The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 22 28 26
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 4 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 3.77% 2.50% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.65% 3.37% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 3
Average salary £30,000 £28,750 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +0.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £23,750 £21,700
10% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £33,750 £28,900
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Test Scripting
Lancashire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
86 89 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 81.13% 74.17% 81.82%
Number of salaries quoted 60 77 83
Average salary £35,000 £37,123 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £67,500 £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 Preston

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Preston

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Preston

Test Scripting
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Preston 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 7 (100.00%) Finance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
1 7 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (71.43%) ISEB
3 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
4 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) Use Case
4 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) HP
4 3 (42.86%) Bugzilla
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Preston 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 (42.86%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
1 3 (42.86%) Bugzilla
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
2 3 (42.86%) Use Case
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) HP