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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 170 142 118
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -24
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 93 107 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.26% 1.56% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.97% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 78 84 121
Average salary £35,000 £30,750 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.82% -3.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £20,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,150 £42,500
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
6211 5443 5765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.83% 79.39% 79.02%
Number of salaries quoted 5049 4615 4953
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -11 43 £35,000 +16.66% 11
Cheshire -10 32 £31,000 +27.83% 5
Merseyside +12 11 £30,250 -24.37% 1
Lancashire -9 3 £35,000 +20.68% 1
Cumbria - 1 £45,000 - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 84 (43.98%) ISEB
2 67 (35.08%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (34.03%) SQL
4 54 (28.27%) QA
5 49 (25.65%) Software Testing
6 42 (21.99%) C#
6 42 (21.99%) Analytical Skills
7 40 (20.94%) Finance
8 38 (19.90%) Windows
9 37 (19.37%) .NET
9 37 (19.37%) Automated Testing
9 37 (19.37%) ISTQB
10 29 (15.18%) Selenium
11 28 (14.66%) Regression Testing
12 27 (14.14%) Microsoft
12 27 (14.14%) Team Foundation Server
13 26 (13.61%) Degree
14 24 (12.57%) HP Quality Center
15 22 (11.52%) Test Strategy
16 21 (10.99%) Oracle
16 21 (10.99%) SQL Server
16 21 (10.99%) ASP.NET
17 20 (10.47%) Active Directory
18 19 (9.95%) HTML
18 19 (9.95%) Functional Testing
19 18 (9.42%) JavaScript
19 18 (9.42%) Citrix
19 18 (9.42%) QuickTest Pro
20 17 (8.90%) VMware
20 17 (8.90%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (5.76%) IIS
2 9 (4.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.52%) Lync
4 1 (0.52%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (8.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.57%) MS Office
2 3 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.71%) LAN
1 9 (4.71%) WAN
2 1 (0.52%) HTTP
2 1 (0.52%) DMZ
2 1 (0.52%) CTI
2 1 (0.52%) Internet
2 1 (0.52%) Firewall
2 1 (0.52%) SSH
2 1 (0.52%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.52%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.76%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.09%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.05%) MySQL
5 2 (1.05%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.52%) MS Access
6 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (15.18%) Selenium
2 27 (14.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (9.42%) QuickTest Pro
4 12 (6.28%) JIRA
5 11 (5.76%) Cucumber
6 10 (5.24%) TeamCity
7 8 (4.19%) Jenkins
7 8 (4.19%) MSTest
8 7 (3.66%) Hudson
8 7 (3.66%) Bugzilla
9 6 (3.14%) WebDriver
10 5 (2.62%) LoadRunner
10 5 (2.62%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.09%) Subversion
12 3 (1.57%) TestPartner
12 3 (1.57%) CruiseControl
13 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
13 2 (1.05%) NUnit
13 2 (1.05%) FitNesse
14 1 (0.52%) Firebug
General
1 40 (20.94%) Finance
2 9 (4.71%) Retail
3 5 (2.62%) Marketing
4 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.05%) Banking
5 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 89 (46.60%) Analyst
2 78 (40.84%) Test Analyst
3 22 (11.52%) Senior Analyst
4 21 (10.99%) Developer
4 21 (10.99%) Senior Test Analyst
5 18 (9.42%) Consultant
6 17 (8.90%) Automation Engineer
7 16 (8.38%) Test Consultant
8 15 (7.85%) Tester
9 13 (6.81%) Development Engineer
9 13 (6.81%) Senior Development Engineer
10 12 (6.28%) Senior Consultant
10 12 (6.28%) Test Engineer
10 12 (6.28%) .NET Developer
10 12 (6.28%) Senior Test Consultant
11 11 (5.76%) Test Manager
11 11 (5.76%) Software Tester
12 10 (5.24%) C# .NET Developer
12 10 (5.24%) C# Developer
13 8 (4.19%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (19.37%) .NET
2 21 (10.99%) ASP.NET
3 19 (9.95%) HTML
4 16 (8.38%) jQuery
5 10 (5.24%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (5.24%) WPF
5 10 (5.24%) XML
6 6 (3.14%) Web Services
6 6 (3.14%) Ajax
7 4 (2.09%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.05%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.05%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.05%) CSS
9 1 (0.52%) J2EE
9 1 (0.52%) XSLT
9 1 (0.52%) XHTML
9 1 (0.52%) HTML5
9 1 (0.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 42 (21.99%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.85%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (4.71%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.14%) Statistics
5 3 (1.57%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.57%) User Experience
6 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.05%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.52%) Open Source
7 1 (0.52%) Replication
7 1 (0.52%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 38 (19.90%) Windows
2 8 (4.19%) Windows 7
3 7 (3.66%) Android
3 7 (3.66%) Windows XP
4 5 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.05%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.05%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.52%) UNIX
7 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (35.08%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (25.65%) Software Testing
3 37 (19.37%) Automated Testing
4 28 (14.66%) Regression Testing
5 22 (11.52%) Test Strategy
6 19 (9.95%) Functional Testing
7 17 (8.90%) Test Automation
7 17 (8.90%) E-Commerce
7 17 (8.90%) TDD
8 16 (8.38%) Migration
8 16 (8.38%) Test Management
9 15 (7.85%) Integration Testing
9 15 (7.85%) User Stories
9 15 (7.85%) Scrum
10 14 (7.33%) Validation
10 14 (7.33%) Project Management
10 14 (7.33%) Automation Testing
10 14 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (6.81%) Manual Testing
12 12 (6.28%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 65 (34.03%) SQL
2 42 (21.99%) C#
3 18 (9.42%) JavaScript
4 14 (7.33%) C
5 13 (6.81%) C++
6 11 (5.76%) Java
7 7 (3.66%) VBScript
7 7 (3.66%) Ruby
8 5 (2.62%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.09%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.09%) Perl
10 3 (1.57%) Python
11 2 (1.05%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.52%) PHP
12 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.52%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 84 (43.98%) ISEB
2 37 (19.37%) ISTQB
3 26 (13.61%) Degree
4 15 (7.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (4.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (3.66%) HND
6 7 (3.66%) Security Cleared
7 6 (3.14%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.57%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (28.27%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (10.47%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.38%) XenApp
2 16 (8.38%) XenDesktop
3 13 (6.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.81%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (12.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (14.14%) Microsoft
2 21 (10.99%) Oracle
3 18 (9.42%) Citrix
4 17 (8.90%) VMware
5 8 (4.19%) HP
6 3 (1.57%) Compuware
7 2 (1.05%) Apple
8 1 (0.52%) Teradata
8 1 (0.52%) Google
8 1 (0.52%) Adobe
8 1 (0.52%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.52%) SAP
8 1 (0.52%) IBM
Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Volt
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fabric
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 22 days ago
Cockermouth
Tectre Limited
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 24 days ago