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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 72 53 65
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 8 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.07% 2.15% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 2.91% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 7
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 £19,500 £29,700 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £31,650 £38,150 £49,000
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
611 413 542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 81.90% 74.15% 78.55%
Number of salaries quoted 529 320 461
Average salary £38,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £60,000 £55,000
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 27 February 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 27 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -13 7 £26,500 -30.71%
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) Degree
3 5 (23.81%) Finance
4 4 (19.05%) Windows
4 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
4 4 (19.05%) QA
4 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
5 3 (14.29%) Load Testing
5 3 (14.29%) System Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (14.29%) Validation
5 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (14.29%) Supplier Management
5 3 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 3 (14.29%) Business Continuity
5 3 (14.29%) Linux
5 3 (14.29%) MCSE
5 3 (14.29%) C
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL
5 3 (14.29%) UNIX
5 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner
5 3 (14.29%) Agresso
5 3 (14.29%) ERP
5 3 (14.29%) CCNA
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) Lync
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Agresso
2 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.76%) Facilita Forecast
2 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.52%) Automotive
4 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.76%) Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Analyst
2 10 (47.62%) Test Analyst
3 9 (42.86%) Support Analyst
4 7 (33.33%) Applications Support
5 5 (23.81%) Tester
6 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (9.52%) Performance Tester
7 2 (9.52%) Software Tester
7 2 (9.52%) Applications Support Analyst
8 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
8 1 (4.76%) Technical Support Specialist
8 1 (4.76%) Deployment Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
8 1 (4.76%) Systems Support
8 1 (4.76%) Technical Support
8 1 (4.76%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) Classic ASP
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.76%) XML
1 1 (4.76%) LINQ
1 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.76%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.76%) DTV
2 1 (4.76%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
2 3 (14.29%) Load Testing
2 3 (14.29%) System Testing
2 3 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) ERP
2 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (14.29%) Validation
2 3 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 3 (14.29%) Supplier Management
2 3 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
3 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) C
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) MCSE
2 3 (14.29%) CCNA
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) BT