Period
to 23 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 68 89
Rank change year-on-year -5 +21 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 32 20 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 2.38% 2.52% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 2.84% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 30 18 13
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £36,250 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.54% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £30,875 £22,300 £23,500
90th Percentile £42,000 £42,725 £33,500
North East median annual salary £36,250 £32,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year +11.54% +35.42% -20.00%

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,222 705 952
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 91.06% 88.90% 87.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,022 634 839
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £41,500 £37,062 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.97% +0.17% -1.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,714 £51,950 £58,750
North East median annual salary £40,000 £37,062 £37,500
% change year-on-year +7.93% -1.17% -

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Tyne and Wear

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Tyne and Wear

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Tyne and Wear

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 23 June 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 32 £36,250 +3.57% 2
Test Scripting
North East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) ISEB
2 17 (53.13%) Test Automation
3 16 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
5 13 (40.63%) Software Testing
6 12 (37.50%) SQL
6 12 (37.50%) Test Strategy
7 11 (34.38%) QA
8 10 (31.25%) Ruby
8 10 (31.25%) Selenium
8 10 (31.25%) Cucumber
9 9 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (28.13%) Test Management
9 9 (28.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (28.13%) Waterfall
9 9 (28.13%) Project Planning
9 9 (28.13%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (25.00%) .NET
10 8 (25.00%) Project Management
10 8 (25.00%) Business Analysis
11 7 (21.88%) Release Management
11 7 (21.88%) Degree
11 7 (21.88%) C#
11 7 (21.88%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (21.88%) Swim Lanes
12 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (18.75%) System Testing
12 6 (18.75%) Resource Allocation
12 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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:

Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (18.75%) MS Visio
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Cucumber
1 10 (31.25%) Selenium
2 9 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (15.63%) Visual Studio
4 3 (9.38%) ProC
5 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.13%) JUnit
5 1 (3.13%) RSpec
5 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Advertising
3 1 (3.13%) Games
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (84.38%) Analyst
2 15 (46.88%) Test Analyst
3 11 (34.38%) QA Analyst
4 9 (28.13%) Business Analyst
4 9 (28.13%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Business IT Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) IT Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) IT Business Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Software Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Developer
7 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL Developer
7 3 (9.38%) SQL Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Test Leader
8 2 (6.25%) Lead Business Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Solaris
1 3 (9.38%) Unix
2 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) Test Automation
3 16 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (40.63%) Software Testing
5 12 (37.50%) Test Strategy
6 9 (28.13%) Project Planning
6 9 (28.13%) Test Management
6 9 (28.13%) Waterfall
7 8 (25.00%) Business Analysis
7 8 (25.00%) Project Management
8 7 (21.88%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (21.88%) Release Management
8 7 (21.88%) Swim Lanes
9 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
9 6 (18.75%) Resource Allocation
9 6 (18.75%) System Testing
10 5 (15.63%) Functional Testing
10 5 (15.63%) Scenario Testing
10 5 (15.63%) Scrum
10 5 (15.63%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) SQL
2 10 (31.25%) Ruby
3 7 (21.88%) C#
4 3 (9.38%) C
4 3 (9.38%) Korn
4 3 (9.38%) Perl
4 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.13%) Java
5 1 (3.13%) Python
5 1 (3.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) ISEB
2 9 (28.13%) ISEB Practitioner
2 9 (28.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (21.88%) Degree
4 3 (9.38%) Master's Degree
5 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (34.38%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Capita