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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 101 126
Rank change year-on-year -12 +25  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 149 148 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.43% 2.58% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 2.93% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 130 137 96
Median salary £37,500 £36,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +16.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £41,500
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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5537 5051 5904
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.40% 87.90% 88.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4612 4201 4753
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
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 West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 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
Manchester +2 115 £39,250 +4.66% 19
Lancashire -6 14 £36,200 +20.66%
Cheshire -25 13 £31,500 +12.50% 4
Merseyside -6 7 £31,250 -16.66%
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 West region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 215 (68.04%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (43.67%) Selenium
3 112 (35.44%) SDLC
4 107 (33.86%) QA
5 104 (32.91%) Java
6 102 (32.28%) Cucumber
7 96 (30.38%) Automated Testing
8 94 (29.75%) Test Automation
9 76 (24.05%) ISEB
10 70 (22.15%) BDD
11 68 (21.52%) ISTQB
12 67 (21.20%) TDD
12 67 (21.20%) C#
13 56 (17.72%) Windows
13 56 (17.72%) Manual Testing
14 55 (17.41%) Python
15 53 (16.77%) System Integration Testing
16 52 (16.46%) Automation Testing
16 52 (16.46%) Regression Testing
17 49 (15.51%) Test Strategy
18 48 (15.19%) Scrum
18 48 (15.19%) SQL
19 43 (13.61%) Software Testing
20 42 (13.29%) JIRA
20 42 (13.29%) Configuration Management
21 41 (12.97%) Continuous Integration
22 40 (12.66%) User Acceptance Testing
23 38 (12.03%) Validation
23 38 (12.03%) Linux
24 37 (11.71%) Degree

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 12 (3.80%) JBoss
1 12 (3.80%) Tomcat
2 6 (1.90%) IIS
3 5 (1.58%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.95%) Confluence
4 3 (0.95%) GlassFish
4 3 (0.95%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.95%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.63%) WordPress
6 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.32%) CMS
6 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.95%) Demantra
1 3 (0.95%) Oracle ASCP
1 3 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.95%) SAP CO
1 3 (0.95%) SAP FI
1 3 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.32%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.70%) GitHub
2 9 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.95%) HTTP
2 2 (0.63%) Internet
3 1 (0.32%) FTP
3 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.53%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.22%) MySQL
3 7 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.90%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 6 (1.90%) SAP BW
5 4 (1.27%) SQLPlus
6 3 (0.95%) Big Data
6 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.32%) DB2
8 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 138 (43.67%) Selenium
2 102 (32.28%) Cucumber
3 42 (13.29%) JIRA
4 28 (8.86%) WebDriver
5 25 (7.91%) Jenkins
6 16 (5.06%) LoadRunner
7 14 (4.43%) JMeter
7 14 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (3.48%) SoapUI
9 10 (3.16%) HP UFT
10 7 (2.22%) FitNesse
10 7 (2.22%) Git (software)
11 6 (1.90%) SpecFlow
12 5 (1.58%) Bitbucket
12 5 (1.58%) Visual Studio
13 4 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.27%) Gatling
13 4 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
14 3 (0.95%) Calabash
14 3 (0.95%) Capybara
General
1 36 (11.39%) Finance
2 17 (5.38%) Banking
3 13 (4.11%) Retail
4 12 (3.80%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.48%) Military
6 7 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.58%) Marketing
8 3 (0.95%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.95%) Electronics
8 3 (0.95%) Games
9 2 (0.63%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.32%) Back Office
10 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 117 (37.03%) Analyst
2 108 (34.18%) Tester
3 91 (28.80%) Test Analyst
4 72 (22.78%) Test Engineer
5 56 (17.72%) Automation Tester
6 45 (14.24%) QA Analyst
7 41 (12.97%) Test Automation Engineer
8 36 (11.39%) QA Test Analyst
9 32 (10.13%) QA Tester
10 28 (8.86%) Software Tester
11 27 (8.54%) QA Engineer
11 27 (8.54%) Senior Tester
12 23 (7.28%) Senior Automation Tester
13 21 (6.65%) Automation Test Analyst
14 13 (4.11%) QA Test Engineer
15 12 (3.80%) Developer
16 11 (3.48%) Test Leader
17 10 (3.16%) Consultant
17 10 (3.16%) Software QA Tester
17 10 (3.16%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (11.71%) Gherkin
2 22 (6.96%) Web Services
3 20 (6.33%) .NET
4 13 (4.11%) .NET Framework
5 8 (2.53%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.53%) HTML
5 8 (2.53%) XML
6 4 (1.27%) CSS
6 4 (1.27%) ISPF
6 4 (1.27%) SOAP
7 3 (0.95%) J2EE
7 3 (0.95%) JSTL
7 3 (0.95%) REST
7 3 (0.95%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (0.95%) Spring
8 2 (0.63%) jQuery
8 2 (0.63%) Struts
9 1 (0.32%) DOM
9 1 (0.32%) LINQ
9 1 (0.32%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.91%) iPad
2 22 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.33%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.16%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.85%) Clustering
6 5 (1.58%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.58%) Cyber Attack
6 5 (1.58%) Cyber Defence
6 5 (1.58%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.58%) User Experience
7 4 (1.27%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.27%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (1.27%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.95%) Online Gambling
9 2 (0.63%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.63%) Online Games
10 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.32%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.32%) Replication
10 1 (0.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 56 (17.72%) Windows
2 38 (12.03%) Linux
3 13 (4.11%) Android
3 13 (4.11%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.85%) AIX
5 8 (2.53%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.90%) Unix
7 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (68.04%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (35.44%) SDLC
3 96 (30.38%) Automated Testing
4 94 (29.75%) Test Automation
5 70 (22.15%) BDD
6 67 (21.20%) TDD
7 56 (17.72%) Manual Testing
8 53 (16.77%) System Integration Testing
9 52 (16.46%) Automation Testing
9 52 (16.46%) Regression Testing
10 49 (15.51%) Test Strategy
11 48 (15.19%) Scrum
12 43 (13.61%) Software Testing
13 42 (13.29%) Configuration Management
14 41 (12.97%) Continuous Integration
15 40 (12.66%) User Acceptance Testing
16 38 (12.03%) Validation
17 32 (10.13%) Functional Testing
18 26 (8.23%) Defect Management
19 22 (6.96%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 104 (32.91%) Java
2 67 (21.20%) C#
3 55 (17.41%) Python
4 48 (15.19%) SQL
5 30 (9.49%) C++
6 19 (6.01%) Ruby
7 18 (5.70%) Perl
8 17 (5.38%) C
9 7 (2.22%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.27%) JCL
10 4 (1.27%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.95%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.32%) PHP
12 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 76 (24.05%) ISEB
2 68 (21.52%) ISTQB
3 37 (11.71%) Degree
4 31 (9.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 27 (8.54%) Security Cleared
6 26 (8.23%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.58%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (33.86%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (3.48%) Hyper-V
1 11 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.27%) RACF
2 4 (1.27%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (1.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 31 (9.81%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.85%) Ganglia
2 9 (2.85%) Netcool
3 4 (1.27%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.32%) Kibana
Vendors
1 32 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.23%) Oracle
3 18 (5.70%) HP
4 12 (3.80%) SAP
5 11 (3.48%) VMware
6 9 (2.85%) AppDynamics
7 6 (1.90%) IBM
8 3 (0.95%) hybris
8 3 (0.95%) Telerik
9 1 (0.32%) ForgeRock
9 1 (0.32%) Sitecore
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Posted: 5 hours ago
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Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
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Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £65000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare, bonuses
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Salary: 25,000 - 35,000
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Oliver James Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
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Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
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Lorien Resourcing
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Industry Leading Package
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Lorien Resourcing
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Lorien Resourcing
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The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Outstanding + Bens
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Salary: £0 - 30k per year + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: Competitive, plus benefits and annual bonus
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Salary: £30,000 per annum + benefits
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Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
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Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
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