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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 117 158 145
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -13
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 128 74 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.12% 1.26% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 1.45% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 109 62 68
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
5244 5109 4475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 86.94% 87.05% 83.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4099 4157 3719
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,495
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Staffordshire +21 35 £30,000 +20.00% 1
Birmingham 0 35 £36,750 +13.07% 5
Warwickshire +14 17 £32,500 - 1
Coventry -2 11 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Solihull +19 9 £36,250 +11.53%
Wolverhampton -4 5 £26,000 -30.66% 1
Shropshire - 3 £42,000 -
Herefordshire - 2 £22,500 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 104 (46.64%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (36.32%) QA
3 68 (30.49%) SQL
4 67 (30.04%) Software Testing
5 58 (26.01%) ISEB
6 57 (25.56%) Finance
7 56 (25.11%) Automated Testing
7 56 (25.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 52 (23.32%) JIRA
9 45 (20.18%) Regression Testing
9 45 (20.18%) ISTQB
10 42 (18.83%) Defect Management
11 37 (16.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 37 (16.59%) Microsoft
12 35 (15.70%) Scrum
13 33 (14.80%) Selenium
13 33 (14.80%) Manual Testing
14 32 (14.35%) Test Management
14 32 (14.35%) SDLC
15 31 (13.90%) Functional Testing
15 31 (13.90%) Test Automation
16 30 (13.45%) Java
16 30 (13.45%) Automation Testing
17 29 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
18 27 (12.11%) SQL Server
18 27 (12.11%) MS Excel
19 26 (11.66%) Test Planning
20 25 (11.21%) Performance Testing
21 23 (10.31%) Windows
21 23 (10.31%) Jenkins

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 (2.24%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 27 (12.11%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.73%) MS Office
3 4 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.79%) MS Project
4 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.45%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.45%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.35%) SaaS
2 2 (0.90%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.24%) HTTP
2 2 (0.90%) Firewall
2 2 (0.90%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.45%) ATM
3 1 (0.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.11%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (3.59%) MS Access
6 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (0.90%) MySQL
6 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 52 (23.32%) JIRA
2 33 (14.80%) Selenium
3 23 (10.31%) Jenkins
4 15 (6.73%) Git (software)
5 14 (6.28%) Hudson
6 13 (5.83%) Mercurial
7 12 (5.38%) Cucumber
7 12 (5.38%) Subversion
8 11 (4.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (4.48%) WebDriver
10 9 (4.04%) HP UFT
11 7 (3.14%) QADirector
11 7 (3.14%) RSpec
11 7 (3.14%) TestPartner
12 5 (2.24%) Ant
12 5 (2.24%) SilkPerformer
12 5 (2.24%) WATIR
13 4 (1.79%) Bugzilla
14 3 (1.35%) Concordion
14 3 (1.35%) SoapUI
General
1 57 (25.56%) Finance
2 16 (7.17%) Games
2 16 (7.17%) Retail
3 5 (2.24%) Marketing
3 5 (2.24%) Military
4 4 (1.79%) Banking
5 3 (1.35%) Back Office
5 3 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.90%) Automotive
6 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Local Government
7 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 102 (45.74%) Analyst
2 83 (37.22%) Test Analyst
3 76 (34.08%) Tester
4 49 (21.97%) Software Tester
5 29 (13.00%) Software Analyst
6 25 (11.21%) Test Leader
7 23 (10.31%) Software Test Analyst
8 18 (8.07%) Applications Tester
9 17 (7.62%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (7.17%) Senior Test Analyst
11 14 (6.28%) Automation Test Analyst
11 14 (6.28%) Automation Tester
11 14 (6.28%) Test Engineer
12 13 (5.83%) QA Analyst
13 12 (5.38%) Test Manager
13 12 (5.38%) UAT Lead
13 12 (5.38%) UAT Test Lead
14 11 (4.93%) QA Test Analyst
15 10 (4.48%) Business Analyst
16 8 (3.59%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.97%) .NET
1 20 (8.97%) HTML
2 9 (4.04%) EDI
2 9 (4.04%) X-Windows
3 8 (3.59%) CSS
4 7 (3.14%) Web Services
5 5 (2.24%) REST
5 5 (2.24%) SOAP
6 4 (1.79%) Node.js
6 4 (1.79%) XML
7 3 (1.35%) Flash
7 3 (1.35%) J2EE
7 3 (1.35%) XML Messaging
8 2 (0.90%) Apache Flex
8 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.45%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.28%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.83%) Client/Server
3 13 (5.83%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.14%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.24%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.79%) iPad
8 3 (1.35%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.90%) AS400
9 2 (0.90%) EPoS
10 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.45%) NHS
10 1 (0.45%) Statistics
10 1 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.31%) Windows
2 15 (6.73%) Linux
3 9 (4.04%) Mac OS X
4 7 (3.14%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.24%) Unix
6 2 (0.90%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (46.64%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (30.04%) Software Testing
3 56 (25.11%) Automated Testing
3 56 (25.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 45 (20.18%) Regression Testing
5 42 (18.83%) Defect Management
6 35 (15.70%) Scrum
7 33 (14.80%) Manual Testing
8 32 (14.35%) SDLC
8 32 (14.35%) Test Management
9 31 (13.90%) Functional Testing
9 31 (13.90%) Test Automation
10 30 (13.45%) Automation Testing
11 26 (11.66%) Test Planning
12 25 (11.21%) Performance Testing
13 23 (10.31%) Non-Functional Testing
14 22 (9.87%) Waterfall
15 19 (8.52%) Unit Testing
16 16 (7.17%) Test Strategy
17 15 (6.73%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (30.49%) SQL
2 30 (13.45%) Java
3 21 (9.42%) C#
4 18 (8.07%) C++
5 13 (5.83%) Python
6 9 (4.04%) C
7 7 (3.14%) VB
7 7 (3.14%) VBA
8 6 (2.69%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.24%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.24%) Fortran
9 5 (2.24%) Perl
9 5 (2.24%) PHP
9 5 (2.24%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.24%) Ruby
10 4 (1.79%) Scala
11 2 (0.90%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.45%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (26.01%) ISEB
2 45 (20.18%) ISTQB
3 37 (16.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (8.07%) Degree
5 12 (5.38%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (3.14%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.35%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (36.32%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) SDET
Systems Management
1 16 (7.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (16.59%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.83%) HP
2 13 (5.83%) Oracle
3 5 (2.24%) MKS
4 4 (1.79%) SAP
4 4 (1.79%) Serena
5 3 (1.35%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.90%) hybris
7 1 (0.45%) Fujitsu
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