Period
to 25 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > North West
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 143 134
Rank change year-on-year -34 -9 +38
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 211 296 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.70% 2.29% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 2.51% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 175 260 231
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £52,800 £57,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11,342 11,771 10,080
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.46% 91.22% 89.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9,134 9,639 8,426
North West median annual salary £44,471 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.18% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,125
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,332 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in the North West

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in the North West

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in the North West over the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in the North West

Test Scripting
Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 25 June 2018. 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
Manchester -30 149 £42,500 +6.25% 21
Cheshire -14 33 £37,500 +19.05% 11
Lancashire -3 16 £41,250 +13.95% 7
Merseyside +3 13 £29,000 -17.14% 6
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, IT jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 142 (67.30%) Agile Software Development
1 142 (67.30%) Test Automation
2 104 (49.29%) Selenium
3 78 (36.97%) C#
4 62 (29.38%) Java
5 55 (26.07%) Finance
6 54 (25.59%) Scrum
7 52 (24.64%) Cucumber
8 49 (23.22%) JIRA
9 44 (20.85%) TDD
9 44 (20.85%) BDD
10 43 (20.38%) User Acceptance Testing
11 42 (19.91%) Python
11 42 (19.91%) SDLC
11 42 (19.91%) SDET
12 41 (19.43%) WebDriver
12 41 (19.43%) Degree
13 37 (17.54%) QA
14 35 (16.59%) SQL
15 34 (16.11%) ISEB
15 34 (16.11%) Jenkins
16 33 (15.64%) JavaScript
17 32 (15.17%) Manual Testing
18 30 (14.22%) API Testing
19 28 (13.27%) Defect Management
19 28 (13.27%) ISTQB
19 28 (13.27%) Regression Testing
20 26 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
21 25 (11.85%) SoapUI
21 25 (11.85%) Test Strategy

