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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 59 44 58
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 5 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.04% 2.67% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 3.47% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 3
Average salary £28,125 £38,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.94% -1.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £28,636 £31,800
10% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £46,983 £43,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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
369 288 418
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 76.72% 77.01% 79.77%
Number of salaries quoted 315 259 367
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,636 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £54,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +6.25%

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 31 March 2015, 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 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) QA
3 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
3 3 (20.00%) UNIX
3 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Facilita Forecast
4 2 (13.33%) MCSE
4 2 (13.33%) ERP
4 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (13.33%) C
4 2 (13.33%) Agresso
4 2 (13.33%) CCNA
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Validation
4 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
4 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Agresso
2 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (6.67%) LoadUI
3 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (13.33%) Automotive
4 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (6.67%) Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Test Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Support Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Tester
3 5 (33.33%) Applications Support
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Test Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
5 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) LINQ
1 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
1 1 (6.67%) DTV
1 1 (6.67%) Open Source
1 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
1 1 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) UNIX
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Load Testing
1 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) ERP
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (13.33%) Validation
2 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
2 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
2 2 (13.33%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) MCSE
2 2 (13.33%) CCNA
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle
1 1 (6.67%) SAP
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) HP