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 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / North West
Rank 107 101 132
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +31
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 162 138 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.71% 2.50% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 2.86% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 137 124 81
Median salary £37,500 £37,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +8.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £42,500
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
5313 4819 5853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.92% 87.30% 86.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4472 4005 5009
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +6 120 £40,000 +6.66% 15
Lancashire -4 21 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Cheshire -11 14 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Merseyside -11 6 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 206 (64.17%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (37.69%) Selenium
3 109 (33.96%) QA
4 101 (31.46%) Automated Testing
5 98 (30.53%) SDLC
6 92 (28.66%) ISEB
7 75 (23.36%) Test Automation
8 73 (22.74%) Cucumber
9 71 (22.12%) Regression Testing
10 70 (21.81%) Manual Testing
11 66 (20.56%) Java
12 65 (20.25%) ISTQB
13 62 (19.31%) Software Testing
13 62 (19.31%) Scrum
14 57 (17.76%) C#
14 57 (17.76%) SQL
15 53 (16.51%) Finance
15 53 (16.51%) BDD
16 51 (15.89%) TDD
17 50 (15.58%) Windows
18 44 (13.71%) JIRA
19 42 (13.08%) User Acceptance Testing
19 42 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
20 38 (11.84%) System Integration Testing
21 37 (11.53%) Defect Management
21 37 (11.53%) Automation Testing
22 35 (10.90%) SAP
22 35 (10.90%) Python
23 34 (10.59%) Process Improvement
24 33 (10.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 4 (1.25%) JBoss
1 4 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
1 4 (1.25%) Tomcat
2 3 (0.93%) CICS
2 3 (0.93%) CMS
2 3 (0.93%) GlassFish
2 3 (0.93%) WebLogic
2 3 (0.93%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.31%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (3.74%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.18%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 17 (5.30%) SAP CO
1 17 (5.30%) SAP FI
1 17 (5.30%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.93%) Demantra
3 3 (0.93%) Oracle ASCP
3 3 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.93%) SAP WM
4 2 (0.62%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.62%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.80%) GitHub
1 9 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.93%) Firewall
1 3 (0.93%) FTP
1 3 (0.93%) HTTP
1 3 (0.93%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.62%) Internet
3 1 (0.31%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.23%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.43%) SAP BW
3 9 (2.80%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 9 (2.80%) MySQL
4 6 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.56%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.93%) DB2
6 3 (0.93%) MS Access
6 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.93%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.31%) Big Data
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 121 (37.69%) Selenium
2 73 (22.74%) Cucumber
3 44 (13.71%) JIRA
4 24 (7.48%) HP UFT
5 21 (6.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (5.30%) Jenkins
6 17 (5.30%) WebDriver
7 12 (3.74%) JMeter
7 12 (3.74%) MSTest
8 11 (3.43%) SoapUI
9 10 (3.12%) FitNesse
10 8 (2.49%) LoadRunner
11 7 (2.18%) Fiddler
12 6 (1.87%) SpecFlow
13 5 (1.56%) Toad
14 4 (1.25%) Calabash
14 4 (1.25%) Capybara
14 4 (1.25%) NUnit
14 4 (1.25%) Visual Studio
15 3 (0.93%) Bitbucket
General
1 53 (16.51%) Finance
2 18 (5.61%) Manufacturing
3 10 (3.12%) Military
3 10 (3.12%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.80%) Banking
5 8 (2.49%) Retail
6 4 (1.25%) Electronics
6 4 (1.25%) Marketing
7 2 (0.62%) Games
8 1 (0.31%) Back Office
8 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.31%) Legal
Job Titles
1 137 (42.68%) Analyst
2 117 (36.45%) Test Analyst
3 113 (35.20%) Tester
4 64 (19.94%) Test Engineer
