The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 97 84 73
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 25 39 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.28% 1.93% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 2.48% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 24 37 33
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,300 £22,000 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £53,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1489 1574 1202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 76.36% 77.81% 71.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1302 1384 1059
Average salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Scripting
West Midlands

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 25 July 2014.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 20 (43.48%) SQL
2 18 (39.13%) Oracle
3 17 (36.96%) ISEB
4 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (32.61%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (28.26%) Finance
6 11 (23.91%) HP
6 11 (23.91%) Retail
6 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
6 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
7 10 (21.74%) QA
7 10 (21.74%) Automated Testing
7 10 (21.74%) E-Commerce
8 9 (19.57%) Workflow
8 9 (19.57%) Selenium
8 9 (19.57%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (15.22%) WebDriver
9 7 (15.22%) Manual Testing
9 7 (15.22%) Test Strategy
9 7 (15.22%) .NET
9 7 (15.22%) C#
10 6 (13.04%) Java
10 6 (13.04%) PL/SQL
10 6 (13.04%) ERP
10 6 (13.04%) Oracle Discoverer
10 6 (13.04%) Project Management
10 6 (13.04%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (13.04%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (13.04%) Oracle iRecruitment
10 6 (13.04%) Taleo

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle Discoverer
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (4.35%) JasperReports
6 1 (2.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Selenium
2 7 (15.22%) WebDriver
3 5 (10.87%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (8.70%) Cucumber
4 4 (8.70%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.35%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.35%) LoadUI
5 2 (4.35%) jMock
5 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.35%) JMeter
5 2 (4.35%) JIRA
5 2 (4.35%) JUnit
5 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.17%) Hudson
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 11 (23.91%) Retail
3 5 (10.87%) Banking
4 3 (6.52%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.52%) Back Office
5 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Analyst
1 19 (41.30%) Test Analyst
2 9 (19.57%) QA Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Consultant
4 6 (13.04%) Functional Consultant
4 6 (13.04%) Tester
4 6 (13.04%) Oracle Consultant
4 6 (13.04%) Oracle Functional Consultant
5 5 (10.87%) QA Tester
5 5 (10.87%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (8.70%) Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Coordinator
7 3 (6.52%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (6.52%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.52%) UAT Test Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Test Coordinator
7 3 (6.52%) Team Leader
7 3 (6.52%) UAT Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) .NET
2 4 (8.70%) CSS
2 4 (8.70%) SOAP
2 4 (8.70%) Hibernate
2 4 (8.70%) Spring
2 4 (8.70%) XML
2 4 (8.70%) HTML
3 3 (6.52%) J2EE
4 2 (4.35%) REST
4 2 (4.35%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.35%) PostGIS
4 2 (4.35%) JMS
4 2 (4.35%) Middleware
5 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) EPoS
1 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.17%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) UNIX
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (32.61%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (21.74%) Automated Testing
2 10 (21.74%) E-Commerce
3 9 (19.57%) Workflow
4 7 (15.22%) Manual Testing
4 7 (15.22%) Test Strategy
5 6 (13.04%) ERP
5 6 (13.04%) Project Management
6 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.52%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Integration Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Test Management
8 3 (6.52%) Migration
8 3 (6.52%) Change Management
8 3 (6.52%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (43.48%) SQL
2 7 (15.22%) C#
3 6 (13.04%) Java
3 6 (13.04%) PL/SQL
4 4 (8.70%) VB
4 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (36.96%) ISEB
2 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
2 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.52%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.52%) Degree
5 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Oracle
2 11 (23.91%) HP
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) SAP
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