The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Tyne and Wear region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 52 66 36
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -30
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 13 2 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.37% 0.31% 4.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 0.42% 6.01%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 22
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +20.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,636 £31,500 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £46,983 £43,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
409 480 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 74.64% 75.12% 71.99%
Number of salaries quoted 361 411 317
Average salary £35,232 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.66% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
Test Scripting
North East

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
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram 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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 13 £38,500 +2.66%
Test Scripting
North East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 8 (53.33%) Finance
1 8 (53.33%) QA
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) TDD
2 7 (46.67%) Scrum
3 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Ruby
3 6 (40.00%) Python
3 6 (40.00%) Scala
3 6 (40.00%) Open Source
3 6 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Selenium
5 4 (26.67%) JSON
5 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Games
5 4 (26.67%) Web Services
5 4 (26.67%) ISEB
5 4 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
5 4 (26.67%) CSS
5 4 (26.67%) C#
5 4 (26.67%) HTML
5 4 (26.67%) Java
5 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
6 3 (20.00%) RESTful
6 3 (20.00%) Kanban
6 3 (20.00%) Guice

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
1 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (33.33%) Selenium
3 4 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
4 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (20.00%) Facilita Forecast
4 3 (20.00%) RSpec
4 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (20.00%) JUnit
5 1 (6.67%) WinRunner
5 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Games
3 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) JSON
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
1 4 (26.67%) CSS
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
2 3 (20.00%) RESTful
2 3 (20.00%) Guice
2 3 (20.00%) REST
2 3 (20.00%) CSS3
2 3 (20.00%) Play Framework
2 3 (20.00%) HTML5
2 3 (20.00%) SOAP
2 3 (20.00%) Django
2 3 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (20.00%) Ajax
3 2 (13.33%) .NET
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) WCF
4 1 (6.67%) WF
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (46.67%) TDD
1 7 (46.67%) Scrum
2 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 3 (20.00%) Kanban
5 3 (20.00%) OWASP
5 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (20.00%) User Stories
5 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (20.00%) Web Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.67%) MVC
7 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Ruby
1 6 (40.00%) Python
1 6 (40.00%) Scala
2 4 (26.67%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
2 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (53.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (20.00%) Puppet
2 3 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
1 3 (20.00%) Google
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix