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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 64 63 48
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 12 3 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.70% 0.45% 2.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 0.58% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 14
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £36,100 £49,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
516 520 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 72.98% 78.67% 77.31%
Number of salaries quoted 407 439 308
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 28 August 2014. 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 +9 8 £35,000 -5.40%
Stafford -3 1 £34,000 +4.61%
Test Scripting
West Midlands

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 15 (68.18%) Software Testing
2 12 (54.55%) SQL
3 9 (40.91%) .NET
4 7 (31.82%) E-Commerce
4 7 (31.82%) QA
5 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Web Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Manual Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Back Office
5 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 6 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (22.73%) Business Analysis
6 5 (22.73%) Web Services
6 5 (22.73%) Windows
6 5 (22.73%) UML
6 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
6 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (22.73%) Usability Testing
6 5 (22.73%) WCF
6 5 (22.73%) MSTest
7 4 (18.18%) Games
8 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Selenium
8 3 (13.64%) WebDriver
9 2 (9.09%) Open Source
9 2 (9.09%) Java
9 2 (9.09%) Scrum
10 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (22.73%) MSTest
2 3 (13.64%) Selenium
2 3 (13.64%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (27.27%) Back Office
2 4 (18.18%) Games
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Tester
2 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Test Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Software Tester
4 5 (22.73%) Applications Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Web Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Hardware Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) Web Services
2 5 (22.73%) WCF
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Open Source
2 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Software Testing
2 7 (31.82%) E-Commerce
3 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Web Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Manual Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Automated Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (22.73%) Business Analysis
4 5 (22.73%) UML
4 5 (22.73%) Usability Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
7 1 (4.55%) Automation Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft