Period
to 19 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 57 96
Rank change year-on-year -41 +39 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 14 22 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.16% 3.02% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 3.35% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 13 22 14
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% - -3.36%
10th Percentile £24,700 £22,750 £27,950
90th Percentile £35,375 £45,000 £48,300
North East median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% -8.68%

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 1,112 657 986
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 92.21% 90.12% 86.42%
Number of salaries quoted 938 559 853
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.06% +1.07%
10th Percentile £22,229 £22,750 £24,200
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £60,000
North East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,250
% change year-on-year +6.67% -4.46% -1.88%

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 September 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 September 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 -43 13 £32,500 -7.14% 1
North Shields - 1 £32,500 -
Test Scripting
North East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (78.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (35.71%) SDLC
5 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 5 (35.71%) .NET
5 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio
6 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 3 (21.43%) Korn
6 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
6 3 (21.43%) Degree
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (21.43%) Swim Lanes
6 3 (21.43%) Master's Degree
6 3 (21.43%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (21.43%) Server Management
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle
6 3 (21.43%) C
6 3 (21.43%) Perl
6 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
6 3 (21.43%) SQL
6 3 (21.43%) Unix
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Solaris
6 3 (21.43%) ProC
6 3 (21.43%) Firewall

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio
2 3 (21.43%) ProC
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Test Leader
4 3 (21.43%) Business Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Lead Test Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Software Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Business IT Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) IT Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Finance Business Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) UAT Lead
6 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (21.43%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Solaris
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
1 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) Scenario Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (35.71%) SDLC
4 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
5 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) Server Management
5 3 (21.43%) Swim Lanes
6 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) Release Management
6 2 (14.29%) Resource Allocation
6 2 (14.29%) System Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C
1 3 (21.43%) Korn
1 3 (21.43%) Perl
1 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
1 3 (21.43%) Master's Degree
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle