The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 68 53 39
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -14
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 5 15 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.80% 2.32% 4.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 2.77% 5.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 19
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £35,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Test Scripting
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
530 542 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 85.21% 83.77% 79.75%
Number of salaries quoted 462 466 273
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Northampton region.

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Northampton

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 8 (88.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (33.33%) QA
4 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 3 (33.33%) .NET
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
6 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Test Management
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Usability Testing
6 1 (11.11%) QlikView
6 1 (11.11%) Use Case
6 1 (11.11%) Banking

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Northampton 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) QlikView
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Test Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) QA Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Manager
4 1 (11.11%) QlikView Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Chip and PIN
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Use Case
5 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (11.11%) Change Control
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) MKS