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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 28 30 23
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 1 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.74% 1.99% 4.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 2.33% 4.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 4
Median salary £22,500 £37,500 £27,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -40.00% +35.13%  
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 Chester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 120 129 142
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 88.24% 85.43% 87.12%
Number of salaries quoted 102 112 103
Median salary £38,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,650 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Chester

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

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

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Spring
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) JSTL
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) GlassFish
2 2 (50.00%) J2EE
2 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) Struts
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) JBoss
2 2 (50.00%) RAD
2 2 (50.00%) RUP
2 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) hybris
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 (50.00%) GlassFish
1 2 (50.00%) JBoss
1 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (25.00%) Back Office
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Junior
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) J2EE
1 2 (50.00%) JSTL
1 2 (50.00%) REST
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) Spring
1 2 (50.00%) Struts
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (25.00%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) RAD
2 2 (50.00%) RUP
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) hybris