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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 13 24 32
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 9 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 12.16% 4.03% 3.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.52% 4.42% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 9 5 2
Average salary £37,500 £31,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.96% -14.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £24,400 £35,250
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £37,250
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
58 113 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 78.38% 91.13% 84.96%
Number of salaries quoted 55 101 104
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £62,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
Salary Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Preston region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Preston

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 11 (91.67%) QA
1 11 (91.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 11 (91.67%) Defect Management
2 9 (75.00%) Java
3 8 (66.67%) Automated Testing
4 7 (58.33%) Workflow
4 7 (58.33%) Regression Testing
4 7 (58.33%) Selenium
4 7 (58.33%) JIRA
4 7 (58.33%) QA Automation
4 7 (58.33%) Functional Testing
5 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (41.67%) Telerik
6 5 (41.67%) HND
6 5 (41.67%) HP
6 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
6 5 (41.67%) Degree
7 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
7 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (33.33%) Web Development
7 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
7 4 (33.33%) Time Management
7 4 (33.33%) ISEB
7 4 (33.33%) SQL
8 2 (16.67%) OWASP
8 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
8 2 (16.67%) Mercurial
8 2 (16.67%) .NET

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) JIRA
1 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) Gerrit
3 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (16.67%) JMeter
3 2 (16.67%) Mercurial
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Analyst
2 10 (83.33%) Test Analyst
3 7 (58.33%) QA Analyst
3 7 (58.33%) QA Engineer
3 7 (58.33%) QA Test Analyst
3 7 (58.33%) QA Test Engineer
3 7 (58.33%) QA Tester
3 7 (58.33%) Test Engineer
3 7 (58.33%) Tester
4 6 (50.00%) Java Engineer
4 6 (50.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 6 (50.00%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (25.00%) Software Analyst
5 3 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (16.67%) Web Analyst
6 2 (16.67%) Web Engineer
6 2 (16.67%) Web Test Analyst
6 2 (16.67%) Web Tester
7 1 (8.33%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Defect Management
1 11 (91.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Functional Testing
3 7 (58.33%) QA Automation
3 7 (58.33%) Regression Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Workflow
4 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Time Management
5 4 (33.33%) Web Development
6 2 (16.67%) API Testing
6 2 (16.67%) BDD
6 2 (16.67%) OWASP
6 2 (16.67%) TDD
7 1 (8.33%) SDLC
7 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
1 5 (41.67%) HND
2 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (91.67%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) HP
1 5 (41.67%) Telerik