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

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 135 119
Rank change year-on-year -32 -16 +44
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 232 307 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.81% 2.48% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 2.74% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 202 278 297
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,775 £27,175 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% +2.56%

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 11,638 11,195 10,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.96% 90.46% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 9,327 9,334 8,812
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,261 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £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 22 February 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 February 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 -25 166 £43,750 +9.38% 24
Cheshire -66 34 £40,000 +23.08% 6
Merseyside +31 17 £32,500 +8.33%
Lancashire -20 9 £35,000 -6.67% 4
Cumbria - 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 158 (68.10%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (67.67%) Test Automation
3 137 (59.05%) Selenium
4 116 (50.00%) Java
5 95 (40.95%) Cucumber
6 89 (38.36%) C#
7 72 (31.03%) SDLC
8 66 (28.45%) BDD
9 60 (25.86%) TDD
10 56 (24.14%) Finance
11 55 (23.71%) WebDriver
12 52 (22.41%) QA
13 49 (21.12%) Degree
13 49 (21.12%) Python
14 45 (19.40%) Scrum
15 43 (18.53%) SQL
16 42 (18.10%) JIRA
16 42 (18.10%) Software Testing
16 42 (18.10%) Test Strategy
17 40 (17.24%) Gherkin
18 39 (16.81%) Jenkins
18 39 (16.81%) Scenario Testing
19 38 (16.38%) ISEB
20 36 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
21 33 (14.22%) User Acceptance Testing
22 32 (13.79%) ISTQB
23 29 (12.50%) Configuration Management
24 28 (12.07%) System Integration Testing
24 28 (12.07%) Functional Testing
25 27 (11.64%) SDET

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 4 (1.72%) Confluence
2 3 (1.29%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.29%) CMS
3 2 (0.86%) Tuxedo
4 1 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.43%) CICS
4 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.43%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.05%) GitHub
2 7 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.29%) Slack
5 2 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.31%) HTTP
2 3 (1.29%) Internet
3 1 (0.43%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.48%) Big Data
2 18 (7.76%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.88%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.86%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.43%) DB2
5 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 137 (59.05%) Selenium
2 95 (40.95%) Cucumber
3 55 (23.71%) WebDriver
4 42 (18.10%) JIRA
5 39 (16.81%) Jenkins
6 20 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (6.90%) Visual Studio
8 14 (6.03%) NUnit
9 13 (5.60%) SoapUI
9 13 (5.60%) SpecFlow
10 12 (5.17%) JMeter
11 8 (3.45%) TeamCity
12 7 (3.02%) FogBugz
12 7 (3.02%) Maven
13 6 (2.59%) Jasmine
13 6 (2.59%) LoadRunner
13 6 (2.59%) MSTest
13 6 (2.59%) Protractor
13 6 (2.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (2.59%) Toad
General
1 56 (24.14%) Finance
2 18 (7.76%) Retail
3 9 (3.88%) Banking
3 9 (3.88%) Military
4 7 (3.02%) Marketing
5 6 (2.59%) Legal
6 5 (2.16%) Advertising
7 4 (1.72%) Automotive
8 3 (1.29%) Law
9 2 (0.86%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.86%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.43%) Billing
10 1 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 99 (42.67%) Tester
2 67 (28.88%) Analyst
3 65 (28.02%) Automation Tester
4 55 (23.71%) Test Analyst
5 41 (17.67%) Developer
6 40 (17.24%) Test Engineer
7 30 (12.93%) Senior Tester
8 29 (12.50%) Developer in Test
9 27 (11.64%) Senior Automation Tester
10 22 (9.48%) Software Developer
11 21 (9.05%) QA Tester
11 21 (9.05%) Software Analyst
11 21 (9.05%) Test Automation Developer
12 20 (8.62%) Software Test Analyst
13 19 (8.19%) Software Tester
14 16 (6.90%) Software Test Engineer
15 15 (6.47%) Software Engineer
16 13 (5.60%) Development Engineer
16 13 (5.60%) Software Development Engineer
16 13 (5.60%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (17.24%) Gherkin
2 23 (9.91%) .NET
3 15 (6.47%) Web Services
4 8 (3.45%) Node.js
4 8 (3.45%) RESTful
5 4 (1.72%) JSON
5 4 (1.72%) XML
6 3 (1.29%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.29%) REST
7 2 (0.86%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.86%) ADO.NET
7 2 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (0.86%) HTML
7 2 (0.86%) J2EE
7 2 (0.86%) LINQ
7 2 (0.86%) Middleware
7 2 (0.86%) SOAP
7 2 (0.86%) WCF
8 1 (0.43%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.03%) Mobile App
3 13 (5.60%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.17%) User Experience
5 7 (3.02%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (2.16%) PMI
7 4 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.29%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.29%) Fintech
8 3 (1.29%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.86%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.43%) EPoS
10 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.91%) Windows
2 13 (5.60%) Linux
3 6 (2.59%) Android
3 6 (2.59%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.72%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.29%) Unix
6 2 (0.86%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (68.10%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (67.67%) Test Automation
3 72 (31.03%) SDLC
4 66 (28.45%) BDD
5 60 (25.86%) TDD
6 45 (19.40%) Scrum
7 42 (18.10%) Software Testing
7 42 (18.10%) Test Strategy
8 39 (16.81%) Scenario Testing
9 33 (14.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 29 (12.50%) Configuration Management
11 28 (12.07%) Functional Testing
11 28 (12.07%) System Integration Testing
12 27 (11.64%) SDET
13 24 (10.34%) Regression Testing
14 21 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (9.05%) Manual Testing
15 20 (8.62%) Performance Testing
16 19 (8.19%) Open Source
17 18 (7.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 116 (50.00%) Java
2 89 (38.36%) C#
3 49 (21.12%) Python
4 43 (18.53%) SQL
5 20 (8.62%) JavaScript
6 19 (8.19%) C++
6 19 (8.19%) Ruby
7 10 (4.31%) C
7 10 (4.31%) Perl
8 8 (3.45%) VB.NET
9 7 (3.02%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.59%) PHP
10 6 (2.59%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.43%) COBOL
11 1 (0.43%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.43%) VBScript
11 1 (0.43%) XPath
Qualifications
1 49 (21.12%) Degree
2 38 (16.38%) ISEB
3 32 (13.79%) ISTQB
4 18 (7.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (4.74%) Security Cleared
6 10 (4.31%) DV Cleared
6 10 (4.31%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (2.59%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.86%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (22.41%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) GDPR
2 1 (0.43%) PMO
2 1 (0.43%) SLA
2 1 (0.43%) TARGET2
System Software
1 10 (4.31%) Hyper-V
1 10 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.02%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.86%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 23 (9.91%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.03%) Oracle
3 10 (4.31%) VMware
4 6 (2.59%) Capita
5 4 (1.72%) HP
6 2 (0.86%) AppDynamics
6 2 (0.86%) Aquila
6 2 (0.86%) CA
6 2 (0.86%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe
7 1 (0.43%) Apigee
7 1 (0.43%) IBM
7 1 (0.43%) Intapp
7 1 (0.43%) Reuters
7 1 (0.43%) SAP
7 1 (0.43%) TOWER Software