The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 91 96 87
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 36 24 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.77% 1.26% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 1.60% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 31 21 32
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £24,000 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,900
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.47%
Test Scripting
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1688 1498 1511
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.79% 78.43% 79.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1377 1322 1324
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Birmingham

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting.

1 40 (51.28%) ISEB
2 30 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 29 (37.18%) QA
4 26 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 23 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (28.21%) Automated Testing
7 21 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (25.64%) Finance
9 17 (21.79%) Integration Testing
10 16 (20.51%) HP UFT
11 14 (17.95%) Regression Testing
11 14 (17.95%) Time Management
11 14 (17.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 14 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (16.67%) Performance Testing
12 13 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (15.38%) JavaScript
14 11 (14.10%) SQL
14 11 (14.10%) Windows
14 11 (14.10%) Selenium
14 11 (14.10%) JIRA
15 10 (12.82%) Degree
15 10 (12.82%) Workflow
16 9 (11.54%) LoadRunner
16 9 (11.54%) Billing
16 9 (11.54%) System Testing
17 8 (10.26%) Test Management
17 8 (10.26%) Data Analysis
17 8 (10.26%) MS Excel
17 8 (10.26%) .NET

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 8 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (20.51%) HP UFT
2 11 (14.10%) JIRA
2 11 (14.10%) Selenium
3 9 (11.54%) LoadRunner
4 5 (6.41%) Bugzilla
4 5 (6.41%) FitNesse
4 5 (6.41%) Subversion
5 3 (3.85%) JMeter
6 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.56%) SilkPerformer
6 2 (2.56%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.28%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (1.28%) LoadUI
7 1 (1.28%) VectorCAST
7 1 (1.28%) CANoe
7 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.28%) Mocha
7 1 (1.28%) NUnit
General
1 20 (25.64%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) Billing
3 5 (6.41%) Banking
4 4 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.13%) Games
5 2 (2.56%) Retail
6 1 (1.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 41 (52.56%) Analyst
2 34 (43.59%) Test Analyst
3 21 (26.92%) Tester
4 10 (12.82%) Business Analyst
5 6 (7.69%) QA Tester
5 6 (7.69%) Automated Test Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Test Manager
6 5 (6.41%) Consultant
7 4 (5.13%) Applications Consultant
7 4 (5.13%) Performance Test Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) CRM Consultant
7 4 (5.13%) Performance Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Business Test Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Test Specialist
8 3 (3.85%) Performance Test Specialist
8 3 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Technical Support
8 3 (3.85%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.26%) .NET
2 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET
2 5 (6.41%) XML
3 2 (2.56%) jQuery
3 2 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.41%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.13%) AS400
4 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (38.46%) Software Testing
2 23 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (28.21%) Automated Testing
4 21 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (21.79%) Integration Testing
6 14 (17.95%) Regression Testing
6 14 (17.95%) Time Management
7 13 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 10 (12.82%) Workflow
9 9 (11.54%) System Testing
10 8 (10.26%) Test Management
10 8 (10.26%) Functional Testing
10 8 (10.26%) Data Analysis
11 7 (8.97%) User Stories
12 6 (7.69%) Test Strategy
12 6 (7.69%) Manual Testing
12 6 (7.69%) Test Automation
12 6 (7.69%) Load Testing
12 6 (7.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 11 (14.10%) SQL
3 6 (7.69%) C
4 5 (6.41%) Java
5 3 (3.85%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.85%) C#
5 3 (3.85%) C++
6 1 (1.28%) PHP
6 1 (1.28%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 40 (51.28%) ISEB
2 26 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 14 (17.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (12.82%) Degree
5 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (37.18%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.28%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 6 (7.69%) HP