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 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)
North West / Manchester
Rank 97 96 114
Rank change year-on-year -1 +18  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 112 86 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.88% 2.59% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 2.88% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 96 78 43
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,750 £38,000
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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3558 2990 3271
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.44% 90.09% 88.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2993 2472 2686
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 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 22 March 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 22 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
Bolton -7 6 £31,250 -21.87%
Salford -8 5 £40,500 +8.00% 1
Wigan -12 4 £27,500 +17.02%
Altrincham -5 2 £42,500 +15.64%
Cheadle - 2 £27,500 - 1
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

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 Manchester region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 165 (72.37%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (51.75%) Selenium
3 89 (39.04%) Cucumber
4 88 (38.60%) Java
5 84 (36.84%) SDLC
6 83 (36.40%) Test Automation
6 83 (36.40%) Automated Testing
7 64 (28.07%) BDD
8 62 (27.19%) QA
8 62 (27.19%) TDD
8 62 (27.19%) ISEB
9 58 (25.44%) C#
9 58 (25.44%) ISTQB
10 54 (23.68%) Python
11 46 (20.18%) System Integration Testing
12 45 (19.74%) Scrum
13 42 (18.42%) Windows
14 41 (17.98%) Configuration Management
15 39 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
16 37 (16.23%) Test Strategy
17 34 (14.91%) Manual Testing
18 32 (14.04%) Degree
19 31 (13.60%) Linux
19 31 (13.60%) SQL
20 30 (13.16%) C++
20 30 (13.16%) Software Testing
20 30 (13.16%) Gherkin
20 30 (13.16%) Automation Testing
21 29 (12.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 28 (12.28%) Finance

Test Scripting
Top Related 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 5 (2.19%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (1.75%) JBoss
2 4 (1.75%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.88%) Confluence
3 2 (0.88%) IIS
4 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.44%) CICS
4 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.75%) SAP CO
1 4 (1.75%) SAP FI
1 4 (1.75%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.32%) Demantra
2 3 (1.32%) Oracle ASCP
2 3 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.44%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.46%) GitHub
2 8 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.44%) Firewall
1 1 (0.44%) FTP
1 1 (0.44%) HTTP
1 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.51%) Oracle Database
1 8 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.07%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (2.63%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 6 (2.63%) SAP BW
4 4 (1.75%) SQLPlus
5 3 (1.32%) Big Data
6 2 (0.88%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.44%) DB2
7 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.44%) MS Access
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 118 (51.75%) Selenium
2 89 (39.04%) Cucumber
3 27 (11.84%) WebDriver
4 24 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 24 (10.53%) JIRA
5 14 (6.14%) JMeter
6 13 (5.70%) LoadRunner
7 9 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (3.07%) FitNesse
8 7 (3.07%) HP UFT
9 6 (2.63%) SpecFlow
10 5 (2.19%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (1.75%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.32%) Gatling
12 3 (1.32%) Git (software)
12 3 (1.32%) Toad
13 2 (0.88%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 28 (12.28%) Finance
2 12 (5.26%) Banking
3 11 (4.82%) Military
4 7 (3.07%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.07%) Retail
5 5 (2.19%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.32%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.32%) Games
7 2 (0.88%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.44%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.44%) Legal
8 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 79 (34.65%) Analyst
2 77 (33.77%) Tester
3 69 (30.26%) Test Engineer
4 60 (26.32%) Test Analyst
5 53 (23.25%) Automation Tester
6 39 (17.11%) Test Automation Engineer
7 25 (10.96%) Senior Tester
8 24 (10.53%) QA Engineer
9 23 (10.09%) QA Analyst
10 21 (9.21%) Automation Test Analyst
10 21 (9.21%) QA Tester
10 21 (9.21%) Senior Automation Tester
11 19 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
12 18 (7.89%) Software Tester
13 12 (5.26%) QA Test Engineer
14 9 (3.95%) Developer
14 9 (3.95%) Principal Engineer
15 8 (3.51%) Integration Engineer
15 8 (3.51%) Test and Integration Engineer
15 8 (3.51%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.16%) Gherkin
2 12 (5.26%) .NET
3 11 (4.82%) Web Services
4 6 (2.63%) .NET Framework
4 6 (2.63%) HTML
4 6 (2.63%) XML
5 2 (0.88%) CSS
5 2 (0.88%) jQuery
6 1 (0.44%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.44%) DOM
6 1 (0.44%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.44%) HTML5
6 1 (0.44%) LINQ
6 1 (0.44%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.44%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.44%) SOAP
6 1 (0.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.65%) iPad
2 13 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.39%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.19%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.19%) Cyber Attack
4 5 (2.19%) Cyber Defence
5 4 (1.75%) Clustering
5 4 (1.75%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.32%) Online Gambling
6 3 (1.32%) User Experience
7 2 (0.88%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.88%) Online Games
8 1 (0.44%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.44%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.44%) Replication
8 1 (0.44%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 42 (18.42%) Windows
2 31 (13.60%) Linux
3 13 (5.70%) Android
3 13 (5.70%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.07%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.75%) AIX
6 2 (0.88%) Unix
6 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (72.37%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (36.84%) SDLC
3 83 (36.40%) Automated Testing
3 83 (36.40%) Test Automation
4 64 (28.07%) BDD
5 62 (27.19%) TDD
6 46 (20.18%) System Integration Testing
7 45 (19.74%) Scrum
8 41 (17.98%) Configuration Management
9 39 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (16.23%) Test Strategy
11 34 (14.91%) Manual Testing
12 30 (13.16%) Automation Testing
12 30 (13.16%) Software Testing
13 28 (12.28%) Regression Testing
14 23 (10.09%) Validation
15 19 (8.33%) DevOps
16 18 (7.89%) Defect Tracking
16 18 (7.89%) Functional Testing
17 17 (7.46%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 88 (38.60%) Java
2 58 (25.44%) C#
3 54 (23.68%) Python
4 31 (13.60%) SQL
5 30 (13.16%) C++
6 18 (7.89%) Perl
7 17 (7.46%) C
8 16 (7.02%) Ruby
9 6 (2.63%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.75%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.32%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.44%) COBOL
12 1 (0.44%) JCL
12 1 (0.44%) PHP
12 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 62 (27.19%) ISEB
2 58 (25.44%) ISTQB
3 32 (14.04%) Degree
4 29 (12.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 27 (11.84%) Security Cleared
6 26 (11.40%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (27.19%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (4.82%) Hyper-V
1 11 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.75%) Ganglia
2 4 (1.75%) Netcool
3 1 (0.44%) Kibana
3 1 (0.44%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 25 (10.96%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.89%) Oracle
3 14 (6.14%) HP
4 11 (4.82%) SAP
4 11 (4.82%) VMware
5 4 (1.75%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.44%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.44%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.44%) Sitecore
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Posted: 20 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
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