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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 132 153 172
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 114 113 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.94% 1.73% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 1.95% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 99 102 75
Median salary £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,150 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £75,000 £43,600
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
5114 5807 6130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 87.17% 88.94% 85.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4260 4706 4846
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -11 68 £32,500 -18.75% 13
Cheshire +32 16 £27,500 -4.34% 5
Merseyside -8 7 £37,500 -21.05%
Lancashire +10 6 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 139 (57.68%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (39.00%) Selenium
3 93 (38.59%) QA
4 78 (32.37%) ISTQB
5 72 (29.88%) SDLC
6 63 (26.14%) SQL
7 62 (25.73%) JIRA
8 61 (25.31%) Automated Testing
9 51 (21.16%) Test Automation
10 50 (20.75%) C#
10 50 (20.75%) Java
10 50 (20.75%) ISEB
11 49 (20.33%) Scrum
12 46 (19.09%) Regression Testing
13 45 (18.67%) Functional Testing
14 44 (18.26%) Finance
15 42 (17.43%) User Acceptance Testing
16 40 (16.60%) Windows
17 38 (15.77%) Continuous Integration
18 36 (14.94%) Software Testing
19 35 (14.52%) Web Services
19 35 (14.52%) Automation Testing
20 34 (14.11%) Defect Management
21 32 (13.28%) BDD
22 31 (12.86%) HTML
22 31 (12.86%) Manual Testing
23 30 (12.45%) .NET
24 29 (12.03%) TDD
25 28 (11.62%) CSS
25 28 (11.62%) System Integration Testing

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (3.32%) CMS
2 5 (2.07%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (1.24%) Confluence
4 1 (0.41%) Apache
4 1 (0.41%) CICS
4 1 (0.41%) Mule
4 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (6.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.66%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (1.66%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (1.66%) Oracle Cash Management
1 4 (1.66%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 4 (1.66%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (1.66%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (1.66%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (1.66%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (1.24%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (1.24%) SAP BPC
2 3 (1.24%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.41%) Demantra
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle ASCP
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.07%) SaaS
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.24%) DSL
2 1 (0.41%) Firewall
2 1 (0.41%) FTP
2 1 (0.41%) HTTP
2 1 (0.41%) Internet
2 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.41%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.49%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.49%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.07%) SQLPlus
4 4 (1.66%) SAP BW
5 3 (1.24%) MySQL
5 3 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.83%) GIS
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.41%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.41%) DB2
7 1 (0.41%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.41%) MS Access
7 1 (0.41%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 94 (39.00%) Selenium
2 62 (25.73%) JIRA
3 27 (11.20%) Cucumber
3 27 (11.20%) Jenkins
4 24 (9.96%) JMeter
5 21 (8.71%) WebDriver
6 17 (7.05%) NUnit
6 17 (7.05%) SoapUI
7 15 (6.22%) Gradle
7 15 (6.22%) TestNG
8 9 (3.73%) Appium
8 9 (3.73%) HP UFT
9 8 (3.32%) Git (software)
10 7 (2.90%) LoadRunner
10 7 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (2.49%) Selenium IDE
12 5 (2.07%) FitNesse
12 5 (2.07%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (2.07%) SpecFlow
13 4 (1.66%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 44 (18.26%) Finance
2 10 (4.15%) Banking
2 10 (4.15%) Retail
3 9 (3.73%) Games
4 7 (2.90%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.66%) General Ledger
5 4 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.24%) Legal
7 2 (0.83%) Law
8 1 (0.41%) Back Office
8 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (43.98%) Analyst
2 92 (38.17%) Test Analyst
3 87 (36.10%) Tester
4 46 (19.09%) Software Tester
5 37 (15.35%) Automation Tester
6 28 (11.62%) Test Leader
7 26 (10.79%) QA Tester
8 25 (10.37%) Software Analyst
8 25 (10.37%) Software Test Analyst
8 25 (10.37%) Test Engineer
9 19 (7.88%) QA Engineer
9 19 (7.88%) Selenium Tester
10 17 (7.05%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 16 (6.64%) Test Automation Engineer
12 13 (5.39%) Agile Test Analyst
13 12 (4.98%) Automation Test Analyst
13 12 (4.98%) Java Automation Tester
13 12 (4.98%) QA Analyst
13 12 (4.98%) QA Test Analyst
13 12 (4.98%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (14.52%) Web Services
2 31 (12.86%) HTML
3 30 (12.45%) .NET
4 28 (11.62%) CSS
5 26 (10.79%) XML
6 15 (6.22%) DOM
6 15 (6.22%) Silverlight
7 9 (3.73%) ASP.NET
7 9 (3.73%) Node.js
8 8 (3.32%) .NET Framework
8 8 (3.32%) JSON
9 7 (2.90%) Gherkin
9 7 (2.90%) HTML5
10 6 (2.49%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (2.49%) SOAP
11 5 (2.07%) REST
11 5 (2.07%) WCF
12 4 (1.66%) AngularJS
12 4 (1.66%) LINQ
12 4 (1.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.47%) Mobile App
2 14 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.39%) iPad
4 10 (4.15%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.49%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.66%) Data Conversion
6 4 (1.66%) FMCG
7 3 (1.24%) Online Games
8 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.83%) NHS
9 1 (0.41%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.41%) CESG
9 1 (0.41%) EPoS
9 1 (0.41%) Fintech
9 1 (0.41%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.41%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.41%) User Experience
9 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.41%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 40 (16.60%) Windows
2 26 (10.79%) Android
3 23 (9.54%) Apple iOS
4 18 (7.47%) Linux
5 11 (4.56%) Windows Server
6 8 (3.32%) Unix
7 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (57.68%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (29.88%) SDLC
3 61 (25.31%) Automated Testing
4 51 (21.16%) Test Automation
5 49 (20.33%) Scrum
6 46 (19.09%) Regression Testing
7 45 (18.67%) Functional Testing
8 42 (17.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 38 (15.77%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (14.94%) Software Testing
11 35 (14.52%) Automation Testing
12 34 (14.11%) Defect Management
13 32 (13.28%) BDD
14 31 (12.86%) Manual Testing
15 29 (12.03%) TDD
16 28 (11.62%) System Integration Testing
17 22 (9.13%) Compatibility Testing
17 22 (9.13%) Process Improvement
17 22 (9.13%) Test Management
18 18 (7.47%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (26.14%) SQL
2 50 (20.75%) C#
2 50 (20.75%) Java
3 26 (10.79%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.07%) PL/SQL
4 5 (2.07%) Ruby
4 5 (2.07%) Scala
5 4 (1.66%) PHP
5 4 (1.66%) XPath
6 3 (1.24%) ABAP
6 3 (1.24%) Groovy
7 2 (0.83%) VB
7 2 (0.83%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.83%) VBScript
8 1 (0.41%) C++
8 1 (0.41%) COBOL
8 1 (0.41%) JCL
8 1 (0.41%) Python
8 1 (0.41%) RPG
8 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 78 (32.37%) ISTQB
2 50 (20.75%) ISEB
3 27 (11.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 26 (10.79%) Degree
5 7 (2.90%) HND
6 2 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (38.59%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.83%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (8.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.41%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 24 (9.96%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.05%) Oracle
3 8 (3.32%) HP
4 4 (1.66%) Ektron
4 4 (1.66%) SAP
5 2 (0.83%) Telerik
6 1 (0.41%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.41%) webMethods
6 1 (0.41%) WSO2
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