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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 50 56 58
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 9 14 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.76% 2.14% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 2.55% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9 10 10
Average salary £34,500 £31,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.66% -15.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £23,900 £32,350
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £50,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
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
417 549 450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 81.76% 83.82% 85.71%
Number of salaries quoted 297 464 392
Average salary £43,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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
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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 +20 9 £34,500 -8.00% 1
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 15 (71.43%) SQL
2 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 11 (52.38%) Test Planning
4 9 (42.86%) ISEB
4 9 (42.86%) ISTQB
5 8 (38.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (38.10%) ETL
6 7 (33.33%) Finance
6 7 (33.33%) Replication
6 7 (33.33%) Data Integration
7 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 6 (28.57%) Load Testing
8 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
8 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Java
8 5 (23.81%) Windows
8 5 (23.81%) C++
8 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
9 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (19.05%) HTML
9 4 (19.05%) C
9 4 (19.05%) C#
9 4 (19.05%) VB
9 4 (19.05%) VB.NET
9 4 (19.05%) .NET

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (38.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (19.05%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MSTest
2 1 (4.76%) Facilita Forecast
2 1 (4.76%) LoadUI
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.76%) JMeter
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Analyst
1 13 (61.90%) Test Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Software Tester
2 4 (19.05%) Tester
3 3 (14.29%) Database Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Data Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Test Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Test Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) HTML
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
1 4 (19.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Replication
1 7 (33.33%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) UNIX
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Test Planning
2 8 (38.10%) ETL
3 6 (28.57%) Load Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
4 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Validation
5 4 (19.05%) Test Management
6 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
6 2 (9.52%) System Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Open Source
6 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) CRM
7 1 (4.76%) Budget Control
7 1 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.76%) Use Case
7 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) C++
2 5 (23.81%) Java
3 4 (19.05%) C
3 4 (19.05%) C#
3 4 (19.05%) VB
3 4 (19.05%) VB.NET
3 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) ISEB
1 9 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) HP
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