The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 164 164 109
Rank change year-on-year
0 -55
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 96 94 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 1.25% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.60% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 71 68 136
Average salary £34,000 £34,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.72% -2.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5895 5879 5372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.24% 78.29% 74.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4784 4840 4696
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
Test Scripting
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -19 42 £30,000 -11.11% 6
Cheshire +19 30 £35,000 +12.90% 8
Lancashire +19 18 £35,000 +20.68% 1
Merseyside -23 2 £32,500 -13.33% 5
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 82 (44.32%) ISEB
2 79 (42.70%) SQL
3 61 (32.97%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (32.97%) Software Testing
4 55 (29.73%) QA
5 38 (20.54%) ISTQB
6 33 (17.84%) Degree
6 33 (17.84%) Finance
6 33 (17.84%) .NET
7 32 (17.30%) SQL Server
7 32 (17.30%) C#
8 28 (15.14%) Oracle
9 27 (14.59%) Scrum
10 26 (14.05%) ASP.NET
10 26 (14.05%) User Acceptance Testing
11 24 (12.97%) Microsoft
11 24 (12.97%) Automated Testing
12 21 (11.35%) Selenium
12 21 (11.35%) Test Automation
13 20 (10.81%) Windows
13 20 (10.81%) Regression Testing
14 19 (10.27%) Technical Analysis
15 17 (9.19%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (9.19%) MVC
16 16 (8.65%) OO
17 15 (8.11%) XML
17 15 (8.11%) WPF
18 14 (7.57%) TDD
18 14 (7.57%) Waterfall
19 13 (7.03%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.08%) IIS
2 2 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.16%) Internet
2 2 (1.08%) WAN
2 2 (1.08%) ATM
2 2 (1.08%) LAN
3 1 (0.54%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.30%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.49%) Oracle Reports
3 11 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (4.32%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.16%) Oracle9i Database
6 4 (2.16%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (2.16%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.54%) MS Access
9 1 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (11.35%) Selenium
2 11 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (5.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (5.41%) Cucumber
4 7 (3.78%) JIRA
5 6 (3.24%) SilkPerformer
5 6 (3.24%) LoadRunner
5 6 (3.24%) WinRunner
5 6 (3.24%) JMeter
5 6 (3.24%) Facilita Forecast
6 5 (2.70%) Hudson
6 5 (2.70%) Firebug
7 4 (2.16%) TestPartner
7 4 (2.16%) NUnit
8 3 (1.62%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.62%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.08%) Subversion
9 2 (1.08%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.08%) MSBuild
9 2 (1.08%) Grunt
General
1 33 (17.84%) Finance
2 12 (6.49%) Retail
3 3 (1.62%) Advertising
3 3 (1.62%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.62%) Banking
4 1 (0.54%) Automotive
4 1 (0.54%) Law
4 1 (0.54%) Electronics
4 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 103 (55.68%) Analyst
2 50 (27.03%) Test Analyst
3 36 (19.46%) QA Analyst
4 25 (13.51%) Developer
5 23 (12.43%) Test Engineer
6 19 (10.27%) Senior Analyst
6 19 (10.27%) Senior Test Analyst
7 18 (9.73%) C# Developer
8 17 (9.19%) Tester
9 15 (8.11%) Systems Analyst
10 13 (7.03%) Software Tester
11 11 (5.95%) .NET Developer
12 10 (5.41%) Business Analyst
12 10 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
13 8 (4.32%) Senior Test Engineer
14 7 (3.78%) ASP.NET Developer
15 6 (3.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 6 (3.24%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
15 6 (3.24%) Senior C# Developer
15 6 (3.24%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (17.84%) .NET
2 26 (14.05%) ASP.NET
3 17 (9.19%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (8.11%) XML
4 15 (8.11%) WPF
5 12 (6.49%) HTML
6 6 (3.24%) Ajax
7 5 (2.70%) jQuery
8 4 (2.16%) WCF
8 4 (2.16%) Web Services
8 4 (2.16%) WinForms
8 4 (2.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (2.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (1.08%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 2 (1.08%) J2EE
10 1 (0.54%) Android SDK
10 1 (0.54%) iOS SDK
10 1 (0.54%) iPhone SDK
10 1 (0.54%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.49%) Mainframe
2 9 (4.86%) Statistics
2 9 (4.86%) NHS
3 8 (4.32%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (3.78%) Open Source
5 6 (3.24%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.24%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.70%) GIS
7 3 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.62%) IPTV
7 3 (1.62%) Interactive TV
8 2 (1.08%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.54%) Replication
9 1 (0.54%) BBC
9 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.54%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.81%) Windows
2 11 (5.95%) Android
3 10 (5.41%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (1.62%) Windows Phone
5 3 (1.62%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.62%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.62%) Windows 2000
5 3 (1.62%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.62%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.08%) Linux
6 2 (1.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (32.97%) Agile Software Development
1 61 (32.97%) Software Testing
2 27 (14.59%) Scrum
3 26 (14.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (12.97%) Automated Testing
5 21 (11.35%) Test Automation
6 20 (10.81%) Regression Testing
7 19 (10.27%) Technical Analysis
8 17 (9.19%) MVC
9 16 (8.65%) OO
10 14 (7.57%) TDD
10 14 (7.57%) Waterfall
11 13 (7.03%) Project Management
12 11 (5.95%) Unit Testing
12 11 (5.95%) E-Commerce
13 10 (5.41%) Manual Testing
13 10 (5.41%) Test Management
14 9 (4.86%) Test Strategy
14 9 (4.86%) Performance Testing
15 8 (4.32%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (42.70%) SQL
2 32 (17.30%) C#
3 9 (4.86%) Java
3 9 (4.86%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.70%) VBScript
5 4 (2.16%) Ruby
5 4 (2.16%) C
5 4 (2.16%) C++
5 4 (2.16%) XAML
6 3 (1.62%) Python
6 3 (1.62%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.54%) Delphi
7 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.54%) Perl
7 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 82 (44.32%) ISEB
2 38 (20.54%) ISTQB
3 33 (17.84%) Degree
4 5 (2.70%) HND
5 4 (2.16%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (29.73%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) WAI
3 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.16%) XenApp
2 4 (2.16%) XenDesktop
3 3 (1.62%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.08%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 28 (15.14%) Oracle
2 24 (12.97%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.49%) Citrix
4 10 (5.41%) IBM
5 9 (4.86%) HP
6 6 (3.24%) Siebel
7 5 (2.70%) Intel
8 4 (2.16%) Compuware
8 4 (2.16%) VMware
9 2 (1.08%) MEDITECH
9 2 (1.08%) Cerner
10 1 (0.54%) Tableau
10 1 (0.54%) Teradata
10 1 (0.54%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.54%) Symbian
10 1 (0.54%) Progress
10 1 (0.54%) Business Objects
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