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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 114 167 166
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 157 91 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.30% 1.22% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 1.46% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 139 79 55
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £50,500 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
5870 6214 5467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.88% 83.52% 79.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4867 4947 4637
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,050 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
(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
Manchester +65 100 £45,000 +28.57% 13
Cheshire -4 28 £33,500 +9.83% 5
Merseyside +10 17 £36,500 +4.28% 7
Lancashire +10 11 £30,000 -14.28% 5
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 128 (50.39%) QA
2 109 (42.91%) SQL
3 89 (35.04%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (31.50%) ISEB
5 76 (29.92%) Finance
5 76 (29.92%) Automated Testing
6 64 (25.20%) Software Testing
7 62 (24.41%) ISTQB
8 61 (24.02%) Test Automation
9 60 (23.62%) User Acceptance Testing
10 54 (21.26%) Windows
10 54 (21.26%) Microsoft
11 51 (20.08%) .NET
11 51 (20.08%) SQL Server
11 51 (20.08%) Selenium
12 50 (19.69%) Java
13 47 (18.50%) Degree
14 46 (18.11%) SDLC
15 45 (17.72%) Performance Testing
16 43 (16.93%) JIRA
17 40 (15.75%) Manual Testing
18 38 (14.96%) Test Management
19 36 (14.17%) C#
19 36 (14.17%) Test Planning
19 36 (14.17%) Test Strategy
20 34 (13.39%) Validation
20 34 (13.39%) Regression Testing
21 31 (12.20%) MS Excel
22 30 (11.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 30 (11.81%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (1.18%) CMS
2 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.39%) Mule
2 1 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.39%) Liferay
2 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.39%) Documentum
2 1 (0.39%) SAS
Applications
1 31 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.12%) MS Office
3 6 (2.36%) Photoshop
3 6 (2.36%) MS Project
4 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.12%) HTTP
2 1 (0.39%) VPN
2 1 (0.39%) SSL
2 1 (0.39%) Intranet
2 1 (0.39%) SSH
2 1 (0.39%) xDSL
2 1 (0.39%) ADSL2
2 1 (0.39%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (20.08%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (3.94%) MySQL
4 5 (1.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.39%) MS Access
8 1 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 51 (20.08%) Selenium
2 43 (16.93%) JIRA
3 29 (11.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (10.24%) HP UFT
5 16 (6.30%) LoadRunner
6 13 (5.12%) Cucumber
7 10 (3.94%) Visual Studio
8 9 (3.54%) MSTest
9 8 (3.15%) WatiN
9 8 (3.15%) FitNesse
10 7 (2.76%) Bugzilla
10 7 (2.76%) Subversion
11 5 (1.97%) JUnit
12 4 (1.57%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.57%) WebLOAD
13 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (1.18%) NUnit
13 3 (1.18%) JMeter
14 2 (0.79%) TeamCity
14 2 (0.79%) PHPUnit
General
1 76 (29.92%) Finance
2 26 (10.24%) Banking
3 18 (7.09%) Retail
4 9 (3.54%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.54%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.36%) Games
6 4 (1.57%) Law
6 4 (1.57%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.79%) Back Office
8 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 96 (37.80%) Analyst
2 87 (34.25%) Test Analyst
3 75 (29.53%) Tester
4 50 (19.69%) Software Tester
5 29 (11.42%) Test Engineer
6 28 (11.02%) QA Tester
7 27 (10.63%) Test Manager
8 21 (8.27%) QA Engineer
9 20 (7.87%) QA Analyst
10 17 (6.69%) QA Test Analyst
11 12 (4.72%) Senior Test Analyst
11 12 (4.72%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (4.33%) Developer
12 11 (4.33%) Automation Engineer
13 10 (3.94%) Head of Testing
14 9 (3.54%) Automated Tester
14 9 (3.54%) FX Test Analyst
15 8 (3.15%) Test Leader
16 7 (2.76%) Front-End Developer
16 7 (2.76%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (20.08%) .NET
2 27 (10.63%) Web Services
2 27 (10.63%) XML
3 19 (7.48%) HTML
4 11 (4.33%) J2EE
5 10 (3.94%) ODBC
6 7 (2.76%) XHTML
6 7 (2.76%) CSS
7 4 (1.57%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.18%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.18%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.39%) JSON
9 1 (0.39%) jQuery
9 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.39%) REST
9 1 (0.39%) SOAP
9 1 (0.39%) WSDL
9 1 (0.39%) Web Dynpro
9 1 (0.39%) SAP Smart Forms
9 1 (0.39%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.69%) Mobile App
3 14 (5.51%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.94%) Mainframe
5 9 (3.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (3.54%) User Experience
6 7 (2.76%) Data Integration
6 7 (2.76%) Replication
7 4 (1.57%) PMI
7 4 (1.57%) FMCG
8 3 (1.18%) iPhone
8 3 (1.18%) Telematics
8 3 (1.18%) Data Conversion
8 3 (1.18%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.79%) NHS
9 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.39%) AS400
10 1 (0.39%) APACS
10 1 (0.39%) LIMS
10 1 (0.39%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 54 (21.26%) Windows
2 26 (10.24%) Android
2 26 (10.24%) Apple iOS
3 24 (9.45%) UNIX
4 3 (1.18%) Linux
5 2 (0.79%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (35.04%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (29.92%) Automated Testing
3 64 (25.20%) Software Testing
4 61 (24.02%) Test Automation
5 60 (23.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 46 (18.11%) SDLC
7 45 (17.72%) Performance Testing
8 40 (15.75%) Manual Testing
9 38 (14.96%) Test Management
10 36 (14.17%) Test Strategy
10 36 (14.17%) Test Planning
11 34 (13.39%) Validation
11 34 (13.39%) Regression Testing
12 27 (10.63%) Scrum
13 24 (9.45%) Mentoring
14 19 (7.48%) Migration
15 18 (7.09%) ITIL
16 16 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (5.91%) System Integration Testing
18 14 (5.51%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 109 (42.91%) SQL
2 50 (19.69%) Java
3 36 (14.17%) C#
4 14 (5.51%) C++
4 14 (5.51%) PL/SQL
5 11 (4.33%) PHP
5 11 (4.33%) VB
6 10 (3.94%) C
6 10 (3.94%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.97%) Python
8 4 (1.57%) ABAP
9 3 (1.18%) Ruby
9 3 (1.18%) Scala
10 1 (0.39%) Groovy
10 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.39%) SAPscript
10 1 (0.39%) VBA
10 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (31.50%) ISEB
2 62 (24.41%) ISTQB
3 47 (18.50%) Degree
4 30 (11.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (5.12%) HND
6 8 (3.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (2.36%) CISSP
7 6 (2.36%) CISA
8 4 (1.57%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (50.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 29 (11.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 54 (21.26%) Microsoft
2 28 (11.02%) HP
3 27 (10.63%) Oracle
4 13 (5.12%) Telerik
5 6 (2.36%) Adobe
6 4 (1.57%) SAP
7 3 (1.18%) McAfee
8 2 (0.79%) Capita
8 2 (0.79%) Citrix
9 1 (0.39%) Trillium
9 1 (0.39%) Unisys
9 1 (0.39%) IBM
9 1 (0.39%) DataFlux
9 1 (0.39%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.39%) Alterian
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Salary £25-35k DOE
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £24000.00 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum + pension, heaklth plan, life assurance
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
WEX Europe Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Market leading career path
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 19 days ago
Liverpool
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 21 days ago
Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago