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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 65 45 60
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +15
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 9 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 1.28% 0.99% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.30% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 1
Average salary £22,500 £40,500 £23,970
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.44% +68.96%
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
590 307 402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 83.81% 75.99% 81.54%
Number of salaries quoted 560 289 366
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,450 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 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 22 September 2014.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Northampton

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 19 (73.08%) ISEB
2 12 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (42.31%) SQL
4 10 (38.46%) Windows
5 9 (34.62%) QA
5 9 (34.62%) Manual Testing
5 9 (34.62%) Web Services
5 9 (34.62%) XML
5 9 (34.62%) UNIX
5 9 (34.62%) HTML
5 9 (34.62%) Java
5 9 (34.62%) Oracle
6 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (23.08%) Project Management
7 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
7 5 (19.23%) Test Management
8 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
8 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
8 4 (15.38%) Finance
8 4 (15.38%) C#
9 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
9 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Automation Testing
9 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
10 2 (7.69%) V-Model
10 2 (7.69%) F#
10 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
10 2 (7.69%) Degree

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) WATIR
1 2 (7.69%) Selenium
1 2 (7.69%) Selenium IDE
1 2 (7.69%) Sahi
1 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
1 2 (7.69%) Jasmine
1 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (73.08%) Analyst
1 19 (73.08%) Test Analyst
2 10 (38.46%) Software Test Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Tester
4 3 (11.54%) Software Tester
4 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) QA Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Lead Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) Web Services
1 9 (34.62%) XML
1 9 (34.62%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (34.62%) Manual Testing
3 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (23.08%) Project Management
4 5 (19.23%) Test Management
5 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
6 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Automation Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
7 2 (7.69%) V-Model
7 2 (7.69%) BDD
7 2 (7.69%) TDD
7 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
7 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.85%) ERP
8 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Change Control
8 1 (3.85%) MSF
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) SQL
2 9 (34.62%) Java
3 4 (15.38%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) F#
4 2 (7.69%) Ruby
4 2 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (73.08%) ISEB
2 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft