The first table below looks at the demand for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North East region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 61 65 44
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -21
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 15 3 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.06% 0.40% 3.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 0.55% 4.79%
Number of salaries quoted 14 3 22
Average salary £38,250 £45,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +45.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,636 £39,400 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £46,983 £53,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
540 543 585
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 74.18% 73.28% 69.98%
Number of salaries quoted 456 463 469
Average salary £35,232 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in the North East

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the North East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in the North East

Test Scripting
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the North East region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +12 13 £38,500 -7.22%
Durham - 2 £30,000 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 10 (41.67%) Software Testing
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) TDD
2 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Scrum
2 7 (29.17%) QA
3 6 (25.00%) Scala
3 6 (25.00%) Open Source
3 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Ruby
3 6 (25.00%) Python
3 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (25.00%) SQL
4 5 (20.83%) Oracle
4 5 (20.83%) ERP
4 5 (20.83%) Project Management
4 5 (20.83%) UML
4 5 (20.83%) Supplier Management
4 5 (20.83%) Document Management
4 5 (20.83%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (20.83%) Data Analysis
4 5 (20.83%) BT
4 5 (20.83%) Change Management
4 5 (20.83%) Selenium
5 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (16.67%) JSON

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) MySQL
1 3 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 3 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 3 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (20.83%) Selenium
3 4 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 3 (12.50%) JUnit
4 3 (12.50%) Facilita Forecast
4 3 (12.50%) RSpec
4 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.17%) WinRunner
5 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Games
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Business Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) SAP Business Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (4.17%) QA Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) JSON
1 4 (16.67%) CSS
1 4 (16.67%) Web Services
1 4 (16.67%) HTML
2 3 (12.50%) SOAP
2 3 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (12.50%) Ajax
2 3 (12.50%) Play Framework
2 3 (12.50%) RESTful
2 3 (12.50%) HTML5
2 3 (12.50%) REST
2 3 (12.50%) CSS3
2 3 (12.50%) Django
2 3 (12.50%) Guice
3 2 (8.33%) .NET
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.17%) WCF
4 1 (4.17%) WF
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Software Testing
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) TDD
2 7 (29.17%) Scrum
3 6 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (20.83%) ERP
4 5 (20.83%) Project Management
4 5 (20.83%) UML
4 5 (20.83%) Supplier Management
4 5 (20.83%) Document Management
4 5 (20.83%) Data Analysis
4 5 (20.83%) Change Management
5 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 3 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (12.50%) User Stories
6 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Scala
1 6 (25.00%) Ruby
1 6 (25.00%) Python
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) C#
2 4 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) C
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (12.50%) Puppet
3 1 (4.17%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) BT
3 3 (12.50%) Google
4 2 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) HP