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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 154 170 110
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -60
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 87 75 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.22% 1.04% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.33% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 75 57 129
Average salary £35,000 £29,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.68% -15.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £19,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,600 £41,500 £40,350
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5814 5639 5749
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.24% 77.89% 76.70%
Number of salaries quoted 4634 4782 5061
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,100
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Cheshire -2 29 £31,250 +30.20% 3
Manchester -5 28 £34,000 +7.08% 4
Merseyside +8 16 £32,750 -18.12% 4
Lancashire 0 8 £35,000 +84.21%
Cumbria - 1 £45,000 - 3
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 80 (44.20%) ISEB
2 77 (42.54%) SQL
3 61 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (27.07%) QA
5 45 (24.86%) Software Testing
6 43 (23.76%) ISTQB
6 43 (23.76%) C#
7 35 (19.34%) .NET
8 32 (17.68%) Windows
9 27 (14.92%) Microsoft
9 27 (14.92%) Finance
9 27 (14.92%) Selenium
10 25 (13.81%) Degree
11 24 (13.26%) ASP.NET
12 23 (12.71%) Automated Testing
13 22 (12.15%) Oracle
13 22 (12.15%) SQL Server
14 21 (11.60%) HP Quality Center
15 19 (10.50%) Test Automation
15 19 (10.50%) Regression Testing
15 19 (10.50%) Citrix
16 18 (9.94%) HTML
17 17 (9.39%) Project Management
17 17 (9.39%) VMware
17 17 (9.39%) TDD
18 16 (8.84%) XenApp
18 16 (8.84%) XenDesktop
18 16 (8.84%) Team Foundation Server
18 16 (8.84%) Integration Testing
18 16 (8.84%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 10 (5.52%) IIS
2 8 (4.42%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.55%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (8.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.10%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.66%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (1.66%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.76%) LAN
1 5 (2.76%) WAN
2 2 (1.10%) ATM
2 2 (1.10%) Internet
3 1 (0.55%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.55%) WinSCP
3 1 (0.55%) SSH
3 1 (0.55%) Firewall
3 1 (0.55%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.15%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.63%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (3.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.10%) MySQL
6 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.55%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 27 (14.92%) Selenium
2 16 (8.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (7.18%) JIRA
4 11 (6.08%) Cucumber
5 10 (5.52%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (5.52%) Hudson
6 9 (4.97%) TeamCity
7 7 (3.87%) Bugzilla
8 6 (3.31%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.76%) SpecFlow
9 5 (2.76%) MSTest
9 5 (2.76%) WebDriver
10 4 (2.21%) Firebug
10 4 (2.21%) Subversion
10 4 (2.21%) TestPartner
10 4 (2.21%) NUnit
11 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.10%) Grunt
12 1 (0.55%) YouTrack
12 1 (0.55%) CruiseControl
General
1 27 (14.92%) Finance
2 11 (6.08%) Retail
3 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.10%) Banking
4 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.55%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 86 (47.51%) Analyst
2 70 (38.67%) Test Analyst
3 26 (14.36%) Senior Analyst
4 25 (13.81%) Senior Test Analyst
5 23 (12.71%) Developer
6 17 (9.39%) Automation Engineer
7 16 (8.84%) Tester
8 15 (8.29%) Test Engineer
9 14 (7.73%) QA Analyst
9 14 (7.73%) .NET Developer
10 13 (7.18%) Development Engineer
10 13 (7.18%) Senior Development Engineer
11 12 (6.63%) C# .NET Developer
11 12 (6.63%) Consultant
11 12 (6.63%) C# Developer
12 11 (6.08%) Software Tester
13 9 (4.97%) Test Consultant
14 8 (4.42%) SharePoint Developer
15 5 (2.76%) Senior Test Consultant
15 5 (2.76%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (19.34%) .NET
2 24 (13.26%) ASP.NET
3 18 (9.94%) HTML
4 15 (8.29%) jQuery
5 14 (7.73%) XML
6 12 (6.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (6.63%) WPF
7 6 (3.31%) Ajax
8 4 (2.21%) Web Services
9 2 (1.10%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.10%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.55%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.55%) WCF
10 1 (0.55%) WinForms
10 1 (0.55%) J2EE
10 1 (0.55%) CSS
10 1 (0.55%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.29%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (7.18%) Mainframe
3 12 (6.63%) Statistics
4 4 (2.21%) NHS
5 3 (1.66%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.55%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.55%) Replication
7 1 (0.55%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 32 (17.68%) Windows
2 9 (4.97%) Android
3 6 (3.31%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.21%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (1.66%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.66%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.10%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.10%) UNIX
6 2 (1.10%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (24.86%) Software Testing
3 23 (12.71%) Automated Testing
4 19 (10.50%) Test Automation
4 19 (10.50%) Regression Testing
5 17 (9.39%) Project Management
5 17 (9.39%) TDD
6 16 (8.84%) Integration Testing
7 15 (8.29%) E-Commerce
7 15 (8.29%) Automation Testing
8 14 (7.73%) User Stories
8 14 (7.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (7.18%) Scrum
9 13 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (7.18%) Technical Analysis
10 12 (6.63%) Test Strategy
10 12 (6.63%) Unit Testing
10 12 (6.63%) MVC
10 12 (6.63%) Workflow
11 11 (6.08%) OO
Programming Languages
1 77 (42.54%) SQL
2 43 (23.76%) C#
3 16 (8.84%) JavaScript
4 14 (7.73%) C
5 13 (7.18%) C++
6 10 (5.52%) Java
7 8 (4.42%) VBScript
8 6 (3.31%) Ruby
9 5 (2.76%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.21%) Perl
10 4 (2.21%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.66%) Python
12 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.10%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.55%) XAML
13 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.55%) PHP
13 1 (0.55%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 80 (44.20%) ISEB
2 43 (23.76%) ISTQB
3 25 (13.81%) Degree
4 12 (6.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (4.42%) HND
6 4 (2.21%) HNC
7 3 (1.66%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (27.07%) QA
2 2 (1.10%) SLA
3 1 (0.55%) DO-178B
System Software
1 16 (8.84%) XenApp
1 16 (8.84%) XenDesktop
2 15 (8.29%) Active Directory
3 13 (7.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.18%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (11.60%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.10%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 27 (14.92%) Microsoft
2 22 (12.15%) Oracle
3 19 (10.50%) Citrix
4 17 (9.39%) VMware
5 5 (2.76%) HP
6 4 (2.21%) Compuware
7 2 (1.10%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.10%) Teradata
7 2 (1.10%) Cerner
7 2 (1.10%) MEDITECH
8 1 (0.55%) Tableau
8 1 (0.55%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.55%) Adobe
8 1 (0.55%) Apple
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Salary: 25,000 to 30,000
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: negotiable - excellent bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Yodel
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Salary: Competitive plus great benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Cockermouth
Tectre Limited
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 18 days ago
Cockermouth
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Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per year Dependent on Experience
Posted: 18 days ago
Cockermouth
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Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per year Dependent on Experience
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Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 26 days ago