5 (29.41%) SDLC
7 5 (29.41%) Web Services
7 5 (29.41%) LoadRunner
7 5 (29.41%) System Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
8 4 (23.53%) .NET
9 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (17.65%) QA Automation
9 3 (17.65%) Agile Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
9 3 (17.65%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (17.65%) Gerrit
9 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) GIS
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) SAP BI
2 1 (5.88%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Cucumber
1 11 (64.71%) Selenium
2 10 (58.82%) JIRA
3 6 (35.29%) WebDriver
4 5 (29.41%) LoadRunner
4 5 (29.41%) SoapUI
5 3 (17.65%) Gerrit
5 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
5 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
5 3 (17.65%) JMeter
5 3 (17.65%) Mercurial
5 3 (17.65%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (11.76%) Bitbucket
6 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Tester
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Automation Test Lead
2 5 (29.41%) Automation Tester
2 5 (29.41%) QA Leader
2 5 (29.41%) QA Tester
2 5 (29.41%) Selenium Tester
2 5 (29.41%) Test Leader
3 4 (23.53%) QA Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) QA Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) QA Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) QA Test Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Test Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (11.76%) QA Automation Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Software QA Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Gherkin
1 5 (29.41%) Web Services
2 4 (23.53%) .NET
3 3 (17.65%) HTML
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Data Conversion
2 1 (5.88%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
2 2 (11.76%) Android
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Automated Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) API Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
4 6 (35.29%) BDD
4 6 (35.29%) Defect Management
4 6 (35.29%) TDD
5 5 (29.41%) SDLC
5 5 (29.41%) System Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Agile Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
7 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
7 3 (17.65%) OO
7 3 (17.65%) OWASP
7 3 (17.65%) QA Automation
7 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Workflow
8 2 (11.76%) Android Development
8 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) PHP
3 3 (17.65%) Ruby
4 2 (11.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
1 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
1 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (82.35%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Telerik
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) SAP