Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 122 111
Rank change year-on-year -17 -11 +82
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 174 178 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.20% 2.39% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 2.62% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 152 152 176
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +17.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £77,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year +21.43% -5.41% +7.25%

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7199 6798 6778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 91.05% 91.14% 91.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5954 5833 5616
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.94%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £63,750 £60,000
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 Manchester

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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
Bury - 5 £40,000 -
Altrincham -12 2 £42,000 +12.00%
Cheadle - 2 £24,750 -
Bolton +1 1 - -
Sale - 1 £28,000 -
Test Scripting
North West

For the 6 months to 18 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 130 (74.71%) Test Automation
2 122 (70.11%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (58.05%) Java
4 95 (54.60%) Selenium
5 89 (51.15%) C#
6 83 (47.70%) Cucumber
7 58 (33.33%) SDLC
8 56 (32.18%) BDD
9 47 (27.01%) TDD
10 40 (22.99%) WebDriver
11 39 (22.41%) Python
12 38 (21.84%) Gherkin
13 35 (20.11%) JIRA
13 35 (20.11%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (20.11%) System Integration Testing
14 34 (19.54%) Degree
14 34 (19.54%) Scrum
15 33 (18.97%) JavaScript
16 32 (18.39%) Visual Studio
16 32 (18.39%) QA
17 31 (17.82%) Analytical Skills
17 31 (17.82%) Jenkins
18 29 (16.67%) Configuration Management
19 28 (16.09%) .NET
19 28 (16.09%) Scenario Testing
20 27 (15.52%) GitHub
20 27 (15.52%) SQL
21 26 (14.94%) E-Commerce
21 26 (14.94%) Microsoft
21 26 (14.94%) Software Testing

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 4 (2.30%) CMS
1 4 (2.30%) Confluence
2 3 (1.72%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.57%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 5 (2.87%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.30%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.15%) Magento
4 1 (0.57%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.52%) GitHub
2 15 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (5.17%) SaaS
4 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.72%) Slack
6 1 (0.57%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.57%) Force.com
6 1 (0.57%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.57%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.90%) HTTP
2 3 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 21 (12.07%) Big Data
3 11 (6.32%) Oracle Database
4 8 (4.60%) RDBMS
4 8 (4.60%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.30%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (2.30%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (2.30%) Oracle OWB
5 4 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.15%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.57%) Redis
Development Applications
1 95 (54.60%) Selenium
2 83 (47.70%) Cucumber
3 40 (22.99%) WebDriver
4 35 (20.11%) JIRA
5 32 (18.39%) Visual Studio
6 31 (17.82%) Jenkins
7 13 (7.47%) ReSharper
7 13 (7.47%) SonarQube
7 13 (7.47%) Subversion
8 12 (6.90%) CruiseControl
9 11 (6.32%) FogBugz
10 10 (5.75%) JMeter
11 9 (5.17%) SpecFlow
12 8 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (4.02%) NUnit
14 6 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 6 (3.45%) Toad
15 5 (2.87%) Git (software)
15 5 (2.87%) TestRail
16 4 (2.30%) TestNG
General
1 15 (8.62%) Retail
2 12 (6.90%) Finance
3 11 (6.32%) Law
4 8 (4.60%) Military
5 4 (2.30%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.15%) Banking
6 2 (1.15%) Games
6 2 (1.15%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Legal
7 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 81 (46.55%) Tester
2 57 (32.76%) Automation Tester
3 47 (27.01%) Developer
4 39 (22.41%) Senior Tester
5 34 (19.54%) Senior Automation Tester
6 23 (13.22%) Analyst
7 22 (12.64%) Test Analyst
8 21 (12.07%) Test Engineer
9 17 (9.77%) Selenium Tester
10 16 (9.20%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 13 (7.47%) Developer in Test
11 13 (7.47%) QA Tester
11 13 (7.47%) Software Developer
12 12 (6.90%) Full Stack Developer
12 12 (6.90%) Java Automation Tester
12 12 (6.90%) Test Automation Developer
13 11 (6.32%) C# Developer
13 11 (6.32%) Test Automation Engineer
14 10 (5.75%) Java Developer
14 10 (5.75%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (21.84%) Gherkin
2 28 (16.09%) .NET
3 21 (12.07%) .NET Framework
4 20 (11.49%) ASP.NET
4 20 (11.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 18 (10.34%) WCF
5 18 (10.34%) Web Services
6 17 (9.77%) AngularJS
6 17 (9.77%) Node.js
7 16 (9.20%) ADO.NET
7 16 (9.20%) XML
8 14 (8.05%) REST
9 12 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (6.90%) HTML
9 12 (6.90%) JSON
9 12 (6.90%) LINQ
10 10 (5.75%) HTML5
11 9 (5.17%) CSS
12 7 (4.02%) CSS3
12 7 (4.02%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.82%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.47%) User Experience
3 11 (6.32%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (6.32%) Mobile App
4 10 (5.75%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.60%) Data Structures
6 7 (4.02%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.72%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.57%) EPoS
8 1 (0.57%) Fintech
8 1 (0.57%) iPad
8 1 (0.57%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.90%) Linux
2 10 (5.75%) Windows
3 6 (3.45%) Android
3 6 (3.45%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.15%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (74.71%) Test Automation
2 122 (70.11%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (33.33%) SDLC
4 56 (32.18%) BDD
5 47 (27.01%) TDD
6 35 (20.11%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (20.11%) System Integration Testing
7 34 (19.54%) Scrum
8 29 (16.67%) Configuration Management
9 28 (16.09%) Scenario Testing
10 26 (14.94%) E-Commerce
10 26 (14.94%) Software Testing
11 24 (13.79%) MVC
12 22 (12.64%) Test Strategy
12 22 (12.64%) User Acceptance Testing
13 21 (12.07%) Waterfall
14 18 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
14 18 (10.34%) Manual Testing
15 17 (9.77%) Data Analysis
16 16 (9.20%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 101 (58.05%) Java
2 89 (51.15%) C#
3 39 (22.41%) Python
4 33 (18.97%) JavaScript
5 27 (15.52%) SQL
6 14 (8.05%) C++
7 11 (6.32%) Bash Shell
7 11 (6.32%) C
8 8 (4.60%) Perl
8 8 (4.60%) Ruby
9 5 (2.87%) PHP
9 5 (2.87%) XPath
10 4 (2.30%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.30%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.30%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.57%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 34 (19.54%) Degree
2 22 (12.64%) ISTQB
3 18 (10.34%) ISEB
4 10 (5.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (4.60%) DV Cleared
5 8 (4.60%) Numerate Degree
5 8 (4.60%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.57%) HND
6 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.57%) PMP
6 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (18.39%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.60%) Hyper-V
1 8 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (5.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (14.94%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.34%) Oracle
3 8 (4.60%) VMware
4 4 (2.30%) HP
4 4 (2.30%) Informatica
4 4 (2.30%) Rackspace
5 3 (1.72%) Capita
5 3 (1.72%) Citrix
5 3 (1.72%) SAP
6 2 (1.15%) Aquila
6 2 (1.15%) Sage
6 2 (1.15%) Siebel
7 1 (0.57%) Adobe
7 1 (0.57%) Apigee
7 1 (0.57%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.57%) Pega
7 1 (0.57%) Progress
7 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.57%) VocaLink