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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 109 137 164
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +27
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 142 117 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.49% 1.69% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 1.98% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 128 82 50
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average 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
4922 5912 5538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.40% 85.56% 84.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4080 5013 4633
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average 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 £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 +29 89 £37,500 +7.14% 19
Cheshire +29 39 £30,000 +6.19% 7
Lancashire +24 14 £37,500 -6.25%
Merseyside -2 8 £40,000 +73.91% 2
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 191 (61.41%) QA
2 187 (60.13%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (38.91%) ISEB
4 95 (30.55%) Selenium
5 94 (30.23%) Software Testing
5 94 (30.23%) SQL
6 92 (29.58%) JIRA
7 90 (28.94%) Functional Testing
8 88 (28.30%) Java
9 84 (27.01%) User Acceptance Testing
10 82 (26.37%) Windows
11 81 (26.05%) Scrum
12 77 (24.76%) ISTQB
13 74 (23.79%) Automated Testing
14 70 (22.51%) Finance
15 68 (21.86%) Test Automation
16 63 (20.26%) Manual Testing
17 60 (19.29%) HP UFT
17 60 (19.29%) Team Foundation Server
17 60 (19.29%) Defect Management
18 58 (18.65%) XML
19 57 (18.33%) SQL Server
19 57 (18.33%) Degree
19 57 (18.33%) HP Quality Center
20 53 (17.04%) Performance Testing
21 51 (16.40%) .NET
21 51 (16.40%) C#
21 51 (16.40%) Microsoft
21 51 (16.40%) SDLC
22 49 (15.76%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 16 (5.14%) Mule
2 14 (4.50%) BizTalk Server
3 13 (4.18%) WebSphere
4 12 (3.86%) Apache
4 12 (3.86%) CMS
5 4 (1.29%) Confluence
6 3 (0.96%) IIS
7 2 (0.64%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.32%) Liferay
8 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 47 (15.11%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.54%) MS Office
3 8 (2.57%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.64%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (6.43%) PaaS
2 20 (6.43%) SaaS
3 17 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (3.86%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (3.86%) Amazon S3
4 12 (3.86%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (2.57%) GitHub
6 2 (0.64%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.57%) SPDY
2 6 (1.93%) Intranet
3 3 (0.96%) HTTPS
3 3 (0.96%) Internet
3 3 (0.96%) LAN
3 3 (0.96%) WAN
4 2 (0.64%) SAN
5 1 (0.32%) Firewall
5 1 (0.32%) FTP
5 1 (0.32%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.43%) Apache Cassandra
3 13 (4.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (4.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (3.86%) Couchbase
4 12 (3.86%) Hazelcast
5 8 (2.57%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.61%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.64%) MySQL
9 2 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 95 (30.55%) Selenium
2 92 (29.58%) JIRA
3 60 (19.29%) HP UFT
3 60 (19.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (10.93%) Cucumber
5 25 (8.04%) Git (software)
6 23 (7.40%) Maven
7 22 (7.07%) Bugzilla
7 22 (7.07%) FitNesse
7 22 (7.07%) Visual Studio
8 19 (6.11%) Jenkins
9 17 (5.47%) MSTest
10 12 (3.86%) git-flow
10 12 (3.86%) Hudson
10 12 (3.86%) JUnit
10 12 (3.86%) WebDriver
11 10 (3.22%) NUnit
12 9 (2.89%) Visual Studio Team System
13 8 (2.57%) Appium
14 6 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 70 (22.51%) Finance
2 13 (4.18%) Retail
3 11 (3.54%) Banking
4 7 (2.25%) Legal
5 6 (1.93%) Games
6 4 (1.29%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.29%) Law
7 2 (0.64%) Back Office
7 2 (0.64%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 143 (45.98%) Analyst
2 136 (43.73%) Test Analyst
3 127 (40.84%) Tester
4 67 (21.54%) Software Tester
5 55 (17.68%) QA Tester
6 40 (12.86%) QA Engineer
7 34 (10.93%) Software Analyst
7 34 (10.93%) Software Test Analyst
8 31 (9.97%) Automated Tester
8 31 (9.97%) Test Engineer
9 30 (9.65%) Developer
10 29 (9.32%) Senior Analyst
11 28 (9.00%) QA Analyst
12 27 (8.68%) QA Test Analyst
13 26 (8.36%) Automation Tester
