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

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / North East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 53 71
Rank change year-on-year -6 +18  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 13 26 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.00% 3.91% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 4.36% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 12 20 7
Median salary £32,500 £24,000 £29,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.41% -19.32%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £24,000 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £30,000 £33,350
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 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 570 596 616
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.56% 89.62% 86.40%
Number of salaries quoted 520 509 533
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £61,215 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 30 March 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 30 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
Tyne and Wear +10 11 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Durham -18 1 £25,000 +4.16%
Northumberland - 1 £32,500 -
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 North East region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Selenium
3 9 (40.91%) QA
4 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 8 (36.36%) Java
4 8 (36.36%) SQL
5 7 (31.82%) Cucumber
6 6 (27.27%) Problem Management
6 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
6 6 (27.27%) User Stories
6 6 (27.27%) Automation Testing
7 5 (22.73%) SDLC
7 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Waterfall
7 5 (22.73%) .NET
7 5 (22.73%) C#
7 5 (22.73%) Validation
8 4 (18.18%) Finance
8 4 (18.18%) Law
8 4 (18.18%) Citrix
8 4 (18.18%) Scrum
8 4 (18.18%) Unix
8 4 (18.18%) LAN
8 4 (18.18%) WAN
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 4 (18.18%) Process Improvement
8 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
8 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
8 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing

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 2 (9.09%) NetWeaver
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SAP HR
1 2 (9.09%) SAP SRM
2 1 (4.55%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) LAN
1 4 (18.18%) WAN
2 3 (13.64%) Firewall
3 2 (9.09%) VoIP
3 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SAP BW
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Selenium
2 7 (31.82%) Cucumber
3 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 3 (13.64%) JIRA
4 3 (13.64%) RSpec
5 2 (9.09%) Gatling
5 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 2 (9.09%) JMeter
5 2 (9.09%) JUnit
5 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
5 2 (9.09%) Xcode
6 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
1 4 (18.18%) Law
2 3 (13.64%) Marketing
3 2 (9.09%) Games
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Support Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Applications Support
5 3 (13.64%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Java Automation Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Java Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) QA Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) QA Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Agile Tester
7 1 (4.55%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 3 (13.64%) XML
3 2 (9.09%) BAPI
3 2 (9.09%) EDI
3 2 (9.09%) HTML
3 2 (9.09%) SAP ALE
3 2 (9.09%) SAP Basis
3 2 (9.09%) SAP Business Workflow
3 2 (9.09%) SAP PI
3 2 (9.09%) SAP Smart Forms
3 2 (9.09%) SAP XI
3 2 (9.09%) SAPUI5
3 2 (9.09%) SOAP
3 2 (9.09%) Web Dynpro
3 2 (9.09%) Web Services
3 2 (9.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 2 (9.09%) iPad
1 2 (9.09%) iPhone
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Unix
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) Android
3 2 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 6 (27.27%) Automation Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Problem Management
3 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 6 (27.27%) User Stories
4 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
4 5 (22.73%) SDLC
4 5 (22.73%) Validation
4 5 (22.73%) Waterfall
5 4 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Process Improvement
5 4 (18.18%) Scrum
5 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
6 3 (13.64%) Front End Development
6 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
7 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
7 2 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Java
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) ABAP
3 2 (9.09%) PHP
3 2 (9.09%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) Ruby
3 2 (9.09%) SAPscript
3 2 (9.09%) Scala
3 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (9.09%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.09%) Terminal Server
2 1 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) SmoothWall
2 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Citrix
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Adobe
2 2 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) IBM
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) F5
3 1 (4.55%) VMware
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