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 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 66 40 51
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 6 17 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.98% 3.74% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 4.47% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 5 16 13
Median salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
UK excluding London median 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
534 380 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 86.83% 83.52% 84.19%
Number of salaries quoted 387 295 406
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 31 August 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 -20 5 £37,500 -21.05%
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 10 (76.92%) QA
2 8 (61.54%) Cucumber
3 7 (53.85%) Selenium
3 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 7 (53.85%) Automated Testing
4 6 (46.15%) JIRA
4 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 6 (46.15%) SoapUI
4 6 (46.15%) Gherkin
4 6 (46.15%) API Testing
5 5 (38.46%) SDLC
5 5 (38.46%) LoadRunner
5 5 (38.46%) System Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (30.77%) ISEB
6 4 (30.77%) Web Services
6 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (23.08%) .NET
7 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
8 2 (15.38%) TDD
8 2 (15.38%) Banking
8 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Oracle
8 2 (15.38%) Java
8 2 (15.38%) Windows
8 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
8 2 (15.38%) BDD
8 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) HipChat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) GIS
1 1 (7.69%) SAP BI
1 1 (7.69%) SAP BW
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Cucumber
2 7 (53.85%) Selenium
3 6 (46.15%) JIRA
3 6 (46.15%) SoapUI
4 5 (38.46%) LoadRunner
5 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
5 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
6 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
6 1 (7.69%) Gerrit
6 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
6 1 (7.69%) JMeter
6 1 (7.69%) Mercurial
6 1 (7.69%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (7.69%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Automation Test Lead
1 5 (38.46%) QA Leader
1 5 (38.46%) Test Leader
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Tester
3 3 (23.08%) QA Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) QA Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) QA Automation Tester
4 2 (15.38%) QA Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Software QA Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Software Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) Gherkin
2 4 (30.77%) Web Services
3 3 (23.08%) .NET
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) Middleware
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (7.69%) SOAP
4 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Conversion
1 1 (7.69%) EPoS
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Automated Testing
1 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 6 (46.15%) API Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) SDLC
3 5 (38.46%) System Testing
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
4 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Android Development
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) OWASP
5 1 (7.69%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
1 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (76.92%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Telerik