The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 139 109 88
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -21
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 59 98 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.19% 1.96% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 2.55% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 53 82 99
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +20.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3890 3842 3367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 78.67% 76.70% 71.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3239 3221 2856
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Scripting
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -15 20 £41,250 -4.62% 3
Coventry +20 18 £30,750 +13.88%
Solihull +4 8 £40,000 +40.35%
Staffordshire -7 5 £29,000 -19.44% 2
Worcestershire -1 2 £31,500 +5.00% 1
Dudley - 2 £30,000 -
Warwickshire -13 1 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 63 (39.38%) Finance
2 59 (36.88%) C#
3 52 (32.50%) SQL
4 48 (30.00%) Automated Testing
5 39 (24.38%) Degree
6 38 (23.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 38 (23.75%) ISEB
6 38 (23.75%) .NET
7 35 (21.88%) SQL Server
7 35 (21.88%) QA
8 29 (18.13%) Windows
9 28 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (16.88%) Oracle
10 27 (16.88%) Microsoft
10 27 (16.88%) Selenium
11 26 (16.25%) Software Engineering
12 24 (15.00%) Waterfall
13 23 (14.38%) UNIX
14 21 (13.13%) Manual Testing
15 20 (12.50%) Mathematics
15 20 (12.50%) Computer Science
15 20 (12.50%) Web Services
16 19 (11.88%) C++
16 19 (11.88%) CAD
16 19 (11.88%) DirectX
16 19 (11.88%) Software Testing
16 19 (11.88%) Physics
17 18 (11.25%) Multithreading
18 17 (10.63%) 3D Graphics
18 17 (10.63%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.13%) IIS
3 2 (1.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.63%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (6.25%) MS Office
2 7 (4.38%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.88%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.50%) TCP/IP
2 11 (6.88%) Internet
3 5 (3.13%) HTTP
3 5 (3.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.88%) Oracle Database
3 9 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (5.63%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.25%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (16.88%) Selenium
2 14 (8.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (6.88%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (5.63%) Visual Studio
5 8 (5.00%) Hudson
6 7 (4.38%) SoapUI
6 7 (4.38%) Cucumber
6 7 (4.38%) SpecFlow
7 4 (2.50%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.50%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.25%) MSTest
8 2 (1.25%) JIRA
8 2 (1.25%) VectorCAST
8 2 (1.25%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.25%) Subversion
9 1 (0.63%) JMeter
9 1 (0.63%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.63%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 63 (39.38%) Finance
2 14 (8.75%) Retail
3 12 (7.50%) Banking
4 7 (4.38%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.88%) Back Office
7 2 (1.25%) Automotive
7 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 51 (31.88%) Analyst
2 43 (26.88%) Tester
3 38 (23.75%) Test Analyst
4 22 (13.75%) Software Engineer
5 21 (13.13%) Test Engineer
6 18 (11.25%) Developer
7 15 (9.38%) QA Tester
8 14 (8.75%) Test Manager
9 13 (8.13%) Software Developer
10 12 (7.50%) Software Tester
11 11 (6.88%) QA Engineer
12 9 (5.63%) Business Analyst
13 8 (5.00%) UAT Test Manager
13 8 (5.00%) UAT Manager
13 8 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
14 6 (3.75%) Senior Tester
14 6 (3.75%) Systems Test Analyst
15 5 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
15 5 (3.13%) Software Test Analyst
16 4 (2.50%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (23.75%) .NET
2 20 (12.50%) Web Services
3 19 (11.88%) DirectX
4 15 (9.38%) WCF
5 14 (8.75%) ASP.NET
6 12 (7.50%) SOAP
7 9 (5.63%) HTML
8 7 (4.38%) OpenGL
8 7 (4.38%) Gherkin
9 5 (3.13%) XML
10 3 (1.88%) CSS
11 2 (1.25%) PostGIS
11 2 (1.25%) J2EE
11 2 (1.25%) Hibernate
11 2 (1.25%) Spring
12 1 (0.63%) Middleware
12 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (0.63%) Application Packaging
12 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 20 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 19 (11.88%) Physics
3 17 (10.63%) 3D Graphics
4 5 (3.13%) Biometrics
4 5 (3.13%) Smartcard
5 4 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.25%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.63%) AS400
7 1 (0.63%) iPhone
7 1 (0.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.13%) Windows
2 23 (14.38%) UNIX
3 14 (8.75%) Linux
4 7 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (3.13%) Windows XP
5 5 (3.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (30.00%) Automated Testing
2 38 (23.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 28 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (16.25%) Software Engineering
5 24 (15.00%) Waterfall
6 21 (13.13%) Manual Testing
7 19 (11.88%) CAD
7 19 (11.88%) Software Testing
8 18 (11.25%) Multithreading
9 17 (10.63%) Test Strategy
10 11 (6.88%) Integration Testing
11 10 (6.25%) System Testing
11 10 (6.25%) E-Commerce
11 10 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (5.63%) Regression Testing
12 9 (5.63%) Scrum
12 9 (5.63%) Project Management
12 9 (5.63%) Unit Testing
12 9 (5.63%) Usability Testing
12 9 (5.63%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (36.88%) C#
2 52 (32.50%) SQL
3 19 (11.88%) C++
4 13 (8.13%) VB.NET
5 12 (7.50%) Java
5 12 (7.50%) PHP
6 10 (6.25%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.75%) VB
8 5 (3.13%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.13%) Bourne shell
8 5 (3.13%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.25%) C
9 2 (1.25%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 39 (24.38%) Degree
2 38 (23.75%) ISEB
3 8 (5.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.88%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (21.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) XenApp
1 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (16.88%) Oracle
1 27 (16.88%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.75%) HP
3 4 (2.50%) Citrix
4 2 (1.25%) Fujitsu
4 2 (1.25%) MKS
4 2 (1.25%) Capita
5 1 (0.63%) IBM
5 1 (0.63%) Apple
5 1 (0.63%) SAP
5 1 (0.63%) Trayport
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aston Carter
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: upto 30,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Argyll Scott
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago