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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 154 154 179
Rank change year-on-year
0 +25
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 98 97 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.54% 1.39% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.68% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 84 78 62
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,350 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £46,800 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
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
5473 5762 5994
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.78% 82.64% 81.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4423 4582 5130
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +29 52 £40,000 +17.64% 13
Cheshire -9 29 £33,000 -17.50% 3
Merseyside +1 8 £37,250 +17.32%
Lancashire -7 8 £30,000 -14.28% 4
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 110 (46.22%) QA
2 109 (45.80%) SQL
3 87 (36.55%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (33.19%) Finance
5 70 (29.41%) ISEB
6 67 (28.15%) Automated Testing
7 65 (27.31%) ISTQB
8 52 (21.85%) Software Testing
9 49 (20.59%) Selenium
10 46 (19.33%) .NET
11 45 (18.91%) User Acceptance Testing
12 43 (18.07%) Performance Testing
12 43 (18.07%) Test Automation
12 43 (18.07%) Windows
13 42 (17.65%) Java
14 40 (16.81%) SDLC
15 39 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
16 38 (15.97%) Microsoft
17 36 (15.13%) SQL Server
17 36 (15.13%) Regression Testing
17 36 (15.13%) Degree
18 32 (13.45%) Manual Testing
18 32 (13.45%) C#
19 30 (12.61%) Android
19 30 (12.61%) Apple iOS
19 30 (12.61%) Test Planning
20 29 (12.18%) Oracle
21 27 (11.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 25 (10.50%) XML
23 24 (10.08%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 1 (0.42%) SAS
1 1 (0.42%) CMS
1 1 (0.42%) Umbraco
1 1 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (6.30%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.94%) MS Office
3 5 (2.10%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.10%) MS Project
4 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.42%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.52%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (2.52%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.10%) Oracle General Ledger
2 5 (2.10%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (2.10%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (2.10%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (2.10%) Oracle Cash Management
2 5 (2.10%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (1.26%) Magento
4 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (0.42%) VPN
2 1 (0.42%) SSL
2 1 (0.42%) SSH
2 1 (0.42%) xDSL
2 1 (0.42%) ADSL2
2 1 (0.42%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (15.13%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (3.36%) MySQL
4 6 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (2.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (1.68%) VLDB
6 3 (1.26%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.84%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.42%) QlikView
8 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.42%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 49 (20.59%) Selenium
2 24 (10.08%) JIRA
3 22 (9.24%) HP UFT
4 18 (7.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (6.72%) LoadRunner
6 11 (4.62%) WatiN
7 10 (4.20%) MSTest
8 7 (2.94%) Cucumber
9 6 (2.52%) Subversion
10 5 (2.10%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.68%) JUnit
11 4 (1.68%) WebLOAD
12 3 (1.26%) JMeter
12 3 (1.26%) Bugzilla
12 3 (1.26%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.26%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.26%) Facilita Forecast
13 2 (0.84%) QAComplete
13 2 (0.84%) Axure RP
13 2 (0.84%) FitNesse
General
1 79 (33.19%) Finance
2 24 (10.08%) Retail
3 19 (7.98%) Banking
4 7 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.68%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.68%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.26%) Back Office
6 3 (1.26%) Games
6 3 (1.26%) Billing
7 2 (0.84%) Law
8 1 (0.42%) Advertising
8 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.42%) German Language
Job Titles
1 102 (42.86%) Analyst
2 86 (36.13%) Test Analyst
3 80 (33.61%) Tester
4 57 (23.95%) Software Tester
5 29 (12.18%) Test Engineer
6 25 (10.50%) QA Tester
7 18 (7.56%) Test Manager
8 13 (5.46%) Business Analyst
9 12 (5.04%) Consultant
9 12 (5.04%) Test Consultant
9 12 (5.04%) Automated Tester
10 10 (4.20%) QA Analyst
10 10 (4.20%) QA Consultant
11 8 (3.36%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 8 (3.36%) QA Engineer
11 8 (3.36%) Software Consultant
11 8 (3.36%) Junior
11 8 (3.36%) Developer
12 7 (2.94%) QA Test Analyst
12 7 (2.94%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (19.33%) .NET
2 25 (10.50%) XML
3 20 (8.40%) HTML
4 16 (6.72%) Web Services
5 10 (4.20%) ODBC
5 10 (4.20%) J2EE
6 5 (2.10%) XHTML
6 5 (2.10%) CSS
7 3 (1.26%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.26%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.84%) WinForms
9 1 (0.42%) Ajax
9 1 (0.42%) COM
9 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.98%) Mobile App
3 12 (5.04%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.20%) Mainframe
5 7 (2.94%) Data Integration
5 7 (2.94%) User Experience
5 7 (2.94%) Replication
6 3 (1.26%) Telematics
6 3 (1.26%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.26%) NHS
7 1 (0.42%) LIMS
7 1 (0.42%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.42%) FMCG
7 1 (0.42%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.42%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 43 (18.07%) Windows
2 30 (12.61%) Android
2 30 (12.61%) Apple iOS
3 20 (8.40%) UNIX
4 2 (0.84%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.42%) Linux
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (36.55%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (28.15%) Automated Testing
3 52 (21.85%) Software Testing
4 45 (18.91%) User Acceptance Testing
5 43 (18.07%) Performance Testing
5 43 (18.07%) Test Automation
6 40 (16.81%) SDLC
7 36 (15.13%) Regression Testing
8 32 (13.45%) Manual Testing
9 30 (12.61%) Test Planning
10 24 (10.08%) Test Management
11 23 (9.66%) Test Strategy
11 23 (9.66%) Scrum
11 23 (9.66%) Mentoring
12 21 (8.82%) Validation
12 21 (8.82%) Functional Testing
13 17 (7.14%) Integration Testing
14 16 (6.72%) Release Management
14 16 (6.72%) ITIL
15 15 (6.30%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 109 (45.80%) SQL
2 42 (17.65%) Java
3 32 (13.45%) C#
4 17 (7.14%) C++
5 16 (6.72%) C
5 16 (6.72%) VB
6 12 (5.04%) PL/SQL
7 10 (4.20%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.10%) PHP
8 5 (2.10%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.68%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.68%) Ruby
10 3 (1.26%) Python
11 2 (0.84%) Groovy
12 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.42%) ABAP
12 1 (0.42%) VBA
12 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (29.41%) ISEB
2 65 (27.31%) ISTQB
3 36 (15.13%) Degree
4 27 (11.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (4.62%) HND
6 10 (4.20%) CISSP
6 10 (4.20%) CISA
7 5 (2.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (46.22%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.26%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (10.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (15.97%) Microsoft
2 29 (12.18%) Oracle
3 21 (8.82%) HP
4 11 (4.62%) Telerik
5 5 (2.10%) Adobe
6 3 (1.26%) VMware
7 2 (0.84%) Capita
8 1 (0.42%) DataFlux
8 1 (0.42%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.42%) Alterian
8 1 (0.42%) MKS
8 1 (0.42%) SAP
8 1 (0.42%) Trillium
8 1 (0.42%) Unisys
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £28815 - £39550 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Flexitime, pension & more
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Twenty Recruitment Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dunnhumby
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum + excellent benefits & bonus package
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic Training + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Kewill Ltd
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
hronline
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + generous benefits package
Posted: 21 days ago
Altrincham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 25 days ago