Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 88 130
Rank change year-on-year -62 +42 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 27 60 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.88% 2.64% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 3.02% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 24 64 53
Cheshire median annual salary £38,000 £31,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.63% -4.55% -5.71%
10th Percentile £29,725 £26,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £57,125 £44,625 £45,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +28.57% - +2.94%

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2732 1984 2834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 88.82% 87.44% 88.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2059 1678 2397
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Cheshire

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Cheshire

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Cheshire

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield -3 7 £37,500 +36.36%
Knutsford - 6 £35,000 - 1
Chester -4 4 £45,000 -5.26%
Wilmslow +15 3 £32,500 -30.41% 2
Warrington -24 2 £38,500 +26.23%
Test Scripting
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (55.56%) Selenium
3 14 (51.85%) Test Automation
3 14 (51.85%) Finance
3 14 (51.85%) Scenario Testing
4 12 (44.44%) Cucumber
5 11 (40.74%) SDLC
6 10 (37.04%) Functional Testing
7 9 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (29.63%) SQL
8 8 (29.63%) User Stories
9 7 (25.93%) Gherkin
9 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
10 6 (22.22%) Windows
11 5 (18.52%) .NET
11 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
11 5 (18.52%) Scrum
11 5 (18.52%) Change Management
11 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (18.52%) QA
11 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
11 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
12 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (14.81%) Degree
12 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (14.81%) MS Visio
12 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
12 4 (14.81%) ISEB
12 4 (14.81%) Matrix Organization
13 3 (11.11%) HP UFT

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) Apache Spark
1 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (14.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
1 2 (7.41%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Apache Hive
1 2 (7.41%) Big Data
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.70%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) Selenium
2 12 (44.44%) Cucumber
3 3 (11.11%) FitNesse
3 3 (11.11%) HP UFT
4 2 (7.41%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (7.41%) Ranorex
4 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (7.41%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.70%) Fiddler
5 1 (3.70%) JIRA
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 14 (51.85%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Legal
3 2 (7.41%) Automotive
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Tester
2 11 (40.74%) Analyst
3 9 (33.33%) Software Tester
4 6 (22.22%) Automation Tester
5 4 (14.81%) Business Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Java Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Manual Tester
7 2 (7.41%) Regulatory Business Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Service Transition Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Transition Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Functional Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Java Software Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Server Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Gherkin
2 5 (18.52%) .NET
3 3 (11.11%) Web Services
4 2 (7.41%) JSON
4 2 (7.41%) SOAP
4 2 (7.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) CMDB
2 2 (7.41%) Fintech
2 2 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (7.41%) Internet of Things
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) Scenario Testing
2 14 (51.85%) Test Automation
3 11 (40.74%) SDLC
4 10 (37.04%) Functional Testing
5 9 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (29.63%) User Stories
7 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
7 5 (18.52%) Change Management
7 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Scrum
8 4 (14.81%) Matrix Organization
8 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (11.11%) ITIL
9 3 (11.11%) RAD
9 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
9 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
2 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) ISEB
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
3 1 (3.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Citrix
3 1 (3.70%) CA
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle