The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 140 163 168
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 118 87 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.81% 1.22% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 1.46% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 107 75 56
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +20.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £25,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £43,600 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5612 5961 5807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.07% 83.34% 80.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4559 4753 4939
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in the North West

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in the North West

Test Scripting
Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Manchester +54 78 £40,000 +17.64% 18
Cheshire -5 23 £28,750 -8.00% 2
Lancashire -5 9 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Merseyside +7 7 £47,500 +45.03% 7
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 116 (46.96%) QA
2 105 (42.51%) SQL
3 89 (36.03%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (30.77%) ISEB
5 74 (29.96%) Finance
6 73 (29.55%) Automated Testing
7 71 (28.74%) ISTQB
8 61 (24.70%) Software Testing
9 54 (21.86%) Test Automation
10 51 (20.65%) Selenium
11 48 (19.43%) User Acceptance Testing
12 45 (18.22%) Windows
12 45 (18.22%) SDLC
13 44 (17.81%) .NET
14 42 (17.00%) Microsoft
14 42 (17.00%) Performance Testing
14 42 (17.00%) Degree
15 39 (15.79%) SQL Server
16 38 (15.38%) Java
17 35 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
18 34 (13.77%) Regression Testing
19 33 (13.36%) JIRA
19 33 (13.36%) Test Management
19 33 (13.36%) Manual Testing
19 33 (13.36%) Test Planning
19 33 (13.36%) Test Strategy
20 29 (11.74%) Oracle
20 29 (11.74%) Android
20 29 (11.74%) Apple iOS
21 28 (11.34%) HP Quality Center

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 (0.40%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.40%) Documentum
1 1 (0.40%) SAS
1 1 (0.40%) CMS
1 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
1 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (7.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.24%) MS Office
3 6 (2.43%) Photoshop
3 6 (2.43%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.67%) HTTP
2 1 (0.40%) VPN
2 1 (0.40%) SSL
2 1 (0.40%) SSH
2 1 (0.40%) xDSL
2 1 (0.40%) ADSL2
2 1 (0.40%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (3.64%) MySQL
4 6 (2.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 6 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.81%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.40%) MS Access
8 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.40%) VLDB
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 51 (20.65%) Selenium
2 33 (13.36%) JIRA
3 23 (9.31%) HP UFT
4 21 (8.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (6.48%) LoadRunner
6 9 (3.64%) WatiN
6 9 (3.64%) Cucumber
7 8 (3.24%) MSTest
8 7 (2.83%) Subversion
9 5 (2.02%) Bugzilla
9 5 (2.02%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.02%) FitNesse
10 4 (1.62%) WebLOAD
10 4 (1.62%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.21%) JMeter
11 3 (1.21%) JUnit
11 3 (1.21%) Facilita Forecast
12 2 (0.81%) QAComplete
12 2 (0.81%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.81%) PHPUnit
General
1 74 (29.96%) Finance
2 23 (9.31%) Banking
3 22 (8.91%) Retail
4 9 (3.64%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.02%) Games
6 4 (1.62%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.62%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.21%) Back Office
7 3 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.21%) Law
8 2 (0.81%) Billing
9 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 101 (40.89%) Analyst
2 89 (36.03%) Test Analyst
3 71 (28.74%) Tester
4 49 (19.84%) Software Tester
5 31 (12.55%) Test Engineer
6 26 (10.53%) QA Tester
7 24 (9.72%) Test Manager
8 13 (5.26%) QA Engineer
8 13 (5.26%) QA Analyst
9 10 (4.05%) Head of Testing
9 10 (4.05%) Automated Tester
9 10 (4.05%) QA Test Analyst
9 10 (4.05%) Developer
10 9 (3.64%) Consultant
10 9 (3.64%) Business Analyst
10 9 (3.64%) Test Consultant
11 8 (3.24%) Junior
11 8 (3.24%) QA Consultant
12 7 (2.83%) QA Leader
12 7 (2.83%) Performance Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (17.81%) .NET
2 21 (8.50%) XML
3 18 (7.29%) HTML
3 18 (7.29%) Web Services
4 10 (4.05%) ODBC
4 10 (4.05%) J2EE
5 6 (2.43%) XHTML
5 6 (2.43%) CSS
6 3 (1.21%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.21%) Gherkin
6 3 (1.21%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.40%) COM
7 1 (0.40%) WinForms
7 1 (0.40%) Ajax
7 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.10%) Mobile App
3 12 (4.86%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.05%) Mainframe
5 7 (2.83%) User Experience
5 7 (2.83%) Data Integration
5 7 (2.83%) Replication
6 4 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.21%) NHS
7 3 (1.21%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.21%) Data Conversion
7 3 (1.21%) FMCG
7 3 (1.21%) Telematics
8 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.81%) PMI
9 1 (0.40%) LIMS
9 1 (0.40%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 45 (18.22%) Windows
2 29 (11.74%) Android
2 29 (11.74%) Apple iOS
3 18 (7.29%) UNIX
4 2 (0.81%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.40%) Linux
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (36.03%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (29.55%) Automated Testing
3 61 (24.70%) Software Testing
4 54 (21.86%) Test Automation
5 48 (19.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 45 (18.22%) SDLC
7 42 (17.00%) Performance Testing
8 34 (13.77%) Regression Testing
9 33 (13.36%) Test Strategy
9 33 (13.36%) Manual Testing
9 33 (13.36%) Test Management
9 33 (13.36%) Test Planning
10 28 (11.34%) Validation
11 24 (9.72%) Scrum
11 24 (9.72%) Mentoring
12 21 (8.50%) ITIL
13 18 (7.29%) Migration
14 16 (6.48%) Functional Testing
14 16 (6.48%) Integration Testing
15 15 (6.07%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (42.51%) SQL
2 38 (15.38%) Java
3 28 (11.34%) C#
4 14 (5.67%) C++
5 12 (4.86%) PL/SQL
5 12 (4.86%) VB
6 11 (4.45%) C
7 10 (4.05%) JavaScript
8 8 (3.24%) PHP
9 4 (1.62%) Ruby
10 3 (1.21%) Python
10 3 (1.21%) ABAP
11 2 (0.81%) Groovy
12 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.40%) VBA
12 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (30.77%) ISEB
2 71 (28.74%) ISTQB
3 42 (17.00%) Degree
4 27 (10.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (4.45%) HND
6 10 (4.05%) CISA
6 10 (4.05%) CISSP
7 8 (3.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.81%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (46.96%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (11.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (17.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.74%) Oracle
3 25 (10.12%) HP
4 11 (4.45%) Telerik
5 6 (2.43%) Adobe
6 3 (1.21%) SAP
7 2 (0.81%) McAfee
7 2 (0.81%) Capita
8 1 (0.40%) DataFlux
8 1 (0.40%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.40%) VMware
8 1 (0.40%) Alterian
8 1 (0.40%) Trillium
8 1 (0.40%) Unisys
8 1 (0.40%) IBM
8 1 (0.40%) Citrix
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