14 25 (8.04%) Senior Test Analyst
15 23 (7.40%) Web Analyst
15 23 (7.40%) Web Test Analyst
16 22 (7.07%) Software QA Tester
17 20 (6.43%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (18.65%) XML
2 51 (16.40%) .NET
3 49 (15.76%) Web Services
4 30 (9.65%) JSON
5 19 (6.11%) SOAP
6 15 (4.82%) HTML
7 14 (4.50%) CSS
8 12 (3.86%) Apache Avro
8 12 (3.86%) Apache Camel
8 12 (3.86%) Apache Thrift
8 12 (3.86%) EDI
8 12 (3.86%) JMS
8 12 (3.86%) Middleware
8 12 (3.86%) Protocol Buffers
8 12 (3.86%) ZeroMQ
9 11 (3.54%) REST
10 10 (3.22%) jQuery
11 8 (2.57%) AngularJS
11 8 (2.57%) CSS3
11 8 (2.57%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 49 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.43%) Computer Science
3 19 (6.11%) User Experience
4 17 (5.47%) PMI
5 14 (4.50%) Mobile App
6 13 (4.18%) Driving Licence
7 12 (3.86%) Algorithms
7 12 (3.86%) iPhone
8 6 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.29%) EPoS
9 4 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.29%) W3C
10 2 (0.64%) AS400
10 2 (0.64%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.64%) NHS
11 1 (0.32%) APACS
11 1 (0.32%) LIMS
11 1 (0.32%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 82 (26.37%) Windows
2 20 (6.43%) Apple iOS
3 18 (5.79%) Android
4 14 (4.50%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.89%) Unix
6 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.29%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.64%) Linux
7 2 (0.64%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.64%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (60.13%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (30.23%) Software Testing
3 90 (28.94%) Functional Testing
4 84 (27.01%) User Acceptance Testing
5 81 (26.05%) Scrum
6 74 (23.79%) Automated Testing
7 68 (21.86%) Test Automation
8 63 (20.26%) Manual Testing
9 60 (19.29%) Defect Management
10 53 (17.04%) Performance Testing
11 51 (16.40%) SDLC
12 37 (11.90%) Validation
13 34 (10.93%) Test Management
14 32 (10.29%) Regression Testing
15 30 (9.65%) Mentoring
16 29 (9.32%) Test Strategy
17 28 (9.00%) Non-Functional Testing
17 28 (9.00%) QA Automation
17 28 (9.00%) Workflow
18 27 (8.68%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 94 (30.23%) SQL
2 88 (28.30%) Java
3 51 (16.40%) C#
4 22 (7.07%) JavaScript
5 14 (4.50%) Python
6 10 (3.22%) PHP
7 9 (2.89%) Ruby
7 9 (2.89%) Scala
8 6 (1.93%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.29%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.96%) C++
10 3 (0.96%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 121 (38.91%) ISEB
2 77 (24.76%) ISTQB
3 57 (18.33%) Degree
4 27 (8.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (5.47%) PMI Certification
6 15 (4.82%) HND
7 7 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (61.41%) QA
2 7 (2.25%) HL7
System Software
1 20 (6.43%) Docker
2 4 (1.29%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.64%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.64%) Terminal Server
4 2 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.32%) XenApp
5 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 57 (18.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 51 (16.40%) Microsoft
2 37 (11.90%) HP
3 14 (4.50%) Telerik
4 13 (4.18%) Oracle
5 12 (3.86%) Google
5 12 (3.86%) webMethods
5 12 (3.86%) WSO2
6 11 (3.54%) Citrix
7 8 (2.57%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.29%) Siebel
8 4 (1.29%) VMware
9 2 (0.64%) McAfee
9 2 (0.64%) OpenText
10 1 (0.32%) Sage
Sandbach, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary with additional NCC Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sale, Cheshire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: £27,763 - £30,846
Posted: 2 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Think Money Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £20000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £27000.00 - £34000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Sandbach
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Little Black Book Agency
Posted: 13 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Wigan
greywood
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 21 days ago
Wilmslow
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Wigan
greywood
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 26 days ago
Liverpool
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago