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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 153 132 124
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 73 83 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.25% 1.54% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.93% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 60 71 90
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £22,500 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
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
4961 4291 4375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.72% 79.46% 78.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4009 3565 3688
Average salary £42,500 £41,405 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.64% +3.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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 -8 27 £32,500 -4.41% 2
Coventry -16 14 £37,500 +19.04% 2
Staffordshire +3 9 £25,000 -23.07%
Warwickshire -19 8 £32,500 -12.16% 3
Wolverhampton - 7 £37,500 - 1
Worcestershire 0 5 £23,000 -
Solihull +18 3 £37,500 +7.14%
Walsall - 2 £37,500 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £27,500 -
Test Scripting
England

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 74 (38.54%) QA
2 73 (38.02%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (36.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 69 (35.94%) ISEB
5 49 (25.52%) SQL
6 46 (23.96%) Software Testing
7 45 (23.44%) ISTQB
8 40 (20.83%) Automated Testing
9 34 (17.71%) Microsoft
10 33 (17.19%) Finance
11 31 (16.15%) Regression Testing
12 30 (15.63%) .NET
13 29 (15.10%) Manual Testing
14 27 (14.06%) JIRA
14 27 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
15 26 (13.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 25 (13.02%) Selenium
17 23 (11.98%) SQL Server
17 23 (11.98%) Windows
17 23 (11.98%) MS Excel
18 22 (11.46%) JavaScript
19 21 (10.94%) Scrum
19 21 (10.94%) Integration Testing
20 20 (10.42%) Performance Testing
20 20 (10.42%) Degree
20 20 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
20 20 (10.42%) HP UFT
21 19 (9.90%) HTML
22 18 (9.38%) Automation Testing
23 17 (8.85%) Mobile App

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (2.08%) IIS
2 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (11.98%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.81%) MS Office
3 4 (2.08%) MS Project
4 3 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.52%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (3.65%) ResourceLink
2 6 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.69%) Internet
2 1 (0.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.98%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.04%) MS Access
4 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (14.06%) JIRA
2 25 (13.02%) Selenium
3 20 (10.42%) HP UFT
4 14 (7.29%) Bugzilla
5 8 (4.17%) Subversion
5 8 (4.17%) LoadRunner
6 7 (3.65%) Git (software)
6 7 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.60%) FitNesse
7 5 (2.60%) Ranorex
8 4 (2.08%) JMeter
9 3 (1.56%) SilkPerformer
9 3 (1.56%) Robotium
9 3 (1.56%) Appium
9 3 (1.56%) Calabash
10 2 (1.04%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.04%) Hudson
10 2 (1.04%) QADirector
10 2 (1.04%) JUnit
10 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (17.19%) Finance
2 10 (5.21%) Billing
3 7 (3.65%) Retail
4 5 (2.60%) Games
4 5 (2.60%) Banking
5 4 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Automotive
7 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 98 (51.04%) Analyst
2 63 (32.81%) Test Analyst
3 47 (24.48%) Tester
4 22 (11.46%) Software Tester
5 14 (7.29%) Test Engineer
6 13 (6.77%) Test Leader
7 12 (6.25%) QA Analyst
7 12 (6.25%) Business Analyst
8 11 (5.73%) Test Manager
9 10 (5.21%) Junior
10 9 (4.69%) Support Analyst
10 9 (4.69%) QA Tester
10 9 (4.69%) Junior Analyst
11 7 (3.65%) Developer
12 6 (3.13%) Web Tester
12 6 (3.13%) QA Leader
12 6 (3.13%) Junior Test Analyst
12 6 (3.13%) Automated Test Analyst
13 5 (2.60%) Software Test Analyst
13 5 (2.60%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.63%) .NET
2 19 (9.90%) HTML
3 12 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 11 (5.73%) CSS
5 7 (3.65%) XML
5 7 (3.65%) jQuery
6 6 (3.13%) Web Services
7 4 (2.08%) Flash
7 4 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (2.08%) Backbone.js
7 4 (2.08%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (2.08%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.52%) HTML5
8 1 (0.52%) WinForms
8 1 (0.52%) Ajax
8 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.52%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.52%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.85%) Mobile App
3 13 (6.77%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.69%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.65%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.60%) AS400
7 4 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.04%) User Experience
8 2 (1.04%) Mobile Games
9 1 (0.52%) Statistics
9 1 (0.52%) GIS
9 1 (0.52%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.98%) Windows
2 6 (3.13%) Linux
3 3 (1.56%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.04%) UNIX
4 2 (1.04%) Android
4 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (38.02%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (36.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 46 (23.96%) Software Testing
4 40 (20.83%) Automated Testing
5 31 (16.15%) Regression Testing
6 29 (15.10%) Manual Testing
7 21 (10.94%) Integration Testing
7 21 (10.94%) Scrum
8 20 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (10.42%) Performance Testing
9 18 (9.38%) Automation Testing
10 17 (8.85%) SDLC
10 17 (8.85%) System Testing
11 16 (8.33%) Test Automation
11 16 (8.33%) Test Management
12 14 (7.29%) Unit Testing
13 13 (6.77%) Time Management
13 13 (6.77%) Project Management
14 11 (5.73%) User Stories
15 10 (5.21%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (25.52%) SQL
2 22 (11.46%) JavaScript
3 17 (8.85%) C#
4 11 (5.73%) Java
5 10 (5.21%) C
6 9 (4.69%) C++
7 4 (2.08%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.56%) Fortran
8 3 (1.56%) VB
9 2 (1.04%) VBA
9 2 (1.04%) PHP
9 2 (1.04%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.52%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 69 (35.94%) ISEB
2 45 (23.44%) ISTQB
3 26 (13.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (10.42%) Degree
5 7 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.60%) HND
7 3 (1.56%) HNC
7 3 (1.56%) NVQ Level 4
7 3 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (38.54%) QA
2 3 (1.56%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.52%) SLA
3 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.52%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 8 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (17.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.73%) SAP
3 7 (3.65%) HP
3 7 (3.65%) Oracle
3 7 (3.65%) Sage
4 6 (3.13%) Northgate
4 6 (3.13%) Pegasus
5 4 (2.08%) Rackspace
6 3 (1.56%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.04%) JDA
7 2 (1.04%) Kronos
7 2 (1.04%) RedPrairie
7 2 (1.04%) Oneserve
8 1 (0.52%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.52%) Software AG
8 1 (0.52%) IBM
8 1 (0.52%) hybris
8 1 (0.52%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.52%) webMethods
Rugby, Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £3000 - £40000 per annum + pension, bonus, PMI
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Scott Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £24197.00 per annum + 40d Hol+final sal pen+Health
Posted: 21 days ago