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 8 (3.79%) nginx
2 2 (0.95%) CMS
2 2 (0.95%) Confluence
3 1 (0.47%) CICS
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.47%) Mingle
3 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Elite 3E
2 3 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.47%) Demantra
3 1 (0.47%) Magento
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle ASCP
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.32%) GitHub
3 4 (1.90%) SaaS
4 3 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.42%) HTTP
2 2 (0.95%) Internet
2 2 (0.95%) SMS
3 1 (0.47%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.79%) Oracle Database
2 8 (3.79%) Redis
3 7 (3.32%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (3.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.84%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.37%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.95%) Big Data
7 2 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.95%) MySQL
7 2 (0.95%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.47%) DB2
8 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.47%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 104 (49.29%) Selenium
2 52 (24.64%) Cucumber
3 49 (23.22%) JIRA
4 41 (19.43%) WebDriver
5 34 (16.11%) Jenkins
6 25 (11.85%) SoapUI
7 16 (7.58%) Maven
8 15 (7.11%) NUnit
9 14 (6.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (6.64%) Visual Studio
10 12 (5.69%) TeamCity
11 11 (5.21%) Git (software)
11 11 (5.21%) Jasmine
11 11 (5.21%) MSTest
11 11 (5.21%) Protractor
12 7 (3.32%) SpecFlow
13 5 (2.37%) HP UFT
14 4 (1.90%) FitNesse
14 4 (1.90%) JMeter
15 3 (1.42%) Appium
General
1 55 (26.07%) Finance
2 22 (10.43%) Retail
3 6 (2.84%) Banking
4 5 (2.37%) Automotive
4 5 (2.37%) Military
4 5 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.42%) Marketing
6 2 (0.95%) Back Office
6 2 (0.95%) Legal
6 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Games
7 1 (0.47%) Law
Job Titles
1 71 (33.65%) Analyst
2 60 (28.44%) Test Engineer
3 54 (25.59%) Test Analyst
4 46 (21.80%) Tester
5 39 (18.48%) Developer
6 30 (14.22%) Developer in Test
7 28 (13.27%) Automation Tester
7 28 (13.27%) Software Engineer
8 27 (12.80%) Development Engineer
8 27 (12.80%) Software Development Engineer
8 27 (12.80%) Software Test Engineer
8 27 (12.80%) Test Development Engineer
9 20 (9.48%) Software Developer
10 18 (8.53%) Integration Engineer
10 18 (8.53%) Senior Analyst
10 18 (8.53%) Test and Integration Engineer
11 17 (8.06%) Senior Test Engineer
12 16 (7.58%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 14 (6.64%) Senior Integration Engineer
13 14 (6.64%) Senior Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.37%) .NET
2 17 (8.06%) RESTful
3 15 (7.11%) ASP.NET
3 15 (7.11%) Web Services
4 11 (5.21%) Gherkin
5 9 (4.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (3.79%) React
6 8 (3.79%) Vue (Vue.js)
7 7 (3.32%) SOAP
8 6 (2.84%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.90%) XML
10 3 (1.42%) HTML
10 3 (1.42%) J2EE
10 3 (1.42%) JSON
10 3 (1.42%) REST
11 2 (0.95%) Ext JS
12 1 (0.47%) ADO.NET
12 1 (0.47%) OAuth
12 1 (0.47%) SPML
12 1 (0.47%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.69%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.84%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.37%) Life Science
5 5 (2.37%) LIMS
5 5 (2.37%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.90%) PMI
7 3 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.42%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.95%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.95%) Linux
2 17 (8.06%) Windows
3 3 (1.42%) Android
3 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.95%) Solaris
4 2 (0.95%) Unix
5 1 (0.47%) AIX
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (67.30%) Agile Software Development
1 142 (67.30%) Test Automation
2 54 (25.59%) Scrum
3 44 (20.85%) BDD
3 44 (20.85%) TDD
4 43 (20.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 42 (19.91%) SDET
5 42 (19.91%) SDLC
6 32 (15.17%) Manual Testing
7 30 (14.22%) API Testing
8 28 (13.27%) Defect Management
8 28 (13.27%) Regression Testing
9 26 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (11.85%) Test Strategy
11 24 (11.37%) Software Testing
11 24 (11.37%) Validation
12 23 (10.90%) Problem-Solving
12 23 (10.90%) Scenario Testing
13 22 (10.43%) Functional Testing
14 20 (9.48%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 78 (36.97%) C#
2 62 (29.38%) Java
3 42 (19.91%) Python
4 35 (16.59%) SQL
5 33 (15.64%) JavaScript
6 21 (9.95%) Ruby
7 17 (8.06%) C
7 17 (8.06%) Perl
8 15 (7.11%) C++
9 11 (5.21%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.95%) VBScript
11 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.47%) BeanShell
11 1 (0.47%) COBOL
11 1 (0.47%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.47%) PHP
11 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 41 (19.43%) Degree
2 34 (16.11%) ISEB
3 28 (13.27%) ISTQB
4 24 (11.37%) Security Cleared
5 17 (8.06%) Numerate Degree
6 11 (5.21%) DV Cleared
7 10 (4.74%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (1.90%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.47%) CISSP
11 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.47%) CSQA
11 1 (0.47%) HND
11 1 (0.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (17.54%) QA
2 5 (2.37%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.37%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.95%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (7.58%) Hyper-V
1 16 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.95%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.47%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (11.37%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.58%) VMware
3 12 (5.69%) Oracle
4 6 (2.84%) Capita
5 4 (1.90%) HP
6 3 (1.42%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.42%) Google
6 3 (1.42%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.95%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.95%) CA
7 2 (0.95%) Dynatrace
7 2 (0.95%) IBM
7 2 (0.95%) New Relic
7 2 (0.95%) SAP
7 2 (0.95%) SOASTA, Inc
7 2 (0.95%) Twitter
8 1 (0.47%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.47%) Intapp
8 1 (0.47%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.47%) Ping Identity