Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 121 161
Rank change year-on-year +4 +40 -15
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 67 76 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.82% 1.82% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 2.00% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 62 62 37
Birmingham median annual salary £37,000 £39,500 £32,515
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.33% +21.48% -13.29%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £23,950
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £42,500
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £37,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -5.41% +13.85% -4.41%

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,311 3,796 3,510
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 90.05% 90.77% 86.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,421 2,841 2,903
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.44% -3.53% +6.25%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Birmingham

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Birmingham

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 47 (70.15%) Test Automation
2 28 (41.79%) Selenium
3 25 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (35.82%) QA
5 21 (31.34%) Test Strategy
6 20 (29.85%) Cucumber
7 19 (28.36%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (28.36%) Software Testing
7 19 (28.36%) Scrum
7 19 (28.36%) SQL
8 17 (25.37%) Acceptance Criteria
9 16 (23.88%) XML
10 15 (22.39%) Linux
10 15 (22.39%) Project Management
11 14 (20.90%) PowerShell
11 14 (20.90%) Mobile App
12 13 (19.40%) Waterfall
13 12 (17.91%) Java
14 11 (16.42%) Finance
14 11 (16.42%) WebDriver
15 10 (14.93%) Degree
16 9 (13.43%) Migration
16 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
16 9 (13.43%) ISEB
16 9 (13.43%) E-Commerce
17 8 (11.94%) Defect Management
18 7 (10.45%) HP UFT
19 6 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
19 6 (8.96%) Appium
19 6 (8.96%) Calabash

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.49%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Internet
1 1 (1.49%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.99%) Big Data
3 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.99%) Power BI
3 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (41.79%) Selenium
2 20 (29.85%) Cucumber
3 11 (16.42%) WebDriver
4 7 (10.45%) HP UFT
5 6 (8.96%) Appium
5 6 (8.96%) Calabash
5 6 (8.96%) JIRA
5 6 (8.96%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Retail
3 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.49%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (52.24%) Tester
2 30 (44.78%) Analyst
2 30 (44.78%) Automation Tester
3 23 (34.33%) Test Analyst
4 9 (13.43%) Software Tester
5 8 (11.94%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (11.94%) Senior Test Analyst
5 8 (11.94%) Software Analyst
5 8 (11.94%) Software Test Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) IT Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Applications Support
8 3 (4.48%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Lead Test Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) QA Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) QA Test Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.88%) XML
2 3 (4.48%) Web Services
3 1 (1.49%) EDI
3 1 (1.49%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (28.36%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (20.90%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.48%) Digital Signage
3 3 (4.48%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.48%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.49%) FMCG
4 1 (1.49%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.49%) TRADACOMS
4 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.39%) Linux
2 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (70.15%) Test Automation
2 25 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (31.34%) Test Strategy
4 19 (28.36%) Scrum
4 19 (28.36%) Software Testing
5 17 (25.37%) Acceptance Criteria
6 15 (22.39%) Project Management
7 13 (19.40%) Waterfall
8 9 (13.43%) E-Commerce
8 9 (13.43%) Migration
9 8 (11.94%) Defect Management
10 6 (8.96%) BDD
10 6 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (8.96%) Integration Testing
11 5 (7.46%) Mathematics
11 5 (7.46%) Scenario Testing
12 4 (5.97%) Analytics
12 4 (5.97%) Programme Delivery
12 4 (5.97%) SDLC
12 4 (5.97%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.36%) SQL
2 14 (20.90%) PowerShell
3 12 (17.91%) Java
4 2 (2.99%) C#
5 1 (1.49%) C++
5 1 (1.49%) Perl
5 1 (1.49%) Python
5 1 (1.49%) Ruby
5 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (14.93%) Degree
2 9 (13.43%) ISEB
3 6 (8.96%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (35.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle
2 2 (2.99%) Tableau
3 1 (1.49%) Dell
3 1 (1.49%) IBM
3 1 (1.49%) Remedy