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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 163 166 111
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -55
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 89 78 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.21% 1.12% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.44% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 77 58 126
Average salary £35,000 £30,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.75% -6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £20,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £41,350 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
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
5999 5422 5797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.88% 77.62% 77.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4767 4591 5047
Average salary £40,000 £38,375 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.23% +2.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Cheshire -3 34 £30,500 +31.18% 4
Manchester -8 30 £35,000 +8.52% 7
Merseyside +9 14 £35,000 -3.44%
Lancashire -7 6 £35,000 +20.68%
Cumbria - 1 £45,000 - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 83 (45.86%) ISEB
2 70 (38.67%) SQL
3 57 (31.49%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (28.18%) QA
5 50 (27.62%) Software Testing
6 42 (23.20%) ISTQB
6 42 (23.20%) C#
7 37 (20.44%) Windows
8 36 (19.89%) .NET
9 30 (16.57%) Automated Testing
10 29 (16.02%) Selenium
10 29 (16.02%) Finance
11 27 (14.92%) Microsoft
12 24 (13.26%) HP Quality Center
13 23 (12.71%) Degree
13 23 (12.71%) Regression Testing
14 22 (12.15%) Oracle
14 22 (12.15%) ASP.NET
15 21 (11.60%) SQL Server
15 21 (11.60%) Team Foundation Server
16 20 (11.05%) Test Automation
17 19 (10.50%) Active Directory
17 19 (10.50%) Citrix
18 18 (9.94%) HTML
18 18 (9.94%) TDD
19 17 (9.39%) VMware
19 17 (9.39%) JavaScript
19 17 (9.39%) MS Excel
19 17 (9.39%) Test Strategy
20 16 (8.84%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (6.08%) IIS
2 9 (4.97%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.55%) Lync
4 1 (0.55%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (9.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.66%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.66%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.66%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.42%) LAN
1 8 (4.42%) WAN
2 1 (0.55%) HTTP
2 1 (0.55%) DMZ
2 1 (0.55%) CTI
2 1 (0.55%) Internet
2 1 (0.55%) Firewall
2 1 (0.55%) SSH
2 1 (0.55%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.55%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.60%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.63%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.66%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.10%) MySQL
5 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.55%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.55%) MS Access
6 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (16.02%) Selenium
2 21 (11.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (7.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (7.18%) JIRA
4 12 (6.63%) Cucumber
5 11 (6.08%) TeamCity
6 10 (5.52%) Hudson
7 8 (4.42%) Jenkins
8 7 (3.87%) Bugzilla
9 6 (3.31%) WebDriver
9 6 (3.31%) MSTest
10 5 (2.76%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.21%) Firebug
11 4 (2.21%) LoadRunner
11 4 (2.21%) Subversion
11 4 (2.21%) TestPartner
12 3 (1.66%) NUnit
12 3 (1.66%) CruiseControl
13 2 (1.10%) Grunt
13 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (16.02%) Finance
2 9 (4.97%) Retail
3 2 (1.10%) Marketing
3 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.10%) Banking
4 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.55%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 84 (46.41%) Analyst
2 70 (38.67%) Test Analyst
3 23 (12.71%) Senior Analyst
4 22 (12.15%) Developer
4 22 (12.15%) Senior Test Analyst
5 17 (9.39%) Automation Engineer
6 16 (8.84%) Consultant
7 15 (8.29%) Tester
8 14 (7.73%) Test Engineer
9 13 (7.18%) .NET Developer
9 13 (7.18%) Test Consultant
9 13 (7.18%) Development Engineer
9 13 (7.18%) Senior Development Engineer
10 11 (6.08%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (6.08%) QA Analyst
10 11 (6.08%) Software Tester
10 11 (6.08%) C# Developer
11 9 (4.97%) Senior Consultant
11 9 (4.97%) Senior Test Consultant
12 8 (4.42%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (19.89%) .NET
2 22 (12.15%) ASP.NET
3 18 (9.94%) HTML
4 15 (8.29%) jQuery
5 12 (6.63%) XML
6 11 (6.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (6.08%) WPF
7 6 (3.31%) Ajax
8 4 (2.21%) Web Services
9 3 (1.66%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.10%) Silverlight
10 2 (1.10%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.55%) JSON
11 1 (0.55%) XSLT
11 1 (0.55%) XHTML
11 1 (0.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.29%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (4.97%) Mainframe
3 8 (4.42%) Statistics
4 3 (1.66%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.66%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.10%) NHS
5 2 (1.10%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.55%) Firmware
6 1 (0.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (20.44%) Windows
2 10 (5.52%) Android
3 7 (3.87%) Windows 7
4 6 (3.31%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.31%) Windows XP
5 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.21%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (1.10%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.10%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (31.49%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (27.62%) Software Testing
3 30 (16.57%) Automated Testing
4 23 (12.71%) Regression Testing
5 20 (11.05%) Test Automation
6 18 (9.94%) TDD
7 17 (9.39%) Test Strategy
8 15 (8.29%) Integration Testing
8 15 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (8.29%) Project Management
9 14 (7.73%) E-Commerce
9 14 (7.73%) User Stories
9 14 (7.73%) Automation Testing
10 13 (7.18%) Functional Testing
10 13 (7.18%) Test Management
11 12 (6.63%) Unit Testing
11 12 (6.63%) Workflow
11 12 (6.63%) Scrum
12 11 (6.08%) OO
12 11 (6.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 70 (38.67%) SQL
2 42 (23.20%) C#
3 17 (9.39%) JavaScript
4 14 (7.73%) C
5 13 (7.18%) C++
6 10 (5.52%) Java
7 8 (4.42%) VBScript
8 7 (3.87%) Ruby
9 5 (2.76%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.21%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.21%) Perl
11 3 (1.66%) Python
12 2 (1.10%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.55%) PHP
13 1 (0.55%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 83 (45.86%) ISEB
2 42 (23.20%) ISTQB
3 23 (12.71%) Degree
4 15 (8.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (4.42%) HND
6 6 (3.31%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.76%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.21%) HNC
8 4 (2.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (28.18%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (10.50%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.84%) XenApp
2 16 (8.84%) XenDesktop
3 13 (7.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.18%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (13.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (14.92%) Microsoft
2 22 (12.15%) Oracle
3 19 (10.50%) Citrix
4 17 (9.39%) VMware
5 7 (3.87%) HP
6 4 (2.21%) Compuware
7 2 (1.10%) Apple
8 1 (0.55%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.55%) Adobe
8 1 (0.55%) Teradata
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + good benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
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Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
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Salary: £30,000 - £32,500 per annum
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Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 18 days ago
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Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
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