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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 145 107 154
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +47
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 95 120 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.52% 2.24% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 2.68% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 76 101 51
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,150 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
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
5452 4473 4137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.36% 83.65% 84.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4290 3730 3431
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,530
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 29 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
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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 -28 25 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Warwickshire -14 19 £35,000 +3.70% 2
Staffordshire +15 18 £34,000 +19.08% 3
Shropshire -3 9 £27,500 -29.48% 2
Solihull +4 7 £33,500 -10.66% 1
Coventry +1 7 £42,500 - 1
Worcestershire -2 5 £33,750 +12.50%
Wolverhampton +1 3 - - 1
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 77 (46.11%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (39.52%) Software Testing
3 64 (38.32%) QA
4 51 (30.54%) ISTQB
5 49 (29.34%) User Acceptance Testing
6 43 (25.75%) ISEB
6 43 (25.75%) SQL
7 42 (25.15%) Automated Testing
8 41 (24.55%) Test Management
9 34 (20.36%) Finance
10 33 (19.76%) JIRA
11 29 (17.37%) Java
11 29 (17.37%) Defect Management
12 28 (16.77%) Test Planning
12 28 (16.77%) Microsoft
13 27 (16.17%) Selenium
13 27 (16.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 25 (14.97%) Functional Testing
15 23 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
16 22 (13.17%) Scrum
16 22 (13.17%) Test Automation
17 21 (12.57%) Test Strategy
17 21 (12.57%) SDLC
18 20 (11.98%) HTML
18 20 (11.98%) .NET
19 18 (10.78%) HP Quality Center
19 18 (10.78%) Non-Functional Testing
20 17 (10.18%) C#
21 16 (9.58%) Regression Testing
21 16 (9.58%) Waterfall

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 6 (3.59%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.80%) Node.js
3 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (8.38%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.19%) MS Office
3 4 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.40%) MS Project
4 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.60%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.80%) SaaS
2 2 (1.20%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.79%) Firewall
2 4 (2.40%) HTTP
3 2 (1.20%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.60%) ATM
4 1 (0.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.39%) MySQL
3 8 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (4.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.59%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (3.59%) Data Mart
4 6 (3.59%) OLAP
4 6 (3.59%) Power BI
4 6 (3.59%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.59%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.59%) Snowflake Schema
4 6 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.59%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.60%) GIS
6 1 (0.60%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 33 (19.76%) JIRA
2 27 (16.17%) Selenium
3 9 (5.39%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.19%) Cucumber
4 7 (4.19%) RSpec
5 6 (3.59%) Ant
5 6 (3.59%) Git (software)
5 6 (3.59%) Hudson
5 6 (3.59%) Mercurial
5 6 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.59%) Visual Studio
5 6 (3.59%) WATIR
6 4 (2.40%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.40%) Zephyr
7 3 (1.80%) Subversion
8 2 (1.20%) Concordion
8 2 (1.20%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.20%) JMeter
8 2 (1.20%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.20%) TestComplete
General
1 34 (20.36%) Finance
2 11 (6.59%) Games
2 11 (6.59%) Marketing
3 9 (5.39%) Retail
4 4 (2.40%) Local Government
5 3 (1.80%) Automotive
6 2 (1.20%) Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 68 (40.72%) Analyst
2 51 (30.54%) Test Analyst
3 40 (23.95%) Tester
4 23 (13.77%) Test Manager
5 21 (12.57%) Software Analyst
6 19 (11.38%) Software Tester
7 16 (9.58%) Software Test Analyst
7 16 (9.58%) Test Leader
8 12 (7.19%) Automation Tester
9 11 (6.59%) QA Analyst
9 11 (6.59%) Test Engineer
10 10 (5.99%) Developer
10 10 (5.99%) QA Test Analyst
10 10 (5.99%) Senior Manager
10 10 (5.99%) Senior Test Manager
10 10 (5.99%) Software Manager
10 10 (5.99%) Software Test Manager
11 8 (4.79%) Applications Support
11 8 (4.79%) Automation Test Analyst
11 8 (4.79%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.98%) .NET
1 20 (11.98%) HTML
2 11 (6.59%) SOAP
3 9 (5.39%) Web Services
4 8 (4.79%) CSS
5 6 (3.59%) MDX
5 6 (3.59%) XML
5 6 (3.59%) XSL
6 5 (2.99%) REST
7 3 (1.80%) Flash
8 2 (1.20%) Apache Flex
8 2 (1.20%) HTML5
8 2 (1.20%) RESTful
9 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.60%) SAP Fiori
9 1 (0.60%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.98%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (8.98%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.79%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.59%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.99%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.20%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.20%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.38%) Windows
2 9 (5.39%) Linux
3 3 (1.80%) Unix
4 2 (1.20%) SUSE
5 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (46.11%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (39.52%) Software Testing
3 49 (29.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 42 (25.15%) Automated Testing
5 41 (24.55%) Test Management
6 29 (17.37%) Defect Management
7 28 (16.77%) Test Planning
8 25 (14.97%) Functional Testing
9 22 (13.17%) Scrum
9 22 (13.17%) Test Automation
10 21 (12.57%) SDLC
10 21 (12.57%) Test Strategy
11 18 (10.78%) Non-Functional Testing
12 16 (9.58%) Automation Testing
12 16 (9.58%) Regression Testing
12 16 (9.58%) Waterfall
13 15 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
14 12 (7.19%) Manual Testing
15 11 (6.59%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (25.75%) SQL
2 29 (17.37%) Java
3 17 (10.18%) C#
4 10 (5.99%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.39%) PHP
6 6 (3.59%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.59%) C++
6 6 (3.59%) Perl
6 6 (3.59%) Ruby
6 6 (3.59%) VB
7 5 (2.99%) C
8 4 (2.40%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.80%) Scala
10 2 (1.20%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.20%) Fortran
10 2 (1.20%) Python
10 2 (1.20%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.60%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 51 (30.54%) ISTQB
2 43 (25.75%) ISEB
3 27 (16.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (9.58%) Degree
5 8 (4.79%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (38.32%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) SLA
Systems Management
1 18 (10.78%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.59%) OpenView
Vendors
1 28 (16.77%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.99%) HP
2 10 (5.99%) MKS
3 7 (4.19%) Oracle
4 4 (2.40%) hybris
5 3 (1.80%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.20%) Fujitsu
6 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.20%) SAP
Brierley Hill, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £29000 per annum + incremental salary + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension and Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Capgemini
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Warwick
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £38602.00 per annum + 40d Hol+Pension+Health/Life
Posted: 25 days ago