The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 55 62 47
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 11 4 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.43% 0.80% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 0.98% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 12
Average salary £30,000 £29,750 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.84% -22.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £23,950 £28,636
10% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £31,750 £46,983
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Test Scripting
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
388 407 395
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 85.84% 81.08% 81.78%
Number of salaries quoted 345 318 354
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,232
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,500 £28,636
10% offered a salary of more than £63,299 £46,983 £61,215
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 11 (57.89%) Selenium
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) WebDriver
3 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
3 7 (36.84%) QA
4 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
4 6 (31.58%) Gherkin
4 6 (31.58%) Automation Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
5 5 (26.32%) API Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Open Source
5 5 (26.32%) SaaS
5 5 (26.32%) V-Model
5 5 (26.32%) Load Testing
5 5 (26.32%) ISEB
5 5 (26.32%) Linux
5 5 (26.32%) Ruby
5 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
6 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
7 3 (15.79%) Test Management
7 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (15.79%) Scrum
7 3 (15.79%) Project Management
7 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
8 2 (10.53%) SOAP
8 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.53%) C#
8 2 (10.53%) Java

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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.

Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Selenium
2 9 (47.37%) WebDriver
3 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
1 10 (52.63%) Test Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Tester
3 6 (31.58%) Automation Tester
4 5 (26.32%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (26.32%) QA Automation Tester
4 5 (26.32%) QA Tester
5 4 (21.05%) Automation Test Lead
5 4 (21.05%) Lead Test Analyst
6 3 (15.79%) Test Leader
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) Gherkin
2 2 (10.53%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
3 6 (31.58%) Automation Testing
4 5 (26.32%) API Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Load Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Open Source
4 5 (26.32%) V-Model
5 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Project Management
6 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (15.79%) Test Management
6 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.53%) BDD
7 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.53%) SDLC
7 2 (10.53%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Ruby
2 2 (10.53%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ISEB
1 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft