Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 67 63
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 +23
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 15 17 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.70% 1.87% 2.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 2.12% 3.42%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 22
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.67% -14.29%
North West median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year +28.57% -5.41% +8.82%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 753 802 847
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 85.57% 88.23% 84.36%
Number of salaries quoted 606 720 685
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £23,050
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
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 Lancashire

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

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
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 6 months to 19 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
Chorley +10 10 £35,000 - 2
Poulton-le-Fylde - 3 £32,500 -
Preston -8 2 £29,000 -31.76% 1
Test Scripting
North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 13 (86.67%) SQL
1 13 (86.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 11 (73.33%) ISEB
2 11 (73.33%) QA
3 10 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 10 (66.67%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
4 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
4 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 3 (20.00%) Degree
5 3 (20.00%) SOAP
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (13.33%) Selenium
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (6.67%) JIRA
7 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
7 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 1 (6.67%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
7 1 (6.67%) HTML
7 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
7 1 (6.67%) Web Services
7 1 (6.67%) XML
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft

Test Scripting
Co-occurring 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
3 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Analyst
2 14 (93.33%) Test Analyst
3 11 (73.33%) Software Analyst
4 10 (66.67%) Software Test Analyst
4 10 (66.67%) Software Tester
4 10 (66.67%) SQL Analyst
4 10 (66.67%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) SQL
2 10 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 11 (73.33%) ISEB
3 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
4 3 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (73.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) HP
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft