The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 64 67 63
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 9 13 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.37% 1.79% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 2.37% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 10
Average salary £25,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £28,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £29,130 £35,000 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
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 Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
571 549 537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 87.04% 75.41% 81.74%
Number of salaries quoted 483 435 466
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +1 4 £23,500 -32.85%
Stafford -7 2 £27,500 -5.17%
Tamworth - 2 £28,538 -
Test Scripting
West Midlands

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 8 (36.36%) SQL
1 8 (36.36%) SDLC
2 7 (31.82%) SAP
2 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Sage
2 7 (31.82%) ERP
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
2 7 (31.82%) ResourceLink
2 7 (31.82%) QA
3 6 (27.27%) Northgate
3 6 (27.27%) Degree
3 6 (27.27%) ISEB
3 6 (27.27%) Pegasus
4 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
4 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (18.18%) Mobile App
5 4 (18.18%) Black-Box Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
6 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) C#
6 3 (13.64%) HTML
6 3 (13.64%) VB
6 3 (13.64%) JIRA
6 3 (13.64%) Computer Science

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (31.82%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (9.09%) MS Access
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) QADirector
2 2 (9.09%) TestPartner
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
2 10 (45.45%) Tester
2 10 (45.45%) Software Tester
3 5 (22.73%) Support Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Applications Support
5 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) QA Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) QA Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Junior
7 1 (4.55%) Systems Support
7 1 (4.55%) Junior Tester
7 1 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Systems Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Junior Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Junior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) HTML
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) COM
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) WinForms
3 1 (4.55%) Silverlight
3 1 (4.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) SDLC
2 7 (31.82%) ERP
2 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Black-Box Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
4 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) WFM
6 2 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (9.09%) Project Management
7 1 (4.55%) Scrum
7 1 (4.55%) CRM
7 1 (4.55%) TDD
7 1 (4.55%) Web Testing
7 1 (4.55%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) VB
2 3 (13.64%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) VBA
4 1 (4.55%) VB6
4 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISEB
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) SAP
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
1 7 (31.82%) Sage
2 6 (27.27%) Northgate
2 6 (27.27%) Pegasus
3 2 (9.09%) RedPrairie
3 2 (9.09%) Oneserve
3 2 (9.09%) Kronos
3 2 (9.09%) JDA