The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Manchester / Bolton
Rank 26 18 33
Rank change year-on-year -8 +15  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 7 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bolton 5.34% 1.37% 4.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.98% 1.75% 4.32%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 0
Median salary £30,000 £40,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% -  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  

Test Scripting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Bolton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 117 57 162
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bolton 89.31% 78.08% 94.19%
Number of salaries quoted 104 45 140
Median salary £35,000 £35,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.40% -16.47%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bolton citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Bolton

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Bolton

Test Scripting
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bolton region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (50.00%) User Stories
3 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) Smoke Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Validation
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (37.50%) QA
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Legal

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Automation Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) QA Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) QA Automation Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) User Stories
2 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) Smoke Testing
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft