Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 60 81
Rank change year-on-year -36 +21 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 9 34 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.79% 3.17% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 3.48% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9 34 12
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £37,500 £39,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.46% +12.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £23,900 £22,750 £30,350
90th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £52,500
North East median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +25.00%

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 1,076 976 945
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 94.47% 90.96% 85.75%
Number of salaries quoted 886 857 774
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £22,250 £23,900 £23,325
90th Percentile £66,250 £64,063 £57,605
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -26 8 £37,500 -2.60% 7
North Shields - 1 £32,500 -
Test Scripting
North East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 3 (33.33%) BDD
2 3 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) JSON
3 2 (22.22%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) JMeter
3 2 (22.22%) SAP
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (22.22%) Java 8
3 2 (22.22%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (22.22%) Gatling
3 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) SDET
3 2 (22.22%) DBS Check
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 2 (22.22%) SAP Implementation
3 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 2 (22.22%) Cucumber

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 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
1 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 2 (22.22%) Gatling
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 2 (22.22%) JMeter
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Developer in Test
4 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Java Developer in Test
4 2 (22.22%) Java Software Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Software Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
4 2 (22.22%) XML Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) QA Leader
5 1 (11.11%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) JSON
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
1 2 (22.22%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (11.11%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) BDD
2 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) SAP Implementation
3 2 (22.22%) SDET
3 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Swim Lanes
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Java 8
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) DBS Check
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft