Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > North East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 101 81
Rank change year-on-year +23 -20 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 35 16 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.50% 1.06% 2.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 1.25% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 35 12 31
North East median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +34.62% -5.45%
10th Percentile £22,750 £31,375 £23,000
90th Percentile £45,000 £52,500 £38,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1220 1278 1378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.08% 84.41% 88.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1051 1075 1186
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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
Tyne and Wear +28 29 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Durham - 6 £35,000 - 2
Test Scripting
England

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

1 24 (68.57%) Software Testing
2 23 (65.71%) Test Automation
3 20 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (48.57%) Selenium
5 16 (45.71%) Cucumber
6 15 (42.86%) Test Strategy
6 15 (42.86%) ISEB
7 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 14 (40.00%) SQL
8 11 (31.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (28.57%) SDLC
9 10 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (28.57%) Waterfall
9 10 (28.57%) QA
9 10 (28.57%) Test Management
9 10 (28.57%) TDD
9 10 (28.57%) Ruby
9 10 (28.57%) Regression Testing
10 9 (25.71%) WebDriver
10 9 (25.71%) BDD
11 8 (22.86%) Acceptance Criteria
12 7 (20.00%) ITIL
12 7 (20.00%) Windows
12 7 (20.00%) Project Planning
12 7 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
13 6 (17.14%) User Stories
13 6 (17.14%) Black-Box Testing
13 6 (17.14%) ISEB Practitioner
13 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery

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 4 (11.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) GitHub
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.71%) Office 365
3 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) Big Data
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (48.57%) Selenium
2 16 (45.71%) Cucumber
3 10 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (25.71%) WebDriver
5 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
6 4 (11.43%) JMeter
6 4 (11.43%) LoadRunner
6 4 (11.43%) Ranorex
6 4 (11.43%) Robot Framework
6 4 (11.43%) SoapUI
7 3 (8.57%) JIRA
8 1 (2.86%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (8.57%) Retail
2 2 (5.71%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Tester
2 12 (34.29%) Analyst
3 9 (25.71%) Software Tester
4 8 (22.86%) Test Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) Automation Tester
5 6 (17.14%) QA Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) QA Test Analyst
6 5 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
6 5 (14.29%) Test Engineer
7 4 (11.43%) Business Analyst
8 3 (8.57%) Graduate
8 3 (8.57%) Graduate Software Tester
8 3 (8.57%) Graduate Tester
9 1 (2.86%) Administrator
9 1 (2.86%) Business Test Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) Consultant
9 1 (2.86%) Oracle Consultant
9 1 (2.86%) Support Consultant
9 1 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Gherkin
1 5 (14.29%) Web Services
2 4 (11.43%) REST
2 4 (11.43%) SOAP
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.86%) .NET
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.86%) CSS
4 1 (2.86%) HTML
4 1 (2.86%) MFC
4 1 (2.86%) WCF
4 1 (2.86%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.43%) Virtual Team
3 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (5.71%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) Software Testing
2 23 (65.71%) Test Automation
3 20 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (42.86%) Test Strategy
5 10 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 10 (28.57%) SDLC
5 10 (28.57%) TDD
5 10 (28.57%) Test Management
5 10 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 9 (25.71%) BDD
7 8 (22.86%) Acceptance Criteria
8 7 (20.00%) ITIL
8 7 (20.00%) Project Planning
8 7 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (17.14%) Black-Box Testing
9 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
9 6 (17.14%) User Stories
10 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
10 5 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 5 (14.29%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) SQL
2 10 (28.57%) Ruby
3 5 (14.29%) Java
4 4 (11.43%) C#
4 4 (11.43%) C++
5 3 (8.57%) Python
6 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (42.86%) ISEB
2 11 (31.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (17.14%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (14.29%) Degree
4 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 4 (11.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) HP
3 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com