The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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)
England / North East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 70 81
Rank change year-on-year +7 +11  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 9 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.58% 1.52% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.78% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 5
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% -14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £32,250 £40,500
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 the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 520 674 665
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 91.07% 85.10% 84.61%
Number of salaries quoted 456 599 549
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in the North East

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in the North East

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

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in the North East

Test Scripting
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the North East 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
Tyne and Wear +22 9 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Test Scripting
England

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 North East region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 14 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) Selenium
4 9 (42.86%) Java
4 9 (42.86%) SQL
4 9 (42.86%) Cucumber
5 8 (38.10%) QA
6 6 (28.57%) WebDriver
7 5 (23.81%) C#
7 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
8 4 (19.05%) User Stories
8 4 (19.05%) SDLC
8 4 (19.05%) ISEB
8 4 (19.05%) PHP
8 4 (19.05%) Oracle
8 4 (19.05%) Windows
8 4 (19.05%) Validation
8 4 (19.05%) BDD
8 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
8 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
8 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
8 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
9 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 3 (14.29%) RSpec
9 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Finance
9 3 (14.29%) Firewall
9 3 (14.29%) Citrix

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 1 (4.76%) CMS
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP HR
1 1 (4.76%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Firewall
1 3 (14.29%) LAN
1 3 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) VoIP
2 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.76%) SAP BW
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Selenium
2 9 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 6 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 3 (14.29%) RSpec
5 2 (9.52%) Gatling
5 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 2 (9.52%) JUnit
5 2 (9.52%) Xcode
6 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
6 1 (4.76%) JIRA
6 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Advertising
2 2 (9.52%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Law
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Analyst
2 11 (52.38%) Test Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Tester
5 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
6 2 (9.52%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Java Automation Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Java Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) QA Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.76%) Agile Tester
7 1 (4.76%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) WPF
3 1 (4.76%) BAPI
3 1 (4.76%) EDI
3 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.76%) SAP ALE
3 1 (4.76%) SAP Basis
3 1 (4.76%) SAP Business Workflow
3 1 (4.76%) SAP PI
3 1 (4.76%) SAP Smart Forms
3 1 (4.76%) SAP XI
3 1 (4.76%) SAPUI5
3 1 (4.76%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) iPad
1 2 (9.52%) iPhone
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Unix
3 2 (9.52%) Android
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) BDD
3 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
3 4 (19.05%) SDLC
3 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
3 4 (19.05%) User Stories
3 4 (19.05%) Validation
4 3 (14.29%) Front End Development
4 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Microservices
4 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
5 2 (9.52%) Process Improvement
5 2 (9.52%) System Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) Java
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) C#
3 4 (19.05%) PHP
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) Python
4 2 (9.52%) Ruby
4 2 (9.52%) Scala
5 1 (4.76%) ABAP
5 1 (4.76%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ISEB
1 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) SLA
2 2 (9.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) Terminal Server
1 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) Adobe
4 1 (4.76%) F5
4 1 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) VMware
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