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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 142 163 172
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 96 88 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.59% 1.29% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.56% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 80 66 66
Average salary £32,750 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,250 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £46,500 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
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
5157 5629 5944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.44% 82.60% 81.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4143 4526 5031
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 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £57,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +33 44 £32,500 -4.41% 10
Cheshire +12 33 £33,000 -17.50% 6
Merseyside +8 13 £30,500 - 3
Lancashire -22 5 £30,000 -14.28%
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 107 (48.20%) SQL
2 106 (47.75%) QA
3 82 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (33.78%) Finance
5 67 (30.18%) ISEB
6 59 (26.58%) ISTQB
7 53 (23.87%) Automated Testing
8 47 (21.17%) Performance Testing
9 45 (20.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 45 (20.27%) Software Testing
9 45 (20.27%) Selenium
10 44 (19.82%) .NET
10 44 (19.82%) Windows
11 39 (17.57%) Java
12 37 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
13 35 (15.77%) Test Automation
13 35 (15.77%) Regression Testing
14 32 (14.41%) Oracle
14 32 (14.41%) SQL Server
15 31 (13.96%) Microsoft
15 31 (13.96%) Manual Testing
16 30 (13.51%) SDLC
17 28 (12.61%) Apple iOS
17 28 (12.61%) Android
17 28 (12.61%) C#
18 27 (12.16%) HP Quality Center
19 26 (11.71%) Functional Testing
20 25 (11.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 25 (11.26%) XML
21 24 (10.81%) Test Planning

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (0.45%) SAS
1 1 (0.45%) CMS
1 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
1 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (7.21%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.90%) MS Office
5 1 (0.45%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 11 (4.95%) Oracle Financials
2 10 (4.50%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (4.05%) Oracle General Ledger
3 9 (4.05%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (4.05%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (4.05%) Oracle Receivables
3 9 (4.05%) Oracle Cash Management
3 9 (4.05%) Oracle Assets
4 5 (2.25%) Magento
5 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.41%) HTTP
2 1 (0.45%) VPN
2 1 (0.45%) SSL
2 1 (0.45%) ADSL
2 1 (0.45%) Broadband
2 1 (0.45%) SSH
2 1 (0.45%) xDSL
2 1 (0.45%) ADSL2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 6 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.80%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.80%) VLDB
5 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.90%) MySQL
7 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 45 (20.27%) Selenium
2 20 (9.01%) JIRA
2 20 (9.01%) QuickTest Pro
3 18 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (7.21%) MSTest
5 14 (6.31%) LoadRunner
6 9 (4.05%) WatiN
7 7 (3.15%) Cucumber
8 6 (2.70%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.25%) JUnit
9 5 (2.25%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.80%) QAComplete
11 3 (1.35%) Toad
11 3 (1.35%) JMeter
11 3 (1.35%) Bugzilla
11 3 (1.35%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.35%) Facilita Forecast
11 3 (1.35%) Axure RP
11 3 (1.35%) Maven
12 2 (0.90%) WebLOAD
General
1 75 (33.78%) Finance
2 23 (10.36%) Retail
3 17 (7.66%) Banking
4 4 (1.80%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.80%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.35%) Games
5 3 (1.35%) Billing
6 2 (0.90%) German Language
6 2 (0.90%) Back Office
6 2 (0.90%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Advertising
7 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 111 (50.00%) Analyst
2 94 (42.34%) Test Analyst
3 85 (38.29%) Tester
4 57 (25.68%) Software Tester
5 27 (12.16%) QA Tester
6 22 (9.91%) Test Engineer
7 16 (7.21%) Business Analyst
8 13 (5.86%) Consultant
8 13 (5.86%) Test Consultant
9 11 (4.95%) QA Consultant
9 11 (4.95%) Test Manager
10 10 (4.50%) Software Consultant
10 10 (4.50%) Automated Tester
11 9 (4.05%) Oracle Analyst
11 9 (4.05%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 8 (3.60%) QA Analyst
13 7 (3.15%) QA Test Analyst
13 7 (3.15%) Systems Analyst
13 7 (3.15%) Junior
13 7 (3.15%) Performance Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (19.82%) .NET
2 25 (11.26%) XML
3 15 (6.76%) HTML
4 12 (5.41%) Web Services
5 10 (4.50%) ODBC
5 10 (4.50%) J2EE
6 4 (1.80%) WinForms
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.90%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.45%) COM
8 1 (0.45%) CSS
8 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.45%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.66%) Mobile App
3 10 (4.50%) Mainframe
3 10 (4.50%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.15%) Replication
4 7 (3.15%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.35%) NHS
5 3 (1.35%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.90%) User Experience
6 2 (0.90%) Telematics
7 1 (0.45%) LIMS
7 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.45%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.45%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 44 (19.82%) Windows
2 28 (12.61%) Apple iOS
2 28 (12.61%) Android
3 16 (7.21%) UNIX
4 2 (0.90%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (23.87%) Automated Testing
3 47 (21.17%) Performance Testing
4 45 (20.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 45 (20.27%) Software Testing
5 35 (15.77%) Test Automation
5 35 (15.77%) Regression Testing
6 31 (13.96%) Manual Testing
7 30 (13.51%) SDLC
8 26 (11.71%) Functional Testing
9 24 (10.81%) Test Planning
10 21 (9.46%) Scrum
10 21 (9.46%) Test Management
10 21 (9.46%) Release Management
11 19 (8.56%) Business Analysis
12 17 (7.66%) Mentoring
12 17 (7.66%) Integration Testing
13 15 (6.76%) Project Management
14 14 (6.31%) User Stories
15 13 (5.86%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 107 (48.20%) SQL
2 39 (17.57%) Java
3 28 (12.61%) C#
4 17 (7.66%) C++
5 16 (7.21%) C
6 15 (6.76%) VB
7 10 (4.50%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.70%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.25%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.80%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.35%) Python
11 3 (1.35%) Ruby
12 2 (0.90%) Groovy
13 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (30.18%) ISEB
2 59 (26.58%) ISTQB
3 25 (11.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 23 (10.36%) Degree
5 10 (4.50%) CISA
5 10 (4.50%) CISSP
6 9 (4.05%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (47.75%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) FATCA
System Software
1 4 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (12.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (14.41%) Oracle
2 31 (13.96%) Microsoft
3 19 (8.56%) HP
4 9 (4.05%) Telerik
5 4 (1.80%) VMware
6 2 (0.90%) Capita
7 1 (0.45%) SAP
7 1 (0.45%) Trillium
7 1 (0.45%) MKS
7 1 (0.45%) Alterian
7 1 (0.45%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.45%) DataFlux
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, health
Posted: Yesterday
North West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £35-55,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum +
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £28815 - £39550 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
360 Resourcing
Salary: £20k per year + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic Training + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 28 days ago