The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 53 53
Rank change year-on-year +7 0  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 21 5 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.83% 1.08% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.28% 1.30% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 17 3 9
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +30.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £39,000 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £49,000 £41,000
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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 491 385 435
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 89.44% 83.15% 86.48%
Number of salaries quoted 348 308 314
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Merseyside

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Merseyside over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Merseyside

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 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
Liverpool +13 19 £37,500 -16.66%
Birkenhead - 1 £32,500 - 1
Wirral - 1 £35,000 -
Test Scripting
North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 15 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 12 (44.44%) QA
2 12 (44.44%) Selenium
2 12 (44.44%) SDLC
3 11 (40.74%) API Testing
3 11 (40.74%) Cucumber
4 10 (37.04%) Regression Testing
5 8 (29.63%) SQL
5 8 (29.63%) SAP
5 8 (29.63%) Data Conversion
5 8 (29.63%) Business Process Analysis
6 7 (25.93%) Manual Testing
7 6 (22.22%) System Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (22.22%) SoapUI
7 6 (22.22%) Gherkin
8 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
8 5 (18.52%) Mentoring
8 5 (18.52%) Web Services
8 5 (18.52%) Linux
8 5 (18.52%) Subversion
8 5 (18.52%) Ruby
8 5 (18.52%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (14.81%) Project Planning
9 4 (14.81%) Scalability Testing
9 4 (14.81%) SAP CO
9 4 (14.81%) SAP APO
9 4 (14.81%) SAP FI
9 4 (14.81%) Project Management
9 4 (14.81%) SAP FI/CO

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) SAP APO
1 4 (14.81%) SAP CO
1 4 (14.81%) SAP FI
1 4 (14.81%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Selenium
2 11 (40.74%) Cucumber
3 6 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
4 5 (18.52%) Subversion
5 2 (7.41%) Bitbucket
5 2 (7.41%) JIRA
6 1 (3.70%) Hudson
6 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.70%) NUnit
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Business Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) QA Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) QA Test Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) SAP Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) SAP Business Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Developer
5 4 (14.81%) SAP APO Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) SAP APO Business Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Consultant
6 3 (11.11%) SAP CO Consultant
6 3 (11.11%) SAP Consultant
6 3 (11.11%) SAP FI Consultant
6 3 (11.11%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
6 3 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Developer in Test
7 2 (7.41%) Finance Business Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) Gherkin
2 5 (18.52%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (18.52%) Web Services
3 3 (11.11%) .NET
4 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
4 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.41%) Entity Framework
5 1 (3.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 3 (11.11%) N-Tier
2 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 12 (44.44%) SDLC
3 11 (40.74%) API Testing
4 10 (37.04%) Regression Testing
5 8 (29.63%) Business Process Analysis
5 8 (29.63%) Data Conversion
6 7 (25.93%) Manual Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (22.22%) System Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Mentoring
9 4 (14.81%) Project Management
9 4 (14.81%) Project Planning
9 4 (14.81%) Scalability Testing
10 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (11.11%) BPMN
10 3 (11.11%) Business Process Mapping
10 3 (11.11%) Use Case
10 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (11.11%) Workflow
10 3 (11.11%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) Ruby
3 3 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (44.44%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) SAP
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Telerik
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