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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 52 66 53
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 17 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.87% 1.01% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.36% 1.16% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 7
Average salary £30,000 £28,125 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,750 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,750 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
506 601 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 85.33% 86.35% 79.43%
Number of salaries quoted 441 521 359
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,433 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £61,215
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
Durham - 10 £24,000 - 2
Tyne and Wear +5 7 £32,500 +15.55% 3
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 19 (46.34%) Selenium
2 18 (43.90%) Test Management
2 18 (43.90%) ISTQB
2 18 (43.90%) ISEB
3 14 (34.15%) Finance
3 14 (34.15%) Software Testing
4 12 (29.27%) Functional Testing
5 11 (26.83%) Degree
5 11 (26.83%) Firebug
5 11 (26.83%) Performance Testing
5 11 (26.83%) Security Testing
5 11 (26.83%) Java
5 11 (26.83%) C#
6 10 (24.39%) HTML
6 10 (24.39%) JavaScript
6 10 (24.39%) SQL
6 10 (24.39%) .NET
6 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET
6 10 (24.39%) CSS
6 10 (24.39%) N-Tier
6 10 (24.39%) Manual Testing
6 10 (24.39%) Automated Testing
7 9 (21.95%) Banking
7 9 (21.95%) Technical Analysis
7 9 (21.95%) Test Strategy
8 8 (19.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (19.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (19.51%) Project Management
8 8 (19.51%) Regression Testing
8 8 (19.51%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (9.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 19 (46.34%) Selenium
2 11 (26.83%) Firebug
3 8 (19.51%) JIRA
4 7 (17.07%) Bugzilla
5 6 (14.63%) WebDriver
6 4 (9.76%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.44%) JUnit
7 1 (2.44%) MSTest
7 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (34.15%) Finance
2 9 (21.95%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Analyst
1 16 (39.02%) Test Analyst
2 10 (24.39%) Developer
3 9 (21.95%) Software Developer
4 7 (17.07%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 7 (17.07%) Test Leader
5 4 (9.76%) Automation Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Automation Test Lead
5 4 (9.76%) Lead Test Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) QA Tester
5 4 (9.76%) Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Software Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Test Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Web Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Web Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.88%) QA Automation Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) .NET
1 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET
1 10 (24.39%) CSS
1 10 (24.39%) HTML
2 4 (9.76%) Gherkin
3 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.44%) DOM
4 1 (2.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) N-Tier
2 4 (9.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Unix
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Test Management
2 14 (34.15%) Software Testing
3 12 (29.27%) Functional Testing
4 11 (26.83%) Performance Testing
4 11 (26.83%) Security Testing
5 10 (24.39%) Automated Testing
5 10 (24.39%) Manual Testing
6 9 (21.95%) Technical Analysis
6 9 (21.95%) Test Strategy
7 8 (19.51%) Project Management
7 8 (19.51%) Regression Testing
7 8 (19.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (9.76%) Automation Testing
9 4 (9.76%) CRM
9 4 (9.76%) ERP
9 4 (9.76%) Open Source
9 4 (9.76%) System Testing
10 3 (7.32%) MVC
10 3 (7.32%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) C#
1 11 (26.83%) Java
2 10 (24.39%) JavaScript
2 10 (24.39%) SQL
3 2 (4.88%) Ruby
4 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (43.90%) ISEB
1 18 (43.90%) ISTQB
2 11 (26.83%) Degree
3 8 (19.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
1 4 (9.76%) Northgate
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