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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 114 106 166
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +60
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 159 179 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.50% 2.67% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 3.01% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 141 160 81
Median salary £33,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
5612 5939 6417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.20% 88.46% 86.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4688 4921 5272
Median salary £42,500 £42,049 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.07% +5.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -19 96 £35,000 -12.50% 14
Cheshire +34 35 £30,500 -8.95% 4
Lancashire +7 8 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Merseyside -40 4 £37,500 +33.92% 2
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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.

1 147 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (39.44%) QA
3 85 (33.86%) Selenium
4 75 (29.88%) ISTQB
5 69 (27.49%) SQL
6 66 (26.29%) ISEB
7 64 (25.50%) SDLC
8 62 (24.70%) Automated Testing
9 60 (23.90%) C#
9 60 (23.90%) Finance
10 55 (21.91%) Regression Testing
10 55 (21.91%) Windows
11 54 (21.51%) Scrum
12 51 (20.32%) JIRA
13 50 (19.92%) Manual Testing
14 46 (18.33%) Software Testing
15 42 (16.73%) Continuous Integration
16 41 (16.33%) Test Automation
17 38 (15.14%) User Acceptance Testing
18 36 (14.34%) Java
19 34 (13.55%) Defect Management
20 33 (13.15%) Automation Testing
21 32 (12.75%) HP Quality Center
22 31 (12.35%) Android
22 31 (12.35%) .NET
23 29 (11.55%) Apple iOS
24 27 (10.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 27 (10.76%) Web Services
24 27 (10.76%) HTML
24 27 (10.76%) Microsoft

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 7 (2.79%) CMS
2 4 (1.59%) CICS
2 4 (1.59%) Confluence
2 4 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.99%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) HipChat
3 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (5.58%) SAP CO
1 14 (5.58%) SAP FI
1 14 (5.58%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (1.99%) SAP BPC
2 5 (1.99%) SAP SCM
3 3 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.20%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (1.20%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (1.20%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 3 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.20%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (1.20%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (1.20%) SAP WM
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.40%) Demantra
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle ASCP
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.59%) Firewall
1 4 (1.59%) FTP
1 4 (1.59%) HTTP
1 4 (1.59%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.20%) DSL
3 1 (0.40%) Internet
3 1 (0.40%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.40%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.19%) SAP BW
3 7 (2.79%) MySQL
4 5 (1.99%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.59%) DB2
5 4 (1.59%) MS Access
5 4 (1.59%) SQLPlus
6 3 (1.20%) SAP BI
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.40%) GIS
Development Applications
1 85 (33.86%) Selenium
2 51 (20.32%) JIRA
3 25 (9.96%) Jenkins
4 24 (9.56%) JMeter
5 19 (7.57%) Cucumber
5 19 (7.57%) HP UFT
5 19 (7.57%) NUnit
6 18 (7.17%) Gradle
6 18 (7.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (7.17%) TestNG
7 17 (6.77%) SoapUI
8 13 (5.18%) WebDriver
9 10 (3.98%) LoadRunner
9 10 (3.98%) MSTest
10 6 (2.39%) SpecFlow
11 5 (1.99%) Fiddler
12 4 (1.59%) Firebug
12 4 (1.59%) FitNesse
12 4 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (1.59%) Toad
General
1 60 (23.90%) Finance
2 15 (5.98%) Manufacturing
3 13 (5.18%) Banking
4 9 (3.59%) Retail
5 5 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.59%) Games
7 3 (1.20%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.40%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) Law
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 113 (45.02%) Analyst
2 100 (39.84%) Tester
3 97 (38.65%) Test Analyst
4 56 (22.31%) Software Tester
5 35 (13.94%) QA Tester
6 33 (13.15%) Automation Tester
6 33 (13.15%) Software Analyst
6 33 (13.15%) Software Test Analyst
7 19 (7.57%) QA Analyst
7 19 (7.57%) QA Test Analyst
7 19 (7.57%) Test Engineer
8 18 (7.17%) Test Leader
9 16 (6.37%) Developer
9 16 (6.37%) QA Engineer
9 16 (6.37%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 15 (5.98%) Software QA Tester
11 14 (5.58%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 14 (5.58%) Selenium Tester
12 13 (5.18%) Consultant
13 12 (4.78%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (12.35%) .NET
2 27 (10.76%) HTML
2 27 (10.76%) Web Services
3 26 (10.36%) CSS
4 20 (7.97%) XML
5 18 (7.17%) DOM
5 18 (7.17%) Silverlight
6 11 (4.38%) ASP.NET
6 11 (4.38%) Gherkin
7 10 (3.98%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.39%) Node.js
8 6 (2.39%) SOAP
9 2 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.80%) HTML5
9 2 (0.80%) jQuery
9 2 (0.80%) WCF
10 1 (0.40%) ADO.NET
10 1 (0.40%) JSON
10 1 (0.40%) LINQ
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.17%) Data Conversion
1 18 (7.17%) iPad
2 17 (6.77%) Mobile App
3 12 (4.78%) Driving Licence
3 12 (4.78%) FMCG
4 8 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.59%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.59%) VSAM
6 3 (1.20%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.20%) Fintech
6 3 (1.20%) User Experience
7 1 (0.40%) CESG
7 1 (0.40%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.40%) EPoS
7 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.40%) PlayStation
7 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 55 (21.91%) Windows
2 31 (12.35%) Android
3 29 (11.55%) Apple iOS
4 20 (7.97%) Linux
5 13 (5.18%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.59%) Unix
7 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (25.50%) SDLC
3 62 (24.70%) Automated Testing
4 55 (21.91%) Regression Testing
5 54 (21.51%) Scrum
6 50 (19.92%) Manual Testing
7 46 (18.33%) Software Testing
8 42 (16.73%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (16.33%) Test Automation
10 38 (15.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 34 (13.55%) Defect Management
12 33 (13.15%) Automation Testing
13 26 (10.36%) Functional Testing
14 25 (9.96%) Process Improvement
15 22 (8.76%) Performance Analysis
15 22 (8.76%) Performance Testing
15 22 (8.76%) Test Management
16 19 (7.57%) Continuous Delivery
17 18 (7.17%) Load Testing
18 17 (6.77%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (27.49%) SQL
2 60 (23.90%) C#
3 36 (14.34%) Java
4 20 (7.97%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.59%) ABAP
6 6 (2.39%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.99%) Scala
8 4 (1.59%) COBOL
8 4 (1.59%) JCL
9 3 (1.20%) Groovy
9 3 (1.20%) Python
10 2 (0.80%) C
10 2 (0.80%) C++
10 2 (0.80%) Perl
10 2 (0.80%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.40%) Ruby
11 1 (0.40%) VB
11 1 (0.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 75 (29.88%) ISTQB
2 66 (26.29%) ISEB
3 27 (10.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (7.57%) Degree
5 10 (3.98%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.99%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.20%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.80%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (39.44%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) Docker
2 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (12.75%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.59%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 27 (10.76%) Microsoft
2 26 (10.36%) SAP
3 17 (6.77%) Oracle
4 9 (3.59%) HP
5 4 (1.59%) Cognizant
6 2 (0.80%) Telerik
7 1 (0.40%) Ektron
7 1 (0.40%) VMware
Liverpool, Merseyside
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chester
Foresight Solutions
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita ITPS
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
SceneOne Ltd.
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Burnley
Hall Goddard LTD
Salary: £0 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
KDR Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Bright HR
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Posted: 15 days ago
North West
Cognizant
Posted: 10 days ago