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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 125 165 162
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 129 92 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.99% 1.30% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 1.57% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 97 67 67
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £23,150
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £46,500 £43,000
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
5433 5856 5892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.83% 82.49% 79.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4331 4729 4868
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 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +34 64 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Cheshire +17 39 £33,000 -7.04% 4
Merseyside +29 17 £30,500 -6.15%
Lancashire 0 9 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 116 (46.96%) SQL
2 115 (46.56%) QA
3 84 (34.01%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (34.01%) Finance
4 69 (27.94%) ISEB
5 65 (26.32%) Automated Testing
6 58 (23.48%) ISTQB
7 56 (22.67%) Selenium
8 55 (22.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 54 (21.86%) .NET
10 48 (19.43%) Performance Testing
11 47 (19.03%) Software Testing
11 47 (19.03%) Windows
12 44 (17.81%) Regression Testing
13 42 (17.00%) Java
14 40 (16.19%) Test Automation
15 39 (15.79%) Manual Testing
15 39 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
16 37 (14.98%) Functional Testing
17 33 (13.36%) Oracle
18 30 (12.15%) C#
19 29 (11.74%) Apple iOS
19 29 (11.74%) Android
20 27 (10.93%) HP Quality Center
20 27 (10.93%) Retail
20 27 (10.93%) Test Management
20 27 (10.93%) Microsoft
21 25 (10.12%) SQL Server
21 25 (10.12%) XML
22 23 (9.31%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (0.40%) IIS
1 1 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (6.07%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.81%) Mingle
5 1 (0.40%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (6.48%) Oracle Financials
2 15 (6.07%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (5.67%) Oracle Payables
3 14 (5.67%) Oracle Receivables
3 14 (5.67%) Oracle Cash Management
3 14 (5.67%) Oracle Assets
3 14 (5.67%) Oracle General Ledger
3 14 (5.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (2.02%) Magento
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.40%) Siebel Analytics
5 1 (0.40%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.81%) Trello
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.67%) HTTP
2 2 (0.81%) VPN
2 2 (0.81%) LAN
2 2 (0.81%) WAN
3 1 (0.40%) Broadband
3 1 (0.40%) SSL
3 1 (0.40%) Firewall
3 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.40%) SSH
3 1 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.40%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.12%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.62%) VLDB
6 3 (1.21%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.40%) QlikView
8 1 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 56 (22.67%) Selenium
2 23 (9.31%) QuickTest Pro
3 22 (8.91%) JIRA
4 20 (8.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (7.29%) MSTest
6 14 (5.67%) LoadRunner
7 11 (4.45%) WatiN
8 10 (4.05%) Cucumber
9 8 (3.24%) Jenkins
10 6 (2.43%) Visual Studio
11 5 (2.02%) TeamCity
11 5 (2.02%) JUnit
12 4 (1.62%) QAComplete
12 4 (1.62%) SoapUI
12 4 (1.62%) CruiseControl
13 3 (1.21%) Subversion
13 3 (1.21%) Maven
13 3 (1.21%) Toad
13 3 (1.21%) JMeter
13 3 (1.21%) Bugzilla
General
1 84 (34.01%) Finance
2 27 (10.93%) Retail
3 14 (5.67%) Banking
4 5 (2.02%) Billing
4 5 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.62%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.21%) Games
7 2 (0.81%) Back Office
7 2 (0.81%) Law
7 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.81%) Marketing
7 2 (0.81%) German Language
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 137 (55.47%) Analyst
2 115 (46.56%) Test Analyst
3 84 (34.01%) Tester
4 54 (21.86%) Software Tester
5 25 (10.12%) QA Tester
6 21 (8.50%) Test Engineer
7 20 (8.10%) Business Analyst
8 15 (6.07%) Consultant
8 15 (6.07%) Test Consultant
9 14 (5.67%) Oracle Analyst
10 12 (4.86%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 11 (4.45%) QA Consultant
12 10 (4.05%) Software Consultant
12 10 (4.05%) Test Manager
13 9 (3.64%) Systems Analyst
13 9 (3.64%) Senior Test Analyst
13 9 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
14 8 (3.24%) QA Analyst
15 7 (2.83%) Performance Manager
15 7 (2.83%) Performance Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (21.86%) .NET
2 25 (10.12%) XML
3 17 (6.88%) HTML
4 12 (4.86%) Web Services
5 10 (4.05%) ODBC
5 10 (4.05%) J2EE
6 3 (1.21%) SOAP
6 3 (1.21%) WinForms
7 2 (0.81%) JSON
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.81%) REST
7 2 (0.81%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.81%) XSLT
8 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.40%) COM
8 1 (0.40%) CSS
8 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.48%) Mobile App
3 11 (4.45%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.05%) Mainframe
5 7 (2.83%) Replication
5 7 (2.83%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.21%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.21%) NHS
7 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.81%) Open Source
7 2 (0.81%) User Experience
8 1 (0.40%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.40%) CCTV
8 1 (0.40%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 47 (19.03%) Windows
2 29 (11.74%) Android
2 29 (11.74%) Apple iOS
3 15 (6.07%) UNIX
4 2 (0.81%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.40%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (34.01%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (26.32%) Automated Testing
3 55 (22.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 48 (19.43%) Performance Testing
5 47 (19.03%) Software Testing
6 44 (17.81%) Regression Testing
7 40 (16.19%) Test Automation
8 39 (15.79%) Manual Testing
9 37 (14.98%) Functional Testing
10 27 (10.93%) Test Management
11 23 (9.31%) Release Management
11 23 (9.31%) Scrum
11 23 (9.31%) Test Planning
12 21 (8.50%) Integration Testing
13 18 (7.29%) Business Analysis
13 18 (7.29%) Mentoring
14 15 (6.07%) E-Commerce
14 15 (6.07%) Project Management
14 15 (6.07%) Use Case
14 15 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 116 (46.96%) SQL
2 42 (17.00%) Java
3 30 (12.15%) C#
4 16 (6.48%) C++
4 16 (6.48%) C
5 15 (6.07%) VB
6 11 (4.45%) PL/SQL
7 10 (4.05%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.83%) Ruby
9 6 (2.43%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.02%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.21%) Python
12 2 (0.81%) VBScript
12 2 (0.81%) Groovy
12 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (27.94%) ISEB
2 58 (23.48%) ISTQB
3 23 (9.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (7.29%) Degree
5 11 (4.45%) HND
6 10 (4.05%) CISSP
6 10 (4.05%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (46.56%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) FATCA
2 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (2.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.40%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.40%) XenApp
4 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (10.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (13.36%) Oracle
2 27 (10.93%) Microsoft
3 19 (7.69%) HP
4 11 (4.45%) Telerik
5 7 (2.83%) VMware
6 2 (0.81%) Citrix
7 1 (0.40%) MKS
7 1 (0.40%) Sun
7 1 (0.40%) SAP
7 1 (0.40%) Siebel
7 1 (0.40%) Trillium
7 1 (0.40%) IBM
7 1 (0.40%) Capita
7 1 (0.40%) DataFlux
Greater Manchester
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Salary £25-35k DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £145 - £192 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 15 days ago