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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 58 73 74
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 5 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.89% 0.47% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.56% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 2
Average salary £30,000 £41,250 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% +16.19%
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
453 533 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 80.46% 83.81% 79.56%
Number of salaries quoted 375 482 417
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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
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 24 October 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 4 £30,000 -27.27%
Birkenhead - 1 - -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 13 (59.09%) ISEB
2 12 (54.55%) Selenium
3 7 (31.82%) Java
3 7 (31.82%) HP
3 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
3 7 (31.82%) QA
3 7 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
4 6 (27.27%) C#
4 6 (27.27%) Automation Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (22.73%) TeamCity
5 5 (22.73%) Hudson
5 5 (22.73%) SpecFlow
5 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
5 5 (22.73%) User Stories
5 5 (22.73%) SQL
5 5 (22.73%) Bugzilla
5 5 (22.73%) Scrum
5 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (22.73%) TDD
5 5 (22.73%) Ruby
5 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
5 5 (22.73%) JIRA
5 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
5 5 (22.73%) Cucumber
5 5 (22.73%) BDD
6 3 (13.64%) Finance
7 2 (9.09%) .NET
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 12 (54.55%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) TeamCity
2 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
2 5 (22.73%) Cucumber
2 5 (22.73%) Hudson
2 5 (22.73%) SpecFlow
2 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
2 5 (22.73%) Bugzilla
2 5 (22.73%) JIRA
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Analyst
1 15 (68.18%) Test Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Senior Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Test Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
2 6 (27.27%) Automation Testing
3 5 (22.73%) User Stories
3 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (22.73%) Scrum
3 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) TDD
3 5 (22.73%) BDD
4 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) C#
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) ISEB
2 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft