The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 52 60 49
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 15 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.94% 1.12% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 1.51% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 9
Average salary £37,438 £27,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.13% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,561 £26,800 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £34,200
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Test Scripting
North East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
420 464 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 82.35% 74.00% 83.85%
Number of salaries quoted 339 319 368
Average salary £40,000 £37,025 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.03% -7.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 12 £35,000 +27.27%
Gateshead -15 2 £42,500 +23.18%
Test Scripting
North East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 (35.00%) Service Management
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Test Management
4 4 (20.00%) Degree
5 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (15.00%) ISEB
5 3 (15.00%) Load Testing
5 3 (15.00%) SDLC
6 2 (10.00%) System Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (10.00%) V-Model
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (10.00%) Open Source
6 2 (10.00%) C
6 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (10.00%) PHP
6 2 (10.00%) Linux
6 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (10.00%) JMeter

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) nginx
1 1 (5.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.00%) Redis
2 1 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.00%) JMeter
2 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.00%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (5.00%) LoadUI
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
2 9 (45.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Development Manager
3 6 (30.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) SOAP
1 1 (5.00%) XML
1 1 (5.00%) JSON
1 1 (5.00%) Regular Expression
1 1 (5.00%) Gearman
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) PMI
2 1 (5.00%) GIS
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Service Management
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (20.00%) Test Management
4 3 (15.00%) SDLC
4 3 (15.00%) Load Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.00%) System Testing
5 2 (10.00%) V-Model
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.00%) Open Source
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (5.00%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (5.00%) Time Management
6 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) API Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) C
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (20.00%) Degree
3 3 (15.00%) ISEB
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (5.00%) MCSE
5 1 (5.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) HP