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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 120 154 144
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 120 73 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.05% 1.27% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 1.47% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 102 59 78
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,650 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
5109 4980 4610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.32% 86.97% 83.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4028 4059 3826
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £63,299
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 August 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +3 34 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Staffordshire +9 24 £29,875 +8.63%
Warwickshire +10 15 £32,500 +4.00% 8
Coventry -8 13 £41,250 +17.85% 1
Solihull +25 8 £35,000 -10.25%
Shropshire - 7 £42,000 -
Wolverhampton 0 5 £26,000 -35.00%
Herefordshire -4 3 £32,500 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 101 (45.50%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (38.74%) QA
3 67 (30.18%) SQL
4 59 (26.58%) Automated Testing
5 57 (25.68%) Finance
6 56 (25.23%) Software Testing
7 54 (24.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 53 (23.87%) ISEB
9 50 (22.52%) JIRA
10 45 (20.27%) Defect Management
11 41 (18.47%) Regression Testing
12 39 (17.57%) Scrum
13 38 (17.12%) Manual Testing
14 36 (16.22%) Selenium
15 35 (15.77%) ISTQB
16 34 (15.32%) Test Automation
16 34 (15.32%) Functional Testing
17 32 (14.41%) Microsoft
17 32 (14.41%) SDLC
17 32 (14.41%) Automation Testing
18 31 (13.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 29 (13.06%) Java
20 28 (12.61%) Jenkins
21 27 (12.16%) Non-Functional Testing
22 26 (11.71%) Performance Testing
23 25 (11.26%) Windows
24 23 (10.36%) MS Excel
24 23 (10.36%) SQL Server
24 23 (10.36%) Waterfall
24 23 (10.36%) Analytical Skills

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 23 (10.36%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.50%) MS Office
3 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.25%) SAP MII
2 2 (0.90%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.35%) SaaS
2 1 (0.45%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.80%) HTTP
2 2 (0.90%) Firewall
3 1 (0.45%) ATM
3 1 (0.45%) DHCP
3 1 (0.45%) DNS
3 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.45%) Internet
3 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.45%) VLAN
3 1 (0.45%) VoIP
3 1 (0.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (4.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (3.60%) MS Access
5 2 (0.90%) DB2
5 2 (0.90%) MySQL
5 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 50 (22.52%) JIRA
2 36 (16.22%) Selenium
3 28 (12.61%) Jenkins
4 18 (8.11%) Git (software)
5 17 (7.66%) Hudson
6 16 (7.21%) Cucumber
6 16 (7.21%) Mercurial
7 12 (5.41%) HP UFT
7 12 (5.41%) Subversion
8 11 (4.95%) WebDriver
9 9 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (3.60%) RSpec
11 7 (3.15%) Ant
11 7 (3.15%) QADirector
11 7 (3.15%) TestPartner
11 7 (3.15%) WATIR
12 6 (2.70%) SilkPerformer
13 5 (2.25%) Bugzilla
14 4 (1.80%) Concordion
15 3 (1.35%) JIRA Agile
General
1 57 (25.68%) Finance
2 15 (6.76%) Retail
3 13 (5.86%) Games
4 7 (3.15%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.70%) Military
6 4 (1.80%) Banking
7 3 (1.35%) Back Office
8 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.45%) Automotive
9 1 (0.45%) Local Government
9 1 (0.45%) Marketing
9 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 111 (50.00%) Analyst
2 89 (40.09%) Test Analyst
3 70 (31.53%) Tester
4 44 (19.82%) Software Tester
5 29 (13.06%) Software Analyst
6 26 (11.71%) Test Leader
7 23 (10.36%) Software Test Analyst
8 20 (9.01%) Applications Tester
8 20 (9.01%) Senior Analyst
9 19 (8.56%) Senior Test Analyst
10 17 (7.66%) Automation Test Analyst
11 15 (6.76%) Test Engineer
12 14 (6.31%) Business Analyst
12 14 (6.31%) QA Analyst
13 13 (5.86%) QA Test Analyst
14 12 (5.41%) UAT Lead
14 12 (5.41%) UAT Test Lead
15 10 (4.50%) Automation Tester
16 9 (4.05%) Agile Test Analyst
17 8 (3.60%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.01%) HTML
2 15 (6.76%) .NET
3 11 (4.95%) EDI
4 10 (4.50%) X-Windows
5 9 (4.05%) CSS
5 9 (4.05%) Web Services
6 7 (3.15%) REST
6 7 (3.15%) SOAP
7 5 (2.25%) Node.js
8 4 (1.80%) J2EE
8 4 (1.80%) XML
9 3 (1.35%) XML Messaging
10 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.45%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.45%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.31%) Computer Science
3 11 (4.95%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.50%) Client/Server
5 9 (4.05%) Driving Licence
6 7 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.25%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.80%) iPad
9 3 (1.35%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.90%) AS400
10 2 (0.90%) EPoS
11 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.45%) NHS
11 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.45%) Statistics
11 1 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.26%) Windows
2 18 (8.11%) Linux
3 10 (4.50%) Mac OS X
4 7 (3.15%) Unix
4 7 (3.15%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.90%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (45.50%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (26.58%) Automated Testing
3 56 (25.23%) Software Testing
4 54 (24.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 45 (20.27%) Defect Management
6 41 (18.47%) Regression Testing
7 39 (17.57%) Scrum
8 38 (17.12%) Manual Testing
9 34 (15.32%) Functional Testing
9 34 (15.32%) Test Automation
10 32 (14.41%) Automation Testing
10 32 (14.41%) SDLC
11 27 (12.16%) Non-Functional Testing
12 26 (11.71%) Performance Testing
13 23 (10.36%) Waterfall
14 21 (9.46%) Unit Testing
15 19 (8.56%) Test Management
16 18 (8.11%) Test Planning
17 17 (7.66%) BDD
17 17 (7.66%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 67 (30.18%) SQL
2 29 (13.06%) Java
3 20 (9.01%) C#
4 16 (7.21%) C++
5 13 (5.86%) Python
6 9 (4.05%) C
7 7 (3.15%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.15%) Perl
7 7 (3.15%) Ruby
7 7 (3.15%) VB
7 7 (3.15%) VBA
8 6 (2.70%) Fortran
8 6 (2.70%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.25%) PHP
9 5 (2.25%) Scala
10 2 (0.90%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.90%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (23.87%) ISEB
2 35 (15.77%) ISTQB
3 31 (13.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (8.11%) Degree
5 12 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (3.15%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.25%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (38.74%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (5.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.45%) SCOM
2 1 (0.45%) SCSM
Vendors
1 32 (14.41%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.31%) HP
3 10 (4.50%) Oracle
4 8 (3.60%) SAP
5 4 (1.80%) Serena
6 1 (0.45%) MKS
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