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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 15 31 23
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 6 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 7.69% 1.37% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.52% 1.75% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 2
Average salary £31,000 £35,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.42% +14.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £35,000 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £32,100
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
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
63 114 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 80.77% 78.08% 73.63%
Number of salaries quoted 52 103 59
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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
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 30 March 2015.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Preston

Test Scripting
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 6 (100.00%) Finance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
1 6 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) Use Case
3 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) Bugzilla

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (50.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (50.00%) Bugzilla
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Use Case
1 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP