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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 124 109 97
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 90 105 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.64% 1.90% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 2.46% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83 101 89
Average salary £34,000 £33,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
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
4194 4272 3582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 76.63% 77.31% 74.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3474 3621 3024
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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 -15 34 £30,000 -10.44% 2
Coventry +8 15 £27,250 -43.43% 1
Warwickshire +15 12 £37,500 -6.25%
Staffordshire +2 12 £35,000 +7.69%
Dudley - 4 £30,000 -
Worcestershire -1 1 - -
Solihull -20 1 £35,000 +9.37%
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 78 (49.06%) SQL
2 68 (42.77%) ISEB
3 52 (32.70%) Finance
4 41 (25.79%) Automated Testing
5 38 (23.90%) QA
6 37 (23.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 36 (22.64%) Software Testing
8 33 (20.75%) Manual Testing
8 33 (20.75%) .NET
9 31 (19.50%) Oracle
10 27 (16.98%) Windows
11 25 (15.72%) Java
11 25 (15.72%) Microsoft
11 25 (15.72%) HP
11 25 (15.72%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (14.47%) SQL Server
12 23 (14.47%) Degree
13 21 (13.21%) HTML
13 21 (13.21%) UNIX
13 21 (13.21%) Quality Management
14 19 (11.95%) System Testing
15 17 (10.69%) HP Quality Center
15 17 (10.69%) Web Services
15 17 (10.69%) E-Commerce
16 15 (9.43%) ERP
16 15 (9.43%) MS Excel
16 15 (9.43%) ISTQB
17 14 (8.81%) Regression Testing
18 13 (8.18%) Validation
18 13 (8.18%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 9 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.77%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (1.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (4.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.77%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (3.77%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 5 (3.14%) Servitor
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.77%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.92%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (6.92%) Oracle Database
2 11 (6.92%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.77%) Oracle Discoverer
4 5 (3.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.52%) IBM InfoSphere
6 3 (1.89%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 3 (1.89%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.63%) MS Access
7 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.63%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (8.18%) Selenium
2 10 (6.29%) Visual Studio
2 10 (6.29%) WebDriver
3 9 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (5.03%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (3.14%) MSTest
6 4 (2.52%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.52%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.52%) JIRA
7 3 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.26%) jMock
8 2 (1.26%) JUnit
8 2 (1.26%) JMeter
8 2 (1.26%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.26%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.26%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.63%) Hudson
9 1 (0.63%) ClearQuest
General
1 52 (32.70%) Finance
2 13 (8.18%) Retail
3 9 (5.66%) Back Office
4 8 (5.03%) Banking
5 5 (3.14%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.52%) Games
7 2 (1.26%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.26%) Local Government
8 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Advertising
8 1 (0.63%) Billing
Job Titles
1 78 (49.06%) Analyst
2 68 (42.77%) Test Analyst
3 41 (25.79%) Tester
4 19 (11.95%) Software Test Analyst
5 15 (9.43%) Systems Test Analyst
5 15 (9.43%) Systems Analyst
6 12 (7.55%) Systems Tester
7 11 (6.92%) Test Leader
8 10 (6.29%) QA Engineer
8 10 (6.29%) Developer
9 8 (5.03%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (5.03%) Business Analyst
10 7 (4.40%) Consultant
10 7 (4.40%) Test Team Leader
10 7 (4.40%) Software Tester
10 7 (4.40%) Team Leader
10 7 (4.40%) QA Tester
11 6 (3.77%) Oracle Consultant
11 6 (3.77%) Senior Test Analyst
11 6 (3.77%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (20.75%) .NET
2 21 (13.21%) HTML
3 17 (10.69%) Web Services
4 12 (7.55%) XML
5 7 (4.40%) WCF
6 6 (3.77%) CSS
7 5 (3.14%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.52%) SOAP
9 3 (1.89%) OpenGL
9 3 (1.89%) DirectX
9 3 (1.89%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.89%) Spring
10 2 (1.26%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.26%) Middleware
10 2 (1.26%) REST
10 2 (1.26%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.26%) JMS
10 2 (1.26%) J2EE
11 1 (0.63%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.66%) E-Learning
1 9 (5.66%) Learning Management System
2 4 (2.52%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.52%) Mathematics
2 4 (2.52%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.89%) Physics
3 3 (1.89%) Open Source
3 3 (1.89%) EPoS
3 3 (1.89%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.26%) iPad
4 2 (1.26%) iPhone
4 2 (1.26%) AS400
4 2 (1.26%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.98%) Windows
2 21 (13.21%) UNIX
3 6 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.26%) Linux
5 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.79%) Automated Testing
2 37 (23.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 36 (22.64%) Software Testing
4 33 (20.75%) Manual Testing
5 25 (15.72%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (13.21%) Quality Management
7 19 (11.95%) System Testing
8 17 (10.69%) E-Commerce
9 15 (9.43%) ERP
10 14 (8.81%) Regression Testing
11 13 (8.18%) Validation
11 13 (8.18%) Requirements Analysis
11 13 (8.18%) Business Analysis
11 13 (8.18%) Integration Testing
12 12 (7.55%) QMS
12 12 (7.55%) Automation Testing
12 12 (7.55%) Project Management
13 11 (6.92%) Unit Testing
13 11 (6.92%) Workflow
13 11 (6.92%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 78 (49.06%) SQL
2 25 (15.72%) Java
3 13 (8.18%) C#
3 13 (8.18%) VB
4 9 (5.66%) PL/SQL
5 7 (4.40%) PHP
6 6 (3.77%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.52%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.89%) C++
9 2 (1.26%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.63%) VBScript
10 1 (0.63%) C
Qualifications
1 68 (42.77%) ISEB
2 23 (14.47%) Degree
3 15 (9.43%) ISTQB
4 11 (6.92%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.92%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (23.90%) QA
2 2 (1.26%) SLA
Systems Management
1 17 (10.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (19.50%) Oracle
2 25 (15.72%) Microsoft
2 25 (15.72%) HP
3 10 (6.29%) SAP
4 5 (3.14%) IBM
5 4 (2.52%) Netezza
5 4 (2.52%) Cognos
6 2 (1.26%) Citrix
6 2 (1.26%) Apple
6 2 (1.26%) Capita
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