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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 64 63 42
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -21
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 10 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 1.38% 1.06% 3.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.28% 4.12%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 10
Average salary £32,500 £22,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.44% -27.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £23,300 £34,250
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
629 545 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 86.88% 82.33% 78.65%
Number of salaries quoted 579 503 273
Average salary £42,500 £40,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
Salary Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Northampton

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (68.42%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (63.16%) SQL Server
2 12 (63.16%) Degree
3 11 (57.89%) SQL
4 9 (47.37%) Windows
4 9 (47.37%) ISEB
4 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (47.37%) QA
4 9 (47.37%) Manual Testing
5 8 (42.11%) Unit Testing
5 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
5 8 (42.11%) Automated Testing
5 8 (42.11%) .NET
5 8 (42.11%) C#
6 5 (26.32%) Selenium
6 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
7 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
7 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
7 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (21.05%) ERP
7 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
9 1 (5.26%) Banking
9 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Finance
9 1 (5.26%) Migration
9 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (63.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Selenium
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Analyst
1 14 (73.68%) Test Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) QA Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Tester
3 7 (36.84%) Software Tester
4 4 (21.05%) Automation Tester
4 4 (21.05%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (15.79%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) QA Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Senior QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Manual Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) Automated Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Unit Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
5 4 (21.05%) ERP
5 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.26%) Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.26%) SDLC
6 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Degree
2 9 (47.37%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle