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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 103 137 112
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -25
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 121 55 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.28% 1.12% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 1.39% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 102 48 82
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,350 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average 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
4295 3965 3953
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.79% 80.72% 77.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3585 3288 3307
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(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
Birmingham +8 40 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Warwickshire +15 27 £33,750 +12.50% 2
Solihull +13 18 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Staffordshire +7 13 £28,550 -1.55% 4
Coventry -26 8 £42,500 +38.21% 1
Walsall - 8 £35,750 -
Wolverhampton - 5 £37,500 -
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £27,500 - 1
Worcestershire -2 2 £30,000 -4.76%
Dudley -10 1 £32,500 +8.33%
Shropshire - 1 £39,000 - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 84 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (38.54%) QA
3 73 (35.61%) ISEB
4 60 (29.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 50 (24.39%) Software Testing
6 47 (22.93%) SQL
7 45 (21.95%) Finance
7 45 (21.95%) ISTQB
8 32 (15.61%) Selenium
8 32 (15.61%) Regression Testing
9 31 (15.12%) JIRA
10 29 (14.15%) .NET
11 27 (13.17%) Manual Testing
12 26 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
13 25 (12.20%) SQL Server
14 24 (11.71%) Automated Testing
15 23 (11.22%) Test Automation
15 23 (11.22%) Scrum
16 22 (10.73%) Performance Testing
17 21 (10.24%) Degree
17 21 (10.24%) Windows
18 20 (9.76%) Automation Testing
18 20 (9.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 19 (9.27%) JavaScript
19 19 (9.27%) Microsoft
19 19 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
20 17 (8.29%) Java
21 16 (7.80%) Test Strategy
22 15 (7.32%) Time Management
22 15 (7.32%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (1.46%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.49%) Facebook Platform
2 1 (0.49%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.41%) MS Office
3 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (4.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.95%) ResourceLink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (2.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (2.44%) MySQL
5 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.49%) Redis
5 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (15.61%) Selenium
2 31 (15.12%) JIRA
3 11 (5.37%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (4.88%) Subversion
5 9 (4.39%) Bugzilla
5 9 (4.39%) LoadRunner
6 7 (3.41%) JUnit
6 7 (3.41%) WebDriver
7 6 (2.93%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.95%) Git (software)
8 4 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.95%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.95%) Robotium
8 4 (1.95%) Calabash
8 4 (1.95%) Appium
9 3 (1.46%) Ranorex
9 3 (1.46%) JMeter
9 3 (1.46%) MSTest
9 3 (1.46%) FitNesse
10 2 (0.98%) NUnit
General
1 45 (21.95%) Finance
2 11 (5.37%) Billing
3 9 (4.39%) Retail
4 7 (3.41%) Banking
5 6 (2.93%) Automotive
6 4 (1.95%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.46%) Back Office
7 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.46%) Games
8 2 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 109 (53.17%) Analyst
2 67 (32.68%) Test Analyst
3 53 (25.85%) Tester
4 29 (14.15%) Software Tester
5 17 (8.29%) Business Analyst
6 16 (7.80%) Consultant
7 15 (7.32%) QA Analyst
8 12 (5.85%) Test Leader
8 12 (5.85%) Test Manager
9 10 (4.88%) Junior
9 10 (4.88%) Test Engineer
10 8 (3.90%) Junior Analyst
10 8 (3.90%) QA Tester
11 7 (3.41%) CRM Consultant
11 7 (3.41%) Web Tester
11 7 (3.41%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.41%) QA Leader
12 6 (2.93%) UAT Analyst
12 6 (2.93%) Software Test Analyst
13 5 (2.44%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.15%) .NET
2 7 (3.41%) HTML
2 7 (3.41%) Web Services
2 7 (3.41%) XML
3 6 (2.93%) .NET Framework
4 5 (2.44%) CSS
5 4 (1.95%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.98%) WinForms
7 1 (0.49%) Ajax
7 1 (0.49%) JSON
7 1 (0.49%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.49%) HTML5
7 1 (0.49%) REST
7 1 (0.49%) Flash
7 1 (0.49%) EDI
7 1 (0.49%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.39%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.95%) Open Source
5 4 (1.95%) User Experience
6 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.98%) Statistics
8 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.24%) Windows
2 7 (3.41%) Linux
3 6 (2.93%) Android
4 4 (1.95%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.98%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.98%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.98%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (29.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 50 (24.39%) Software Testing
4 32 (15.61%) Regression Testing
5 27 (13.17%) Manual Testing
6 24 (11.71%) Automated Testing
7 23 (11.22%) Scrum
7 23 (11.22%) Test Automation
8 22 (10.73%) Performance Testing
9 20 (9.76%) Automation Testing
10 19 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (7.80%) Test Strategy
12 15 (7.32%) Project Management
12 15 (7.32%) Time Management
13 14 (6.83%) Integration Testing
14 12 (5.85%) System Testing
14 12 (5.85%) Waterfall
14 12 (5.85%) E-Commerce
15 10 (4.88%) CRM
15 10 (4.88%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (22.93%) SQL
2 19 (9.27%) JavaScript
3 17 (8.29%) Java
4 13 (6.34%) C#
5 10 (4.88%) C++
5 10 (4.88%) C
6 3 (1.46%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.46%) VB
6 3 (1.46%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.46%) Fortran
7 2 (0.98%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.49%) VB6
8 1 (0.49%) VBScript
8 1 (0.49%) PHP
8 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (35.61%) ISEB
2 45 (21.95%) ISTQB
3 21 (10.24%) Degree
4 20 (9.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.44%) HND
6 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.49%) HNC
7 1 (0.49%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (38.54%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) FATCA
2 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.49%) SLA
2 1 (0.49%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 11 (5.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (9.27%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.39%) SAP
3 8 (3.90%) HP
4 4 (1.95%) Pegasus
4 4 (1.95%) Sage
4 4 (1.95%) Symbian
4 4 (1.95%) Oracle
4 4 (1.95%) Northgate
5 1 (0.49%) Capita
5 1 (0.49%) Fujitsu
5 1 (0.49%) RedPrairie
5 1 (0.49%) Facebook
5 1 (0.49%) Oneserve
5 1 (0.49%) webMethods
5 1 (0.49%) MKS
5 1 (0.49%) Kronos
5 1 (0.49%) Software AG
5 1 (0.49%) JDA
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28550 per annum + training and excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £24000.00 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28550 per annum + training and excellent package
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £44000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Ludlow
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £2000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 per year
Posted: 23 days ago