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

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 144 152
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 153 95 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.24% 1.69% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 1.91% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 129 82 83
Median salary £38,000 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year +14.28% -4.10%  

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 6140 4966 5717
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 89.86% 88.27% 89.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4970 4189 4652
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +22 116 £42,500 +21.42% 15
Merseyside +8 19 £37,500 -16.66% 3
Cheshire -23 14 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Lancashire +1 4 £36,200 +3.42%
Test Scripting
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 200 (67.57%) Test Automation
2 189 (63.85%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (41.55%) Selenium
4 109 (36.82%) Java
5 108 (36.49%) Cucumber
6 100 (33.78%) SDLC
7 99 (33.45%) C#
8 87 (29.39%) QA
9 77 (26.01%) ISTQB
10 64 (21.62%) ISEB
11 60 (20.27%) SQL
11 60 (20.27%) BDD
12 58 (19.59%) Python
13 54 (18.24%) Windows
14 53 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
15 52 (17.57%) TDD
16 47 (15.88%) System Integration Testing
17 45 (15.20%) JIRA
18 44 (14.86%) Microsoft
19 43 (14.53%) Manual Testing
20 42 (14.19%) Gherkin
21 41 (13.85%) Jenkins
22 40 (13.51%) Linux
23 39 (13.18%) Configuration Management
24 38 (12.84%) Regression Testing
24 38 (12.84%) WebDriver
25 37 (12.50%) Degree
26 35 (11.82%) Finance
27 34 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
28 33 (11.15%) Test Strategy

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 8 (2.70%) JBoss
1 8 (2.70%) Tomcat
2 7 (2.36%) CMS
3 6 (2.03%) IIS
4 5 (1.69%) EPiServer
5 4 (1.35%) Confluence
5 4 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.01%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.68%) WordPress
8 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.03%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (1.35%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.35%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (1.35%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (1.35%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (1.35%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (1.35%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.01%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (1.01%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 3 (1.01%) SAP APO
3 3 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.68%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.68%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.34%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.34%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.11%) GitHub
2 15 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.04%) SaaS
4 8 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.03%) HTTP
2 2 (0.68%) Internet
2 2 (0.68%) WebEx
3 1 (0.34%) FTP
3 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.12%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.39%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.04%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.69%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.35%) SQLPlus
7 3 (1.01%) Big Data
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.68%) MySQL
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.34%) DB2
9 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.34%) Redis
Development Applications
1 123 (41.55%) Selenium
2 108 (36.49%) Cucumber
3 45 (15.20%) JIRA
4 41 (13.85%) Jenkins
5 38 (12.84%) WebDriver
6 19 (6.42%) JMeter
7 18 (6.08%) LoadRunner
8 15 (5.07%) Git (software)
9 14 (4.73%) Subversion
10 13 (4.39%) Visual Studio
11 11 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (3.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (3.04%) Gatling
12 9 (3.04%) NUnit
12 9 (3.04%) ReSharper
12 9 (3.04%) SoapUI
12 9 (3.04%) SonarQube
13 7 (2.36%) CruiseControl
13 7 (2.36%) SpecFlow
14 6 (2.03%) Bitbucket
General
1 35 (11.82%) Finance
2 28 (9.46%) Banking
3 25 (8.45%) Retail
4 12 (4.05%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.04%) Marketing
6 8 (2.70%) Law
7 6 (2.03%) Games
7 6 (2.03%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.35%) Military
9 3 (1.01%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.01%) Electronics
9 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.01%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Back Office
11 1 (0.34%) German Language
11 1 (0.34%) Legal
11 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 110 (37.16%) Analyst
2 91 (30.74%) Tester
3 81 (27.36%) Test Analyst
4 56 (18.92%) Test Engineer
5 54 (18.24%) Automation Tester
6 40 (13.51%) Test Automation Engineer
7 39 (13.18%) Senior Tester
8 37 (12.50%) Senior Automation Tester
9 34 (11.49%) Developer
10 31 (10.47%) QA Analyst
11 27 (9.12%) QA Engineer
12 23 (7.77%) QA Tester
13 22 (7.43%) Automation Test Analyst
13 22 (7.43%) QA Test Analyst
14 13 (4.39%) Graduate
14 13 (4.39%) Graduate Analyst
14 13 (4.39%) Graduate Test Analyst
14 13 (4.39%) QA Test Engineer
14 13 (4.39%) Software Tester
15 12 (4.05%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (14.19%) Gherkin
2 33 (11.15%) Web Services
3 29 (9.80%) .NET
4 27 (9.12%) HTML
5 23 (7.77%) .NET Framework
6 20 (6.76%) ASP.NET
7 19 (6.42%) XML
8 17 (5.74%) CSS
9 15 (5.07%) AngularJS
10 14 (4.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 12 (4.05%) HTML5
11 12 (4.05%) jQuery
11 12 (4.05%) WCF
12 11 (3.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 10 (3.38%) ADO.NET
13 10 (3.38%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (3.38%) LINQ
14 9 (3.04%) REST
15 8 (2.70%) CSS3
15 8 (2.70%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (9.12%) Mobile App
3 16 (5.41%) iPad
3 16 (5.41%) User Experience
4 10 (3.38%) Data Structures
5 8 (2.70%) Clustering
5 8 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.36%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.69%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (1.01%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.01%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (1.01%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.01%) Online Games
9 2 (0.68%) CMDB
10 1 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 54 (18.24%) Windows
2 40 (13.51%) Linux
3 16 (5.41%) Android
4 14 (4.73%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.70%) AIX
6 6 (2.03%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.69%) Unix
8 2 (0.68%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (67.57%) Test Automation
2 189 (63.85%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (33.78%) SDLC
4 60 (20.27%) BDD
5 53 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
6 52 (17.57%) TDD
7 47 (15.88%) System Integration Testing
8 43 (14.53%) Manual Testing
9 39 (13.18%) Configuration Management
10 38 (12.84%) Regression Testing
11 33 (11.15%) Test Strategy
11 33 (11.15%) User Acceptance Testing
12 32 (10.81%) Scenario Testing
13 31 (10.47%) Scrum
14 27 (9.12%) Validation
15 26 (8.78%) Functional Testing
16 22 (7.43%) MVC
16 22 (7.43%) Software Testing
17 18 (6.08%) Data Analysis
17 18 (6.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 109 (36.82%) Java
2 99 (33.45%) C#
3 60 (20.27%) SQL
4 58 (19.59%) Python
5 30 (10.14%) JavaScript
6 28 (9.46%) Ruby
7 20 (6.76%) C++
8 9 (3.04%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.36%) C
10 6 (2.03%) XPath
11 5 (1.69%) Perl
12 4 (1.35%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.01%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.68%) PHP
14 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 77 (26.01%) ISTQB
2 64 (21.62%) ISEB
3 37 (12.50%) Degree
4 28 (9.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (6.76%) Security Cleared
6 15 (5.07%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.35%) HND
7 4 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (29.39%) QA
2 2 (0.68%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.35%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.70%) Ganglia
2 8 (2.70%) Netcool
3 3 (1.01%) Ansible
3 3 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.01%) Puppet
4 1 (0.34%) Kibana
4 1 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (14.86%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.14%) Oracle
3 21 (7.09%) HP
4 8 (2.70%) AppDynamics
4 8 (2.70%) SAP
5 4 (1.35%) Rackspace
5 4 (1.35%) VMware
6 3 (1.01%) Telerik
7 2 (0.68%) Citrix
7 2 (0.68%) IBM
7 2 (0.68%) Informatica
8 1 (0.34%) CA
8 1 (0.34%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.34%) Progress
8 1 (0.34%) Sage
8 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.34%) Siebel
8 1 (0.34%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.34%) Tableau
8 1 (0.34%) Vertica
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £25000 - £55000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare, bonuses
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bury, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent + Bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £25000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, healthcare, pension,
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Industry Leading Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market standards
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: £24,000 - £35,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Prospectus
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
North West
ROQ
Salary: Competitive Salary Package plus benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Qualitest
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Negotiable DOE
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Modis International
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 22 days ago
Southport
Transition Partners
Salary: Up to £35k + 15% bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Salary: Highly Competitive Plus Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago