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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 159 161 110
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -51
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 92 78 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.24% 1.13% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.45% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 79 57 124
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £20,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £42,500 £42,500
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
6093 5376 5713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.97% 77.61% 77.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4854 4561 4967
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 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 1 September 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 35 £30,500 +42.69% 4
Manchester -23 32 £35,000 +6.06% 8
Merseyside +16 14 £35,000 -12.50%
Lancashire -5 6 £35,000 +20.68%
Cumbria - 1 £45,000 - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 81 (45.00%) ISEB
2 67 (37.22%) SQL
3 55 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (28.33%) QA
5 48 (26.67%) Software Testing
6 42 (23.33%) C#
7 41 (22.78%) ISTQB
8 38 (21.11%) Windows
9 36 (20.00%) .NET
10 30 (16.67%) Automated Testing
11 29 (16.11%) Selenium
11 29 (16.11%) Finance
12 27 (15.00%) Microsoft
13 26 (14.44%) Regression Testing
14 25 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
15 23 (12.78%) Oracle
16 22 (12.22%) SQL Server
16 22 (12.22%) ASP.NET
16 22 (12.22%) Degree
17 21 (11.67%) Team Foundation Server
18 20 (11.11%) Active Directory
18 20 (11.11%) Test Automation
19 19 (10.56%) Citrix
19 19 (10.56%) TDD
20 18 (10.00%) HTML
21 17 (9.44%) JavaScript
21 17 (9.44%) MS Excel
21 17 (9.44%) VMware
21 17 (9.44%) Test Strategy
22 16 (8.89%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 11 (6.11%) IIS
2 9 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.56%) Lync
4 1 (0.56%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (9.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.67%) MS Office
3 2 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.11%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.00%) LAN
1 9 (5.00%) WAN
2 1 (0.56%) HTTP
2 1 (0.56%) DMZ
2 1 (0.56%) CTI
2 1 (0.56%) Internet
2 1 (0.56%) Firewall
2 1 (0.56%) SSH
2 1 (0.56%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.56%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.11%) MySQL
5 2 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.11%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.56%) MS Access
6 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (16.11%) Selenium
2 21 (11.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (7.78%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (7.22%) JIRA
5 12 (6.67%) Cucumber
6 11 (6.11%) TeamCity
7 10 (5.56%) Hudson
8 8 (4.44%) Jenkins
9 7 (3.89%) Bugzilla
10 6 (3.33%) WebDriver
10 6 (3.33%) MSTest
11 5 (2.78%) LoadRunner
11 5 (2.78%) SpecFlow
12 4 (2.22%) Subversion
12 4 (2.22%) TestPartner
12 4 (2.22%) Firebug
13 3 (1.67%) CruiseControl
14 2 (1.11%) Visual Studio
14 2 (1.11%) NUnit
14 2 (1.11%) Grunt
General
1 29 (16.11%) Finance
2 9 (5.00%) Retail
3 2 (1.11%) Marketing
3 2 (1.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.11%) Banking
4 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 82 (45.56%) Analyst
2 69 (38.33%) Test Analyst
3 22 (12.22%) Senior Analyst
3 22 (12.22%) Developer
4 21 (11.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 17 (9.44%) Automation Engineer
6 16 (8.89%) Consultant
7 15 (8.33%) Tester
8 14 (7.78%) Test Engineer
9 13 (7.22%) .NET Developer
9 13 (7.22%) Test Consultant
9 13 (7.22%) Development Engineer
9 13 (7.22%) Senior Development Engineer
10 11 (6.11%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (6.11%) Software Tester
10 11 (6.11%) C# Developer
11 9 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
11 9 (5.00%) Senior Test Consultant
11 9 (5.00%) QA Analyst
12 8 (4.44%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (20.00%) .NET
2 22 (12.22%) ASP.NET
3 18 (10.00%) HTML
4 15 (8.33%) jQuery
5 12 (6.67%) XML
6 11 (6.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (6.11%) WPF
7 6 (3.33%) Ajax
8 5 (2.78%) Web Services
9 3 (1.67%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.11%) Silverlight
10 2 (1.11%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.56%) JSON
11 1 (0.56%) XSLT
11 1 (0.56%) XHTML
11 1 (0.56%) CSS
11 1 (0.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (5.00%) Mainframe
3 7 (3.89%) Statistics
4 3 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.67%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.11%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.11%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.56%) Firmware
6 1 (0.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.11%) Windows
2 10 (5.56%) Android
3 8 (4.44%) Windows 7
4 7 (3.89%) Windows XP
5 6 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (1.11%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.11%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (26.67%) Software Testing
3 30 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 26 (14.44%) Regression Testing
5 20 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 19 (10.56%) TDD
7 17 (9.44%) Test Strategy
8 15 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 15 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (7.78%) Test Management
9 14 (7.78%) User Stories
9 14 (7.78%) E-Commerce
9 14 (7.78%) Project Management
10 13 (7.22%) Automation Testing
10 13 (7.22%) Functional Testing
11 12 (6.67%) Unit Testing
11 12 (6.67%) Workflow
11 12 (6.67%) Migration
11 12 (6.67%) Scrum
12 11 (6.11%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 67 (37.22%) SQL
2 42 (23.33%) C#
3 17 (9.44%) JavaScript
4 14 (7.78%) C
5 13 (7.22%) C++
6 11 (6.11%) Java
7 8 (4.44%) VBScript
8 7 (3.89%) Ruby
9 5 (2.78%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.22%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.22%) Perl
11 3 (1.67%) Python
12 2 (1.11%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.11%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.56%) PHP
13 1 (0.56%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 81 (45.00%) ISEB
2 41 (22.78%) ISTQB
3 22 (12.22%) Degree
4 16 (8.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (4.44%) HND
6 7 (3.89%) Security Cleared
7 6 (3.33%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.22%) HNC
8 4 (2.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (28.33%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.89%) XenApp
2 16 (8.89%) XenDesktop
3 13 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.22%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (12.78%) Oracle
3 19 (10.56%) Citrix
4 17 (9.44%) VMware
5 7 (3.89%) HP
6 4 (2.22%) Compuware
7 2 (1.11%) Apple
8 1 (0.56%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.56%) Adobe
8 1 (0.56%) Teradata
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