5 49 (15.26%) Software Tester
6 46 (14.33%) QA Analyst
7 45 (14.02%) Automation Tester
8 42 (13.08%) QA Test Analyst
9 38 (11.84%) QA Tester
10 32 (9.97%) Test Automation Engineer
11 26 (8.10%) Software Analyst
11 26 (8.10%) Software Test Analyst
12 22 (6.85%) Automation Test Analyst
13 21 (6.54%) Developer
13 21 (6.54%) Software QA Tester
14 18 (5.61%) QA Engineer
15 15 (4.67%) Consultant
16 14 (4.36%) SAP Developer
17 13 (4.05%) Selenium Test Analyst
17 13 (4.05%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.72%) .NET
2 25 (7.79%) Gherkin
3 20 (6.23%) Web Services
4 16 (4.98%) .NET Framework
5 11 (3.43%) ASP.NET
6 7 (2.18%) SOAP
7 6 (1.87%) HTML
7 6 (1.87%) XML
8 4 (1.25%) CSS
8 4 (1.25%) ISPF
9 3 (0.93%) DOM
9 3 (0.93%) J2EE
9 3 (0.93%) JSTL
9 3 (0.93%) REST
9 3 (0.93%) Silverlight
9 3 (0.93%) Spring
10 2 (0.62%) Struts
11 1 (0.31%) jQuery
11 1 (0.31%) Middleware
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.79%) iPad
2 24 (7.48%) Data Conversion
3 17 (5.30%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.80%) Driving Licence
4 9 (2.80%) FMCG
5 7 (2.18%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.18%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.87%) Cyber Defence
7 5 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.56%) User Experience
8 4 (1.25%) Fintech
8 4 (1.25%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (0.93%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.93%) Online Gambling
9 3 (0.93%) VSAM
10 2 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.62%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.31%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.31%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 50 (15.58%) Windows
2 21 (6.54%) Linux
3 20 (6.23%) Android
3 20 (6.23%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.49%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.25%) Unix
6 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.31%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (64.17%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (31.46%) Automated Testing
3 98 (30.53%) SDLC
4 75 (23.36%) Test Automation
5 71 (22.12%) Regression Testing
6 70 (21.81%) Manual Testing
7 62 (19.31%) Scrum
7 62 (19.31%) Software Testing
8 53 (16.51%) BDD
9 51 (15.89%) TDD
10 42 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
10 42 (13.08%) User Acceptance Testing
11 38 (11.84%) System Integration Testing
12 37 (11.53%) Automation Testing
12 37 (11.53%) Defect Management
13 34 (10.59%) Process Improvement
14 33 (10.28%) Configuration Management
14 33 (10.28%) Validation
15 28 (8.72%) Functional Testing
16 27 (8.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 66 (20.56%) Java
2 57 (17.76%) C#
2 57 (17.76%) SQL
3 35 (10.90%) Python
4 23 (7.17%) C++
5 18 (5.61%) Perl
6 16 (4.98%) C
7 9 (2.80%) Ruby
8 7 (2.18%) JCL
9 6 (1.87%) ABAP
9 6 (1.87%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.25%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.25%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.93%) COBOL
12 1 (0.31%) PHP
12 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 92 (28.66%) ISEB
2 65 (20.25%) ISTQB
3 33 (10.28%) Degree
3 33 (10.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 23 (7.17%) Security Cleared
5 21 (6.54%) DV Cleared
6 14 (4.36%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.87%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.62%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.31%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (33.96%) QA
2 1 (0.31%) SDET
System Software
1 10 (3.12%) Hyper-V
1 10 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.25%) RACF
2 4 (1.25%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (1.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 28 (8.72%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.25%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.93%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.31%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.31%) Netcool
Vendors
1 35 (10.90%) SAP
2 22 (6.85%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.98%) Oracle
4 11 (3.43%) HP
5 10 (3.12%) VMware
6 4 (1.25%) IBM
7 3 (0.93%) Cognizant
7 3 (0.93%) hybris
7 3 (0.93%) Telerik
8 1 (0.31%) AppDynamics
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