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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 57 65
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 4 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.90% 0.88% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.97% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 6
Median salary £36,200 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.42% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -5.40%  

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 378 414 513
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 85.14% 90.79% 87.99%
Number of salaries quoted 315 332 420
Median salary £35,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.25% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,350 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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
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 27 June 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
Skelmersdale - 2 £36,200 -
Blackpool +7 1 £42,500 +21.42%
Preston -8 1 - -
Test Scripting
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) Validation
3 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 6 (33.33%) QA
4 6 (33.33%) HP
4 6 (33.33%) Web Services
4 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 6 (33.33%) SDLC
5 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (27.78%) Smoke Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (27.78%) HTTP
5 5 (27.78%) LoadRunner
5 5 (27.78%) Performance Testing
5 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
5 5 (27.78%) Retail
5 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
6 4 (22.22%) V-Model
6 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Degree
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
8 2 (11.11%) Internet
8 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
8 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
9 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
9 1 (5.56%) Mentoring

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:

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) HTTP
2 2 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) FTP
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) DB2
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.56%) Bitbucket
2 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 5 (27.78%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Tester
2 4 (22.22%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
2 4 (22.22%) LoadRunner Tester
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Tester
2 4 (22.22%) QA Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Senior Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Senior Test Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Test Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Manual Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Manual Tester
3 2 (11.11%) QA Manual Tester
3 2 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Business Systems Manager
4 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) Validation
3 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 6 (33.33%) SDLC
4 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 5 (27.78%) Performance Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Smoke Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
6 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
6 4 (22.22%) V-Model
7 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.56%) CRM
8 1 (5.56%) ERP
8 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.56%) MVC
8 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
8 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C#
1 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Telerik