Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 93 76
Rank change year-on-year +28 -17 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 27 14 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 2.93% 1.20% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.41% 1.43% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 27 11 15
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +18.18%
10th Percentile £22,750 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £45,000 £52,500 £41,666
North East median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +34.62% -5.45%

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 792 976 888
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 85.90% 83.78% 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 694 811 755
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £64,063 £60,000 £57,500
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +19 17 £35,000 - 3
Gateshead - 9 £40,000 -
Sunderland -6 1 £22,500 -55.00%
Test Scripting
North East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 19 (70.37%) Software Testing
2 17 (62.96%) Test Automation
3 15 (55.56%) Selenium
3 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (55.56%) ISEB
4 14 (51.85%) Cucumber
5 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 12 (44.44%) SQL
5 12 (44.44%) Test Strategy
6 10 (37.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (33.33%) QA
8 8 (29.63%) Test Management
8 8 (29.63%) TDD
8 8 (29.63%) Ruby
8 8 (29.63%) Regression Testing
8 8 (29.63%) Waterfall
8 8 (29.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (25.93%) WebDriver
9 7 (25.93%) BDD
9 7 (25.93%) Project Planning
10 6 (22.22%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (22.22%) Black-Box Testing
10 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
11 5 (18.52%) Big Data
11 5 (18.52%) GitHub
11 5 (18.52%) SDLC
11 5 (18.52%) Gherkin
11 5 (18.52%) Acceptance Criteria
11 5 (18.52%) Artificial Intelligence
11 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) GitHub
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Big Data
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) Selenium
2 14 (51.85%) Cucumber
3 8 (29.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (25.93%) WebDriver
5 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
6 2 (7.41%) JMeter
6 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
6 2 (7.41%) Ranorex
6 2 (7.41%) Robot Framework
6 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.70%) JIRA
7 1 (3.70%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (11.11%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Tester
2 10 (37.04%) Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Software Tester
3 7 (25.93%) Test Analyst
4 6 (22.22%) Automation Tester
4 6 (22.22%) QA Analyst
4 6 (22.22%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Graduate
6 1 (3.70%) Graduate Software Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Graduate Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Gherkin
2 3 (11.11%) Web Services
3 2 (7.41%) REST
3 2 (7.41%) SOAP
4 1 (3.70%) .NET
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) CSS
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) MFC
4 1 (3.70%) WCF
4 1 (3.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Virtual Team
2 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) Software Testing
2 17 (62.96%) Test Automation
3 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (44.44%) Test Strategy
5 8 (29.63%) Regression Testing
5 8 (29.63%) TDD
5 8 (29.63%) Test Management
5 8 (29.63%) Waterfall
6 7 (25.93%) BDD
6 7 (25.93%) Project Planning
7 6 (22.22%) Black-Box Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Acceptance Criteria
8 5 (18.52%) Artificial Intelligence
8 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
8 5 (18.52%) SDLC
8 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Project Management
9 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
9 4 (14.81%) Service Management
9 4 (14.81%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) Ruby
3 4 (14.81%) C#
4 3 (11.11%) Java
5 2 (7.41%) C++
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) ISEB
2 10 (37.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (22.22%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (11.11%) Degree
4 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
5 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) HP