The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Salford 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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Manchester / Salford
Rank 13 6 18
Rank change year-on-year -7 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 5 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Salford 7.04% 17.24% 4.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.46% 33.33% 4.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 3
Median salary £40,500 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% -1.31%  
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 Salford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Salford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 67 15 61
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Salford 94.37% 51.72% 89.71%
Number of salaries quoted 44 13 56
Median salary £37,747 £37,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.65% -12.79%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £22,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,205 £57,500 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Salford 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 Salford

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Salford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Salford.

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Salford

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 26 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 Salford region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) CRM
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Games
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Bitbucket
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) iPad
3 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (40.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) Confluence
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) Online Games

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Salford 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 2 (40.00%) Confluence
2 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) Bitbucket
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (20.00%) Gatling
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Games
2 1 (20.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) QA Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) CRM Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) iPad
1 2 (40.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) CRM
3 2 (40.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) QA Automation
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management
4 1 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) ForgeRock
2 1 (20.00%) Sitecore
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitive, plus benefits and annual bonus
Posted: 12 days ago