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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 122 162 177
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +15
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 127 77 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.85% 1.15% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 1.39% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 88 52 72
Average salary £32,000 £33,250 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +0.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
5695 5535 5974
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.16% 82.88% 80.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4733 4573 4965
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 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +50 80 £34,000 +13.33% 14
Cheshire -2 29 £27,500 -8.33% 7
Lancashire -2 10 £38,750 +10.71% 2
Merseyside +16 8 £23,000 -42.50% 2
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 113 (45.93%) QA
2 91 (36.99%) Finance
3 87 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (33.33%) SQL
5 77 (31.30%) ISEB
6 73 (29.67%) Automated Testing
7 64 (26.02%) Selenium
8 58 (23.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 57 (23.17%) Regression Testing
10 54 (21.95%) Functional Testing
11 52 (21.14%) Analytical Skills
12 49 (19.92%) Software Testing
13 46 (18.70%) Windows
14 45 (18.29%) .NET
15 40 (16.26%) ISTQB
15 40 (16.26%) Manual Testing
16 39 (15.85%) Test Automation
17 37 (15.04%) Test Management
18 33 (13.41%) QuickTest Pro
19 32 (13.01%) C#
20 31 (12.60%) Java
20 31 (12.60%) JIRA
20 31 (12.60%) Degree
21 28 (11.38%) Team Foundation Server
21 28 (11.38%) Scrum
22 27 (10.98%) XML
23 26 (10.57%) Performance Testing
24 25 (10.16%) HP Quality Center
24 25 (10.16%) Oracle
25 23 (9.35%) Android

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (0.41%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.22%) Mingle
3 3 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.41%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (6.10%) Oracle EBS
1 15 (6.10%) Oracle Financials
2 14 (5.69%) Oracle General Ledger
2 14 (5.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (5.69%) Oracle Payables
2 14 (5.69%) Oracle Receivables
2 14 (5.69%) Oracle Cash Management
2 14 (5.69%) Oracle Assets
3 5 (2.03%) Magento
4 4 (1.63%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.41%) Siebel Analytics
5 1 (0.41%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.41%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.44%) LAN
1 6 (2.44%) WAN
2 4 (1.63%) HTTP
3 1 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.41%) Network Security
3 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.41%) Firewall
3 1 (0.41%) Broadband
3 1 (0.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.63%) Relational Database
1 4 (1.63%) SQL Server
1 4 (1.63%) VLDB
2 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.41%) QlikView
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 64 (26.02%) Selenium
2 33 (13.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 31 (12.60%) JIRA
4 28 (11.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (8.13%) Cucumber
6 17 (6.91%) MSTest
7 15 (6.10%) WatiN
8 9 (3.66%) FitNesse
9 7 (2.85%) QAComplete
9 7 (2.85%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.63%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.63%) JUnit
10 4 (1.63%) CruiseControl
10 4 (1.63%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.63%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.63%) Git (software)
10 4 (1.63%) Subversion
11 3 (1.22%) Maven
11 3 (1.22%) WATIR
11 3 (1.22%) Axure RP
General
1 91 (36.99%) Finance
2 21 (8.54%) Retail
3 6 (2.44%) Billing
3 6 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.03%) Marketing
4 5 (2.03%) Banking
5 2 (0.81%) Advertising
5 2 (0.81%) German Language
6 1 (0.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 131 (53.25%) Analyst
2 107 (43.50%) Test Analyst
3 87 (35.37%) Tester
4 56 (22.76%) Software Tester
5 32 (13.01%) QA Tester
6 22 (8.94%) Test Consultant
6 22 (8.94%) Business Analyst
6 22 (8.94%) Consultant
7 17 (6.91%) Test Engineer
8 14 (5.69%) Oracle Analyst
9 11 (4.47%) Senior Test Consultant
9 11 (4.47%) Senior Consultant
10 10 (4.07%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 9 (3.66%) QA Consultant
11 9 (3.66%) Software Consultant
12 8 (3.25%) Systems Analyst
12 8 (3.25%) QA Analyst
12 8 (3.25%) Selenium Tester
13 7 (2.85%) Automated Tester
13 7 (2.85%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (18.29%) .NET
2 27 (10.98%) XML
3 12 (4.88%) Web Services
4 9 (3.66%) HTML
5 6 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (1.63%) SOAP
7 3 (1.22%) JSON
7 3 (1.22%) REST
7 3 (1.22%) Gherkin
7 3 (1.22%) WinForms
7 3 (1.22%) XSLT
8 2 (0.81%) CSS
9 1 (0.41%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.41%) jQuery
9 1 (0.41%) HTML5
9 1 (0.41%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 52 (21.14%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.10%) Computer Science
3 11 (4.47%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.22%) User Experience
6 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.41%) CCTV
7 1 (0.41%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.41%) Open Source
7 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 46 (18.70%) Windows
2 23 (9.35%) Android
2 23 (9.35%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.03%) UNIX
4 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (29.67%) Automated Testing
3 58 (23.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 57 (23.17%) Regression Testing
5 54 (21.95%) Functional Testing
6 49 (19.92%) Software Testing
7 40 (16.26%) Manual Testing
8 39 (15.85%) Test Automation
9 37 (15.04%) Test Management
10 28 (11.38%) Scrum
11 26 (10.57%) Performance Testing
12 21 (8.54%) Integration Testing
13 20 (8.13%) Release Management
13 20 (8.13%) E-Commerce
14 15 (6.10%) Workflow
15 14 (5.69%) Business Analysis
15 14 (5.69%) User Stories
16 13 (5.28%) Mentoring
16 13 (5.28%) Use Case
17 12 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 82 (33.33%) SQL
2 32 (13.01%) C#
3 31 (12.60%) Java
4 15 (6.10%) PL/SQL
5 10 (4.07%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.85%) Shell Script
7 6 (2.44%) C
7 6 (2.44%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.44%) Ruby
8 5 (2.03%) C++
8 5 (2.03%) VBScript
8 5 (2.03%) VB
8 5 (2.03%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.41%) Groovy
9 1 (0.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 77 (31.30%) ISEB
2 40 (16.26%) ISTQB
3 31 (12.60%) Degree
4 15 (6.10%) HND
5 12 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.03%) VCP4
7 4 (1.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.63%) CISSP
7 4 (1.63%) CISA
8 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (45.93%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) FATCA
2 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.63%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.41%) XenApp
5 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 25 (10.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (10.16%) Oracle
2 15 (6.10%) Telerik
3 13 (5.28%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.47%) VMware
5 9 (3.66%) HP
6 5 (2.03%) Citrix
7 2 (0.81%) SAP
7 2 (0.81%) IBM
8 1 (0.41%) Google
8 1 (0.41%) MKS
8 1 (0.41%) Sun
8 1 (0.41%) Siebel
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