The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 125 101 146
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +45
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 84 99 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.70% 2.24% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 2.81% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 63 79 55
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £37,250
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Test Scripting
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4036 3519 3603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.92% 79.56% 75.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3482 2854 3115
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Test Scripting
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 January 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
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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
Birmingham -26 28 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Staffordshire +26 20 £32,000 -24.70% 2
Solihull -3 7 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Warwickshire -6 6 £33,750 +12.50% 5
Coventry -33 6 £50,000 -
Walsall 0 4 £37,500 +25.00%
Herefordshire - 4 £35,000 -
Shropshire - 4 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 3 £37,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £45,000 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 59 (38.31%) QA
2 53 (34.42%) ISEB
3 52 (33.77%) Software Testing
4 48 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (27.92%) SQL
6 40 (25.97%) Finance
7 34 (22.08%) Selenium
8 29 (18.83%) User Acceptance Testing
9 28 (18.18%) .NET
9 28 (18.18%) Java
10 25 (16.23%) SQL Server
10 25 (16.23%) ISTQB
11 22 (14.29%) Automated Testing
11 22 (14.29%) JIRA
11 22 (14.29%) Manual Testing
12 21 (13.64%) E-Commerce
13 17 (11.04%) WebDriver
13 17 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (10.39%) Test Automation
14 16 (10.39%) Degree
15 15 (9.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 15 (9.74%) Scrum
15 15 (9.74%) Regression Testing
16 13 (8.44%) Test Strategy
17 12 (7.79%) Performance Testing
17 12 (7.79%) Windows
18 11 (7.14%) CRM
18 11 (7.14%) System Testing
18 11 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
18 11 (7.14%) Automation Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (1.95%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.65%) Facebook Platform
2 1 (0.65%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (5.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.60%) Servitor
3 1 (0.65%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.65%) HTTP
1 1 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 8 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (3.25%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.60%) MySQL
5 3 (1.95%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.65%) Redis
Development Applications
1 34 (22.08%) Selenium
2 22 (14.29%) JIRA
3 17 (11.04%) WebDriver
4 8 (5.19%) Subversion
4 8 (5.19%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (3.90%) Visual Studio
6 5 (3.25%) JUnit
7 4 (2.60%) MSTest
8 3 (1.95%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.95%) VectorCAST
8 3 (1.95%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (1.95%) LoadRunner
9 2 (1.30%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.65%) WATIR
10 1 (0.65%) Appium
10 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.65%) Robotium
10 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
General
1 40 (25.97%) Finance
2 9 (5.84%) Automotive
2 9 (5.84%) Banking
3 7 (4.55%) Retail
4 5 (3.25%) Back Office
5 4 (2.60%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.60%) Games
5 4 (2.60%) Billing
6 3 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.30%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 68 (44.16%) Analyst
2 50 (32.47%) Test Analyst
3 44 (28.57%) Tester
4 22 (14.29%) Software Tester
5 13 (8.44%) Business Analyst
5 13 (8.44%) Consultant
6 11 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
6 11 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
7 10 (6.49%) Test Manager
8 9 (5.84%) QA Tester
8 9 (5.84%) Test Leader
9 6 (3.90%) QA Analyst
9 6 (3.90%) Junior
10 5 (3.25%) Test Consultant
10 5 (3.25%) QA Engineer
10 5 (3.25%) Systems Tester
10 5 (3.25%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (3.25%) Junior Tester
10 5 (3.25%) QA Leader
10 5 (3.25%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (18.18%) .NET
2 9 (5.84%) HTML
3 7 (4.55%) XML
4 5 (3.25%) CSS
4 5 (3.25%) Web Services
4 5 (3.25%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.95%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.65%) EDI
6 1 (0.65%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.65%) WinForms
6 1 (0.65%) JSON
6 1 (0.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.90%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.25%) User Experience
4 4 (2.60%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.95%) Open Source
6 2 (1.30%) EPoS
7 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.65%) Statistics
7 1 (0.65%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.79%) Windows
2 4 (2.60%) UNIX
2 4 (2.60%) Android
3 3 (1.95%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.95%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.30%) Linux
5 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (33.77%) Software Testing
2 48 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (18.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 22 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 21 (13.64%) E-Commerce
6 16 (10.39%) Test Automation
7 15 (9.74%) Regression Testing
7 15 (9.74%) Scrum
8 13 (8.44%) Test Strategy
9 12 (7.79%) Performance Testing
10 11 (7.14%) CRM
10 11 (7.14%) Automation Testing
10 11 (7.14%) System Testing
11 10 (6.49%) Project Management
12 9 (5.84%) Time Management
13 8 (5.19%) Test Planning
13 8 (5.19%) Waterfall
13 8 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (4.55%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.92%) SQL
2 28 (18.18%) Java
3 10 (6.49%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.84%) C#
5 6 (3.90%) C
6 4 (2.60%) C++
6 4 (2.60%) PHP
7 3 (1.95%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.95%) Embedded C
7 3 (1.95%) VB
8 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (34.42%) ISEB
2 25 (16.23%) ISTQB
3 16 (10.39%) Degree
4 15 (9.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.95%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (38.31%) QA
2 3 (1.95%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 11 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (6.49%) Oracle
1 10 (6.49%) Microsoft
1 10 (6.49%) HP
2 5 (3.25%) SAP
3 4 (2.60%) Symbian
4 3 (1.95%) Capita
5 2 (1.30%) Fujitsu
5 2 (1.30%) MKS
6 1 (0.65%) Facebook
6 1 (0.65%) IBM
Warwick, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 30 minutes ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 25,000
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £44000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + ISEB training + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago