Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 143 149
Rank change year-on-year -14 +6 +57
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 241 269 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.87% 2.22% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.48% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 208 235 252
North West median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £28,675 £26,450 £26,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £48,250 £60,000
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 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 11545 10848 11728
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.62% 89.36% 89.68%
Number of salaries quoted 9175 9076 9626
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 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 23 October 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 6 months to 23 October 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
Manchester -3 186 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Merseyside +25 25 £37,500 - 2
Cheshire -64 15 £35,000 +14.75% 4
Lancashire +1 13 £35,000 - 4
Cumbria - 2 £35,000 -
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 157 (65.15%) Test Automation
2 142 (58.92%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (46.47%) Java
4 109 (45.23%) Selenium
5 96 (39.83%) C#
6 86 (35.68%) Cucumber
7 70 (29.05%) SDLC
8 51 (21.16%) BDD
9 49 (20.33%) SQL
10 48 (19.92%) QA
11 47 (19.50%) Continuous Integration
12 44 (18.26%) ISTQB
13 43 (17.84%) JIRA
13 43 (17.84%) JavaScript
14 41 (17.01%) Python
14 41 (17.01%) TDD
14 41 (17.01%) Scenario Testing
15 40 (16.60%) Degree
16 39 (16.18%) Microsoft
16 39 (16.18%) System Integration Testing
17 38 (15.77%) WebDriver
17 38 (15.77%) Gherkin
17 38 (15.77%) Jenkins
17 38 (15.77%) ISEB
18 37 (15.35%) Regression Testing
18 37 (15.35%) Scrum
19 34 (14.11%) SQL Server
19 34 (14.11%) Visual Studio
19 34 (14.11%) Software Testing
20 33 (13.69%) Analytical Skills

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 7 (2.90%) CMS
2 6 (2.49%) EPiServer
3 5 (2.07%) Confluence
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.83%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.41%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.56%) SAP CO
1 11 (4.56%) SAP FI
1 11 (4.56%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (2.49%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (1.66%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.66%) SAP APO
4 3 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.83%) Magento
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.41%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.20%) GitHub
2 16 (6.64%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.73%) SaaS
4 6 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.41%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.41%) Force.com
5 1 (0.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (0.41%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.56%) HTTP
2 3 (1.24%) WAN
3 2 (0.83%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (14.11%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.05%) Big Data
3 12 (4.98%) Oracle Database
4 11 (4.56%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.32%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.49%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.66%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (1.66%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (1.66%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (0.83%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.83%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.41%) Redis
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 109 (45.23%) Selenium
2 86 (35.68%) Cucumber
3 43 (17.84%) JIRA
4 38 (15.77%) Jenkins
4 38 (15.77%) WebDriver
5 34 (14.11%) Visual Studio
6 19 (7.88%) Subversion
7 18 (7.47%) ReSharper
7 18 (7.47%) SonarQube
8 16 (6.64%) CruiseControl
9 13 (5.39%) JMeter
10 12 (4.98%) NUnit
11 11 (4.56%) SpecFlow
12 10 (4.15%) FogBugz
13 9 (3.73%) Git (software)
13 9 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (2.90%) TestRail
15 6 (2.49%) HP UFT
15 6 (2.49%) LoadRunner
16 5 (2.07%) Toad
General
1 28 (11.62%) Finance
2 19 (7.88%) Retail
3 16 (6.64%) Law
4 10 (4.15%) Banking
5 7 (2.90%) Marketing
6 6 (2.49%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.49%) Military
7 5 (2.07%) Games
8 3 (1.24%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.83%) Electronics
9 2 (0.83%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.83%) Legal
10 1 (0.41%) German Language
10 1 (0.41%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 92 (38.17%) Tester
2 68 (28.22%) Analyst
3 59 (24.48%) Automation Tester
4 54 (22.41%) Developer
5 49 (20.33%) Test Analyst
6 40 (16.60%) Senior Tester
7 34 (14.11%) Senior Automation Tester
8 28 (11.62%) Test Engineer
9 23 (9.54%) Software Analyst
10 22 (9.13%) Software Test Analyst
11 19 (7.88%) Software Tester
12 18 (7.47%) Test Automation Engineer
13 16 (6.64%) Selenium Tester
14 15 (6.22%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 14 (5.81%) Business Analyst
15 14 (5.81%) Full Stack Developer
15 14 (5.81%) Graduate
15 14 (5.81%) Software Developer
16 13 (5.39%) Analyst Developer
16 13 (5.39%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (15.77%) Gherkin
2 33 (13.69%) .NET
3 31 (12.86%) Web Services
4 26 (10.79%) .NET Framework
5 25 (10.37%) ASP.NET
6 24 (9.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 23 (9.54%) XML
8 22 (9.13%) AngularJS
8 22 (9.13%) WCF
9 20 (8.30%) ADO.NET
9 20 (8.30%) HTML
10 19 (7.88%) Node.js
11 18 (7.47%) REST
12 16 (6.64%) ASP.NET Web API
12 16 (6.64%) JSON
12 16 (6.64%) LINQ
13 14 (5.81%) CSS
14 13 (5.39%) HTML5
15 10 (4.15%) CSS3
15 10 (4.15%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.69%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (9.13%) User Experience
3 18 (7.47%) Mobile App
4 12 (4.98%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.56%) Data Structures
6 10 (4.15%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.66%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.83%) CMDB
8 2 (0.83%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.83%) iPad
9 1 (0.41%) EPoS
9 1 (0.41%) Fintech
9 1 (0.41%) Life Science
9 1 (0.41%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 25 (10.37%) Windows
2 17 (7.05%) Linux
3 8 (3.32%) Android
4 7 (2.90%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.66%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.41%) Unix
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (65.15%) Test Automation
2 142 (58.92%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (29.05%) SDLC
4 51 (21.16%) BDD
5 47 (19.50%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (17.01%) Scenario Testing
6 41 (17.01%) TDD
7 39 (16.18%) System Integration Testing
8 37 (15.35%) Regression Testing
8 37 (15.35%) Scrum
9 34 (14.11%) Software Testing
10 33 (13.69%) Configuration Management
10 33 (13.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 29 (12.03%) MVC
12 25 (10.37%) E-Commerce
12 25 (10.37%) Manual Testing
13 24 (9.96%) Data Analysis
14 23 (9.54%) Functional Testing
14 23 (9.54%) Test Strategy
15 21 (8.71%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 112 (46.47%) Java
2 96 (39.83%) C#
3 49 (20.33%) SQL
4 43 (17.84%) JavaScript
5 41 (17.01%) Python
6 15 (6.22%) C++
7 12 (4.98%) Ruby
8 10 (4.15%) Bash Shell
9 9 (3.73%) C
10 8 (3.32%) XPath
11 7 (2.90%) PL/SQL
12 6 (2.49%) Perl
13 5 (2.07%) PHP
14 4 (1.66%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.24%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.24%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.41%) Apex Code
16 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (18.26%) ISTQB
2 40 (16.60%) Degree
3 38 (15.77%) ISEB
4 22 (9.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (4.56%) Security Cleared
6 8 (3.32%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.49%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (1.24%) HND
9 2 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.41%) PMP
10 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (19.92%) QA
2 3 (1.24%) SLA
3 1 (0.41%) GDPR
3 1 (0.41%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (2.49%) Hyper-V
1 6 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.07%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (4.56%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.83%) Ansible
2 2 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.83%) Puppet
3 1 (0.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.96%) Oracle
3 20 (8.30%) SAP
4 7 (2.90%) HP
5 6 (2.49%) VMware
6 5 (2.07%) Citrix
7 4 (1.66%) Informatica
7 4 (1.66%) Rackspace
8 2 (0.83%) Aquila
8 2 (0.83%) Capita
8 2 (0.83%) Sage
8 2 (0.83%) Siebel
9 1 (0.41%) Adobe
9 1 (0.41%) CA
9 1 (0.41%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.41%) Pega
9 1 (0.41%) Progress
9 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.41%) Telerik
9 1 (0.41%) VocaLink