The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 39 41 42
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 15 14 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.60% 4.19% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.05% 4.86% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 14 14 12
Median salary £36,200 £30,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.66% -22.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £28,250 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £37,500 £41,350
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 Lancashire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 370 288 369
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 88.73% 86.23% 87.23%
Number of salaries quoted 339 244 325
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £24,375
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Lancashire

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Lancashire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Lancashire

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -9 10 £36,500 +4.28%
Skelmersdale - 3 £36,200 -
Chorley -1 1 £26,250 -12.50%
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 23 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) QA
3 12 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (36.67%) Validation
5 9 (30.00%) SDLC
6 8 (26.67%) Functional Testing
6 8 (26.67%) Smoke Testing
6 8 (26.67%) JIRA
6 8 (26.67%) Regression Testing
7 7 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (23.33%) Test Strategy
8 6 (20.00%) V-Model
8 6 (20.00%) Waterfall
9 5 (16.67%) Selenium
9 5 (16.67%) Automated Testing
9 5 (16.67%) BDD
9 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
9 5 (16.67%) Automation Testing
9 5 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (13.33%) Retail
10 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
10 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
11 3 (10.00%) C#
11 3 (10.00%) SQL
11 3 (10.00%) .NET
11 3 (10.00%) Oracle
11 3 (10.00%) Web Services
11 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
11 3 (10.00%) HTTP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) HTTP
2 2 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) FTP
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) JIRA
2 5 (16.67%) Selenium
3 3 (10.00%) Bitbucket
3 3 (10.00%) Calabash
3 3 (10.00%) Capybara
3 3 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.00%) Fiddler
3 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
1 4 (13.33%) Retail
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Electronics
3 2 (6.67%) Marketing
3 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
2 10 (33.33%) QA Analyst
3 9 (30.00%) Test Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) QA Test Analyst
5 6 (20.00%) Consultant
5 6 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
5 6 (20.00%) Senior Test Consultant
5 6 (20.00%) Test Consultant
5 6 (20.00%) Tester
6 4 (13.33%) Agile Manual Tester
6 4 (13.33%) Agile Tester
6 4 (13.33%) Manual Tester
6 4 (13.33%) QA Manual Tester
6 4 (13.33%) QA Tester
7 3 (10.00%) C# Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Developer
8 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
8 2 (6.67%) Performance Tester
8 2 (6.67%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
1 3 (10.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Unix
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (36.67%) Validation
4 9 (30.00%) SDLC
5 8 (26.67%) Functional Testing
5 8 (26.67%) Regression Testing
5 8 (26.67%) Smoke Testing
6 7 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (23.33%) Test Strategy
7 6 (20.00%) V-Model
7 6 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 5 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Automation Testing
8 5 (16.67%) BDD
8 5 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
9 3 (10.00%) MVC
9 3 (10.00%) Performance Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) C#
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (56.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) HP
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle
1 3 (10.00%) Telerik
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) SAP