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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 56 50 45
Rank change year-on-year -6 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 6 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.06% 2.26% 2.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 2.57% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 11
Median salary £31,250 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £40,000 £32,500
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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 512 428 427
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 90.30% 87.89% 88.96%
Number of salaries quoted 415 350 333
Median salary £40,372 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.93% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 24 March 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 24 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
Liverpool -7 5 £30,000 -20.00%
Wirral - 1 £47,500 -
Test Scripting
North West

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 9 (81.82%) Automation Testing
2 8 (72.73%) QA
3 7 (63.64%) Selenium
3 7 (63.64%) Manual Testing
3 7 (63.64%) SDLC
3 7 (63.64%) API Testing
3 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
3 7 (63.64%) Cucumber
4 5 (45.45%) System Testing
4 5 (45.45%) SoapUI
4 5 (45.45%) Gherkin
5 4 (36.36%) Scalability Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Stress Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Ruby
6 2 (18.18%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Subversion
6 2 (18.18%) Java
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) Web Services
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
6 2 (18.18%) N-Tier
6 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
6 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
6 2 (18.18%) iPad
7 1 (9.09%) Project Management

Test Scripting
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Cucumber
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) SoapUI
3 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 2 (18.18%) Subversion
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Test Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) QA Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Software Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Gherkin
2 2 (18.18%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
1 2 (18.18%) iPad
1 2 (18.18%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Automation Testing
2 7 (63.64%) API Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Manual Testing
2 7 (63.64%) SDLC
2 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
3 5 (45.45%) System Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Scalability Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Stress Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 1 (9.09%) Project Management
6 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) Ruby
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) QA