Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 141 131
Rank change year-on-year -24 -10 +68
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 243 279 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.83% 2.27% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 2.53% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 212 249 278
North West median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,300 £27,500 £26,175
90th Percentile £57,500 £48,750 £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 11904 11034 11658
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.83% 89.75% 89.47%
Number of salaries quoted 9471 9201 9634
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -10 172 £45,000 +20.00% 9
Merseyside +39 26 £37,500 - 1
Cheshire -65 26 £37,500 +14.50% 5
Lancashire 0 15 £35,000 - 3
Cumbria - 2 £35,000 -
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 158 (65.02%) Test Automation
2 149 (61.32%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (49.79%) Selenium
4 120 (49.38%) Java
5 97 (39.92%) Cucumber
6 93 (38.27%) C#
7 72 (29.63%) SDLC
8 59 (24.28%) BDD
9 52 (21.40%) QA
10 50 (20.58%) TDD
11 49 (20.16%) SQL
12 46 (18.93%) Gherkin
12 46 (18.93%) Scenario Testing
13 41 (16.87%) Degree
13 41 (16.87%) WebDriver
14 39 (16.05%) Software Testing
14 39 (16.05%) Scrum
14 39 (16.05%) System Integration Testing
15 38 (15.64%) Python
15 38 (15.64%) Continuous Integration
16 36 (14.81%) JIRA
16 36 (14.81%) Jenkins
17 35 (14.40%) ISTQB
17 35 (14.40%) User Acceptance Testing
17 35 (14.40%) ISEB
18 34 (13.99%) JavaScript
18 34 (13.99%) Analytical Skills
19 33 (13.58%) .NET
19 33 (13.58%) SQL Server
19 33 (13.58%) Finance

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 (1.65%) Confluence
2 3 (1.23%) CMS
3 2 (0.82%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.82%) EPiServer
3 2 (0.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.41%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 5 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (1.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.53%) SAP CO
1 11 (4.53%) SAP FI
1 11 (4.53%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (2.06%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.65%) SAP APO
4 3 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.82%) Magento
6 1 (0.41%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.11%) GitHub
2 15 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.70%) SaaS
4 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.23%) Slack
6 1 (0.41%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.41%) Force.com
6 1 (0.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.41%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.94%) HTTP
2 3 (1.23%) WAN
3 2 (0.82%) WebEx
4 1 (0.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.58%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.05%) Big Data
3 12 (4.94%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.29%) RDBMS
4 8 (3.29%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.65%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.65%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (1.65%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (0.82%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.41%) Redis
8 1 (0.41%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 121 (49.79%) Selenium
2 97 (39.92%) Cucumber
3 41 (16.87%) WebDriver
4 36 (14.81%) Jenkins
4 36 (14.81%) JIRA
5 31 (12.76%) Visual Studio
6 16 (6.58%) JMeter
7 14 (5.76%) SpecFlow
8 13 (5.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (4.94%) ReSharper
9 12 (4.94%) SonarQube
9 12 (4.94%) Subversion
10 11 (4.53%) CruiseControl
10 11 (4.53%) FogBugz
11 7 (2.88%) NUnit
12 6 (2.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (2.47%) Toad
13 5 (2.06%) HP UFT
13 5 (2.06%) SoapUI
13 5 (2.06%) TestRail
General
1 33 (13.58%) Finance
2 14 (5.76%) Retail
3 11 (4.53%) Law
4 8 (3.29%) Military
5 6 (2.47%) Marketing
6 4 (1.65%) Legal
6 4 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.82%) Banking
7 2 (0.82%) Games
7 2 (0.82%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.82%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.41%) Automotive
8 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 108 (44.44%) Tester
2 66 (27.16%) Automation Tester
3 64 (26.34%) Analyst
4 48 (19.75%) Developer
5 44 (18.11%) Test Analyst
6 40 (16.46%) Senior Tester
7 34 (13.99%) Senior Automation Tester
8 24 (9.88%) Software Tester
8 24 (9.88%) Test Engineer
9 19 (7.82%) Software Analyst
10 18 (7.41%) Selenium Tester
10 18 (7.41%) Software Test Analyst
11 17 (7.00%) Developer in Test
11 17 (7.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 16 (6.58%) Test Automation Developer
13 15 (6.17%) Business Analyst
14 14 (5.76%) QA Tester
15 13 (5.35%) Test Automation Engineer
16 12 (4.94%) Full Stack Developer
16 12 (4.94%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (18.93%) Gherkin
2 33 (13.58%) .NET
3 21 (8.64%) Web Services
4 20 (8.23%) .NET Framework
5 19 (7.82%) ASP.NET
5 19 (7.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 17 (7.00%) WCF
6 17 (7.00%) XML
7 16 (6.58%) AngularJS
7 16 (6.58%) Node.js
8 15 (6.17%) ADO.NET
9 13 (5.35%) REST
10 12 (4.94%) HTML
10 12 (4.94%) JSON
11 11 (4.53%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (4.53%) LINQ
12 9 (3.70%) CSS
12 9 (3.70%) HTML5
13 7 (2.88%) SOAP
14 6 (2.47%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.99%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.94%) Management Information System
2 12 (4.94%) User Experience
3 11 (4.53%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (4.12%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.29%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.88%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.23%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.23%) Fintech
8 2 (0.82%) CMDB
8 2 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.41%) EPoS
9 1 (0.41%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.41%) iPad
9 1 (0.41%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.58%) Windows
2 12 (4.94%) Linux
3 6 (2.47%) Android
3 6 (2.47%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.82%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.41%) Unix
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (65.02%) Test Automation
2 149 (61.32%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (29.63%) SDLC
4 59 (24.28%) BDD
5 50 (20.58%) TDD
6 46 (18.93%) Scenario Testing
7 39 (16.05%) Scrum
7 39 (16.05%) Software Testing
7 39 (16.05%) System Integration Testing
8 38 (15.64%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (14.40%) User Acceptance Testing
10 33 (13.58%) Configuration Management
10 33 (13.58%) Regression Testing
11 27 (11.11%) E-Commerce
12 26 (10.70%) Manual Testing
12 26 (10.70%) Test Strategy
13 25 (10.29%) Functional Testing
13 25 (10.29%) MVC
14 22 (9.05%) Waterfall
15 18 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 120 (49.38%) Java
2 93 (38.27%) C#
3 49 (20.16%) SQL
4 38 (15.64%) Python
5 34 (13.99%) JavaScript
6 13 (5.35%) C++
7 11 (4.53%) Bash Shell
7 11 (4.53%) C
8 8 (3.29%) Perl
8 8 (3.29%) Ruby
9 5 (2.06%) PHP
9 5 (2.06%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.65%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.65%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.65%) XPath
11 1 (0.41%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (16.87%) Degree
2 35 (14.40%) ISEB
2 35 (14.40%) ISTQB
3 24 (9.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (3.29%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.29%) Numerate Degree
4 8 (3.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.82%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.82%) PMP
6 1 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (21.40%) QA
2 3 (1.23%) SLA
3 1 (0.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (3.29%) Hyper-V
1 8 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (13.17%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.41%) SAP
3 17 (7.00%) Oracle
4 8 (3.29%) VMware
5 5 (2.06%) Citrix
5 5 (2.06%) HP
6 4 (1.65%) Informatica
6 4 (1.65%) Rackspace
7 3 (1.23%) Capita
8 2 (0.82%) Aquila
8 2 (0.82%) Sage
8 2 (0.82%) Siebel
9 1 (0.41%) Adobe
9 1 (0.41%) Apigee
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%) VocaLink