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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 155 126 135
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 101 133 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.35% 1.97% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 2.45% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 80 101 85
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,500 £47,100
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
6289 5429 5770
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.94% 80.38% 79.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5279 4549 4968
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 £27,353 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Manchester -28 57 £35,000 +13.82% 11
Cheshire -18 34 £35,000 -6.66% 9
Merseyside +20 5 £30,000 -27.27%
Lancashire -18 2 £35,000 - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 88 (46.56%) ISEB
2 60 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (31.22%) QA
4 52 (27.51%) SQL
5 51 (26.98%) Analytical Skills
6 49 (25.93%) Finance
7 44 (23.28%) Automated Testing
8 39 (20.63%) Windows
9 38 (20.11%) Software Testing
10 37 (19.58%) Selenium
11 34 (17.99%) Degree
11 34 (17.99%) C#
12 33 (17.46%) .NET
13 31 (16.40%) Regression Testing
14 29 (15.34%) ISTQB
15 27 (14.29%) Functional Testing
16 25 (13.23%) HP Quality Center
17 23 (12.17%) Team Foundation Server
18 22 (11.64%) QuickTest Pro
18 22 (11.64%) Test Automation
19 20 (10.58%) Test Strategy
19 20 (10.58%) Test Management
20 19 (10.05%) Manual Testing
20 19 (10.05%) JIRA
20 19 (10.05%) Scrum
21 18 (9.52%) Active Directory
21 18 (9.52%) SQL Server
21 18 (9.52%) Cucumber
22 16 (8.47%) Migration
22 16 (8.47%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 8 (4.23%) IIS
2 3 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.53%) CMS
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.53%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.59%) MS Office
2 3 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.06%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.76%) LAN
1 9 (4.76%) WAN
2 2 (1.06%) HTTP
3 1 (0.53%) Firewall
3 1 (0.53%) DMZ
3 1 (0.53%) SSH
3 1 (0.53%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.53%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.23%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.12%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.06%) MySQL
6 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 37 (19.58%) Selenium
2 23 (12.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (11.64%) QuickTest Pro
4 19 (10.05%) JIRA
5 18 (9.52%) Cucumber
6 9 (4.76%) TeamCity
6 9 (4.76%) Jenkins
7 8 (4.23%) MSTest
7 8 (4.23%) FitNesse
8 7 (3.70%) WebDriver
9 6 (3.17%) Bugzilla
10 5 (2.65%) LoadRunner
10 5 (2.65%) Hudson
10 5 (2.65%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.12%) WatiN
11 4 (2.12%) CruiseControl
12 3 (1.59%) Subversion
13 2 (1.06%) Git (software)
13 2 (1.06%) WATIR
14 1 (0.53%) NUnit
General
1 49 (25.93%) Finance
2 10 (5.29%) Retail
3 5 (2.65%) Marketing
4 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.53%) Automotive
4 1 (0.53%) Advertising
4 1 (0.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 88 (46.56%) Analyst
2 79 (41.80%) Test Analyst
3 23 (12.17%) Consultant
4 22 (11.64%) Test Consultant
4 22 (11.64%) Senior Analyst
4 22 (11.64%) Tester
5 21 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
6 17 (8.99%) Senior Test Consultant
6 17 (8.99%) Senior Consultant
7 14 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
8 13 (6.88%) Software Tester
8 13 (6.88%) Test Engineer
9 12 (6.35%) Developer
9 12 (6.35%) Test Manager
10 10 (5.29%) Development Engineer
10 10 (5.29%) Senior Development Engineer
11 9 (4.76%) .NET Developer
12 8 (4.23%) C# .NET Developer
12 8 (4.23%) C# Developer
12 8 (4.23%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (17.46%) .NET
2 13 (6.88%) HTML
3 12 (6.35%) ASP.NET
3 12 (6.35%) XML
4 10 (5.29%) Web Services
5 9 (4.76%) jQuery
6 8 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (4.23%) WPF
7 5 (2.65%) Ajax
8 4 (2.12%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.59%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.06%) JSON
10 2 (1.06%) CSS
10 2 (1.06%) XSLT
11 1 (0.53%) J2EE
11 1 (0.53%) XHTML
11 1 (0.53%) SOAP
11 1 (0.53%) Silverlight
11 1 (0.53%) REST
11 1 (0.53%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 51 (26.98%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.94%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (4.76%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.17%) Statistics
5 4 (2.12%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.59%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.59%) User Experience
7 2 (1.06%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.53%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 39 (20.63%) Windows
2 6 (3.17%) Windows 7
3 5 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (2.65%) Windows XP
3 5 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.12%) Android
5 1 (0.53%) UNIX
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (23.28%) Automated Testing
3 38 (20.11%) Software Testing
4 31 (16.40%) Regression Testing
5 27 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 22 (11.64%) Test Automation
7 20 (10.58%) Test Strategy
7 20 (10.58%) Test Management
8 19 (10.05%) Manual Testing
8 19 (10.05%) Scrum
9 16 (8.47%) Migration
9 16 (8.47%) E-Commerce
10 14 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (7.41%) Validation
10 14 (7.41%) Workflow
11 13 (6.88%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (6.88%) Integration Testing
11 13 (6.88%) Automation Testing
11 13 (6.88%) Mentoring
12 12 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 52 (27.51%) SQL
2 34 (17.99%) C#
3 15 (7.94%) Java
4 12 (6.35%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.82%) C
6 10 (5.29%) C++
7 7 (3.70%) Ruby
7 7 (3.70%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.17%) VBScript
9 4 (2.12%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.59%) Perl
10 3 (1.59%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.53%) PHP
12 1 (0.53%) Python
12 1 (0.53%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 88 (46.56%) ISEB
2 34 (17.99%) Degree
3 29 (15.34%) ISTQB
4 9 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (4.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (3.70%) HND
6 7 (3.70%) Security Cleared
7 6 (3.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (31.22%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) DO-178B
System Software
1 18 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.29%) XenApp
2 10 (5.29%) XenDesktop
3 9 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.23%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.59%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (13.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (8.47%) Oracle
2 15 (7.94%) VMware
3 14 (7.41%) Citrix
3 14 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 11 (5.82%) HP
5 4 (2.12%) Telerik
6 2 (1.06%) Apple
7 1 (0.53%) Teradata
7 1 (0.53%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.53%) SAP
7 1 (0.53%) IBM
7 1 (0.53%) Adobe
7 1 (0.53%) Google
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