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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 159 119 147
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +28
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 106 142 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.41% 2.09% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 2.61% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 80 107 88
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -1.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £43,100 £48,500
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6315 5451 5652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.92% 80.32% 79.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5292 4577 4871
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 -17 62 £35,000 +11.11% 8
Cheshire -20 35 £35,000 -6.66% 8
Merseyside +15 5 £30,000 -27.27%
Lancashire -18 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 90 (46.39%) ISEB
2 59 (30.41%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (30.41%) QA
3 53 (27.32%) Finance
3 53 (27.32%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (26.29%) SQL
5 45 (23.20%) Automated Testing
6 39 (20.10%) Windows
7 38 (19.59%) Software Testing
7 38 (19.59%) Selenium
8 34 (17.53%) Degree
8 34 (17.53%) Functional Testing
8 34 (17.53%) Regression Testing
9 32 (16.49%) .NET
9 32 (16.49%) C#
10 29 (14.95%) ISTQB
11 25 (12.89%) HP Quality Center
12 23 (11.86%) QuickTest Pro
12 23 (11.86%) Team Foundation Server
12 23 (11.86%) Test Automation
12 23 (11.86%) Test Management
13 20 (10.31%) Scrum
13 20 (10.31%) Manual Testing
13 20 (10.31%) JIRA
14 19 (9.79%) Cucumber
14 19 (9.79%) Test Strategy
14 19 (9.79%) Oracle
15 18 (9.28%) Active Directory
16 17 (8.76%) User Acceptance Testing
17 16 (8.25%) Integration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 8 (4.12%) IIS
2 3 (1.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.52%) CMS
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.52%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (4.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.55%) MS Office
2 3 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.52%) Mingle
3 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.06%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.64%) LAN
1 9 (4.64%) WAN
2 2 (1.03%) HTTP
3 1 (0.52%) DMZ
3 1 (0.52%) Firewall
3 1 (0.52%) SSH
3 1 (0.52%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.52%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.61%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.06%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.52%) MySQL
5 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 38 (19.59%) Selenium
2 23 (11.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (11.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 20 (10.31%) JIRA
4 19 (9.79%) Cucumber
5 9 (4.64%) Jenkins
5 9 (4.64%) FitNesse
5 9 (4.64%) TeamCity
6 8 (4.12%) MSTest
7 7 (3.61%) WebDriver
8 6 (3.09%) Bugzilla
9 5 (2.58%) LoadRunner
9 5 (2.58%) Hudson
9 5 (2.58%) SpecFlow
10 4 (2.06%) QAComplete
10 4 (2.06%) CruiseControl
10 4 (2.06%) WatiN
11 3 (1.55%) Subversion
12 2 (1.03%) WATIR
12 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
General
1 53 (27.32%) Finance
2 14 (7.22%) Retail
3 5 (2.58%) Marketing
4 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.52%) Billing
4 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.52%) Automotive
4 1 (0.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 89 (45.88%) Analyst
2 81 (41.75%) Test Analyst
3 25 (12.89%) Tester
4 24 (12.37%) Consultant
5 23 (11.86%) Test Consultant
6 22 (11.34%) Senior Analyst
7 21 (10.82%) Senior Test Analyst
8 18 (9.28%) Senior Consultant
8 18 (9.28%) Senior Test Consultant
9 14 (7.22%) Software Tester
10 13 (6.70%) Test Engineer
10 13 (6.70%) Automation Engineer
11 12 (6.19%) Test Manager
12 11 (5.67%) Developer
13 9 (4.64%) QA Tester
13 9 (4.64%) Development Engineer
13 9 (4.64%) Senior Development Engineer
14 8 (4.12%) .NET Developer
15 7 (3.61%) C# Developer
15 7 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (16.49%) .NET
2 13 (6.70%) HTML
3 12 (6.19%) XML
4 11 (5.67%) Web Services
4 11 (5.67%) ASP.NET
5 8 (4.12%) jQuery
6 7 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (3.61%) WPF
7 5 (2.58%) Ajax
8 4 (2.06%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.06%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (1.55%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.03%) JSON
10 2 (1.03%) CSS
10 2 (1.03%) XSLT
11 1 (0.52%) XHTML
11 1 (0.52%) SOAP
11 1 (0.52%) J2EE
11 1 (0.52%) Silverlight
11 1 (0.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 53 (27.32%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.22%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (4.64%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.09%) Statistics
5 4 (2.06%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.55%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.55%) User Experience
7 2 (1.03%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.52%) Open Source
8 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 39 (20.10%) Windows
2 6 (3.09%) Windows 7
3 5 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (2.58%) Windows XP
3 5 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.06%) Android
5 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (30.41%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (23.20%) Automated Testing
3 38 (19.59%) Software Testing
4 34 (17.53%) Regression Testing
4 34 (17.53%) Functional Testing
5 23 (11.86%) Test Management
5 23 (11.86%) Test Automation
6 20 (10.31%) Manual Testing
6 20 (10.31%) Scrum
7 19 (9.79%) Test Strategy
8 17 (8.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (8.25%) Integration Testing
9 16 (8.25%) Migration
10 15 (7.73%) E-Commerce
11 14 (7.22%) Validation
12 13 (6.70%) Workflow
12 13 (6.70%) Mentoring
13 12 (6.19%) Automation Testing
13 12 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 51 (26.29%) SQL
2 32 (16.49%) C#
3 15 (7.73%) Java
4 11 (5.67%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.15%) C
6 9 (4.64%) C++
7 7 (3.61%) Ruby
8 6 (3.09%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.58%) VBScript
10 4 (2.06%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.03%) Perl
11 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.52%) Python
12 1 (0.52%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 90 (46.39%) ISEB
2 34 (17.53%) Degree
3 29 (14.95%) ISTQB
4 9 (4.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (4.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (3.61%) Security Cleared
7 6 (3.09%) HND
7 6 (3.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (30.41%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (9.28%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.64%) XenApp
2 9 (4.64%) XenDesktop
3 8 (4.12%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.55%) Terminal Server
4 3 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (12.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (9.79%) Oracle
2 14 (7.22%) VMware
3 13 (6.70%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.70%) Citrix
4 11 (5.67%) HP
5 4 (2.06%) Telerik
6 2 (1.03%) Apple
7 1 (0.52%) Adobe
7 1 (0.52%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.52%) SAP
7 1 (0.52%) IBM
7 1 (0.52%) Google
7 1 (0.52%) Teradata
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
The MRJ Group
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
ao.com
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum Negotiable dependant on Experience
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Cheshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
MPP Global Solutions LTD
Salary: Very Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 23 days ago
Cockermouth
Tectre Limited
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 24 days ago