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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / North West
Rank 108 106 135
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +29
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 161 139 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.67% 2.50% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 2.84% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 135 126 86
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
5426 4896 6113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 90.07% 88.06% 87.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4516 4071 5126
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 20 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 120 £40,000 +6.66% 14
Lancashire +3 23 £35,600 -5.06% 1
Cheshire -14 12 £38,250 +27.50%
Merseyside -2 6 £30,000 -22.58% 2
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 202 (65.80%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (41.04%) Selenium
3 100 (32.57%) Automated Testing
4 97 (31.60%) QA
5 96 (31.27%) SDLC
6 84 (27.36%) Cucumber
7 83 (27.04%) Java
8 80 (26.06%) Test Automation
9 79 (25.73%) ISEB
10 62 (20.20%) C#
11 61 (19.87%) ISTQB
12 60 (19.54%) Regression Testing
12 60 (19.54%) BDD
13 59 (19.22%) Manual Testing
14 58 (18.89%) TDD
15 56 (18.24%) Scrum
16 55 (17.92%) Software Testing
17 53 (17.26%) Windows
18 52 (16.94%) SQL
19 45 (14.66%) Python
20 44 (14.33%) System Integration Testing
21 41 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
21 41 (13.36%) JIRA
22 40 (13.03%) User Acceptance Testing
22 40 (13.03%) Automation Testing
23 38 (12.38%) Validation
24 37 (12.05%) Configuration Management
24 37 (12.05%) Degree
25 33 (10.75%) Finance
26 32 (10.42%) Linux

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (3.91%) JBoss
1 12 (3.91%) Tomcat
2 6 (1.95%) IIS
3 4 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.98%) GlassFish
4 3 (0.98%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.98%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.65%) CICS
6 1 (0.33%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (3.26%) SAP CO
1 10 (3.26%) SAP FI
1 10 (3.26%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.98%) Demantra
3 3 (0.98%) Oracle ASCP
3 3 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.65%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.33%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.23%) GitHub
2 6 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.30%) HTTP
2 3 (0.98%) FTP
2 3 (0.98%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.65%) Firewall
3 2 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.61%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 8 (2.61%) SAP BW
3 7 (2.28%) MySQL
3 7 (2.28%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.98%) Big Data
6 3 (0.98%) DB2
6 3 (0.98%) SQLPlus
7 2 (0.65%) MS Access
8 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 126 (41.04%) Selenium
2 84 (27.36%) Cucumber
3 41 (13.36%) JIRA
4 22 (7.17%) WebDriver
5 19 (6.19%) Jenkins
6 18 (5.86%) HP UFT
7 16 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (3.91%) LoadRunner
9 11 (3.58%) JMeter
10 9 (2.93%) FitNesse
11 8 (2.61%) MSTest
11 8 (2.61%) SoapUI
12 7 (2.28%) SpecFlow
13 6 (1.95%) Fiddler
14 4 (1.30%) Bitbucket
14 4 (1.30%) Calabash
14 4 (1.30%) Capybara
14 4 (1.30%) Toad
14 4 (1.30%) Visual Studio
15 3 (0.98%) Git (software)
General
1 33 (10.75%) Finance
2 16 (5.21%) Banking
3 12 (3.91%) Manufacturing
3 12 (3.91%) Military
4 10 (3.26%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.93%) Retail
6 4 (1.30%) Electronics
6 4 (1.30%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Games
7 1 (0.33%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 121 (39.41%) Analyst
2 101 (32.90%) Tester
3 98 (31.92%) Test Analyst
4 70 (22.80%) Test Engineer
5 49 (15.96%) Automation Tester
6 43 (14.01%) QA Analyst
7 37 (12.05%) QA Test Analyst
7 37 (12.05%) Test Automation Engineer
8 35 (11.40%) Software Tester
9 32 (10.42%) QA Tester
10 23 (7.49%) Automation Test Analyst
11 20 (6.51%) QA Engineer
12 17 (5.54%) Developer
12 17 (5.54%) Senior Tester
12 17 (5.54%) Software Analyst
12 17 (5.54%) Software Test Analyst
13 16 (5.21%) Software QA Tester
14 13 (4.23%) QA Test Engineer
14 13 (4.23%) Senior Automation Tester
15 11 (3.58%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.77%) Gherkin
2 25 (8.14%) .NET
3 19 (6.19%) Web Services
4 15 (4.89%) .NET Framework
5 10 (3.26%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.95%) SOAP
7 4 (1.30%) HTML
7 4 (1.30%) ISPF
7 4 (1.30%) XML
8 3 (0.98%) J2EE
8 3 (0.98%) JSTL
8 3 (0.98%) REST
8 3 (0.98%) Spring
9 2 (0.65%) CSS
9 2 (0.65%) Struts
10 1 (0.33%) CSS3
10 1 (0.33%) DOM
10 1 (0.33%) jQuery
10 1 (0.33%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.33%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.14%) iPad
2 18 (5.86%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.93%) Clustering
4 9 (2.93%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.95%) Cyber Defence
5 6 (1.95%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.63%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.63%) User Experience
7 4 (1.30%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.30%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (0.98%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.98%) Online Gambling
9 2 (0.65%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.65%) VSAM
10 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.33%) Fintech
10 1 (0.33%) FMCG
10 1 (0.33%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 53 (17.26%) Windows
2 32 (10.42%) Linux
3 16 (5.21%) Android
3 16 (5.21%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.93%) AIX
5 7 (2.28%) Unix
6 6 (1.95%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (65.80%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (32.57%) Automated Testing
3 96 (31.27%) SDLC
4 80 (26.06%) Test Automation
5 60 (19.54%) BDD
5 60 (19.54%) Regression Testing
6 59 (19.22%) Manual Testing
7 58 (18.89%) TDD
8 56 (18.24%) Scrum
9 55 (17.92%) Software Testing
10 44 (14.33%) System Integration Testing
11 41 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (13.03%) Automation Testing
12 40 (13.03%) User Acceptance Testing
13 38 (12.38%) Validation
14 37 (12.05%) Configuration Management
15 31 (10.10%) Defect Management
16 28 (9.12%) Functional Testing
17 24 (7.82%) Waterfall
18 21 (6.84%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 83 (27.04%) Java
2 62 (20.20%) C#
3 52 (16.94%) SQL
4 45 (14.66%) Python
5 28 (9.12%) C++
6 20 (6.51%) Perl
7 18 (5.86%) C
8 12 (3.91%) Ruby
9 6 (1.95%) JCL
10 5 (1.63%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.30%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.65%) COBOL
12 2 (0.65%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.33%) ABAP
13 1 (0.33%) PHP
13 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 79 (25.73%) ISEB
2 61 (19.87%) ISTQB
3 37 (12.05%) Degree
4 29 (9.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (8.14%) Security Cleared
6 24 (7.82%) DV Cleared
7 9 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.95%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (31.60%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (3.91%) Hyper-V
1 12 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.30%) RACF
2 4 (1.30%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (1.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 27 (8.79%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.93%) Ganglia
2 9 (2.93%) Netcool
3 4 (1.30%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.65%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.33%) Kibana
Vendors
1 24 (7.82%) SAP
2 23 (7.49%) Oracle
3 21 (6.84%) Microsoft
4 14 (4.56%) HP
5 12 (3.91%) VMware
6 9 (2.93%) AppDynamics
7 4 (1.30%) IBM
7 4 (1.30%) Telerik
8 3 (0.98%) hybris
9 2 (0.65%) Cognizant
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £35000 - £65000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare, bonuses
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford
Bupa
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
WestPoint Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Attractive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Lancashire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago