The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 121 144
Rank change year-on-year +22 +23  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 116 69 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.77% 1.97% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.04% 2.18% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 101 59 38
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.42% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year +14.28% -4.10%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3815 3167 3026
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.09% 90.25% 90.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3263 2709 2524
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Manchester

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Manchester over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Manchester

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 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
Cheadle - 6 £27,500 -
Bolton +1 2 £27,500 -
Stockport -28 2 £37,000 +13.84%
Bury - 2 £45,000 - 1
Sale - 1 £38,000 -
Salford - 1 £42,500 -
Test Scripting
North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 168 (73.68%) Test Automation
2 163 (71.49%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (45.61%) Selenium
3 104 (45.61%) Java
4 94 (41.23%) C#
4 94 (41.23%) Cucumber
5 79 (34.65%) SDLC
6 71 (31.14%) ISTQB
7 63 (27.63%) QA
8 60 (26.32%) BDD
9 59 (25.88%) ISEB
10 58 (25.44%) Python
11 52 (22.81%) TDD
12 47 (20.61%) System Integration Testing
12 47 (20.61%) Continuous Integration
13 45 (19.74%) SQL
14 43 (18.86%) Windows
15 40 (17.54%) Jenkins
16 39 (17.11%) JIRA
17 38 (16.67%) WebDriver
18 37 (16.23%) Configuration Management
19 36 (15.79%) Microsoft
20 35 (15.35%) Gherkin
21 33 (14.47%) Degree
22 31 (13.60%) Linux
23 29 (12.72%) Scrum
23 29 (12.72%) Manual Testing
24 28 (12.28%) JavaScript
25 27 (11.84%) Finance
25 27 (11.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 7 (3.07%) CMS
2 5 (2.19%) EPiServer
3 4 (1.75%) Confluence
3 4 (1.75%) JBoss
3 4 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.88%) IIS
6 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.19%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.32%) Oracle Assets
2 3 (1.32%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (1.32%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 3 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (1.32%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (1.32%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.32%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.44%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.53%) GitHub
2 15 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.07%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.70%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.51%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.19%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.19%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.32%) Big Data
5 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.32%) SQLPlus
6 2 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.44%) Redis
Development Applications
1 104 (45.61%) Selenium
2 94 (41.23%) Cucumber
3 40 (17.54%) Jenkins
4 39 (17.11%) JIRA
5 38 (16.67%) WebDriver
6 18 (7.89%) JMeter
7 12 (5.26%) LoadRunner
7 12 (5.26%) Visual Studio
8 10 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (3.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (3.95%) ReSharper
9 9 (3.95%) SonarQube
9 9 (3.95%) Subversion
10 8 (3.51%) Gatling
10 8 (3.51%) Git (software)
10 8 (3.51%) NUnit
11 7 (3.07%) CruiseControl
11 7 (3.07%) SpecFlow
12 3 (1.32%) TeamCity
12 3 (1.32%) TestNG
General
1 27 (11.84%) Finance
2 21 (9.21%) Banking
3 20 (8.77%) Retail
4 10 (4.39%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.51%) Law
6 7 (3.07%) Marketing
7 6 (2.63%) Games
7 6 (2.63%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.75%) Military
9 3 (1.32%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.32%) Electronics
9 3 (1.32%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.32%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 81 (35.53%) Analyst
2 75 (32.89%) Tester
3 65 (28.51%) Test Analyst
4 52 (22.81%) Automation Tester
4 52 (22.81%) Test Engineer
5 38 (16.67%) Senior Tester
6 37 (16.23%) Senior Automation Tester
7 36 (15.79%) Test Automation Engineer
8 29 (12.72%) Developer
9 25 (10.96%) QA Engineer
10 21 (9.21%) QA Analyst
11 20 (8.77%) Automation Test Analyst
12 18 (7.89%) QA Tester
13 14 (6.14%) QA Test Analyst
14 13 (5.70%) Graduate
14 13 (5.70%) Graduate Analyst
14 13 (5.70%) Graduate Test Analyst
15 12 (5.26%) QA Test Engineer
16 11 (4.82%) Software Analyst
16 11 (4.82%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (15.35%) Gherkin
2 24 (10.53%) .NET
2 24 (10.53%) HTML
3 20 (8.77%) .NET Framework
4 19 (8.33%) Web Services
5 18 (7.89%) XML
6 17 (7.46%) ASP.NET
7 15 (6.58%) AngularJS
8 14 (6.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 14 (6.14%) CSS
9 12 (5.26%) HTML5
9 12 (5.26%) jQuery
9 12 (5.26%) WCF
10 11 (4.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (4.39%) ADO.NET
11 10 (4.39%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (4.39%) LINQ
12 8 (3.51%) CSS3
12 8 (3.51%) REST
13 7 (3.07%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 16 (7.02%) iPad
4 14 (6.14%) User Experience
5 9 (3.95%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.19%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.19%) Cyber Attack
8 4 (1.75%) Clustering
9 3 (1.32%) Cyber Defence
9 3 (1.32%) Online Games
10 1 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 43 (18.86%) Windows
2 31 (13.60%) Linux
3 14 (6.14%) Android
3 14 (6.14%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.19%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.75%) AIX
6 2 (0.88%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.44%) Unix
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (73.68%) Test Automation
2 163 (71.49%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (34.65%) SDLC
4 60 (26.32%) BDD
5 52 (22.81%) TDD
6 47 (20.61%) Continuous Integration
6 47 (20.61%) System Integration Testing
7 37 (16.23%) Configuration Management
8 29 (12.72%) Manual Testing
8 29 (12.72%) Scrum
9 24 (10.53%) Test Strategy
9 24 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 22 (9.65%) Regression Testing
11 21 (9.21%) Scenario Testing
12 19 (8.33%) MVC
13 18 (7.89%) Defect Tracking
14 17 (7.46%) Data Analysis
14 17 (7.46%) Software Testing
15 16 (7.02%) Functional Testing
16 14 (6.14%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 104 (45.61%) Java
2 94 (41.23%) C#
3 58 (25.44%) Python
4 45 (19.74%) SQL
5 28 (12.28%) JavaScript
6 23 (10.09%) Ruby
7 20 (8.77%) C++
8 8 (3.51%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.07%) C
10 6 (2.63%) XPath
11 5 (2.19%) Perl
12 3 (1.32%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.32%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.88%) PHP
13 2 (0.88%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 71 (31.14%) ISTQB
2 59 (25.88%) ISEB
3 33 (14.47%) Degree
4 27 (11.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (8.77%) Security Cleared
6 15 (6.58%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.75%) HND
7 4 (1.75%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (27.63%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (1.75%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.75%) Hyper-V
1 4 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.75%) Ganglia
2 4 (1.75%) Netcool
3 3 (1.32%) Ansible
3 3 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.32%) Puppet
4 1 (0.44%) Kibana
Vendors
1 36 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.53%) Oracle
3 12 (5.26%) HP
4 4 (1.75%) AppDynamics
4 4 (1.75%) Rackspace
4 4 (1.75%) VMware
5 3 (1.32%) SAP
6 2 (0.88%) Informatica
7 1 (0.44%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.44%) Progress
7 1 (0.44%) Sage
7 1 (0.44%) Siebel
7 1 (0.44%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.44%) Tableau
7 1 (0.44%) Vertica
Bury, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £25000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, healthcare, pension,
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Industry Leading Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market standards
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Prospectus
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £25000 - £55000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare, bonuses
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Qualitest
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Negotiable DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Salary: Highly Competitive Plus Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago