The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 68 55 55
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 8 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.18% 1.78% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 2.33% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 10
Average salary £26,500 £30,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.66% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £29,500 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £33,750 £52,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Test Scripting
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
563 429 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 82.92% 76.33% 77.73%
Number of salaries quoted 482 343 418
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 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
Tyne and Wear -7 7 £26,500 -29.33% 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) QA
3 5 (25.00%) Linux
3 5 (25.00%) UNIX
4 4 (20.00%) Windows
5 3 (15.00%) Java
5 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (15.00%) Python
5 3 (15.00%) Selenium
5 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (10.00%) Flash
6 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (10.00%) REST
6 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.00%) System Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Degree
6 2 (10.00%) Load Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.00%) TestNG
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.00%) SaaS

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) Lync
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (15.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (10.00%) TestNG
2 2 (10.00%) Hudson
2 2 (10.00%) JUnit
2 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.00%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Automotive
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
1 10 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Support Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Tester
4 5 (25.00%) Applications Support
5 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (10.00%) Development Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Software Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Software Development Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Systems Support
7 1 (5.00%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
7 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Flash
1 2 (10.00%) REST
1 2 (10.00%) Ajax
1 2 (10.00%) HTML
1 2 (10.00%) CSS
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) Classic ASP
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) LINQ
2 1 (5.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) DTV
1 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (5.00%) Handset
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (5.00%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
1 5 (25.00%) UNIX
2 4 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
1 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (10.00%) System Testing
2 2 (10.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (5.00%) OO
3 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.00%) CRM
3 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.00%) Python
3 2 (10.00%) Perl
3 2 (10.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.00%) VBScript
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ISEB
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) BT