Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 149 143
Rank change year-on-year -16 -6 +15
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 227 261 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.91% 1.99% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 2.18% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 156 228 222
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £26,875 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £48,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 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 10,791 11,960 10,795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.01% 91.17% 90.53%
Number of salaries quoted 8,673 9,535 9,038
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,100 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.20% - +5.26%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -18 147 £40,000 -11.11% 19
Cheshire +23 38 £35,375 +1.07% 4
Lancashire +24 25 £40,000 +14.29% 7
Merseyside +8 17 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 159 (70.04%) Test Automation
2 136 (59.91%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (41.85%) Selenium
4 67 (29.52%) Java
5 65 (28.63%) C#
6 62 (27.31%) SDLC
7 57 (25.11%) Scrum
8 53 (23.35%) Finance
8 53 (23.35%) Cucumber
9 52 (22.91%) JIRA
10 50 (22.03%) Degree
11 48 (21.15%) SQL
11 48 (21.15%) ISEB
12 46 (20.26%) Python
12 46 (20.26%) ISTQB
13 42 (18.50%) QA
14 41 (18.06%) BDD
15 40 (17.62%) User Acceptance Testing
15 40 (17.62%) Validation
16 38 (16.74%) Regression Testing
17 37 (16.30%) Manual Testing
18 36 (15.86%) TDD
19 35 (15.42%) Software Testing
20 34 (14.98%) Continuous Integration
21 33 (14.54%) Linux
22 31 (13.66%) SDET
23 30 (13.22%) WebDriver
24 29 (12.78%) Jenkins
24 29 (12.78%) Perl
25 27 (11.89%) Defect Management

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 5 (2.20%) Confluence
2 3 (1.32%) nginx
3 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.44%) Liferay
4 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (2.20%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.44%) Mingle
3 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.32%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.20%) SaaS
2 4 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.44%) GitHub
4 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.32%) SMS
2 2 (0.88%) FTP
2 2 (0.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.25%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.85%) Oracle Database
3 10 (4.41%) Oracle Database 10g
3 10 (4.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.20%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.20%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.32%) Redis
6 2 (0.88%) Big Data
6 2 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.88%) MySQL
6 2 (0.88%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 95 (41.85%) Selenium
2 53 (23.35%) Cucumber
3 52 (22.91%) JIRA
4 30 (13.22%) WebDriver
5 29 (12.78%) Jenkins
6 17 (7.49%) SoapUI
7 12 (5.29%) Maven
8 11 (4.85%) Visual Studio
9 9 (3.96%) Git (software)
9 9 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (3.96%) TeamCity
10 8 (3.52%) MSTest
10 8 (3.52%) NUnit
10 8 (3.52%) Protractor
10 8 (3.52%) SpecFlow
11 7 (3.08%) Jasmine
11 7 (3.08%) JMeter
12 6 (2.64%) Appium
13 5 (2.20%) Oracle Forms
14 3 (1.32%) HP UFT
General
1 53 (23.35%) Finance
2 24 (10.57%) Retail
3 15 (6.61%) Electronics
4 9 (3.96%) Military
5 8 (3.52%) Banking
6 5 (2.20%) Games
6 5 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.76%) Back Office
7 4 (1.76%) Law
8 3 (1.32%) Advertising
9 2 (0.88%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.88%) Marketing
9 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.44%) Automotive
10 1 (0.44%) Billing
10 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (38.33%) Analyst
2 68 (29.96%) Test Engineer
3 67 (29.52%) Test Analyst
4 48 (21.15%) Tester
5 31 (13.66%) Software Test Engineer
6 27 (11.89%) Developer
7 25 (11.01%) Integration Engineer
7 25 (11.01%) Senior Analyst
7 25 (11.01%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 24 (10.57%) Software Tester
9 23 (10.13%) Developer in Test
10 20 (8.81%) Automation Tester
11 19 (8.37%) Development Engineer
11 19 (8.37%) Software Development Engineer
11 19 (8.37%) Software Engineer
11 19 (8.37%) Test Development Engineer
12 17 (7.49%) Senior Integration Engineer
12 17 (7.49%) Senior Test and Integration Engineer
12 17 (7.49%) Senior Test Engineer
13 15 (6.61%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.37%) .NET
2 11 (4.85%) SOAP
3 10 (4.41%) Gherkin
3 10 (4.41%) RESTful
4 8 (3.52%) ASP.NET
5 7 (3.08%) Web Services
6 5 (2.20%) .NET Framework
6 5 (2.20%) REST
6 5 (2.20%) XML
7 3 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.32%) J2EE
7 3 (1.32%) React
7 3 (1.32%) Vue.js
8 2 (0.88%) Behat
8 2 (0.88%) Ext JS
8 2 (0.88%) HTML
8 2 (0.88%) JSON
9 1 (0.44%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.44%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.44%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.29%) Computer Science
3 11 (4.85%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.64%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.64%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.20%) Life Science
6 5 (2.20%) LIMS
7 2 (0.88%) Acoustics
7 2 (0.88%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.88%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.44%) APACS
8 1 (0.44%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.44%) PMI
8 1 (0.44%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (14.54%) Linux
2 13 (5.73%) Windows
3 5 (2.20%) Solaris
4 4 (1.76%) Unix
5 1 (0.44%) AIX
5 1 (0.44%) Android
5 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (70.04%) Test Automation
2 136 (59.91%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (27.31%) SDLC
4 57 (25.11%) Scrum
5 41 (18.06%) BDD
6 40 (17.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 40 (17.62%) Validation
7 38 (16.74%) Regression Testing
8 37 (16.30%) Manual Testing
9 36 (15.86%) TDD
10 35 (15.42%) Software Testing
11 34 (14.98%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (13.66%) SDET
13 27 (11.89%) Defect Management
13 27 (11.89%) DevOps
14 26 (11.45%) Problem-Solving
15 25 (11.01%) Time Management
16 22 (9.69%) API Testing
16 22 (9.69%) Non-Functional Testing
17 21 (9.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 67 (29.52%) Java
2 65 (28.63%) C#
3 48 (21.15%) SQL
4 46 (20.26%) Python
5 29 (12.78%) Perl
6 24 (10.57%) JavaScript
7 20 (8.81%) C++
8 16 (7.05%) C
9 15 (6.61%) Ruby
10 7 (3.08%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.76%) PHP
12 2 (0.88%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.44%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 50 (22.03%) Degree
2 48 (21.15%) ISEB
3 46 (20.26%) ISTQB
4 23 (10.13%) Security Cleared
5 14 (6.17%) Numerate Degree
6 10 (4.41%) DV Cleared
7 7 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (3.08%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.44%) CISSP
10 1 (0.44%) CSQA
10 1 (0.44%) HND
10 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (18.50%) QA
2 5 (2.20%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.20%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.44%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (11.45%) Hyper-V
1 26 (11.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.88%) HP ALM
1 2 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.44%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 26 (11.45%) VMware
2 24 (10.57%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.29%) Oracle
4 6 (2.64%) HP
5 4 (1.76%) SAP
6 3 (1.32%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.32%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.32%) Twitter
7 2 (0.88%) Google
7 2 (0.88%) IBM
8 1 (0.44%) Adobe
8 1 (0.44%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.44%) CA
8 1 (0.44%) Cognos
8 1 (0.44%) Epicor
8 1 (0.44%) JDA
8 1 (0.44%) Novell
8 1 (0.44%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.44%) Sun
8 1 (0.44%) Sybase