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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 156 173 107
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -66
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 89 72 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.25% 0.99% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.27% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 75 54 130
Average salary £35,000 £30,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.75% -11.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £19,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £41,500 £40,000
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
5778 5651 5721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.19% 77.86% 76.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4597 4797 5028
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,000
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 25 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 25 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 +3 30 £31,500 +31.25% 2
Manchester -10 27 £34,000 +4.61% 3
Merseyside +7 17 £33,000 -17.50% 4
Lancashire -1 9 £35,000 +84.21% 1
Cumbria - 1 £45,000 - 3
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 76 (43.18%) SQL
1 76 (43.18%) ISEB
2 59 (33.52%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (27.27%) QA
4 44 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 43 (24.43%) C#
6 42 (23.86%) ISTQB
7 35 (19.89%) .NET
8 30 (17.05%) Windows
9 27 (15.34%) Microsoft
9 27 (15.34%) Finance
10 26 (14.77%) Selenium
11 25 (14.20%) Degree
12 24 (13.64%) ASP.NET
13 22 (12.50%) Automated Testing
14 21 (11.93%) Oracle
14 21 (11.93%) SQL Server
15 19 (10.80%) Citrix
16 18 (10.23%) HTML
16 18 (10.23%) Test Automation
16 18 (10.23%) HP Quality Center
17 17 (9.66%) TDD
17 17 (9.66%) Regression Testing
17 17 (9.66%) Project Management
17 17 (9.66%) VMware
18 16 (9.09%) JavaScript
18 16 (9.09%) XenApp
18 16 (9.09%) XenDesktop
18 16 (9.09%) Integration Testing
19 15 (8.52%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 (5.68%) IIS
2 8 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.57%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (8.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.14%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.27%) LAN
1 4 (2.27%) WAN
2 2 (1.14%) ATM
2 2 (1.14%) Internet
3 1 (0.57%) Firewall
3 1 (0.57%) SSH
3 1 (0.57%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.57%) WinSCP
3 1 (0.57%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.82%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.14%) MySQL
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.57%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.57%) MS Access
7 1 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (14.77%) Selenium
2 15 (8.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (7.39%) JIRA
4 10 (5.68%) Cucumber
4 10 (5.68%) Hudson
5 8 (4.55%) TeamCity
5 8 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (3.98%) Bugzilla
7 5 (2.84%) WebDriver
7 5 (2.84%) SpecFlow
7 5 (2.84%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.27%) MSTest
8 4 (2.27%) NUnit
8 4 (2.27%) Subversion
8 4 (2.27%) TestPartner
8 4 (2.27%) Firebug
9 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.14%) Grunt
10 1 (0.57%) YouTrack
10 1 (0.57%) TestNG
General
1 27 (15.34%) Finance
2 11 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.14%) Banking
4 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 84 (47.73%) Analyst
2 67 (38.07%) Test Analyst
3 24 (13.64%) Senior Analyst
4 23 (13.07%) Senior Test Analyst
4 23 (13.07%) Developer
5 17 (9.66%) Automation Engineer
6 16 (9.09%) Tester
7 14 (7.95%) .NET Developer
7 14 (7.95%) Test Engineer
7 14 (7.95%) QA Analyst
8 13 (7.39%) Development Engineer
8 13 (7.39%) Senior Development Engineer
9 12 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
9 12 (6.82%) C# Developer
10 11 (6.25%) Consultant
10 11 (6.25%) Software Tester
11 8 (4.55%) Test Consultant
11 8 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
12 4 (2.27%) Trainee
12 4 (2.27%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (19.89%) .NET
2 24 (13.64%) ASP.NET
3 18 (10.23%) HTML
4 15 (8.52%) jQuery
5 13 (7.39%) XML
6 12 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (6.82%) WPF
7 6 (3.41%) Ajax
8 4 (2.27%) Web Services
9 2 (1.14%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.14%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.57%) WCF
10 1 (0.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.57%) XHTML
10 1 (0.57%) WinForms
10 1 (0.57%) CSS
10 1 (0.57%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.52%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (7.39%) Mainframe
3 12 (6.82%) Statistics
4 4 (2.27%) NHS
5 3 (1.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.57%) Replication
7 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.57%) Firmware
7 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (17.05%) Windows
2 9 (5.11%) Android
3 6 (3.41%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.14%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.14%) UNIX
6 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (33.52%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 22 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 18 (10.23%) Test Automation
5 17 (9.66%) TDD
5 17 (9.66%) Project Management
5 17 (9.66%) Regression Testing
6 16 (9.09%) Integration Testing
7 15 (8.52%) Automation Testing
7 15 (8.52%) E-Commerce
8 14 (7.95%) User Stories
8 14 (7.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (7.39%) Technical Analysis
9 13 (7.39%) Scrum
10 12 (6.82%) MVC
10 12 (6.82%) Workflow
10 12 (6.82%) Test Strategy
10 12 (6.82%) Unit Testing
10 12 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (6.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 76 (43.18%) SQL
2 43 (24.43%) C#
3 16 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 14 (7.95%) C
5 13 (7.39%) C++
6 10 (5.68%) Java
7 8 (4.55%) VBScript
8 6 (3.41%) Ruby
9 5 (2.84%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.27%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.27%) Perl
11 3 (1.70%) Python
12 2 (1.14%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.14%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.57%) PHP
13 1 (0.57%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.57%) XAML
Qualifications
1 76 (43.18%) ISEB
2 42 (23.86%) ISTQB
3 25 (14.20%) Degree
4 11 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (4.55%) HND
6 4 (2.27%) HNC
7 2 (1.14%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (27.27%) QA
2 2 (1.14%) SLA
3 1 (0.57%) DO-178B
System Software
1 16 (9.09%) XenApp
1 16 (9.09%) XenDesktop
2 14 (7.95%) Active Directory
3 13 (7.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.39%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (10.23%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.14%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 27 (15.34%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.93%) Oracle
3 19 (10.80%) Citrix
4 17 (9.66%) VMware
5 4 (2.27%) Compuware
5 4 (2.27%) HP
6 2 (1.14%) Teradata
6 2 (1.14%) MEDITECH
6 2 (1.14%) Cerner
6 2 (1.14%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.57%) Adobe
7 1 (0.57%) Apple
7 1 (0.57%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.57%) Tableau
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: negotiable - excellent bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 30,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Salary: Competitive plus great benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Cockermouth
Tectre Limited
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 14 days ago
Cockermouth
Tectre Limited
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per year Dependent on Experience
Posted: 14 days ago
Cockermouth
Tectre Limited
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per year Dependent on Experience
Posted: 17 days ago
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Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 21 days ago