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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 130 154 180
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +26
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 115 89 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.69% 1.34% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 1.63% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 81 52 79
Average salary £33,500 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
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
5616 5444 6390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.55% 82.24% 80.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4818 4558 5523
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 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 28 January 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 28 January 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
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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 +37 76 £35,000 +16.66% 13
Cheshire -5 24 £30,000 +14.28% 3
Lancashire -22 9 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Merseyside +15 4 £23,000 -42.50% 2
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 97 (43.89%) QA
2 82 (37.10%) Finance
3 77 (34.84%) ISEB
4 69 (31.22%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (30.77%) Automated Testing
6 64 (28.96%) SQL
7 57 (25.79%) Regression Testing
7 57 (25.79%) Selenium
8 54 (24.43%) Analytical Skills
9 53 (23.98%) User Acceptance Testing
10 51 (23.08%) Functional Testing
11 45 (20.36%) Software Testing
12 44 (19.91%) Windows
13 39 (17.65%) .NET
13 39 (17.65%) Test Management
14 37 (16.74%) Test Automation
15 36 (16.29%) Degree
16 35 (15.84%) Manual Testing
17 31 (14.03%) Java
17 31 (14.03%) QuickTest Pro
18 28 (12.67%) JIRA
19 27 (12.22%) ISTQB
19 27 (12.22%) Team Foundation Server
19 27 (12.22%) XML
20 26 (11.76%) C#
21 25 (11.31%) Oracle
22 22 (9.95%) HP Quality Center
23 21 (9.50%) Cucumber
23 21 (9.50%) Scrum
24 20 (9.05%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 2 (0.90%) IIS
2 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.45%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (3.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.36%) Mingle
4 2 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.45%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (5.88%) Oracle Financials
2 12 (5.43%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (5.43%) Oracle General Ledger
2 12 (5.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 12 (5.43%) Oracle Payables
2 12 (5.43%) Oracle Receivables
2 12 (5.43%) Oracle Cash Management
2 12 (5.43%) Oracle Assets
3 5 (2.26%) Magento
4 4 (1.81%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.45%) Siebel Analytics
5 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.45%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.81%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.07%) LAN
1 9 (4.07%) WAN
2 4 (1.81%) HTTP
3 1 (0.45%) VPN
3 1 (0.45%) DMZ
3 1 (0.45%) Firewall
3 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.45%) Network Security
3 1 (0.45%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.26%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.36%) VLDB
4 1 (0.45%) QlikView
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 57 (25.79%) Selenium
2 31 (14.03%) QuickTest Pro
3 28 (12.67%) JIRA
4 27 (12.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (9.50%) Cucumber
6 14 (6.33%) WatiN
6 14 (6.33%) MSTest
7 9 (4.07%) FitNesse
7 9 (4.07%) Jenkins
8 6 (2.71%) QAComplete
8 6 (2.71%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.71%) CruiseControl
9 5 (2.26%) Git (software)
10 4 (1.81%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.81%) Subversion
10 4 (1.81%) WATIR
10 4 (1.81%) LoadRunner
10 4 (1.81%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.36%) Toad
11 3 (1.36%) JUnit
General
1 82 (37.10%) Finance
2 17 (7.69%) Retail
3 7 (3.17%) Marketing
4 4 (1.81%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.81%) Billing
5 2 (0.90%) German Language
6 1 (0.45%) Advertising
6 1 (0.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (50.68%) Analyst
2 90 (40.72%) Test Analyst
3 69 (31.22%) Tester
4 41 (18.55%) Software Tester
5 26 (11.76%) QA Tester
6 21 (9.50%) Test Consultant
6 21 (9.50%) Consultant
7 20 (9.05%) Business Analyst
8 15 (6.79%) Senior Consultant
8 15 (6.79%) Senior Test Consultant
9 12 (5.43%) Oracle Analyst
9 12 (5.43%) Test Manager
10 11 (4.98%) Test Engineer
11 10 (4.52%) Senior Test Analyst
11 10 (4.52%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (4.52%) QA Analyst
12 8 (3.62%) Selenium Tester
13 7 (3.17%) QA Test Analyst
14 6 (2.71%) Systems Analyst
14 6 (2.71%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (17.65%) .NET
2 27 (12.22%) XML
3 13 (5.88%) Web Services
4 9 (4.07%) HTML
5 6 (2.71%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (1.81%) Gherkin
6 4 (1.81%) SOAP
6 4 (1.81%) JSON
6 4 (1.81%) XSLT
7 3 (1.36%) WinForms
7 3 (1.36%) REST
8 2 (0.90%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.90%) CSS
9 1 (0.45%) J2EE
9 1 (0.45%) HTML5
9 1 (0.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 54 (24.43%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.33%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.26%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.90%) User Experience
4 2 (0.90%) Blackberry
4 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.45%) CCTV
5 1 (0.45%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.45%) Open Source
5 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 44 (19.91%) Windows
2 13 (5.88%) Android
3 12 (5.43%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.26%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.81%) UNIX
5 4 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.81%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (31.22%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (30.77%) Automated Testing
3 57 (25.79%) Regression Testing
4 53 (23.98%) User Acceptance Testing
5 51 (23.08%) Functional Testing
6 45 (20.36%) Software Testing
7 39 (17.65%) Test Management
8 37 (16.74%) Test Automation
9 35 (15.84%) Manual Testing
10 21 (9.50%) Scrum
11 20 (9.05%) E-Commerce
12 18 (8.14%) Performance Testing
12 18 (8.14%) Integration Testing
13 15 (6.79%) Test Strategy
14 14 (6.33%) BDD
14 14 (6.33%) Release Management
14 14 (6.33%) Workflow
14 14 (6.33%) Migration
15 13 (5.88%) Validation
16 12 (5.43%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 64 (28.96%) SQL
2 31 (14.03%) Java
3 26 (11.76%) C#
4 14 (6.33%) PL/SQL
5 10 (4.52%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.17%) Shell Script
7 6 (2.71%) Ruby
7 6 (2.71%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.26%) C
8 5 (2.26%) VBScript
9 4 (1.81%) VB
9 4 (1.81%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.81%) C++
Qualifications
1 77 (34.84%) ISEB
2 36 (16.29%) Degree
3 27 (12.22%) ISTQB
4 14 (6.33%) HND
5 10 (4.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (3.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.81%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (43.89%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) FATCA
System Software
1 15 (6.79%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.81%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.45%) XenApp
5 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (9.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (11.31%) Oracle
2 14 (6.33%) Telerik
3 10 (4.52%) VMware
4 9 (4.07%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.71%) HP
6 5 (2.26%) Citrix
7 2 (0.90%) SAP
7 2 (0.90%) IBM
8 1 (0.45%) Google
8 1 (0.45%) Siebel
8 1 (0.45%) Sun
8 1 (0.45%) Apple
8 1 (0.45%) MKS
Warrington, Cheshire
MPP Global Solutions LTD
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum +
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Shop Direct
Salary: £33000 - £46000 per annum + benefits, pension, negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 21 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Liverpool
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + bens
Posted: 26 days ago