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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 144 164 164
Rank change year-on-year
+20 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 92 96 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.66% 1.50% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.70% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 79 83 75
Median salary £35,000 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,400 £47,100
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
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
4806 5642 6036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.83% 88.29% 85.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4065 4585 4819
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,000 £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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +24 67 £35,000 -12.50% 12
Cheshire +19 11 £30,000 -9.09% 4
Merseyside -2 5 £45,000 +30.43% 1
Lancashire +8 4 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 145 (60.17%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (37.76%) Selenium
3 84 (34.85%) QA
4 82 (34.02%) ISTQB
5 63 (26.14%) SDLC
6 61 (25.31%) Automated Testing
6 61 (25.31%) JIRA
6 61 (25.31%) Scrum
6 61 (25.31%) ISEB
7 58 (24.07%) Java
7 58 (24.07%) Functional Testing
8 56 (23.24%) SQL
9 49 (20.33%) Windows
9 49 (20.33%) Test Automation
10 44 (18.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 42 (17.43%) C#
12 41 (17.01%) Web Services
13 39 (16.18%) Finance
13 39 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
14 38 (15.77%) Degree
14 38 (15.77%) Regression Testing
15 37 (15.35%) Software Testing
15 37 (15.35%) BDD
16 34 (14.11%) TDD
17 33 (13.69%) Cucumber
17 33 (13.69%) Automation Testing
18 32 (13.28%) JavaScript
18 32 (13.28%) HTML
19 31 (12.86%) XML
19 31 (12.86%) Jenkins

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 7 (2.90%) Apache
1 7 (2.90%) Mule
1 7 (2.90%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.07%) Confluence
2 5 (2.07%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (1.66%) CMS
4 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (9.13%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.07%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.83%) MS Office
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%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle ASCP
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.64%) SaaS
2 15 (6.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (4.56%) PaaS
5 6 (2.49%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (2.49%) Amazon S3
5 6 (2.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (2.07%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.07%) SPDY
2 3 (1.24%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.98%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (2.90%) Couchbase
3 7 (2.90%) Hazelcast
4 5 (2.07%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.07%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.07%) SQLPlus
5 4 (1.66%) SAP BW
5 4 (1.66%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.24%) GIS
6 3 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.41%) MySQL
7 1 (0.41%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 91 (37.76%) Selenium
2 61 (25.31%) JIRA
3 33 (13.69%) Cucumber
4 31 (12.86%) Jenkins
5 21 (8.71%) Git (software)
6 19 (7.88%) JMeter
7 17 (7.05%) HP UFT
8 16 (6.64%) Maven
8 16 (6.64%) WebDriver
9 13 (5.39%) FitNesse
9 13 (5.39%) NUnit
10 12 (4.98%) Appium
11 11 (4.56%) Gradle
11 11 (4.56%) TestNG
12 9 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (2.90%) git-flow
13 7 (2.90%) Hudson
14 5 (2.07%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (2.07%) Selenium IDE
14 5 (2.07%) SoapUI
General
1 39 (16.18%) Finance
2 10 (4.15%) Retail
3 7 (2.90%) Games
4 6 (2.49%) Banking
5 5 (2.07%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.66%) General Ledger
6 4 (1.66%) Legal
7 3 (1.24%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.83%) Law
9 1 (0.41%) Back Office
9 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (41.08%) Analyst
2 89 (36.93%) Tester
3 85 (35.27%) Test Analyst
4 46 (19.09%) Software Tester
5 42 (17.43%) Automation Tester
6 27 (11.20%) Test Engineer
7 25 (10.37%) QA Tester
8 24 (9.96%) QA Engineer
9 23 (9.54%) Developer
9 23 (9.54%) Software Analyst
9 23 (9.54%) Software Test Analyst
9 23 (9.54%) Test Leader
10 16 (6.64%) Selenium Tester
10 16 (6.64%) Test Automation Engineer
11 14 (5.81%) Software Developer
12 13 (5.39%) Selenium Automation Tester
13 11 (4.56%) Automation Test Analyst
13 11 (4.56%) QA Test Engineer
14 10 (4.15%) QA Analyst
14 10 (4.15%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (17.01%) Web Services
2 32 (13.28%) HTML
3 31 (12.86%) XML
4 29 (12.03%) .NET
4 29 (12.03%) CSS
5 21 (8.71%) JSON
6 12 (4.98%) HTML5
7 11 (4.56%) DOM
7 11 (4.56%) Silverlight
7 11 (4.56%) SOAP
8 10 (4.15%) jQuery
9 9 (3.73%) AngularJS
9 9 (3.73%) ASP.NET
9 9 (3.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (3.32%) .NET Framework
10 8 (3.32%) REST
11 7 (2.90%) EDI
11 7 (2.90%) JMS
11 7 (2.90%) Middleware
11 7 (2.90%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.88%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.73%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.32%) iPad
5 7 (2.90%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.07%) User Experience
7 4 (1.66%) Data Conversion
7 4 (1.66%) FMCG
8 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.24%) EPoS
8 3 (1.24%) Online Games
8 3 (1.24%) W3C
9 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.83%) NHS
9 2 (0.83%) PMI
10 1 (0.41%) LIMS
10 1 (0.41%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (20.33%) Windows
2 21 (8.71%) Android
3 18 (7.47%) Apple iOS
4 14 (5.81%) Linux
5 10 (4.15%) Windows Server
6 8 (3.32%) Unix
7 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (60.17%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (26.14%) SDLC
3 61 (25.31%) Automated Testing
3 61 (25.31%) Scrum
4 58 (24.07%) Functional Testing
5 49 (20.33%) Test Automation
6 44 (18.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 39 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (15.77%) Regression Testing
9 37 (15.35%) BDD
9 37 (15.35%) Software Testing
10 34 (14.11%) TDD
11 33 (13.69%) Automation Testing
12 30 (12.45%) Defect Management
12 30 (12.45%) System Integration Testing
13 29 (12.03%) Manual Testing
14 23 (9.54%) Compatibility Testing
15 21 (8.71%) Integration Testing
15 21 (8.71%) Process Improvement
16 19 (7.88%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (24.07%) Java
2 56 (23.24%) SQL
3 42 (17.43%) C#
4 32 (13.28%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.32%) Ruby
6 6 (2.49%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.66%) PHP
7 4 (1.66%) XPath
8 3 (1.24%) ABAP
8 3 (1.24%) Groovy
8 3 (1.24%) Python
8 3 (1.24%) Scala
9 2 (0.83%) VB
9 2 (0.83%) VBScript
10 1 (0.41%) C++
10 1 (0.41%) RPG
10 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 82 (34.02%) ISTQB
2 61 (25.31%) ISEB
3 38 (15.77%) Degree
4 26 (10.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (3.32%) HND
6 2 (0.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (34.85%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (5.39%) Docker
2 2 (0.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (6.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (9.96%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.81%) Oracle
3 7 (2.90%) webMethods
3 7 (2.90%) WSO2
4 6 (2.49%) Google
4 6 (2.49%) HP
5 5 (2.07%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.07%) Telerik
6 4 (1.66%) Ektron
6 4 (1.66%) SAP
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